As you know from keeping up with the Lowe Down, there's work going on to get this family fit and fabulous for 2014. 2013 was a great year for a baby, but not a great year for my physique, so I am hoping to get it back to where I want it this year. We got a new elliptical to keep upstairs in our game room because I can't seem to stick to running and I always find a reason not to go to the gym.
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It's that time of the year again! You know, the time of year when you make promises to yourself and your family that you won't keep and vow to change your life, only to give up on it a few weeks or even days later.
In the interest of stepping out against the crowd and actually changing my life for the better and keeping myself accountable, I'd like to follow up on the goals I made this time last year before I set any moving forward. If you want to read last year's full post, you can see it here.
I really feel like it wasn't that long ago that I was writing the 2012 in review post, but here we are almost a year later, and we're reflecting on 2013. I can say with confidence that 2013 was the fastest year in the history of the Lowe fam. Here's the Lowe Down on how we spent our 2013:
I hereby designate Christmas 2013 "Sickmas 2013" - so far, four of the eight members of our family have contracted some form of the stomach bug. Riley's had it twice now. Christmas morning, though, we were all feeling well and got up at 7AM for our Christmas morning traditions.
Santa took care of the girls - Riley got a Baby Einstein activity table and Alli got an easel with paints and a chalkboard and the rest of the stuffed Ninja Turtles (she already had Mikey).
We had a yet another wonderful Christmas with our families, but it didn't start out that way. Friday kicked off great with Ugly Sweater Day at work, followed by Alli's Christmas party at school.
Last Friday Alli had a Christmas Party at her school and Ryan, Riley and I all got to go. The party was "Minute to Win It" games with a Christmas theme.
One game involved a team of three wrapping one kiddo up to look like a snow man. Guess whose kid volunteered to be the snowman?
From us here at the Lowe Down, we wish you and yours a very merry Christmas. Enjoy your time with the family, the presents, and try to stop eating the molasses cookies, please. Okay, just one more.
I know we aren't exploiting Christmas like we did last year. I had all of my shopping done, the presents were mostly wrapped, and I had pretty much whipped Christmas into shape. But this year, not so. This year, I am one of the poor saps still Christmas shopping on December 19th. By the way, I really resent that they've been calling this "last minute Christmas shopping" for a week now. Come on, it's not like it's Christmas Eve here, people.