Monday, June 27, 2011

Weigh loss update

I know I said I wouldn't be doing many updates on my weight loss journey, but, well, I lied.  :)  No, I'm only going to post about it every so often, and this is one of those times.
I've been doing Weight Watchers for 6 weeks now, and I'm happy to say that I'm down 14 pounds!!   My friends and family tell me that they can definitely tell I've lost, which of course, is awesome motivation to keep going.  I can tell myself, when I put my clothes on - they aren't as snug as they once were. :) 
The first few weeks, I was charted my food intake religiously, calculated everything I put in my mouth and how many WW points it was worth, and never went over my allotted daily points.  I need to start logging everything in again.  It really does help.  I've only missed 2 meetings, and I really hate when I do, not only because I don't get to weigh in, but because the meetings are so helpful and encouraging. 
I got some new tennis shoes (that actually fit and don't make my toes feel like someone's tearing them off), so I'll be starting the 30 day shred tonight.  After the Bachelorette, of course.  Don't judge.  :) 

Oh, and I bought a new swimsuit.  
Now if I could only get the courage to wear it out in public.

I've still got a ways to go, but knowing that I have a little bit behind me is nice.  And at least I know it's working!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Is it just me, or whenever you see this word, do you also sound it out in your head like a British fellow...shedules.  
Anyone?  No?  Alright.

First of all, I want to say Happy Father's Day to my wonderful husband.  He's the only man in the world I would want to be the father of my children, and I'm so happy he's mine.  I love you, honey!!  You're the best!!!  =)

On to more good stuff...

Mike's job is going great!  He comes home happier, less stressed, and earlier in the day.  But that's about to change.  Well, the earlier in the day part, anyway.  Starting next week, he will start working 4 days a week - 10 hour days.  So, instead of getting home at 4, he'll get home at 6.  Which, if there wasn't some sort of benefit to this, would totally suck.  But here's the awesome part.  Since there are 2 electrical/instrumentation techs at this plant (Mike being one of them, of course), they will switch back and forth from one of them working Mon-Thurs and the other will work Tues-Fri.  So, Mike will have 2 day weekends one week, and 4 day weekends the next.  They switch the on-call back and forth every week, so the weeks that he has 4 days off, the other technician will be on call.  So every other week, Mike will have 4 day weekends, without being on call...which is pretty much amazing!

I'm so thankful that God has blessed Mike with this job, and also, just the ability to work.  He's such a hard worker, and it's not just sitting at a desk type of work either.  I'm so happy I got a blue collared worker, they're way sexier, with their hard hats and tool belts. ;)  Sorry to my family that reads this.  haha.  =D
He got called in alot this past weekend, which kind of sucks, but at least he gets overtime for it.  He worked a total of 17 hours on Friday, and then to top off the weekend, on Father's Day, he got called in at 7am and didn't get home till 4.  He's an amazing man, and I wouldn't trade him for the world.  I love him more than life itself.  

Monday, June 13, 2011

Long time... bloggy.

This may or may not be a long post.  We'll see.

We're up to more projects.  Mostly out of necessity, though.
I go into the boy's bedroom the other day, and smell a funny, mildewy smell coming from Elijah's bed.  We've been having problems with them taking cups of water into their room and pouring it down their race car track that looks like this.

They say it's a water slide.  Go figure.
So anyway, I know they've been into water again, and I'm sniffing around like a K-9 dog trying to find out where this smell is coming from.  I lift up the mattress on Elijah's race car bed, and the whole wooden board underneath it is soaked.  I lift up the bed itself, and water just starts pouring out from the corner.  Ughhhhh...  Isaac's toddler bed isn't holding up much better, with half the boards missing under the mattress, so needless to say, we decide they need new beds a new bed. 
We decided on a bunk bed with a full-size mattress on the bottom.  When Jett is big enough to start sleeping with the bigger boys, we'll move the girls back upstairs.  They are currently downstairs in the playroom, which, if I was a child, would be ideal and totally awesome.  But no, Laney and Chloe (Laney mostly) are asking to come back upstairs and have their old room back.  Ok, whatever.  I'm thinking along the lines of, ok you have a room that's like 4 times the size of the one upstairs, and you have your own TV and pretty much every toy known to man at your fingertips down there, but whatever.  Weirdos. 
(totally kidding, by the way. I don't mind having them closer at night, being the paranoid person that I am.  :D)
So I started googling cute boy rooms to get an idea of what I wanted to do in the boys' room.  Then it hit me.  This is their room.  How 'bout I ask them what they want.  So I did, and they chose Mario.  shocker, I know.   While I would prefer that they have a cute nautical themed room (which my husband said was totally gay) or an awesome outer-spaced themed room, or some kind of dino room, I guess it comes down to the fact that they are only gonna be little once.  They are only gonna ask for a Mario room one time. (hopefully)  They have the rest of their lives to have grown-up rooms.  Let them be little, right? :)  So we got them Mario bedding, and we would love to eventually paint their room like this -

I would actually not mind a Mario room myself, if it looked like this. :D

Let's see...what else?

The girls are on Summer vacation, which means....EXTREME.LOUD.NOISE.ALL.THE.TIME.  I have 6 kids here, every day.  A lot of times, there are 7 or 8, when their friends come over.  I usually can't even hear myself think, but that's okay. 
We (meaning myself, my mom, my sister, my 3 nieces, 2 boyfriends of nieces and partridge in a pear tree) took the kids to Worlds of Fun last Thursday, with my friend Cathy and her little boy, Daniel.  They all had fun, of course.  I'll post pics of that as soon as I get more time. 

Oh, one more thing. 
Mike's mom and dad are moving moved closer to only an hour away close.  We're so excited!!!!  Now, if we could only get Sheri and Sheila closer.   That's our next project.


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