McCrazy Family Back in Action

It has been one heck of a year!  The husband was gone for eight months, deployed with the Navy.  Three weeks after he left, I found out I was pregnant with our THIRD child…meaning I had two to take care of, alone, while I grew the third.  This did not concern me, nearly as much as everyone else, at first, but as time went by and my belly grew, I realized I was falling further and further behind. On everything.  Thankfully, I have the most amazing, and supportive, husband who did not care the house was dirty, or work needed to be done, when he got home!

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We were so happy to see him and get him home!  He began on the “Daddy to do” list immediately, and we were ready for baby to come in no time!  However, in true McKay fashion, she was NOT ready.  Not only did she not come early, as we all anticipated, she had to be MADE to come out a week LATE!  UGH!  GIRL, SERIOUSLY!!!

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She’s here, now, and loved, very much, by ALL! 🙂

Other things I’ve been working on…  CAKES!  I made Evie’s baby shower cake and The Middle Man turned THREE!! He requested a Spiderman cake!

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I also did a bit of sewing for Evie’s room…I’ll save that for a later post.  😉

 

Things are getting back to normal around he, after a nutso year.  Daddy will be moving to shore duty later in the year.  My oldest will be starting kindergarten. 😦  And I plan to get back to work on here!!  

I have missed you all immensely!!

Remember!

***McCrazy Daily Lesson: Take one day at a time, and push through the crazies; there is light at the other side…I PROMISE!***

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At the beginning of the year I made goals; goals to better myself.

I have let those goals slip.  

Lately, I hear a lot of “I don’t have time”, or “we’re running out of time”.  It’s been a bit annoying, really.  I kept thinking, “We have time for what we choose to have time for.  Priorities”.  

Then, I realized that’s what I’ve been doing!  Granted, my priorities have been rest, rest and more rest, lol, it’s no excuse.  Rest is for the weary.  This baby (37 1/2 weeks now) has been quite the little rascal in there, but I could CHOOSE to get off my rear and accomplish things.  OR, I could choose to sit and blog more.  That WAS one of my goals.

Today, I have straightened things around the house, worked (Mary Kay AND BeachBody), and I am now BLOGGING!  SEE!  Victory!!  😉

Or, I’m just having that burst of energy I keep hearing about.  😉

***McCrazy Daily Lesson:  Make time for what is important.  Stop and reassess, from time to time, what IS important…it may change.  Time is a resource we cannot get back…use it wisely!***

Nut Note

Yes, we are still here.  We are nearing month six of no Daddy, and baby Evelyn is 26 weeks.  

The boys are loving baby Evie. I must admit, I am a bit surprised…ha ha.  They like to feel her move, and, sometimes, they say they want her out…  We then discuss that she isn’t NEARLY ready yet.  😉

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My four year old is still his same old self.  My two year old, however, has lost his mind.  He’s closer to three than two at this point, but everyone swears he’s hitting terrible two’s.  He thinks he a miniature sized boss!  

Not much longer and DADDY can deal with it!  😉  lol

In case I have not informed you darling folks, I started two new business this winter.  I am now an Independent Beauty Consultant with Mary Kay and a Beach Body Coach.  Promoting a beautiful you on the inside AND out!  I love both of these companies, and I am having a blast with them.  

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I have also taken up sewing…  I have been sewing things to put in the baby’s room. 🙂

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Keeping busy and trying not to go crazy in this itty bitty world. 🙂  

Wish me luck!  😉

***McCrazy Daily Lesson:  One day at a time. :-)***

Book Club

I started a book club!  Just decided, the other night, and did it.  I do believe we have a few participants, and we have chosen “The Book Thief” as our book.

I can honestly say I’ve never even been in a book club, much less “led” one, so any pointers are welcomed…lol  I am VERY excited about this, though, and I think it will be a lot of fun.  🙂

Yay, for enlightening our minds, and becoming more well rounded!

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Blog Three. 🙂

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I figured it was time!  🙂

Welcome to Fit X’s 5!!  Yes, you only see two…I know.  One is on the other side of the world, and one is not born.  SHE is who prompted this change.  🙂

When I got pregnant, the third time, I was having a hard time eating right and getting going.  This was not really a problem with the first two (not that I ate great, but it wasn’t cake and coke all day!).  I talked to my friend and my doctor and started drinking Shakeology.  LOVE IT!

Yes, it is one of those nutritional shakes….yuck, I know…  Only it’s not!!  I have to admit, so far, all I have tried is chocolate, but that’s because it is DELICIOUS!  I do have tropical strawberry on order, but that’s because no matter how much I love chocolate, I don’t think girlfriend does.  :-/

With my Shakeology…

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New Year, Dirty House?

So far, I am doing well with all my goals.  I have done more of my workout videos in the last week, than I did the whole month of December.  I, EVEN, became an official Beach Body Coach!  😉  Love, Love, Love my shakes and my get fit video!  Don’t be surprised if a THIRD blog pops up.  😉

I have been contemplating our garden.  It is not NEARLY big enough to make enough food to can, but we could at least eat well all summer.  I just need to optimize space and get it going!

I have, definitely, been reading AND blogging more.  I, finally, started “Dreams of Joy”.  I have been wanting to read it forever….LOVE Lisa See!  It is as awesome, so far, as I thought it would be. 🙂  We will, also, be starting a new book at church next Tuesday, “Bad Girls of the Bible“.  I will, definitely, update you on that book as soon as I start it!  🙂

I have been writing a lot in my other blog: Voyage Towards Up.  I missed you all, though, and I wanted to stop in and say HELLO!

The kids are doing great. 🙂  They are so smart, and I can honestly say my patience with their “not smart actions” is getting better.  Day by Day…

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The problem that I have found with all the “bettering me” stuff is that it is worsening the house! I am making time for the things I want to accomplish, but now the house looks like this on a pretty constant basis!

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If anyone out there has a plan to remedy this, PLEASE help!  😉

***McCrazy Daily Lessons: Prioritize…the rest will all work out??***

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Fitness Update

I will admit, I have not kept up with my Brazil Butt Lift videos..  :-/  However, thanks to today being a rest day, I am only one day behind!  😉

It seems to be a quite fun set of videos, but I will, DEFINITELY, be taking some time to figure out HOW to do them!  (lol)  And, figure out which ones I can actually do…  For example, I am currently watching a 20 minute video called “Tummy Tuck”….  I am not sure I can do any of this one.  (For those who may have missed my earlier blog post, I am now 21 1/2 weeks pregnant.)

I think what has been holding me back is the unknown…  I’m bad about feeling like I need to set a huge amount of time aside to do something that will take 45 minutes, because I am unsure of it.  Now that I have done almost all of them once, I think it’ll be easier to get up and going.

Learning them is a whole other story, though!

If you know me, you already know.  If you don’t know me, I CAN’T DANCE!  NOT AT ALL!  No rhythm….  They do the simplest foot work in these videos, and I just can’t get my feet to do it…  My brain knows it’s just a couple steps, but my feet…  Not getting it!  Don’t even get me started on where my hips end up.  :-/

The best part is when I think I am getting it, and that darling man from the video says, “Let’s add another step!”  REALLY!!  Four steps he says…aye…   I usually end up bouncing in circles and such…lol…until I find a move I know.  🙂

I do think I can figured them out…  This is just the start.  😉

Why do I tell you these things, you may ask??  Who cares, really??!?  I share, because I figure ifcan get going and do these videos, so can anyone!!!

I am a play sports, go for a run/walk type person.  Not a “workout” person.  I think I could get into this, though!

***What I am most thankful for:  These are at home workout videos!***

(Yes, I close the blinds.  🙂

Now, for my squat challenge :-/ and a SHAKE! Then, the library.  There, now you know my day.  🙂

***McCrazy Daily Lesson: Start now!!!  🙂  Order the video and “move those hips” as he says!***

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