Friday, December 9, 2011


I haven't blogged in almost a month.  This isn't normal for me.  I have had so much going on and something had to give, my blog was the first to go.  For starters, I mostly blog at work and things just got busy and hectic for me.  Secondly...I ALWAYS blog with a photo.  That being said, I got an awesome new camera to take beautiful photos to add to my blog but the pics are always at home.  I thought I would start blogging at night before I went to bed...that never happened.  I work a full time job.  Have three kids.  Sell Scentsy.  I'm in the process of getting my name out there as a photographer.  And I'm a wife.  There simply isn't enough time in the day for all of that.  I forgot how to relax.  I would love to be away for the night..completely unplugged from everything.

Hope everyone is enjoying their holidays.  I am...I'm just busy while I'm doing it.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Fat Tuesday

I've hit a new low.  I'm almost back up to 160 and I'm NOT ok with that.  This past weekend was girls camp weekend and we ate ALL. WEEKEND. LONG!  I seriously need to change my eating habits and get on the treadmill.  The holidays will just make it worse.  Ugh.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Fat Tuesday

I gained a pound.  I feel more and more like a fat ass everyday.  But, I don't do anything about how can I bitch about it.  I have a slight love affair with food, I can't help this.   Hope everyone else is doing much better.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Fat Tuesday

I only lost .2 pounds.  I have no motivational words this week.  I feel very blah about my weight....    Until next week!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Date Night

My sister and I have talked about doing a double date night with our husbands for YEARS.  Last Saturday, we finally did it!  I was so excited.  I don't get to see my sis very often so to be able to sit and talk to her one on one about things was amazing to say the least.

We went and had an amazing dinner complete with a live band.  We loved the atmosphere.  We were very relaxed and ready to enjoy each others company.

Afterwards, we went to a bar next door and had drinks on the patio.  We were in downtown Houston and the view was amazing.  I really wish I would have had more than just my iphone camera with me.  Mental note: always go to cool new places with camera.  I drank Paradise Martinis.  Never had them before...and they were amazing.  We stayed until 2, got home at 3...alseep by 3:15.  It was so worth it!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fat Tuesday

I didn't gain or lose, I would say that makes it a pretty decent week!  I don't know how it happened but I'll take it.  Hope everyone else did well this week!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A Head full of Autumn

I got my hair did yesterday!  I love it.  I have a "head full of Autumn"!  Beautiful reds with blonde highlights.  The PERFECT fall look!

So, now that I've decorated myself (haha) I'm guessing I need to get that fall mantel done!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fat Tuesday

Yay!  I lost a pound!!  I drank slim fast for breakfast last week, that might have helped.  I have been having peanut butter sandwiches this week for breakfast and Chick-fil-A almost every day for lunch.  Still sticking to my meal plans so that makes me happy!  Saving money at the grocery store anyways.

Hope everyone else is doing good as well.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Alayna Marie

You were missed very much today, Alayna Marie.  It has been 2 years since you were taken from us.  I never met your brother and only met you a handful of times but you are in our family's thoughts often.  Every time we see a butterfly we say...there goes Alayna.  It has become your symbol.  It rained all day.  I know you just wanted to be all around us.  Don't worry baby girl, you will never be forgotten and hopeful justice will be served soon.  Sweet dreams honey, until we meet again.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Command Center

I'm a little OCD about things every now and again.  I had been gathering all these different organizing techniques on Pinterest for awhile when I stumbled on this one:


I bought the stuff for it about a week ago and have done nothing with it, until last night.  Here is mine:

I'm pretty excited and my counter is clean now.  I just need to decorate a little pen cup and everything will be complete.  Have a good weekend!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

A walk in the Park

 Yesterday, I went to the park for lunch.  I haven't had many chances to sit and play with my camera...alone.  So I grabbed my camera and went to the park, alone.

Or at least I thought I was alone.  I found a few ducks there with me.

And there were ALOT of feathers.

It was such a peaceful and relaxing lunch.  I didn't even mind that I was walking around in heels.  If I had a blanket, I would have totally layed down on the grass and taken a nap.  Have a happy Thursday!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Simple

I joined Angry Julie Monday for another addition of Wordless Wednesday.  Feel free to link up.  Happy Hump Day!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Fat Tuesday

So I gained a little weight.  I'm pissed.  Why is it when it was my time of the month I LOST WEIGHT and now that it is over I GAINED!  That just doesn't make sense.  So, during lunch I went and bought some Slim Fast.  I need to do something.  I eat crap at work, I know I do.  But I love food!!!!     I hope everyone else is doing better with their weight loss goals!

Monday, October 3, 2011


So my daughter is a Senior this year so this was her last homecoming.  We did the traditional photos in the front yard.  Then her friends came  over and we went down to the waterway for more photos.  They opted NOT to go to the dance!  So really, they just got dressed up so I could do photos and then changed and went bowling.....they could have done that on any given Saturday, but whatever.
 My oldest and my youngest....are they not the cutest together!

 My new all time favorite photos of my daughter!

It was fun but bittersweet.  Devon won't be going to dances for a few years but he's a boy and that just isn't the same.  I had fun none-the-less.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Because he loves me

I've been asking my hubby for a new camera for a few months now.  I finally got him convinced to buy it for me when people started wanting to pay me to take photos of them!  So we decided which one, but he kept putting it off.  So last Saturday when I was getting ready at home to go do my VERY FIRST paid photo shoot....he sent me a text:

Hubby:  Go buy your new camera

Me:  How?

Hubby:  With the money I just put in your account!

I was over the moon excited.  I went and got the camera on the way to the shoot.  Didn't even open the box until I was at her house!!  But it all worked out!

Think I was excited?
Now I can take more photos of my kiddos....My daughter wasn't around for this photo opp.
But this little guy will let me take his photo all day long!

And I even got this lady bug yesterday!

Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fat Tuesday

I lost around half a pound.  Good deal! 

I have attempted the whole "meal planning" thing.  I went shopping on the 18th for dinners for 2 weeks, Monday-Friday meals.  Surprisingly, it is working.  I OFTEN would go to the grocery store and then go again in a day or two and then again and again.  So, I am now saving money on that.  If I could just stop going out to lunch everyday at work that would help alot!

I'm not a crazy meal planner yet...not that they are "crazy" anyways.  I don't have some fancy sheet to plan out my meals and put all the ingredients I need for each meal in a column.  I just use an old fashion notebook for my grocery store shopping.  I bought a week at a time calendar for the fridge from Hobby Lobby and now the whole family knows what is for dinner as well!  So far, everyone seems happy.

Hope everyone else is doing well.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Fat Tuesday

I feel like every Tuesday's post is alot of the same o crap.  Yes, I gained a little over a pound.  What do you do?  I like food and hate to exercise.  Maybe I'm trying to start a "healthy" looking trend of curvy woman around my might catch on.  Is being a size 14 the worst thing in the world that could happen to me...I think not!

We did start meal planning at our house and I am hoping that helps both the financial part and eating crap all the time. 

Hope everyone is doing well on their weight loss.

Monday, September 19, 2011

I think I'm funny....

Saturday my mom sent me a text "Send me a picture of my baby".  I walked over to the bed where my youngest was sleeping, planning on taking a photo of him and stopped.  Then I smirked!  I then turned the camera around and sent her this photo:

After all, I AM  her baby not Blake, right?  She found this less then funny and called me a biotch....and then I sent her a pic of my sleeping boy (not this one but another one, I already deleted the photo).

I thought I was pretty funny!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fat Tuesday

Another week has gone by where I haven't even looked at that stupid treadmill in the garage.  But, I did somehow (by the grace of God) lose a pound!  Not sure how, I still eat crap and don't seem to get any exercise but I'll take it.

I hope everyone else is doing well with weight loss.

Monday, September 12, 2011

I still remember

I still remember that day.  I had gotten to work at the mortgage company and everyone was huddled around the t.v.  I was not ready for what I saw.  The World Trade Center Buildings were burning.  They told me planes had flown right into them.  I was in disbelief.  How could something like this happen?  My husband called me that morning to check on me.  He said alot of the women at his work were freaking out a little so he wanted to make sure I was ok.  At this time we lived RIGHT by the airport.  Planes use to fly so close to the ground over our house we could read the numbers on them.  As we all know, flights were stopped!  When you get so use to hearing the roar of planes day in and day out, it was very eerie to have silence.  I remember seeing all the photos in days to come of all the destruction.

Yesterday someone posted a 9-11 video from on facebook.  I cried!  I've never actually watched the video where the planes flew right into the building.  My heart sank all over again.  So many people lost those they loved.  I couldn't even imagine.

I like to think America has come a long way since that day.  We learned to stand as one and console each other and help one another get strong again.

Never ever forget that day.....ever. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: A Storm is Coming

Here is a picture while we were at camp this past weekend.  A small wind storm and slight rain was blowing in.  Love the colors.

Feel free to link up with Angry Julie Monday for Wordless Wednesday.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Fat Tuesday

So I lost a pound.  I'm not really excited, it was probably just water weight.  I need to get on the ball but there just isn't enough time in my day.  I only get 5-6 hours of sleep a night as it is so I can't cut much more of that out.

Hope everyone else is doing awesome with their weight loss.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Last First Days

My kiddos started school last Tuesday (I know, I'm late to blog about it)...and it was kind of sad. 

This is my beautiful daughter, Alexys, and one of her friends, Amanda.  Alexys is a senior this year.  That means it is her LAST FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!  sniff sniff  She humored me and let me catch a photo before they dashed out. 

This is my handsome son, Devon.  He is in 5th grade this year.  What does that mean?  It's his LAST FIRST DAY OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.  Where the hell does the time go?  I still remember taking him on his first day of kindergarten and crying my eyes out.  Not going to lie....I might have gotten a little emotional again this year.  But this time I waited until I got to the car. 

It is funny how when we were kids, the school year use to take FOREVER to be over.  Now that I'm a parent, the school years fly by.  I know before I know it, my youngest (now 19 months) will be starting kindergarten.  That will be the last of my babies....and the hardest for me.  

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

I'm linking up again with Angry Julie Monday for Wordless Monday.  Link up and join!

These photos are from our recent trip to Gruene, Texas.  We went for a weekend with our neighbors....with no kids!  It was awesome!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Fat Tuesday

I HATE this day!!!!  I gained a little more.  It's my time of the month so I'm hoping it is just water weight...but I'm thinking that's not it.  I have got to get out of my funk!  I love food, this I know!  How can I give up all the yumminess?  There has to be a compromise somewhere....

Hope everyone else is doing well with their weightloss.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Five Question Friday

Thank God it's Friday!  This has been the longest week....EVER~!  I'm glad school has started and my kids have a routine again.  I just need to find time to relax this weekend, but I think it will be a busy weekend.

If you want to link up with Mama M. do it here.  Have a good weekend.

1. Did you make any fun purchases this week?

Unfortunately not.  Just school supplies here!

2. If you could go to any musical concert, what would it be?

Honestly, I'm pretty open.  I like ALL music so seeing anything live is fun to me.

3. What is your least fav/ most fav house chore?

I HATE to mop the floors.  I don't mind doing dishes.

4. Would you prefer new appliances or clothes?

clothes hands down!

5. Miracle Whip or Mayo?

i don't really use either