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Monday, September 21, 2009

I need a break from my weekend

It is very ironic that coming to work after the weekend is like getting a break from my weekend. Before kids I used to look forward to the weekend and sleeping in and all that jazz. Now my weekends are a little stressful. I have all kinds of errands to run, dishes to clean, laundry to do and this is all while taking care of both girls. So coming to work is almost relaxing to me. Now don't get me wrong, I love love love my girls and I can't wait to spend anytime I can with them, but sometimes I get worn out and I need a break from their crying and demands. I was so worn out on Friday evening that I went to bed at 7:30. Luckily, Jesse was able to stay up with the girls until they went to bed and I could get some sleep.

I did have a fun day on Saturday with the girls and my mom. We went shopping on her side of town. We went out to lunch and then over to Toys R' Us to get some birthday presents for the little girl next door and the Brea's boys who are all having birthday parties in the first weekend of October. I also picked up a few things for the girls. We then headed over to Target for some more household items. The girls were fantastic the whole trip and my mom helped out a bunch. Running errands takes much longer now when you have two babies to get into car seats and into strollers while loading up the car with the items we purchased. I always need a second person with me if I am going to shop with both girls.

Shopping will be much more enjoyable once the weather cools down here in Phoenix. We are still supposed to be in the 100's this next week. I just can't take the heat any more. I want to take the girls on walks in the evening and be outside more, but with that heat, it is impossible. I will be so excited once we finally get a break from the heat. Then we will be loving Arizona when it is in the 60's and 70's while everyone else is freezing in the snow. The winter and spring time makes the summer months bearable.

Lastly, on the diet front, there has been some changes. I am still eating better but I have joined a contest at work to help me stay motivated. My team at work is doing a Biggest Loser contest. We are putting $30 each in the contest pot and the contest kicks off on October 1st and runs through December 1st. I have some larger guys on my team so I don't anticipate winning the contest but I think just being enrolled in the contest will keep me motivated. I hope to see some results in the 9 week contest and it will be a nice challenge to stay motivated during the start to the holiday season and over Thanksgiving.

There is our Prather Family news for now. I hope to get up some more pictures soon when we get a new power cord for our laptop. It quit working over the weekend and Dell is shipping us a new one.


  1. I'm one of those unfortunate souls who'll be freezing in the snow in the coming months. Are you still planning to get over by Eau Claire to meet Leah? I only live an hour away from Leah...could I hang out with you gals, too? I hear ya on the diet stuff. I need to get back on Weight Watchers to lose the rest of the baby weight before we get pregnant again down the road. I like the idea of your work contest...what a great way to stay motivated...when you have to hold yourself accountable for not only yourself but other people as well. I think we need another picture post soon Ames {grin}