April 30, 2010
April 28, 2010
My son has in just a short 2 weeks completely outgrew anything Disney in regards to decor or clothing. He refuses to put on his Cars rain boots in front of his friends and his begging to get a new comforter set so his friends can go up to his room but right now its all (and I quote) "all baby stuff". I can't believe where are there.
I have also come to realize that for some freakin reason I only decide to straighten my hair when it is going to rain. Why? I have no idea I must like to self sabotage.
Gap lacy tank tops are NOT worth the money! I have pitched 3 of my brand new tops. They make me itch like crazy and if the rash on my back wasn't bad enough my complete disappointment in my favorite store was worse.
I found out after complete frustration with our family dry erase calendar that the magic eraser does no harm to the finish and cleans it like new. I am so geeked!
April 26, 2010
So I'm excited, I'm glad I'm making a little progress and then husband says "were going to Mexico in June, lets get hot and fit together". Oh man I do so well when I don't have to preform. I'm ecstatic to go trust me but know that the lack of breastfeeding occurring I also have a lack of ...ah hem... boobs. I now have to find a swimsuit with a small top and a large bottom. Three cheers for bottom half weight loss. Boo for boobie weight loss.
Weight last week - 158pounds
Weight this week- 152 pounds
April 22, 2010
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April 19, 2010
So the real update to my weight loss journey is the fact that I'm blogging about it again. I took quite a little break there. We moved and I said "alright I'll start my blogging again" and then I realized Lowes wasn't delivering our appliances for 2 weeks and this lead to A LOT of eating out, pizza, pasta, and subs. I think in that whole time frame I had a nice salad with tuna once. Also Easter was really recent so I have 3 unfinished baskets of candy floating around my house. My absolute horrible, smack me on the fanny behavior since then is when I am up at night with Adrian at 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. I grab a handful of M&M's because they are there and it makes me feel better about being awake. We just got our stove hooked up but no signs of the fridge (last I heard it was in customs). Alas we also got our grill so no more excuses I can cook out but still its a little difficult not to be able to run to the fridge in the kitchen and grab something you need instead of running outside where your leaving the milk. I digress. I did start a change to my workout since I don't have my Lifetime Fitness gym near me anymore (so sad). I am now doing the 30 day shred and I like it because its 20 minutes, it kicks my ass and I feel slightly less guilty about that handful of M&M's.
My last weight was 152 pounds and my current weight is ( I hate to write this) 158 pounds. So its back on the horse again and I hope I can stick to it but I will tell you, its hard to get in shape but its harder to get back in shape.
Now I still have a lot of hoops to jump through before I can make my big announcement but let me tell you when I do make it it is going to be HUGE! I'm excited about the potential for me and indirectly it will effect everyone else too.
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April 18, 2010
1. In high school I was most unlikley to have kids ( HA)
2. I could eat crab till I get sick and that has happened
3. I read about 10 books a year
4. I'm Mulatto
5. My dream job is to own an art gallery
5 Things about Ravi
1. He took time off after med school to be a valet, yes he was a Dr. valet
2. He hates yellow mustard, green peppers and pineapple
3. He's color blind
4. He's a mathmatician
5. He loves me ( cheesy? yes, but very true)
5 Things about Ethan
1. He is the best soccer player on every team he's been on thus far.
2. He still cuddles with momma
3. He is the messiest eater I have even seen.
4. He has horrible print but amazing cursive!
5. He has refused to take off his Wolverine shirt for 5 months ( he is wearing it in this picture)
5 Things about Kya
1. We keep a list of Kya-isms, like jumperine aka trampoline, stunk aka skunk
2. She loves asparagus
3. Wants hugs and kisses when she wants to be done eating (little weasel)
4. Absolute social butterfly, and bossy to boot
5. She has an overpowering sweet tooth
5 Things about Adrian
1. Hasn't slept through a single night since he was born
2. Loves to kick his legs
3. Screams and pounds on his tray when I don't feed him fast enough
4. Exclusively cloth diapered
5. Loves stroller rides
I would love to see some of my followers do a top 5 list for their family, leave a link to your blog in the comments!
April 15, 2010
April 14, 2010
Kya: Why do I have to hang up my shirts?
Mean mother: because you have to treat your clothes nicely and they don't belong on the floor.
Kya: Why can't they be on the floor in the closet?
Mean mother : because they get wrinkled and your not taking care of your things.
Kya: Well, I think their dirty so I'm going to put them in the laundry.
Mean mother: They are not dirty. HANG THEM UP!
Mean mother: Because I SAID SO.
Mean mother: please be quiet your brother is sleeping.
Kya: I think its time for him to wake up.
Mean mommy: no, its not please be quiet.
Kya: ::goes over and kisses his head::
Mean Mommy: What did I just tell you?
Kya: you said to be quiet, I didn't know I couldn't touch him.
Mean Mommy: :: the look::
Kya: Why can't I talk when he's sleeping, he's not awake and I'm talking now?
Mean Mommy: Because I SAID SO.
Mean mommy: Please eat your dinner so we can go for a walk before bed.
Kya: I'm so full and I don't want to get so full I puke. You don't want me to puke do you?
Mean mommy: Kya stop being dramatic and eat your dinner.
Kya: Why do I have to eat everything?
Mean mommy: because this is your dinner and you need to eat what your given.
Kya: What snack can I have later?
Mean mommy: nothing if you don't eat.
Kya: ::in a whiny voice:: but why do I have to eat everything?
Mean mommy: Because I SAID SO.
So like I said this is something I have been repeating not just in the past few days but for close to 8 years. I always said I would not resort to this quick finalized statement with my children and really explain the situation but I'll tell you I'm no saint and paitience wears thin some days so I do my best and saying "because I said so" is the nicest and easiest option sometimes!
My husband is a strong man, a brave man, a sweet man and the man of my dreams.
I decided that I will slowly start to reveal some aspects of my personal life but in my own time so that other mommies and whom ever else reads this blog can get to know me and possibly relate to some of my past situations in my life
This post is about my amazing husband. I feel like I'm throwing out every thesaurus term filed under "great" in reference to my husband but really there are just not enough terms to describe him. My husband Ravi came into my life when I was a single mother to two and had just bought a sapphire/diamond ring for myself signifying my independence and determination to not become tangled with men again. We are going to fast forward ...okay warp speed ahead, I'll tell the story of our courtship at a later time possibly.
So we didn't live together till we were married and introducing 2 children at the time (Ethan-6 and Kya-3) was for me a huge moment. Ravi at our wedding wrote vows to the children promising his love , commitment and encouragement to them ( not a dry eye in the house when he read them to the kids standing up with us). Since that day he has been above and beyond what I had anticipated and I had very high standards for him to meet. He loves them like they were his own and considers them blessings.
April 13, 2010
April 12, 2010
A break down of the pics from left to right top row first
The kitchen, the living room and entry way, the living room from upstairs balcony
The dining room, the basement bathroom, the basement (kids playroom)
So we are moved and I'm getting used to the country I hope to God that my allergies calm down and I am going to keep my stock in Claritin for awhile. I hope to keep up the blogging and I know that I will be posting a giveaway ( go ahead and eye roll) I am joining the bandwagon but I have so many sites I love that I really just want to share and help peoples independent business and not for popularity purposes I swear! On to the good times.