The Leazott Family

All of the happenings of the Leazott Family!

Update… February 9, 2011

Filed under: Family,Levi — Christine @ 12:00 PM

Levi is officially on the Sterling regional fleet.  He just started running loads last night.  This means he should be home more often.  Instead of getting to see him once a month like we have for the past few months we should get to see him at least once a week.  Huge improvement!  We did just get to spend the weekend with him while he did his reset, so that was nice…unfortunately I had to get horribly sick while he was here… 

I just really hope this works out for us…we need something to work out!


Change of plans… December 2, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christine @ 12:33 AM

See how much time I have on my hands…


I was just going to blog about my weight loss on our family blog, but I think I am going to keep it separate.  I don’t want to overshadow family things and vise verse.  Again, I feel like I have a lot to say.  Not that any of it is worth while, but I like to talk and this is a way that I can just talk and talk and not worry about boring anyone to death or worry that I am making it all about me.  This is all about me!  If I want to post 20 times in one day…I will!  If people think it is boring or repetitive they don’t have to read it, but I will feel better because I got it all out!  Make sense?  It sounds good to me!

So go check it out! The Road To Skinny Me!



Phase two… December 1, 2010

Filed under: Levi — Christine @ 9:19 PM

Is it retarded to post more than once a day?  Oh well, I have a lot to say…


Sometime early this morning Levi was picked up by his phase 2 trainer.  This is where they show you what it is like to lease…as well as get you some more miles under someone wing.  So from Hammond, IN they went to Le Salle, IL to pick up a load and Levi is driving the first leg of their 2000 mile journey to Sacramento, CA.  From there they will head to Yuma, AZ to pick up a load of lettuce bound for Chicago, then back to La Salle to start all over.  This is his trainers dedicated route.  So this is what he will be doing as long as he is with this trainer.

How long this phase will last will depend on what Levi (we) choose to do: lease or company drive.  There are pros and cons to both sides…we just have to decide.  I just hope we don’t make the wrong choice.  If we choose to lease he would be done in as little as 10 days.  If we choose the company truck it could be up to 60 days.

Leasing = More miles, more pay per mile, more costs: fixed and per mile

Company Truck = Less miles, less pay per mile, little to no costs

It sounds like a no brainer, but its not.  If he did company he would (hopefully) be doing a local dedicated route out of the Walmart DC in Sterling.  Sounds great!  But they have made it seem way to good to be true.  Plus they are always looking for drivers for this route.  If it’s really that great why doesn’t anyone stick around?!  That is what worries me…  Plus company drivers are at the bottom of the food chain, they only get whatever miles are leftover.  Leasing drivers get first pick.  So when the miles are gone, they’re gone.  You need miles to get paid…

If he chooses to lease he would also become a phase two trainer which just requires a four hour class.  This would give him around double the miles, his and a students, which equals more pay.  With all of the cost involved with leasing we believe this is the only way leasing would be worth it. 

So I don’t know…  We’ll figure it out, I just hate making these decisions.

Until next time,



Thanks isn’t enough…

Filed under: Christine — Christine @ 3:59 PM

I am sitting here holding back tears…

I need to say something to some people and I don’t want to call them out by name because I don’t feel that it is important for everyone to know who they are , but in their enormous hearts these people know who they are! Does that make sense?  Some of them I have known forever, some for only a year or two and some have only recently or very recently come into my life.  This is something I should probably say face-to-face, but it’s difficult for me to bring up let alone get it out without crying like a baby.

I appreciate everything you have done and continue to do for me.  I appreciate it more than I could ever put into words.  People who don’t need to care or have their own things to worry about.  People who I barely know.  People who have opened their life up to me and have graciously stepped into mine.  People who like me for me and who support me and listen to me.  It really means the world to me! 

I know that none of you expect anything in return, but please just know that I am here for you!  Whenever you need something…anything!  Big or small…

Thank You!



Weight Watchers… November 30, 2010

Filed under: Christine — Christine @ 11:45 PM

About four weeks ago I was sitting in McDonald’s playland with some MOPS moms, the kids were playing and we were chatting and proofing some fundraiser orders. One of the moms was talking about how she had been doing Weight Watchers (WW) and how much she liked it. Well, that got me thinking… “I think I could do that!” So I went to a meeting with her that night.

Here I am, four weeks later…  I’ve lost 12lbs. and I love the program.  It is easy to follow, I’m satisfied with what I can eat and from time to time I can have whatever I want, in moderation and within my points for that day.  I had Nutter Butters and milk before bed a couple of nights ago!  I am just happy I have found something I like and I feel like I will be able to stick with….Only time will tell!

Here is my horrid “before” picture.  It’s not a true “before” picture since it is from this week, four weeks in, but it’s what you get!

Until next time,



Hello World!

Filed under: Family — Christine @ 4:47 PM

For a while I have been considering starting a blog about our family, so here we go! 

It will mostly just keep you up to date on what we are up to, where in the country Levi is, what silly or adorable thing Riley did, what I’ve been up to in life and photography…  I may complain a bit or just share my feelings on certain things that have been happening around here.  Expect the unexpected as well as the expected!  I will also try to post pictures frequently so all of the out-of-town family can see how big Riley is getting  or just to show off some of my work. 

You may feel like this is overkill with Facebook and all, but I will more likely go more in-depth with things here.  I don’t feel like Facebook offers that…

Happy Reading!!

Here is one for this past weekend…

Until next time,