Alexia's note for today:

Alexia says:

Whoo Hoo Cowboys in Texas! not the football cowboys, the real ones





Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Yearly Goals

First of all, thank you for all the birthday wishes last week. I had a good birthday and was touched by all of the cards and wishes. I have truly great family and friends and I am so blessed.

So many of you that know me know that I DO NOT LIKE to set New Years goals. Nobody ever seems to keep their New Years goals. I do, however, like to set a goal ever year around my birthday. I was not going to do that this year, but I realized that I do have 2 goals that I want to accomplish before the BIG 3-0!
1. Get to a healthy BMI. I have set goals in the past to loos weight or conform to a "certain size" and all that has taught me is that my body does not get to a "certain size". This year I want to have a healthy BMI. I am going walking more including walking during my lunch break every day for 30 minutes (I usually read of talk with friends, but maybe I can encourage some of the ladies in the surrounding offices to walk with me. Hint, hint) I am also going to be more conscientious about what I eat.
2. Read Jesus the Christ by James E. Talmage. If any of you have read this I commend you. I have been working on it for 2 weeks now and have finished 20 whole pages! Yeah Me! (The advise to keep scriptures and a dictionary nearby was great advise. Thank you to everyone who mentioned that.)
Those are my goals. Ask me how I am doing!

For those of you who read the blog for pictures of Alexia (and I know your out there, so don't try to fake it), here you go:







Friday, May 15, 2009

Swimming

Here is Alexia at swimming. She is getting to be quite the little swimmer and is very excited about going to the pool with the BASP this summer.

Before Class:




During Class:



Playing After Class:






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Mommy's Favorite- Early bedtime because she is worn out!



Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Alexia's 1st Grade Preformance

The Penn 1st graders had there music performance last week. Here are some fun clips and pictures:











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Friday, May 1, 2009

We Have Not Fallen Off the Face of the Earth

Here is a rundown of the past couple weeks at the Watson household:

Easter was really fun. Alexia colored eggs and showed Daddy every single one. She was so proud of all her work.

After not feeling well for so many weeks, I have gone on a cleaning spree. I feel like I need to get all the spring cleaning done so I have been going through drawers, toys, clothes, ect. Alexia has been helping me get "all the dusty, cruddy corners" (as she likes to call them because she knows how much it bugs me). Having someone tell you how gross everything is while you clean really makes you feel like you haven't kept things very clean. After she finished a job she tells me that it's "Super Dooper Clean" (compared to my "Little Bit Super Dooper Clean). She even told me she "spit cleaned" her room. Yeah!

Brian and I have both been working a lot. He is back into graduation and wedding season. I am just happy that we both have full time work. I have put in some job applications around town. (If my boss is reading this, you know it's just that I am sick of working with "alleged criminals" everyday. It's nothing against you!) I am hesitant to leave Dean's office because who knows when or if more layoffs might happen but I have faith that the Lord will lead me in the right direction. If there is anyone in or around the Iowa City area who needs a good administrative assistant, call me!

I have started reading the book, Jesus the Christ. I am really excited to read this and so far I have only had to get the dictionary out once.

We have dandelions all over our yard, so this weekends project is to do some major yard work. We have had so many weekends of rain, it will be nice to have a sunny weekend to get things done.

TTFN.

Thank you and we love you

It has been a roller coaster of emotions the past couple of weeks. Thank you to all of our friends and family who have been so supportive since my miscarriage. We love you all and I cannot express how grateful I am to have so many supportive people in our lives.