Monday, December 29, 2008


So here are some pictures of our vacation. We had a wonderful time and didn't want to leave! While it was 76 degrees here, we were playing in the snow and sledding in Colorado. Of course it was the left over snow from 2 weeks ago. My parents yard is in the shade:) It was still fun:) I was very thankful for the weather here in Oklahoma today because the girls played outside ALL day and I was able to put our things away and start on laundry.

Well since we ate whatever we wanted for a week I guess I will start back on my healthy track tomorrow. I went and got groceries so I have all of my healthy food. Although it is sooo hard to find good fruit this time of year.

Since Robert and I did not go anywhere for our 10th anniversary on the 19th of December, we are going to go somewhere at the beginning of Feb. so if you have ANY suggestions of somewhere that is not too far to drive in a day let my know. We have to wait until Feb. because we are having Madison's party at the end of this month (31st) at pump it up and I will have tons of family in town so I have to prepare myself for that. CAN YOU BELIEVE MY BABY WILL BE 5 AND IN KINDERGARTEN NEXT YEAR???????

We have 2 new members of our family. Maggie and Lala the fish. This was the only thing Madison wanted for Christmas.
I hope everyone has a great New Year!!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008


So I had 2 conversations this morning with Madison that I didn't want to forget.

Madison- ummm Mommy do you have your map?

ME-No why? Do I need one???

Madison-Yes that way you can see where you are going.
(IT was SUPER foggy this morning)

Next conversation :

Me-DId you see Santa today.

Madison-Well he wasn't the real one. HE is someones daddy

Me-How do you know

Madison-He was wearing tennis shoes.

Me- oh you know Santa has lots of helpers.

Madison-I know. You know what? He lives on top of the world today. That's what I learned in music today?

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Please tell me someone else has had this experience when picking up children from school.
So the parking lot at madison's school is being torn up so EVERYONE has to park on the street. I got to school today and it was utter confusion of where to go to pick up the kids because people were everywhere because they were having their party today. So I was going around this truck to park in front of them and CRUNCH! I scratched their bumper and scraped the whole right side of my car. I had to leave a note and I felt sooooo bad!!! Anyway that's how I started my day!
Allie said "dot it again mommy."

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

And the winner is...

ME!!! I won the biggest loser at work today. We have been doing it since October. I never win anything so it's a big deal:) I lost 14 pounds and 6% body weight. Thanks to everyone who has been supporting me I really appreciate it!!! I won $104. Wooo WHooo!!! Now I just have to keep it going!!!

Monday, December 15, 2008


Many of us struggle with our weight. Mine has always been a struggle. Losing it used to be easier but I guess after having 2 kids and 3 miscarriages my body just doesn't want to lose it. I have begun to lose again. It defintely takes longer!!! Over the past 2 weeks I have really eaten healthy and have seen a drastic change in just the past few weeks. I am down 13 pounds since the end of october and 8 of those are in the past couple of weeks. I am down a dress size and can squeeze into the next size.
Before my cravings for food were unreal and to be honest I ate for every emotion I had. I was having back trouble at night and was only sleeping about 5 hours a night. I had no energy and I would get RLS at night as well. Since I have really been watching what I eat it has stopped. I just noticed it in the past couple of days that my energy is up, I am moving more, no more cravings, no more back pain, etc.
Not only has it helped me but my kids as well. I have taken red dye and most sugar out of their diet. before Madison was hyper and allie threw fits a lot. this has calmed down tremendously. My kids will be healthier becuase of me and that means sooo much to me. I don't want them to have the problems I had and drown their emotions in food.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Robert's surgery

His surgery went well. They tightened the ligaments and cleaned it out but when they got in there they found out he had a torn rotator cuff which wasnt seen on the MRI. They fixed that too which required more of an incision. He will be immobile for the next 48 hours and then we will see what happens. Thank you for your continued support and prayers! He feels good now but as soon as the nerve block wears off he will not be feeling so great.
We love all of you!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Robert will be having shoulder surgery tomorrow at Mercy
(his left shoulder).
Please pray for a QUICK recovery because we are driving to
Colorado in a week and a half and next week is a busy week.
He is having ligaments tightened
and will be out a couple of days. It is outpatient. His mother is
going with him because I have to work. Thanks!!!

PS I posted yesterday and I put some pics up so scroll down:)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

this week

So this week has already been eventful.
1st of all I lost 5 more pounds so I am at 10 so far and I would like to lose 5 more this week. 10 more and I am at my short term goal.
secondly, I had a TRAUMATIC hair cut on sat. so now I have short hair. I even had to go to someone else to have it fixed. I still don't like it because Ididnt want it this short but the girl who fixed it did an awesome job.
3rd Robert finds out in the morning whether or not he will have surgery on his shoulder this thursday or a week from Friday (our 10 year anniversary:( )
4th I am excited because we are leaving for Colorado 2 weeks from today!!! YAY! I haven't seen my family in 6 months.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Totally FREAKED out!!!

So our day has been interesting. First Robert heard from
the insurance and they told him he could not do the surgery
at the place scheduled and now he has to start from scrath
with a different doctor.
Secondly, I was walking out to my car this evening when a cop
approached me and asked if I knew the neighbors next door.
He then asked how long they had lived here and I told him
2 years that we lived there so maybe longer. He then asked if
I knew he was a sex offender. Of course I was shocked. He
came in and talked to us. The guy does not own the house his
girlfriend does. They are probably 50. They are odd people.
He told us that if he was home he was going to arrest him
becuase he is too close to the school. So Robert says "Yeah
and too close to my house. That's why we live by the school."
Well he was arrested. Then to find out after we looked it up
that his offense was rape and lude acts with a child or something
Needles to say I am happy he's gone and I have the cops number.
I have a feeling he will try to come back though. WE will see.
Pray for us about both of these things please. Thanks!
Here's some cute pics for you:)