Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Minnie Vacation

Sorry...it's been almost a WEEK... YIKES! Things were crazy over the week-end with my mom, sister, and two nephews visiting....and Jay's sister and her two kiddos were up for the week-end too. Lot's of PEOPLE to see and FUN to be had. Needless to say when I woke up yesterday... I was like, "Where am I?". Plus Dane and I are battling the head cold...no fun!

BUT there's LIGHT at the end of this tunnel... a MINNIE VACATION is coming this week-end. Well, not exactly a FULL BLOWN vacation....but there will be some fun mixed with work. My hubby has a conference in Florida and I'm going with him.
No kiddos...just us! It will be 4 nights away from the little ones...but they'll have fun with Mam-Maw.

So have you guessed WHERE in Florida???

I know....I'm a bad mommy to go to ORLANDO and visit MICKEY and Minnie without the kiddos....BUT it is business...and we'll be BUSY with meetings.

We did take JACKSON just over a year ago...before Dane was born for a "fun family" vacation. Maybe we can go again this Christmas season with both boys...present for everyone!

Until then... I'm ready for some ALONE mommy and daddy time... nice dinners, good conversation, some marriage rejuevation! Sounds like a good prescription for everyone!

Oh...and I WILL EXERCISE while there...just case you were wondering!

How's your exercise routine??? Are you feeling STRONGER????
I hope so!
Have a GREAT week!

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Loving my Hubby

Just need to give some credit where it's due! I love my hubby and appreciate everything that he does daily for me and our family!! This week-end he did it all...Starting on Friday....from making it to the Bday party EARLY... which meant leaving work and turning that mode "off" to playing with Jackson on all the "jumpy" things,to entertaining guests....some he'd never met (Mommy and Me-ers), feeding Dane a bottle...which let me continue "party mode", and even helping pick up after everyone was gone. Not to mention that once I arrived home he took my car to get gas...as the low fuel light came on during my drive home with two SCREAMING kids...then made a bottle for Dane was he got back. WOW...all in a day's work for Daddy.
Saturday came...back to work he went...only after getting up EARLY with Dane and giving him a bottle and then taking him into the bathroom to play in the bouncy seat while he got ready for the day.... ALL this while I caught a few extra Z's after being up with Jackson for several hours that night. CAN I GET an WOW!!!
Then he made it home from work around noon and spent SEVERAL hours outside cleaning up debris from the ice storm. (Which included the use of "power tools"...= some fun for him) After that he put on the "chef" hat and grilled us some AWESOME fillets...YUMMY! He didn't forget about Valentine's day either...with a "mushy" card and mouth-watering chocolate from Libbs! THE BEST!

I really could go on and on about EVERYTHING he did...but I don't want to make you too jealous! Really...it's nothing outside of ordinary for Jay...he is truly a WONDERFUL man, and GOD has blessed me beyond my comprehension!

So here's to my HUBBY...my friend, my life partner, my soul-mate...my other half without him I'd be lost!
Thank you for loving me!

Hope you got in some POST CHOCOLATE exercise today!!! All of us Mommies in class got a GREAT calorie burner...we'll be doing it all week! Hope you keep up!

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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's DAY

What FUN at PUMP it UP! I totally recommend this for a kid's birthday party. Everyone gets to "move" around, have lots of fun, and burn some calories! The kids just had a blast...and so did us "big kids"! Then we got to "rest" and "recharge" the batteries with some pizza and cake. You just gotta see the MATER cake!

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Hope you had a WONDERFUL Valentine's Day! Don't forget to EXERCISE this week...burn off some chocolate candy...or in my case some leftover Bday cake!

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy BIRTHDAY Jackson

I can't believe it's been 3 YEARS on this day that God gave us Jackson!! How blessed we are. Happy Birthday little man!

Just before the BIG day...what a BIG belly!

Getting ready to go home! We were SO CLUELESS!!

Birthday boy!
We've got BIG plans today for this BIG BOY!
Party at "PUMP it up"! He and his little friends can play, and play...then we'll load up with pizza and cake. (not allowed bring in other foods...ex veggies & fruit...which would have been on this RD's menu)
Oh, well...it's ALL in moderation!

Happy Friday!
Don't forget to SWEAT some this week-end!

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009



Well it did mine!
Quick version... found a lump on Saturday evening...still there on Sunday...showed hubby...he felt it too...called MD on Monday morning...got in to see her that afternoon...WE COULDN'T find it. WEIRD...nothing.

I decided to not take it's "disappearance" be luck. Scheduled mammogram and ultrasound (EVERY WOMAN needs a baseline BEFORE 40...I'm 33) Today was the day!

Great staff and experience...it was almost like a "spa" atomosphere. Went into a locker room, changed into a robe, waited in the back lobby...relaxing music... water, hot tea, magazines, waterfall...everything a spa has ....EXCEPT for the Xray tech that comes and calls my name..."Roxy".
She was wonderful...very "gentle" during the mammogram and explained everything. She even let me see the "pictures" afterward. Then it was time for the ultrasound...not as fun as the one at the OB's office...you're WANTING to see something on that screen.
Anyway...WARM gel...what was a releif...and she looked, and looked, and found NADDA!
Well, a small cyst that looked empty...probably left from nursing Dane...stopped about 4 months ago. MD comes in reviews all the info...mammogram, ultrasound, even scans me himself and NADDA!!!
He agreed and PRAISED me for coming in...one can NEVER me to careful. Just last week they had a 27 year old with a POSTIVE diagnosis....caught it early and she should be ok!
SO... BE PROACTIVE about your HEALTH...Don't think your invinscible!
DO your monthly self exams. Get a mammogram if your getting close to 40...even 35... and Take NO chances if you feel ANYTHING!!

I'm so GRATEFUL it was nothing...and I am a TRULY BLESSED. I couldn't not share this...thinking maybe ONE of you might see it...and just maybe...it would "awaken" you to the thought of being "PROACTIVE" about your health!

Here's a link for more info on breast cancer!
Oh... and guess who will be WALKING in the local RACE FOR THE CURE walk EVERY YEAR!!

Sorry...not much of a "wordless" Wednesday!
Blessings and SWEAT!

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Bored... TRY BODYPUMP!!!

Check it out...BP will CHANGE your life!
TRY it...just click and find a class near you!
Click on All classes...then scan each one... BP is the man in the center holding the weights. Lot's of VARIETY to choose from.
What are you waiting for... it's time to get FIT, FIERCE, and FABULOUS!!!
Just DO IT...from the voice of Nike!

Monday, February 9, 2009


I stopped over at Simply Me and found a link to Cora. Please take a moment to bow your head and lift this little one up along with her family.
Hug your kiddos today and count your blessings.
My heart goes out to the Macs.

Use this day wisely and LIVE IT to the FULLEST!


Friday, February 6, 2009


I got Hugh, I mean Jackson strutting his stuff this morning! How cute are these?

Love the look!

Hope you have a FANTASTIC FRIDAY!!! Don't forget to workout...maybe go for a walk if the weather warms up a bit...we're expecting mid 50's! Finally after all that ice and snow...a break!

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Hot Mommas!!

This is what the owner of Jimmy Jeng's said on Tuesday night...but he was talking about the "spicy" food we all ordered!!

Just a few of the ladies that come sweat with me on MWF...they do look HOT! All that sweat is paying off!

We had a GREAT time...hot food (not having to worry about feeding everyone else), focused conversation...(some of it spicy too), and just a few hours to recharge the mommy batteries! Thanks to those able to make it!
(way more than just exercise... It's MOMMYHOOD!)

Here's a few pictures of hubby feeding Dane. Poor baby...that is Dane!

WHAT... You're leaving me???

Daddy's gonna Feed me?


Heading to the gym... BODYPUMP is calling my name!
What did you do today? Plan your next "Mom's NIGHT out"...tell me what you did and we can swap stories!

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009

Photo Tag WAR

Just teasing...but I've been offically "tagged" and this is the first time I'm actually going to follow thru...Mighty M should feel special! Check her out on the sidebar with the cute little red head baby boy! So cute. Ok back to business.... I had to choose the 6th folder and 6th picture in it...let's see what it is!

This is a picture of Jackson playing with our dog CJ in our first house. Jackson is about 1 and Cj is no longer allowed in the house. Hubby wouldn't have him coming in the "NEW" house. So now he's an "outside" dog...but with room to roam...invisible fence. Still not the same...this brings back some fun memories.

So now to "tag" some of you...6 is the magic number!
1. Knitty Bitty
2. And then there were Three
3. Quarter Mom
4. Give Away a Day
5. Duncan
6. Simply Me
Let's see what you got! Be fair and don't cheat...6th folder, 6th picture.

Oh and I'm so sore from doing BP yesterday with hubby...Mommy and Me class was a tough one today. My mind was jello...funny how routine keeps me "lined out". Hopefully for a GREAT BP class in the am.
Oh, how's the GOALS coming?

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Sunday, February 1, 2009

Power at LAST!!

Well...did anyone miss me? It was NOT by choice to be away from you this long... mother nature took over and dumped ICE and Snow all around us!!! We have been without power for 5 days!!! CRAZY!!! Luckily, my MIL had power so we camped out at her house...nice to be warm and have food...but still not my HOUSE! We stayed tucked away in our own house Tuesday when the first round hit and we still had power...but then EARLY Wednesday morning...3am to be exact I was awaken to the sound of CRACKLING limbs and then a THUD outside the window. Just then the lights went out...not fun...hubby out of town and I'm home with two little ones! BUT working on becoming FIT, FIERCE, and Fabulous...the FIERCENESS took over and I handled the situation! We even had french toast and hot cocoa that morning (gas stove)! I tried to wait it out until about 4:30 that day (that is 2 WHOLE days of being home...CRAZY for this momma!!), but finally gave in and headed for the MIL's house that evening. The house was getting cold and it's hard to entertain an almost 3 year old and 10 month old once the sun goes down...especially a cold house.
ANYWAY...I'm at home...cozy in my chair and getting ready to get in my OWN bed!! YEAH!!! How BLESSED we are to be warm, fed, and able to sleep in our house tonight. Count your blessings!!!

Oh, and if your wondering... I did miss going to the gym T, Wed, & Thursday...but made up for it on Friday, Saturday, and Today. Actually, today hubby took his FIRST ever Bodypump class....well it was me TELLING him what to do...more like a personal training BP session...but fun at the same time! Hope you got your sweat on too...this week will be pay back for many!
Snow pictures to follow....left the camera at the MIL's house.

Oh and I'm halfway into THE SHACK...getting really good!
Sleep well,

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