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35 memories of my first pregnancy

December 18, 2008

December 18, 2008 20 days to go.  While lying in bed  earlier today I began rubbing my belly realizing that any day now, Christian will be arriving. While a part of me feels saddened when that day arrives, a part of me naturally feels anxious to hold, kiss and hug him. Nothing can explain how it feels like to have a live, human being existing inside of you. It’s an experience I’ve longed for  my entire life an initiation into…

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LCHS 10 year reunion

December 2, 2008

December 2, 2008 On Saturday night I attended the Laguna Creek High School 10 year reunion. It was an event most people were iffy’ about. After all, high school is a transient time and learning curve for most people. As for me, I’ve always been a bit of a social butterfly so it wasn’t too hard to feel  at home with people I spent 4+ years of my life with. While high school was definitely hard sometimes, I can’t give…

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Existing for 28 years.

November 26, 2008

November 25, 2008 As I type, I am in a hotel at the Redwood National Park,  semi-alert from fatigue after visiting Crater Lake in Oregon and other surrounding hiking areas. It was a nice break from Sacramento as it has been very busy for us these last few months; from our FWB programs, article deadlines, doctor’s appointments, family engagements, professional responsibilities and holiday and baby preparations. When David asked what I wanted for my birthday coming up on Wednesday, I…

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Soldier of Life: Volume 2

November 19, 2008

November 18, 2008 Check out my 2nd compilation of writings titled, “Soldier of Life: Volume 2” Foreward: I am so humbled by all the things that has happened in the years since I began writing publicly. In the years between 2006-2007 I experienced many things: I traveled to Missouri, New York, Thailand and Malaysia. I ended a relationship, moved home to Sacramento and I quit my job. These years represent one of the greatest growth periods of my life. I…

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an Explosive evolution

November 13, 2008

November 12, 2008 Last Tuesday on Election Day, I cooked some pot stickers for lunch.  After boiling them, I decided to stir fry them as well (which I usually don’t) since David was outside cleaning out the garage. So after letting the oil heat, I placed 3 pot stickers into the frying pan and then all of a sudden.WHOOM! There was a burst of fire 3 feet high and larger than any flame I had seen in person. I immediately…

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Top 6 ways to frugally eat in a poor economy

November 10, 2008

According to new reports, while store chains like Mervyn’s, Linen-n-things and Circuit City are closing down…McDonald’s is actually going up!! In November their sales rose 8.2%! Similar to the Stock Market Crash earlier this fall, it seems that the cheap food industry is getting  a boost from this poor economy. So what are the things YOU can do to combat buying the sugary, sweet, salty and fried foods that conveniently come cheaply in boxes and bags? Here are my tips…

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Lessons in Patience.

November 4, 2008

November 3, 2008 I feel the baby every day now. I’m starting to feel the baby kick right below my chest and have witnessed the baby move and shift my abdominal walls. My first real experience with the baby moving was on Wednesday last week  when I was laying on the couch and started feeling a tug in my belly. All of a sudden, I started seeing a huge bump elevate my skin. Then the baby started to shift on…

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the American Dream

October 28, 2008

October 28, 2008 This weekend we celebrated my parents 30th wedding anniversary. It was an elegant and fun event, captured by a theme or red and pearls. It was a night filled with lots of Chinese food, exotic centerpieces, a chocolate fountain, a photo booth, a live band and lots of wine and champagne (which I didn’t drink.) My parents met in New Zealand while members of a music ministry for their church. It was fateful they met at that…

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the only thing constant…is LOVE

October 8, 2008

October 7, 2008 Today was a good day. Actually, it was better than good it was perfect. I woke up early, – Had a protein shake with cereal. (A day is always good when you take in protein – Posted motivations and articles on Fitness Cure. – Went with David to get lab work done. (For my pregnancy tests) – Picked up Stephanie to attend the First 5 Commission Board Meeting. – Was ecstatic when awarded a grant for FWB.…

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Top 6 Fit things to jumpstart your New Year countdown.

October 1, 2008

It’s now 3 months until the end of 2008. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT??? This is the time when I usually start getting into gear with my goals – I prepare for all the festivities and FOOD ahead…and the best part of this season? LESS PEOPLE AT THE GYM. I’ve already noticed a decline actually. It’s not GOOD in the sense that I want EVERYONE to workout all the time regardless of weather, but at the same time…it sure feels good…

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