Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Happy sparkly people!

Well it's that time again. . . new years. Time for all of us to set some goals and take some action. My new years resolutions are so very stereotypical that I am almost humiliated to be blogging about them but hey! You have to be accountable to someone right? Might as well be a bunch of cyberspace blog stalkers! :)

Goal #1 ~ Time to lose the baby weight! I figure it's a good time to do this seeing as how there are no longer any babies in this house. The goal is to go from my current 160 to a more reasonable 125. Richard and I got each other gym memberships for Christmas. (Well technically I gave him the "LL cool J abs" he wanted so badly and he treated me to the "Eliza Dushku physique" I have had my eyes on. We are so generous!) I also re-registered for today. I really do love this site and I recommend you check it out. I have some before pictures but to be honest I am so sad about them I will not be posting them until I have some progress ones to go with!

Goal # 2 ~ Get more organized! (I told you... super predictable!) Anybody who knows me knows that I am disorganized and a little stressed out ALL THE TIME. So I have my time management plan to help me now as well as a new day planner and a constant strive to make things more simple, less cluttered, and more clean!

Goal # 3 ~ Get back to school! It's time. I have regretted every minute since high school graduation that I didn't go to college. I think that if I don't go there is a good chance that my kids won't go. . . and I want the best for them. I want to make more money too. I want BIG things in life and I won't get them if I keep on this path. So I should be enrolled by the summer semester.

Here we go 2011! The year of Kayleigh!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

It got a little un-KIKI for a minute there!

Hello dear friends and family! Thanks for coming back to the blog. I was having a little bit of a downer for the past month and a half and it seemed inappropriate to share that here in my little land of happy and care free. How have you been? I've missed you!

Most of you have probably heard that I am not working at Comcast anymore. I loved my time there. I met a lot of really great people and had some really great experiences. That job was something I really needed at that point in my life. It walked me through a divorce, learning to love again(especially loving myself), and building a great environment for our modern family. I am so thankful that I had my time there and while I am sad to be leaving, I am excited for what the future holds!

So with a job loss in the month of December there was potential for mass hysteria. How will I give my kids a good Christmas?!?! How will we pay the bills?!?! How can I stay home all day with the kids and not go insane?!?! Aaaaahhhh!!!! But because I surround myself with amazing people and have learned a few important lessons along the way. . . the world kept turning. A few quick shout outs:

*Frankie and Adam, our sweet sweet friends that have helped us out far more than we have helped them. Adam donated one of his own Christmas trees from his business to our family so that we could have one. I don't think you realize how important that big green bush is until you don't think you will have one. The memories you make decorating it, gathering around it, the fun of watching it glow every evening. . . those things can't be replaced. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

*Rosee. Those of you that don't know Rosee are seriously missing out. We weren't always so close but I have grown to cherish her as one of my closest friends. Thank you for checking on me often, being my mommy support friend, assisting me with getting more organized to save my sanity, and mostly for listening and accepting me and supporting me no matter what!

*Reata. The greatest not quite mom-in-law I have ever had. This woman has given me well over $1000 worth of scrapbooking stuff in the past few weeks. Thanks for supporting my new hobbies! Kisses!

Crystal. My sassy little sister. I thought I was helping you, letting you stay with us in a time of need. It turns out that you are really helping me. I have been so happy to have you here with me and the girls and to get to know you all over again. You bring sparkle to my house and a little bit of sass. I love you.

Dad and Christy. When I said we could use a little food to help us get through while it all gets straightened out I expected a dinner or two. You went above and beyond. I think you guys cut my grocery budget by 60%. Thank you so so much for all your help. We really appreciate it and love you!

Richard. My love. You are amazing. Not only did you support me emotionally and tell me that it would all be ok, you ACTUALLY made it all ok. And then you offered me a different solution for the future, opened my eyes to the possibilities. We are lucky to have a hard working, loving, supportive, but mostly fun man in our lives. I am excited to go into the future with you!

Well I have a new daily time management system and a bunch of new things to work on so it's time for me to go. Happy Holidays to all of you and thank you so much for being a part of my wonderful life!