Saturday, November 27, 2010

You don't own me...

I love my husband and the way he encourages me with my weight watchers. Just last night I was ready to quit and just go back to my old ways. Well he encouraged me to keep going and to make sure to weigh in today (I usually weigh in on Thursdays, but because of Thanksgiving they were closed this week). So I woke up at 8, jumped in the shower and headed over to my weigh in and meeting.

I honestly though I would gain seeing how I went over my points limit a couple of times this week. But I am so glad that I went because (drum roll please) I lost! 1.6 pounds to be exact. This brings my total weight loss to 13.6 pounds!

I thought it only fitting that I heard this song on my way home. The part that says "I was yours but I'm not yours anymore. You don't own me" Just really hit home because that is what I wanted to say to my weight!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

So thankful...*picture added*

Wow I can remember it like it was yesterday. In reality it was last year, exactly a year ago today to be exact. Earlier in the week I had told Justin that I wanted to take a pregnancy test and he asked if I could wait till Thursday, so I said okay. Of course first thing in the morning I woke up and took the test! It was clearly positive. What a wonderful way to start out our Thanksgiving day! We decided that we would go around the table at lunch and make people say what they are thankful for and then we would go last and announce the big news. It was so hard to not say anything during the morning. In fact at one point I had to throw up and so that I wouldn't give it away I did it in the front yard. Yuck, I know, but hey nobody even noticed, so I was in the clear! (I hope my mom isn't reading this) :)

Yes I totally took a picture of our positive pregnancy test. Wouldn't you?

Now this year we can celebrate with our two little boys. I am so very thankful for them and for my wonderful husband that God has giving me. I hate to even imagine where I would be in my life if I didn't have Justin.

Psalm 100:4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!

(pictures done by Life Captured By Katy, click here to see her facebook page and become a fan! And contact her now to book a session!)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

No girls allowed! (except Mommy)..

I'm pretty sure it doesn't get any cuter than this, well unless you add Justin to the picture!

Monday, November 15, 2010

It's a girl...

Oh my goodness how I love to shop for girl clothes! There are so many options that boys just don't have. I am pretty sure that my boys would have major issues if I put them in a tutu.

I love that I have friends with little girls. This gives me a reason to shop in the girl section of stores.

For now it is just me and my boys! I even got them shirts today that said "no girls allowed, except mommy". I love it! I am so blessed to have my boys, but maybe some day we will be blessed with a little girl of our own. Here is hoping it isn't anytime soon though. ;)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

ugh, blah and again ugh...

Today has been one of those days. One of those days where I just want to stay in bed and sleep all day. I hate days like today. I want to be happy, I want to be inspired to get things done and to help others. But that is not how today has played out. Oh well, there is always tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

$500...I know right?

I am not one to ever turn down a chance to win $500. I mean really would you? So here we go, all you have to do is go over here to i am mommy and enter a comment! It is that simple and you should also look at her other blog i am baker. I spent the entire evening last night looking at all her wonderful pictures of cakes and cookies that she has made. They are amazing. Now tonight I get to spend the evening looking at her blog i am mommy! I can't wait! You can also earn more entries if you do things like blog about it and tweet about it. Since I don't do twitter I thought I would blog about it!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Speaking of speaking love languages...

Have you ever read the book 5 Love Languages? It is really a must if you are married or even if you are single. There is even a 5 Love Languages for kids to help you understand your children's love language!

I firmly believe that this book saved my marriage. Now, when we read it we had only been married for about 4 or 5 months, so it is not like our marriage was bad. We were still in that "honeymoon" phase. I do believe, however, that by reading this book we avoided a lot of arguments and disappointments.

You see my love language is gifts and words of affirmation. Which means when showing someone that I care for/love them I often get gifts. I love shopping for gifts. I think it is one of my favorite things to do! To find that perfect gift for someone you love...ahh, it is just great.

Ok, now my husbands love language is acts of service and quality time. So when I built up what I thought was going to be the best Christmas gift ever, our first Christmas together, I was pretty disappointed with his reaction. Not to say he wasn't thankful for all of the effort and thought I put into his gift because I believe he was, but to him it was just a gift, it didn't say I LOVE YOU, like it did to me.

I would like to say that since my husband and I know each others love language that we always speak it and are constantly reminded of how much we love each other. Let's just say we are human. We make mistakes. We get tired, lazy, selfish, depressed and just plan worn out. So one way that my husband and I keep each other speaking our language is by asking if our "love tank" is full. Sometimes it is hard for me to realize that is what is wrong with me, other times I think I know right away.

Today I thought it was time to stop thinking of myself and speak to my husband. Now I know that he reads my blog (love you baby), but I will go ahead and share what all I have done today! I cleaned the kitchen (finished unloading the dishwasher and loaded it), washed bottles, and I have picked up a lot of the stuff that we had laying around in our dinning room, oh and started another load of laundry. I just hope I can finish it!

I love my husband so much and I never want him to forget that. Which is why sometimes we, as wives, have to get up off our lazy, needing a nap butts and show them that we care.

If you know your husbands love language have you spoke it lately? If you don't, let me know encourage you to go to the website and take the test to see what your love languages are or even better yet, get the book and read about how much it can help your marriage!