Sunday, September 16, 2012

New Beginnings

I love Fall.

The air turns crisper, the leaves change colors and fall from the trees, school & activities start up's all good in my book.

There is something about this time of year that just feels right for changing things up, for starting something new.

Many "new" things around here, starting with my awesome blog makeover compliments of Blog Sites By Suzy!  

If you're reading me in a reader, click over and check my new look, I promise you won't be disappointed.  Before, it was really quite dingy around here...brown on brown, with a brown header that was created within the first few months of me starting to blog. I like to write, but I don't pretend to know much about how to make a blog look nice.  Suzy was wonderful to work with and I think she did a great job making this space look much more like ME!

Oh, and you'll probably notice my snazzy signature line she designed as well.  In case you don't really know me, my name is Amy.  When I started blogging 4 years ago, (has it really been that long!?!), I didn't know what I was going to fill this space with and decided to be kind of anonymous, or at least try to be.  It just feels like it's time to let the "Photogrl" persona go.  It fit when I began this journey, but doesn't really fit anymore.

In other "new" news, Miss O. is about two weeks into a new school year.

Third grade is tough, but she's enjoying it.  On the other hand, I'm struggling with her budding independence.  I know that I have to start letting her do some things by herself, but it's a balancing act between watching her grow and not wanting to see her fail.

I often wonder if it's even harder because I'm raising 2 two year olds at the same time.  Sometimes I feel like I need a reminder that Miss O. is not a baby! 

Finally, in the "new" news of this Fall, I decided to join a new class at the local Y called, "Run to Lose". 

I've tried running in the past, trying the Couch to 5K plan, only falling off the wagon about 2 weeks every time I've tried because of getting sick, a child getting sick, or life just getting in the way.  I don't like to run, but I have too many friends that absolutely love it and keep telling me to give it a try.

The class seems to be like a Couch to 5K, only in a group setting, along with some nutrition information.  I'm excited and hopeful that this will ignite a passion for running in me...and if not, maybe I can at least lose a few inches and pounds!

So, that's what's new around here....what's new with you?



  1. Good luck with your class. I can't think of a better season to start a new plan. I love Fall too. I am doing the walking thing while C is in school in hopes of finding more of the energy I need to keep up with B. Good luck to us both. :)

  2. I hope you like the program and see where it takes you!
    Love the new digs :)

    E has started acting wayyy more independent since starting Kindergarten so I can't imagine how a 3rd grader would be :)

  3. So, I had NO idea your name was Amy! lol.

    Have fun in your class! I did the couch to 5 k program after Isaac was born, and picked running back up after Eliza. HOwever, I don't run as much as I"d like or as far because I just don't have the childcare. Anyway, I disgress. I hope its fabulous!

  4. Looks snazzy! That Suzy does a great job :)

    Good luck with your class!

  5. It looks great!! I'm sure Miss O will do fabulous in 3rd grade :-) I think the program at the Y is a good idea. You will have people to run with and support (in addition to us here :-) ) I used to run and I loved it. I was very slow but I felt good doing it. Good luck!

  6. I think your new look is fabulous!

    Hope you have a blast in your class!