Holy cow! I haven’t been blogging aaaaalll summer. What!? Well, honestly it’s been kind of nice at times, but I’ve really missed the blogging community too! It’s funny how you get involved with different people and how other bloggers really inspire you on a daily base even though we haven’t met!
Anyways, as you probably know we spent our summer in Sweden. It was amazing and so much fun, 2 months went by so fast! My daughters learned so many new things and got to see even more! I love that our daughters will grow up to be little world travelers and bilingual. My husband came with us for 2 weeks, but then he had to return back to work. We also moved from Ft Meade, Md to beautiful Camp Pendleton, ca. (just north of San Diego) It is so nice to be by a marine base again, it’s just somethings comforting about it! I’m also so happy that we are back here in so cal. This is where I moved from Sweden as a nanny and also where I met my husband and we have so many wonderful memories together and it’s fun to take all 3 of our daughters to places we used to love when we dated! Times has really changed since then, but it’s so much better now!
My family and my grandma in Sweden.
I didn’t really keep up with my fitness this summer as I thought I would. Food and great company in Sweden made me laaaazy!! Happy lazy though haha. And it’s totally OK, I’m back on track and stronger than ever. I’m working on becoming a runner. I always adored runners and they always motivate me. Well, slowly but surely I’m adding more and more running to my fitness routine but of course I haven’t stopped doing my at home work out dvd’s too. I’ve been doing tons of Body Combat and Jillian Michael’s 30 day shred. And I mix that up with lifting at the gym. Mixing all these things really makes it fun and I’m seeing results and that’s even better!!
Ella balancing at the beach!
I stopped breastfeeding the baby to a while back. It was emotionally hard, I love nursing and I was proud of me for doing it for so long and they never had formula. Clean baby eating from day one! ;) But Annie is our last baby and it was hard knowing I would never have this bond with them again. I slowly just “skipped’ feedings until one day we just went with out. Annabelle did so good, and now when it’s done and over with, I am SO happy with my decision to end a very special time. It’s nice to be “just” me again, and the pounds I held onto because of breasting are starting to “melt away” and my hormones have kind of balanced out again from the change so I’m not as crazy! haha.
What else has been going on…? I feel like we are busier than ever! I’m working on some other side things that I feel very passionate about and can’t wait to tell you more about. Sorry for the teaser
My husband is getting ready to deploy for a year as well around November. This is very stressful for me! I thought I would handle this so good, but I feel like an emotional roller coaster. We are also packing up our house (that we just unpacked!) before he leaves and me and the girls will be traveling for 6 months to Sweden. I’m doing home school for Callie’s first grade and that too has been a big change. Now when we are in it we love it, but I was so nervous about it before we started! We will also go to Florida in October before my husband leave to spend time with his family, and it will be our first time traveling and homeschooling on the go. It will be interesting, exciting and stressful at the same time! We have a very busy year a head of us, but I’m as ready as I will get I suppose just trying to keep my emotions in check and be strong for my daughters. They are such daddies girls and he is such an involved dad so it will be a big change for them all too.
Me & my babies!
So anyways, I’m excited to be back in the blogging again and to connect with many of you again!!
How have you been? What have you been up too?