While we were in Utah we went to a BYU basketball game. Apparently they have some pretty good players this year. Especially this one guy who can shoot and hit a lot of three pointers. Adam and I don't watch a whole lot of sports so it was great for Xander to go to a sporting event.
Here he is with Aunt Beth and Grammy.
Here he is with the boys-Grandpa, Uncle Joe and Uncle Jon
I thought that after having a baby my body would kind of just get back into shape. I was in pretty good shape before I had Xander, I tried to stay active and eat well and I didn't give into my cravings. When I left the hospital I was SHOCKED to see that I couldn't fit into my skinny jeans. WHAT?!?! I still had a pooch and flab. I did not sign up for that!
At 2 months after I had Xander I was still not happy with my body. I just looked kind of dumpy.
Enter the contest!
Adam and I decided to enter into a contest with each other to see who could lose the highest percentage of body weight. We kept tracks of the calories we ate and then did an exercise program called P90X to get in shape. At the end of the 12 weeks I ended up losing 8.1% of my body weight and Adam ended up winning with a loss of 11.3% of his body weight.
As awesome as it was to lose the weight it feels even better to be active and in shape.
When we were little my mom and dad had a FHE (that's Family Home Evening, a night we put aside to spend time together as a family) about the Temple. The temple is such a special place to go as a family to ponder, pray and learn.
At that FHE, 19 years ago, we made a goal to be together in temple as a family in 2010. We colored a picture and put the year-2010-on it and hung it in the living room. Everywhere we lived we would have that picture. 19 YEARS!!!!
Enter January 2011. Jon, my youngest brother, is going on a mission. Before he left we were able to fulfill that goal of being together as a family in the temple. My older brother flew in from Virginia and I flew in from San Diego. It was the most amazing thing to be altogether there as a family.
I feel incredibly blessed to have such a precious family that I am a part of. They are supportive, kind, loving and all of them are my friends.
Adam and I met in 2003 in "Savior of the World". Since we were both in the cast, we were not allowed to date. We were very much interested in each other so the day after it ended, we had our first date. We really haven't been apart since. It's pretty much the best thing EVER!