Friday, February 27, 2009

Wonderful Birthday!! Thank You!!
I had a wonderful birthday yesterday!
Thank you so much for all the phone calls, cards, e-mails and text messages!!
ll the way from Germany too..thanks Gerhard!
My best friend sent me a beautiful bouquet of roses...I love you Dana!!
My mom took me out on Monday for steak and to buy me a present to give me on Saturday for my parents dinner party for me. I love you was so awesome to have time alone without chasing Logan around!
On my birthday before the weather got bad I took a walk to the park with the boys..such a great morning for it! Then my hubby took me for breakfast and I went for my birthday massage!!
To top the night off we all went to our son's Kung-fu class and then to dinner for steak again.
My birthday cake was wonderful...a special treat for sure during my prep.!
LOVE, LOVE and more love to all of my family and friends for making this week so wonderful!!!
Here are some pics from my day and a few posing shots to show you where am at with my prep.
Coach Jen;)

Monday, February 23, 2009

Feb. 26th is coming soon!
Just a few more days and I will have earned another year:) Yep, Feb. 26th- Thursday
I will be turning 34...birthdays are such a huge celebration in my family and each year I am thankful for everyone and everything in my life!
I am grateful to each of you for the opportunity to display my art and express my returning to my site I know I am answering one of my callings..
inspiring others!

Love to all,

Thursday, February 19, 2009

A Small Piece From My Members Journal Today...

"When I talk about goals...
short and long term these are the things I think we all need to remind ourselves of..none of what I listed above happened GOD just the process of each pregnancy and road back each time...if you watched just one of them you would realize the commitment to the "BIG" picture has to be there!! Keeping your sites set on the short term but always always have the VISION to see through the window out to where those long term goals are also! Always taking a moment to reflect from time to time to see if what you are doing now- today- is bringing you closer or further away from what you want...REALLY WANT in your life!!!
Time waits for no one so make each day a step in the direction you want to live your life...enjoy the process and the magic and challenges along the way...for sometimes your path may have to shift and your goals may have to converge a bit...there may be something that stops you dead in your tracks... that is soo so much more important.
If so then gently tuck that dream - that goal up and don't forget about it...when the time comes - and it will- carefully unfold that which was so important to it still important, does it still make your heart race thinking about it??
If so then come back to it and begin is never too late, there is always a way...
that is if there is YOUR WILL!!!!

Great things do not happen to us...great things are within us!!!
Jennifer Abrams:)"

36 weeks pregnant with Logan (our 3rd child)

38 weeks pregnant

A few weeks ago:)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Quotes For Today...

" Leaders must be close enough to relate to others,
but far enough ahead to motivate them."
John Maxwell

" If we become uncomfortable in any given moment, we can look at a flower, a pebble in the street or the tire on our car and be grateful. We can gaze at a person in the distance or at a cloud in the sky and be appreciative. We can smile at a stranger, hug someone we know or tidy a disorganized shelf and be thankful for the opportunity. If we choose gratitude, we will be happy!"

Barry Neil Kaufman

" Hope is not pretending that troubles don't exist. It is the trust that they will not last forever, that hurts will be healed and difficulties overcome. It is faith that a source of strength and renewal lies within to lead us through the dark into the sunshine."

Elizabeth A. Chase

....and last but most certainly not least....

" In the end, it's extra effort that separates a winner from second place. But winning takes a lot more that that, too. It starts with complete command of the fundamentals. Then it takes desire, determination, discipline, and self-sacrifice. And finally, it takes a great deal of love, fairness and respect for your fellow man. Put all these together, and even if you don't win, how can you lose?"

Jesse Owens

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Progress Shots In My Members Journal Tonight!
Let's just say this;
5' 5 1/2
169 lbs.
- (yep, my weight is actually increasing as my body fat is dropping this year:)
12% body fat:) on my way to 5.5%
I am very pleased with my "Return" and so will all of you!!!


Monday, February 02, 2009

Mommy and The 3 Kids!