I hope all of you have had a great week. I took this past week off to get started with school. I realized that this year I’m schooling a preschooler, a 1st grader, a 3rd grader, a 5th grader, a 9th grader and a senior in high school. (My oldest daughter is a junior in college this year.) Yikes.
Anyway, even though I took a break from blogging – don’t think that I wasn’t thinking about what I wanted to share with you, and that I didn’t miss catching up on what’s happening with your weight loss/weight maintenance efforts.
To round out my busy week – yesterday evening we celebrated my birthday. Which one you might ask? Well – let’s just say it’s more than 40. Sadly.
My birthday theme was in celebration of my new iPhone, which I have enjoyed. Here I am sitting at a giant display of my iPhone. The kids made pictures to represent things about me. One child drew a picture of our 12-passenger van, another drew running shoes, my second daughter drew weights and a stop watch and several of the kids drew cooking related things. It made me stop and think how my life is defined. Cooking, family, and healthy living. Not bad.
My hubby made me a delicious lemon cake that I ate a good-sized piece of. Very tasty!
Then the kids, John and I posed for the traditional birthday shot. With nine people – it’s hard to get everyone a) looking at the camera, b) smiling and c) even remotely paying attention!
I opened my presents. I got a little food processor, some make-up, some fancy tea, a subscription to Runner’s World magazine, desk accessories and these really fabulous purple garden boots from John!
I feel so blessed! Not for the material presents, but for my health, my ability to tromp around in the garden without feeling tired, running on occasion and being surrounded by such an amazing family.
Thank you to all my blogging friends for being with me on this journey for the past two and a half years. Diane