More pictures coming soon. Enjoy your long weekend. We are so thankful for the men and women who have gone before us to protect this great nation and the one's who are fighting for us this very moment. God, please continue to bless this sweet land.
As most of you heard on facebook, I rescued a dog on Friday night. I guess I should back up and say that God gave me a very sensitive heart. I'm a very compassionate person and have a very special place in my heart for babies, old people and animals. [everyone in between too!] OK, now that I got that out of the way here is the story:
Friday night. We love Friday nights at our house. Endless possibilities and we know that we have 2 days together as a family. So, this past Friday night I was on my way to Trader Joes to grab some more fresh fruit and veggies to make Kate's food. No big deal. As I am turning out onto a busy street I see a dog that is sitting in the street by the curb. My heart went to my toes. Everything was running through my mind. Is he going to run across the street? What if I see him get hit? Did he just get hit by a car? I'm a freak, I know. I pulled my car over, put my hazard lights on and rolled down the window. [ps. kate was not in the car!] The dog sat…
So, I put Kate down for a nap and to my surprise this is what I found when I turned the monitor on. Could not believe my eyes. We have a monkey on our hands. This girl is so strong and smart, she blows my mind. Not only was she standing and bouncing but she also turned her cd player on. Way to go little peanut. I showed this to Chris when he got home and he laughed hysterically.
Guess what we're doing tonight? Lowering this one's bed for the 2nd time!
I'm sorry that y'all have to deal with movies until I get my new camera. This is my favorite song right now. Love the words...(don't mind some of the pictures) Never let your prayin' knees get lazy... and love like craaaazy! Aren't those awesome words to live by!
Last night we went to the game, it was Kate's first game outside of my belly. She thought it was the coolest thing ever. Cooler than her new pink laptop. We were a little nervous about taking her because of the noise and all the people but she loved every minute and soaked it all in. Half of the time she was very serious sitting on our laps and taking everything in and the other half she was bouncing and grinning ear to ear. She got a sticker when we walked through the gates. Check it out.
It was so fun to be back. There is nothing like an Angels game on a summer night with a hot dog in one hand and a slurpee in the other. I can't wait.
Kate is pretty excited too. We need to get her some Angels gear, or at least something red. I think Kate was their good luck charm. We'll be back. [PS. All these pictures were taken with my phone. Sorry about the bad quality]
I will do an entry on our lifestyle change with how we lost our weight, what we are doing to keep it off and so on, soon. It was awesome getting feedback from y'all and exciting to see that so many people are ready for a positive change. Hold on tight and get ready to let go of that fat! See ya in a few days!
My camera broke. [sad face] I honestly don't know what to do without it. It's like losing your cell phone. I take my camera every where and last night I went to plug it in after taking some awesome shots of our first family camp fire in the backyard and I can't upload pictures anymore! Not sure if I'm going to have it fixed or upgrade to a better one since I have a new found love for photography. I think I just enjoy snapping pictures of a certain object [smile]
So, I might be taking a blogging break for a while since I have no pictures to share. Because honestly, pictures are way better than my words. I'll leave you with this picture that I snapped this afternoon with my phone. Kate had just woken up (hence the hair & puffy eyes) and was have a blast with her new pink laptop I got for her during our shopping trip to Target. She loves it. Bentley does too.
Chris and I went out to celebrate our weight loss last night and Auntie JP came to babysit Kate. She was the first person to watch her other than the grandmas. So fun! Definitely going down in the baby book! I was a little disappointed in Kate when we came home and heard that she cried for 2 hours straight. Felt so bad for Janet but by the time we came home, Kate was crashed in her arms. Poor girl is going through separation anxiety. Chris and I enjoyed a dinner unlike we've had the past couple months. I could totally tell that I shouldn't have had it to eat it afterwards. My body isn't used to that kind of stuff anymore. Chris enjoyed his seafood thoroughly. After dinner we did a bit of shopping. Chris was willing to take me anywhere to make our date as long as possible. So cute. We hit a few stores and had fun. The best part was, it was all free! We had gift cards from his firm from before Kate was born and finally used them with $50 to spare, yeah! And, we of course had…
my HUSBAND! He is... Chris had his final weigh in today and he lost.....37.4 pounds in 2 months!!!! SO amazing!!! I am so proud of him. He looks so awesome and weighs less than he did when we met! He won the pot of money which was super fun. I'm sure you're wondering what he is planning on doing with the cash. He put $25 bucks in his wallet, put $100 bucks in Kate's bank account and gave me a little over $400. I decided to keep a few bucks for the wallet and put the rest in the bank for something fun for us a family. Not sure what it will be yet. He is amazing in every way. So humble and so giving. He makes me want to be a better person daily. It's nice to have the "losing" mentality over and work on maintaining. Now it's time to focus on toning and building muscle mass. I am down a total of 15 pounds in 2 months. I'm feeling great. The best part is I am back in all of my pre-baby clothes which incl…
I know I haven't updated for a while. We are still losing over here. I will update in a couple days with our numbers. They are pretty insane. My husband is blowing my mind. If only I could keep up with him! The biggest loser contest is over this Friday. Fingers crossed that Chris wins! It's close! Until then I will be doing my best to hide the chocolate chip cookies and keep moving what my momma gave me! :)
This video cracks me up. Chris went in to get Kate up from her nap a couple nights ago and this is how it went. I love the way he talks to her. She is definitely her mommas girl when it comes to sleeping, we hate waking up!
My green thumb got the best of me this weekend. I tore out old flowers that were done with their blooming season and planted fresh new ones for summer. There is something so peaceful about spending time in the garden. We tore out 3 big plants that were in the front yard & replaced them with lavender and a couple other beautiful plants that smell delicious! I'll post pictures when they start to bloom & take off.
Speaking of taking off, check out our fresh herbs. We are growing cilantro, rosemary & garlic onions. I love this and am so excited to finally be able to use them in our dinners this week! They sit right outside the kitchen window, so fun to watch them grow! After the gardening was done, I spent time washing all the windows. It's amazing how gross they get after fall & winter. I try to wash the windows two times a year to keep them in good shape. Want to know my secret to streak & water spot free windows?Yep, Distilled white vinegar. Pour some either …
I have been a busy girl the past couple months, besides the obvious with Kate! I decided to start my own little business and have been working almost every day on getting it going since March. Many of you have seen Kate with her fancy bling pacifiers. My mom bought Kate her first one before she was born at an outrageous price. It was the only one we had ever seen.. Finally, I got smart and realized that I could do the same thing. Kate wears her bling all around town and there isn't a store we go in that someone doesn't comment on it. She is known as the bling baby at our local Trader Joes. It was then that I decided I needed to start making them to sell to share the bling babies! One thing led to another and I decided I wanted to make my own burp rags since we were spending another insane amount for cute "boutiquey" burpies. So, I started sewing and I love it.
I have started a shop on Etsy and am loving creating custom items for mommas and babies all over the globe. I…
God has blessed me with an amazing mom. I don't have the words to tell you all how blessed I am. My mom is my rock, one of my dearest friends, she is solid, so giving, she has one of the most beautiful souls. If you know her, you know what I am talking about. It was great to spend some time with her yesterday and celebrate the amazing mom she is.
It was my first mothers day. It didn't turn out to what I had in my mind but that's ok. The joy I received was the love from Kate. We snuggled in bed which is my favorite. She laid her head on my tummy and watched her cartoons while Chris made breakfast. The rest of the day was not as peaceful. Not going to lie, I was bummed out. I was looking forward to one day of rest, having someone else make lunch, I just wanted to feel treasured. Don't get me wrong, I know that my husband loves me and treasures the wife and mom I am. The Lord reminded me last night of the treasure that I am to Him. That means more than anything. I hope all…
Chris and I just booked our flight to Nashville, Tennessee. Y'all have no clue how excited this makes me. My FAVORITE place in the world (next to Maui). Can hardly wait to introduce Kate to the south and to my cousins. I'm determined for her to have an accent. We will be making lots of trips! Nashville is my happy place. I don't know what it is but that place is amazing and my heart skips with glee the whole time I'm there and yes, I cry every time I have to get on the plane to go home. Not to mention, the food is out of this world. I have my list of places to go all set. We might as well put our house up for sale now because I'm not going to want to leave. Oh Nashville. I love you.