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October 24, 2011

girls trip 2011

Filed under: friends, me, Zumba — Jana @ 2:49 pm

My sewing group had our anual girls trip a few months back.  We went to park city this year and stayed in Shannon and Krystal’s awesome free “cabin”.  It was so nice and we were able to meet up with our world traveling friend Wendy there also, so bonus.  We had a blast.  We relaxed, shopped, ate, laughed until we cried, stayed up way too late, slept in, zumba’d , and had an all around awesome time.  Since I am too lazy to put these pictures (that everyone took) into any kind of order, you get them spewed out here… enjoy.

here is a vid of one of our zumba parties :)

If you would like a real rundown of the trip go visit Tami’s blog… she’s not a lazy blogger like me.


October 17, 2011


Filed under: carmen, family, friends, Lee, moseley, random, Zumba — Jana @ 3:48 pm

I actually didn’t die.  But my blog kind of did.  A lot has happened since the last time I posted, but luckily I suck so bad at taking pictures I don’t have that much to blog about, so I don’t feel all that overwhelmed.

I did actually get licensed to teach zumba like I said.

 I don’t have my own class yet, still trying to find the right fit for me.  I did a couple classes for my girlfriends on our girls trip… pictures of that will come in another post.

I missed blogging about Lee’s birthday.  The kids were super excited to wrap presents for him and it was pretty adorable to watch even if they did trash the place while doing it.

We’ve been to the beach a lot. (picture dump, sorry)

We took the kids to the (rip off) pumpkin patch at the mall, we ran out of tickets in about a half an hour, but the kids had fun.  And Moseley drove a little baby tractor like a champ.  He was very pleased with himself.

We got a trampoline to try and fight our kid’s addiction to video games.  Lee went out and had a slumber party on the trampoline with the kids,  which I was not about to do.  They got to have that sleeping outside experience, so that’s cool.

I dyed the tips of my hair pinks and blues… it’s subtly funky.

Here is a funny story about Carmen, One day she comes tearing into the room saying “Mom!  There is a Mouse under my bed!”  I was not happy because we have had rodent issues in the past, and if this time they were in the house instead of the garage, I was going to freak out.  So I ran up to look under her bed and this is what I found…





That was a long and random post.  I can’t promise to be better at posting, because come on.  but here is one more pic for you, just for good measure.

August 6, 2011


Filed under: baby, me, Zumba — Jana @ 3:44 pm

A few months ago, I started craving salt and knew I had to take a pregnancy test, because I just don’t crave doritos and mcdonalds french fries like that usually.  Even though it was 3 days early, I found out I was in fact, pregnant.  I was due in January and was really excited to add a 3rd little one to our family.  I got carsick easily, and was tired, but other than that I didn’t have much morning sickeness.  I had my first appointment at 9 weeks, and the doctor couldn’t find a heartbeat.  Miscarriage  number 2.  She gave me the choice of waiting to pass the “products of pregnancy”  or getting a D&C like I did last time.  Being put under is just about my worst nightmare.  I am a control freak.  Putting the control of my whole body into someone else’s hands is too much for me to handle, that plus I was in a lot of pain the last time I had the surgery, so I opted to wait it out.  Well of course my uterus is an iron trap (previous problems with delivering Carmen and such),  So even after waiting 5 weeks I still had to go in and get the D&C.  SUCK.  The surgery went fine, however,  and I am feeling my old self again.

I decided not to try again for a while.  It’s not the right time now.

Instead I decided I would have a different kind of baby… A ZUMBA BABY!

I have actually signed up for the training to become a zumba instructor.  It’s at the end of this month.  I asked my sister to come down and do it with me, and she said yes, so I couldn’t be more excited.

Two years ago, I went to my first zumba class (with Dionne, the best zumba instructor ever!).  It changed my life.

Up to that point, I had literally never worked out.  I like to be comfortable.  I had gym class in high school and that’s the extent of my fitness history.  I took that first Zumba class and had my eyes opened.  I had no idea you could work out and have fun at the same time.  I had a smile on my face the whole class.  I had found what was missing in my life.  It gave me a small break from my kids each day (which really helps me harness my chi), helped me lose the 49 pounds I had gained while pregnant with Moseley, and transformed my body from soft and squishy to tighter and (slightly) more defined (now if I could only quit pioneer woman). :)  I even have somewhat of a booty again, which had pretty much deflated after my first two giant babies (which might also be thanks to pioneer woman ;).  Plus it just let me JAM, which I haven’t ever really done before, since I never took dance or anything as a kid.  I told my sister about it, and she got hooked too.

I will keep you posted if I ever actually teach a class, but I am so excited to be one step closer.  I have been saying I wanted to get certified for forever and am so glad I am finally just going to do it.  The training is with Gina Grant, who is the hot chick from the zumba video game commercials… so it should be pretty amazing.

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