Sunday, November 30, 2008

Your 4 years old!!

Happy Birthday Emily!

I can't believe you are four years old. Sometimes you seem older and I forget. I love you baby girl!! Have a great day!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I'm all smiles

i just read:


Los Angeles, CA November 22, 2008 — Summit Entertainment announced today that the studio is officially moving forward with the production of NEW MOON, the second installment of its filmed franchise TWILIGHT, the action-packed, modern day vampire love story. The movie will be based on the second novel in author Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series titled, New Moon. The first movie in the TWILIGHT franchise, the self-titled TWILIGHT, arrived in theaters this weekend to sold-out showings.
Stephenie Meyer stated, "I don't think any other author has had a more positive experience with the makers of her movie adaptation than I have had with Summit Entertainment. I'm thrilled to have the chance to work with them again on NEW MOON."

Happy Turkey Day!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful day tomorrow and doesn't eat too much!!
This time of year reminds me so much of high school and going to the Thanksgiving day game-which we always won!!- I drove through the town I grew up in the other day and drove by the field we played at and felt the need to go to the game. Maybe someday? Chele and Keri interested?? Maybe when the kids get a bit older? Whatever it is you do on Turkey day or even if you don't do anything.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Christmas is coming!!

I started putting up our Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving when Emily turned one. It has become our own tradition. This year Emily's birthday falls on the Sunday after Thanksgiving and I thought trying to put up the tree and getting ready for her party would be too hectic. So with an ok from two friends, I put it up the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Em had a blast, it was fun to see her do the same things I do. All of my ornaments mean something to me, my tree is very eclectic. When I had my wedding shower my Mother and bridesmaids had everyone bring an ornament for us. One from their own collection. So not only do I have ornaments I picked out for specific reasons. I have ornaments that remind me of everyone I know. Also every yr we buy an ornament at the big e. There is this one vendor that has ornaments and they personalize it. Jim and I bought one our first Christmas in the condo-2 bears holding Hershey kisses and it has the yr and our names on it. This yr we got two ornaments a pretty ballerina for Emily starting dance this yr and a fireplace with stockings with all of our names on it for our first Christmas in this house. I love to open all my ornaments and remember. We also have more room so I put up my little tree too. So cute. Emily wants a Princess tree for her bedroom, we'll have to wait and see on that one. Well here they are guys some tree pics.
Here is my tree, my topper is a bit crooked :) The flash is so bright you can't see the lights. Emily decided on the colored lights I prefer the white lights.
Here is my tree minus the flash so you can see the lights :) I also bought some lighted garland last yr for like 70 cents a peice on clearance last yr. It looks cute.
Here is my little 3ft tree. I totally forgot I had these little ornaments. I put it next to our fireplace in the Living room.
And here is a picture of Emily in her Christmas dress. We did a little photo shoot to get a picture for our Christmas card. She actually had fun doing it this yr. Usually I have to keep snapping my camera hoping she smiles or sits still for a minute, but this yr she is all about posing!!! We got a few good shots.

Happy Holidays everyone!! I am considering decorating my blog for Christmas, hmmm can I find the time.....

Crazy Saturday

So last Saturday(11/15) was a very rainy day. My house was clean so I decided to ,finally, sit down and finish Twilight. I got my chair all comfy with a quilt and grabbed myself a nice hot cup of coffee. See this picture doesn't look like comfy.
Here is my book and coffee waiting for me. Em is upstairs playing. I am so ready to just read.
About 20 minutes later I hear a crash!!! It sounded like a dresser or bookshelf fell over. I called out Emily's name and ran to see what it was. I didn't hear her respond and I didn't hear her crying. The only thing I could imagine is she was reaching for something and it fell. I was screaming and running to get to her. I get to the spare room/playroom/Emily's second bedroom (which she named it lol) and she is like "mommy I'm ok, whats wrong". Hmmm I am now wondering what the heck happened. When I was headed up to see Emily I also saw one of my cats run for cover under my bed-he was still there so I knew something happened! Emily and I walked around the house and looked in each room and saw nothing. I then checked each closet thinking a shelf fell. Nothing!! The house seemed completely fine. I am totally confused and decide to go back to reading. I can't read because I know something happened. So I get up and look out my french doors in the family room. While looking outside I see some small branches in the middle of my yard. I knew the lawn was just mowed so where did they come from? I look from side to side and see nothing. Then I was like wait a minute....I looked to the left again and saw it. A tree fell onto our shed and deck. I freaked because I couldn't see if it landed on the house too. I ran up stairs to the dining room and looked out the sliders and saw this.

Its hard to show you how crazy it is from the pictures, when you look out the sliders all you can see is the top of a very huge tree and it tippity tops of the tree is like 5 inches from my slider door. I went outside to investigate and took more pics and saw that the house wasn't hit at all. But the poor shed holy cow. Smashed!! Check it out!!

After trying to reach my Hubby and Father in law and lots of pictures. Trying to stop Em from crying (she thought we were stuck in the house forever). I did get my book and enjoyed the rest of that crazy Saturday!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Saturday morning weigh in

I had a horrible week, with food that is, I didn't count my pts at all. I tried to be good. There was so much going on. Cake leftover from Friday, birthday party Sunday, Wed I made food for my meeting and Thurs girls night out at April's! So today I decided to weigh in anyway....I lost .2lbs. After the week I had with food I will take that!! I already logged my breakfast and am ready to log all my pts this week. Hopefully next week will be a better loss.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


After the past few days, you are all aware that I am a HUGE Twilight fan (addict). I am anxious to see the movie. My husband and I will see it ,probably, Tues night. I've read some of the reviews that people have written who have already seen it. People who never read the books seem to like it. Fans of the books have been writing bad reviews. Now we all know that movies are rarely as good as the books. I never thought I would go and see the movie and love it as much as the books. I am glad, however, that I did read the books first so I was able to completely get lost in the story. The way I look at it is....the movie is just a companion to the books. Another way for us to get more of Edward and Bella. I hate when people have to be sooooo negative. I just hope it is a good movie, I have no expectations. I just hope my husband doesn't hate it and look at me like I am crazy because all I have been doing for the past few days is reading these books. LOL


I must find some time today.
Cleaning my house, Mom is coming over. People coming to look at furniture for sale. Make food for Board meeting tonight and of course actual meeting.
But I did fine time to run to Target this morning after I dropped of Em at school. Drove 20mins to buy Eclipse!! Living in the 'country' I have no stores in town besides CVS, Rite Aid and Stop and Shop. I'm sure I will be running to Target again this week for the Breaking Dawn. Then I can finally read April's post!! :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

He calls it an obsession.....

For the past 2 1/2 days all that I talk about is Twilight and New Moon. I had a nice time Saturday relaxing and finally finishing Twilight and I loved it. We had a birthday party Sunday and all I could think about was starting New Moon. When we got home I read a few chapters, knowing what I know now I am glad it was just a few chapters. Monday while Emily was in school I decided to get into New Moon. For those of you who have read it....I was angry and a teen aged girl. I read most of it and plan to finish it today. I really like these books and I feel a bit sad that I am almost finished with the first two. I need to buy the third today, I think. My husband thinks I am told him I wasn't doing any laundry or dishes yesterday because I had a date with a vampire, but reassured him that his girlfriend would be there too. He thinks I am crazy!! can't wait to see the movie, I hope it is ok. I have already noticed a few differences in the trailers from the books.....I just hope it isn't too different.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

busy, busy, busy

This week was crazy. We did so much around the house. I can't believe that I didn't post once, UGH!! I lost 1.4lbs this week. I am glad I lost but was hoping for a little more. Losing is losing I have to tell myself.

I am also trying to find the time to finish Twilight. I am in the middle of the book and I want to see the movie so badly. Today is rainy and dark maybe I can finish today since the house is clean and we did so much during the week. I can't believe that this book makes me smile. Like when Edward just showed up at her house to bring her to school or to walk her to class, I felt like I was in high school and a boy liked me. LOL!!! (tried not to talk too much about the book since everyone hasn't read it)

Hope everyone has a great weekend...........

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Weigh in day

Hi people!
I lost 3lbs my first week. I didn't follow the plan to the T but I lost so that it still good :) a total of 8.4 since I moved here YAY!! and my favorite jeans fit me.
Happy Saturday!!
Oh and hubby lost 6.8 this week,boys stink! jk

Friday, November 7, 2008

Furry Babies

Meet my furry babies. Sebastian aka "bubba", he is the big boy on the right and my baby girl Willow aka "Winky", "Winky Woo", "Willy" or "Willy Wonka" she is the pretty girl on the left. They love each other and aren't they cute cuddling. My Sebastian can be a meany, he is a big teddy bear to me, but has been known to scare a grown man and attack a dog. He's swatted at Emily a few times to just let her know who's boss. He even scared the bejesus out of Chele once (they have reconciled, LOL) but he sure loves his Willow. I sure love them! I miss my Barkley this December 20th will be 2yrs since he left us. He was my middle baby and a true middle child. Oh shucks I gotta show you him too!!
Here he is....during his healthy days....Just before he passed away, he was getting better and fatter....but it didn't last :(

Here is on the skinny side (he had diabetes) sleeping in Emily's high chair. So cute!H

He even loved a good Willow cuddle, here they are in Emily's room. He was such a good boy!! We miss ya Barkley!!!! aka "Bark a boo" or "Monkey"

Good Day

I am having a good day, no scratch that a great day!! I spent the day at Yankee Candle yesterday with Chele and Emily. We had a great day and got some Christmas shopping done!! Chele got a ton done :) !! Today I tried on a pair of jeans that technically fit me now but were pretty snug. I tried them on this morning and they fit!! So happy!! I just went for a nice walk, pulled out my ipod and walked for a mile it was a good walk. I also put my FIL's dining room set and bar up on Craigslist and got a few hits, someone is coming Sunday and hopefully they will take it!!!!! Tomorrow is weigh in so I hope I see a happy number!!!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Barbeque Chicken and Black Bean Pizza

I made this for dinner tonight. Yummy! Jim found it in the WW web site's recipes. I should have taken a picture, but I was hungry...LOL
9pts per slice


1/2 pound(s) uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed
1/2 cup(s) barbecue sauce
16 oz pizza crust, pre-baked
1 1/2 cup(s) shredded reduced-fat Mexican-style cheese
7 1/2 oz canned black beans, drained and rinsed (half a 15 oz can)
1 small onion(s), red, finely chopped
1 tbsp cilantro, chopped


Place rack in center of oven. Preheat to 450ºF.
Spray a nonstick skillet and stir-fry chicken over medium-high heat, about 10 minutes. Transfer chicken to medium-size bowl and toss with half barbecue sauce.
Place pizza crust on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with 3/4 cup cheese. Arrange chicken and black beans over crust; sprinkle with onion and cilantro. Drizzle with remaining barbecue sauce; add remaining 3/4 cup cheese.
Bake 10 minutes or until cheese bubbles. Cut into 6 large slices and serve immediately.

WW food ideas

Hello, I need help!

Do any of you have some great weight watchers ideas or recipes. When I count my points I tend to eat the same foods. I need some variety and some recipes. The other night we had chicken breast ,frozen & breaded 6pts not bad for a quick meal. With the chicken I loaded up on veggies, Jim gave me a weird look. I thought why not a cup of green beans no points. So I need snack ideas, meal ideas.....HELP PLEASE!! I hate to try recipes off of ww website and not like them, which ones have you tried and loved?????

Beautiful Day!!

Could today be more beautiful? Emily slept in, we had a quick meeting at our local cafe and walked over to our fire house to vote. They had two lines a-l and m-z...I live on a k street so I went into that line.....the SHORT line. The m-z line was out the door, a-l no one was in line. I like the new way to vote, I used to get all panicky thinking "now how does this booth work?".

On the school front, we hired a new teacher's aide. I think she is great! I think this is a very good thing!!!

On the dieting front. The Halloween candy is killing me. I am not a huge chocolate eater, but for some reason they are calling my name. Last night I had a bag of peanut m&m's. This morning I felt guilty because I REALLY want to lose weight this time around. I want to be me again, I feel like I am me trapped in someone else's shell. It's amazing what 30lbs could do to someone. I was overweight when I had Emily, although I was uncomfortable I still felt like me. After I stopped nursing I packed on an extra 30lbs (+ sometimes) and I felt SO NOT ME!! Well because of the guilt I stepped on the scale this morning-which I usually don't do my first week dieting- I lost 2lbs YAY!! I am so excited!! add that to my already lost 6lbs and woohoo 8lbs that is freaking awesome!! I feel like I have to incentive to not eat the candy now!!

Keri- YES YES YES I am sooooo up for walks in the spring!! and "Country" play dates!! We can check out each other's towns.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Happy Monday! UGH.... I hate Mondays. I used to always think that Mondays stunk because I had to get up and go to work. Nope. Even when you work, Mondays stink!!

I started WW again Saturday, I am looking forward to weighing and seeing if I was successful. I already lost about 6lbs since we moved. So if I can lose a decent amount I may see a different "2nd" number if you catch my drift. That would be lovely!

I also started charting my temp last Monday. I have been talking to another bloggy friend about her charts and decided I am not getting any younger. I need to try for another baby. If I do not, I will regret it. Jim and I are both on board. I want to lose 30lbs first.

Now talking about WW, why is it that all you think about all day is food. Some days I can go all day and forget to eat. When I am on WW I am hungry from the moment I get up. All this Halloween candy doesn't help either!!!

Here are some Halloween pics. The weather being so cold I convinced Em to wear her dress up Cinderella dress, she agreed. But the weather here was beautiful for trick or treating! I hope everyone had a nice Halloween!
Here is Emily in her Cinderella wig, She refused to wear it. Thankfully I got at least on picture of her in it. So funny. Although when she made Daddy try it on, well now that was FUNNY!!!

Here she is ready for school. They don't wear their costumes to school. They do, however, dress as princesses and knights. The teachers don't want any of the kids to frighten the other with scary outfits. You'd think with pre-schoolers you wouldn't have to worry about that. But you do!! Don't you love the poofy princess hair-lol.

And here are our Jack O' lanterns. The littel pumpkin Emily grew at my Grandfather's house. She loved scribbling the faces on the pumpkins while Mommy tried to make it look like what she drew...They came out cute I think!! (oh and excuse the leftover streamers from LAST tuesday for Jim's bday)