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High & Low Thursday

WOW! This week really got away from me! I mean, it's already Thursday - how did that happen?? It's just been that busy I guess. I still have pictures on my camera from the weekend that I haven't even been able to look at yet. Maybe tonight...
Last night we got to Skype with our good friends that moved to Denver - I got a virtual tour of their new home & Emma got to talk to her friend! He sang her his song he made up about her, "My girl Emma, She is a Gemma!!" (Hey - they are 3!!) He told Emma she was his gf, too!! It was so cute! It's hard to lose good friends, but I think they're coming back for a visit next month and hopefully soon (once they are totally settled) we can make a trip to Colorado, too and visit them. I think that was definitely our HIGH for this week! We chatted for so long I was late getting dinner started. Dinner was good too - we had pork loin chops & Emma's favorite - couscous! I make couscous all the time now instead of r…

Wordless Wednesday "Uncle David"

Uncle David walked & sang Aaron to sleep Friday was so sweet!

He's too loud!

I love this picture!! Emma & Aaron were playing in the hamper on the bed with Michael...they were both laughing & having a great time, but then Aaron decided he was ready to get out! Emma just covered her ears! LOL


This is my cousin's little girl Amira - she is three weeks old now!! They live in Switzerland so I have only been able to see pictures so far - she is such a little beauty though that I just had to share!!!
I love her little scarf in this one!! A definite sign she isn't in Texas in August! :)

On the big bridge...almost there!

High & Low Thursday

So I have two HIGH's for this week! First I'm excited b/c it's a short week for me. I took tomorrow off (I used to be off every other Friday anyway, but I shortened my work day instead and now I work 5 days a week again). And second b/c we will see my Grannie this weekend!!  I don't think I've seen her since Easter!! I talk on the phone all the time to her, but it isn't the same as spending time with her. She turned 96 last month, but no one would believe it!!
My LOW for the week is that I haven't been feeling good at all this week. I don't know if I got a tummy bug or what, but it hasn't been a good week. I hope that relaxing this weekend will get me rested & feeling 100% again. So far yesterday was the worst day - I actually thought we might have bought some bad sandwiches or something, but Michael didn't have any issues, just me so that ruled that out. Soooo...I don't know the cause, but hopefully it's run its course and I will …

A Wee Bit of Me

{one} what is your happiest childhood memory?Family vacations - I have family all over the world so growing up I got to do a lot of traveling!! I loved it and continued to travel as an adult. I think my favorite trip as a child was visiting family in Switzerland - it was so beautiful and like some out of a fairy tale!! 

{two} what is your middle name?Mechelle

{three} what’s the habit you’re most proud of breaking?I used to bite my nails when I was little **yuck** I still pull at my cuticles sometimes, but I don't put the in my mouth anymore!!!

{four} what do you order when you order chinese food?Mu Shu Chicken!! YUM!

{five} what’s the best bargain you’ve ever found at a garage sale or thrift store?Jeez...I dunno! I have two huge, beautiful beveled mirrors at home I bought 2nd-hand that I love!!(Here is one - I bought the iron work later...)

{six} what’s the best costume you’ve ever worn?Cleopatra!! I went as Cleopatra to a Halloween party years ago!

{seven} who’s your favorite game show…

Wordless Wednesday "My Little Princess"

Fantasy Football Widow

I need this...
It happens every year - first it's the drafts, then the season starts & our Sundays (and some Mondays & Thursdays) are all booked up!! Try going out of town for the weekend when you have to rush back in time for the games on Sunday - it's the reason we go to early service at church, too!! LOL!!!

My niece bought this shirt for Michael for Christmas last year... I thought it was hilarious - it was perfect for him!!

Aaron is watching the big kids splash!!

At the park with the Haydens for Syairah's game

High & Low Friday Edition

I wasn't able to get my High & Low for the week posted on Thursday like I usually this week we're playing on Friday! How did your week wrap up???

I'll start with my LOWfor the week. I told you before that we are redoing our kitchen - a little piece at a time. First we did the granite & got a new awesome sink (I love this sink!!) and the second step was the new appliances. Well, Monday the new fridge & built in microwave were delivered and installed, but the new range was delayed until October 1st. Well, yesterday I got a call that it was delayed until October 8th!!!! Grrrr... so my kitchen is going to be mismatched for a few weeks now. I knew it would be for a little while b/c we haven't replaced the dishwasher yet (we're actually going to get that this weekend, though), but now it's going to be even longer that it all doesn't match. 
I was so bummed when I found out...but that brought me to my HIGHfor the week, too. To make up for the…

Wait...Don't Leave! I'm here!

I'm just extremely swamped...extremely!! This is a very busy time at work for me and I think I'm getting sick on top of that, so I haven't had much blog time really. I try to post daily, but I can't do it during working hours typically b/c I'm so busy and when I do get some free time at work or home I'm not motivated to write b/c I feel so sluggish - I'm hoping this little bit of cooler weather will help pick up my mood.

I got a chair massage downstairs this morning b/c my head was killing me. It helped a little, but this afternoon I can feel the tension coming back into my shoulders and creeping up my neck. I need to find a way to relax at the office. What do you do? How do you step back during the day to relax and find a calm moment when things are going 100mph all around you? I'd really like to know.

I need to find my zen place at work before I pull one of these: (I love this movie!!)

Wordless Wednesday "At Dinner for my B'day"

Dr. Oz's 100 Weight Loss Tips

I posted yesterday about the Just 10 Challenge I read about. I still think WW is the best tool to use to learn how to eat properly and control portion size (I think portions are the key to a successful weight loss program) - and WW teaches you how to eat for the rest of your life so it isn't a...(faint of heart skip the next word) "DIET"'s a way of life. It truly is.

That being said I think there are a lot of other good tools out there to help people live healthy. These 100 tips are one of those I think. Many of these are common sense, but I still think they are all worthy of the 2-3 minutes to read through them...many follow along with basic WW guidelines, so I am already doing those, but there were several that were like, "Really? Cool, I'll try that..."

So...print these out and read them later if you don't want to go through all of them now - let me know what you think about them.
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Top 2 Tuesday "Accomplishments"

Top 2 things you want to accomplish before the end of the year
1. I would love to get a good laundry routine down. I'm TERRIBLE at keeping up with the laundry. I also try to get ahead so it won't be so overwhelming, but some how time just gets away from me and the laundry is what ends up taking the back seat. Then I end up with a basket of clean laundry and I live out of the basket instead of getting clothes from my closet - so what happens? It gets rumpled and I have to iron it or stick it in the dryer to get the wrinkles out. I don't mind doing the laundry at all - it's just the putting up part I hate and when I don't have that time it's the thing that I push to the side...I need organizing help for my laundry and a good routine that I will stick with!!  2. I want to reach my half-way goal for my weight loss. My goal is to lose 70lbs by the time Aaron's first birthday rolls around. As of over a week ago I've lost about 24 (I haven't weighed this wee…

Just 10 (My goal is still a little higher)

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Happy Birthday to ME!!!

I'm 33 today - can ya believe it!?!?! It's awesome, though. I'm also shocked when I say my age out lout - I don't feel like I'm in my 30's! But don't they say 30's are the new 20's!?!? Ha ha!

I had a great b'day weekend, too - thanks to my wonderful hubby!! Friday night we went out to dinner (not a b'day dinner, just a dinner out with the kids) and he surprised me with my b'day present & balloons - Emma loved the balloons of course!! I've wanted a new P&S for a while to carry around with me (I ALWAYS have a camera with me) and I've been looking at a particular one for quite a while...I put it on my Amazon wish list, too and I think that's where he found out which one I wanted b/c I hadn't told him. It's the Canon SD1400 & it's a pretty awesome P&S camera - and so small, too! Of course the first thing Emma said was that she could now have my old one - LOL!! She is definitely my little photographer!…

School is in session this morning!

High & Low Thursday

This has been a busy, busy week for me! Today especially has been swamped. I've already been to several meetings & have several more on the calendar for the next few days. My LOW for the week is how exhausted I am.  Aaron kept me up all night two nights ago and I don't think I've recovered yet. He slept through the night last night, which was great but I need at least two or three nights of full sleep to get fully rejuvenated!! My HIGH for the week is that I have a date Saturday night with my hubby!! I don't know where we are going, but I am really looking forward to it! I can't wait!!! I would love to have date nights on a more regular basis, but lately we have just been way to busy. I'm so glad the summer is over b/c literally every weekend we had something on the calendar - after this past weekend, though I don't think we have anything for a while! Yippee!!! Maybe that means we'll get the chance to have more date nights!
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Wordless Wednesday - Mmmm, smell the baking?

Sea World & San Antonio

What an awesome Labor Day weekend we had!! We drove to San Antonio with Steven & Jamie & their kiddos on Friday and stayed until Monday morning. We spent Saturday at Sea World & spent Sunday relaxing by the pool & playing and then went downtown San Antonio to eat dinner. The weekend was so much fun & so relaxing - it was great to get away for the long holiday weekend. And the weather was fantastic - we did hit the rain in places driving home, but mostly it was nice!

It's rare to see me in pics, so I wanted to make sure I had at least one picture of me with my kiddos!! LOL! We were lucky to get to see the new baby whale at Sea World, too that was born back in January.  Her name is Sakari.  Aaron loved seeing everything, but slept in my arms through a couple of the shows (including Shamu) and let me tell you the boy ain't light! Ha ha!
We stayed in a cabin this trip and it had a great playground for the kids to play in. They also spent a lot of time in th…

Blue Raspberry After Seeing Shamu

High & Low Thursday

<a border="0" href="" target="_blank"><img src="" /></a> I am so sleepy this morning...I went to bed with such a headache yesterday and today I just feel drained. I have a lot I want to write about - my nephew's wedding over the weekend & our trip to Cleburne, Texas; Aaron's 6 month checkup; the continuation of my kitchen make-over - just to name a few. But I have a lot of other stuff I want to DO now that I'll have to write about later, too!!

So, my HIGH for the week is that we have ordered all new kitchen appliances!! YAY! We could have had some of them this week, but others couldn't come till closer to the week of the 13th, so we've decided to just have them all delivered on the same day. We figured it would be easier to just have everything in a mess all on one day instead of spreadin…