Friday, May 27, 2011

Looking forward...

I love to look forward to things. 
Here are a few things I am looking forward to:
1. sleeping through the night
2. weaning my son
3. being debt free
4. moving into our house down the street
5. my son telling me he loves me
6.  this bag coming back into stock.  (it is a camera bag for my sony a290)
7. Getting a bathroom upstairs and getting our downstairs bathroom remodeled. My downstairs bathroom needs serious amounts of help. I am embarrassed to have people over, I don't have a shower or a sink. Just a toilet and a claw foot tub. 
8. dedicating my son at church and becoming official members of the Nazarene Church
9. having another baby

What are you looking forward to? Make a list. It will make you feel good. 

In other news I colored my hair... 

Also painted my nails a pale pink which I finally figured out how to do correctly and then used a Sharpie to draw a little heart on my ring finger. 

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Because I had a good day...

Had a fantastic day today! We took Samson outside today to play in the hose. :) He LOVED it. We also planted our first Christmas tree. On our first Christmas as a married couple I was so excited to get a tree because growing up we didn't celebrate Christmas. (Jehovah's Witness) The day we were supposed to get the tree I got a kidney infection and couldn't go. On the way home from work Casey bought me one of those alive mini trees. We kept it ever since. I felt so bad as I was planting it because it was dying and the roots had overcome its little plastic pot. Now it it planted in our backyard.  I will probably trim it like a Christmas tree. ha ha! Hopefully I don't kill it. I have a BROWN thumb. Then we all went inside and took a nap. I am loving our Cali King for family naptime. Little S cuddles on Caseys arm. It is so sweet.
Then we headed over to the grocery outlet and got some great deals on a few things:
 Those blocks were only 13 dollars!! Sammy loves them.
 ORGANIC crackers. 99 cents!! I bought four boxes. (Have you noticed I am a slight food hoarder? I was raised SUPER poor which I think contributes.)
 Pretty sweet nutrition facts too!
 Hippy baby wipes were 1.87, not bad!
More contigo cups for 10!  How I love these things, these ones even LOCK. Sammy knows hot to use them so I can't keep iced tea in them but now I can. Bahahaha!

Oh ya almost forgot about birthday party! I went to a friends kids birthday party and took some cute photos that I played with on photoshop. 
Look at this:
 I want a baby girl so badly.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Couponing at it worth it?

I never used to use coupons at winco because they don't have an ad. I like to be prepared when I go into a store with the coupons all cut perfectly and in an envelope and a list with exact quantities. That was until I found this blog this lady does it all for me!! She can't guarantee the prices but at least it clues me in. I got a bunch of Oscar Myer hot dogs for 49 cents a pack and lunchables for 38 cents for my hubby. I also got free country time lemonade.  I also discovered these AMAZING treats:

They are soo yummy and only 100 calories per pack. (if you can stop after one pack..) Plus they had a coupon stuck to them so they were 60 cents for a box. !! Yes thats me. ha ha!

No news on my Heidi dog. Here is a photo of her:

Isn't she the sweetest thing? She is such a smart and loyal dog. I miss her so much. Can't wait to have her on Monday. I have been doing tons of research on her disease so I can take really good care of her and be a good momma. I am planning on cooking for her. So no more dog food only fresh food for my Heidi from now on.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

God works through mayo

Yes, you heard me, god worked through mayo today. Let me explain...My little dog Heidi has been very sick lately. We have had her on three full courses of antibiotics and she has remained sick. She is just tired, won't play, won't go on walks and recently wouldn't eat. I really wanted to know what was wrong with her so we took her to a new vet only to find that she has autoimmune disease which is incurable. Auto immune disease is when the body fights itself. The dog/person will have outbreaks and the only thing you can do is give them medicine to weaken their immune system. She has been hospitalized for a few days now and I miss her so much. They started her on the medicine today and as long as she has a good reaction she will be home Monday. Its just so sad because she is only three years old. So I had a pretty lousy day. But God worked a little magic through some Mayo for me.
So I started couponing a few months ago and am really trying to be good and only buy things with coupons (besides meat and veggies) but we are almost out of Mayo. My hubby will only eat name brand mayo and I am not paying 5 dollars for Mayo. So I was just thinking man I need a deal on Mayo. And then one came!! 1.25 a jar!! YES! It just brightened my day enough. Thank you Lord. :)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

How are you so skinny?

There I said it. I am skinny. I wear a size 4 (sometimes even a 2 and sometimes I even shop in the little girl section at Target) and I have a child. So shoot me. This will be my controversial post. I don't understand why curvy girls can be proud of being curvy but I can't be proud of my size.

Anyways I have been thinking a lot about why I have never really been overweight (besides during and after my pregnancy). I know some of it has to do with genetics but I am sure some of it has to do with what I do everyday and my normal habits.
1. I breastfeed. This helps a lot. I lost 70 pounds after I had my son. I got pregnant at 140 delivered at 199 and I am now at 130.
2. Except for an occasional glass of whole milk or a blended coffee drink I do not drink calories. It is a waste of calories. No juice and no soda with sugar.
3. I park far away from the door because I am horrible at parking. ha ha!
4. When I start to gain weight I don't reach for the loose jeans I squeeze into my small pair. This reminds me to watch my portions.
5. Every once in a while I do a few days of food journaling to make sure I am eating right. I use an app on my iphone but you can use a paper and pen.
6. I use small plates.
7. I only eat when I am hungry. This sounds simple but there have been times when I have eaten just because it is dinner time. Sometimes I am not even hungry I am just thirsty.
8. No seconds on carbs.
9. More veggies than carbs.
10. If I pig out at lunch I have a yogurt or a can of veggies for dinner.
11. I tighten my abs when I am driving.
12. I eat nothing "low fat" if I am going to have ice cream its going to be normal and all natural. I am convinced it keeps me fuller longer and meets my cravings for longer. 
12. I read the label ALWAYS and eat accordingly.
13. I hardly snack and when I do its a handful of cheerios, some fruit, a slice of cheese or some lunch meat.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Summer is almost here!

Yay for summer! Even though it is raining I can still appreciate the summer because it means I don't have work. I work as an office manager for a few hours a week and I love the days I have off because I can stay home with my little man all day long. I love those days when I don't have to leave the house. As long as I get dressed in the morning and do my makeup I don't get any cabin fever. In other news my moms group just started a new book, here it is:

We are reading it together which is nice because there is no outside reading BUT I have to go at the speed of the group which sucks because it is SUCH a good book. It is really making me think about being a mom and my relationships.

This weekend we went to my sister in laws graduation, here is a photo to enjoy: