Thursday, April 30, 2015

Buried Time Capsule

I did bury a time capsule during my lifetime and it was an amazing experience. When my childhood friends Heather, Shelley and I buried a time capsule we were around 7 or 8, I think. We buried it in the back of Heather's back yard. We told each other that on the eve of our high school graduation we would dig it up.

The eve of our graduation came. Shelley had moved away, but Heather and I were still living in the same houses. We went into her backyard with our shovels in hand. Her mom had a camera and a flash light and cheered us on. It took us a few hours to find out where it was actually buried. Her poor dad's backyard looked horrible after we were done.

But we found the jar we buried and for the most part we could recognize everything we buried. It was so fun to do that with a great friend and remember different things that meant something to us back in the day.

I would definitely recommend this to any child growing up. Maybe my parent's will let the girls bury a time capsule when they build their new house down the road. We shall see.
Have you ever buried a time capsule and dug it up?

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Crocheting

I learned how to crochet from my ex mother in law. She showed me how to get started and I just took off. I still am a little rusty in a certain areas, but it is something I know how to do. I definitely have a few projects in mind for down the road, but it will take me some time to perfect the things I am rusty on before I start them.

Do you know how to do anything like this? Crochet, knit, sew, etc?

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

My First Job

My first job of course was babysitting all my nieces and nephews. I did that from the time I was trusted to do it until I moved to Washington state.

My first real paying job where I worked Monday - Friday was at a place called Chrisope Technologies in Lake Charles. It was a microbiology lab and I worked in the supply department. We did inventory on supplies, and we filled orders that were sent to different labs around the world... the samples were blood, urine, tb, etc. It was a pretty neat and fun job. The group of ladies I worked with were fun to work with as well minus a few here and there. But all and all it was a great first job!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Favorite Chocolate

My all time favorite chocolate is Godiva. Hands down, if my husband walks in with a box of those delightful chocolates, I will be smiling from ear to ear. It is my kryptonite.

If I get chocolate from a store, my all time favorite is just a plain Hershey chocolate bar in milk chocolate.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

PINTEREST

IS ABSOLUTELY ADDICTING...

If you have never been on the site/app... it is a website/app where you go and you type in ANYTHING you are interested in. For example, I type in crockpot meals. It will bring up all kinds of ideas for crockpot meals. You pin the post to your board and then you look at it later when you have time.

It is how I find so many freezer meals and weight watcher meals to cook. I pin it when I am bored and need to pass time and then when I am ready to write down the recipe I go pull it up and write it down.

They have anything and everything.

The other day, I had to laugh... I was talking to my husband about it and he said that they wouldn't have RC drift cars on there. I should have made a little bet with him, because I knew they did. I said, oh yea... I pulled out my phone and searched and showed him all the different things that pulled up with that search. He was amazed.

I have so many ideas for card making, scrapbooking, sewing, crocheting, etc that I am super excited to put some of those ideas into play down the road...

Thursday, April 23, 2015

My favorite movies with sequels

  • The Fast and the Furious
  • Lord of the Rings
  • Star Wars
  • Harry Potter
  • Rocky
  • Rambo
  • Expendables
  • Blade
  • The Bourne Trilogy
  • Ice Age
  • Indiana Jones
  • X-Men
  • Twilight

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Happy birthday to the most amazing woman I know...

Today is my momma's birthday! I am truly honored to be this woman's daughter. She is the most amazing woman I know and I grow closer to her as the years go by. I know when I was younger I didn't want anything to do with my parents. It is so funny how as you get older and have a family of your own that all changes. 

This woman has been my rock throughout my whole life. Yes, we haven't always agreed on things, but we have always been there for each other. I love her more than she will EVER know.

Happy birthday my dear momma. I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Best Vacation Ever

I have to say that one of the best vacations I have ever been on was the one where we drove to California to see my brother-n-law get married to the love of his life. I know right... I am sure some of you are saying, who would want to be in a car that long with your husband? But my answer would be, I DO! It was a 15 hour drive down there and we stayed for 2 nights and then we drove all the way home with a nights stay in Portland, Oregon.

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Wedding Night - my handsome husband and I
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Before the happy couple were married... I am so blessed to be this mans wife. God knew what he was doing when he placed him in my life!
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The happy couple...

It was an amazing vacation away. I got to spend all the time with my husband alone in the car. We listened to music and talked the whole time down there. It was definitely a relaxing trip (minus the 2 hour delay to fix a car part in my husbands car.)

On the way back we decided to get a hotel and stay in Portland and then spend some time at the mall they have there. It was definitely a great time shopping and just enjoying each other! I can not wait for our next road trip!

Monday, April 20, 2015

My first car...

My first car was a 1992 Ford Mustang convertible... it was a gray color and I loved it. My friends loved it even more I tend to think. It was very reliable and of course what teenager wouldn't want a convertible?

IT was a great car for the time that I had it.

What was your first car?

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Weight Loss Motivation Week #7

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This is such a great thing to do, I just am not a fan of water at all. I have managed to drink about 30-48 ounces a day now, but I just don't like it.



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SO TRUE!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Weight Loss Motivational Week #6

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This is my favorite. It makes me like sweat a little more.
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Don't sit there... just DO IT!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Weight Loss Motivational Week #5

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I have many days where I do not want to work out, but I just have to make sure I keep moving if I am not going to workout. My fitbit sure helps me in this situation. If I don't work out, I just try to make sure I get as close to my 5,000 steps a day as I can.

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This is so true. No one can help you do it... you have to do it for yourself. You can have help with motivation or recipes, etc... but you have to do all the hard work...

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Weight Loss Motivational Week #4

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The habit is so hard sometimes. I try and try and all I can do is do my best!

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AMEN! I love the above saying.
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So agree with this one too... I have my bad days where I just want a piece of chocolate or I just want to eat a hamburger even if I am over my points... but you just keep going and doing the best you can. You are the only person being hard on yourself! Hang in there...

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Surgery for my baby girl...

My life as a mother has definitely been the best years of my life. I never expected to love something so much or to worry about someone as much as I worry about  my little 7 year old. The years have flown by so far and I want her to stay little forever, but that will never happen.

She is having her first surgery next Tuesday at 1 pm. I am a nervous wreck about the whole process, but it is what is needed for her and I am ready to get it over with. It will be oral surgery, but they still have to put her to sleep to do the work.

She has an extra tooth on her top and it is preventing her 2nd permanent tooth from coming out. It is snuggled up into the 1st permanent tooth that is already out, but because of its location the 2nd one can't come out until it is gone. So, they will put her to sleep and then remove the extra tooth. In order to do that they have to remove some of the bone to get it out. Then they will remove her baby tooth that is there to make room for the 2nd permanent tooth to come out. They will sew her up and she will be done. They will spend some time waking her up and then I will be able to see her. I am going to be a nervous wreck for the 2 hours before I can see her again, but I have faith in the team that will be doing the work.

She will be home from school for 2 days and then if the pain is not as bad she will go back to school on Thursday. Her 1st permanent tooth could be loose for 2 weeks while that bone grows back, but we will have to just watch what she eats and make sure she eats with her back teeth and not her front. After 2 months she will be healed completely. They say after a month she won't notice anything anymore, so I am praying for a quick healing process...

She has had a broken wrist on her right, a fractured wrist on her left and a fractured finger. I can handle the broken bones, but the surgeries are a different story....

If you are a prayer, we could definitely use some prayers during this time...

Weight Loss Motivational Week #3

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Weight Loss Motivational Week #2

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This is true as well. Even if you don't see the results on the scale, you could be losing inches. I have started measuring as well and the inches are crazy... Its nice to see both change. And I know I am bettering myself inside as well as soon to be on the outside!

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YOU can ALWAYS turn around after veering off the path. NEVER give up! Each time you do it is much harder to turn around!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Weight Loss Motivational Week #1

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The picture above is so true.... we have to take a lot of leaps by faith when we lose weight. If we gain one week, we need to keep going and not stop... it takes a lot of faith to keep going when you are knocked down!

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I totally agree with the picture above as well. If it doesn't challenge you it won't change you! I am working on this one right now. I have to challenge myself to become better and it is a struggle at times!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

35th Birthday

For the last few birthday's my momma has been up to visit us during my birthday. It has been the best time ever. I love having her here with us and just knowing she is here for my day is very special to me.

This year she is coming on Easter Sunday and staying until the 14th of April. I can't wait... I am taking a few days to spend with her and we will have a day to ourselves while C is in school and just get to have some bonding time.

Life goes pretty quick... its a great experience and I love living it with my family and friends. I am very blessed and this year has been one of the best so far... I love life and I am thankful for every person in my life. I pray this year is a healthier one for me and the weight loss journey goes smoothly!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Momma's Cooking

My momma's cooking is probably the best I have ever eaten. There is just something about your momma's cooking that just hits the spot. No matter how many times I make a recipe of hers, it will NEVER be the way she makes it. I tend to think, just knowing she made it with love, makes the recipe taste so much better!

A few of my momma's recipes that I absolutely love are:

Spaghetti
Roast, rice and gravy
Fried Shrimp
Pork Chops and Mashed Potatoes
Chocolate Yummy

What is your favorite recipes that your momma makes?

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Surgery coming up...

My daughter has an extra tooth right behind her baby tooth in the front. We have known about it since she was a baby. They monitored it and said that we would decide what to do when she was over 6.

Well she is now 7 and the time has come to figure out what to do. We had her oral surgeon consultation today. It has been decided that surgery needs to happen sooner than later. She will have surgery within the next month. They will remove the extra tooth as well as her baby tooth due to all the circumstances of this extra tooth...

So, with that being said... I am freaking out on the inside. They are going to have to put my baby girl to sleep and I am just a nervous wreck on the inside about the whole thing. I know it is needed to fix this issue, but it's also overwhelming.

Prayers are definitely welcomed if you are the praying type. Ready to get it over with and help her heal!!!

What a day!

Dream Vacation with my kiddo's

I have always wanted to take C to Disney World. My dream would be to meet my brothers there if we could ever make it work together... it would be an amazing trip. By the time I think I can afford that she might be too old to go, so we will play this dream trip by ear when the time comes.

I would really just love to go anywhere and watch my girls have a blast doing something they normally don't get to do. I love being with my family so the possibilities are endless...

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Dream Vacation with the love of my life...

Definitely by far is BORA, BORA.

The place looks absolutely amazing and I look forward to taking this dream vacation with my amazing husband. It will be a trip of a lifetime and one I dream about :)

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

MY new Love

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This just so happens to be my NEW love...

After many years of having this on my wish list, we were finally able to purchase this gem. It is my new freezer for the garage. I am in love with it. I have it filled almost half way now and it makes me very happy to have meals and meats in the freezer for days when I don't feel like going shopping. I can pull something out and just cook away.

This makes me really happy!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Handwritten Letters

Do you think hand written letters are a thing of the past?

I do believe that it is a thing of the past for many people. They have e-mail now and Facebook and many different ways to communicate verses writing hand written letters.

Me on the other hand, I love writing letters. I don't do it nearly as much as I use to, but I have started doing it again and I am trying to write at least 2-3 a month to different family members. Mostly my aunts who do not have a computer and I want to be able to keep in contact with them. And the others would be my nieces and nephews. I remember when I was little I loved getting mail from my aunt who lived in San Antonio. We would write back and forth and it was a lot of fun. I am not sure my nieces and nephews will find this fun, but I want to make sure I send them stuff throughout their life so they know I was trying :)

I am going to get my daughter into it so she can send letters as she gets older to her family down south. It will be fun for her to do and to get stuff back!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter Everyone

This year we are going to have an amazing Easter. Last year we did not have the kids, so we are excited to have them this year. We also will be going to church that morning and then we will be heading to pick up my momma from the airport. She is flying in on Easter and we will be able to hug her around 5:30 pm. So, not only will we have our kids, we will have MawMaw here to celebrate!
Whatever you are doing today for Easter, enjoy it with your family and have a great day!

Easter

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Scrapbooking

One of my favorite things to do is make scrapbooks.

I don't have enough time to do as many as I would like to, but it is fun to create pages with my family and friends and then give them out and watch as they are enjoyed by the people who receive them. I made one for my husband a few years ago and he loves it. I also made one for my parents for their 40th anniversary. It was definitely one of my favorite books to give away! I watched as my momma looked through the book and watched her cry from the memories. It was the best gift I have put together. They can be so inspirational and fun to do.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Mommy Survey

Here you go mommies - a different kind of survey for a change - it's all about your first born! 

Let's see how much you remember!

1. WAS YOUR FIRST PREGNANCY PLANNED? Yes
2. WERE YOU MARRIED AT THE TIME? Yes
3. WHAT WAS YOUR REACTION? I was very excited, but nervous.
4. WAS ABORTION AN OPTION FOR YOU? No
5. HOW OLD WERE YOU? 27
6. HOW DID YOU FIND OUT YOU WERE PREGNANT? Home Pregnancy Test
7. WHO DID YOU TELL FIRST? Her dad, then my best friend Jenn
8. DID YOU WANT TO FIND OUT THE SEX? Yes
9. DUE DATE? 3/24/2008
10. DID YOU HAVE MORNING SICKNESS? Not during the first 2 trimesters, but a little in the 3rd
11. WHAT DID YOU CRAVE? MILK. If you know me, you know this is really weird!
12. WHO/WHAT IRRITATED YOU THE MOST? The amount of bathroom visits I had to make.
13. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CHILD'S SEX? Female
14. DID YOU WISH YOU HAD THE OPPOSITE SEX OF WHAT YOU WERE GETTING? No
15. HOW MANY POUNDS DID YOU GAIN THROUGHOUT THE PREGNANCY? About 50
16. DID YOU HAVE A BABY SHOWER? Yes. One in Louisiana and one in Washington.
17. WAS IT A SURPRISE OR DID YOU KNOW? I knew about both of them.
18. DID YOU HAVE ANY COMPLICATIONS DURING YOUR PREGNANCY? Not until my labor.
19. WHERE DID YOU GIVE BIRTH? Valley Medical in Renton
20. HOW MANY HOURS WERE YOU IN LABOR? 22 hours
21. WHO DROVE YOU TO THE HOSPITAL? Her dad.
22. WHO WATCHED YOU GIVE BIRTH? Her dad and the nurses and doctor.
23. WAS IT NATURAL OR C-SECTION? C-section
24. DID YOU TAKE MEDICINE TO EASE THE PAIN? Yes. I had an epidural and pain meds during the c-section.
27. HOW MUCH DID YOUR CHILD WEIGH? 8 lbs and 15 oz
28. WHEN WAS YOUR CHILD ACTUALLY BORN ? 3/7/2008
30. WHAT DID YOU NAME HIM/HER? Cadence
31. HOW OLD IS YOUR FIRST BORN TODAY? She just turned 7...
I can't believe time flies so fast!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Not Pretty Anymore

This came from my 7 year old who had dental appointment and got a silver cap put on one of her back teeth. She said on the drive home that she is never smiling again, because she doesn't look pretty anymore.

Talk about break a mothers heart into pieces. I told her that she is beautiful no matter what she has on her teeth and explained that the cap will fall out when the tooth falls out. She was such a brave girl during the visit. I was a very proud momma!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Happy birthday to the first man I ever loved..

This man is so amazing. He was my first love... I was definitely a daddy's girl growing up and I am still to this day. He is my biggest inspiration. I love him dearly and I hope he has a very special birthday!!!!

I miss and love you so much daddy!

Happy birthday to you!