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Friday, April 30, 2010

Fun Friday

Went to work, came home & mom in law bought us dinner so I didn't have to cook. Yeah!! We then had t-ball. It was a great game & I think all the kids had a blast.

We're now at home & the kid are watching a movie in their room. I'm watching tv & folding laundry while hubby is at a friend's house. An exciting Friday night!! I'm fixing to make it even better & give myself a pedicure. Let the fun begin!!!


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Mommyologist...Mom Sexy

I've been following the Mommyologist on Twitter and reading her blog here lately. She is very funny and puts things in perspective being a mom.  She started a movement called "Mom Sexy" that challenges moms to "Bring The Sexy Back." It's really like a breath of fresh air, and I encourage everyone to read her blog yesterday and watch her vlog when she breaks up with her "boyfriend Taylor, the scale.  I laughed out loud.  I have a link to her blog to the right on my page.

She issued a challenge to Moms asking us:  What in your life is holding you back from feeling Mom Sexy? What is that one thing that you need to let go of in order to let your inner sexy emerge?

I have to say I suffer from former fat person's body image. Before anyone starts griping at me about it, I have to say I'm in recovery.  I was 217 pounds when I gave birth to my son 5 years ago. When I married I was 175 pounds.  For a person who is 5'4", that's not so good.  I was at that weight for about seven years. I now fluctuate between 145 to 148 and would like to get down to 140 to be at a healthy weight.  But sometimes when I look in the mirror I still see me as the bigger girl. So, inspired by the Mommyologist, I'm bringing the mom sexy back. I'm not going to step on the scale for a month. May 1st to June 1st. I'm going to eat better but not deprive myself, and work out because it keeps me healthy and helps me keep my sanity.  I tried Zumba class for the first time tonight and LOVED every minute of it. My legs are so fatigued right now but I walked out of the gym smiling and laughing. I didn't care I was right by the door shaking my butt for the whole gym to see, I was having fun and I didn't care who was watching. Now that's sexy!!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

My Bucket List

My Bucket List

I saw this on several other blogs & thought with my 30th birthday only 43 days away that this would be a great way to start re-evaulating some things. So here is my bucket list.

1) Visit Ireland & Australia

2) Take family to Washington DC & Alaska

3) Take family to Yellowstone

4) Heck, visit all 50 states

5) Renew our vows at 10 years in Hawaii, on the beach, just us two

6) Graduate with my Master’s Degree in four years

7) Run a half marathon in Austin, Ft Worth, and New Orleans

8) Go on a walk to Emmaus

9) Once a year go out with high school girlfriends for a weekend

10) See Point of Grace in concert

11) See my two children graduate high school

12) See my two children graduate college (if they go)

13) Hold my first grandchild & spoil them!

14) Be featured in Shape as “You in Shape”

15) Act in a play at the Civic Theater again

16) Always have enough work to never have to worry about my family.

17) Hold & cuddle with my children for the rest of their lives.

18) Stay in love with my husband until I breathe my last breath

19) Let my family know each day how much I love them

20) dance like no one is watching & enjoy myself the whole time

21) forgive myself more & laugh everyday to keep myself young

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

What a gorgeous evening

Tonight was Mr L's t-ball practice. Ms E and I took him to practice. While he was busy Ms E and I played and had a blast enjoying the wonderful warm weather. After the rainy, cool weather we've been having lately the sun was a welcome sight.

After practice we all went to the park and played. Mr L & Ms E ran & climbed & generally had a blast. The kids didn't want to leave but we went to sonic & got burgers before coming home to watch Kung Fu Panda. It was an altogether fun night.


Monday, April 19, 2010

Marvelous Monday

Well Marvelous Monday is drawing to a close.  It was a very busy day at work, then the kids hung out with Grandma while I went and worked out.  A co-worker complimented me today and asked me how I did it? She confessed that when she got off work she ran straight home to take care of her kids. She knew she needed to take some time to herself, but admitted she felt guilty being away from her kids longer than she had to.

I admit it's hard sometimes to go and do something when my kids are home, especially when I work, but honestly, it's better for me if I get some time to myself.  Although I have to say tonight the guilt hit after I got home from the gym, made dinner, ran into town to go to the funeral home,  and then came home to do laundry and I finally sat down for homework. Landon wanted me to color with him. I told him I would in just a minute and continued working. He said later, "That's okay momma, I got it." Ugggg 

I got up and helped him color his coloring page. Homework can wait till they are in bed, which right now they are in bed but not close to asleep. :)  But even though I still have guilt, tucking in my favorite girl and have her tell me that she loved me is the best feeling in the world. It makes me think that even though I feel like a big bum sometimes, I have to be doing something right.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Time Passes

It's been a busy week. Work was absolutely crazy but beyond that I also registered my little boy for kindergarten this week. Where does the time go?? I can't believe my sweet boy will be in kindergarten next year.  They took graduation pictures at his school on Wednesday and they were so precious. But just seeing my kiddo in a cap and gown made me think how time flies. 

Makes me want to somehow slow down time just for a little while and make these moments with my kiddos last just a longer..

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Kiddos Wednesday

A rare moment they are quiet together!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Marvelous Monday

It was a crazy busy monday. We had someone come in for training & then I had a meeting for relay for life. I came home & played with Miss E in the backyard. It was a sweet, sweet moment playing with my baby girl. It was a nice way to end the day.


Sunday, April 11, 2010

A little life rant..

Let me apologize now for the rant, I just felt like I needed to get a few things out in the open, but really this topic is splashed all over the media.

I'm addressing the pressure that women and especially mothers (because that's where I am right now) place on themselves.  We put pressure on ourselves to look good, to be good wives, good mothers, good daughters, good employees, etc...etc..etc...

I think it is unreasonable to put all this pressure on ourselves, but how do you keep from doing it? You put pressure on yourself to look good, not only to feel better about yourself, but to also attract your husband so your marriage is growing and not in that limbo where you are more partners than husband and wife.  We are expected to be a mother, clean up messes, toys, bodily fluids, and then a little while later flip a switch and be a sexy, alluring wife.    Does anyone know where that switch is, because I think mine moves and I can't find it at times. 

We also are expected to have kids that behave well in public, I found that was a luxury that no one has all the time when my daughter continued to throw several fits in a Walmart & then a subway friday evening, where I finally had to leave my son with my mom and take my daughter out to our vehicle because I had never been so embarassed. And yes I know that I shouldn't care about what people think, but really who doesn't feel embarassed when your child is throwing a wall-eyed screaming fit, and you can tell them to quit,you can threaten, but no matter what you feel like all eyes are on you and judging you as a bad parent.

And we are to have home that are clean and welcoming. I must admit I am more organized than some, not as organized as some people. I feel that if I were more organized it might help me more with school, work, and my home, and I am working on it. But there are days that when you come home from work, you've cooked dinner, cleaned up the kitchen, got the kids in bath and bed, and just want to rest, but the house looks like a major toy/kid bomb exploded in it, and then you have to pick up the house because I at least like to be able to walk through my house, and not have to jump over piles of stuff or pick a trail through the stuff.  I have to admit some days the piles stay there till the next day..other times I do pick them up.

Let me say that I LOVE MY HUSBAND, so I'm not blaming him for anything (well maybe just a tad, just kidding). He's a wonderful father, a great guy that reminds me daily not to sweat the small stuff, and fixes things around the house, makes me feel beautiful and special at times when I'm in sweats & a t-shirt, and I have to say he is more crafty than I am, so any crafts that come up for my son's school, my husband usually does it.  Plus, I get to go out and blow off some steam with my girls when plans come up, and he takes the kids to do something fun, no questions asked.  

I have a crazy, hectic life, and most the time I embrace it. But there are times when it gets exhausting and I have to adjust my attitude so it doesn't get me down. So there's a little rant, I've got it off my chest and into cyberspace for others to see. 

Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter Weekend

Although I tried to get pictures of my two adorable kids in their Easter best. But Miss E wanted the camera and all I got was the top of her head while she threw a fit.

We got up Easter morning and went to church. It was a wonderful service. We then came home and gathered with family and spent time together. We had a potluck Easter meal where everyone brought a little something and we had a TON of food.  Then we had an Easter egg hunt, and capped off the day with a nap. It was a great way wind down the weekend.

Remember to hug your family & friends and let them know how much they mean to you. God doesn't promise us any tomorrows so make the most of the days we have.