Friday, January 30, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
4- WW Smartones meals. They are so easy to grab for a quick lunch. And so far I have not found one that I didn't like. Angel Hair Marinara is my favorite so far.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
My letter was "P". At first I thought this would be hard but you can see that I quickly cmae up with 10 things I love starting with P.
1- Prayer: Nothing eases your worries like prayer. Nothing makes me feel closer to my Lord than having a conversation with Him. When everything seems hopeless, prayer gives you the hope that you need to keep going. I begin each morning with a prayer and I know that I can face whatever comes at me because I have God on my side.
3- Parties: I love to plan and throw parties. Wedding showers, cookouts, game nights, holiday parties, birthday's, any kind of party.
5- Pets: We have 3 dogs that we love so very much! Cheyenne is a husky, german shepard mix. Dallas is full blooded mutt. He looks like a golden retriever with very short legs. And then our youngest is Boone, a lasa asa and cocker spaniel mix. This was our Christmas card in 2006.
8- Polish: As in finger nail polish. I am a true believer that a Southern girl never leaves the house without her toe's painted. Even in the winter. You never know who will see your feet. I love dark pink or red. Usually I chose a deep red or burgandy for the winter.
9- Purses: You all know by now that I am a huge fan of Vera Bradley. I beleive that I have decided which style and pattern that I am going to get for Spring 09. Drumroll please....
10- Pictures: I always carry my camera with me. You never know when a photo-op will present itself. I will end this by sharing some of my favorite photos with ya'll.
My brother, Me, and Kirsten on my wedding day.
Kirsten and I at a summer cookout.
My family. I was the matron of honor at my best friends wedding. Isn't that a beautiful dress?
Now, wasn't that fun. If you want to join in just leave me a comment and I will assign you a letter.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Which are so yummy but I knew I should not have had them. When we started this Hubs and I said that we would not count points on Saturdays but we should have done much better on Sunday. Needless to say I was not happy about having to weigh in this morning.
BTW, Hubs and I both weigh on Saturday morning's too. When I weighed on Sat. I had lost 3 lbs. But then when I weighed this morning I had gained 1 lb back. UGH!!! So my total weight loss for this week is:
Which is great but I wish I would have had better self control on Sunday and not have gained that pound back. I am going to try really hard this week to lose at least 3 lbs.
I am trying a new WW recipe tonight so I will let ya'll know how it turns out.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
I wanted to cheat so bad last night. It was so cold here and I really wanted something warm to eat. Hubs wouldn't let me though. He definitely has more will-power than me. So instead we went to the gym and then hit up Subway on the way home. Turkey on wheat, no cheese, mustard, pickles, lettuce, and olives. YUMMY!! I will be cooking something WW friendly for us tonight.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
3) This week is exam week which means that instead of 4 classes we only have 2 each day. But that also means that each class is 3 hours long. Which is way to much time.
Jillian... I love her. I think that Jason really likes her too. She's very goofy and always acts real.
Melissa... she is so cute. And of course I love that she is from the south.
5) So ready for the weekend. My cousin is in a beauty pageant on Sat. night that I will be attending. The rest of the weekend looks lazy.
Monday, January 12, 2009
YEAH! I know that it doesn't seem like a lot but it makes me feel so much better. Also, on Sat. I wore a pair of jeans that I couldn't wear over Christmas. This week I plan on trying several WW friendly recipes. I will let you know how they turn out. My goal is to lose 3 more lbs this week. BTW, I did cheat on Sat. night. I had Olive Garden and could not pass on the bread sticks or brushetta.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Saturday morning I went shopping with mom to take back a few things from Christmas while Hubs worked at the church putting the stage together for the huge Easter drama that our church presents each year.
Sat. night we went to eat with my parents and brother and his fiance for mom's birthday. We went to Olive Garden and it was delicious! After that we made it home in time to see the Panthers get demolished in their playoff game.
Sunday has been a lazy day (thankfully). After church and Sunday School we did some grocery shopping and cleaning. Mom, Dad, and Jeff came over for dinner and now we have settled in for some football and reading. (Me of course being the latter).
This week we have exams at school so I will have plenty of extra time. I will also be weighing in the morning.
Friday, January 9, 2009
I am definitely seeing this in my weekend outlook.
As long as my brother finishes it soon. And he better.
Tonight we have the big county rivalry between the high school that I teach at and another school. Right we are tied for 1st place in the conference in boys basketball. Hopefully we will come home with a victory.
Tomorrow we are all going to dinner for my mom's birthday. And then watching the Carolina Panthers beat the Arizona Cardinals Sat. night.
Sunday will include church and hopefully lots of rest and relaxation. And reading.
The best conference!
It drives me crazy to hear people talk about how overrated the SEC is. Last nights Gator win just proves all those people wrong. The SEC has now won the last 3 National Championships in a row. That's never been accomplished by any conference. I don't think my Gamecocks will be winning any National Championships anytime soon but it looks like the SEC is doing fine. And believe or not I even did the Gator Chomp last night. Hopefully no pictures were taken for evidence.
Plus, who could not love this guy? Honestly he spends his spring breaks doing mission trips. Not only is he very easy on the eyes but he also tugs at you heart.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Hubs and I have just recently caught on to the Office craze. We are trying to catch up with the old seasons. My brother bought us season 1 and 2.
By now you all know that I am in love with the Twilight books.
Hubs bought me this wall sticker. We are still trying to find the perfect place for it though. Isn't it great?
Hubs's oldest brother's family gave me this set from Brookstone. It is all super comfy and great for laying on the couch.
This is my new devetional for this year. So far, it has been excellent.
Black puffer vest. I also got a pick and gray shirt to wear underneath.
My new tennis shoes. If you have never tried Asics; you must. They are the best shoes for walking and running. Not that I have done much of the latter.
And here is the necklace that Hubs got me. Isn't it great? I love how simple it is and it goes with everything.
Monday, January 5, 2009
1- The person who invented 100 calorie packs. I know that they are just mini (okay, tiny) versions of the real thing packed into a small (tiny) bag that cost more. But, it is so nice not having to close the bag after 3 cookies. I mean, who really has the strength to put the Oreo's away after just 2. Not me.
These are my favorite!
These are a few I have waiting on me:
3- A growing relationship with the Lord. Hubs and I have both made commitments in 2009 to grow in our walk with God as a couple. We have decided to do this by praying together each night. I know that it will not only bring us closer to Him but also to each other.
Oh and UNC lost last night to Boston College. That was enough to make my day (or year). Although I am from North Carolina (born and raised) I have a strong aversion to the sky blue and white. I much prefer Garnet and Black from our sister state. (I actually live closer to Columbia than Raleigh) Not that we're going to be winning any athletic awards anytime soon. But it was still nice to watch UNC get beat.
On a lighter note, The Bachelor begins tonight. I am so addicted to this show. Isn't he a sweetie?
And I plan on watching this show too. Possibly for some motivation.
* Added*- I just wanted to add that I have gained all this weight since we started TTC. Each month my mindset was "well, what if I am pregnant. I should be able to eat anything that I want". Which was certainly not healthy, even if I was pregnant. And so since April 2008 I have gained 40 lbs. Really fast. I am not hopeful that I will lose it as fast but I am sticking this out for the long haul. Not only will I feel and look better but it will also be healthier for when I do get pregnant. And may even help me get that.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Friday, January 2, 2009
I love all things green but I am really digging the pink for spring and summer. The purple is really great too. I also really like the New Hope pattern (which is also the new breast cancer pattern) but am afraid that it would show dirt to bad since it is light colored. Should I get a matching purse and wallet like I usually do or should I mix patterns since I like them all?
So I need ya'll to leave me a comment and let me know which pattern you like the best.