Monday, August 16, 2010

Whoa baby, it's been a long couple of weeks!

The beginning of August brought another journey for me and the Rosebuds. My sister was in her 38th week of pregnancy and Mr. Rose was going on a business trip, so I thought it would be a good idea to visit home. While we were there, I helped my sister do the last minute pregnancy things that she needed help with and even got a chance to be there with her during some of her labor. She gave birth to a beautiful baby boy on August 7. I felt so blessed to be able to be there for her. Now that I have had a chance to process the whole experience, I continue to be in awe of the miracle of life. God is so good!

The girls and I have returned home now and are getting ready for school to start again (YAY!) Miss H will be in a two day a week preschool, so I am trying to plan out some regular activities to keep us occupied. I think we will be frequenting our local library storytimes and I may even enroll Miss H in some type of dance or gymnastics class.

As for me, you will be so proud of me! I joined a book club!! Each month there are TWO books to read and so far I have read the first one. I love having a deadline (and a required reading book) to keep me on task. I have trouble picking books for myself, and if I don't have something to make me read.....I just won't!

I am also getting back on the Couch to 5K wagon. I have to lose this last 10 pounds of Baby B weight. A friend of mine is going to train with me, so again, I have someone to keep me honest!

I feel like there is so much I want to do, just not enough time to do it in. Such is life, eh?

Have a great week friends!!

Erin

4 comments:

Shell said...

You've been busy, but it all sounds so positive!

blueviolet said...

You must tell me what the books are because you sound so excited about them!

How wonderful that you were able to be so near your sister when she had her lovely baby boy!

Kmama said...

Good luck with the couch to 5k program. I know it's worked for a lot of people!

Nice to see a post from you!

April said...

It sounds like you have DEFINITELY been busy but with FUN stuff. :-) I was just thinking to myself I should start taking Hunter to the library on my days off, Fridays. I wonder if I can find a story time on Fridays, you've inspired me! :-)