Thursday, December 30, 2010

My last hurrah!     The webs free Calorie Counter

Here we go again! I know I said I wasn't going to focus on losing weight, instead focus on eating better. HOWEVER... I'm gonna do both now. Go figure... me changing my mind... whoda thunk it?

Last year I lost 30 pounds only to put it right back on 2 months later. Fun. No. Not really fun. More like WTF. That's what I thinking.

I'm not sure what happened. I still don't know why I quit dieting. Oh yeah that's right... Dr. Pepper called my name. Over. And over. And over again. Then, I fell off that dieting bandwagon and guiltily (or not) enjoyed my DP and yummy goulash. Yummmm... carbs. I freakin love them.

So, here we go again! My last hurrah. I'm almost sad. I wont be saying that when I'm one of the skinny bitches that can buy all the cute clothes. I hope. I hope I get to be a skinny bitch... except I wont be a bitch. I'll just be skinny... woot! The best part... I will be able to breathe OMG! Play with my kids without feeling like I'm dying!

Maybe even stun my hubby. He's so sweet. I was making the ticker above here's our convo.

Me: Babe, what should I set this at? What weight would I look good at?
Him: What do you weight now?
Me: 225 (EEK)
Him: 225?
Me: Yeah, 225
Him: 225
Me: That's what I said.
Him: 225
Me: Damn it baby what weight would I look good at?
Him: I keep telling you 225!

I got giddy. At least he still thinks I'm attractive, double chin and all.

Here's to losing my belly and my last amazing pot of goulash! Oh how I will miss goulash. Wish me luck!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

I'm ready!


Are you ready for Christmas yet? I am almost there! WHOOO! Normally every year, I have nothing wrapped at this point and there are still a ton of things I want to get. This year is a whole different ball game! I only have 2 presents left to wrap and about 5 more things I want to get and I am completely done! I will finish it up this Sunday. To have all that done is a major accomplishment, I have a TON of people to buy for.

Monday we are going to get pictures taken at Portrait Innovations. We have to wait until 7:30 at night, which is melt down time for Nugget. So, I'm hoping he will cooperate and we can get some amazing photos. The chances of that happening are slim, but I'm still hopeful.

I'm super excited for Christmas this year. Can't wait to see the kiddos open their gifts. Can't wait for Christmas Eve to see their faces filled with anticipation. Can't wait for Christmas dinner at my aunts house. I love Christmas time! I think my favorite part is shopping for my husband.  I love finding him the perfect gift. It's semi- easy to shop for my kiddos, and it's fun too. Just not as fun as shopping for hubby.

 Some things under my tree this year for the Noodle and the Nugget:




And a ton more. Every year they end up overloaded. 
I wont tell ya about what I got the hubby, on the off chance that he will read this. But, I am excited to see him open his presents as well!

On my wish list:

It's not the most expensive camera, and I'm sure it's not the greatest BUT I want it! Love that you can share pictures on facebook right from the camera and the best part... it's purple!

I also can't wait for my niece to open her presents. I actually won one of her gifts, and I'm sure she will love it! I won it from Mommy Katie blog. Here's a pic.

I also got her a kitchen set from CSN Stores. I got it on sale and I'm sure she will love it too!

Well I guess I'm done rambling! Thanks for reading!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Hopes and Dreams in 2011!

With the new year coming faster than I would like, it's time to think about where my life is going and what I would like to change, what previous plans need to altered or even excluded altogether. I do it every year, and even though some of the things I change are small, they still make a big impact! This year I have quite a few things planned, so I thought I would share them!

The number one thing I plan to change in the near future: A baby. We have talked about it numerous times and finally decided that another baby would complete us. I plan to start trying after the new year. I am super scared about this one! I've had problems in the past getting and staying pregnant, so this major life change is a scary one. But it's one I'm ready to face!

The second  new possibility is exciting. We are going to try to buy a house in the next 6 months. I have wanted to do this for so long, everything is finally coming together and I think we may be able to do it! We plan to get a 4 bedroom for the possible new baby. If a new baby is not "meant to be", I'm sure my husband will have fun decorating an extra bedroom with all of his toys action figures! I have daydreams of decorating our new house everyday, and I get excited thinking about it!

Another big plan is to start eating better. I am a McDonalds addict. I wish there was a support group! Everyday I go get a Dr. Pepper from McDonalds. I absolutely have to stop. My husband and I have decided that at the beginning of the year we are going to start eating better and living healthier. We are waiting until then because with the holidays being so close, it's hard to stay away from all the goodies! The main motivation for this is to be around to see our kids grow. They deserve for us to be healthy, and as active as we can be. At the rate we are going now, we wont be in shape when they need us to be. There is nothing I fear more than my kids thinking we are not there for them, so this change is needed.

My last aspiration is to save more money. I'm sure this one is on everyone's list! It's so hard in this economy, but I believe we can do it. My husband has a lot of side jobs that he does, and we plan to put that money back into a savings account for emergencies. Hopefully those emergencies will be few and far between!

Normally I would say I would like to lose weight, but I believe that will come with eating better! These are the things I would like to change in 2011. I can't wait to see what the new year brings since I have a game plan this year! Hopes and dreams can easily be altered, but I really hope these plans are meant to be! I hope you will share what you would like to change in the comments! Thanks for reading!

I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network blogging program, for a $50 gift card. For more information on how you can participate, click here.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Kmart Giveaway!

So,  yesterday I posted about Flying Giggles and Lollipops and her amazing giveaway for a Sears GC. Well.... today she has a another great giveaway! Head over and enter to win a $500 KMART gift card!
Go HERE to enter. It ends December 17, 2010 11:59 P.M PST and there are a bunch of extra entries! Good luck... but not too much :) This mama wants to shop!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Mom To Bed By 8!

Mom to Bed by 8 is having a great giveaway! Head over and enter to win a $250 Visa Gift Card! She has a busy year planned for her readers, so check her out and subscribe to win! Go HERE to enter Good luck! Ends 1/11

Wedding Days!

My best friend got married on Black Friday, and I've been wanting to post about it! Just haven't had the time. It's crazy how close Christmas is!
Anyway, I was going to post some of her wedding pictures but they all come out blurry (on here), and I'm not sure if I can anyway because I wasn't the one to take them. I don't know all those copyright laws, so better safe than sorry!
Here are a few that I took. I ended up taking 102 photos total, and I broke my camera after an hour. I'm sure there would have been many more! I didn't get any good ones of them standing at the altar because I was in the wedding. Hubby had the camera but he's not great at taking photos, they all came out super dark. She was such a pretty bride, and her husband is such a great guy. I was proud to be her maid of honor!

I took this one of me and the kiddos, I am shocked that they both cooperated! I love it, just wish hubby was in it too! Yes, I know my son need a haircut, badly. BUT, his curls are almost gone, and I'm afraid if I cut it they will be gone forever... I'm gonna have to soon though because he can hardly see!

Just because I don't think I have ever posted a picture of my hubby... here's this one too.

Last one... The Beautiful Bride, myself, our best buddy Kristie, and another friend, Derek!

Side note: It's a good thing I don't drink often. Her wedding was definitely a reason to celebrate, so I did! I broke my camera, lost my keys (hubby was driving a different car anyway), sliced my toe open, lost my cell phone (finally found it), and had a hangover from hell the next day. The kiddos stayed at my sister in laws house, so everything was taken care of. HOWEVER, I'm still hoping there is no need to "celebrate" for a long long while :)

Thanks for reading!

Sears Giveaway!

The mother of all blog giveaways! Flying Giggles and Lollipops is giving away a $500 Sears GC!!  Oh, the Christmas presents this could buy (for momma!)  It ends December 17, 2010 11:59 P.M PST. You can tweet daily, and there are a ton of extra entries! The Sears GC can also be used at Roebuck and Co., Lands’ End, The Great Outdoors, and Kmart Stores. Go HERE to enter or HERE to visit Sears. Judging from her post it looks like Sears has had an overhaul, and it looks great! I love their new find-it center!
Good luck!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Another Rayovac giveaway!

Rayovac wants to power your holidays with fun new contest. To enter, just visit the Mom Rocks the Holidays with Rayovac  contest tab on Facebook, like them and tell them how you or your mom makes the holidays rock for a chance to win the Grand Prize of $1,000 cash! There will be 3 Grand Prize winners and 20 Runner Up winners will take home a Paper Jamz guitar, amp, drum kit, guitar strap, and two Rayovac Alkaline AAA 24 packs of batteries.
Also, be sure to visit Mommy Goggles ‘Moms Rock the Holidays with Rayovac & Paper Jamz Giveaway!‘ where you can win 1 of 5 Mom Rocks the Holiday prize packs that include a $50 Visa Gift Card, Paper Jamz guitar and Rayovac Alkaline AAA 24 pack of batteries.
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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Mom Rocks The Holidays Sweepstakes!

Rayovac wants to hear how you (or your mom) rocks the holidays! Head over to their facebook page and "like" them, let them know how you rock in 120 words or less and your entered to win $1,000 cash from Rayovac!! There are also Twenty (20) First Place Prize winners will receive a Rayovac Jam kit including a Paper Jamz guitar, drum, amp and guitar strap as well as 2 packs of Rayovac Alkaline AAA 24 packs (prize package valued at $90).
This would be an amazing win this time of year! 
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