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Friday, March 29, 2013

Hello 2013

2013 has gone by so fast I cannot believe it is almost April and this is my first update on our life. So far this year has been a year of inspiration, hope, strength, determination, and change.  Personally those words describe me just as much as my amazing love bugs Hayden and Julia. I started on my new fitness adventure and joined Crossfit in January of 2013.  I started at the Y last year and got serious about my health around November 2012, when life was returning to normal a bit. I progressed my way through various exercise classes Zumba, Spin, Body Combat, Body Pump, and Yoga.  The Y is a bit of a drive for me, so I decided to research gyms locally fast forward I found Crossfit.  I went through a trial and  thought to myself what am I thinking? I left there certain this is not for me. However, I decided to give it another shot and completed my private on ramp sessions and one on one training. I still have days I think why am I doing this but remind myself I have learned to love what it has done for me. The work outs are challenging and they push me to limits I did not imagine I could ever do.  It has helped me become a better me, better mom and better wife. I am officially hooked and truly excited where this new fitness/healthy lifestyle will take me in 2013.  If you think that was my only adventure for 2013 sit tight.  I was fortunate enough to have dinner with some friends I have not seen in years. Truly it has been years! So great to reconnect for dinner, drinks, good conversation, and bucket list commitments.  Bucket list check off-  running my first 1/2 marathon in Disney.  Hello February 2014, I cannot wait to commit and register with my friends Shannon & Aleks if everything goes as planned. Enough about me I know you come to my blog to read about my love bugs.

Hayden has started out 2013 accomplishing many goals. Our biggest is moving to a lighter weight walker. It is smaller, it folds, and allows greater independence at school, home, and in the community. He amazed me only taking roughly two weeks to adapt to his new walker. Now he likes to use it as a weapon to run over things and people :)  He really is all boy! We also registered for Kindergarten. I am not ready for this. I love his teachers and really enjoy my time with my little man.  However, I know he will do great.  It certainly will be a huge adjustment for all of us. I know the school, the kids, and staff will fall in love with him. He is also getting ready for his second season of baseball, which he is overly excited about.  I cannot wait to cheer him on this season! Hayden and I will be running our first 5k together in June with our friends Shawn and Natalie.  I know he will be so excited to compete in his first race with mommy.  We are there to say we did it and to enjoy family time at the beach after our run.  Hayden has also become fond of working out. He likes watching his daddy run and lift weights.  His favorite thing currently is Crossfit. He has red Reebok's that he insist are his Crossfit shoes and he often wants to Crossfit with mommy.  Who knows maybe he will be the first person who has a disability to complete in the Crossfit open. Perhaps he will lead the way in an exercise program for the disabled. We will keep dreaming big because Hayden sure does have big ideas.

Julia has certainly proven herself over the last several months.  She is still recovering from the encephalitis (brain infection) , but she is rocking her recovery. Julia has gained back all of her milestones she lost when she got sick last August.  She is currently working hard on some new skills and challenging her therapist daily.  Julia loves to climb, sing and is trying so hard to walk.  She definitely is everywhere and we do not have any breaks with our little diva.  If there is something to get in Julia will find it.  I am so proud of her and her determination. I am holding on to hope she will make a full recovery. Time has been on our side so far. Julia's personality has really taken off this year. She loves babies, purses, shoes and getting her toe nails painted. All at the young age of 20 months.  Julia is certainly our diva princess who adores her big brother Hayden.

I will try not to let months pass before my next update. Thanks for sharing in my little love bugs accomplishments.