Saturday, March 13, 2010


Well, I'm home from my vacation.  It was good.  It was really good.  The weather sucked, but it was really good.

There's something about getting away with just my husband and just being me for a few days that is so good.  I love being a mom, but just being Amanda?  I like that.  A lot.  I think it's an important break.  I'm super grateful to my in laws for watching the kids so we could do it.

I only gained 4 pounds over the week.  Not to bad, I'd say.  I'm determined to start being healthier now.  It's not just about the weight.  I want to feel better too.

One thing I learned during my time away, it that I think I'm really allowing stress to affect me.  I didn't have a problem falling asleep once while I was away.  And I felt better while I was gone too, even though I ate a lot of crap, I felt pretty good.  So, I think I need to work on not being so stressed.

That will come.

I hope.

Now it's back to regular life again.  I have a busy week ahead with stuff at the kids' school.  And Willem will be meeting his new psychologist  this week (it really is about time as his teacher now thinks he's falling behind in math and his behavior continues to deteriorate).  And then we have an audiologist appointment next week, for which I really need to get to the bottom of what's going on with Finn's hearing...if anything.

And did I mention all the snow is gone here?  Weird.

Now for a few pictures:

Me and my husband at the beginning of the trip...

We went zip lining.  It was so much fun.

It was almost cold there.  Here I am trying to get warm under my towel and reading a book that will be reviewed here later on this week.

The extent of the sun I got.  Not a lot.  Pretty sure that we're not supposed to go on sunny vacations.  We've been on two now and both of them have had less than ideal weather.  I someone trying to tell us something?

1 comment:

  1. Sucks about the weather again. But I'm glad you got to relax and be you and wife! I'm getting excited about our girls weekend!!!