Monday, May 4, 2009

Where did April go???

Adam Wilkinson
March 1, 1985-March 26, 2009

Seriously April got away before I knew it and there was so much that went on and that I wanted to post! I have been the worst blogger lately. It's not completely my fault, I never have the computer thanks to my motivated husband and his masters program. So I am pretty much going to sum up the month of April. The picture above is of Devin's friend Adam who passed away the end of March. (I couldn't get the picture down below the paragraph for some reason, so that's why it is right at the top). The funeral was April 1st in which we attended. Devin also spoke at the funeral and did a great job giving tribute to his friend. I as well would like to take a moment to just say not only what a great friend Adam was but a great man. He was a big guy but his heart was even bigger. He loved everyone and especially loved serving others. He spent most of his life doing just that. Just being around him made me want to be a better person and want to serve more. He truly showed that service does make you have a love for others that you normally wouldn't. He also made me realize that the mistakes that people make in their lives doesn't make them who they are it just makes you stronger and a better person for it. He also made me realize that what the worlds happiness is measured by how much money you make and your status but really it is about the people in your life such as family and friends that is the most important and what makes us truly happy. He was one of the most inspiring people I think I have ever met. He stated one time that he wished he had all the money in the world so that he could spend the rest of his life giving it away. That is just the kind of person Adam was. I am so glad that I got to know him and that he touched my life even if it was for just a short time.

Gracie turning 9 months:
Well enough of the sad stuff moving on......Grace girl turned 9 months in April. At the beginning of the month she couldn't even crawl and now she can, I can't even believe it. She is so busy and into everything. She still sleeps between 12-14 hours and is such a happy baby girl. She still will growl from time to time but now with a little coxing. She makes funny little noises all the time and will roll her eyes and shake her head it's pretty funny. She also has learned to cheer for herself along with a little coaxing. If we say "Yeah Gracie" she will in turn clap her hands and say "ya ya ya". She will also never ever leave her bows in and it is a challenge because now that I have a girl she needs to be all decked out and girly. She also won't leave her cute shoes on either, what a little stinker! I know I am bias but she is so dang cute and so fun. I love to make her laugh and smile, she has the cutest smile along with the sweetest dimples. She also still has no teeth so she "gums"everything I can't believe she is almost a year old it makes me so so sad! Here were her 9 month stats:


Our happy baby girl


Moving right along...Easter. It was kind of lame because we didn't have Easton this year so it was just us and Gracie so nothing to exciting. We did however go to my moms for dinner with the fam and we all know that I love getting to gether with them.
Here we all are in our green or yellow which seemed to be the theme!

Me and Grace

Nessie's 17th B-Day:
On April 25th it was my little sis's B-day. She turned 17, so on Sunday we got together and had a little party for her.

I just love ya nessie

Here we are with our "future brother in law" we hope. This is Lance who happens to be Jenessa's best friend for the last two years. Who left to the marines and came home on leave just in time for her birthday. (that's when she figured out she liked him a little more than a friend, actually ALOT more) He left again until July and then will be returning home just in time to turn in his papers and than leave to serve the lord for two years. I am placing bets she will wait for him, atleast we all hope!

Ire turns 1:

Then we celebrated Irelyn Jane's birthday on the 28th. I cannot believe she is one. I remember holding her the day she was born and that does not seem that long ago. She is so stinking cute. I love this baby almost as much as my own but between all three of these babies we are together all the time so that could be why. She is so full of personality, just like her mama.
She wasn't the average one year old who wanted to dig in her cake, she was not having it!
Here is all three girls in their princess crowns!

Surprisingly Gracie kept hers on.

Gracie trying out Ire's little bike she got.....not to much longer Grace and you can have your own!

No more training:
Last but not least ending the month was my sisters and my last training session with our personal trainer, Aaron! It was really fun the last 17 weeks working out with my sisters a couple nights a week. Although most nights it seemed like we were laughing to the point of tears than working out it still made working out actually enjoyable, well...most of the time. Anyway I was kind of sad to stop working out with our trainer because I still want to stay motivated. Not only was it the fact that you had someone expecting you to be there but someone pushing you harder and harder to the point you wanted to cry. It looks like I am going to have to be that person now, I just hope I can do it. I have almost hit my goal but not quite so I need to stick with it. Needless to say it was a great experience and here our my results.

I know this sounds crazy but only 6 lbs. lost but I went from a size 10 to a 6. I have lost 4% body fat, 3 inches in my shoulders and chest area, 1 inch in my arms, 3 inches in my waist, 2 inches in my hips, and 1.5 inches in my thigh. I have actually been proud. Like I said I am still not quite were I want to be but hopefully I will get there I just know it will take some time and patience (which is always the hard part). So here's to the next few months to get to my goal, hopefully I can do it.
Here is a picture with me and my sisters. This was the only recent one I could find with just the three of us!


sue-donym said...

I love all these pictures of your family. And Gracie is so beautiful. (I will share with her any day)

Congrats on your hard work paying off! You look fabulous!!

Lindsey said...

what a great month! good for you to document everything! i got to play with my sisters this month too and am so sad it was just a short weekend!!! lots of laughs and fun times!

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jEn said...

holy crap! it's about freekin time!love all the pics!

Jensen's said...

CUTE pics! your easter looks nice. It was fun to talk to you the other day! Keep postin ;)