Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday!!

Well, lately I've been in a funk and not really looking forward to the holiday's, but I think after today, I am ready to start baking cookies and getting ready for our party!!

Every year, my sister and I go to the mall on Black Friday and we get a lot accomplished as you can see. I love it when people stare at us for bringing a stroller with no child...we always get comments about how great of an idea it is. Chris texted me to see if I bought anything...what do you think?????

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Love this pic...See the corn flying out of Connor's hand? It's almost as if it is going into the mouths of the geese, but the are really far away!

It's been so long, I know. I have been taking lots of photos, just not taking the time to download them and I still have not printed any in over a year!!! WOW, I will have one hefty bill when that happens, and a huge mess of pictures!

We went out on Sunday for some family pictures and they turned out pretty great, I think! My legs are actually sore from squatting up and down and pushing the timer and running to get into place.

These are not the best pictures...I don't want to show possible x-mas card pics!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Two of his favorites

Connor loves the two red items in the above photo. His boots and wheelbarrow. Everyday when he comes home, the first thing he does is put on his "work" boots! He LOVES to play outside and he will not got out without them because they can get muddy! The wheelbarrow was a present from Grandma and Grandpa for Christmas and he loves to tote it around. He follows daddy while mowing the grass picking up leaves and sticks for him, fills it up with water and sand and also hauls grass and dirt for us. He is such an AWESOME helper!!!

I need to buy another pair of boots while they are still out because the day that these need to retire will be tragic...I think there may be a hole in one as his feet have been a little when after taking them off.

I had my injection yesterday and it was not the most pleasant experience I've had to say the least. I did sleep all night, which was a first in a LONG TIME. Today was trying once again, my range of movement seems to be a bit better. Lets hope it continues to get better.

Monday, July 20, 2009


I'm updating my blog with pictures!!!! We have been super busy lately and I've not been feeling very well with my herniated disc...the pain gets worse everyday and I am to start with injections tomorrow. I pray that it will work without surgery. I can't believe July is almost over, the summer is FLYING by...we have not spent much time in the pool because it hurts to get in and out of the pool, so I find no relief from it. We are on vacation in two weeks and as of right now, we are not going anywhere. If all goes well and I can sit in the car, we may go to Myrtle Beach. Not sure at this point!!!

As most of you know, my grandmother passed away last month and lately, I've had some really intense questions from Connor about Grandma. He wants to know how she got to Heaven, what God eats, is she really okay and can she talk again? He also told me that God was his favorite "guy" because he is taking care of Great-Grandma. The one thing he said that blew me off my feet was that he said, when he is a great-grandpa, he will go to Heaven too....the though process of the child and where his mond goes! He is asking all of the questions that we as adults have about death and are unsure of the answers.

Saturday, June 20, 2009


I have been such a slacker, I know. I have been so busy at work, selling BeautiControl and just everything. I have been dealing with back, rear and leg issues lately, only to find out that I have a very LARGE bulging disk. Don't know what that means, but I am going to the Neurologist in Friday. Must not be good, because specialists usually take a while to get in to, but the nurse requested to see me in 1-2 weeks after reviewing the MRI results. I have been doing physical therapy, which had not really made any difference and the medicine doesn't make the pain go away, so frankly I'm just miserable. I am most miserable in the mornings after laying down in bed. Once I am up moving around, I'm ok by afternoon. It sucks, and I just hate it. I have to remember to get up often at work, or my body really aches. Enough about my crappy body, I promise to update pictures soon...

We have been spending our time in the pool lately. Connor requests to go swimming all the time. He will jump in, get out, jump in, etc a hundred times, I swear. It should be a fun summer, since we have our outside work done and will be able to use the pool more. (Except for the fact that my leg really hurts to climb the ladder)

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy!!!!!!

That's what I have been lately. I have decided to start doing direct sales along with my FULL time job. I am now a consultant for BeautiControl. For those of you who don't know what BeautiControl is, here goes. We sell skincare for various ages, makeup, etc. I joined because I developed terrible acne last year and I tried Proactiv. Well, needless to say, it dried my skin out tremendously. After hearing of BeautiControl, I thought I would give it a try. I have been using it for 1 month and my skin has improved tremendously. (I can actually go to the gym without covering up the blemishes)

Chris and I discussed it for a while and he has been very supportive. As most of you know, I am a people person and I needed some social interaction other than my family at work. I hope I gain some new friendships and of course extra money for a new house that Chris and I hope to build someday soon. We have a promotion going on until May and I am eligible for a trip to the Bahamas. While I would love to go, that's not top priority in my book. Never know though, I may change my mind, the closer I get.

Nothing new in our family...Connor is rotten as ever, does not stop talking and really comes up with some crazy things to say. The other day he told me something was none of my business. What?!?!?! The nice weather this weekend did him some good, because he was out ALL THE TIME!!! Well deserved after a long winter being cooped up.

We are itching to go camping, not sure that we will get to go in March though. Oh well. Enough about me, I'll try to post more soon.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Sledding and shoveling

Well I'm sure you all have the same type of photos, but I thought I would add mine. Connor has loved every bit of the snow. He goes out for a few minutes in the morning and has spent his days at Jan's out and at home at night. He will be sad when it melts. This is the first year that he has truely gotten to enjoy it without falling face first every time he tries to walk.

He love to shovel...I wonder how long that will last.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Still working hard!!

I have worked out for 2 weeks straight without a day of rest. I hope I start to feel it soon. I figure I will in about 4 more weeks. I did reach my goal this past week by eating healthier. I have chosen salads and lots of fruit. Still working on more veggies.

To a new ME!!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

120 Minutes

of cardio today!! I am wooped!! My next is stiff for some reason, but I'm not gonna let that slow me down.

I have also been busy working on scrapbooking, which was long overdue. It feels good to really get into it again.

7 days of exercise this week. To the new me!!!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

I am ready for this

Warm, sunny, pool weather!! I hate this cold dreary nonsense. It makes me crabby, tired, and the whole family has cabin fever. I am counting the days until we can be in the camper!!
BTW, six days of exercise. 35 min on the eliptical, 25 min on the bike.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Five days in a row

I have worked out five days in a row. I even went to the gym tonight, on a Friday!!! Can you believe it???? I have never in my life done that before. I am feeling great, and think about working out a lot. Today, after doing the elipitcal, we went to the family night at the YMCA and swam in the pool. After that, we had ice cream at Dairy Queen, bad I know. I felt so bad, I came home and did 30 min on WiiFit.

All of this motivation that I have is great, but I need to work on my eating habits. I have managed to do better for breakfast and lunch, but dinner has been tough. I think I have been burning so many calories, that I am STARVING....when that happens, I make terrible choices.

GOAL FOR NEXT WEEK: Make better eating choices.


Thursday, January 8, 2009

So, my last post

stated by saying that I hoped to be going to the gym this week. Well I have been on the WiiFit for an hour on Mon, the gym Tues & Wed, tonight WiiFit for an hour. I am loving this!! I already feel better. I actually look forward to working out. I have never felt this way before. I like the Wiifit because it breaks up the monotenous workouts at the gym. Of course it is not as strenuous, but I am still moving. They even have a free step which you can step to the beat while watching TV. Pretty cool huh? I wish I would have started this long ago, but there is no better time than the present. To a new ME!!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Not much here...

Had to go back to work today. I was kind of getting used to half weeks!! Anyway, I got alot done while being off. All the decorations came down and were all put away in the attic. (Note to self: We doNOT need anymore x-mas decorations) I also organized all of my pictures from COnnor's birth on. Quite an acomplishment I must say. They are all organized in the computer and in order in the boxes. Now I can get busy scrapping. Chris bought me a scrapping toy for x-mas and I haven't gotten to use it because I was overwhelmed with pictures. Now that it's done, I should be able to get somewhere.

I am pooped. I did the WiiFit for an hour today. It really is a fun way to be active. Connor was playing right beside me, it was cute!! My leg/rear is still bothering from my either pulled hamstring or Sciatic nerve. It had gotten much better and the yoga has really help stretchmu muscles out. Hopefully, I will be at the gym this week. I was all geared up for a healthier "Me"!!