Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Happy Birthday Melissa!

Today is my little sister's 24th birthday. It's crazy to think that my parents have 3 kids in their twenties.
I spent a good chunk of time this morning searching for pics on facebook of Melissa and I. Well, there weren't many of just us together. This girl (our cousin Jennifer) kept appearing in 99.99% of all of the pics. Good grief. Jennifer and Melissa have always been attached at the hip, but I mean really. We ARE sisters and all. The point is: we need to take more pictures together!
Aunt Melissa loves her niece and nephew and they love her!

Happy Birthday, Melissa. Hope this birthday is the best one yet!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Mother's Day Ad

Saturday morning, I dolled up the kids and took them to Millyn's gift shop in Dardanelle. Lynn had called this past week to see if we would take a picture for a Mother's Day ad in the newspaper. How fun! We didn't get a smile out of Madison, but she did pose just right!

Keep a look out for us in the paper. I'm not quite sure when it will run...probably a little closer to Mother's Day.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

Gabe and I have caught Madison in some very interesting sleeping positions lately. Her newest "hobby" is to get out of her bed and rock in the rocking chair in her room. She may get in it at night after we shut the door to her room, but we're not really sure. I do know that she gets in the rocker every morning when she wakes up because that's where I always find her when I open her door.
She's also been kind enough to leave a wet surprise in the chair cushions twice now. Lovely.
Poor thing. She hangs off of her bed. She hangs off of her rocker.
Even lost a sock in the process.
(Isn't this pic cute?)

On another note, I attended my 7th WW meeting tonight. I lost another pound (14 total)...which is really quite remarkable due to the fact that I ate out every meal this past weekend. The running has saved me again.

I wonder how we'll find her tonight...

Saturday, March 12, 2011

1 Pound

I forgot to give my weekly WW's update. I lost one pound this last week. That makes a total of 13 pounds. I was happy with that because I MIGHT have cheated one day. The running saved me. I'm up to 5 miles a day...almost every day. I'm a girl who LOVES to eat, and if I can run more to eat more I'll do it!


I LOVE my soulmate. I had a handbells festival this weekend. Gabe took care of Logan this weekend and Madison stayed with Grandma and Grandpa. When I arrived home tonight, all of the laundry was done, kitchen was clean, and bed sheets were changed. He's good. Real good.

Maybe I should leave more often...

On another note, our church had PNO tonight. (Parent's Night Out, aka Date Night!) Since I had already consumed WAY too many ww points this weekend, I decided to go ahead and consume a few Cracker Barrell. I'll definately be doing some SERIOUS running this week. But back to the date night. I love date nights. And I love my husband. And I miss spending one on one time with him. Adult conversation is priceless. Parenthood is grand! :)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Guess What Today Is?

Today is Picture Day at MDO, so we got up extra early this morning to allow time for baths and extra primping and such! After the kids were dressed, I thought they looked so cute that I grabbed my camera and did a little photo shoot myself. We practiced our smiles (mostly for Madison's sake- ha!) and promises, okay maybe some bribes were said that involved a significant amount of candy.
My shadow got in the way of thic pic, but if you look closely you will see that it's a precious pic of the two of them. Look how Madison's hands are placed around her Bubba.
I had to stay at MDO this morning while the kids had their pictures made because Logan does not attend on Tuesdays, but today was the day for his class pictures and I wanted him to be included in those. Madison was a little difficult at first, but I think the photographer got some good pics. Can't wait to see them! Logan was full of smiles the whole time and Madison spent most of the time checking to see if Bubba was smiling...little Mother Hen!
My baby boy is getting so big. Look at him all spiffed up in his plaid collared shirt and brown pants. He's a cutie!
On another note, I lost a whopping 4 pounds this past week! That makes a total of 12 pounds so far. I was pretty pumped. I've been running 4-5 miles a day and it has definately made a difference. Exercising AND eating right is definately the key to success on weight loss.
Gabe and I ventured out to Mt. Magazine Lodge with a friend Friday night to eat all-you-can-eat crab legs & prime rib. IT. WAS. SOO. GOOD!!! We ate until we were sick. It was actually a seafood buffet. They had a yummy homeade shrimp chowder and homeade bread pudding for dessert. Let's just say that we'll be back!