Pretty spectacular view isn’t it. Honestly though if you know me you know that it takes me like a full year to get my house how I want it. Okay sometimes longer. This is a real problem for my family since we are typically only in a house for 2 to 3 years before we pack up and move again. Point being I am not June Cleaver, Martha Stewart, or even Carol Brady (though to be fair she did have help from a housekeeper), the fact that I am reviving this blog within my first 6 months of being here is kind of a miracle. This blog was just a baby when we moved so I could have just walked away. Do not read that and think I would ever walk away from a baby! Oh wow I can see it is going to take some time to get back into the grove of this whole blogging thing.
To start things off I thought I would share a few pictures with you of what we have been up to. We have been super busy exploring and I am looking forward to many more adventures with this crew of ours.
I won’t bore you with all the details of our travels or how much I loved having my mom here for over a week! If you have been following me on Facebook you already know all about the crazy apes in Gibraltar, the wave that caught Kate by complete surprise, and how I just love the sights and sound of Southern Spain! See aren’t you glad I didn’t go on and on for hours. I am saving that for a rainy day. Today it’s sunny so you got lucky.
Best part about my time here in Spain is this handsome man who keeps me smiling (and puckering up for some smooches). I love him, he loves me, we just have lots of fun and probably embarrass the kids from time to time. He and the kids are a huge part of my reason for doing this whole workout like a crazy lady (not really) and eat better (way better than before) thing. If I were to slip back to my old ways I wouldn’t have the energy to hike all over Spain or run along the beach with my hair blowing in the wind…. oh wait that hasn’t happened. It could though, really it could. Anyway…. back to my inspirations for getting healthy, I want to be here to enjoy life to the fullest with this family of ours and if I am not healthy how am I going to do that?
When we moved I thought about just tossing all the clothes in my closet that I couldn’t wear. I mean it was a serious option to consider. I did
toss donated many items, however I also held a lot of my favorites back. Why? They don’t fit so what’s the point? The point is I don’t want to have to buy a whole new wardrobe, I just want to feel comfy in my own clothes again. Does that make sense? Sometimes I think I only make sense to myself. Maybe I should stop talking to myself so much. Period. End of story.
That’s all for now. More updates and adventure stories to come your way soon. I am doing some serious CPR on this blog and refuse to give up. It will survive, just like I will. Next picture you see of me sweaty on the beach in my running gear will be because I ran on the beach not just the mile and a half to the beach. Really guys, it is going to happen. It may take a full 3 years for me to get there but the tortoise won the race right? Slow and steady, slow and steady.
Thanks again for all you forgiving kind of people…. Forgiveness really is a beautiful thing.