Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Awesome Weekend

Yesterday was our 2 year dating anniversary. Since Hailey was with her Mom for the weekend, we decided to have some fun together and do some things that we typically don't do. Shop. However, it was ridiculously cold out so we didn't do that so much. Friday night we did grab a bite to eat because it is my rule to never cook on Fridays. We went up to Chipotle which is my favorite restaraunt on earth! If you haven't been there, when you come over for Suzie's wedding, you should. Then Saturday I went on my normal grocery store followed by Sam's Club run. When I got home, I had a whole bunch of fresh fruits and veggies, so I asked Danny to clean things out of the fridge while I took a shower. When I got out, he had the whole fridge cleaned out and was scrubbing down the shelves and drawer. I didn't expect him to go that far, but who was I to stop him??

Once we got ready, we did one of my favorite things to do over here....we went to the pet store and played with some puppies. Now I know that those puppies come from puppy mills, but knowing that doesn't make me not want to play with them! We played with a Boxer puppy that was ok, but then a 9 week Golden Retriever puppy that won my heart. Oh she was so sweet! Danny even really liked her, but he had to bring me back down to Earth and remind me that we live in 1005 square feet and already have a dog, a cat, and a Hailey. We don't have room for a Golden Retriever. I do know what kind of dog we're getting when we move to a bigger house though!

After that, we met up with Danny's parents for dinner at Olive Garden. I just love Ken & Joyce. They are so nice to me, and we have such a great time with them. It is so wonderful having in-laws that are great to be around! Danny & I then rented a movie that none of you should watch. I saw George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and John Malkovich and thought it was good. I was wrong. Burn After Reading was so incredibly dull. We should have watched Horton Hears a Who.

Sunday, we relaxed for awhile and then met up with some friends of ours at this Improv club by where we live. I don't know if anyone has heard of the comic Jeffrey Ross. He's been on Comedy Central a bunch and he is a celebrity roaster. He was recently voted the Meanest Man in Comedy, and he was also on last years Dancing with the Stars. He was absolutely hilarious!! We had such a great time. We sat in the front row of course, so he made fun of us for awhile which was amazing. I even got my picture taken with him, and he loved me because I said that his partner on Dancing with the Stars was the best, and she is! I love Edyta. I'll post the picture next time I update my camera.

Finally I need to issue a retraction. Just so you all know, I am happy with myself. I love myself very much, I just want to be healthy and not continue to go up in jeans sizes! So far, so good. I am down 4 1/2 pounds and have walked at least two miles a day since I started. I either walk all through my lunch break at work, which is an hour, or after work. One day I did both and walked a total of 5 miles. Yesterday started something tough though, I mixed up the walking and the jogging. I hurt a bit today, but it feels great. I can already see a difference in the way my body looks. Plus I have the best support system. Danny constantly tells me how proud he is that I'm getting healthy. I feel amazing!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Life Changes

I've reached the point where I am ridiculously unhappy with my appearance. There have been many times where I've known that others might not think that I'm attractive, but I've officially reached the point where I htink I am unattractive. Therefore it is time to act!! I am on a mission to get healthy. I am going to eat healthy foods and become fit and active. I finally bought an iPOD and it is amazing to me how much easier it is to exercise with one! I walked two miles yesterday & two today. I'm writing this here, because I need a reminder of this promise that I am making to myself. I am going to feel good about myself soon! Also, I think I'm going to set a goal to run in the Kansas City Marathon in October and do a half-marathon. I just need to be in shape enough to start running 1-2 miles 3 times a week in July. So here we go guys. Here's to the new Jessica Shaver!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Odds & Ends

There is nothing better than the love of a child that is for sure! Today, Hailey colored a picture for me that had Danny, me, and her in it, and a note that said "I love you Jessi." She is such a joy! Hailey has always been really affectionate, but lately she has been climbing into my lap and hugging me freely. It makes me feel so good! Also, there have been times when she chooses to cuddle with me instead of Danny. Awesome!!

Hailey has struggled with reading a bit which has been a bit of a worry for us. Her teacher says she is not struggling enough to qualify for extra help in the reading room at school, but she is not quite where she needs to be. We work with her a lot at home, but Danny & I decided to enroll her in a special reading program through the school district. She will go on Tuesdays & Thursdays for one hour for 6 weeks. I think it will be very good for her, and hopefully will help make reading more fun for her. We all know how very much I enjoy reading, and as much as I love reading books to her, I want her to know the feeling of being swept away in a book the way that I can be.

Have I mentioned that I have the best husband in the world? Danny had a really crummy day today at work so when we got home, I told him to just chill while I made dinner. After supper, I was getting ready to clean up everything, but needed to take the dog out first. By the time I got back inside, Danny had cleaned up everything and had heated up the heating pad since my back has been bothering me. He is such a rock star! And he's going to watch the Bachelor with me tonight too!

I am so glad tomorrow is Friday! We are just having a low key family weekend - I think that's the best kind. I do plan on getting an Ipod this weekend though, so that will be pretty exciting!
I wanted to post some of my favorite pics from our weekend home too....I know there are a lot, but I love them all.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Toothfairy is broke.........

Well here we are! The Shavers have joined the blogworld. I thought this might be a good way for us to keep in touch a bit better. Nothing much to update on since we left Quincy except that Hailey has lost her two front teeth. She lost one on Sunday night when we returned home, and one on Thursday. She pulled the one on Thursday by herself which was of course a very big deal. I think the toothfairy is probably sick of visiting us though!!

Danny and I managed to catch headcolds, so we've been laying low all week and recovering. This weekend we stuck with that and did some shopping and visiting with friends, but that's been about it! I'll post more later, and I plan on putting some of my favorite pics from the Quincy trip on there.