Thursday, May 24, 2012


So I finally started my new job. I have to say that though I miss my babies, I really do love my job. The residents their are all so sweet. I just want to adopt them all as my grandparents! They are wonderful people. The staff is great. It is the only place that I have worked that isn't full of drama and backstabbing people. I thank God that He placed me there!

Sesame Street Live

I have just got to say how extremely cute Sesame Street Live is! We won tickets to take Kaden to see it. We took his little friend, Emma (age 4). They laughed and sang. The best part was seeing their little eyes light up seeing their favorite Sesame Street friends! It was the greatest prize pack I have ever won. I feel very blessed that I was able to do this with my son.

He got cotton candy that was bigger than his head! I love it!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

This really is it...

I have been on a sweets rampage lately. Today was my last day eating and doing what I want. I have started Zumba and let me just say that it kicked my butt. I have started tracking my food with myfittnesspal. I have lost 3 pounds but want to kick it into high gear and want to encourage others to do so too. So today I am going to be brave. I am going to reveal every step of this journey with. I am not going to hold anything back. Feel free to leave comments (encouragements, hates, whatever). This mama is going to bring sexy back and be healthy doing it.

I haven't gotten to measure myself yet, I plan to do that this weekend. But my weigh-in this morning was 188 pounds. Now this is coming from a woman who weighed 110 pounds soaking wet 4 years ago when I got pregnant with Kaden. I gained 110 pounds with him due to undiagnosed gestational diabetes. We know that I had it because he was an 8 pound 2.8 ounce preemie! I went from a size 2 to a size 16. I don't even know what pants size I wear now, because I am too ashamed to try on anything other than my maternity clothes, which do not fit right by the way.

Well Ladies and Gentlemen

I did it! I got a job. I am so thrilled to say that the hours of this position still allow me to be home with my boys most of the day and all of the night! I will miss them while I am at work, but I won't have to be gone too long :)

Now I have to:
Get the house spotless
Get my hair cut
Wash all of my scrubs
Wash my sneakers
Practice getting up early
Go to bed at a decent hour
Get the boys on a schedule
Find a sitter
Get the pets on a routine
Still find time to get these workouts in
Still got to find blog time!

Oh my achy brain!

Sunday, May 13, 2012


Last Week:

Take another shot at those toys
Kaden's A-F and a-f and 1-4 (getting better)
Get Eythan standing more
Pray for my family daily

Start exercise and healthy eating
Drink 8 glass of Water ( 2 glasses is better than none)
Read a book a week (not quite)

Clean out linen closet
Get garage sale items labeled
Keep Flying

This Week:

Get a routine going with the kids
Spend at least 1 hour a day doing "school" with Kaden

Squeeze in 5 30 minute workout sessions
Stay with in my calorie range
Lose 2 pounds
Finish Book

Happy Mothers' Day

Happy Mothers' Day to all of the mothers out there. Even though this holiday is one created by Hallmark, it is a well deserved holiday. We are everything to our children: chef, taxi driver, maid, therapist, doctor, dry cleaner, personal assistant, tutor, event planner, ect. We don't get paid. We don't get days off or sick days. We rarely get told thank you. But those sticky little kisses and big ole hugs make all of the activities worth it.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Grey's Anatomy

Okay Ladies and Gentlemen... Greys Anatomy, any thoughts? I love that show so much and am glad it is coming back for another season. They have announced though that a beloved character is going to die. Who though??? I have heard rumor that it is Derek or Zola. I don't think the show will make it without Shepard and they should not kill another kid off. I seriously cried for over 20 minutes when the preemie died (could be because all of my boys were preemies and I am so deeply connected to that, but...).

I would love to hear your thoughts on the show!!!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

FlyLady Day 22

Still Making Her Proud!


  • Toast and Jelly
  • Omelets
  • Biscuit and Gravy
  • Bagels
  • Zucchini/ Blueberry, Sweet Potato/Cinnamon Apple, Yellow Squash/ Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
  • Baked Oatmeal
  • Left Overs

  • Soup Beans, Greens, Dip Dogs, Mac and Cheese
  • Pot Roast With Carrots and Potatoes
  • Beanie Weenie Casserole
  • Grilled Chicken with Veggies
  • Chicken Salad
  • Pork Chops and Veggies

My Freebox

My freebox made me happy this week:
* $5 Amazon Gift Cards times 2
* $10 Suntan City Gift Card
* $25 CVS Gift Card
* $8 Dunkin Donut Gift Card
* 2 bags coffee

Busy Week...

This week I am taking on cooking a real meal every night. I am also starting a new schedule with the boys. I am working on it, but Kaden is really honary this week so it isn't going as well as I thought it would. I am also preparing to return to work, My head is spinning. You may not get a post every day, but most days! I have also taken on a volunteering position as Community Outreach Manager for Knoxville Mommies, a subgroup of The Mommies Network. So now I have a bunch of research and events to plan! My life is busy but I love it.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Lindor Chocolate

Love chocolate. Love everything about chocolate. Most moms do! As a BzzAgent I have access to a coupon for chocolate! Rewarding all moms this Mother's Day! Click for $1-off an irresistibly smooth LINDOR truffle.

Flylady day 17

I have made you proud once again! This is getting easy. You would really be proud of me, FlyLady, I am getting rid of over 30 boxes of things tomorrow in a yard sale! This should be interesting!

I will post pictures soon!

Maxwell House Drops of Good Community Project.

Mawell House is giving a community center a $50,000 renovation! Vote here for your choice.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Dear Flylady, I love you!

I am right on schedule~! My house is no longer in CHAOS with all that mess! Thank you fly lady~!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

FlyLady day 14

She is a lady after my own heart. I am obsessed with calendars! I am glad to see her write an essay about it! I made you proud today FlyLady!

I am very very behind!

I ended up at the hospital with Eythan last night. He is sick sick little boy right now. He has been really cranky and not letting me do much. But I am trying to catch up.