Saturday, February 5, 2011


I have been watching my calorie intake and since I had Kimber 10 months ago (April 18th) I have lost 30lbs. I feel better about myself and getting a little more selfesteem. No this is not a pity party and while yest many say I am pretty us women know that we have our own images of ourselves in our head. I have 10 lbs to go to get to my goal weight and then its all about the toneing.

One thing I will be doing is Zumba for kinects

I like dancing but dont want to do it infront of people lol So will be starting that and then updating my progress. I also need to buy a scale and keep track of that. Im sure the girls will enjoy doing it with me. I cant lose too much weight since I have my dress for my mom's wedding which fits great and I dont want it to look baggy.

I know a lot of working out is self control and disipline and I need to make sure that I show my girls that you if you want something no matter what it is that you have to motivate yourself and work hard.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Tell us what you feed your toddlers/preschoolers

I have been blessed with children that are not very picky with their meals. Yes they do have their favorites but usually they are great. Kelly’s Korner is featuring what you feed you toddler/preschoolers and with me having a preschooler, toddler, AND baby I thought this would be good for me to add my two cents.

Now I will have to be honest, I wish I had the time to spend fixing gourmet lunches and dinners but with working full time I do my best so please don’t judge lol.

So here are a few things we like to eat for meals,

Cereal (we do a rotation so we don’t get tired of one kind. Currently the kids are liking Captain Crunch Berries)
Strawberry instant oatmeal
Chocolate chip pancakes(only on Family Sunday morning breakfast)
Scrambled eggs with cheese and chalua hot sauce (don’t ask me why but my kids like it spicy)

PB&J or PB&B (peanut butter and banana)
EZ MAC microwaveables
Hot dog and ketchup with apple sauce

Marinade chicken (lowery’s garlic and herb) with mashpotatoes
Spaghetti ( we have this at least once a wekk)
Hamburger Helper (Aaron and the kids fav)
Chicken A La Leslie (recipe in blog archives)

Fruit snacks
Jello cups
Cheese sticks
Capri suns bag drinks

So there is kind of a rundown of my kiddos favorite things to eat. Of course there are those recipes I try new and no one likes but hey at least I try 

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

New Routine

My new morning routine

6:45am-wake up

7:00am- get girls up and changed

7:15am- breakfast

8:00am- clean around the house/pick up girls room

8:30am- lay Kimber down for morning nap

9am- get ready for work

10:45am- leave for work

It’s a work in progress (I really hate getting out of bed) and my days off differ but I am trying to get into a steady routine for me and the girls. I think that will make me feel better and not feel lazy and I know it will help Aaron out too with things around the house.

I really want to learn a easy but yummy recipe to make fresh baked bread. If you have one let me know cause I would love the smell of my home be love and fresh baked bread mmmmmm 

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Baking with Addison

Since it is the month of love we made some Pillsbury Valentine Sugar cookies with pink frosting. Addi poured the mix in the bowl while I did the butter and egg and then she held the mix all on her own and mixed them. After baking all 3 dozens we iced them and of course ate a few :P

Since it is the month of love we made some Pillsbury Valentine Sugar cookies with pink frosting. Addi poured the mix in the bowl while I did the butter and egg and then she held the mix all on her own and mixed them. After baking all 3 dozens we iced them and of course ate a few :P

I think they came out cute and just the right size for the little girls. I just used a teaspoon measuring spoon to scoop and place on the cookie sheet

It was a nice day of now work, nap, baking, and yummy spaghetti for dinner. Tomorrow is forecasted to be just as cold and windy with wind chill -15! We decided no school tomorrow and to enjoy being at home again all together.


Patience is the state of endurance under difficult circumstances, which can mean persevering in the face of delay or provocation without acting on annoyance/anger in a negative way; or exhibiting forbearance when under strain, especially when faced with longer-term difficulties. Patience is the level of endurance one's character can take before negativity.

I am trying to work on being more patient and understanding that other peoples' actions our out of my control. I know God has a plan and for use to be at peace we must always remember that.

A few things I am trying to be patient about-

Learning to have more communication with my husband and being patient when I may not see his point of view.

Having patience with my girls when they don't listen and to remember that I was placed here on Earth to guide them to be strong Godly women and to make the right choices and show them all the love I have every day.

To have God place a lot of patience on my with my siblings when I don't like their decisions in life and understands we all have to make our own choices and own them. Even if I have experienced them and want to give advice I need to stand back and give them to God so He can guide them.

To let me leave work at work and when I am at work not let the stress get to me and be patient with all I interact with.

To be more patient with myself and learn why I feel certain ways about myself and why I feel certain ways because I know God loves me and will get me through whatever I am going through.