Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Keep Austin Weird!

Just by living here, I am doing my part.
Life so far in Austin is pretty good. It is a little lonely without our friends, but we're managing. We have been separated for two weeks, so it is pretty easy right now just to have some family time. The move out of Dallas was atrocious! The moving company tried (with a little success) to rip me off. It was so packed in the truck and my mom's car that sadly some stuff didn't move with us to Austin (i.e. the vacuum, the broom, mop and some other things). There was barely enough room for Noah in the car! Good thing, the drive went well. Then the movers here in Austin unloaded the truck no problem and didn't rip us off. We took my parents to our fave diner here in Austin, Magnolia Cafe. They loved it, although, I don't know if they loved it AS MUCH as Isaac and I. There is a special place in our heart for the Magnolia Cafe and we love the food. Saturday was filled with unpacking and we got so much done. Sunday we went to our new ward and it has already split. Apparently. they are making a new stake and we are in said stake. Other than that, we have just been getting around town as much as we can afford to GAS-$3.49!!! OUCH!!!). More updates to come, more unpacking to do. Miss all of you we left behind in Dallas. Nikki, I haven't even HAD a Dr. Pepper yet, it makes me think of you. Heather, yes, your loom is still in my car, email me your addy and I will mail it to you use Di, I won't get a snow cone until I see you again, I will have to hold myself over on ice cream. Loves and misses from the Holc's!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

So hard to say goodbye

Today was good, I got some stuff done that I have been meaning to do for a while. I also got to go see the Warnick's. Gavie is so cute and offered up kisses with no promptings! It is so cool to see how much Elyse has grown up, she is doing such a good job and I am so proud of her. Mama Warnick loved seeing Noah and is so glad to have another grandbaby. Papa Warnick was flying so he didn't get to meet him. I love that whole family so much, they all mean so much to me.
After that I went to go eat dinner with Nikki. We went to Johnny Carino's and ate WAY too much. It was so good to see her and I am going to miss her so much. I t was good to talk to her and catch up. Then, we went to Target for one last trip...bittersweet.
I will post pics on the whole day!
Noah did go to the pedi today and you will all be happy to know that his growing is back on track!!!! Yeah!!!
I stayed out too late...9:30 and Di was worried about me. I love her, she is taking care of me since Isaac is out of town.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Di is getting her wish

Well, I have a good reason this time, we are moving and super busy.
Life without your companion is hard, I guess that's why they are meant to be there for eternity. I miss Isaac, he left this afternoon to go back to Austin. Luckily, it is only 5 more days and then Noah and I will be down there. The move is going good, we still have a lot to do, but it is cool. Last week I went home to East Texas for a little boondockin', it was great! I got to see all sorts of family and friends and they all got to meet Noah. Kenzie got fleas there like she always does when we go down there. Seriously, we could put like 15 tubes of frontline on her and she would still come back with a flea family, it is really annoying. Plus, she is kinda obsessive so she won't stop scratching even though we have killed them all. Anyways, not an exciting story, but what do you want I was in East Texas for a week. Until later, love and peace!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

See I am getting better

Hey everyone. So, I feel like a slacker blogger after reading a friend/old boss' blog. Hers are filled with insights into her deepest thoughts and fears. Mine are all about trying to catch up on blogging.
With that, I decided to share something a little more personal with you. Now I am in an inner struggle. I have accomplished something so amazing, so beautiful, more feminine than shoes and clothes and pretty hair. I have given life to another human being, and for that, I need to pat myself on the back. Yet, I am plagued with my new body...or rather, my OLD body. You see, some of you may have known me as "big brandi" and saw an amazing transformation to "skinny brandi" (ok so, I wasn't skinny but 145 ain't bad). I had lost an astonishing 70 lbs. I had never felt more confident and sexy. Now, after having Noah, I am almost back to my old weight (not as big as I was). I have some vacation (before Noah "with me" I gained about 10 lbs in San Fran). I have baby weight to lose (about 30 lbs) and finally, I have bed rest weight to lose. I had done so well through my pregnancy, I had eaten well and worked out a little. I would not trade the experience of Noah or being with him for that precious nine months for anything, but I would gladly trade the weight and emotional baggage from the weight. I know I need to give myself time, but it is so hard. I miss being fit and sexy. I am excited to lose the weight and I am trying to be creative to find times to work out.
Bottom Line...I need to get on the ball and stop whining. I can't wait to have my smokin' hot body back. Until then, "I be up in the gym just workin' on my fitness....Brandilicious!"

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Atleast it's not 3 months

So, I haven't posted in a while, but atleast it hasn't been 3 months. We are all doing well here. Big News...we are finally moving to Austin. Isaac will be starting his job on April 14th and we will be heading down on the 26th. It will be hard to not have him here for a couple of weeks, but it is a small price to pay. We are really excited. We have an apartment down there and will be making a little more money, so it's going to be really nice.
In other news, Noah went to the doctor last Tuesday. He isn't growing at the rate they want him to, so they are going to watch him until his next appointment. If he is still not growing the way they want, they will run some tests. Personally, I think he is just fine. There is nothing wrong with a small baby. He is still really healthy. He is starting on solids now, so that has been really fun.
Anywho, hope you enjoy!