Monday, May 25, 2009


12.5 lbs lighter, that is.
And, yes...Im talking about me!!!!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Drum roll please...

It's official weigh in day.... I am down 10 lbs 4 oz!!!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mothers Day

I hope all the mothers out there had a wonderful Mothers Day. I sure did! Beautiful handmade card from Michael and the boys, didn't have to lift a finger all day, and all the kisses and hugs I wanted!


Over the past year we have asked Dylan to change Hayden's diaper a few times..mainly just to see the reaction we would get. Generally it was a look of disgust, followed by a "I don't want to!". Well, he now has 3 diaper changes under his belt!

I am so proud of him, and the little boy he is.
The weather was so nice today that the boys spent most of the morning outside playing in the bubbles. I grabbed my camera a little late, and was only able to get one shot...but it was a cute one.
And with all the activities of the day, they were exhausted by 8 pm! Hayden zonked out on the couch.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

A Good Lesson

As a parent, you are always trying to teach and enlighten your child. Sometime though, you have to wonder if they are really absorbing those things. Today Dylan showed me he had listened to something very important that his daddy had taught him. His "maw-maw" came for a visit, and they were chatting in the living room. He ran and grabbed his Bible. Its a small, old Bible that Michael has passed down to him for now.
He said to her "Look! Look at my Bible!" She smiled and looked at it. Then Dylan opened it up and said "It has lots of stories about God inside it...and those red letters, those are when God is really talking to us!"
Awww, it just melted my heart. If the child learns nothing more from us than to trust in Christ, then that will be good enough.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The good news is....

I'm back at 8 pounds lost! Woo hoo...go me.
Bad news is, I haven't exercised at all for a little over a week now. Bad me..I know! In my defense, it has been raining a lot...

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Twins turn 17

Today we went to a birthday party to celebrate our twin niece's, Morgan & Melanie, turning 17! I just can not believe it. When I started dating Michael and first met them they were only 7. They have grown so much since then, and turned into wonderful young women. I remember back when I first met them I had so much trouble telling them apart, and now I look at them and don't understand why I had a tough time--because they are so different, in looks and personality. Anyways, back to the topic..their party.

Photo Op

I found a beautiful field near my house yesterday while driving home and said to Dylan "man, I would love to get a picture of you out there"...he replied "Okay, lets do it now!" I wasn't expecting that, but I eagerly complied....because, well, I love taking pictures.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Photo Shoot with Cousins

Today I was given the opportunity to do a photo shoot with my cousins, Tasha and Crystal. They were wanting some photos to give to their mom for Mothers Day.

Those a just a few of my favorite. Little Mister Dakota was so fun, too!

The boys loved getting to spend some time with him afterwards. Dakota and Hayden are only 6 months apart in age....kind of reminds me of his mother and I, who are only a few months apart also. Hopefully they will get to make some memories just like Tasha and I did.

Catching Up

Okay, so I know I'm behind in blogging world... and I'm sorry. Its been a crazy week...sick house, end of month craziness at work, running kids to and from, etc.

I didnt even post my weight loss this week because, honestly, I have been discouraged. I was up a pound this week, putting my total loss at 7 lbs. I have ate very well, but I didnt get to exercise this week at all--mainly because I over did it last week and pulled a muscle.. but, I am back on track now. People keep telling me the hault in weight loss is because I'm actually getting some muscles now...and I will admit I can feel muscles I haven't felt in years...but I don't think I have gained over a pound in muscles alone.
Below are a couple pictures I wanted to share. The first is a sight I see frequently in the summer...the boys enjoying popsicles on the front steps.

The second, is a sight I see daily...mainly because Hayden has proven himself to be a
"drama king"...