Thursday, June 29, 2006

Target hates my boobs.

It's true. My newly diagnosed small bra size is not available AT ALL at Target or Why do I want to buy bras at Target? Because they are $10.99.

Speaking of smaller boobs. I am in my last week of maintenance for Weight Watchers. Next Wednesday, I hit my lifetime goal, and that means no more paying for meetings. I am so excited about hitting this huge milestone and I'm pretty sure I can keep my weight off, even though for lunch today I had pizza at Chuck E. Cheese's and for dinner I had pizza delivered to my door, goes to show, if you want to eat healthy, better go to the grocery store.

With that in mind...I am also sad. I was on this journey, for over 18 weeks, with so many friends and I had so many supporters and I KNOW I WOULD. NOT. BE. HERE. without them, and somehow, they're gone. I still have support, but there was nothing like feeling like I was walking arm in arm with these girls to the gym or to my meetings, or feeling like they were cheering me when I'd throw french fries in the garbage disposal rather than throwing them down my throat. But, I know, deep down, they're with me. Sometimes, in instances like blogging, I make my posts sound all buttery and delicious, when really feeling like a stale crouton, sometimes it's okay to let that crouton make an appearance.

I'm also a little grouchy lately, obviously. I'm preparing for a huge two day fundraiser garage sale that is being held at my home next Friday and Saturday. It's consuming my free time, what little I had and the donated items are consuming my square footage, in my bedroom, garage and basement. (Thank God for the basement!) But it's all for a good cause, I can't wait for the day to arrive and to feel the success of a job well done. It's just getting there that's the problem.

Blogging news...I'm working on switching my blog to another blog host, I would like to know if I can switch my blogspot files to my new blog...hopefully the move will take place within the next few weeks!

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

One of those horrifying moments

Today, I was on the phone with my sister who is 35 weeks pregnants. She had just gone to the doctor and was giving me a report on her appointment, she was in her car on the way to get lunch. All of a sudden she started yelling or maybe even screaming. Yes, she was screaming. I had no idea what she was saying. She then said "I just got hit! I just got hit. I have to go!" oh my God, it was awful. I asked her where she was hit and she said on the passenger side. Thank goodness. I told her to call me as soon as she could. It was an agonizing few minutes. Poor girl. :-( I'm talking about me! It was torture, I knew everything was okay, but I didn't know. I kept replaying the yelling in my head, I tried to busy myself with laundry, but that didn't work. I just thought about how useless I was at home, 300 miles away. She called me back, just a few minutes later in tears. Poor girl. And yes, I do mean her. She's a trooper though. Once the report was filed, she treated herself to a hot dog and a root beer float.

Here's some pictures of a "photo shoot" I took of the kids last week. The first one is of my feet.

I love summer.

Noah acting like a pirate, he's saying "argggghhhh!"

Can you even take how cute he is? Me either.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Sucky blogger

I'll admit it. I've been a sucky blogger lately. But it's not my fault. It's everybody elses! :-)

First of all, I love Jenn B. OMG. She has taught me how to add pictures to blogger sooo quickly and easily. THANK YOU, JENN!! That is why there will be 30 pictures added to this post and it didn't take me 3 hours. I hope you like it!

We have been so busy, just like everyone, summer seems to do that to people. Saturday, we celebrated one of my best friend's daughter's birthday. She turned 2. The party started at 2 and it last until 10pm. We stayed until 9:30pm. The day ended with a great fireworks show, I wanted to stay and watch them to see how the kids reacted to them this year. Let's just say Anna hid under the table! LMAO. Noah finally had it after a few minutes.

On Sunday, we woke up nice and early for my nephew's birthday party in Michigan, over 3 hours away. We have never visited my sister there, so we thought this was a great opportunity to do so! Man are we glad we did! We had a blast. The kids were amazing in the car, watching movies and reading books. Brian drove there, while I made bracelets for a Friends of Allie fundraiser, it was great. We got there and just had the best time. Their entire yard is fenced in, so it was freedom for the kids and we brought their bikes, which Noah appreciated, but Anna just wanted to play dress up the whole time! Brian had a great time because he could play basketball, ride a 4 wheeler (for the first time) and drink beer. If there had been a stripper there I'm certain he would have declared that the best day of his life.

We didn't leave until 6pm, because we were having such a good time, we got home late, but the next morning the first question Anna asked was "are we going to Missionigan?" Very cute.

So, I may not have alot to say right now, but I do have lots of pictures to share with you! I promise not to be a sucky blogger anymore! (I'm almost done with Grey's Anatomy!) Thanks for checking in!

Noah at the birthday party on Saturday. This was his first moment of fully getting a grasp of what was ahead of him. A bounce house, pool toys and a massive fenced in back yard.


Jumping and then sliding! This was the best bounce house we had seen, especially for smaller toddlers. It's from Little Tykes.

On to the first water toy of the day!

I love this picture. My little baby boy is growing up.

The birthday girl. Fiona. Her party was an asian themed party, hence the reason why she is wearing a beautiful red kimono.


still yummy.

Now onto water toy #2. Noah is not the type of child who enjoys getting wet, but with this toy, he had a blast. It's a sprinkler toy rocket thingy by Discovery Toys. We ordered one from the consultant that was there. We can't wait to get it! Brian and I have never seen a cooler water toy and Noah enjoyed it so much, how could we not!? Anna loved it, too. This was after we thought he was done with his swim trunks, hence the reason why he has clothes on...luckily I brought a second outfit.

sooo wet!

Anna's turn to control the rocket shower!

Here's me playing with my 17 year old niece on Sunday in Missionigan.

A little more stable.

Me on a four wheeler. The scariest moments of my life.

Anna's turn.

I love french braids, but I have no idea how to do them. Here is Anna's Aunt Lori putting one in her hair, while Anna sipped on lemonade. It was a very summery moment on the front porch. :-)

Anna and her good friend and cousin Jenna (5). We surprised the girls with matching outfits. Anna and I picked hers out on Friday at Target, of course, and I called my sister, Amy, Jenna's mom on Saturday and she happened to be at Target. I said "you should get Jenna the same outfit!" So, she figured out which shirt and shorts just from my description! Amy's so smart! We didn't tell them, they loved it. Anna is just pure silly in this picture!

Very hot with spiked hair...compliments of Amber.

Noah and Amber.

Birthday boy. Jeremy!!

So happy with this gift. Brian picked it out, it's a monster golf club. It's hilarious. LOL. Brian loved it. I think he wants one.

I am so fond of this picture. from left to right, bottom: Jenna, Anna and Emily (Lori's daughter) Top: left to right: Amber, (Amy's daughter), Amy, Beth, my Mama and Lori, my sister. We are just missing my younger sister, Sarah who lives in Louisville and who is pregnant with her girl, she's 35 weeks pregnant!

After a long two days, finally a time to rest! (this last about 20 minutes!)

Equally tuckered out.

We served the kids fast food in their car seats for the first time ever on the ride home, it was sooo late. I think they enjoyed their car seat picnic!

Here's a picture of the kids at a different birthday party last Monday. (so many parties!) I love how old they look sitting at their own table eating.

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