Monday, August 4, 2008

Episode II – Return of the Harv-Dawg

Last week I told you to respond if you enjoyed my post. I only received 5 responses, all of which were positive. Therefore, either the rest of you did not like it and were too nice to tell me or only 5 people read our blog. For purposes of my self-esteem and the continuation of my part of the blog I am going to assume that the latter is true.

Here are this week’s numbers:

Weight Loss –
Cecilia – This Week: 2 pounds Total: 12 pounds
Ryan – This Week: 2.5 pounds Total: 16.5 pounds

Morning & Evening Prayer and Scripture Study –
Morning Prayer – 7 out of 7
Evening prayer and S.S. – 7 out of 7
As we were sitting in church on Sunday morning in Keokuk, Iowa, the gentleman giving the lesson asked us if we had said our prayers that morning. As I thought about it I realized that we had not said our morning companionship prayer. Luckily it was only 11:00 a.m. so after class my wife and I went into a room in the church to say our prayer. That was close!

Tennis –
38 consecutive hits!

Exercise –
Cecilia – Once again she was able to complete the entire body attack workout. She even added real weights instead of water bottles. Her goal is to do the entire thing 3 times this week.
Ryan – Ran 15 miles this week. Ran 3.0 miles in…..19:58! I did it! When I set off on my quest to beat my sister in a 5K this winter I set a goal to run 3.0 miles in under 20 minutes before December. I guess I underestimated myself because I completed that goal and I still have 4 1/2 months to go. Watch out Chelsea!

Stay-at-home-mom –
Cecilia – Is very excited about writing this story about her dad. She is constantly having me read her work to make sure that it makes sense. She does not however ask for literary advice; for that she goes to her sister Alicia.
Ryan – My goal here was to help my wife out when I get home from work to give her a break. This last weekend I changed more poopy diapers during our Nauvoo trip than I want to for the rest of my life. Trips are much different with a baby that needs to be fed and changed every 2 seconds. I am reconsidering this goal.

Missionary Work –
Before the Nauvoo Pageant, a 13 year old member of the cast approached us and asked if there was anybody that the missionaries could share the gospel with. We referred our Chinese neighbors.

Temple –
In January our stake president challenged us to go to the temple at least once a month together. In Utah that was relatively easy, but out here it has been a little more difficult. But we have made it so far on June 21, July 26, and August 2.

TV/Reading –
A few weeks ago we made a goal not to watch any more television (except for the upcoming Olympics and except when we are exercising). This was somewhat difficult at first because we had gotten into a bad habit of watching a lot of TV at night. Instead, we are reading Mark Twain’s Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. We are about halfway through.


Robin said...

Hi Celia-I blog stalked you off of Alicia's blog. I hope you don't mind!!

Scott's Blog said...

Hey! I'm a faithful reader. Just not a faithful replyer.

Your goals are a great idea. I might need to implement them on my blog.;-)

Cecilia has good entries and yours was OK, Ryan. But if Ryan is going to post, let's here more about city government. Even though I'm the only one that probably wants to hear that stuff.

Harvdawg said...

I guess i need to give credit where credit is due eh? Your blog is the only one that I read prior to ours. It was so entertaining that I had to steal all of your ideas. I'll have to mention that on my next blog!

I hope you're doing well. I'll have to mention a little bit of what I am doing with the city in future posts.

Lani said...

Great progress guys! But, I can't imagine either of you needing to lose 35 lbs. I too found you on Alicia's blog. Bella is adorable!