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Friday, November 30, 2012

Blog Swap!

Ok first I had to share the following pictures of my boys! Here is Monkey the first night in a booster at the big table! 
He thinks he is big stuff now!

 Since Monkey had a picture at the table Jacer needed one too!

 His daddy gave in to him and got him basketball shoes for an hour game tonight! 
I wouldn't...

So I love little Miss Kassie over at Southern Girl Gets Fit! She is adorable and her blog is awesome! Well she did a Blogger Swap. Love this idea and it was so much fun.  I had a blast doing it.  I hope she does another one.  Great way to meet other bloggers and get fun stuff in the mail.  

Well I was matched up with Erin. Her blog is called Homemade Happenings.  Just click on her name and check it out. It is adoable and she is pretty crafty! Love it.  She is stupid sweet and I loved getting her package in the mail. 
So without further ado, here are my goodies Erin sent me...

 I had to get the knife out for all the tape! My boys thought it was funny that I couldn't get in it. LOL!
She wrapped each one individually and attached a note about each one

 Here they all are!

 A Santa Ornament, she collects them.
The Caramels (because she remembered that I said I love caramel)
They were so good. 
A little magnetic notepad! Because she is forgets like me sometimes. 
 Homemade scrub!! Can't wait to use

 A washcloth she knitted herself!

My little Monkey!!



Thursday, November 29, 2012

My mother in law makes the best cherry delight and we have it every year at Thanksgiving! I mentioned it in my Thanksgiving Link up! A few of you have asked for the here it is!


Things You'll Need
-1/2 cup butter
-1 Can of Cherry Pie Topping
- 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
-1 container of Cool Whip
-2- 8 ounce packages of cream cheese
-1/3 cup sugar
-1 pie tin
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla

1 Make the graham cracker pie crust. Take ½ a cup of butter and melt it in your microwave or on the stove. Crush up approximately 8 whole graham crackers. It should make approximately 2 cups of crushed graham cracker crumbs. In a bowl, mix together the 2 cups of graham cracker crumbs and 1/3 cup of white sugar. Make sure it is evenly mixed. Add the melted butter slowly to the graham cracker mixture and stir. Continue to stir until the mixture is the same texture.
2 Put the pie crust together. Take the graham cracker mixture and press it into a pie tin. The pie tin should look like it is coated with the mixture. It should look like it’s adhered to the pan. Bake the graham cracker crust for 10 minutes at 400 degrees. Once the pie crust is done baking, allow it to cool for approximately 30 minutes.
3 Make the cream cheese filling. In a bowl, mix together the container of Cool Whip and the 2 packages of cream cheese. Once the mixture has reached an even consistency, add in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
4 Put it all together. Continue with this step only if the pie crust has completely cooled. If the pie crust has not cooled off completely, allow it to cool off and then proceed. Take the cream cheese mixture and pour it into the graham cracker crust shell. Spread the mixture so it is evenly leveled. Top it with the cherry pie filling.
5 Allow it to cool. Once you’ve put your Cherry Delight together, allow it to cool in the refrigerator for a couple of hours. Once it’s cooled completely, dig in.
I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I do!


I am exhausted and ready for bed!

Come back tomorrow.....I have exciting news that means I need to get my ass in gear and lose this weight and also I got my Blogger Sway Swap items today!! Can't wait to post about it!


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Cara Box...and Everything else thrown into one post!!

Ok, I am so behind on posting and I am sorry for that!! With the holiday and shopping and then having no internet service at home all weekend...... UGGHHH that was very irritating! Then my cell phone quit went kapoop!! So I have a loaner phone at the moment and hopefully will have my new one tomorrow! Which I can then have instagram back! I am missing it alot!

But onto the good stuff! I participated in this month in a Blog Swap called Cara Box!

Cara Box

It is with Kaitlyn over at Wifessionals! Love her blog and I will be linking up with her today to show everyone what I got in my Cara Box!! It is super cute stuff!!

I was partnered up with Emily, our theme was childhood and she sent me a super cute Cara Box! She does not have a blog but she is super sweet and a nice person and very creative!!

I opened my box and this was inside! I thought it was a journal...

 But then I opened it and low and behold it was filled with stuff!!

Old Maid cards cause she remembers playing that with her mom! 
So do I! I can't wait to play with my boys! 

Then a Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books along with some 
stickers that reminded her of Lisa Frank !

 Flarp!! My Boys are going to love this!!!!

I can't wait to sign up for December's Cara Box! It was so much and I love getting to know people and getting stuff in the mail! My son always gets the mail and was so excited when there was a package in there! He was excited to help me open it!

 My Thanksgiving was great this year! We ate my husband's mom's and she is a great cook and we didn't have to wait on any dinner rolls Darci!! I loved every bite of it! I ate in pretty good small portions and then we stopped by my Aunt's to see my Grandma but we didn't eat there! Then we went home and it was my baby sister's 20th birthday Thanksgiving day and we had prime rib and baked potato and salad and it was delicious!!! Best Thanksgiving meal ever!! Totally beats turkey out!!!

Here Amber is with her nephews!! Best pic we could get! LOL!

Friday shopping!!

Well as everyone else got up or never went to bed... I slept and 
then got up at 7 a.m. and was shopping my 9 a.m. 
Got some of the deals! 
Got alot done for Christmas and birthdays in the month of December!
Just have my boys and the hubby left to buy for!
It was a fantastic day with my sister-in-law/bestie Krista! 
We live for that day and getting to spend time together.
She is in nursing school so I have missed her tremendously!
Then our husbands met us for supper!

The weekend went quickly and like I mentioned above no internet and then no phone service
starting Sunday!
I do not like not having technology around! It drives me nuts. 
On top of not working Thursday and Friday, I had to take Monday off since I had no daycare!
I am not going to complain!
But I am now back in the saddle at work and swamped as I type away on my blog! 
Now for the weigh in today! 

I didn't think I ate terrible on Thursday but I didn't stop then Friday, Saturday or Sunday.  
I didn't track very well for Weight Watchers!
So I am still proud of only gaining .2 lbs over the week! 
I will take that and be happy with it! 
It could of been alot worse.
I am determined to lose at least 10 more by my husband's birthday on January 12th! We are going on a cruise then and want to be in the 140s. I doubt I make to the 130s by then! But I am going to work my ass off to get there! I want him to be proud of me! 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Turkey Trot Linkup!

Today Holly and Erin are doing a Thanksgiving Linkup called Turkey Trot, so I thought I would trot along with everyone else! Had all the intentions of doing a vlog for it, but forgot this morning and am afraid I will forget before I get home tonight! If I remember I will try to it and upload it tonight!!


1. What do you look forward to more: the food, football or parades?
I look most forward to the food! I am not a big of the turkey but all the sides are wonderful. And I finally have decided that I might just like the sweet potatoes with marshmallows, butter and brown sugar on them!! (I think I just gained 5 lbs thinking about it)

2. What is your favorite non-traditional Thanksgiving Day dish?
I would say that my favorite non-traditional Thanksgiving Day dish is Cherry Delight! I guess that is a non-traditional dish for Thanksgiving! But it is oh so yummy!

3. After dinner, is it football or a nap?
Neither! The hubs get to take the nap and I watch the kids (well kinda watch the kids). We are usually running so much from family to family that we don't get much time to relax whatsoever! The thing I hate most about the holidays and living close to the entire family! But then that is the thing I love most about holidays and living close to family!

4. Do you watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? Which is your favorite float?
It is usually on in the background but I am not focused on it! I am usually helping cook and only look when Jacer yells "look mommy"!

5. Where do you go to celebrate and eat your big meal? Who is there (family, friends)?
It differs year to year! This year we are going to my Husband's parents' house for lunch (his sister and her hubs and kids will be there and his grandma) and then stopping my his grandparents and my grandma's on the way home and then cooking supper for my parents and sisters' and their boyfriends at our house (it is my baby sister's birthday on the Thanksgiving this year)

6. What is your favorite turkey day dessert?
My favorite turkey day dessert would be a pumpkin roll that my momma makes!! She doesn't make it every year but oh yummy! It is so good! It is pumpkin cake and then a cream cheese filling rolled up and sliced!

Well I hope that everyone enjoys their Thanksgiving Day and checking out everyone who has linked up with Holly and Erin for this Turkey Day Trot!! 


This weekend recap that I failed so miserably to do yesterday! It was another busy weekend, but then I still did not get everything accomplished I wanted to.

We went to the school's movie night on Friday night and watched Brave.  The movie was cute and all the kids were well behaved. It went well.  Jacer had a good time.  

Then I cleaned my drawers and closet and did laundry all day on Saturday.  It was great to do and made me feel good! I got rid of a lot and also put away all the clothes that do not fit me anymore and went through jeans and dress pants that might fit me now and guess what they did!! Now to decide whether I keep the pants or get rid of them? What do you do? I am so excited about having more than a pair of gray pants and black pants to wear for work now! I even got into these red pants that are almost to big for me now!

I felt pretty hip in the red!! 

Jacer has his first basketball games coming up! He will only play 2 games and they are only 30 minutes long but back to back! It will be interesting to say the least! 
They scrimmage against the girls (who is who they will be playing) and it was a hot mess on the basketball court! But so dang cute to watch!
 Jacer is in the red!

We had birthday parties and deer camp soup supper to go to! So we ran a lot and I see no time in the future for it to slow down at all!

Friday, November 16, 2012

23.4 Lbs. Down!!!

It is still super busy but I just wanted to post this....

I looked up on weight watchers today and I started last August 2011 at 182.8 and now I am at 159.4!! That is a 23.4 lb difference. That is with stopping with WW for several months!! I am so excited now to keep going and losing 20 more by January! I don't know about that! But I am going to try!

I started WW again in September of this year and am down 10 lbs since then!! I am so excited and very motivated to keep going! We are suppose to be going on a cruise in January and I want to be smokin' hot for my hubby and celebrating his 30th birthday!!

I just wanted to let everyone know this! I am super excited!!!


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Mumble Jumble

Hard day at work!

It has been a hectic week at work and it is only Thursday!! I am so ready for this week to be over.  One boss is on vacation, one is in the hospital for an extended period of time, the last boss is getting all the others work.  Which she is my main boss, so that means more work for me.  So this post will be short. This is effecting my blog time.... LOL!!! I love my job but it just got CRAZZZZYYYY!! On the good note do you know what is on tonight..... The Big Bang Theory! Love that show.

(BELOW) Don't even look like the same guy really...
Not bad all cleaned up
        Big Bang TheorySheldon Cooper: Sexy Beast ;)

So that is going to make my night even better.  Tomorrow night I get to spend with my boys at our community center watching Brave for the School Movie night and I get to help on it since I am on PTO! Can't wait.  Jacer is super excited.  He is very worried that Monkey will not be quiet through the movie though.  

On the weight loss department: I am starving today! I am not sure why! I haven't eaten too horrible! Just been eating all day it seems like!! I am going to lose weight again this week! I have been doing pretty good at losing and not gaining so that is my goal.  I will start over my week on Wednesday next week, so plan on saving all of those extra points for the big TURKEY day and being THANKFUL for being on weight watchers on THANKSGIVING day!! Hope everyone is going to have a great day! We have a family dinner at noon with all the fixins' and then it is my baby sister's birthday that day also, so she has requested prime rib and the works!! So that all sounds yummy!!! Our entire family both mine and hubs sides are doing everything that day, so that will help with the eating since we won't have anywhere to go on the weekend! 

Then it is the best day of the year, it is BLACK FRIDAY but that is not the reason I like it so much, it is because I get to spend it with one of my bestie (who is also my sister in law) shopping!! Krista and I have a blast that day! We really have no game plan when we go or anything, just shop and eat lunch at Kelly's in Quincy every year with her mother! Love me some Ms. Paula!! I thought about seeing if maybe I husbands would like to meet us for supper that night?  What do you think, yay or nay?? I haven't asked her yet about that.  But it might be fun to dress up and meet up with them!! 

So with Black Friday approaching soon! I always put my tree up right after that.  But I can't decide this year since Monkey gets into everything! I am afraid it will end up being more of a pain in the butt then anything, so I might wait for a few days. 

So this post is all over the place and I am sorry for that and I hope you can forgive me for this and come back again! 

Well I better get back to work now! But at least it is almost 5 here!! I am counting down the minutes!


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

It has been a week of my MIA.... Anyone miss me??

When to Weigh in


I have done it.
I am in the 150s and plan on staying there and going down not back up every again.
I love it.
I feel good today.
I was down 1.2 lbs from last week!!!
I am a pair of jeggings!!!
 I am super excited about that. 
I had to go shopping for new jeans this week.

Looking at this pic, I still look huge! Someday I will happy with my looks!

I did not think that I would lose this week due to being MIA for so long.  I had meetings, doctor appt. for Monkey (who is doing wonderful/helmet is done/95th percentile on weight, height, and head!), deer season (we had my cousin, her husband and 2 kids staying with us from Friday to this morning).  It was so much fun but there was always food to eat!!

I hope I have some followers that missed me while I have been MIA! 

Here are some pics of my days last week, the weekend and some this week......
Cheesin' for the camera!
My meeting last week!! 

Monkey getting his haircut! He sat on Grandma's lap!
Cheesin' again!

This is terrible. I didn't have any new pictures of Jacer!!

So I added a couple buttons on blog.  Now I just need to figure out how to make my own button and start swapping with people! If you want your button added, let me know.  If you are new and stupid  like to the blogging world, Ms. Holly has a post about Blogging 101 today! Pretty awesome and now for me to go to that page and figure out the steps to getting myself my own dang button for people to put on their blogs!!! 

I promise to be back more often now.  


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Weighing in on Wednesday...

Ok, today was weigh in and I did it this week!! I lost 1.4 lbs. this week! I was so excited! It wasn't the 2 lbs but I will take it.

I know it is upside down, but I am in a hurry and can't figure out how to rotate it! So sue me!

No don't sue me, I work for attorneys, I will win!!!

So I lost weight! Then my hubs took me out for lunch since I am going to be gone for a couple of days.  I ordered baked spaghetti with cheese on top and breadsticks.  YUMMY!!! It was good. I ate both breadsticks and 1/2 the spaghetti.  I was miserable after that.  Then I have had an apple and banana this afternoon for my sweets!  

I have meetings tomorrow and then my baby has a well baby checkup on Friday.  So he is going with me.  We are staying with my sisters.  I was going to leave tonight. But I really do not want to drive in the dark, so I might just get up in the morning early and drive.  Since I get up 5:25 a.m. anyways for my date with Jillian (workout video for those who don't know her) I might as well just go then.  I think the Hubs is happy about that idea.  He is helping with an AI school right now anyways so he won't be home until 10:30 tonight.  

Oh, yeah, since I am rambling anyways, last night, I finally did my first night of Insanity! Holy cow balls (of wait cows have udders not balls) I literally thought I was going to fall over.  At least the people in the video do also.  They stop at times too.  It is very hard and tough. But I am going to stick with it.  We will see what tonight brings.  I am not sure what video to do next so I guess I will just pick one.  
Ok, well I am outta here! It is almost 5 and I ready to go home! Have a great night!


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Tuesday Truth.....

DA DA DA!!! I know bring this weeks Tuesday Truths that are my mind...
Truth is truth

Truth is... I am so glad that is Election Day!! Tired of all the TV ads, Radio ads, mail ads, Facebook, etc.
Truth is... I am sure it is not over, since some are going to be mad on who won and want to rant about it
Truth is... I am glad that I get to vote!
Truth is... I have been wearing lipstick and love it on myself
Truth is... I love being complimented on losing weight. It motivates me!!
Truth is... I love reading blogs everyday!
Truth is... I am starving today and I really want a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup.
Truth is... Tomorrow is my weigh-in day!
Truth is... Tomorrow is my last work day of the week until next Tuesday.
Truth is... I am going to rock my leggings at least one day this week!

Truth is... It is deer season this weekend, and I am excited and I don't even go!
Truth is... I hope the Hubs gets a big buck this weekend!
Truth is... every single one of you that reads this rocks and remember that!!


Monday, November 5, 2012

It's Monday Again, Already...

It is Monday again.....


I dread Mondays!
Even though I have a short week kinda.
I have meetings Thursday and Friday. So me and Monkey are going to stay with my sisters for a couple of nights. 
Should be fun!

But really the weekend just go way too fast. 
I think that we should make the work week the weekend and the weekend the work week! 
More time at home but then again, more time to eat more food. 
I would really have to learn more self control!!!!

My weekend was fun, not too eventful but nice. 

Friday - Went to AJs in Macon, MO with some ladies from Church. It was so YUMMY and fun!!! 
I had PASTA!!
I know, I know! Super fattening. But I did only eat half of it and brought the rest home! I was very proud of myself for doing that. 
Got home and my boys were still awake. Monkey was fighting his sleep terribly! 
Our house was not too destroyed either.  Usually when leaving the boys at home with Dad, the house is a total wreck.

Saturday - Jacer went with his Dad to get the deer stands ready for this coming up weekend! I worked out with Monkey climbing all over me as I did it. 
Then I went to a Lia Sophia Jewerly Party. Can't wait to get my order!!! Also ordered some Pampered Chef while I was there! WHOO HOOO!!!!
Came home took the Insanity Fit Test! Holy Sh**! That is a workout in its self! I think you could do that everyday and burn lots of calories.  
Excited to see after I do the program, how many more of the exercises I can do. 
Then I went to work cleaning my basement! My sis helped me and got it done. 
Then my bestie came down and colored and cut my hair! I was so excited and it turned out wonderful!!

Of course, it does not look as cute today, since she was not here to style it for me! Someday I will get the hang of doing my hair and maybe be able to make it look cute! God knew what he was doing when he gave me Samantha as my best friend! LOL!! Thank you so much!

Sunday - Went to Church - We are greeters for the month of November, so we were early and not late for once! 

Hurried home and went to BIL 17th birthday lunch.

I ended up bringing home my 2 nieces with me! They are so much fun to have around and I laughed so much! 

Jacer had his first basketball practice and he loved it! Hard to believe he is old enough to be playing already!

Over the weekend, I had about 4 people notice that I have lost some weight! I loved it and it keeps me motivated! 

Also I got this idea on Instagram from FamilyIMaid who also has a blog. You should check it and her weight loss journey! Anyways, she made a sign to put on the candy bucket from Halloween, it says STAY AWAY FATTY! I did this but underneath put AKA MOMMY! Then the hubs added Hot above Mommy.  I loved it! 

Food for the weekend! I did pretty good for the most part until yesterday! I can tell that my stomach has gotten smaller because I can't eat as much without getting really full! Which is a great thing! I had 3 reese's peanut butter cups from the Halloween bowl. I was pretty impressed with only having that many.  Had some greasy french fries yesterday and that just about killed my stomach today.  But did pretty good! 

I have until Wednesday for weight in day! We will see what happens! Just have to watch for the next few days on my food intake! 

post-it week


Friday, November 2, 2012

Babies, Marriage and Life....

I love my husband and my children totally and completely, I would hate not to have them in my life and they are my world.

When I signed up for the wifeyhood and mommyhood, I knew it would be hard and stressful at times and make me want to pull my hair out at times.

Those moments occur a lot.

But then there is that moment, when I am tucking my oldest, Jacer, in after reading him his book for bedtime, after fighting with about how to take his shower, putting on his pajamas, picking school clothes out, on why he doesn't need another snack, etc...
There is that moment when it is all clear on why I am a mommy and absolutely love it, is when after I tuck him in and start to walk away, he says a bigger hug Mommy and a kiss! Then he says I LOVE YOU!!

It melts my heart and I makes grin!

Then as I walk to living room, to go rock Monkey to sleep and think of all the times I have to get him off of the tables, out of my cabinets, look for the tv remote, pick up his toys for the upteenth time...
The I get to the living room and there he is curled up with his daddy and both of them are asleep, so peaceful and adorable. My heart grows even more! I never knew I could love three boys this much! They mean everything to me.

My hubs is the kinda of man that would of loved to be the age he is now (almost 30) in the 1950s. Where the wife stayed at home, took care of house chores, never argued with the man, took care of the kids and never argued with the man, cooked supper, never argued with the man, etc.. He always says that part of not arguing with the man.  Which I work full time, clean the house, laundry, dishes, cook supper, sometimes have him dessert, take care of the kids from the time they wake up till they go to bed. But I argue because dammit I am a woman and I have rights too!!! Don't get me wrong I know not all women were like that back then, but in his head they were!!

He also helps sometimes with cooking supper (not cleaning up) and getting the boys in the shower but he can't do that completely by himself.  Geez.... I wonder if he ever wonders how I do this when he is gone or even when he is in the living room sitting in the easy chair.  I know he appreciates everything I do and I appreciate all he does. But do we tell each other that!!!

Mama Laughlin wrote a post sometime ago about not fighting with the hubs and how they still need time to themselves.  Well I am working very hard on that with mine. It has been my pledge since reading her post about it.

For example: He has went driving around with his buddy and got home later than usual. Which I was a little snippy since the boys did not get to eat supper with him. (It was a school night) I am very dedicated to us sitting at the table as a family to eat supper with the tv off. I didn't do that growing up (we sat in the living room or ate at different times).

But after I snipped on him, I actually felt bad.  He has to have some guy time also.  So I am going to try and next time not say a word.  DEER SEASON is coming up and he is an avid one. So I am not going to complain at all, not even once!! Maybe I will be rewarded if I don't!

But he has a hard time returning the favor on me getting to go do something with my friends.  I am going out tonight with the Church ladies and it will be fun.  But if he is not at home, I have to figure out what to do with the boys, not him or not go.  He always thinks that if I don't have the boys, he shouldn't have to.  Which is ok but to me unfair! He should have a night where he gets them all to himself. Those are the moments our kids treasure!

I am not here to just complain about always doing the housework, cooking, taking care of the kids because that is what us WOMEN do. I like to do them my way and if he does them (I have to redo it anyways).

Marriage is certainly hard and takes a ton of effort on both the Hubs party and the Wife's part! We have our moments and there are quite a few I just shrug and go on.  He can irritate the heck out of me but there are times when you can surprised me completely and rock my world!

This quote made me chuckle!!!