Hey everyone, I hope that your holiday season is going great so far as we are only 3 measley days away from Christmas. We are doing magnificent and have so much to praise God for everyday. My prince (that's Anthony) just celebrated his 28th birthday on December 17th so we have been in Birthday Zone this past week. We celebrated on the 18th by going to Disneyland to enjoy their beautiful Christmas decorations and stopping by California Adventure to learn to draw a disney character in the animation department since my lovely husband is an artist. We came home for dinner and I made Anthony a new recipe I got from Healthy Decadence on Fit Tv. It was Barbecued beef sandwiches and they were SOOOO good.
We had an actual party on the 20th and went to Medieval Times with Anthony's brothers and it was a lot of fun. After dinner we came back to our house for some cake and video games. The boys had a good time together and Anthony was around his best friends, Me and his brothers and that is what I wanted for him. I got him an XBox 360 and some other little gifts and he has really enjoyed that. Having a birthday so close to Christmas can feel cramped but I absolutely try to do it up for him.
Our Christmas plans are different this year and it's an adjustment but I sincerely can't wait for it to happen. Since we are married this year we are spending our first Christmas staying at our home. We are going to have a little Christmas dinner by ourselves and open gifts and watch Christmas movies to our little childless hearts content. This is a year of freedom and couplehood for us and we want to really cherish this time. We are going the day after Christmas to have time with Anthony's family and I won't be seeing my family this holiday season. Traveling is so expensive so my family will get boxes of love from California holding their gifts. I am sad about it but also realize that every year holds new things in our lives and they are adjustments.
Well that is our updates for today and I am going to be posting some pictures later on and doing a new family member of the week! I have a little more time right now as I am on break from school and practicum and really enjoying family time. Come on over to my personal blog later on and read my newest post (I am getting ready to write) and keep us updated on your lives as well.
By the way, no baby news as of yet but we will let you know after we let our families know...when it happens! :) Keep us in your prayers for this season of our lives.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Anthony and I have really been thinking and working on our health lately. We are both significantly overweight and we know that. We both want healthy children and healthy bodies so we have started really supporting each other in that goal. I have a life threatening illness in diabetes and Anthony hasn't seen a doctor in years so we are not in the best position. I have now scheduled Anthony a doctor's appointment and physical and I have begun a meal plan for diabetics wanting to become pregnant. We are both on a very structured meal plan and working our butts off to do what we need to do.
We would appreciate prayers directed our way for this goal as we are both tired of being overweight and unhealthy. This is the beginning of our lives together and we want that life to be happy and healthy! Thanks for stopping in. We will update on this regularly! Hopefully next time we'll have some numbers for you. We aren't afraid to share our weight if it helps others know how serious we are about changing those numbers. If you have any advice for us, spill it! :)
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Ok, so I decided to do a string of posts kind of like my Christmas songs and movie posts but this time it will be our family members. Anthony and I have 5 siblings between the two of us and of course our parents, the siblings significant others, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc... so we thought a great part of our blog would be to let you know our family piece by piece. Today I am going to do a piece of Anthony's family since we have new photos from Thanksgiving. Our first family member to talk about is Paul Lewis, Anthony's little brother. He is the youngest Lewis boy and Anthony and he have a very close relationship. They like playing video games together on the Xbox 360 or Wii and basically do that the whole time they hang out. Paul is dating a girl who he has been with for 3 years or so named Misti and she has a daughter named Hailey who we love so much. Here are a few pictures for your viewing enjoyment!