Sunday, December 19, 2010

Project 365 ~ {another} 2 Weeks Worth!

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A Picture a day for 365 days...a year's worth of fun! I hope you have as much fun seeing a peek into my week as I am posting about it!

Sunday we had lots of help getting smaller things from old house to new house. My mom and I spent a lot of time getting the kitchen together.

Monday we had our first dinner in our new house...what's better than pizza?!

And since we had little, very little, furniture in the house we blew up our air mattress to sit on, or in this case...snooze on!

Tuesday~312/365 This was ONE pile of stuff for drop off at Goodwill...we have made 3 HUGE trips so far with at least 1 more to go.


The weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas are the hardest for kindergartners and kindergarten teachers...they are hyped up on toys and commercials and Santa and everything Christmas that it is so hard to focus. Sadly they had a few not so good choice days...this was one of those days...everybody ended up on sad!

Thursday~314/365 I finally put up the Christmas tree {at the new house}...


Our new house the day before we moved in

Saturday~316/365 Saturday brings us to moving day...we had 7 football players, 3 coaches, 3 trucks, and 1 trailer to help us took less than 3 hours...this is the after pizza party for all those who helped out! So glad I married a football coach!


In our old neighborhood, the boys very rarely played outside...we had been in our new house less than a day and they already had tons of friends! They came looking for Brendan and Colin while we were at church!! They have played outside with their new friends everyday since we have moved in.

Monday~318/365 Monday December 13, 2010 brings us to the boys' first semester band concert. They both did AWESOME! Brendan plays the trumpet and Colin plays the trumpet. Here they are after the concert with their band teacher, Mr. H.

Tuesday~319/365 I finally started putting things up on the walls and this house is beginning to feel like home... happy sigh...

Wednesday~320/365 Gingerbread {or graham cracker} Houses built by my kindergarten class...a yearly tradition.

Thursday~321/365 Thursday I baked banana bread and made cookies for my fellow kindergarten teachers for Christmas.

Friday~322/365 This is what I got from my Secret Santa on Friday...YUM! This is my most favoritest kind of candy in the whole entire wide world...and you can only get it at Christmas time. Thanks were a great Secret Santa!

Saturday~323/365 Last minute picture so I could have a Saturday picture...Ryan eating taco salad right outta the bowl!

This is what Sara says on her blog about Project 365...
"I am attempting to take one photograph each day of this next year. My hope is to be able to slow down and see the small things, become a better photographer and to be reminded of the many blessings God sends my way! "

Well said Sara...thanks for letting me tag along!
Join in with Sara...It's not to late to join the fun!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Getting My Skinny On

So this past summer I was at the heaviest weight I have ever been. I felt gross. I felt disgusting. I didn't fit into any of my clothes. I ate everything; I mean everything. I was ready for a change, but if you know me then you know change scares the crap outta me! So I went to my doctor for help. She talked to me and put me on a weight loss program. She also gave me an appetite suppressant (when I needed the extra help and kick start it, she said). I meet with her monthly for my weigh in and check up as well as a lesson in nutrition. I have learned portion control and have stopped eating just to eat and this is what happened...

...42 pounds less...

{so far!!}

I couldn't be happier...
This is the weight I was before I got preggy with Brendan...
11 years ago...
...I am now in the size that I wore when I got married...

Never in a million years did I think I could do this!

Here I am with my friend & trainer Tiff

...she is the one who helped me find my confidence...

...she is the one who helped me find my energy...

...she is the one who helped me find my sexy!!

Thanks Tiff!

Monday, December 6, 2010

California OR Bust!


Friday November 12, 2010
On the road to Buena Park, CA at 5am
Arrive at Knott's Berry Farms at noon
Me & the boys waiting in line to ride...
...THIS...I love me some roller coasters!

The boys racing to ride...

...THIS...I rode it too...SO.MUCH.FUN!

And then onto the Supreme Scream with Kerry...straight up...and straight down...
We had such a great time playing all day. After a fun filled day riding the coasters we headed back to the hotel for Subway and rest. Big day on Saturday...GAME DAY!

Saturday November 13, 2010
Cobras vs. Cypress

Before heading to the field...meeting in the lobby for a pre game pep talk

Warming up

Let the game begin...

It was a great game...we came out strong...we scored on the first drive of the game


The half time pep hearing the passion in the voices of these boys

Brendan getting some sideline coaching from the Defensive Coordinator

Colin getting ready to snap the ball

And the season is over...
We played with heart...we played with passion...we played hard
in the end we fell short...

The sadness lasted a few short minutes
Grandma & the boys

Me & my was a bittersweet end to a great season
...and sadly this will be the last season that the boys will be Cobras...they will both be moving up to Pee Wee next season...onto bigger and better things...from Cobras to CATS!

We weren't back at the hotel for more than a minute before the team headed to the pool for some spashin' around

After an afternoon of fun in the sun at the pool the team headed to
Medieval Times

We had never been to one before, but it was so much fun!

Our group all received blue crowns to wear; we later found out that this was the color of knight we would be cheering for during the tournament.
My mom, me and the boys before the show

While we ate the show went on...there were 8 was a great show

Sunday November 14, 2010
On our way outta town, back to reality, we stopped at Newport Beach to play for an hour or so. The plan was to walk on the beach and collect shells...

uummm...yea...that didn't last too long!

We had such a fantabulous time in Cali!
Thanks to Grandma for coming along and cheering on the Cobras!

Saturday December 4, 2010
Cobras Football Banquet
The boys will all of their coaches

The boys with Coach Steve
This is their 3rd year with Coach Steve as Cobras...
Thanks for a great 3 years...we will miss you!

...AND NOW...
...Until Next Season...