01/20/13 – 01/26/13

I meant to post this yesterday but didn’t get around to it, so it’s going up today!

The beginning part of this week went well, just like it was been going, but the latter part of the week wasn’t so great.
I would say that towards the middle of the week I started getting stressed and overwhelmed with things that are/aren’t going on, getting done, things like that. I had to stop housework for 2 days to be able to regroup and make lists and get some areas & things organized. I am happy to say that today is definitely better & I can feel that nasty weight off my shoulders leave. I am wanting/needing to get a few things done today to get the extra spring in my step, but I am not going to beat myself up about it if it doesn’t get finished. I am needing to manage my time better & the lists are helping greatly. I am such a list person & got out of the habit of making them….bad idea! Will now know not to make that mistake again, ever!

I know that getting my laptop up & running again will help greatly with this, but that won’t be for another couple months. So for now I am getting binders, notebooks, and lists together to help, and thank goodness it is!
I will not be updating MFP over these last few days. For 1 I didn’t even keep track of what I was eating….yea, that’s pretty much the reason why I cannot fill out my food diary. I will get back on that tonight though!

I plan to take some measurements this week and get them posted. I need to do this for myself and for the accountability part of this journey!
It’s so nice outside today that I am going to take advantage of it & go for a walk a little later!

I truly thank all my friends and family that have been supporting me through out the new change & lifestyle! If you have or are going through something similar, than you know what it feels like to have a great support team behind you & what a difference it makes! It’s not easy but I will & can get there!

See you next week 🙂


Prayer journal

This is something that I try to write in every night. Sometimes I know who to pray for and others I make a status on my personal FB page asking if anyone has any prayer requests. Some nights I get a lot, a few, and nothing. I don’t know what it depends on and it doesn’t really matter. My ‘friends’ know that I write in this and they don’t have to wait until I post something in order for them to send me their request.

This is more of a ‘Thank you’ to everyone who has trusted me & sent me prayer requests. To some it’s not a big deal, but to others it is. It’s letting someone into a part of you that is vulnerable. It’s not always easy to open up to people. So I thank you for the bottom of my heart for trusting me! I hope that you continue to trust me. I always write every request that comes my way. I may not be able to do it right then, but I definitely gets written down.

I have had so many over the last couple of years that I have had to start a second journal! I love that! This isn’t about me at all, it’s all about Him. I am just the messenger. Just because someone sends me a request, doesn’t mean that their prayer will be answered. But what it does mean is that I am in agreement with them.

“I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it
will be done for you by my Father in heaven.  For where two or three come
together in my name, there am I with them.”                                    
                Matthew 18:19-20

I hope and pray that people continue to send their requests no matter what their belief, He hears you and doesn’t stop loving you just because you aren’t lined up with Him. You are His child and He wants you to prosper. And don’t just talk to Him when you need\want something, talk to Him all the time. It’s not about a religion, it’s about a relationship.

Again, thank you all so much for trusting me with your requests 🙂



A friend of mine sent me a Moby Wrap after she heard that I was wanting one but didn’t know if I wanted to spend the money on it & was asking for opinions about it.
I was super surprised to get it in the mail!! And very thankful!

I was also super annoyed with this very long piece of fabric! How can something so simple give me such a headache!? I couldn’t get it right and I was making myself sweat from trying and getting mad. I finally said screw it! I was just going to have to not get anything done and wait for Mister to get home so he could help me.

I know that I am wearing the wrap wrong in every single picture, so please do NOT email me or comment telling me that I am. This was my first try and I got it but I didn’t.

This is me (and Lily) after I finally figured out how to wear it correctly! It took a few days but I finally got it!

I absolutely love this piece of fabric! If you are thinking about getting one go ahead and do it! I use my wrap almost every single day!


“Pictures for Patriots Contest” — Take Two!

“Pictures for Patriots Contest” — Take Two!.

I love our troops & supporting them! If you have school age kiddos, then definitely see if they would like to join in on this! I know that I am going to see if M & D want to since they love drawing & coloring! Plus, it’s a great teaching moment for them…..gotta let our kiddos know that we have what we have because of these men & women! Thank you for all you do & God bless! And thank you Operation Gratitude for everything that you all have done!


Thankful Thursday 08\18\11

This week I am thankful for the following things:

*My husband giving me a few bucks to go buy a book
*My kids for putting up with being a hotel for so long
*My mother & step father for still helping out the hotel
*My husbands boss for giving him a job
*Our church that has been nothing but awesome since we walked through the doors
*Of course, God for being right by our side this whole time.