Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wednesday Weigh-In


My bloggy friend Maria over at Two Hearts Made Four started a fitness plan last week. Well I decided to play along because I need to get my big booty in shape! I lot of people (who I love) have left comments that I don't need to lose weight, but I seriously do. If y'all have ever noticed I mostly take pictures from my chest & up. That way you can't see my wider parts! Ha! God blessed me with a thin face!

Okay back to the weight...I started this past Monday ( I had to go grocery shopping before I could start the diet). Basically the plan is...for breakfast I eat oatmeal (w/ fruit, I hate plain oatmeal), then for lunch I eat tuna mixed in with a large salad, then late afternoon I'll have a healthy snack like fruit or veggie sticks, then  for dinner I have fish or chicken with tons of veggies (sometimes I'll add so brown rice) and finally I'll sometimes have a small (1 oz.) piece of dark chocolate or a pudding snack (to help me sweet tooth). Also Maria said she drinks a gallon of water. This was hard for me to do Monday, so I drank 1/2 gallon of water and 1/2 gallon of a crystal light peach tea mix.

Then for the exercise...I've been doing Jillian Michael's 30 day Shred. LOVE IT!!! I'll do this for the first week by it's self to get my body used to working out then I'll add more on. All in all I want to do the dvd and then add a cardio/weight mix in for about an hour.

Well there you have it! So far it's working. I dropped 2lbs. since Monday! I'm not posting my starting weight yet b/c it is crazy high. Maybe I'll be brave enough when I lose it all! Ha! Well I'm off to run some errands on my "day off". Hope y'all have a great Wednesday!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Top 2 Tuesday

Today over at The Undomestic Momma: Top 2 Tuesday it's tell us 2 random things about yourself!

1) I am so not a morning person. I'm not even myself unless I have 9 or more hours of sleep. I hate being woken up and watch out because if you do I might bite your head off!!! Sersly! Ask Justin or the boys!

2) This one is a little funny and embarrassing! When I get a little tipsy and start taking pictures I always stick my tongue out. I don't know why I do it. It just happens. I guess it's a tell-tell sign I'm feeling the drink!!! Ha!

 Well there you have it, two embarrassing random things about me! If y'all want to play along head on over to The Undomestic Momma and link up. Hope y'all have a happy Tuesday!

Monday, March 29, 2010

An Okay Party

Saturday we went to our friend Crystalle's 30th Birthday party. I was excited about it and thought it was going to be fun. This is the birthday girl!

This was the gift I got her. It was a wine stopper with a crystal top with a "C" on it and some note cards with a "C" on them. I bought her a balloon and princess crown too (just for fun). I told her that I was kind of going through a monogram stage!

At least I had one of my favorite peeps with me to make it a little better...Justin.

Even though Saturday didn't turn out as fun as I thought it would have, we had a pretty great Sunday. We just hung out around the house. I went to pick the boys up at my in-laws and hung out over there for a couple of hours while the boys played outside. We had a great lazy Sunday! Well I'm off to do some laundry and I also started my diet today (more on that this Wednesday). Hope y'all have a great Monday!!!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

A Whole Lotta of Babies!

The reason I was MIA yesterday was because Justin's cousin Melissa came over with her two kiddos. First we all packed in Melissa's car and headed to a mexican restaurant across the street for lunch!

After lunch Melissa had to go help her husband at school with something so I watch the kiddos for her. They had a blast playing together. In one pic it looks like Evan was about to hit Warren upside the head, but he didn't!

Today I getting some laundry done. Then I have to go pic up some beer a gift for tonight. We're going to our friend Crystalle's 30th Birthday Bash!!! Her dad bought a margarita machine for the party. Woohooo, holla!!! Hope y'all have a great Saturday too!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Friday Follow!

Today I'm participating in Friday Follow bloghop! There are two I do every Friday! They so much fun & a great way to find new blogs to read!

You can go to Trendy Treehouse and go to Midday Escapades to join these bloghops!!!

If you are here from Friday Follow welcome to my little blog. I write about my life in Texas and raising my 4 boys! Hope y'all become followers and come back to join in my crazy journey through life! Happy Friday Y'all!!!

YO Tweeps! Twitter Party!

So I just started a Twitter account last week and I'm starting to get the hang of it! I also just ordered my iPhone today so it will be easier for me to use it now. I'm so excited about my phone. Justin has had one for awhile so I figured it was time to get me one. Anyways back to the party...Here are the directions:


To play along and increase your twitter twaffic do the following:

1.   Follow the first  5  Twitter Twaffic hosts listed on  the linky.   Netiquette and courtesy!   They'll reciprocate your love on twitter!

2.  MAKE A BLOG POST LIKE I  am doing.   Copy and Paste these directions.

3.  Grab the YO Tweeps  Twaffic Exchange Button pictured below.   Put him in your post.
    **to grab the button visit Supah and snag the code!**

5.  Put  YOUR OWN  twitter icon / link on your blog post like I did. It should directly link to your TWITTER PROFILE.

For example--mine is: <----follow me!

6.  Now link up your post below in the linky!

7.  Visit some other #YOtweeps linkers on the list.

8.  Follow them if you choose and shout out to them on twitter  that you are following so they can instantly follow you if they're on. (Follow their blog as well if you're interested.) Example: @personsname #yotweeps  I'm following! 
9. If someone follows  you JUST  reciprocate on twitter.  It's that easy.
Join in the fun and grab the html code to paste the linky into  your own site !

What I Did on My Day Off!

Yesterday as y'all know I enjoyed a "day off" while the boys were at their grandma's. So this is how I spent it! I first steam cleaned my living room floors and then mopped all the tile! They look soooooo much better now! Then I headed out to go get some paint to touch up all our walls. They're looking really bad from little one's hands and little one's banging into the corners and chipping off the paint! Then I decided to head to Goodwill for some junk shopping! I found these goodies and I'm planning on painting them white and putting them up in my room.

Then I found this bread maker for $20! Now I just have to figure out how to use it!

After Goodwill I headed to Wal-mart to buy the boys Toy Story 1 & 2 and some pj's for their Easter baskets! Then I rounded off my "day off" with a trip to Sonic for a vanilla Dr. Pepper!

 Then after Ethan got home from school we headed over to my MIL's house to pick the boys up. After we got home it all was back to normal!

Notice not only were they crawling on my coffee table, they threw all my pillows off the couch! Oh well it was nice while it lasted! Ha! I.m off to pay bills (oh joy, what fun!), do some laundry, clean something, and I'm trying to get motivated to go grocery shopping. Hope y'all have a happy Thursday!!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

My Day Off

Last week I went to the doctor. I talked to him about what's been going on with me. I really haven't been feeling like myself. I'm tired and I feel like I can't ever get anything done or finished. So he suggested that I either get on some meds which I really didn't want to do or put the boys in a mother's day out program. He thought that I have an huge feeling of being overwhelmed and that I need some kind of breather or my physical & mental health are in trouble. So I asked my MIL if she could watch the boys one day out of the week because right now we just can't afford to pay for a mother's day out program. Thank the Lord she agreed!

 So today Evan and Jaxon are at grandma's and I'm about to started cleaning my floors (something I can't do with them here)! I need to get this house back in order, especially before the summer begins!

I also want to thank Natalie over at The Pampered Mom for this award she gave me yesterday.

You should go check out her blog. She's a mom of two adorable boys and does amazing DIY projects for her bedroom remodel!!! Thanks girl! Hope y'all get a breather too today & have a happy Wednesday!!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sunday at the Theater!

Sunday Justin and I went to go see the musical, South Pacific. An old co-worker of Justin's has season tickets to the theater and when they can't go they give us their tickets. Their seats are amazing. They're third row orchestra! AMAZING!

Well right about when the show was about to start everyone started to stand an applaud. Justin & I stood up and turned around to see what was going on and in walks President George Bush Sr. and Barbara Bush! They ended up sitting about 10 row directly behind us. It was so cool to see them. During intermission they passed right by us with their gang of secret service. They were just such a cute old couple! (Is that okay to call the former President & First Lady an cute old couple?) We got a few shots of them leaving (b/c you can't take pics inside the theater). You can see Mrs. Bush leaving in the orange (& her white hair) and President Bush walking with the cane.and then getting in the car!

 Oh and of course the musical was great! I love South Pacific anyways! Then after the show we went to go eat at a mexican restaurant, Gringos. I have to order this everytime I'm there! Yum!

So there's our Sunday funday! I'm off to get some cleaning done. Hope y'all have a happy Tuesday!!!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Early Easter Saturday!

Saturday me & the boys went to my nannie's (dad's mom) house. My Nannie Bea passed away about a year ago and they just now sold her house. So everyone went over there to celebrate Easter a little early & to be in the house together one last time.

The house was packed with all my nannie's children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. There's a ton of us!!! We had a lot of food and yummy desserts. The only bad thing was the weather... It was cold and rainy, so we had to have all the kiddos hunt eggs in the empty bedrooms.

The boys got tons of toys, candy and even money! They had a great time! Another cute thing my aunt did was make these hershey bars.

 When my dad and his brothers and sisters were younger my nannie would take hershey bars and write their names on them and this would be their Easter goodies. I thought this was such a cute idea because back then there were so many of them and they didn't have a whole lot of money.

I'll tell y'all about our Sunday at the theater and the famous person we saw tomorrow! We had a blast! Today Justin is off (he has a doctor's appointment) and we have some errands to run. Hope y'all had a great weekend and have a happy Monday!!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

We All Tried the Mustache!

Okay do y'all remember last week when I asked y'all if you liked Justin with or without his mustache (here). Well my bloggy friend Summer gave me a great idea with this post! It was of her adorable little girl Kelcee wearing a fake mustache she got from the quarter machine at Kogers. Well that same day we went to Krogers and what do you know...we had the same machine at our store! So I decided to get  Justin one. This way he could have a mustache any time he wanted one! Ha!

 We all got in on the fun!

 Even my mom wondered what she would look like with a mustache!!!

 Hahahaha! I also want to think Summer for this award too. If y'all haven't checked out her blog (Summer's Story) y'all should! She is such a great person and has the cutest little girl! I'm soooooo happy that I met her and I know we would be best of friends if I knew her in real life!!!

I hope y'all have a Happy Friday & a great Weekend!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

This How We Wash Our Hair!

This morning we had waffles for breakfast. Evan got syrup all in his hair. It was a mess, but he figured out a way to get it out all on his own...

I guess this is the new way we wash our hair around here...with the dogs water!!!

I'm so happy. This morning I went to pick up Jonathan for what's left of Spring Break. Right now they're in the garage putting together this bowling game and so far they're getting along. No fights. We'll just see how long this last! Fingers crossed!!! I also found out Justin got tickets for the theater on Sunday. I'm so excited. I love going! We're seeing South Pacific. So now I need to figure out when I can go and find my something purdy to wear!!! Hope y'all enjoy this beautiful day and have a happy Thursday!!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wordless Wednesday (kind of)

Yesterday it was rainy outside so I couldn't kick them outside they decided to play inside. So what do little boys do when they are stuck inside...they build a fort!

It was Evan's first time in a fort. He loved it! He thought it was so cool getting to do something with his brothers. I don't think he stopped smiling and laughing the whole time he was in there. It was so sweet!

For more Wordless Wednesdays go check out! Hope y'all have a Happy Wednesday!!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Spring Break Gets Dirty!

We are in full Spring Break mode here. I sooooooooooo love waking up at 9 o'clock! Woohoo! Even Evan wakes up in a good mood ( I think he likes to sleep in like his momma)! It's still a little hard to keep my cool with Ethan until his ADD meds kick in, but we're getting through it. Yesterday they played outside all day and when they finally came inside they smelt like a pack of wet dogs! We also discovered we have to keep a close eye on Evan when he's in the backyard because he has now found a taste for DIRT!

 Jaxon came running in the house screaming, "Evan's eating dirt!!!" It kind of looked like he broke into a bag of oreo, but no it was dirt!

  Evan freaked out a little when he realized it didn't taste good! Ha!

 Today I'm about to get ready to go to a doctor's appointment I have. Why do I hate doctor appointments? UGH! Well I hope y'all have a Dirty Great Spring Break and a happy Tuesday!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Sunday with Nana

Yesterday we just mostly hung out around the house and did nothing! It was so nice! Later that evening we went over to Justin's parents house to go visit with his Nana. She came down from Alabama to visit her sister who is not doing so well.

 Justin's mom made fajitas and tried out a new recipe on us that she was going to use at the cook off in April. I don't think she is going to use now because we were not big fans of it. We like her old recipe better!

 The boys had fun running around and playing.

 This is Justin with his brothers (Eric & Tony), his dad and his Nana! Isn't she so cute! I think she turns 84 or 85 on Thursday! 

All in all it was a great visit. Hope y'all had a great weekend and have a happy Monday too!!!