Friday, March 15, 2013


a lack thereof.

so, what do i do? follow bikinibody on instagram. i can't figure out if this is a good thing or not. super jealous of these bods. and their swimsuits. but, the motivation may be working. only 93 days until we are laying out in the sun of mexico tanning our 'bikinibody'. haha. is there such thing has 'tankinibody'? i think that may be me.

we've booked our rooms/resort, flights (this weekend) and need to call about exclusivity.
we had pondered the option of buying an exclusive deal for 5 of the 7 nights, or 3 of the 7... but, after a full week's work, i'm thinking i will be drinking more than the $78/day exclusivity cost. so i've just decided that we will be going 7 for 7 on that deal.

vacation. get here already. please.

and, thank you.

Thursday, March 14, 2013


i think about things to blog about about 100 times a day. 
rarely do they ever make it to the tips of my fingers and through the keyboard to a screen, but i do think about these thoughts often. if i had my way i'd be a stay at home mama and spend hours upon hours with the most precious boy and make sure my husband had a clean house and a yummy meal to eat when he got home from work everyday. i'd also blog and workout during naptime. sounds like a perfect life. trust me, i've spent days home with banks before and it's not a scripted day like i just stated, but i'm pretty sure it's a lot better than taking my baby to daycare everyday, the stress of work, picking him up from daycare and worrying about the stress of work the next day. that i can assure you.

what i have realized is that my priorities in life have changed. yes, i knew they probably would and for that matter, they probably should.

for instance, blogging. that used to be a top 5 priority. like i had a deadline. like i was being graded or earning some sort of blogging certificate. don't get be wrong, i love to blog. it's relaxing. it's like my journal.. but then again it's been shoved down to #32564 on the list of priorities.

a lot of times i find myself overwhelmed. i try not to show it, which sometimes i tend to think i'm really good at because I am often asked "how do you balance everything" or "when do you have time for that"? umm... I don't and I don't. those are my two answers.

something else i like about blogging.. rambling.

anyways, i think i'm trying to make two points.

1. prioritize by what makes you happy.
2. it's okay to say no.

if you do these two things your priorities will most likely make sense. 

Friday, March 1, 2013


Apparently it's been busy, because I haven't had the chance to update the blog.

I've started my new job and i'm liking it quite a lot so far. Very busy. Lots of learning, but also lots of opportunity to make my own marketing decisions ( which can be scary!) .  I know this job will be and already has been very rewarding. Right now I'm working on hearspring pediatric services' marketing plan which includes introducing social media, doctor luncheons, and exhibiting at various conferences. If you hear of the CARE walk, PedalFest or Lights On The Lake - those are the events I will be planning. So... Go to them! :) CARE walk is well underway tHis year so I will be taking over the 2014 event. I'm keeping plenty busy, and for the time being I've been home by 5:30 everyday. I'm loving watching the shockers on tv instead of being at the arena 3 hours before game time.

Speaking of work, I've began working out again. Ahhh, it's lovely. Basically, with winter ( getting dark outside before I even get home ) and the time I refuse to give up with banks, there wasn't anytime to hit the gym or run outside. Garrett's Christmas present to me - a legit treadmill - has solved this problem. I can now workout morning or late at night after b goes to bed, whether it's cold, rainy, dark or light and I don't have any excuses. If I have 30 minutes I can manage to squeeze in a good run, rather than using the 30 minutes to drive to the gym. It's awesome! We've decided to add a flat screen tithe gym 'area'. Hello junk tv and running. To kick off the workouts I signed up for my 3rd 'official' half marathon in may. I say 'official' because while training for the full I feel like I ran 13.1 miles every weekend... Ahh. So happy running!!!!

Banks is keeping us busy and we're loving every minute of it. He loved the snow and would cry when we made him go inside. Apparently the freezing cold, wet clothes didn't bother him as much ad it bothered me. He has 13 teeth now, and 2 are coming in. He uses them often as he is a eating machine. His new favorite - hot dogs. Well, turkey dogs... But you get the point. He enjoys sitting in the kitchen when I bake or cook. He will take his dirty Clothes to his room and put them in the basket on
 command, fetches his own diaper when he needs changed, stands by the door with trash and 'asks' someone to open it so that he can throw the Trash away,  and the minute you say bath he runs to the 
bathroom door. His hair is long and crazy, but I just love it. He will run to the tv when basketball is on and say something that sort of sounds like basketball.... He points to his ears, eyes, nose, belly and feet on command and says please as cheese....and cheese for cheese which gets confusing  at times. We just can't get enough of him and his perfect personality.

So all is well, and it looks like our next few months will be busy and good... If the jayhawks can win out the rest of the year :) happy march!