Monday, March 24, 2008


My baby is 10 years old! Saturday we celebrated Gillian’s birthday with lots of family, friends, food, and fun. The party ended with a private game of Laser Tag at Laser Quest! That has to be about the coolest place ever! She had a great time as did all of her friends. It was a lot of fun.

Yesterday I became an older ninja. My 35th birthday was shared with the Easter Bunny this year which is a brand new one for me. Palm Sunday has fallen on my birthday before but never Easter. After the sunrise service at church and the rest of the resurrectiony goodness of the morning, my birthday was spent at home with my wife and kids. I dozed in and out all day while I sat on the couch. It made for a perfect day in my very busy book. I also realized that since I was diagnosed at age 17, I can now say that I have diabetes for most of my life. I know for many of you that number was reached a long time ago but it actually was a “whoa!” moment for me.

And the last number from the title, 41. On Saturday morning I weighed in at Weight Watchers and had lost 3.8 pounds this last week bringing my total weight loss to 41 pounds. I normally post my Weight Watchers updates on Saturday mornings but for the last two weeks I have not. I actually gained 0.6 pounds each week! I notice that I go up a little and go down a lot. I guess I did not feel like writing about the gains those weeks. It was lame of me I know but in the future I will stay true to what I said at the beginning and post it all, the good, the bad, and the ugly.


Meghan said...

"He is 35! He is 35 indeed"


Shannon said...

Happy birthday to Gillian!

I haven't been posting my weights either because I've either lost only a few ounces or I gained a pound.

But on Saturday, I lost 3 pounds after tweaking my diet. Let's see what I do this week.

Congrats on the loss!!

Araby62 said...

Woo hoo!

Araby62 said...

Oh, and by the way, you're it:

Somehow I think the word 'ninja' may appear in your post...?!?

k2 said...

Happy Birthday to u and Gillian!!

Here's a birthday present....Kind of.
I'm tagging u.

6 word memoir.
You know the one, where you
1) Write your own six word memoir
2) Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you want
3) Link to the person that tagged you in your post, and to the original post if possible so we can track it as it travels across the blogosphere
4) Tag at least five more blogs with links; and
5) Leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play!

Hannah said...

Happy belated birthday, G-Money!

Oh, and have you visited my blog, DORKABETIC, lately? OMG ITz t34 b3sT BL0g eVARrrrRRR! (LOL @ the in-joke!)

George said...

You all rock my world in a big way!

hannah r0x0rz!!1

Scott K. Johnson said...

Happy belated birthdays to you and Gillian. I love you guys!

And isn't it CRAZY how you have to eat to lose weight? Nutz I tell you!