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Friday, September 18, 2009

Thursday's Thoughts....Ha! Ha!

So on Wednesday I was having a "I'm bored with my blog" moment and decided to take an adventure and try to organize every day by theme - my thoughts are totally not going to happen. So, in saying that I'm going back to my old ways. I am going to try to show more of our crafts and "school" type of activities and plan to use the tot school blog to assist in this - it really is a cool blog. I am going to weigh in on Wednesday's and continue to give tips, etc. This helps keep me accountable and hopefully will help others along the way. There you have it - I am crazy! Those of you who know me in real life know that and know my big aspirations, at least reality hit rather quickly yesterday - won't give you a play by play, but it was a stressful day!!

In great news - Chris starts vacation today after he gets off of work - YEAH! We are going to take the girls to Hot Springs for the night - thought that would be fun. Kate has never stayed in a hotel. Tuesday after bible study we are heading back to OK! We are so excited.

Hope everyone has a great weekend! I'll see you next week, not so scheduled : )

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Blog Business

There are two parts to my bloggy business today. First if you notice I have added some new blogs to my list. If you have been added and would rather not be listed publicly, email me or leave me a comment and I'll remove you. Also if you are a reader and I do not know about you!!! - leave me a comment and I will add your blog to my list - I would love to keep up with if you are keeping up with me!

The second part of my bloggy business is something new I am going to try - hopefully I'll have time to do this and keep it up. I've been thinking lately of ways I can keep family up to date on the Robertson happenings, provide an outlet for myself to write what's on my mind and have fun on my blog. I love blogging and it really does help me stay sane, especially now with Chris gone so much. So, I have decided to have a theme for each day of the week. Here it goes.

  • On My Mind Monday
  • Tot School Tuesday
  • Weigh in Wednesday
  • Thursday's Thoughts
  • Family Friday

On My Mind Monday - Here you will find things that have been circling in my mind - maybe for the day, weeks or months.

Tot School Tuesday - If you notice I added a link titled Tot School. A friend of mine introduced me to this blog - really cool - check it out here. I am going to try and incorporate some of her ideas and some of my own and blog about what Kate has done over the week on Tuesday's.

Weigh in Wednesday - Exactly how it sounds. So if you've recently joined me you can read about my weightloss struggles, etc. here. Addison was born on June 22 and I weighed in at 177 - I gained 35 pounds with her pregnancy. I lost 15 pounds without doing a thing, but I have 20 pounds to get back to pre-pregnancy weight. Every Wednesday morning I will step on the scale and keep track of my progress on my blog. I will also try to give tips, healthy recipes, etc. that I have learned along the way. I have not started exercising yet, but plan and will today. I am not much of a dieter - doesn't work well for me, but I always try to be mindful of what goes in my mouth!!! If this is a journey you want to take along with me, make Wednesday your weigh in day and post your success on my comments. You do not have to be as bold as me and post numbers, but you can always brag on how much you've lost - I want to celebrate with you, it is a TOUGH journey!

Thursday's Thoughts - Thursday's will be another opportunity for me to post my thoughts. Always expect something random!

Family Friday - Friday's are the days for grandparents, family and friends who want to know what cuteness Kate and Addison have been up to. I will post pictures and give you a recap of our week.

I am going to try this system and see how it works. I am excited to have a format - I thrive on a schedule (although I still have yet to get a real good one at home - ha! ha!). Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

So excited.... bible study!

Anxious and nervous I headed off to bible study to make friends, oh yeah that's right and to grow in my relationship with Jesus : ) - just kidding with the sarcasm - it's for both.

Addison screamed the entire way - I have decided some baby's are just not always happy. She's one extreme or the other and lately it's been tears ALOT - but I'm embracing it!! Honestly I feel sorry for her - tummy issues prevail! Kate just loves church and every opportunity to go, so she was excited.

The church is offering four different studies, one is geared towards moms and is titled Mom To Mom - based off of Titus 2. Anyway, I am so excited - lots of girls from Sunday School attended and the lady who is leading is my senior by 40 years or more - isn't that great - so much wisdom. This is not just any old bible study - here is the layout.

We have two separate books we are going through. When we study Apples of Gold (once per month) - we will be meeting in older lady's houses where they will teach us things (cooking, etc.) and then eat an early lunch with them - so neat right. When we study the Mom to Mom book (twice per month) we watch a video and discuss, etc. - very typical bible study format, BUT they have incorporated what is titled Snipits - (hair dresser showing us tricks, photographer teaching how to take good pics, etc.) - how fun!! The last Tuesday of the month we will be going to a Rice Factory (I think that is what she said) to do volunteer/ministry type of work.

So, I am so excited to get this opportunity. I have never been a part of something that incorporated different areas of service. I already feel more a part of what is going on.Just wanted to share!
I challenege/encourage you to get involved in some kind of mom's group - the support is necessary to make it through this blessed, but challenging time of life. I look at my girls and feel so blessed and undeserving.

Monday, September 14, 2009

It's Official

Well, we finally took the plunge on Sunday and joined Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock. This was hard as ever. We LOVE our church family in Jenks, but we know we have to find a place to serve here, so with lots of prayer we felt like this was where God was leading us.

Kate absolutely loves the church. They have an indoor and outdoor play ground, it is a jungle themed pre-school facility with a fish tank and a nice old guy gives out suckers to all the kids when they leave (she calls them sticks). It made our decision so much easier since she loves going to church - only cried the first Sunday.

Addison is taken well care of - yes, I'm the mother that leaves the baby early. She was staying in nursery at like 4 weeks. I figure there are fewer germs in the nursery, she gets held and rocked instead of being toted around in the carrier, and I get a break for a couple of hours. I love how they have things set up. I feel completely comfortable leaving her.

Chris and I have been attending a bible fellowship class with young couples like ourselves. We are still working on forming relationships - that has been much harder this time around. Tomorrow I am starting a bible study for mom's, so that should be great.

Here is a picture of the girls from Sunday. Kate had to wear that jacket to take the dogs out to potty and wouldn't take it off for pictures and the bow was long gone! - oh how I love my 2 year old!! - I really do!!!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Still here!

Cannot believe it has been over a week since I last posted. So much has happened in the Robertson house. As usual I do not have pictures uploaded, but maybe this weekend I'll find a few minutes to do so : )

Chris started an amazing rotation in September - yeah for Developmental Pediatrics. Great hours, no weekends or call - does it get any better - oh yeah, he has a week of vacation coming up at the end of the month. I must say we NEEDED this month to come - August was long and hard, but we made it.

Over Labor Day we decided to head back home and we visited Chris's parents for the weekend. Kate had so much fun playing wit Patience and Rhett (her cousins). Papa took them fishing and Kate caught the first and biggest fish. She also went to see chickens, goats and lots of other fun things. We all got some much needed rest - didn't realize how little rest we have been getting with the apartment noises - which will be over soon!!! We had a lot of fun and I will post some pictures soon.

Addison is getting bigger each day. She is smiling so much now and is very interactive. Being a mommy the second time around has been so much more relaxing for me. I am enjoying the moments as they come instead of always anticipating the next milestone.

Kate is a 2 1/2 year old going on 16. She is full of attitude and spunk. Love her dearly, but there are days that I find myself overwhelmed with parenting - can I get an amen!!

Hope everyone has been well! Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Mother's Day Out

Kate went to Mother's Day Out for the first time today. We called it "school" and she was so excited. I was actually a little sad when I left her this morning - she couldn't wait, but it was a sign my baby is growing up. I feel so blessed to have this option. The church we have been attending and plan to join - Immanuel Baptist Church- provides this service to members and prospective members for $6 for one child or $8 for two on a drop in basis. Not only is it dirt cheap, but they also provide a curriculum. After picking Kate up this afternoon she told me she had lots of fun. I cannot believe how big and grown up she is getting. She has missed all of her friends in Jenks/Tulsa, so hopefully she'll start making some new ones. Here is a picture of her this morning - the best I could get.