Monday, October 19, 2009

October 19, 2009

Okay so apparently I'm not great at this blogging thing but hey, I trying right?
A lot has happened since I last posted. Abby graduated from preschool and started Kindergarten. She is such a cutie. She is really enjoying school. She likes her teacher and loves being able to walk to school with her friends. She does get bored but hopefully that will pass. She keeps telling me that she ALREADY KNOWS her ABC's and numbers.
We went on vacation in August to Bear Lake and had a blast! We took our niece Sarah so Abby would have someone to play with and it turned out to be a really great time for all of us. We played at the pool everyday, even when it was raining, and it was fun to see the girls in their swimming gear diving off the diving board. Especially Abby because she was so afraid to go under the water and then once she got on her arm floaties she had no fear. It was a lot of fun to watch.
Gabe seems to finally be out of the problem area with work. It has been a struggle with money this year but, thank goodness we had savings and a decent tax return. My work has also given me some hours here and there. I think I worked an entire month which was nice to have the extra cash.
We have a new nephew on the way. Due in February. We are so excited and can't wait to see what kind of Daddy Drew will be.
We are going to have a Halloween party on Wednesday for Miss Abby and her friends. She is so excited. We will paint pumpkins, do crafts, play games, and of coarse have treats. Abby is super excited and loved helping me get the treat bags ready. She is going to be Pumpkin Spice for Halloween which is pretty much a gogo outfit with an orange pumpkin wig. She looks so cute in it. Gabe is going to be a rocker and has purchased some tattoo sleeves. He said he is excited for Halloween this year. I told him the reason is because this is the first year I didn't have to make him choose a costume. LOL I am going to be a witch and am pretty excited to wear my costume as well. Oh and don't forget Nixen..... he's going to be a cowboy.
Gabe and I are also planning a murder mystery dinner for this coming Friday. It is 20's themed and we are really excited to see all our friends dressed in their crazy costumes.
We are still waiting on our adoption. Hopefully someone out there will find us and we can extend our family. Don't forget to mention us when you talk to your friends. We need as much advertising as we can get.
Gabe and I did the Biggest Loser contest in our neighborhood for the month of September and we won. We had fun going to the gym together. It was hard being away from Abby so often. We also ran a 5k together as a family. Abby did great she beat me by 10 min. She ran it in 35 min. she is a miss speedy gonzales. Now that the competition is over we are trying to figure out how the gym fits into our schedule. I am hoping that once Abby goes back on track that I can go while she is at school. Gabe usually goes after work. I lost 7 pounds and Gabe lost 5 in one month. We were pretty excited. We didn't win anything exciting but, the fact that we won was good enough.