Friday, July 20, 2012

Dear Friday


Dear The Villages, Thank you for giving my husband a chance at this job, now please hire him :)

Dear Kinslee Grace, Mommy loves you so much and cannot believe how big you are getting. You are almost 2 months...slow down please.

Dear Bills, I loathe you!

Dear sister, We are so excited for your visit!

Dear Seamus, I hope your crazy spells of biting the air is not a sign of neurological issues. Hopefully it is just your anxiety.

Dear Vet, Please call me and give me the results to Seamus's blood tests and give me good news please. Oh and stop taking all our money.

Dear God, Thank you for everything in my life, the good and bad, I know you are working in our life to make us stronger.

Monday, July 16, 2012

10 more...

Kinslee is 7 weeks old and I am proud to say I only have 10 more pounds before I am back to my pre-pregnancy weight!! Even though I am excited to be back to my pre-pregnancy weight I would like to get down to my comfortable weight therefore I have a total of 17 more pounds to lose.

Starting today I will be working out more. I really haven't worked out besides walking but it is time for me to do more. My goals for this week is to walk/jog 6 miles, do Pilates 2 times and do a functional training workout 2 times.

Functional Training Workout 

10 push ups
 20 squats
20 burpies
20 dead lifts
20 mountain climbers
40 jumping jacks
30 second plank

Repeat 3 times

20 situps
20 bicycle crunches
20 reverse crunches 
20 swimmers

Repeat 3 times

What is your workout goals? Do you have any suggestions for workouts?

Have a great Monday :)

Sunday, July 15, 2012

15 Day Challenge: Day 15

Life of Love

I am sad that today is the last day of the challenge. I really enjoyed it and have found new blogs to follow. It also was a great way to get me in the routine of blogging daily.

What's the best compliment you've ever received?

I am not sure what the best compliment was I have ever received but the compliment that means more to me than anything is when my husband tells me that he and our daughter is blessed to have me as a wife and mommy. Those words make my heart smile and I love hearing them :)

I hope even though the challenge is over that you will continue to stick around my blog! 

15 Day Challenge: Day 14

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Ugghh I fell behind a day. My mom was here this weekend so I forgot to post Day 14.

If you were to only allowed to watch one movie for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?

Sweet Home Alabama is one of my favorite movies and I could watch it over and over with out getting tired of it. 

Friday, July 13, 2012

15 Day Challenge: Day 13

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List your favorites: song, quote, food, vacation spot, photo

My favorite song because it describes my life. My husband and I are livin on prayers :)

"Fear less, hope more;
Whine less, breath more;
Talk less, say more;
Hate less, love more;
And all good things are yours."
-Swedish Proverb

“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”
-Ashley Smith

I love food and have tons of favorites such as: chicken wings, sushi, Thai food, chip, salsa and queso, peanut butter, dark chocolate and sour patch kids :) 

My world!!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

15 Day Challenge: Day 12

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What are you most looking forward to in the next six months?

I am looking forward to all the first with my precious baby and moving back to Florida. Everyday Kinslee is changing and advancing in some way. It is an amazing experience to watch. Today she is 7 weeks and already laughs and giggles, she just started doing this on Tuesday. 

We are trying to move back to Florida because we want to be close to our family, we have no family here in Georgia. We have been putting applications in for my husband for firefighting jobs but have had no luck yet. We are trusting in God to open a door for us because we know Florida is where we need to be.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

15 Day Challenge: Day 11

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What is one thing you would never change about yourself?

There are two things that I would never change about myself. The first is the positive outlook in life. I can see the positive in most situations, I do not dwell on the negative very often. However, I am human so I do every now and again let negative things get me down but I do not allow it to linger very long. There are so many people that are negative and sometimes I do not understand how they live like that. 

The second thing is I do not hold grunges and am able to forgive fairly quickly. To me holding grunges is not good for a person or relationships in their lives. People often hurt my feelings because I am sensitive but I try very hard to think about the situation and see where they were coming from. Sometimes people do not mean what they say. Often times I say hurtful things but did not mean it the way it came out of my mouth. I defiantly have word vomit.     

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

15 Day Challenge: Day 10

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What is your most embarrassing moment?

Honestly I do not get embarrassed very often because I grew up with my uncles trying to embarrass my sister and I all the time. I have also dated many guys that would try to embarrass me and my husband loves to try to embarrass me in public. I hardly every get embarrassed any more but I think the most embarrassing moment in my life was when I was a junior in high school. I had a huge crush on this guy and he liked me as well. We were at his house with about 4 other people and we were walking down the hallway next to the laundry room and I slipped and fell on my butt. I guess the washer had leaked so there was a puddle. Once I stood up my butt was wet and looked like I had peed my pants and everyone of course made fun. If this was to happen now I would just laugh about it but then I was so embarrassed.   

I almost wish I had a better one for you but there ya go :)

Monday, July 9, 2012

15 Day Challenge: Day 9

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Describe the best day of your life to date.

The best day of my life, hands down is the day my daughter was born!! I can not even begin to describe the feeling of meeting your child for the first time. When the doctor put Kinslee on my chest for the first time I was in awe,I could not believe how beautiful she was and how god blessed me with this perfect baby. It was also amazing to see how my husband reacted (he cried, it was so sweet) when she was born. I could not imagine it being more perfect. Also seeing my family with Kinslee was great, their eyes lit up and I could see their hearts smiling. I have to say we are very blessed to have such a loving and supportive family.

Mommy's sweet baby girl!!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

15 Day Challenge: Day 8

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Describe the good, the bad, and the ugly about yourself.

I have a big heart and enjoy helping others. I am also a good listener. I can find the positive in most situations and I am a very happy person.

I curse a little too much for my liking. I am working on it though. Its not like every other word that comes out of my mouth is a curse word but I still think the small amount I do is too much! 

I also have a hard time sticking to things or finishing things. I too am working on this.

I hold things in and when I explode it is not pretty. When I explode I look like a psycho but I really am not just over it. 

Saturday, July 7, 2012

15 Day Challenge: Day 7

Life of Love

Recommend a good book for us to read.

I recommend the Queen of Babble series by Meg Cabot! I really enjoyed this series and in fact read these 3 books within 3 days. They are very easy reads and stir all your emotions. I laughed out loud so many times, I felt embarrassed Lizzie and at moments sad.


Friday, July 6, 2012

15 Day Challenge: Day 6

Life of Love

What is something you have always wanted to do but haven't? Why not?

I have always wanted to go on a huge shopping spree with a stylist! I haven't been able to do it cause I would need a good chunk of money and I have other priorities right now. The clothes do not have to be super expensive I just want a stylist to help me update my closet.

I also want to travel all over the world but again I have to have money for that. 

Thursday, July 5, 2012

15 Day Challenge: Day 5

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If you could have dinner with any five people, who would they be?

My 3 deceased Grandparents: Unfortunately all 3 of my grandparents died when I was young. I knew my grandparents as a child but I didn't get to know them as an adult. I would love to have dinner with all 3 to learn their stories, their struggles and their successes. The only things I know about my grandparents is what my parents tell me but I would love to learn more. 

Reese Witherspoon: I think I could be friends with Reese and learn a few things from her. She is a good person and has great style! I would just want to have dinner as friends not as a star struck fan.

Jillian Michaels: She is such a strong women but mostly I would want to ask her if you would train me to get fit. She is a huge inspiration to me because she struggled with weight problems as a child and over came it. I too have battled weight issues as a child but also have over come it but since having a baby I feel uncomfortable in my skin and am ready to get into shape. 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

Happy Birthday America!

It is Kinslee's 1st 4th of July and she will be 6 weeks tomorrow! Since she is so young we just stayed home all day playing and cuddling! We plan on watching fireworks on TV, daddy is at work. Since he is a firefighter he is making sure nothing catches on fire as the fireworks come down. 

We hope everyone has a great day and stay safe :)

15 Day Challenge: Day 4

Life of Love

What's Your Favorite Childhood memory?

As odd as this sounds I blocked out a lot of my childhood. I truly do not remember many things but out of the ones I remember my favorite is when my Grandma Helen would pick up my sister and I and spend the day with us. We would go to breakfast at a place called Alfie's, I remember my sister and I would get chocolate milk and at Alfie's they put whipped cream on the chocolate milk. We thought that was the best thing ever. After breakfast we would go to Macy's in the mall and our Grandma would buy us a beach towel a piece. Not just any beach towel, later in the day we would be going to see a new movie such as Pocahontas or Hunch Back of Notre Dame, she would buy us a towel that matched the movie we were going to see. After Macy's we would go back to her house and watch TV and play until the movie started. Those days were great and I am so glad I have held onto those memories and only wish there had been more days with her.  

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

15 Day Challenge: Day 3

Life of Love

Tell about an article of clothing that you are deeply attached to.

I am attached to my wedding dress. It is a very simple dress since we got married on the beach I did not feel the need for anything fancy. My wedding was the best day of my life. I keep my dress at my mom's house and maybe when my daughter gets married she can incorporate my dress into her's some how and if not that is fine too. 

Monday, July 2, 2012

15 Day Challenge: Day 2

Life of Love

Write a few six-word memoirs.

I am a mom and wife.

I am a huge dog lover.

I am a student studying Psychology.

I am a child of God!!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

15 Day Challenge: Day one

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Day One: List 15 fun facts about yourself

1. I am a stay at home mom and wife. I never thought I would love staying home but I do and do not want to go back to work any time soon.

2. I have never really been an athlete but after meeting my husband I have more of a desire to jog and work out. 

3. I am loving the Olympic Trials and can not wait to watch the Olympics.

4. I recently have become obsessed with lists. I am not sure what triggered it...maybe me forgetting everything helped that.

5. I cannot get enough of sour patch kids and dark chocolate.

6. I have a hard time finishing books if I lose interest.

7. I am in the middle of writing a 101 in 1001 List. Better late than never :)

8. I love coffee and sweet tea, the taste is yummy and the energy is great too.

9. My husband and I believe our dog understands what we say. We talk to him like he is a kid, we like to think he is half boy and half dog ;)

10. I will have a BS degree in Psychology in December but I still do not have a clue what I want to do with my life.

11. I love to carry on conversations with people. Everyone has a different story to tell and I truly believe we can learn something new from others.  

12. I enjoy watching cooking shows for inspiration for meals. I also can spend hours looking at recipes but hardly ever follow them completely. 

13. I have decided to make a cookbook. All my recipes will go in there and I will give it to my daughter when she moves out or gets married. 

14. I love doing crafts but hardly ever do them.

15. I hate socks, the only time I wear them is when working out or wearing boots.  

Sunday Social

Sunday Social

It's Sunday and I am linking up with Neely and Ashley for Sunday Social.

1. What is your favorite store to shop at? I love TJ Maxx, Target, Kohls and Buckle

2. If you could afford anything and everything, which designer brand would you covet? 
    I like Michael Kors

3. Must-have closet staple? Flip Flops, jeans, Khaki shorts, tank tops

4. Favorite kind of shoes? Flip Flops and Sandals

5. Best clothing deal you've ever gotten (sale or amazing find)? I am very cheap so I very rarely pay full price for clothes or shoes

6. Style you'd love to try? 

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Happy Sunday!