Monday, April 27, 2009

Week 4 = 8 lbs

Today is week 4 of my diet...wait weight loss plan! And as of today, I am down exactly 8 pounds.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Boys will be boys...

His first black eye...or at least the remnants of one. It's been almost a week now, so its looking better... Poor guy was running as fast as he could, turned his head to look behind him and slammed into his grandpa's car.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Some say irony, I say God!

A little over a year ago my home was broke in to, and they stole alot of stuff... a couple thousand dollars worth in fact! We were upset...upset about the missing stuff, but more so upset that someone had came into our home uninvited! Luckily, my mom happened to see it happening since she lives beside me--and she was able to ID the vehicle and people if they could catch them. We prayed for God to help the cops catch the people...and within hours the get away car wrecked in Walkertown... one guy escaped, and they caught the other. (eventually, a few months ago, they caught the one who escaped...)

Okay, fast forward to yesterday....
I'm at work and get a familiar phone call from my mom saying someone is at my house in a yellowish truck wearing a hoodie. I know immediately its someone trying to break in. My mom seen them walking back to their truck and driving away, but couldn't tell what happen. She waits a while and walks over and can tell the door is locked still...we assumed he was going to break in but seen the sign saying our was protected by an alarm service. I called the cops to go patrol the area and look for the truck, just because even if he didn't get in my house I know he was up to something!
Then this afternoon we get home and Michael looks around the house to see if anything is missing, and we noticed they had stolen one of his boat accessories from his shop. (only worth about $250, so much better than last time but still aggravating!) Michael prayed for God to let them find the guy....Then, we call the cops to report the theft and are waiting on them to come when the detective calls.... SAME detective we dealt with last time.
He says "So, I hear you had a theft" and Michael says "Yup, and my mother in law saw him". The detective kinda laughs because its like a flash back to last year. He said "Okay, can she describe the vehicle or man to me" and Michael says "Yes. She told me he had on a black hoody and she couldn't see his face...but he was driving a yellow two tone suv with a green top" and the detective busted out laughing and said "We got him!" Apparently, the same guy had stolen a trailer from someone else....was driving down the road and somehow the trailer came unattached. There were more guys with the dude this time, standing around helping him get the trailer attached when a cop stopped them because they knew it was a stolen trailer. And since that vehicle is pretty unique, its simple to tie him to our theft.
Unfortunately he had already gotten rid of Michaels stuff, but we are just so thankful he is in jail .

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Better late than never

I just realized that I forgot to post the results for my 3rd official weigh in on Monday... (oops) Before I give results, let me just tell you this seems to get easier as I go. And a really big positive, I haven't had as hard of a time going without my daily Dr Pepper as I thought.
Okay, drum roll please............... As of today my weight loss total is 6.9 lbs!
Only 11 more to go until my goal weight!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Hello Sunshine!

It's so nice to see the sun has decided to join us once again!
Its nice enough outside to play all day...the flowers are blooming...and the trees are getting green again. Ahhhhhh.
Gets me excited for our upcoming beach trip!

Friday, April 17, 2009

What's Hell Like?

Last year my mom showed me a book she was reading titled 23 Minutes in Hell. (The author,Bill Wiese, shares his unforgettable experience during which God allowed him to see and feel the agony people endure in hell.) Honestly, I just blew it off as a "fake"...I admit it, I'm very skeptical of things like this.
Then last night Michael and I looked at a video on about this guys "experience". I'm a skeptic, but the way I figure it Hell is a horrible place--so even if this was only a dream, it is actually based on scripture so its accurate enough for me. You just have to watch for yourself.

Click here for the video

I want to add that if anyone reading this blog has any questions about how to not end up in such a horrible, scary place then all you have to do is ask God to be your savior and trust in him. If you have ANY questions just email me.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Week 2 = 4.10 lbs

I wish I could move my official weigh in up a few days, but no such luck.
The holiday weekend threw me for a loop....but I did lose, just not as much as I hoped for.
Im now down 4.10 lbs.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the
life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.
Believest thou this?
John 11:25-26

Our family has enjoyed a wonderful Easter day. This morning, before church, we all watched the movie The Passion of The Christ. What a way to start your day, and remind you what all Jesus went through for us.
And continuing with tradition, we had an Easter egg hunt at my parents home before supper tonight. The boys totally went to bed on a sugar high tonight!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Easter Traditions

Every year, for Easter, we put flowers on Michaels parents grave. They both passed away a few years ago; his father passed when I was pregnant with Dylan, and his mother did when Dylan was about 9 months old. Our tradition also includes letting the boys pick one small item to go with the flowers...this year it was sparkly blue butterflies.

I hope that since the boys never got to know their "mawmaw" and "pawpaw" that this will, in some way, allow them to never forget who they were.

Herbert & Harriet Eaton

Monday, April 6, 2009

Week 1 = 2.9 lbs

First week down... wasn't that hard actually. But I did find out I was calculating some of my points incorrectly, so I think that's why I didn't lose my goal of 5 lbs this week. Anyways, I'm happy with 2.9 lbs...its better than gaining!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Hunt

The Mount Bethel church Easter egg hunt.
Dylan used a basket he made at preschool.

Hayden wasn't very interested in the egg hunt. He filled his time picking up rocks and playing on the swing set.

Dylan, on the other hand, was determined and did well searching for eggs.

This is my little buddy, Hunter, being silly and cute all at the same time!

And, Kylee examining her eggs.

And this is what you call a "lazy hunter"...

Hayden and his friend, Olivia, finished the afternoon off with one final swing.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Easter is just around the corner

Today Dylan and I dyed our Easter eggs while Hayden took a nap.
They turned out very colorful.

Dylan enjoyed them. Its almost a dreaded tradition for me, because no matter what precautions I take I always end up with a stain on something. But I guess the memories make it worth while.

One tradition I started this year was mess free, and happened to be even more meaningful. I bought a set of Resurrection Eggs from Lifeway Christian bookstore. These eggs appear to be like any other plastic colorful Easter egg, but pop them open and find miniature symbols of the Easter story inside...things such as a donkey, Passover cup, crown of thorns, etc. The set comes with a small book that devotes a couple page description of each item and how it fits in with the Easter story, complete with the Bible verses to back it up. My original intentions were to use these eggs with my boys, but then it hit me how great it would be for my AWANA class at church, which consists of 3-4 year olds. So we hid the eggs and after the kids found them we opened them up and went over each item inside. I really think they enjoyed them.

Okay and in a totally unrelated Easter topic...well, unless you think about the chocolate most kids find in Easter baskets... I got a cute picture I just have to share. Tonight, I gave the kids a bath and set them down to eat supper. After supper I let them each pick a special treat, and both picked a chocolate cake to eat. Boy, what a mistake that was. I left the room for a second, only to come back to this ordeal.

You don't even get the full effect I did from seeing it in person, and cleaning it ALL up.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Busy Bee

Here lately my life has felt more hectic than ever.
Typical life of a working mommy with 2 kids, I suppose.
Dylan starts Taekwondo tonight. He is a soccer-boy at heart, but we decided to take a break from Spring soccer after some issues with the organization. He seems thrilled to give this new activity a try. I hope to be able to post some pictures of him in his uniform soon.
This past Monday I started doing the Weight Watchers "diet" with a friend. I use the term "diet", only for lack of another word... I can have any food I want, just within my point range. So its more of a life style change. My goal, for now, is 10 lbs....with my long term goal being 15 lbs.
Oh, and in case you are wondering...Things are still going great with the Love Dare. I plan to update on it through the rest of the Dare, but don't want to blog about too many of the details since its such a personal activity for me...and Michael.