Monday, May 31, 2010

Gaining!!! Ack!

I have been slowly gaining some of my weight back. I knew this would happen. I have been feeling very down and I seem to find comfort in food. We have also had a lot going on, and that makes being creative with food seem to never happen. So, there has been a lot of ice cream and pizza going on here. I haven't had much time for exercise either. Which, probably leads me to feeling depressed. I know that when I am running and being active, my mind feels better. So, starting tomorrow (June 1st), I will be active and aware once again. I really can't wait. This is something I need for myself. I want to be the best wife and mother that I can be. I can't do that when I have extra weight on me and when I feel bad about myself.
So, with that being said, here is the plan. I am going to start on my very own cereal diet that got me down 80 pounds before! Well, it got me started! I didn't do it the entire time, but it kicked off my weightloss. I will be eating cereal for two meals and having a decent dinner. This also means that I will have pizza, if I would like, for dinner. I never try to avoid the things I like, that leads to my downfall. For exercise, I will stick with what I love. I will be running and doing yoga. I really like Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper's yoga dvds. Those will really help!
So, I am going to treat this as if I am starting over at the beginning. I want the same feeling I had when I was 247 pounds! I knew I had to get the weight off. So, I want to go into this with the same frame of mind.
On to family news:
We finally got a playground. We have been waiting to find one at a good price, and we think this one will do! The kids are so excited.

The kids got to enjoy the sprinkler while daddy set up the swingset.

Cassidy decided to wear her helmet! Ha!

Stella finally got her groove, I mean, haircut! LOL

They had to shave her ears, due to some matting, but she still looks great!

We have been busy finishing 1st grade! Jaden is doing so well. I can't wait to see all of the things he will learn in the 2nd grade! I am hoping to plan a lot more for the upcoming year and have things a little more scheduled. I also hope to plan a couple of really cool field trips. One of them being the Creation Museum. We can't wait to go there!
I hope everyone has had a fabulous May! Happy Memorial Day!
Freedom isn't Free!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Flying by.....

This year is flying by! I feel like I haven't gotten as much accomplished as I would like and I have put on more weight than I would like! So, it is time to get serious for the rest of the year.
I just bought this:

and will be doing it almost every day! I am even going to start running again. I will start off small, then start running more miles later. I really hate that I took such a long break. But, we had so much going on, I just didn't have the time or energy to do it!
This dog is in major need of a groom:
Her appointment is set for Thursday! I think we will get her cut short and leave her head round. Yes, I am talking about the dog, not Cassidy! ;)
Today, Jeff is finishing some trim and I hope to get some more organizing done. We just have too much stuff! I cleaned out the playroom yesterday and the kids are getting rid of two trash bags full of toys! This excites me! They are finally parting with some of their baby toys!
I am excited for the wonderful weather this week and I am ready to get outside! I hope everyone is having a blessed weekend!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Busy Remodeling!

We have been so busy remodeling our house! But, the results are fabulous! We finally have our wood floors in and I refinished the dining room table. We still have so much to do, but I feel like it is finally coming together! We picked out a cherry floor so, I stained the top of our table a red color. We love the look of it. It is by no means perfect, but I was thrilled with my first staining job!
So, here is the dining room table, before and after:

It looks like a new table. I have painted the chairs white also! I am putting the felt on the bottom before I move them into the room. I am so happy with the way it turned out!
Now, for the kitchen. Here is our progress:
We have painted our cabinets, put on hardware, and got the wood floors in. I am excited with the way it is looking. The next step is to get the new countertop and sink! I can't wait! The countertop will be very dark! I think it is all going to come together nicely! Now, if someone wants to donate, or sell very cheap, some ss appliances..... ;)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

A Cinderella Birthday Party!

I have had so much fun buying things for Cassidy's birthday this year. She was just so excited! She decided on a Cinderella themed party. She invited all of her friends and they had a great time. This had to be her best birthday yet! And, her birthday isn't until Monday, when we are going to the zoo! I hope the rain will hold off.

I can't believe my baby girl is turning 4!