Saturday, October 29, 2011

What a week!!

I have had one heck of a week!! Here is a post with Weekend Recap & Wednesday Weight Watchers Weigh In with other stuff thrown in.....

First things first.....

Weekend Recap:
you all know about my fiasco with the stove. On Saturday we spent the day looking for a stove. Got that done and that evening we went down to the deerlease with some friends and ate dinner.... came home and went to bed...Sunday I spent ALL DAY washing clothes because Doodle was leaving on Monday for Montana until after the first of the year. That evening some friends and us all got together to have dinner before Doodle left..it was soooo good! Steaks, potatoes, mixed vegetables and Sister Shubert rolls!!! YUMMY!!!!! After dinner, we came home, girls got baths and went to bed and Doodle and I packed his bags and made sure he had everything he would need. Monday, Doodle got up and left for Montana around 6:00...I got the girls up and off to school and then came back home and went back to bed since I had a terrible headache....the rest of the week was filled with the usual...school, cheer practice, football game, you know, the usual.

Now on to:

Wednesday Weight Watchers Weigh In
...I went by myself this week since my friend was not feeling to well....I weighed in at .6 lbs lighter than last week which is good. Not as much as I would have liked to lose, but loosing is always bette than gaining....so I will be happy with it and hope it is better this week. One thing I have got to start doing is exercizing....I have a plan...I am going to start getting up, putting on my workout clothes, take the girls to school and come home and walk/run a mile. It is a start! This week I have not been worth anything!! The first week that Doodle is gone is always the hardest. Getting used to a new routine, not sleeping well,..you get the picture.

And last but not least...

New Business Venture
I have signed up to become a Thirty One Gifts Consultant!! I just got my consultant kit yesterday and I am soooo excited! I first saw the product catalog when a teacher at the school that I sub at had a catalog. Then a friend of mine had a catalog party but I was never able to get with her to look at the book. I contacted the consultant that she used and I had a book party and got over $600.00 in orders!! YEA ME!! I ended up getting $100 in free products, 2-1/2 price items and 2 hostess exclusives! I was hooked and wanted more, so I signed up! My sister is currently having a book party for me and I have a couple of other people who are going to have parties as well....I am soooo excited!

So there you have it....everything that has gone on in the last week in our household...oh, and Doodle made it to Montana on Tuesday evening...he said it is beautiful and just today a moose crossed the road in front of his hotel room...CRAZY!!!

Hope everyone has a great weekend....

Saturday, October 22, 2011

It is always something....

Why does it always seem like "it is always something"??? Earlier this month we had to have the duct work replaced so that hopefully our electric bill will drop from $500.00+.....yes, you read that correctly. Anyway, last night I had just put the chicken and rice in the oven and sat down and all of a sudden a here this buzzing noise and look at the oven and there is flames inside... uuuuggghhhh!!! I turned the oven off and flipped the breaker so there was no power to the stove and the fire went out and that was that. But, no chicken and rice! Ended up cooking some sausage on the grill and I had a sausage sandwich...So, the husband, girls and I went to Lowes this morning and bought this....



When we were on our way home I got Doodle to stop at the grocery store and I bought a cake mix, brownie mix and cookie dough....once we got home and got the stove hooked up, I baked these goodies....



Just waiting on the brownies to cool off....YUMMY!!! Doodle and the girls love chocolate cake and I like brownies....even though they are not great for Weight Watchers it will be ok because I have extra points! lol...Well, better get off of here so that I can make some potato salad for tonight. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

2nd Annual Redneck Birthday Bash

Yes, you read that correctly....REDNECK!! Several of us started this last year since there are a lot of our friends who have birthdays in October. Seriously, I think we have almost everyday of the month covered. So, last year we put together a party with a band (Jody Booth), food, dancing, we even hire cops to make sure that everyone acts right. We have had close to 200 people both years and nobody gets out of line. This year was the hubbys BIG 40 so it was extra special for him....We have started looking forward to this party and so has everyone out here where we live. We live in a small community where everyone knows everyone, kids kindergarten through 12th grade ride the same bus and all the schools are located on the same land. You can stand in the middle and see each school...not to mention we are in the country and "town" is 20 minutes away....LOVE IT!! Anyway, here are a few pics of our night....











I can't post all of them due to the amount that I took....but I think a good time was had by all!

Weight Watchers Wednesday Weigh In

Well, today was the weigh in day....the scale said I had gained .9 lbs....but, the lady said she didn't think that was right because I had on two shirts and blue jeans with bling on them which tends to make them heavy and makes it seem like you gain weight when you really didn't. ...and they are heavy pants, but I didn't think about that when I put them one this morning. When I got home, I changed and weighed myself and my scale said I had lost weight...which made me feel great, but my luck, my scale is wrong....BUT, I am just going with it!! lol....

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Weight Watchers Wednesday Weigh In

I meant to do this post last night, but after going to my WW meeting and running the roads with my friend, baking a cake for my husbands 40th birthday and cooking supper, time got away from me. Plus the fact that we had a quick severe thunderstorm that evidentally produced a tornado kinda threw me for a loop....

So, as I mentioned, yesterday I went to my 3rd Weight Watchers meeting, which made my 2nd full week on the program and I am happy to say that I have lost another 1.6 pounds!! YEA!! I now weigh 138.2.....YIPPEE!! Sorry to have to make this post short and sweet, but I have housework that desperately needs my attention and the next two days are jammed pack. Tomorrow I have errands to run in order to get ready for the 2nd Annual Redneck Birthday Bash....oh yes, there will be pics!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Weekend Recap

I know I am a day late with this post, but yesterday I had to run a couple of errands and Kristyn had a volleyball game and we didn't get home until around 10:00....and I only live about 5 miles from the school!! They won, which was great! Anyway, on to our weekend....

Friday: Friday night was Middle School night at the High school volleyball game. They introduce all the jr high volleyball teams for Tarkington. After the game, we just came home because Kristyn had a volleyball tournament all day Saturday.

Saturday: We spent all day at the volleyball tournament (Kristyn's team won 1st place, for the second year in a row!), after that, we went to Academy to get a pop up blind for Doodle and Ry to use on Sunday, and then we went to eat at HB japanese Steakhouse....yummy!!!

Sunday: Doodle and the girls went hunting in the morning...when they got done, I took the girls to PetSmart and got Ryleigh a hamster since she had such good grades on her report card....we stopped by the grocery store so I could pick up a few things and then we came home and stayed inside because the weather was nasty and raining...YIPEE!! Finally, we got some rain!!

So, there you have it....our weekend....we didn't do alot, but it sure did seem like it!! Well, tomorrow is my weigh in at Weight Watchers..I'll be sure to let you know how it goes!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Weight Watchers Wednesday Weigh In

Today marked one week that I have been on the Weight Watchers Points Plus Program. My friend and I went to our weekly weigh in and I am proud to say that I lost 2.6 lbs...so, now my weight is an even 140. I am so excited and can't wait to go back next week. I sent my husband a text message while I was sitting there and told him that I had lost 2 lbs and he texted me back and told me that he could tell, he just hadn't said anything....made me feel good that he noticed! After our meeting my friend and I went shopping and out to lunch. We made it back just in time to get the kiddos from school....I think we are going to try to make it a weekly "girls day"... Sorry this post is so short, but I gotta get the kitchen cleaned up, get my bath and in bed...I have to sub at the jr high tomorrow and Kristyn has a football game to cheer at tomorrow night..

Hope everyone has a wonderful day tomorrow!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Volleyball, Cheer, Volleyball, Cheer...story of our life!

Everyday, every week there is either a practice or a game....sometimes two practices on the same day! I know I have mentioned that Kristyn plays volleyball and she is also a cheerleader so our week is packed!! It looks like this....Monday, vb game..Tuesday, vb practice after school and cheer practice after vb...Wednesday, vb practice.....Thursday, cheer at football game...Friday, vb practice. Last Saturday and this Saturday she has volleyball tournaments. Don't get me wrong, I love that she is involved in stuff and I love that she loves what she does, but dang sometimes I wish there was a day when there was nothing going on after school.

Tomorrow is my first week weigh in at Weight Watchers...I am excited! Afterwards, Salina and I are going to go either to Gallery Furniture to look for her some new furniture or do something fun in Humble...who knows with us! In the mean time I am going to leave you with a few pictures of what else....Kristyn playing volleyball and cheering....Story of our Lives!!!








Monday, October 3, 2011

Weekend Recap

Hi all!!! Hope you had a fabulous weekend!! The weather here in my part of The Lone Star State was absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! Perfect if I may say! Well, to recap our weekend....Saturday my Kristyn had a volleyball tournament, they did really well and took home the second place trophy. Afterwards we came home and Ryleigh went to her friends house and Kristyn and Doodle went hunting (this weekend was opening weekend of bow season). They didn't get anything but oh well, plenty of time to hunt. I stayed home and enjoyed an evening by myself. Sunday, Kristyn and Doodle got up early and went hunting and Ryleigh had spent the night with her friend. I got up, went to church, then to the grocery store and then came home and cleaned house. Everyone got home around 8:00, got baths, ate and called it a night around 9:30. All in all, it was a great weekend.

On the weight loss home front, it hasn't been a week since I started Weight W@tchers, but so far I feel like I have done pretty good. I am eating alot of bananas and frozen grapes, drinking water and keeping track of my points. I know that days where we have volleyball tournaments is going to be a difficult day and that I am going to have to manage my "extra points" closely for those weeks. I am a little worried about the weigh in this week, but only because I had a visitor come on Friday (you ladies know who I am talking about) and I retain water for that week. Hopefully with all the water I have been drinking it will help. I was going to go join the YMCA today but Doodle had a procedure done on his leg last Friday and it cost more than I thought it would so the money I had budgeted for the Y went to that. The weather this weekend has really prompted me to go get a bike and I saw one at Walmart a couple of weeks ago that I just fell in love with. Maybe I will go back and get it....who knows.

Well, that is about all I have...gotta start getting ready for my day....Kristyn has a volleyball game tonight and I want to get the sheets washed and back on the beds and the girls bathroom cleaned.... Hope you all have a blessed day!!