Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas to all...

I just wanted to take a few minutes to come and wish all of you that are reading a wonderful and very MERRY CHRISTMAS! May you and your family have a blessed day with the ones you love. I hope that every day after Christmas will be a blessing to each of you...

This year we do not have our girls for Christmas so Christmas is not the same on these years, but we still are thankful for the birth of Jesus and we still have love and are extremely blessed and we look forward to our time with the girls when we are all together for New Years Day!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Optimist's Creed for Weight Loss

The Optimist's Creed for Weight Loss
By: Linda James

I promise myself to be so strong that
nothing can stop me from losing weight. 
To talk health, fitness and weight loss
to every person who wants to listen
To help all my overweight
friends feel that they too can
lose their extra weight.
To look at the fact that
I really can lose weight and 
to make this fact come true. To 
think only of success, to work only
for success and to expect only successful
weight loss. To be just as enthusiastic about 
the weight loss of others as I am about my own.
To forget the failures of the past and press on to 
the great weight loss achievements of the future.
To be motivated to lose weight at all times and to help
every overweight person I meet to be motivated too.
To be so focused on doing things that help me lose weight
that I have no time left to do things that make me gain weight.
To be too determined to give up, too fit to be unhealthy, too slim
to be fat, and too focused on successful weight loss to permit the
thought of failure. To think well of myself and to proclaim this fact
to the world by losing all the extra weight and keeping it off. To live
in the faith that I can be slim for the rest of my life so long as I
stay focused on the slim and slender me that I know I can be.

I found this online and I love it. I will use this when I begin my weight loss journey starting in January. This was posted on if anyone is interested in checking out that blog.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Tis the season to be jolly...

This is the first year in so long that I will not be mailing out Christmas cards. The days flew by and we didn't have a chance to get stamps and get our pictures done and I was tired of stressing about getting it done. It will be done next year, just taking a break this year. I miss doing it and sending it out, but life goes on right... 

It is kind of surreal during the years that we don't have the kids for Christmas. I mean it still feels like Christmas, but they are gone on Christmas morning and the magic of Christmas is just not there like when you have those kids who wake up and are so excited to see what Santa left them! We will be celebrating our Christmas morning the weekend after the New Year with them! I can't wait!

I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday and a VERY Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

And so it begins...

Just a quick post to let you all know that I am prepping to post daily for the next years... It is taking some planning on my part, but I am excited for adding more content on here. I will post things about myself, recipes I have tried and have actually turned out like the picture shows, crafts I have done that turn out the same way and just my life...

I have been knocked down due to some health issues and I am slowly coming back from all of that. It sure hits you when you aren't expecting it and this time for me it has been over a month long with different things... I now have to learn how to deal with a few things in my life that I am working on and let me tell you it has been a struggle these last 3 weeks. I thank God for the life I have been give and the challenges he has put in my way, but I am exhausted physically, emotionally and mentally. Ready to feel better for a little while... It will not knock me down completely, I will always get back up... this time has just taken me longer to get back up. I do have an amazing husband who has walked every day with me and has been here supporting me and loving me and taking care of me. Love this man!

Stay tuned... more is coming...

Monday, December 1, 2014

Be you Bravely

I am reading a book by Sherry Surrant called Brave Mom. She is the CEO and President of MOPS, International. The book is absolutely amazing. I have never read a book that was so true to what I have always throught about while being a mother.

I have always worried about a lot of things when it comes to my daughter and being a mother. This book hit on point all those worries. It was like she was in my head. All the worries that I have ever had she wrote about in that book as she collected what other mom's fears were... I have realized as I keep reading that no one is alone... NO MOM IS ALONE... we all have our own fears and we all have our own worries. We are doing our very best in this thing called life and that is all that any of us could ever hope to do.

I worry my worries and fears will affect how well I am a mother, but all I have to do is give those things to God and let him work on making me a better mother to my daughter.

I would highly recommend if you are a mother reading this amazing book. I can't wait to read it again...