Wednesday, December 31, 2008
1. Be a good wife
2. Be a good mother
3. Lose Weight!!
In 2007 I got went on a diet for 6 months and lost around 40 pounds. During the holidays and then getting braces threw me off track and then I never got back in step. Now we are almost done with 2008 and I didn't diet all year!! I lost all of the momentum and ended up gaining back 15 pounds that I had lost.
I guess my short term goal is to loose a good bit of weight by my 30th birthday which is June 29th. That gives me 6 months to really work hard and diet.
This year I plan on getting back on a plan and really focusing on losing some weight his year. I'll probably do the weight watchers plan again. Just like last time I kept track of everything myself. I kept track of my points and weighed every Sunday. Maybe knowing that I've told all of you that I'm really gonna try this year you will keep me accountable to something. So if you see me eating something i'm not suppose to stop me!!! I'll have to update you every Sunday on my loss for the week. Wish me luck this time!!
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Jamie has always wanted a recliner so we finally purchased a set for the living room. I always have said that I was not a fan of recliners but now I'm spoiled. They are so comfortable and I love them. They may be a little oversized for our small living room but they are great and they instantly put me to sleep.
We also purchased Kady a full size mattress to convert her daybed. We have not put it up on the frame yet because that would make it a little to tall for her. It will be nice to be able to get in bed with her to read a story at night instead of having to squeeze myself between her bed and toy box to sit on the floor.
Monday, December 29, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
It has worked out good since Jamie and I have been married because his family normally does something on Christmas night so we have time to do everything without cramming it all in one day. We are able to spend time at each house without being rushed on to the next appearance. Mom and Benny also always cook Christmas Lunch at their house and that is always good. This year Dad and Trish are having a cookie swap at their house so I'm excited to do that as well.
(Don't remind Jamie but between all of this visiting Jamie has to find time to put together Kady's trampoline for Christmas morning!!)
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
I posted the recipe below so you can make "Muddy Buddies" a part of your family tradition. They also have the nutritional information posted but that's stupid when it comes to this snack. Me, Amy and her bother Matt use to always hang on on Christmas night and play board games and eat mudy buddies. I can recall me and Amy with powered sugar all over our faces from eating so much. I believe that Amy has even eaten this for breakfast with milk. A great way to start the day. haha.
9 cups Chex Cereal
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cup powered sugar
1. Into large bowl, measure cereal; set aside.
2. In 1-quart microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter uncovered on High 1 minute; stir. Microwave about 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Pour into 2-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag.
3. Add powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake until well coated.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
She brought me the first book the Monday before Thanksgiving, by Wednesday I was finished and I told her that I needed the next one for the long weekend. She brought the next two and they were just as addicting. Keep in mind these books are 600+ pages each! I'm now on the final book and I'm trying my best to make it last as long as I can. I carefully read each page and take in as much detail as I can just to savor the final words of this story. It will be sad when this final book is complete after over 2500 pages of pure reading bliss. It's very seldom that you find a book that you can't put down and this series was defiantly one of those finds.
There are four books in this series and so far the first book has been turned into a movie. After I had read the first book me and my sister-in-law went to see the movie. (By the way, she is now reading the books and enjoying the story as well.) The movie is not nearly as good as the book because the movie leaves out alot of detail that the book elaborates on. It's still defiantly worth seeing because the story line is just great.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Kady has gotten so close to Michael, or "Pickle" as she calls him and I know that she is really going to miss him. To tell the truth I believe that Michael is going to miss her as well. He has been part of her nighttime routine of giving him a kiss and telling him goodnight. He has babysat for us and helped us out with her alot during his time at the house.
Michael I know you are reading this so to you i'll say: I hope that you learned a few things from Jamie and I. We hope that our support helped you to become a better person. Also, that our advise will stick with you in decisons you make in with your future. Be safe and be careful. I'm happy that you have a new place and are on the right track. However, we have already shopped for new furniture for the spare room and it is not open for visitors, At least not for a while. Love you Michael!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Her first year was easy. She was only 2 months old and I took her to the Palatka Daily News office to see Santa. She was asleep the entire time, she never woke thru the whole process. The next year she seen Santa at the Georgia Pacific Christmas party. I handed her off to Santa and she immediately started screaming. The picture was Santa holding about 3 feet away from him with her screaming. Last year at the GP Party I was never able to hand her to Santa so the picture was mostly of me and Santa with Kady clawing herself across my body away from the man in red. (These pictures are in order of the last 3 years)
I did not know what to expect this year so as we stood in line I thought of all the possibilities. I asked Kady, "Are you gonna sit in Santa's lap and tell him what you want for Christmas?" Kady said, "Mama, I'm not afraid of him, he is nice." I thought OK we'll see what happens. When it was her turn I walked her up there and she said she would stand beside him. She would not make eye contact with Santa but when he asked her what she wanted she told him a trampoline. She held his hand, he gave her a candy cane and she let me take a picture. This was a HUGE milestone in holiday traditions.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
We found John & Amy's family and stood with them across from the courthouse. Jamie bought Kady a bag of popcorn and she was set! The parade started at 7pm and did not get over until 8:15, it was a long one this year. Kady loved seeing all the floats and all the music. Eli and Luke were dancing more than the kids in the parade. Everyone was laughing at them. Every time Kady seen Santa, she referred to him as Snow Claus. We were looking for my niece Jenna because she was going to be in the parade with the high school's float. They finally came by at the end of the parade and dumped a pile of candy in front of Kady, Eli, Luke & McKenzie.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
While shopping Nana had mentioned that she had seen a commercial for the Hess Truck and that she would like to see one to maybe buy for Jesse. I said that if we passed a station that we would go in and check on it. We found one in St. Augustine and me, Nana & Gack went in to check out the truck. We walked around the store to find the boxes but could not find them. I approached the counter and asked the lady where the trucks were. She pointed to the shelf behind her and there way back in the corner of the shelf was a truck on display.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Anyway, we got home around 6 AM and I went back to sleep till 8AM when my mom met me at the house. Then we picked up Nana and Gack and headed to Orange Park. We went to another Wal-Mart in Fleming island and knocked out most of the toys on all of our shopping lists. Then we went to Target and fought the crowd there. Next stop was the mall because Michael placed a special order for stuff from PacSun. I have to admit it was funny watching Nana and Gack peruse the selection in that store. After several more hours of shopping we went home and unpacked.
Now I need to go over my list and check it twice to make sure i've gotten everything!!
Monday, December 1, 2008
Kady really enjoyed herself this year as well. I've posted a picture of Jamie & Gacky after the feast and Jamie's bothers John & Jeff at the Tincher's house.