Monday, February 22, 2010

I'm back!

Yikes!  I can't believe it's been a month since my last post. 
Here are some updates: 
I did finish the Twilight series, and immediately went into Twilight withdrawals when it was all over.  I was so excited that I got to see New Moon in the theater.  Now I'm waiting for it to come out in DVD in March, and the next movie is coming out in June.  I can't wait for that!  I started The Host, which is Stephanie Meyer's other book, but I haven't gotten to read it much ... more on why later!

I am in such an exercise rut right now.  I just cannot get motivated to do anything.  My mom and I have been taking an exercise class on Sunday mornings - which was great - except that it ended this Sunday, and we decided to skip our last class.  I made it to level 2 on Jillian Michael's Shred, but haven't been keeping up with it.  I think I was doing something wrong, because my knees really started to bother me.  Really, it's not just an excuse!  I know I should try to find something else to keep active, but I just don't feel like it.  I know this is just a funk that I'm in right now, and it WILL pass.  I will be motivated again, I'm just not sure when that will be.  I am looking forward to starting up running again - as soon as the weather warms up a little bit.  Really ... it's not just an excuse ... I swear...

Okay, so here's the reason I haven't been reading my book ... we're going to Disney World in May!  69 days from today, we'll be there!  I'm sure everyone knows how much I love Disney.  I'm just not sure if everyone understands why, and I'm also not sure if I can fully explain it.  Sure, it's a vacation, everyone loves vacations.  But it is so much more to me.  It's the feeling of excitement and anticipation that I get to share with my husband and daughters; planning and talking about our favorite rides and places to eat, and which characters we want to meet.  It's the time I spend with Sarah and Katie making a countdown chain and calendar.  It's the time we take to tear a link off the chain and add a Mickey to the calendar every day, and talk about how many days are left until we leave.  When we're in Disney World, we enjoy being together as a family without any distractions or stress.  Dan and I get to be kids again, with our kids!  Yes, we love all the rides, but the best part is just being there, experiencing everything together.  We've been fortunate to be able to go to Disney for the past 2 years.  This trip in May will be our 3rd trip as a family.  It does cost a lot of money to go, and we are not rich.  These trips just mean so much to us that we just find a way to go.  Life is too short, the girls will only be young once.  Soon enough they'll be too embarassed to be seen with me and Dan.  We're taking every opportunity we have to spend time with them enjoying the magic of Disney.  Although, I do hope that we're creating two fellow life-long Disney lovers, and are able to continue our Disney family traditions throughout their lives.  Sarah has already told me that she plans to get married at Disney!  I guess we should start saving up now ...

1 comment:

  1. Well we're simpatico on the exercise thing!! :) It will pass though.
    I love doing countdowns with the kids. Planning and anticipating an event can be just as much fun as the event! I'm sure you'll all have a great time!!!!