Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Camden's b-day

I'm a slacker. This birthday post is a week late. but I hope all of the cute pics make up for it.

This little dude turned five last week. five. years. old.

He is now ready for kindergarten. When did that happen?

I remember when he was born. The last month of my pregnancy was difficult. I was short of breath and it felt like there was 5 babies in my body, squishing and jumping on everything.

Then he was born and the nurse announced that he weighed 9 pounds. Everything made sense..he was a big boy.


He was my chunky monkey. All squishy cheeks and rolls.


 He and Brayden were little buddies. And they still are..most of the time.

He has a cute face. which makes it difficult for me to stay mad at him. but he tries really hard to make me mad, so "A" for effort.

He is adventurous. stubborn. loveable.

He gives ginormous bear hugs and sweet kisses without me having to ask for them.

He loves babies and always watches out for his baby sister. She is going to miss him when he starts school.


     I cannot express how much I love this guy!


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Happy birthday, Brayden!

                                                     This sweet kid is 7 years old today!

Here he is in my belly

Here he is out of my belly

So precious!

Do you know what wasn't precious? A few days after he was born, I broke out in 5 cold sores. 5! So I couldn't kiss that cute face until they healed. It was torture. 
 After 9 months I deserved to smooch all over that face!

 The kids loved holding him and kissing him.

He was such a smiley guy..and he still is a happy kid.

He makes an adorable monkey.

He has beautiful blue eyes and a darling smile.

This is one of my favorite pictures of him. I just love it!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Getting back on track!

This is me, myself and I at my heaviest weight.

When size 22 pants started feeling tight, I said, "No more. I REFUSE to go up another size."

 This is me now.

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Size 16 pants. Which are getting loose on me.

It's amazing! I can only imagine what it will be like when I reach my goal weight.

I'm stalled right now. I've gone up and down for the last few months. 

There were a few weeks where I didn't work out at all.

And a few weeks where I didn't track my calories.

I'm a stress eater as well. I wish I wasn't, but I am. The last few months have been full of stress and treats and junk food have been my friends.

Last week - I worked out every day except for Sunday.

I bought a new dvd that is 40 minutes of toning with weights. because these bat wings need to go away. NOW.

35 pounds to go!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

I'm back..again

It's been almost 5 months. The last time I blogged it was still summer. Now it's a freaking cold and yucky winter. Freezing rain and negative temps..no thanks. I'm ready for spring.

I realized after reading my last post, that I've only lost 6 pounds since then. 6. Not 20. Not 30. A measly 6 pounds. Granted, I didn't work out often and I gained a few pounds around the holiday, but dang. That is pathetic.I still have 37 more to go until I reach my goal. I'm still trying to break the habit of snacking and reading. I'm doing much better but sometimes that is all I want to do. The kids go to bed and I want to read or watch shows while eating snacks. Late night cravings are hard. :(

A lot of things are the same. Still living in the same place. The kids are in the same school. I am gathering papers so that we can start looking for a house. I really want a bigger place but I like the area we live in. The kids love their school and teachers. We are part of a wonderful ward. I don't know if I'm ready to do the moving thing again but it's a great way to de-clutter. :)

I'm going to try and blog more often but between facebook and twitter, I think people get enough of my ranmblings.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

weight loss pics

i know, it's been awhile since I posted. between facebook and twitter, most people hear about my every day woes and happenings. school's back in session and we're getting back to a schedule. it seems strange to have only 2 little ones at home. when savvy naps, it's mommy and camden time and i love it.

right now i'm almost halfway to my goal weight. it's so exciting!!

here i am at my heaviest weight..

and here i am now, 37 pounds lighter and 4 sizes smaller. this pic was taken 2 days ago on my birthday.

it was a VERY happy birthday! :)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Sads and Happys

Yes,it's been awhile since I blogged. I've had computer issues and I just haven't been in a bloggy mood.

The possibility that I've lost 1,000 pictures from the last 6 years (including the birth pics of my 3 youngest babies) has made me weepy.

Adam is going to try one more thing but if it doesn't work,it's unlikely that anything else will work and the pics will be gone. :'(

I'm going to continue to think positively...and cross my fingers.

I'm going to focus on the things that I am enjoying right now.

And by right now,I don't mean all at the same time. Although that would be pretty cool.

I'm reading...Bossypants, which is Tina Fey's biography.

It's made me lol frequently...which makes Adam look at me strangely..but who cares?

Next up - these lovely books.

The top two are by Stephanie Perkins; "Anna and the French Kiss" and it's companion book, "Lola and the Boy Next Door". The bottom book is "City of Bones" by Cassandra Clare. It's the first in a series called The Mortal Instruments. I have the next 4 books on hold at the library. I'm next in line for books #2-4..and 17th for book #5. Yesssssss...

I'm watching...Modern Family.

Hi.lar.ious show. I love the entire cast. Now I only have 1,439,285 more shows to watch in my Netflix queue.

I'm wishing...that I was reading these fabulous magazines.

and eating these delish brownies.

Instead...I'm folding laundry.

I know,right? Who'd have thunk it?

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Mother's Day

Yep, I'm finally posting about mom's day...almost a week late. My computer has decided to mess with me and only boots up sporadically now. One of the drives is really fried..if I've lost the pictures on it,there will be tears.

I had a nice day and I got some really cute presents from my kids...

From Josh - a coupon book for various chores..and a hug. :)

 From Brianna - beautiful tulips with a sweet note written on the back of the butterfly card. :)

From Brady -this adorable sign. Brady made sure that I knew that the cupcake was representing the "o" in Mom..he "didn't spell it wrong!" Love that kid.

Adam tried to pull the "you're not MY mom" speech as a "joke". NO. If looks could kill,he would be dead, buried, dug up, kicked in his happy place, killed again and re-buried with those creepy crawlies from the Mummy.

It's always good when I get to celebrate the special person my mom is and spend time with my fam. My sister bought a digital picture frame and we all uploaded almost 400 photos on it. It was fun to look at it and joke around about our awesome clothes and hair-do's (and many DONT'S) back in the day. My mom made the comment that I was "so photogenic". Ironically a few pics later, a terrifying sight showed up in the frame. It was possibly the worst picture I've ever seen of myself in my entire 34 years of age. I vow to be sneaky and delete that picture one day..mark my words.

On Monday night,we visited my MIL. Then we went out to dinner with her and my FIL,plus my SIL-Michelle,her hubby-Steve and their kids.  It was chaotic and noisy and way fun...plus it's Denny's where the food is good and kids eat free. :)

I hope you all had a fabulous day as well!