Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Biggest Loser -- Inspirational

I have been watching the biggest loser since the first episode.  Everytime I watch, I get inspired to get off my butt and do something.  Tonight's episode really makes me want to run a marathon, which is ironic because I completely HATE to run, ESPECIALLY long distance (one lap around the track is long distance to me!).  But if Elizabeth (yellow contestant) can do it, by golly, I CAN DO IT. 

I want to start some training for a marathon by doing some 5k's. I want to do my own form of biggest loser for myself.  I will periodically take pictures so I can see for myself some transformation. 

I have been very consistant for the most part in doing Zumba.  At the moment I have a love hate relationship with it, but the love out-weighs the hate.  Any suggestions on how to train for marathons, half-marathons, and 5k's are greatly welcomed and appreciated.  I have about 30 lbs. to lose.  I know it's attainable, some thing that is really hard is that bad food is cheap, healthy foods are expensive.  We are going to have to find away to deal with the cost so that we can limit the cost of doctor visits for the family.  I want my boys to know that being healthy is important.  I need to lead by example!
If only I had my own personal Curtis Stone

Friday, December 3, 2010

Sewing is 'Sew' fun!

My sweet step-mom and dad got me a sewing machine about 3 years ago and I have been lucky to have a mother-in-law who loves to sew and was able to teach me to sew some of the cutest projects.  The latest project is a child's craft apron.  I made it for my oldest son Cody because he is really into drawing and coloring.  His birthday is coming up so what better way to give him a present handmade with love from his mom (and help from his Meme, my mother-in-law). 
Child's Craft Apron

Christmas Lights!

Today, we FINALLY got the icicle christmas lights on the roof and the regular lights on the front deck. I had asked Jacob to put them on at the beginning of the week but he said the clips were breaking off. So, since I was off today I got up on the ladder and started. I got about half way through and he took over. I LOVE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS! The boys were very excited to plug them in tonight and also to be able to watch The Polar Express. A wonderful Christmas movie. When the movie is over we are going to hop in the car and ride around the Big town of Jarrell and look for lights. This season has just begun and we have already been enjoying every moment together.

Jacob putting the finishing touches!

Our Christmas lights!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

This is my FAVORITE time of the year.  CHRISTMAS! The Christmas tree is up with the boys special ornaments they have made over the years either at HIS Kids Preschool or at Jarrell Elementary. I don't know when I will ever NOT put them up on the tree.  I enjoy pulling them out and remeniscing of when they made the craft and who they made it for (mostly for mommy!).  This is the first year I was able to put my great grandmothers (Granny) tree topper that was passed down to me.  It's very sentamental to me that I am able to continue a treasured item on. 

The Christmas shows have already began in full force and it's been quite blissful for the boys.  Right after they ate dinner yesterday, they got a cookie with milk as they watched Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer for a while but then we flipped the channel because Shrek the halls was on, which is more in-the-now for my boys.  The channel ABC Family has it's 25 days of Christmas in which they show Christmas movies every day til Christmas.  What better way to snuggle with the ones I love and watch what brings happiness to my heart!  

Can you tell that I am excited??  =)

This year, I wanted to make our stockings but time (and money) ran out so I purchased $1 stockings and iron-on initials.  The kids enjoyed watching me iron them on.  It will work for this year!  I hope your Christmas adventures are just as full of fun, love and snuggles as ours is.