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Mike and I have been married for 10 years now, and luckily we still like each other! We've been together for over 15 years and we've spent it traveling, backpacking, climbing, skiing, triathloning, marathoning, sailing, eating, and going on as many adventures as possible. We now have two beautiful boys, Sam & Charlie, and we couldn't be more excited about seeing a whole new world through their eyes in the years to come!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

A Lot to Catch Up On...

1. Sam's First Camping Trip

We took Sam camping for the first time last weekend. We went to Moab and camped in the Sand Flats campground with our friends Jeff & Shera, Cam & Cindy, and our new friends Jared & Jen. All together we had a 6 year old plus 7 kids under 3!!

The weather was BEAUTIFUL, and we did two short, kid-friendly hikes: Corona Arch & The Millcreek Swimming Hole. We had a blast, but it turns out camping in a tiny, two-man backpacking tent with a 2 month old is really hard! We barely had any room, and while Sammy slept great, we slept terribly trying not to smash him. Needless to say, we ended up spending the second night in a hotel in Moab. Time to get a bigger tent!

Here are some pics and videos that I took during the trip on our little camera:


Sammy enjoying Moab in the nude


Cam and the kids on the way to Corona Arch


Jack taking a break after working hard on the way to Corona Arch


Kenny took the easy way up on Jeff's back, and he LOVED it! Here he is having a snack on the way up.


Sam tried out his baseball cap for the first time. It's a little big, but it worked great!


Mike and Sammy on the way to the watering hole


The Whitmers on the way to the watering hole


Jeff and Jack at the watering hole


Sam getting cooled off after a long hike!

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2. Weight Watchers Week 2

I ate too much junk food during the camping trip and gained 1 lb, total bummer! Bootcamp starts tomorrow, so wish me luck. I'll definitely lose weight, but they make you wear a 20 lb weight vest the first week, so there will most likely be tears involved. I'm terrified.

3. Happy Birthday To Me

Thursday was my Birthday! We dropped the kid off with Aunt Amy and Grandpa Blommer, and Mike took me to The Melting Pot for dinner. It was delicious as always, and we stuffed ourselves!

For my present this year Mike watched Sam while I went skiing for the day at Alta with Shera. This was a big deal because I'm breastfeeding, and I've never been away from Sam long enough to miss a feeding, and skiing meant I would miss two feedings! I pumped two bottles, and Mike fed Sam for the first time. It all worked out great, and it's such a feeling of freedom to know that I can skip a feeding here or there when I need to.

4. Skiing Post Pregnancy

As mentioned above, I went skiing yesterday for the first time since being pregnant. The weather was AMAZING, and the snow was good. I was ridiculously out of shape, but I still had a blast! Thanks to Shera for skipping the back country for a day and going with me to the resort, and for being so understanding about me pumping in the parking lot...twice! We were both bummed that we forgot our cameras, but I can assure you that we were lookin' good!

5. Sammy at 10 Weeks

Our little guy is getting so big we can't believe it! Everyday he gets more fun. Lately he likes to shrug his shoulders when he giggles, and it's so cute I can't even stand it. He also had two nights in a row this week where he slept for 6 hours straight!













Thursday, March 19, 2009

Weight Loss Update & New Pics of Sam

Last night was my first weigh-in at WW, and I lost 3.2 lbs, so that's awesome!! Hopefully I can keep this up and get the weight off before the triathlon in July. It was hard though because breastfeeding makes me so hungry all day!! Other than stuffing myself at Olive Garden on Monday night, and the gigantic chinese food meal we had on Friday night, I did pretty well! I guess maybe I could have lost 6 lbs without those two binges, dang! I'll do better this week.

Here are some adorable 2 month pics of Sam!









Saturday, March 14, 2009

Sam's First Hike

Sam went on his first hike today at the ripe old age of 2 months! We took him up Adam's Canyon, which is a pretty trail to a waterfall just north of Kaysville. We only hiked for about an hour, and he slept through the whole thing, but I think he had a great time anyway!





As you can see above, he was so excited about the hike as he was getting into his carseat before we left...





Then his excitement turned into slumber during the car ride there...







And he kept sleeping during the hike...



And here we are all done! Doesn't he look like he had a great time?!

Yes, I was on this hike too. I was actually the photographer. We had some nice people take a picture of the three of us together, but after I saw how truly gigantic I still am I opted not to post the picture of myself. It did motivate me even more to lose the weight though. You may have noticed that my weight loss countdown to the right hasn't changed in a couple weeks, well, unfortunately, that's because I haven't lost any weight! I did join Weight Watchers this week though, so check back next week for an update!