Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I don’t…

This week I am joining Jenna from Jenna's Journey for “I don’t Wednesday”

I don't

I don’t…

~like to wear shoes (unless they are flip flops)
~cook, unless I have to
~play video games
~have much will power
~know the books of the Bible in order (even though I should)
~pray as often as I would like bc I don’t think I am too good @ it.  :(
~like movie Star Wars (or any science fiction movie)
like to get my picture taken AT ALL…EVER

OK, that is enough “I don’ts” for this week.
Wanna play along? It’s fun!!! Visit Jenna’s blog for more “I don’t” Wednesday

Monday, August 24, 2009

it is just around the corner…



It is exactly four months from tomorrow.


Just 122 MORE days!!!


I am a little excited!!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Big Brother



Do you watch?
I almost wish I didn’t, but I do.  Each season (year) I say I am not going to watch the next one, but it ALWAYS drags me back in.

This is mainly the only reality show I watch. I have finally broken myself from The Bachelor/Bachelorette.
I have never been on the American Idol or Survivor train. My Mom lives & breathes American Idol. 

So do you watch reality tv? If so what?

Friday, August 21, 2009

on a roll…

Since we will be moving in with my Mom & step dad in about 10 days, I have been on a cleaning & purging spree.

We plan to sell, give away & donate a lot of our furniture as it is time for new. I have NEVER had an BRAND NEW furniture. EVER. (with the exception of my mattress) Everything I have ever bought or been given has been second hand…”new to me”. Which has never bothered me, bc most everything I had looked new and I was thankful for it.
But now is the time for me to get to pick out my own furniture. I found an awesome discount furniture store here in our town and they have the BEST lay a way plan ever. You pick out what you want…put a down payment on it (whatever amt you want) then make payments (in any amt) every two weeks until it is paid. At which point you pick up your furniture.
Isn’t that GREAT? There is no holding fee, no financing charge, etc. It can not be beat. Plus the prices are cheaper than if you go to the larger retail showrooms.
We are ordering our couch this weekend. We have been paying on it for the past 6 weeks and have just one more payment to make and it will be ours. It will of course go into storage until we move out of my Mom’s, but it will be nice knowing it is ours and it is waiting on us. Next we are looking for a new dining/kitchen set. Part of our new furniture is going to be a Christmas gift from my family. (how great is that?)

I am so anxious to set out on this new journey.

So far we have sold a couch & chair for my Mom (they are taking our our current set for their basement). I am waiting now on someone to come and pick up our dining table & chairs. And up next  to go is a large dresser & our patio table.

I also have a large box of clothes to donate to the Goodwill.

So how often to you replace your furniture? Do you buy new, used or get hand me downs from friends/family? How often does your style change?

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

WW: Collin~a self photo

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

We are outta here…Good news & not so good news

The time has come.

The good news is…

We are moving…in TWO weeks!!! Yikes…lots to do!

The not so good news…

We will (temporarily) be moving into my Mom’s house.  UGH!!! Really it is OK. She has plenty of room for the 3 of us and it will allow us to SAVE SAVE SAVE.  :) That is always a plus.  We will be @ my Mom’s for about 5-6 months.

We will start house hunting again around Christmas/New Years. 

This is bittersweet for us. It is the first home we have ever owned. It is the house we moved into as a family of 3. It is the house we have  renovated for the past 4 yrs. It is the only home that Collin knows as his own.  But life changes, people change, circumstances change, most everything changes, so we must change with it.

Lots of changes are still coming.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Advocare = a skinnier, healthier you




Have you heard of it?

This is the weight loss program I have been on for the past month. It started out with a 10 day cleanse, followed by a 14 day challenge. It is pretty simple to follow. No sugar, or at least small amounts of it. Semi low carbs, calories, sodium. No fried foods.

I am not counting pounds lost. This only discourages me. ;) So instead I am basing my success on how I feel and how my clothes fit and how many sizes I go down.

So far I am down 2 pant sizes. GO ME! I have mainly lost in my arms, thighs, bottom, face and yes the boobs, an entire cup size.

I am continuing with the 14 day challenge part again. I had the most success with it and decided to do it again.

If you are interested…check out their website and if you have any questions feel free to ask. If I don’t have the answer I will get it for you.

I am so excited about this because since having Collin four years ago, nothing seemed to help me lost the extra lbs….and this has.  :)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

WW: I scream, You scream, We all scream for ICE CREAM

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Community Day @ the Fire House

Recently we went to one of our local fire departments Community Day, How could we not when Collin is such a huge fireman fan.
Here are some pictures from our day.

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inside one of the MANY firetrucks
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look how big those tires are! As tall as Collin. (39”)
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Daddy & Collin on another fire truck
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inside the SWAT vehicle
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the front of the SWAT car. Collin LOVED all the radios in there.
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they even offered a free lunch of hot dogs, pizza, chips, water or soda
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Collin & Daddy with the MedFlight helicopter
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We even got to watch it take off on a run before we left.

This was so much fun for all of us. We got there a little later than we would have liked to due to church. So next year we will go to first service so that we can do more.

Don’t you just love when the community puts together free family fun?

If you did not see my blog late last night, check out my previous post.  :) THANKS!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Has it really been 2+ weeks?

Well in case you had not figured it out via my absence, I guess I took a (not so) little blogging break. It really was not planned. Honest.

We have been busy. There are a lot of changes coming up for us in the next few weeks and months. I am apprehensive about some and excited about others.

Collin is doing absolutely wonderful other than he is STILL in his “terrible 2’s” @ the age of 4.  If all goes well, he will be weaned from his seizure medicine by Thanksgiving. Praise God!!!
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Preston will turn the “big” 30 this friday. We are not doing anything too exciting though. Saturday his family is going to come over for pizza, cake & ice cream. (YUMMM) I can not wait bc I have been on a “diet” for the past 21 days. It was a 24 day challenge. My last day is wednesday. I plan to continue with the program, but will take sat & sunday to enjoy the birthday festivities. Sunday we are celebrating my step dads 50th birthday.

I plan on blogging more about the “diet” I have been on soon as well as some of the changes that are coming our way. So if you have any questions about anything, please feel free to ask and  I will answer.

I hope you all are having a nice summer. Can you believe it is almost over? (and is “over” for some of you as far as you are back @ school)

I hope to not be absent for any more long periods. Thanks for sticking with me. MISS YOU ALL!!!