Thursday, April 30, 2009

Bub down and out

Poor Bub was sick today, what started as a his back hurting this morning turned into a fever of 102.7 by 2 p.m. and still has not gone down much, but their was a rainbow at the end of this dark cloud.....
His Fedora I won on ebay came today. I was so glad it did, because he really feels crummy. Off to the doctor tomorrow.

Update: Up with Bub at 4:30am with a high fever, it is going down now and he is watching a movie, but I can't fall back asleep hence the post.

2nd Update: Bub has Strep Throat

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Joy

I got my fishful thinking newsletter yesterday and I have to agree we all could use a little more joy in our lives:)

If spring were a feeling it would be joy. The burst of color, the return of flowers and birds, less darkness, more sunlight — just taking a walk around my neighborhood makes me feel exuberant, playful, happy. Joy is an important emotion to cultivate in your family. The feeling of joy brings cheerfulness, zest, a sense of optimism and hope — it makes us want to move and dance and be with others. And research on positive emotions, including joy, shows that joy not only feels good, but it also builds important resources. Positive emotions help facilitate resilience, they contribute to creative thinking, and they help maintain social connections. Having more joy in your family isn't hard. All it requires is an awareness of what brings each member of the family joy and then carving out time to devote to those activities.

By: Dr. Karen Reivich On behalf of the Goldfish® Brand Team
To see more go to Fishful Thinking

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

30x5-100 wrap up


4/14 - walk on my treadmill for 30 minutes
4/15 - walk in even though it was late. Ends up when it is almost bath time children suddenly have a desire to go for a walk who knew:) We just went around the block, which was about 20 minutes so not quite 30, but close.
4/16 - Today I did a lot of moving since it was the Honor Roll cookout at our school and we were busy from 9a.m.-1:30p.m. getting set up, running around the school, serving the kids, taking down everything and clean up
4/17 - Nada, Migraine
4/18 - Rummage Sale at school, moved a lot, ate dinner with my BF's parents that are moving (I will post pics later) -- ended up with a Migraine before the night was over..ughhh
4/19 - Nada, Migraine
4/20 - 30 minute Walk
4/21 - Nada, Migraine
4/22 - walk with Bub and Ginger
4/23 - walk with Ginger
4/24 - helped the Jones's set up Garage Sale, moved a lot
4/25 - helped the Jones's with Garage Sale and take down, moved a lot
4/26 - cleaned the pool and cleaned the house (boys and toilets are a gross combination)
4/27 - Helped Mrs. Sue Pack up the house

As for the Food part, during the Migraines I did not want to eat and from being so busy kept forgetting to eat.

So I guess I will post both awards, since I was a little bit of a slacker in the actual exercise departmnet and I need to breathe, but I did move.


Seriously what is wrong with this woman :)

Monday, April 27, 2009

Men's Rights

The other day I was walking out the door and Bub cut in front of me and walked out and here is our conversation.

Me: "Bub that was not polite your supposed to let ladies go first."
Bub: "Why?"
Me: "Um well it's good etiquette, it's just how it is"
Bub: "Well that's just not right when I am older I am going to fight for Men's rights so we can both walk thru the door at the same time"
Me: Laughing hysterically

Sunday, April 26, 2009

30x5-100 update



Wednesday 4/22 -walk with Bub and Ginger
Thursday 4/23 - walk with Ginger
Friday 4/24 - helped the Jones's set up Garage Sale, moved a lot
Saturday 4/25 - helped the Jones's with Garage Sale and take down, moved a lot
Sunday 4/26 - cleaned the pool and cleaned the house (boys and toilets are a gross combination)


This is my kind of exercise

Super Sunday - In Better Hands Now


If you would like to link up head over toPeggy's for Super Sunday, Have a blessed day:)





Prayers for Stellan

April and Brandon @ http://www.livingtolove.com/ are in the process of adopting a child and need prayers too.

Please pray for The Jones family, the stress of moving and also leaving a home they have been in for so long is draining emotionally and physically. Please Pray their closing this week goes as planned.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Flash Back Friday




Well I went to my Mom and Dad's the other and totally forgot to get my prom picture from her. So here are two photos of me and hubby. Both are taken at the Pennacle awards for my hubby's company. The first picture I was probably a good 20 lbs more than what I weigh now. It was taken November of 2007 while on vacation in California, which was the same year as the Fetal Death and my Best Friend passing away so hence the weight. The second was taken February 2009 while we were on vacation in the Bahamas.

Best Shot: Moving Dinner

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Dinner with the Jones Family and Friends.
Mrs. Sue and Mr. Mel are my Best Friend Mindy's parents, Mindy past away August 2007. The young lady in the photos with my son is Mindy's daughter L. My son adores L and she adores him as well. Mrs. Sue and Mr. Mel have lived next door to my parents since I was 11 years old and they have just sold their home and are moving quite a ways away so we had a going away get together with them. Although L will still only be 2 1/2 hours away living with her Father, Mrs. Sue and Mr. Mel will be more like 6 or more:( Bub cried, I had not told him they were moving til that night, but I reassured him we will still see them will just have to travel a little further to do so.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Adoption Prayers

Please visit April and Brandon's page @ http://www.livingtolove.com/ .They are in the process of adopting a child and need our prayers. They are also doing some fundraisers since adoption fees can be pretty steep.

I have listed the fundraisers they are doing online below, but please visit their website for more information.

1. Pre-order a cookbook.

2. Donations thru paypal

3. They have a Gallagher guitar (72 Special) of Brandon's grandfathers that they are also trying to sell.

Thanks a bunch

Dinner??

Mama Kat at Mama's Losin' It hosts writers workshop every week and this week here are the prompts: I am going to try to do them all so here goes--


1.) Book review!

Jesus Calling is an awesome book for daily devotional.

2.) When is it okay not to listen to the words? Explain about a song you really love that has lame lyrcis or lyrics you simply don't understand.(writingfix.com)

hmm drawing a total blank.......

3.) Why won't you forget? List six true sentences that begin with the words 'I'll never forget...' Then use all six of your sentences in a paragraph, poem, or longer descriptive piece.

I'll never forget my wedding day to the only man on earth that will put up with me.
I'll never forget the birth of my son even though it was painful it was the best day ever.
I'll never forget Mindy, I miss her a lot.
I'll never forget how blessed I am to have such great friends and family.
I'll never forget all the great times in High school with my friend Shannyn, we did some crazy stuff but we always had a blast.
I'll never forget all the country festivals with my friend Dana, we had so much fun.



I did not write a paragraph, poem or longer description--no time today:)

4.) Write about an interaction you had with a salesman.

I hardly ever have interactions with salesmen. I usually look away and hope that if I can't see them anymore, they can't see me...ahahaha or say no thanks and keep walking.

5.) What's for dinner? I'm starving.

What's for dinner? Good question, since for the last 2 weeks I keep forgetting to pull anything out in the morning to thaw out to fix for dinner. So for the last two weeks it has been, quesadillas, pizza, hot dogs, sandwiches, and wraps. I did manage to make sausage and rice one night. I basically have made anything that did not entail actual cooking. Tonight is no exception, I have been running around like a mad women all day and after school, even though I pulled out ground meat this morning it is not thawed..errr...so back to the drawing board. What's for Dinner --Who knows?? My poor family, I really need to get it together in the dinner department.




Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Good Morning Let The Stress Begin



I feel like a little ball of stress lately, I have been running around like a crazy lady.
I feel like that movie Ground Hogs Day, because the last two weeks have consisted of this:
  • Waking up a child who does not want to go to school
  • Want to pull my hair out
  • Get to school either drop him off or go in to volunteer
  • Off to run errands and attend appointments
  • Grab a bite to eat, then feel gross because I ate to quick, feel a dull headache coming take some excedrin
  • Back to school to pick up Bub
  • Home to take a 15-20 minute break
  • Try to do homework with an uncooperating participant
  • Want to pull my hair out, head is starting to throb take some more excedrin
  • Then try to find something for dinner because I have yet again forgotten to take something out...errr
  • Hubby gets home late and he is tired and stressed
  • Get food in everyone
  • Baths
  • Me and hubby try to fold clothes, unload dishwasher, run vacuum
  • Try to do a post, too tired and my computer hates me, keeps freezing up....errrr. Me and photobucket are no longer friends. I log onto facebook real fast, check on everyone, get off because my head is starting to pound now.....
  • Take some more excedrin and watch a few seconds of T.V. before my eyes close on me while laying on the couch from the lovely migraine I aquired during the day.

30x5 Breakdown:

  • 4/17 - Nada, Migraine

  • 4/18 - Rummage Sale at school, moved a lot, ate dinner with my BF's parents that are moving (I will post pics later) -- ended up with a Migraine before the night was over..ughhh

  • 4/19 - Nada, Migraine

  • 4/20 - 30 minute Walk

  • 4/21 - Nada, Migraine

  • 4/22 - hopefully no migraine and I can squeeze a walk in today

**Almost Forgot -- Happy Earth Day**





Prayers

Please Pray for Stellan, he had surgery today and as of the last twitter is still not out.

Prayers for Stellan


**Please Pray Hard for Kayleigh, she had surgery 4/18 and needs prayers for healing and yesterday her parents posted this http://kayleighannefreeman.blogspot.com/2009/04/42109-please-lord-help-us.html , it is heartbreaking**


Also a friend of ours, Marc, was in a car accident this morning, please pray for him, he is at the hospital getting his neck and back checked out.

Thank you, ya'll are the best:)

**I know I have not update my 30x5 lately, I will hopefully get to it tonight or tomorrow, this week and last week have been pretty hectic and I have not had time to type up a whole post**

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Super Sunday

And now for Super Sunday



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...and you question God -'why me?'...
always look at the bigger picture....
A day without the Lord- Is a day wasted.


If you would like to link up head over toPeggy's for Super Sunday, Have a blessed day:)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Then Sings My Soul & Saturday Steps of Faith




Steps of Faith


I'm praying for a less stressful and less chaotic week next week and believing that the Lord will provide:)

I am believing the Lord hears our prayers and is working miracles in all of our lives.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Tag Your it

I have been tagged to do this meme of "Eights" by H-Mama @ Family Team, you will like her blog, she is a real sweet person so go check it out when you get a minute:) So here goes memememeeee, ahem: I forget what Linda said meme meant, hold on a second, o.k. I'm back it means: Memes are conduits of sameness. That is, they're thematic in nature. We're answering the same questions that have no right or wrong answers! The same! La meme! Go check out this link to see the whole explantion Viva La Meme


8 things I am looking forward to...


  • Summer Vacation
  • The Beach
  • Swimming
  • Finishing my 30x5 having lost a few pounds so I look somewhat decent in my bathing suit for all the summer fun
  • Starting on my scrapbooks when school is over with all the art work and papers from this year--I have to start at Pre-k though so this will be a task.
  • Family time outside grilling and swimming.
  • Spending time with friends I have not gotten to see during the school year
  • Did I mention Summer Vacation:)

    8 things I did yesterday...

  • Tried to convince Bub it would be a fun day at school, to which he was not buying anything I was saying
  • Set up for the honor roll cookout
  • Served honor roll lunch
  • Ate lunch
  • Helped take down honor roll cookout
  • Checked Bub out and took him to the Dentist
  • Chick-Fil-A (dinner) and Grocery
  • Checked my blog, facebook, tried the whole twitter thing again--I don't get it??

    8 things I wish I could do...

  • Sing, I think that is such an awesome gift to have
  • Get a new camera so I can take better photos
  • Make Hubby's life less stressful
  • Not be so stressed myself
  • Go on another vaca to the carribean
  • Organize my guest bedroom closet.. Just can't find the motivation
  • Keep my son young a little longer, He is growing up so fast
  • Protect all the children and animals from the harsh world we live in, but I can pray for them and God will protect them for me

    8 shows I watch...

  • One Life To Live
  • General Hospital
  • Jon & Kate +8
  • LOST
  • Grey's Anatomy
  • Food Network, any and all shows
  • HGTV, any and all shows
  • E, it is addictive, I usually only watch E News to see what crazy stuff the celebrities are getting into these days:)

    8 people I tag... I know I did 9, I can't count :)

    Shonni @ Nations Around Our Table
    Melinda @ Bloggin' It From the 'Burbs
    Suzanne@ Kinko Springs Tales
    Tracey @ Mi Vida Loca
    Jeanette @ Our crazy kids... I mean life!
    Julie @ Welcome to Welcome to My World . . . Come, Sit Down and Visit for a While!
    Annette @ MeMe's Ink
    Beth @ An Instrument 4 His Glory
    Bernice@ My Journey


  • Flashback Friday and Best Shot

    April’s assignment: Because April is when a lot of high schools hold their proms, It has been dubbed April’s theme as “Black Tie Affair”. It can be photos of you and/or your family dressed up. It doesn’t necessarily have to be “Black Tie,” but rather it can be any occasion that calls for you to be dressed up a little more than usual: prom, formals, theater shows, balls, parties

    I seriously think I have lost my formal prom pics, either that or they are at my moms. Only self portraits in this house anyway. I don't know why I thought it would be a good idea to wear black panty house :~)

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    I just love this pictureI am so glad he still enjoys a good egg hunt

    Thankful Friday

    I have had my days confused all week so I totally forgot to do my post yesterday due to my confusion. So here goes my Thankful Thursday on a Friday:
    Thankful Thursday at Truth 4 the Journey
    I am thankful:
    • My Families Vacation to Seaworld and Aquatica
    • Spring Break last week, to just have a break from all the craziness was a blessing
    • Summer Break is almost here, 34 days to go.
    • For all my blogging buddies
    • That my church did a wonderful Service for Easter Sunday and we had a wonderful Easter with Family and Friends at my sisters.

    Thursday, April 16, 2009

    Rambling- 30x5

    Well yesterday I did get a walk in even though it was late. Ends up when it is almost bath time children suddenly have a desire to go for a walk who knew:) We just went around the block, which was about 20 minutes so not quite 30, but close.

    Today I did a lot of moving since it was the Honor Roll cookout at our school and we were busy from 9a.m.-1:30p.m. getting set up, running around the school, serving the kids, taking down everything and clean up. I am exhausted, not to mention Bub had a dentist appointment today that almost dropped the bomb on, I had totally forgot about it till this morning. Then I had to go to my favorite place, the grocery store, after the dentist, then Chick-Fil-A and then finally home. My legs are literally throbbing right now. I did try to get hubs to go for a real walk with me because I wanted to torture myself some more, but he has to fix our pump out back. Seems yesterday it blew something and water was spewing everywhere, Ginger enjoyed it though because she was nice and wet when we brought her in. She loves water, except when its bath time. Well I guess I have rambled enough, Have a great evening.

    **I found this article yesterday: 5-Minute Meals That Melt Off Pounds, I think I may have to give some of these a try**

    http://health.yahoo.com/experts/healthieryou/10066/5-minute-meals-that-melt-off-pounds/

    Wednesday, April 15, 2009

    Wordless Wednesday & 30x5

    THE SNOBS OF SEAWORLD:)


    30 x 5 UPDATE:

    I think these Seals have been sending me subliminal messages all day:

    Them:"Be one of the snobby girls and don't do that 30x5 today, I mean there is always tomorrow right?"

    Me: "No I will walk when Bub get's home."

    Them: "Oh please he is not going to want to do that"

    Me: "Oh yes he will" , "Bub you want to go for a walk with Mom",

    Bub: "Maybe later, eye roll"

    Me: "o.k., we will go when it gets cooler"

    Bub: "eye roll, sure mom"

    Them: "He is not going to go, just blog and facebook some more, we told you there is always tomorrow"

    Me: "Hush please, lalalalala"

    O.k. now that ya'll all think I should be committed to the funny farm for talking to myself them, I caved to the snobby Seals, I still want to go walking but it is getting late and I don't see it happening unless hubs will go with me later, because Bub has bailed on the whole idea as of now to partake in swinging outside. There is always tomorrow right?



    Tuesday, April 14, 2009

    Easter Pics

    We had Easter at my sisters house this year and also a birthday party for my nephew whose birthday fell on Easter this year. It was a lot of fun.


    Easter Collage



    Bigger versions of my two fav. pics from Easter day.


    Check this link out: Swedish church unveils Lego Jesus statue for Easter
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090412/od_afp/swedenreligionoffbeat;_ylt=AvMS8YFxnl70_FsmCOpWT5F34T0D

    30x5

    The first video is for 30x5, the second is just because I love my dog:)
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    I would post another one, but I don't want to end up a crispy critter, since now it has begun to lightning:( I will post a better one of her talking later...



    Update: The rain/lightning/wind let up and I was able to walk on my treadmill for 30 minutes while GH was on today, no workout video..WooooHooo:)

    Monday, April 13, 2009

    New Challenge and Vacation Photos

    Linda has a new idea to torture challenge us:) For this challenge we're going to continue moving our 30 minutes for 5 days per week for two weeks, but also cut out one 100 calorie snack a day, such as the chocolate easter eggs that are calling my name as I type. You are saying no to the 100 calories so you can say yes to something like a flatter tummy, which is my personal goal. If you want to join in, click the button and head over to Linda's and leave a comment.

    Here are some collages of our photos from our vacation this past week. We had a lot of fun.


    Sunday, April 12, 2009

    Happy Easter


    Easter Joy

    Jesus came to earth,
    To show us how to live,
    How to put others first,
    How to love and how to give.

    Then He set about His work,
    That God sent Him to do;
    He took our punishment on Himself;
    He made us clean and new.

    He could have saved Himself,
    Calling angels from above,
    But He chose to pay our price for sin;
    He paid it out of love.

    Our Lord died on Good Friday,
    But the cross did not destroy
    His resurrection on Easter morn
    That fills our hearts with joy.

    Now we know our earthly death,
    Like His, is just a rest.
    We'll be forever with Him
    In heaven, where life is best.

    So we live our lives for Jesus,
    Think of Him in all we do.
    Thank you Savior; Thank you Lord.
    Help us love like you!

    By Joanna Fuchs, via Poem Source





    Friday, April 10, 2009

    Flashback Friday and Best Shot


    April’s assignment: Because April is when a lot of high schools hold their proms, It has been dubbed April’s theme as “Black Tie Affair”. It can be photos of you and/or your family dressed up. It doesn’t necessarily have to be “Black Tie,” but rather it can be any occasion that calls for you to be dressed up a little more than usual: prom, formals, theater shows, balls, parties

    In honor of my guest blogger Patrice, I decided I would post her senior Prom Picture. Aren't they such a cute couple:)

    For the life of me I can not find my Prom or Homecoming formal pics might have burned them, only pics taken before we left, so here is my senior prom BB (before braces). I look concerned??
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    The first two are from the Believe show at Seaworld, AMAZING:) When I was young I wanted to be a Vet or work at Seaworld, niether one came to be, the closest I came was having a dog that was black and white. I loved this show, the Killer Whales still amaze me.

    I love this pic of Bub at Seaworld