Our family (mom,pop,tommy,meg,jace,me) is kicking off the new year with our version of the biggest loser! It's one of Jace and I's favorite shows so we decided to play a little game of our own. For those of you who haven't seen the show, you should watch it. Very large contestants spend 16 weeks eating healthy and working out and try to lose as much weight as possible. The winner at the end of the season goes home with $250,000 and a healthier self.
January 1st 2011, all six of us put $20 each into an envelope. We all weighed in, on the same scale. On February 1st, the person who has lost the most percentage of body weight (ME!) wins the $120. We will continue playing each month for 4 months. I am so excited to be doing this with my fam! Mom is keeping my eating in check and Jace is keeping my workouts going.
My goal: Not just to be able to fit into, but to look cute in my FAVORITE jeans :)
Oh, and with all the money I'm going to win, I'll be able to buy MORE :)
New Years Eve our family decided to run the flashlight 5k (3.2 miles).
Jace and I had never ran in a race and well really, we never run... ever...
However, both wanting to get in shape, we decided to join mom and pop. Jace and mom completed the run without stopping! I had to walk some considering I gave birth 4 weeks ago and Pop stayed with me the whole time. The race was at night and volunteers lit the way with flashlights :) It wasn't THAT fun, and my WHOLE body ached the next day, but it was such a great experience!
This year we had a DORA the EXPLORER filled Christmas!
If you ask Crae what she got for Christmas, she says "Dora"!
She got a toothbrush, blanket, jammies, doll, slippers, potty seat, coloring book, and desk ALL featuring Dora! It was so much fun for Jace and I to play Santa this year. McRae loved every second of Christmas morning!
walked upstairs to find a room covered with balloons and presents!
would rather eat candy than open gifts!
christmas jammies :)
crae wanting to hold "bubba"
side note: I got a SEWING MACHINE for chirstmas! i so excited to continue learning how to sew! thanks santa :)
Christmas eve we held our annual gingerbread house building contest (though, this year we used graham crackers)! Mine and Megans house won most creative and the boys house (Tommy, Jace, Ty) won best design.
Following the competition, we all opened one gift. We had all drew names as a family.
Mom drew my name and got me a gift card to the BEST STORE EVER.