Sunday, February 13, 2011

Early Valentine's Day/Anniversary Gift...

From my kids!  With Tomorrow being Valentine's Day...and it is also my 17th wedding anniversary.  My daughter wanted to give us our Valentine's/Anniversary gift early since she has to go to school tomorrow.

This is what my husband and I got....I absolutely LOVE homemade gifts!

We got a HUGE card and my daughter baked us a heart shaped cake! My daughter, Aimee and my 6 year old son David made the card and they all signed it.
Front of the card
Inside the card!  They ran out of Alphabet stickers so they left out the "e" in anniversary.
The back of the card....The top 2 pictures are of my older kids.  It is their Kindergarten pictures.  The bottom 2 are my littlest.  They are around 3 or 4 years old in the pictures.
And the cake.  And yes, I was married on Valentine's Day!

Have a wonderful Day!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

New Favorite Chip---Pop Chips!

They come in several different flavors.  I have only tried the Barbeque Flavor.  They are scrumptious!
I have only found them at my local Kroger Store.
The flavor in these pop chips are just amazing!
I picked up the personal snack size bag to try out!
The bag only has 100 calories and 3 fat grams!
They are All natural, no preservative, no Artificial flavors or colors.  And NO Cholesterol!
I have 2 buy one 13 ounce bag; get one free!  Guess I will be heading back to Kroger today or tomorrow!
Go and check these out------THEY ARE AWESOME!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Thursday 13-"S" Words

This week I thought I would share 13 things about me that begin with the letter 'S'!
  1. Shy~I am extremely shy.  In “Real Life” it takes me while to be comfortable with people.  Usually a good 6 or so months before I come out of my proverbial shell.
  2. Sister~I am a sister.  I have one little sister.  I have always called her my baby sister and always will.  She is one person that will always have my love and support no matter what.  She is also a whopping 8 years younger than me.
  3. Six-~The number of people in my family or Seven(my favorite number) if you count the Cat.
  4. Sons~I have three of these.  Daniel-Jacob, Zachary and David.  I never dreamed that I would be the mother of 3 son’s.   Each one of them brings something totally different to our family.  People say you can tell they are brother.  People think they all look just a like.  
  5. Sing~This is something that the women in my family enjoy doing.  I enjoyed singing since I was a little girl.  Music is/was a HUGE deal in my family.  My sister sings.  My mother sings.  My dad can sing when and if he wants to.  All my uncles have WONDERFUL voices.  And I have a Aunt that sings beautifully as well.  Aimee also sings and I am bias but she is getting pretty good.
  6. Sentimental~Oh my gosh, how this word descibes me to a T.  I am a very sentimental person.  When I even touch or look at a recipe book….I think of my grandma.  Sometimes Aimee will say something just right and I can imagine her saying that as a 3 year old.  Same goes for the boys.
  7. Spring~Spring is my favorite season.  And I just realized it about a week ago.  I used to say Winter and Spring…but now Spring has it hands down. 
  8. Sorry~IMO this word doesn’t get said often enough.  And it is such a simple word with a powerful meaning.  I admit, I have to work on this myself.  Some people (including myself) act like if they even say ‘Sorry’ that it is going to come out and bit them.
  9. Silly~I love watching my kids acting silly.  I like acting silly around my kids and seeing there faces of dread…
  10. Schedule~My kids thrive on schedules.  If something is ‘off’ on there schedule then you can sure tell it by there groochy mood.  My older two have actually put themselves on there own schedules and have developed there own “habits”  Of course some of them are good and some are bad.
  11.  Soapapia~This is one of my top 5 favorite “S” words.  My father in law gave me this as my ‘nick-name’ because for the life of him he couldn’t remember Suprina.  So he just said he was going to call me ‘Soapapia’.  I didn’t mind and thought it was very sweet.   I don’t know too many father in laws that give there daughter in law's nick names.  I love my father in law so much.  I couldn’t have asked for a better father in law or mother in law.
  12. Sarah- The name of my soft lovable Maine Coon Cat.
  13. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!!--I love this 'word' the song.....

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wordless Wednesday*Feb. 9th*

Wordless Wednesday
Feb. 9, 2011
Why were we in the ER, all day yesterday??
My daughter broke her pinky finger by running into her room to turn on her light and hit the frame of her door.  Yet another reason; NOT to run in the house.
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Monday, February 7, 2011

*~Menu Plan Monday~* Feb. 7th

Make sure you head over to orgjunkie to check out more fabulous meal ideas and recipes!
Breakfast: Biscuits, Oatmeal and fruit
Lunch: Ham and Peanut Butter Sandwiches with Apple Straws 
Dinner: Brunswick Stew 


Breakfast: Dry Cereal and fruit 
Lunch: Same as Monday but with some variations
Dinner: Spaghetti with Garlic Bread
Dessert: Chocolate Pie


Breakfast: Sausage, Biscuits and Eggs and fruit
Lunch: Same as Monday but with some leftovers used.
Dinner: Left overs from previous week (Sloppy Joes, Chili, baked chicken...etc)


Breakfast: Oatmeal, toast and fruit
Lunch: Leftovers, sandwiches, fruit, apple straws
Dinner: Meatloaf, Corn and President Reagan's Macaroni and Cheese
Dessert: Banana Cake


Breakfast: Choice of Dry Cereal or hot Oatmeal with fruit
Lunch: Sandwiches
Dinner: Leftover buffet


Breakfast:  Breakfast Burrito's and fruit
Lunch: Pizza
Dinner: Crockpot Chicken mashed potatoes, peas and gravy


Breakfast: Omelets and fruit
Lunch: Grilled Cheese and tator tots
Dinner:  Breakfast for dinner---Pancakes!

Have a wonderful warm day!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Leslie Sansones Walk Weight Loss Bootcamp Review...

Leslie Sansone's Walk Weight Loss Bootcamp
I have talked about this workout DVD a couple of times on my blog.  I absolutely love Leslie Sansone's Walking Workout DVDs.  I own several of them. I am also looking forward to purchasing her Walk-Kick DVD Workout.

I was so super excited to get this bootcamp work out....and after using it for over a week...I am extremely disappointed!  The Music is so so repetitive...almost annoying.  It is the same music she uses on most of her workouts.  

The work out is 45 minutes long.  With three miles built into that 45 minutes.  I didn't even feel winded or out of breath when I was done...and I also used weights.  I did like the bands...but can do those exercises on my own without even going through the DVD.  That was the only 'bright' side to this workout (IMO).  I spent $14.00 to purchase 2 cheap looking plastic bands.  I know Leslie Sansone can do much better than this. 

I must be more advanced than I thought....this *might* be a great workout for a beginner.  I am keeping the bands but selling the DVD on eBay.

I hope you all are having a fabulous Super Bowl Sunday!  Who are you rooting for?  I really don't care who wins.  None of my 3 favorite teams are apart of the Super Bowl this time.

Take Care!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Thursday 13--My List of Give Up's

After losing 96 pounds in 8 months I thought I would post a list of "Give Up's".

1.  After losing 96 lbs, I have given up being afraid of what the doctor will say to me when I go in for a checkup.
2. I have given up several of my pants sizes and had the opportunity to switch over from the plus size stores/departments and can now shop in just about any store I want to shop in.
3. I have successfully given up supporting the soda industry and enjoy drinking water everyday. 
4. I've given up hours of watching TV a day, and instead workout, find healthy recipes....just enjoy life to the fullest instead of being a couch-potato.
5. I've given up feeling alone in my weight loss journey to having lots of friends who support me on a daily basis. 
6. I've given up a future of potential diseases and immobility for an improved health outlook and the ability to do things for myself. I ditched immobility for my love of walking and working out.
7.  I've given up "mom" jeans for skinny Jeans.
8. I have given up feeling lazy, sad, unmotivated and moody for being Happy, healthy, a doer, and excited about life!
9.  I have give up eating everything in eating everything in moderation. I don't deprive myself.
10. I have given up feeling ashamed about how I look.  Now I walk with pride.
11. I have given up my 277 pound body for my 180 pound body----for the time being (still have 36 pounds to loose).
12. I have given up not throwing everything into my grocery cart....instead I read labels and take time to learn about the food that goes into my mouth.
13. I have given up the Guilt.  The guilt of not being able to keep up with my four great kids.  Now, I can keep up with them, chase them, play catch, run after them.....they are the lights of my life!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone.  And take a moment of the day to do just one thing for yourself!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Wordless Wednesday*Feb. 2nd*

Hey Guys!
  Thought I would start participating in the Wordless Wednesday.  You can find a LOT more blogs that participate here
This is one of my favorite pictures of my youngest son.  I took this picture in Germany.  This little man is now 6 years old and in Kindergarten!  Time sure does fly!

Have a wonderful Day!