Wednesday, January 28, 2009


It's finally happened! My first snow day as a teacher! Can I just say that I was totally looking forward to this? It's always such a tease in this part of the world! They will say it may snow but we never see it! Well, the boys were glad to wake up at 8 and realize that we were staying home today!
So, we got dressed and went outside before the snow melted all the way. I mean seriously, there's not enough to really play. However, they made the most of it!

Brady wanted to have a snowball fight. Kaden just wanted to run around and throw snow everywhere! It was just too cute watching them have a great time! So, our plans today consist of the gym, lunch, nap, nothing! I don't even have a book to read! Maybe I'll clean something, but then again it's a snow day! Aren't we supposed to wrap up in a blanket and just watch movies all day?
I will say, I had already gotten up and gotten ready for the day when we found out. So, I went back to bed. It was nice to wake up clean with my face and hair fixed! Wouldn't it be nice to wake up that way every day?
I hope you enjoy the snow day!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


I have to brag on my child...Brady is awesome! I know that all mothers say this about their child...but wait until I tell you what he said today! Ok...let me back up a little bit. After the election Brady was pretty upset that the guy he picked didn't win. He actually cried. He was upset because someone at school told him our new President didn't believe in God. Well, of course I had to say the mom thing and tell him that we don't know for sure if he believes and that it's our job to pray for him. Also, that no matter who won, he will be our leader and that God wants us to support him. Also that it's unpatriotic to talk bad about our president.

So, today, I brought home the newspaper with Obama's picture on the front page. I told Brady I had a surprise for him. When he saw it he got all excited talking about our new president and he was excited to have this paper. I asked him why he was so excited about his new president since it wasn't the guy he wanted. He said..."Mommy, you said we support our president no matter who he is." Oh, I am so proud. That was one of those moments when my heart just smiled. I can't believe he is so grown up. He's my baby...well not anymore but still!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


so, I'm sitting in the living room last night watching tv and I start to notice that Kaden is awefully quite in his room. I hear him cry a little bit and then before I could go back there he was quite again. Well, in an effort to not bother him I waited about 10 more minutes to check on him. I started wondering what was up when he never came out and he was wearing real underwear. I thought I'd better go find him and make sure he hadn't had an accident when I walk into his room and find this.......
The lighting was pretty bad for some reason so here's what he looked like when I got in the room....

I couldn't stop laughing! I know it's mean that I made him sit there and endure the humiliation but I couldn't not make a video of it! This is priceless!

Monday, January 12, 2009


Today, I walked 10376 steps! I wore a pedometer today to school just to see how much I actually walk. Now I have to admit, I did take a few extra steps today just becuase I was wearing it...but I guess that's the point right? I'm still working on my goal of losing 40lbs by June. We'll see if I can acutally do it! But I have to admit, I'm trying really hard.
So far, I've lose 5 lbs. I think that's pretty good for two weeks. I'm counting points with weight watchers online and I'm working out 5 days a week. I learned today that a couple of people at school lost 7 lbs and worked out 7 days. I guess I need to step it up if I want to win this competition. Acutally, there's a double bonus. I'm joining the church weight loss challenge. It's a $20 joining fee and they give weekly prizes plus overall prizes. I think I really have a chance to win part of this competition becuase I have such motivation. I will post a weekly update to let you know how I'm doing.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009


Ok...check it out! Yesterday, I was interview about a Health Challenge at my school and I have made the news, paper, and the DCS website.
Check out the link and be on of the many who hold me accountable!

Saturday, January 03, 2009


It is so incredibly weird typing '09! This past year went by so fast. I will spare the recap and just talk about what's been goin on in the world of the Pillstrom Family these days. Let's see...Christmas was awesome. The boys got more than enough. I've already posted that. I've fallen in love again. What you ask?

Edward and Bella! That's right...I gave into the teenaged man and read the most popluar young adult book this week. Well, not really actually took me less than a day. Yes, I sat down and read a whole book in less than 24 hours. I know I'm crazy. And the worst part, I'm addicted! I have been dying (no pun intended) all weekend to get the second book. I will be borrowing it from a friend tomorrow when I go to see the movie! I can't wait! I will totally recommend this one! I loved it!
We had some friends over for New Year's Eve.

These pics don't do the night justice! Amber was a hoot on the drums! Poor Kaden just wanted to have a turn! The kids actually stayed up until about 1:30am. I was shocked! They slept in until 9 the next morning. It was awesome!
Then last night......craziness!

A couple of games of Pit and then some Spoons. It was a party for the She ministry. That's where my heart seems to be these days! I love these ladies and I just love serving in this ministry!
Now...I'm just a day away from school starting back. I can't believe how fast the holiday went by! I'm glad to be getting back into a routine!
I got a new camera so stay tuned and I will try and update a lot more this year!