Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Can't Sleep!!!

I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve! I'm so excited about this opportunity! I woke up at 4:00 this morning thinking about the surgery and setting my goals. Then I quickly went into thinking about all of the things I have to finish before Christmas.
My biggest problem (any friend can tell you) is that I take on way too much! My big projects of the week --- hand painting cornhole boards for my hubby and making videos for our extended family that we don't get to see much anymore. Ahhhh - this is on top of all the wrapping that still needs to be done. Thank goodness I'm off for the week!
Next week's project --- New Year's Eve Rockin' for the Cure. I am helping throw this first annual event to raise money for Relay for Life. There are fifteen families that have gone in together to throw the event. We are hoping to get 500 people to attend. So next week - I'll be cooking and stuffing swag bags during the week before the actual day of the event which will probably be a blur of activity.
A little about me - I'm a working mother. I'm a systems analyst. I have two very athletic boys - 10 and 7. They play baseball year round - both Little League and USSSA Travel Baseball, they also play football in the fall and basketball in the winter. So needless to say - I spend a lot of time at practices since they are still too young to leave alone. My husband coaches baseball, so he does take care of a lot of that. I am on the board for Chesterfield Little League too --- I like to volunteer!!! =) My husband and I eloped my senior year at Virginia Tech - that was 14 years ago. He is also struggling with his weight. After my second son was born he lost 100 pounds and got all the way down to 177. He kept it off for years, but over the past couple of years he has put a ton back on. I know he doesn't feel well and I'm hoping that this life change for me will benefit both of us.
Happy Hump Day Everyone!


  1. Wow! I'm exhausted just reading about all you have to do! I'm glad that you've got the opportunity to do something to take care of yourself... the surgery. Good luck and I look forward to hearing about your journey!

  2. Goodness lady you are a busy busy mom! I bet you are fabulous! You will HAVE to take it easy after surgery so get all those things out of the way now!

  3. I hope that sleep gets better for you. Boys are so much fun! I had 3.

  4. I hope that your surgery can be the change that your husband needs to get back into shape too! This past year my husband has lost 30 pounds to get down to 176. He looks great! :-) I'm excited for you all!

  5. You ARE a busy lady! I have two daughters the same ages as your sons. My oldest plays soccer nearly year-round and volleyball in the Winter. The youngest does dance and has played basketball, soccer and gymnastics. I spend a lot of time at practice and games.

    Enjoy your holidays and this last bit of time before surgery. In some ways the band changes things, but in many ways it does not. It helps you be the person you WANT to be; the person you were MEANT to be.

  6. wow the relay for life function sounds great...good luck with that, I do it here in NY. Sounds like u are a busy and happy mom and Im sure u are gonna do great with the band. good luck with everything and I look forward to following u