Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Well it's been 2 1/2 weeks doing BFL and I was a little stressed that I didn't see the scale move by leaps and bounds. I did measurements and i have lost 8 I will rejoice in the fact that I haven't gained ha ha. I am not loving getting up at 6 in the morning but the total killer is that I wake up at that time on the weekend too!

love my little crazy bed head baby....even though he peed my bed. He has been staying with daddy the last couple weeks so momma has been missing him.

I took a little mini break from mom duty and went to Edmonton and I met Ki in person. She is one of those girls that you feel like you've known all your life. She even cursed at me ha ha! Gotta love her and add her to the BFF list! She gave me this amazing stash of scrap goodness...I mean her throw aways were my treasure! Can't wait to make something. I have not scrapped and again I fear I am losing the mojo...if anyone knows of any big scrap do's let me know. Maybe I need to fly somewhere and scrapbook instead of go to Greece ha ha! (I'm not joking about that though...anyone?)

Renee and I entertained ourselves at a little auction and I came home with a fabulous platter!

my friend DOug got a bit too big for his britches so he got put in his place...and hey ladies, he can take some abuse we ribbed him all night, but he is single so if there are any takers....BTW yes, we did make him get a haircut after this photo was taken.

here is a nice smiling one of him so you can get a good view...I can email the deats to anyone who is interested. We need to find him the "one".

Renee...she cracks me up...after one of Ki's "one finger" drink for pansy old me...I think I was pretty much done...

I was able to compose myself enough to take a good one.

I did some demo in the living room and built a shelf beside the fireplace all by my big self and found some fabulous fabric at IKEA to make little blind covers for my room.

aren't those pretty? I want pure design lady to come to my house and pull all my crap together! I want a house from a magazine which I know is impossible for us folk with kids but I can's to dreaming girls!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

some pictures finally!

me on christmas day with my boy

the prettiest girls

Porter was happy for everything!
Vaughn's favorite gift was his quad from mama

ireland made the most adorable nativity set from clay...she wanted it to look like my willow tree people, I think she did a fabulous job!

Kelly...can you believe it? The three hour layout in real life!'s not 3 hours amazing but I was suffering from some serious scrappers block!

Here is my handsome son, dressed up for his first junior high school dance...junior high! Frick am I getting old!

It was a winter masquerade is his second date Sarah...apparently Janessa, his first date dumped him! The drama of sixth grade

This year I am starting out single and I was being a hater...everyone's all in love and shit...blah!But...I decided to take this time for myself. I am always wrapped up in the kids and their activities and work and I decided it was time to be a little selfish.So at the beginning of the month I started the body for life program (again). I completed it after Porter was born and lost 28 pounds in 12 weeks and went from a size twelve to a size 4 so it works! I half heartedly tried it once with this girl but lacked the time and motivation to complete it then.I think the difference is that my "before" picture then is what I would love to weigh now! ha ha!
I am off all my medication from my tumor and surgeries this summer and though I am healthy, that crap made me gain weight...they say its one of the side effects...You always wonder if the side effects are worth the actual medication!SO very diligently I have been getting up every morning at 6:15 and doing my workouts. Can't say I'm a fan of not sleeping in a little later but 7 pounds down so far makes me smile. I took a seriously nasty before photo and I will take one every four weeks. is where you my friends come in, at the end of 12 weeks I will post them...since I want to look fabulous in the after photo, It will be one more thing and you guys can help hold me accountable!
Don't worry, I will post an advisory warning before the "before" picture of me in a BIKINI goes up! ha ha. I made sure to get one in the size I want to be so it should fit perfect at the end.
Speaking of fabulous friends...apparently SHE thinks my blog is fabulous!SO I am supposed to nominate five other people ( there is a cute icon thingie you can get from her blog if you want)and list 5 of my faves right now

1. can't live without the gym
2. Love my son cuz he uploaded my ipod and it makes workouts fly by!
3.Sipping a strawberry smoothie while soaking in an epsom salt bath really does work on stretch marks!
5. friends cuz you guys are the best and I really love ya!

oh and I nominate
karla...but you already all knew she was fabulous
jude put the depends on before you read this gals blog!
Jeanette straight up, to the point no holds barred!
and last but certainly not least I have to nominate Kim! SHe has been doing amazing stuff with digital these days! love it!
whew! so super long post but I am done...check oyu all soon, big kisses!