Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Disney World

So, I realized I have not discussed Disney World. We had a fantastic time and it is truely a magical place. It was amazing to be there with mom and Ashleigh seeing everything for the first time. Below is a list of my favorite things about Disney World.

  • Cinderella's castle at night. They would light it with different colors and it was beautiful
  • The fireworks - they were spectacular and breathtaking
  • The parade was so neat. All the characters were there!
  • Watching Ashleigh get autographs from all the characters. She was always so excited to meet them
  • Spending quality time with mom and Ashleigh. We definitely bonded
  • Being in the universe of Disney. I truly left Texas behind!

I would suggest the trip to anyone of any age. I think mom loved it just as much as Ashleigh and I. I will go back - probably several times. There is so much to do!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A moment I don't want to forget

So Sunday night while getting Ashleigh in bed, she asks me "Why did the chicken cross the road?" I respond, why. She says with a huge smile on her face, "To say AAGGHH!" We are both laughing. She is laughing because she thinks her joke is funny. I am laughing because her joke is definitely not funny.

So last night as I am putting her to bed, she tells me some knock knock jokes. Of course, they are not funny but we are laughing anyway. I want to remember this moment - the silliness of the moment, our laughing, her joy in telling me a joke. These moments make being a mother the best thing in the world.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

So cute!

I saw this on one of the scrapbook blogs I subscribe to. I love the pink and black. This makes a great card for adults. Love it!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

New year, new resolutions

A new year, a new set of resolutions. Kinda interesting to me how they are pretty darn similar to last year. I did lose some weight in 2008. Not as much as I wanted but I am proud that it was the first year since 2001 I did not gain weight over the year. So for 2009, I am going to keep that goal in mind when setting this next one.

My goal for 2009 is to run/jog/walk the Turkey Trot through downtown Dallas on Thanksgiving Day. Ambry (my trainer) is going to participate with me and we are going to train for the walk. I hate hate hate running/jogging but I thought maybe if I pushed myself out of my box it would help. Ambry is enthusiastic and several friends have agreed to do it with me. I am grateful for my support system of friends and family who truly care and love me!

So to warm up for the BIG event, I have committed to walk the Multiple Sclerosis Walk in Addison on March 28th. Ambry and I start training on January 18th (after I get back from vacation). I am ready to get jogging. I have managed to convince several co-workers to do it with me. One of my co-workers has this horrible disease and I am awed by her attitude of not letting it win. The least I can do is raise a few dollars to help with research for a cure.

So the next time you try to call me or email me or IM me, I am probably jogging or walking asking myself what the heck was I thinking but cherishing my good luck to have a body that works. Take care!!

Loree Leigh