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Monday, August 30, 2010

Marvelous Monday

I know my Monday hasn't officially started, but hey, let's have some positive thinking to start the day off right.

I spent the weekend doing absolutely nothing but picking up my house (no deep cleaning), laundry, and spending time with the husband and the kiddos.  Friday night I text my brother-in-law's girlfriend and told her I was in a funk and needed to get out of it. Well did I ever!!  We went out to the country club and swam with the kids in the pool, had a drink, and talked and vented and I felt better going into the weekend.

This is the first weekend in a long time where we had NOTHING planned. It was absolutely marvelous!! We played go fish, watched movies, went to church and had a good time at home.

Now onto Monday...It starts another crazy, hectic, & grand week. My masters classes are starting again. It's Mr. L's second week of school. I'm determined to get more organized about my cleaning, school work, kids stuff, $$, and myself in order to help my life run more smoothly with less stress from me!! :) I'm also looking forward to Labor Day weekend. This is our annual small town festival with a parade, booths, games, a dance, and usual small town stuff.  I'm looking forward to seeing friends this weekend, and having a three day weekend!!

Praying for a great week, and a Marvelous Monday to start it off!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

First Day of School

Well, my baby's first day of kindergarten was on Monday. Sniff...Sniff.. I can't believe he's even old enough to be up at the "big school".  The first day at school was "AWESOME" according to Mr. L.  The second day of school was even "AWESOMER".  I'm taking that to mean more awesome.   I know all of his teachers and it's been an absolute blast so far him coming to work with me.

I know this is the honeymoon phase and he won't be excited about his mom working up at the school anytime soon. But for right now it's pretty fun to see him in passing or to go in when he's having lunch just  to say hi.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Old conversations

I have two good friends from high school that I don't get to hang out with very often. We were actually able to get together tonight and it's always like we've never been apart.

Let's just say our conversations have changed & yet stayed the same. We still talk about guys, but Now it's about our husbands or significant others. We talk about jobs, our kids, & life in general. I love these girls. We've been through alot. We lost one member of our group to cancer when we were 22, we've seen each other through marriages, a divorce, parents & family members passing away, husbands, kids, & life in general. But I have to say no matter what these girls got my back.

We griped, we laughed, we advised each other & I have to say after the busy stressful week I've had, this was just what I needed. Love ya girls!! Hope it's not 6 months before we can get together again. :)

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

New school year

Yup it's that time of year again. It's time for school to start. That means that the technology department is running every which way.

I've been working some long hours with my co-workers attempting to get stuff ready. It's Been crazy because we've added a Lot of new technology, including VOIP phones, and trying to get all our ducks in a row.

In another two weeks my masters classes again which will add more to my plate. But another thing for this momma to think about is the fact my kiddo will be up at school with me. That's just hard to wrap my head around.

Hope it's A great year!

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Mom Sexy Challenge

The Mommyologist blog has done it again!!! This week is the Embrace Your Body week.  Our challenge is to embrace all our bodies as Mom's and love everything about us.  Here is my picture that shows me in all my gorgeous glory!

This is one of my favorite pictures from our recent cruise to Mexico.  It's silly & playful, and honestly I walked all around that pool in a bikini. Yes Ladies you heard me, a bikini, without a cover-up. I turned 30 a few months ago and I have to say this is probably the most comfortable I've been in my skin in awhile. 

I love my hair. It's thick and wavy and I inherited it from my dad.  I can wear it long or short and I love it either way.  I also am learning to love my nose. It's the same nose my mom and grandmother have.  And I have to agree with Mary, I'm gonna say it, I love my boobs and my butt. My boobs are smaller than they used to be since losing weight, but they are still in the same general area as they were before kids.  I've gotten complimented on my butt here lately, and in the past BK (before kids). I love the way my body is proportionate, a kind of hourglass figure, and I'm learning to embrace my curves more each passing day.  

This is another picture of what I love about my body. I've recently discovered a love of running about a year ago.  This is right after I finished my first 10K. The thing is I FINISHED IT!! This body carried me 6.1 miles across the finish line. It wasn't always easy, but all I could think of is I am running for 6.1 miles and I finished it!! The pride I felt was absolutely awesome!! And in six months I'll be trying for a Half Marathon.  

Each day I grow older and wiser I'm learning to love this body more and more. I'm learning to treat it better and take care of it more so I can enjoy and love it for many years to come. 

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Summer Time

We are trying to squeeze the last few drops of summer these last few weeks. We have planned to go swimming after work a couple of days, a trip to the zoo, & maybe a cook out or two. Plus one evening later this month we have plans to meet a group of friends at a local hangout & play pool & relax. I'm so excited for the trip to the zoo, I think I'm more excited than the kiddos.

Plus I'm starting to get a little emotional. My big boy will be going to kindergarten this year. Sniff..sniff. I can't believe my kiddo will be old enough to be in school.

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

What a weekend!!

We were lucky and blessed to have some  friends that offered for us to have a birthday party for my husband and several other people from Damon's work whose birthdays are in August. My handsome hubby and his best friend fried up fish, squash, hush puppies, and french fries, along with deviled eggs, asparagus rollups, and peach cobbler. It was awesome!!

We sat around the whole evening drinking iced tea, eating, talking with good friends, and playing horse shoes. The kids played and played and played out in their yard. The live out in the country so there was plenty of room to run around. Now my hubby's birthday isn't until next Saturday when he turns 33. (He's already expressed to me that he doesn't like that number because it's an odd number. Yup, he's odd). Our plan is to one day in the next week to take the kids to the zoo with our whole family.

Oh how times have changed!10 years ago we'd be throwing a big shindig with beer, and music, maybe some poker and party until the wee hours. But now it's all about something low key and with our family and friends. It's amazing the things that change when you grow older and have kids.  My idea of a good time is no longer hanging out at a club till it closes or hanging out with friends every night on the weekend. Now my idea of fun is hanging out at the house with the kids and the hubby, watching a movie, with some dark chocolate and a diet coke.  Or taking the kids out some where and having fun with them. Don't get me wrong, I like my adult time, but there's something about just hanging out with the kiddos.

Will post pics of our zoo trip as soon as we go!!