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 it's Denny's where the food is good and kids eat free. :)

I hope you all had a fabulous day as well!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

I love...

..Aruba Coconut from Bath and Body Works - This lotion is heaven in a bottle. I've always been a sucker for coconut scents but this lotion is divine! new sandals - They are cute and comfy..and I just love them. (just ignore my cankles and focus on my pretty toes,mmkay?)

..Great Lash Lots of Lashes - Best mascara ever..just got better.

..NYC Liquid Lip Shine in peach sparkle - This lip gloss is perfect..hint of shimmer with natural looking color. Sooo pretty.

Savvy and I are wearing the lip gloss. Well,I am..I think Savvy licked hers off.

..Pepsi Next - I love my pepsi...a lot. I had to cut back on soda when I started losing weight. With Pepsi Next,I still get my fix but for half the calories. Genius...thank you, Pepsi company.

..Wienerschnitzel's chili cheese fries - I've loved these since I was a teenager. I worked at Wienerschnitzel for a few months and I probably gained about 10 lbs from eating this delicious fry concoction. No lie.

..strawberries - they have always been my fave fruit and always will be. I can't get enough of these lately. YUM.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Friday funnies: Hunger Games edition

Monday, April 23, 2012

Let's get a little mellow

I'm trying to be calm.

Adam finished up his school bidness..and we owe them a big chunk of money because he transferred credits.


No job offers yet.

Double lame.

Adam is pretty down about it. Which is understandable. It's difficult because he is a glass half-empty person. I'm the opposite. My glass is always half-full and I'm all, "Yay! I'm drinking that deliciousness!"

I'm trying to remain positive and think good thoughts because that's the person I strive to be. It's not always easy when your other half is a negative nelly.

3 positive things for today -

1. My kids and Adam and I are all healthy.

2. I have a GNO this weekend.

3. The movie Little Manhattan was delivered from Netflix today.

BONUS - I made this cake for a family party last night. Very few people appreciated it. My (almost) 11 year old nephew did...and he rocks.


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The night that the lights went out in Utah

My original plans for this evening was to watch these flicks

(I just realized that Josh,Brendan and Tom are all climbing. That's kinda a really terrifying race)

And then the power went out at 4:30. When my kids came inside there was much wailing and whining. Apparently without electricity,life is NOT worth living.

What I did instead..

read The Hunger Games on my Kindle Fire while snuggling a sleepy Savvy Gracie

played outside with the kids while Adam mowed the amazon jungle grass.

PET PEEVE - we live in a duplex so we share our yard with another family. This family has a dog...which is fine and dandy. But when you share your yard with someone,it's just common courtesy to pick up the dog poop,especially when it's on your neighbors side of the yard. Especially if those neighbors mow most of the lawn because they own a gas powered mower and you own a reel mower. And especially if those neighbors are pretty awesome. END OF VENT

After the power had been out for 3 hours, I decided a trip to Wal-Mart was in order since we didn't have batteries or flashlights and it was getting dark. While there,Adam decided to look at baseball equipment since our oldest really wants to play baseball. My kids decided to entertain themselves by trying on baseball helmets.


We stopped at Wendy's on the way home to pick up dinner. When we arrived home,the power was back on. Hallelujah!

Then I ate dinner too late and I didn't work out. Oh,the shame.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Some of the random stuff that amuses me.

~Adam and I went and saw The Hunger Games last weekend. (for those of you keeping track,it was viewing #6 for me) There is a part in the movie where one of the muttations (a.k.a. huge and vicious dogs) jumps out of the bushes. The first time I saw the movie,I was startled. but after repeated viewings,I know EXACTLY when it's going to happen so I can be chill. Apparently most of the people in our row were not prepared. the woman next to Adam almost kicked her box of treats all over his lap. and the woman next to me kicked the railing so hard that I felt the vibration. I thought I would be thrown out of my seat when they jumped..and then I started laughing with them at them.

~Every time my phone rings,Camden's says "Yes! I love the creepy whistle!"

~The Big Bang Theory..enough said.

~Supernatural's gag reels. Hi-lar-ious!

~Mah girl-frennnns,IRL and online. I <3 you all.

~Tumblr with it's goofy and random internet memes and gifs. I am so easily amused by such things as "Where's Finnick? Odair he is!" and "Peeta! Peeta! Who turned you into berries?!!" so dumb but I still get a kick out of them. and unfortunately I think of them during the movie and it makes me laugh at inappropriate times.

"Could the odds BE any more in my favor?!"

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Things I like..and things I don't

Things I like -
~I've lost another 26 lbs are gone! Hasta lasagne!

~Adam and I have really decent credit scores now...which will make buying a house a lot easier. (when the time comes..hopefully in the next year)

~Date night this weekend,followed by GNO next weekend! I love having things to look forward to! (and yes,my girlfriend and I will more than likely see what?)

~Adam is finished with his classes! He officially graduates in June! WOOOOOOOOT!

~The mockingjay call is my new ringtone..and I love it!! but Josh hates it...he says it creeps him out. So,naturally Brianna turns up the sound on the computer and plays it over and over. I can't imagine where she gets that teasing streak from...I really can't.

Things I don't like -
~Savvy's identity might have been compromised during a security breach at the county health dept. Grrrrr...stupid hackers! I want to smack them,tie them to a chair and make them watch Fred: the show over and over again. Then they will know true torture.

~I woke up to the sounds of Savvy puking..while lying in my bed..after drinking a sippy cup of milk. *GAG*

~Freaking huge mutated black spiders just hanging out in my bathtub. NOT COOL. "Spider go down the hole! Buh bye spider."

~I've only worked out a few times in the last 2 weeks. Fail. (good news..Adam will be home so I can go to ZUMBA tonight)

Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter Happenings!

On Saturday I went to a baptism for my great-nephew. Afterward,we all headed over to the parents house to enjoy some noms and have an egg hunt for the kids. There are a lot of young kids so it's chaos but it's a fun kind of chaos..mostly.

The kids with their gifts from the Easter Bunny...

Egg coloring time!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Things I Lurve!

~The way Josh used to say "callepidders" instead of caterpillars. Total cuteness!

~The fact that Brianna sings all the time. She loves music and dances all over,even in the grocery store if the mood strikes her.

~How excited Camden gets when he sees "big trucks!!!" or "COOOWWSS!" Even if he is outside,he will run up to tell me every time he sees a truck.

~Brady's love for his baby brother. He always says, "Aww,mom..Camden is just the cutest brother ever!"

~Brady and Camden will say "bless you'd" instead of sneezed. Camden told me this morning that Brady bless you'd after he took a bite of cereal.

~Savvy saying "HUGS!" and "I love you".

~Spring weather!

~Cookie dough,mint chocolate chip and peanut butter/chocolate ice cream flavors.

~Uber-tight hugs!


~Date nights with my hubby.

~"Eyes Open" by Taylor Swift. L-O-V-E it. My favorite T-Swizzle song ever.

~The Hunger Games!

Photobucket ~Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence A.K.A. JHutch and JLaw. I <3 very much.


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Random thoughts for today

~I've seen The Hunger Games 4 times's still not enough. I could easily see it 4 more times. I volunteer to accompany anyone who desires to see it.

~Camden's favorite song is "Pumped Up Kicks". When he sings and dances to it,I laugh every time. Thank goodness he doesn't understand the words yet.

~Savvy is developing a 'tude and she yells a lot. I *never* do that,she must get it from her daddy.

~2 more months until school gets out. Yes,'s a scary thought.

~As you may have noticed,I'm on twitter now. I don't know what I'm doing but follow me anyway so I feel loved. Thank you for your consideration.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Hunger Games

Some of you may have noticed that I have become slightly obsessed with The Hunger Games. I like it so much better than Twilight,(I can hear the gasps) and you all know how much I liked that series. I've decided this..

Twilight = slight crush. I liked the movies for what they were,but a lot of the dialogue from the book just did not work and came across cheesy.

The Hunger Games = wove..twu wove! (Princess Bride moment)

 Josh = Peeta

Jennifer = Katniss

The Hunger Games movie = awesome adaptation!

So cute...makes me smile every time I see it.