Well, I suppose I'd better start this post off by admitting that I'm wrong. No, I'm not saying that I've decided to caucus for anyone other than my fave candidate of all time ever (and I'm pretty sure we all know who THAT is) on Saturday.
No-sirree-bob-newhart, folks, this particular item of interest has to do with my fetus whispering abilities. I was 1 million percent sure our friends Jay and Nanci were having a girl. Lo and behold last Thursday the ultrasound machine proved my theory completely and utterly wrong. They are indeed having a boy, and while I couldn't be happier for them, that means I've missed two babies' genders out of ten so far. Not too shabby but I was pretty sure 'bout this one, so I'm undoubtedly going to start second-guessing myself now. Nah, my fetal intuition is still pretty keen.
We are having a great month here at Casa de Vrbi. So far in 2008, Amy and I have lost more than 35 pounds together. I'm amazed at how well Amy is doing on her weight loss crusade. She is so determined and doing so well. I, myself, am doing much better too but I need to start doing a bit more exercise. If you want to catch up on how she's doing (more than 19 pounds down), check out her blog at http://www.daveandamychallenge2.blogspot.com/. I'm not really sure why it's called DAVE and Amy Challenge, since I have yet to blog, but you gotta check out her commitment to this healthful way of life.
And since the first of the year, I can count on one hand how many times we've eaten out. Thanks to Granny Janny's awesome cookbook gift for Christmas, we've had the best low-cal and low-fat meals of all time. And you have to know that if we're eating at home and liking it, it's good food. We likey the food. What can I say?
Before 2008 started, we started with a brand new approach. We are constantly telling ourselves that this is OUR year. Obvs that's working for us so far. So far so good!
This month promises to be a busy one for us, as I have two volleyball tournaments this weekend as well as the all-important caucus on Saturday. (Not sure how that'll work but my team knows I have to leave in the afternoon for a while. I had to promise not to caucus for Hillary for one of my teamies in order to get off the hook, but that was a pretty easy promise to make.)
Next week is Valentine's Day and Jack's Grammy Tami will be here for a couple days spending time with him since Daycare Laurie will be gone for a wedding. That weekend we're heading back for a mini celebration for my parents' 35th Wedding Anniversary, then we'll follow the next weekend up with a party for Amy's 3oth birthday. And of course you're ALL welcome to come down and help us celebrate. It'll be quite a good time. No plans set in stone, but something WILL happen that weekend for her birthday. The following weekend is state basketball and Broncos-willing we'll be heading that way again (hopefully minus the blizzard we encountered on last year's trip).
Jack is growing up far too fast. He's recently started talking a lot more, but there's still a bit of concern because we have Talkie McSpeechteacher in the house. I'm not worried, since there's an enormous window on when they are supposed to be talking and he does have A LOT of words. That, and he's taken to signing very well. He currently does signs for: LOVE, BABY, MORE, ALL DONE, SHHH! (the cutest one ev), BATH, EAT, and a couple of others I can't for the life of me remember right now at 10:40 p.m.
I recently re-did our bedroom floor and we repainted in there. Our bedrooom looks insanely great right now after painting, getting curtains and rearranging for a more inviting ambience. Quite romantic now...okay, let's not go there...this is, after all, a family blog...
If we ever have a spare moment, we'll complete the front room, which will likely become Jack's room when Baby Two joins us (NOTHING to announce, folks, we're getting in shape first) and tile the kitchen. Our house will look nothing the same after all that. It looks better every week, actually. And I don't remember thinking it looked bad before. Okay, maybe a lil'...
We've officially been cable-free for a month now and it's honestly not even an issue. We did get a couple of antennas so we can catch local news and weather, but we find we have a lot more time for each other this way.
Well, I don't think I have much more to add right now, so I'm gonna turn in. I have about three vids to post in the next couple of days, so stay tuned. I ended up taking down the political poll cuz it had Romney on it and he's gone now. Goes to show how much I know about the Republican party and their frontrunners I guess. And instead of revamping it and doing it over, I thought I'd just scrap it. I'll repost one soon.
I did try to make it over to hear Chelsea Clinton across town tonight but by the time I got there after work it was too late. Everyone was leaving. Shucks. Would have actually liked to have met her or at least heard her speak. It's not everyday a former first daughter and possibly future first daughter (eek) comes to your little village, huh?
Hope your Lenten seasons are going well and all your resolutions are still intact! Take care!