Wednesday, September 26, 2012

What have we been up to?

Everything! That's the best word to describe it, that and FUN!!

We have been all over the place but it has been a blast. So here is a bit of an update (cause I'M so bad at keeping this blog up to date).

Mick: This poor guy has been working like crazy. One of the guys at work just had a baby and took 10 weeks family leave. We are excited for them and happy the dad gets to stay home with his new baby, but man is Mick getting the brunt of all the work. There are only 5 people that work a Micks branch, then this guy is gone so now that makes 4. The company let them hire a temp for a few months and it has helped, but Mick is still working 11 hour days. O and did I mention he is on salary so he is only paid for 8 of the 11? Yeah nice right. He's a trouper though and his company has realized they cant do this with out him, so at least he has some major job security now. Besides that he has just been enjoying his weekends with us. We always have somewhere new to go lately. Like last Sat Mick had us go to this doughnut shop he was told about.......It was so worth it (Rudys doughnuts, castro valley). He loves finding little gems like this, so our weekends have been full of exploring new place.

Justin: School has started and Justin is off to an amazing start (complete 1-80 from last year) He is still taking his meds on school days and it really has helped. 5th grade is so much harder and his teacher is determined to make sure her kids are ready for JR. High next year (Yes my baby boy is off to JR. High next year). Justin LOVES his teacher, she is very sweet and very patient, but she expects alot out of them and Justin is more then willing to please her. He makes sure to always do his best and take his time because he doesn't want to let her down. Its so nice to know he is worried about what she will think of his work. I'm really excited to cause Justin has found a love of reading. He has read all the Bone graphic novels, and is halfway though Inkheart. He even got me to read Inkheart (its really good). He has read all this in just the last month, this kid always has a book on hand or in his face it seems.
He has also gotten really tall, when I say tall I mean about 6 inchs shorter then me. He is wearing the same size shoe as me, still has his braces and looks so stinking cute with them. He has about 4-5 more months with them, then they will come off and the second set will get put on when he is about 12-13.

Skyla: This girl is living on stage at the moment and she couldn't be happier. She is doing good in school too and loves 2nd grade and her teacher. She just got glasses, we started to notice she was having some problems with her reading, so one day I was holding the book having her read and started to notice she did better when I held it really close. We took her in and sure enough she need glasses. School work, reading and homework are much smoother now that she can see it :). I don't have a pic of her with them but I'll post one soon. Dance is taking off right now our dance recital is on the 13th so Sky is at the studio all the time right now. She also auditioned for A Christmas Carol with Stage1 the same company she did OZ with over the summer........She got a part :) She had a call back on sat and we got the call that she got the part Monday night. She will be playing Lucy Cratchit. She is super excited, and a bit nerves cause this is an adult production, so its totally different then the summer time. Not to mention its going to be LONG rehearsal nights on school nights. She loves doing it though and I think she will be ok swinging both. The play opens Nov 30th.

Christal: So I am a crazy dance the theater girl right now too. This year for dance my wonderful teacher has thrown me in to a bunch of dance I never thought I would be doing. I am dancing with the young adults/teens now and the Adult classes I was doing. This year for our recital I'm in 9 numbers, 3 of which are back to back and I have to change costumes in the wings :), I can pull this off right? Sure, ether way its fun for me. Thursday evening are spent at the dance studio for me. I get there at 4pm and am home by 8:15pm, then I have a class from 4-5 on fri too.
If you caught I added "Theater" in there too, its not a typo. So far with my weight loss I have lost 68.6 lbs. I weight 186.4 which is what I weighed in high school and when I was 18 and met Mick. With this weight loss I have found major confidence, and decided I wanted to get back in to the things I love. One of which is dance, the other acting and singing. I auditioned for A Christmas Carol with Stage1 too and also got a call back. Sat was fun, sky was with me for about 2 hour then got to go home wile they kept me another 3. It was a long day but was so much fun. I loved reading with the other adults there, and the director is so funny, he had me cracking up the whole time. In the end I was offered a part :) they were still doing some Male auditions and cast so I wasn't told what part/parts I have yet. They said they will call thur to let me know, but I'm in the show :). O the pic of me was my head shot for my audition.....Mick took it for me :). On top of all of this I'm also in week 4 of my Half Marathon training. I'm running the Tinkerbell Half Marathon is Disneyland in Jan, 13.1 miles baby. Yes we are making a week long trip out of this. I mean if I'm going to run why not run in the place I love, and since we will all ready be there might as well make a vacation out of it right? :) there is always a method to my madness hehehe.

Mick and I: On August 24th 2002 Mick and I said our "I Do's". Its crazy to think just last month we celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary. Over that weekend my sister and b-i-l took the kids over night for us. We dropped them off early in the morning and headed down to Santa Cruz. We got a great package from Costco on unlimited ride wrist bands and attractions. First we played mini golf  we were so competitive we had the people behind us cracking up. It was so much fun. After golf we then got lunch, then headed over to the Mystery Spot.


 Its up in the hills so the grounds where really pretty. NOTE: I don't get motion sickness ever or vertigo, but here once I got in the house, the distorted look and feel made me sick to my stomach. I mean really sic as in I ran out cause I almost threw up in the house. So just be for warned if you ever go (Once I got outside and stared at the trees I was fine).

After that we check in to our hotel room which had a hot tub.....O yeah it was that awesome.

After dropping off our stuff we went to this really awesome place called the Crows Nest for dinner, then went and closed out the Boardwalk. The next morn we went to breakfast then headed to my sisters to get the kids. Its was such a fun trip, and I'm so happy to have married the man of my dreams. I love you baby, Happy 10 years!!!