Monday, August 31, 2009

Monday morning moment

My baby, my silly little man, mommies boy, my happy guy, my Matthew
I love you Mattie man!!!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL????


Ella's game face!
Before the game and before the snap
Go Big Jon!!!

Friday, August 28, 2009


If you read this and you feel led, please say a prayer for our family. It is just hard right now.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Monday morning moment

My third born, my independent daughter, my beautiful girl, my playful one, my "cuddler", my Ella
I love you E!!!

Weight check

I got the scale to work and am so glad I did!!

starting weight: 185
current weight: 183
-2 lbs!!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009


The battery on our scale died!! I can't weigh until I get a new one. Counting it as a blessing!

Small change- walking every day (1 mile) to pick Grace up from school pushing a double stroller with Ella (37lbs) & Matthew (18+lbs) ; most of the way home is up hill!

Friday, August 21, 2009

A boy and a hat

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Bowling & Fun

Last hooray of the summer- family lunch and bowling! We had so much fun!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

A visit from the Grands

Back to School

Today I sent my two oldest back to school but for the first time they were not at the same school- Grace is in the 2nd and Jonathon is in the 6th.
My 2nd grader! She was so excited to go to school and had a great day! This year she is a walker because they built a new elementary school 1/2 mile from our front door! Catching a ride with Dad on the first day
Not everyone was happy! She wanted to sleep longer!
My middle schooler! I can't even believe I am saying that! He had a great day!

Monday, August 17, 2009


Beginning to change things is not easy. Old habits are hard to break! Busy schedules do not make it easy to squeeze in the exercise. Needless to say, I think this may be harder than I thought. I am determined to lose the weight, so I will keep trying. Our pastor said something yesterday that really struck a cord with me in this area. "It is not about WILL power, it is about HIS power" I just have to continue giving this to God and allowing Him to take away those urges for things I don't need and are sabotaging me in this and open up time for me to exercise.

Weight check:
Starting weight: 184
Current weight:185
Weight lost: +1

Goal this week: Drink mostly water and lots of it!!

Reminder to self:
Remember! This is a process of small steps that will take time, but the end result will be worth all the effort and even the setbacks!! You can do this and you are worth it!!

Monday morning moment

My second born, my oldest girl, my beautiful daughter, my girlie one, my sweetheart, my Grace
I love you, G!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Monday morning moment

My first born, my biggest baby, my man-child, my football player, my big help, my Jonathon
I love you, big guy!!!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

The girl in the mirror

Lately, (honestly for a while) I haven't been real happy with how the girl in the mirror looks. I have been hanging on the excuse of "just had a baby", but that baby turns 7 months old next Saturday, so that excuse just doesn't cut it anymore. I also have been telling myself that I am too busy (the whole 4 kids thing; breastfeeding) to exercise on a regular basis. Well, I am just over that. I need to take care of me! I need to be healthier to take care of this family and that begins with a few smarter choices- drink more water, smaller portions, being more active. I have challenged myself to lose 20 pounds and you all are going to help keep me accountable. I need someone there to remind me that it is okay if I slip up and have a bad week and I need someone there to give me a pat on the back on a good week. I am not going to set a hard timetable, but my goal is by Valentine's day. To help see progress, I am going to take a before picture (this takes real courage!!!) and weekly pictures (still lots more courage!!) until I get to take that beautiful after shot!! I will be weighing and posting progress every Friday. If you feel led, join me. Ready, set, go!!!

Starting weight: 184
Goal weight: 164
Weight to lose: 20 lbs

Thursday, August 6, 2009

My blessings

I love being a mother. But I truly am humbled that God chose me to be the mother of 4 amazing children- my blessings!