Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Monday, February 27, 2012

Warrior Dash

Well, as you can imagine, my Warrior Dash training came to a halt when CPS came knocking at my door and then when the drama continued to unfold. Actually, it probably happened a little before that with traveling, birthday celebrations and Valentine's day.

I wish I was like Curtis, and could run my stress out. But I'm still not enough of a runner to find joy in running (though I DO feel better after I do it!). I wish I was like my friend and didn't feel like eating when I was stressed. Instead I stress eat, and can't imagine how much weight I've gained recently (I can't remember the last time I weighed, because I'm pretty sure I'll be discouraged by the number, not motivated).

Despite all that, I'm going to do the Warrior Dash! I won't be as ready as I was hoping to be. But if there's one thing that I've learned in the past 11 months, it's that your goals might change, but you still need to press on and not just give up. The Warrior Dash is my goal. I'm going to push on towards that goal, trying my best to get back on track in the next 2 and a half weeks. I won't beat myself up if I haven't hit 50 lbs lost. I won't be discouraged when I'm not able to run as much of the Dash as I was hoping. I will push on towards my goal, knowing that life's thrown me a few curve balls in the past few weeks.

This week, I'm working towards breaking the stress eating, and start calorie counting again. I'm also going to job as much as possible, and do a little Zumba to get my body used to cardio again. I will remind myself that though things are challenging, I still want to continue on my weight loss journey and challenge myself physically.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

One week ago....

One week ago, things in my life got a little crazy.

Actually, A LOT crazy.

CPS showed up at my door, informing me that allegations had been made against Curtis and me. I was shocked, scared, and very uncertain. We scheduled a time for the interview.

I spent most of Thursday crying, making phone calls, crying, trying to be normal for the kids, crying, stress eating, crying and cleaning.

Friday morning, 8:30, our house was spotless, the children we all clean and looked adorable, Curtis and I looked like non neglectful parents who didn't partake in excessive drinking. The doorbell rang, and when I answered, only one case worker was there. He informed us that we would need to rescheduled our interview for Monday.


The entire weekend, the coming interview weighed on my heart and mind. Though I knew we had nothing to worry about, there was no doubt in my mind that our family was under attack. And not just a physical attack. But a spiritual attack.

Monday came, and I was ready for battle. Curtis and I had spent so much time in prayer, both together and personally, wrapping our hearts, minds, children and home in prayer. We had prayer warriors standing with us, also bathing our family in prayer.

The interview went smoothly. We were told when CPS left that all charges were found without backing, and that all allegations would be dropped.

Praise God!!

However, something else came up, due to the interview. I can't go into details at this point, but I covet your prayers as Curtis and I are in the midst of another battle. I can tell you that our family is not in immediate danger, however the whole thing is taking a huge mental and emotional toll on Curtis and me.

Through all this, God has been teaching me so much. Hopefully, as things wind down (hahah!!! like that ever happens around here), I'll be able to share more of my heart.

And for those of you who were curious, the CPS thing is what prompted me to go private with this blog. Never would I have imagined that my family journal and testimony to God's goodness would be the means of attacking our family. But it was.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

In my head

Here are some verses that have been floating through my head for the past few days. Isn't God good to give us his Word to encourage us?

"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic power over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all to stand firm." Ephesians 6:10-13

"Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil." Ephesians 4:25-26

And then there are the Psalms. There have been so many that I've read, related to, and drawn strength and encouragement from. Here's just a couple.

"Now I know that the Lord saves his anointed;
he will answer his from his holy heaven
with the saving might of his right hand.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
They collapse and fall,
but we rise and stand upright."
Psalm 20:6-8

"But as for me, I shall walk in my integrity;
redeem me, and be gracious to me.
My foot stands on level ground;
in the great assembly I will bless the Lord."
Psalm 26:11-12

"But I trust in you, O Lord;
I say, 'You are my God.'
My times are in your hand;
rescue me from the hand of my enemies and
from my persecutors!
Make your face shine on your servant;
save me in your steadfast love!
O Lord, let me not be to put to shame,
for I call upon you;
let the wicked be put to shame;
let them go silently to Sheol.
Let the lying lips be mute,
which speak insolently again the righteous
in pride and contempt."
Psalm 31:14-18

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Big Boy Sunday school

For awhile, Timothy has been aware that when we go into church for Sunday school, he doesn't get to go the same way as his siblings. They hurry off down the education wing, and he would make the long, lonely walk to the nursery.

As of last Sunday, he no longer has to take the walk for Sunday school! Timothy is now in the "big boy class" with the wonderful Ms. Becky and Ms. Sally as his teachers.

And do you know what that means? There are no Krajca children in the nursery during the Sunday school hour. I'm a bit happy about that fact!

Thursday, February 16, 2012


I'm changing this blog to private. Please send me an e-mail, or leave a comment if you're interested in continuing to read it.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Turning Two

On the 2nd, Timothy turned two! We had a nice day as a family, enjoying time with our big boy. It's a little bittersweet, knowing that my last baby is now two.

We started the day off with a trip to Shipleys. After a yummy breakfast, Timothy was ready to open presents! It's fun now that he's aware of the whole present opening concept. :-)

For lunch, I made sloppy joes, tater tots and mandrin oranges, all of which are favorites for this little guy.

Dinner was a trip to McDonald's before Elizabeth had dance.

After dance, we headed home for CUPCAKES!!!!

Our day was simple, sweet, and filled with fun memories.

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Warrior Dash

It's official.

Curtis and I (along with a few friends!) are registered for a Warrior Dash.

I've added a countdown to the sidebar to help motivate me. I'm a little nervous that there really isn't a ton of time left, and I'm just starting my training. But, as I told my friend who's dashing with me, "I work well under pressure!"

To help prepare myself, I'm doing the Couch to 5K program. Curtis loves running, and though I'm not a natural runner, he did tell me that, "You're getting there!" Hey, I'll take whatever I can get! I'm also doing some strength training, focusing on the upper body. That way, if I break a leg, or my legs just give out, I can drag myself across the finish line. A girl's gotta have a plan, after all.

Curtis has also set a goal for himself. His goal is to make sure I make it across the finish line in one piece.

Not only am I training for the Warrior Dash, but I've also decided that I want to have lost a total of 50lbs by race day. According to my last weigh in (which was a couple weeks and a birthday ago) I need to lose about 8 more pounds. Totally doable.... if I apply myself.

If you had told me a year ago that I would be chronicling my training for a Warrior Dash, and attempting to have lost 50lbs, I don't think I would have believed you. That should remind you that a lot can change in a year, and the best thing you can do is take it one day at a time, working hard, and giving your best.

Happy 2nd birthday, Timothy!

Two years ago, Timothy turned our world upside down when he was born over a month early with a cleft lip. And now that he's entering the "training twos" he's REALLY turning our world upside down. But we're so thankful for him, and the joy and excitement he brings to our life.

Happy birthday, Timothy!!