Thursday, October 17, 2013

Lots of changes! Travel, Diets, Home Schooling and Moving!

I haven't blogged on here in a while. I was keeping up with the C2VBAC blog but then we found out that Jay's vasectomy was scarring over. We found this out about a three or four weeks ago. I went through my stages of grief, lots of anger and crying. We discussed IVF w/ ICSI, adoption and decided that at this point we needed to just wait. Wait to see if this is something we really want or not, wait to see which path we should go down. I have two amazing little boys and I don't want to take anything away from them to add more children to our family. I want to afford them everything they deserve.

Jay leaves in over a week for WOCS and while he's gone, I will be working on my health. I'd like to lose some weight and work on my fitness. I will be taking it slow and mostly at home stuff due to us being with out Jay to help watch the kids while I go out to work out. I've decided to help myself lose weight, I'd be trying Nutrisystem. I've heard the good and the bad and I decided I'd give it a shot. I should be getting my shipments in sometime next week. I'll hopefully start late next week or the beginning of the following week.

We've also decided to take Jayson out of school and home school, due to a lot of planned travel and our upcoming move. We will be traveling to visit with family and then go to Jay's graduation in December. Hopefully the kids will enjoy our trip. I haven't done a long road trip with just the kids and I in a while, I figured I should test my sanity. Haha! Then in April, we have a trip to Disney World planned in conjunction with our PCS to Hawaii. Plus with a lot of the reviews of the local schools in Hawaii, I've decided that I'd feel more comfortable with home schooling Jayson rather than sending him to public school. This has been something Jay and I have been discussing and debating for a few years now and we've finally decided to take the leap. Jayson is super excited about it. We're planning on keeping him in Cub Scouts and when we get to Hawaii, we'll look into sports and possible music/instrument lessons. I'd love for Jayson to learn to play an instrument but I'd like to leave that up to him. His curriculum will be in next week also and I plan on starting his home schooling shortly after receiving the curriculum.

I will try to keep the blog up with updates on my progress within Nutrisystem and home schooling. Jayson, Jay and I decided together that we would be using My Father's World 1st Grade curriculum. I will give reviews and thoughts as we proceed through the curriculum.  I will also update once a week on my fitness, diet and weight progress through my diet. Eventually I will get a "before" picture up. Hopefully once a month or every two weeks, I'll post an updated photo, no promises though!

Until next week!