Monday, October 29, 2007

Tennis Drills happened! I got sucked into the world of tennis. I fought it...hard...but it won! I finally went to my first "tennis drills" today. I was so mad...I LOVED IT! I really didn't want to like it but I did. Ugh!
Now I can't wait to get back on the court. Darn you, tennis!

Weekend with Friends and Family

This weekend was fun! We had dinner Friday night with Jeffrey's dad, sister, & brother-in-law at a hole in the wall called Chilito's. It wasn't bad food...pretty good!
On Saturday, I had the Super Saturday Event. I had to leave early because of Jake's soccer game.
Here is a picture of me and Melissa (we had spent all of Thursday together...which was so much fun!).
My brother and Laura (his wife) met us at the game (along with Mimi & Pops). You should have seen Jake's face when we cheered for him. He would just stand there and look at us with a huge grin on his face! He didn't know what to do with all the attention!! We then went to Snuffer's (OK...I worked out 11 days straight...I needed an reward!) and walked around Southlake. Will had a game at 4:45pm which was a lot of fun, too! He played super hard (I think to show off for his Uncle John Mark). That night, we had smoothies from Jamba Juice (to counter act the Snuffer's cheese fries).
On Sunday, I got to sing at Kids' Village and we went for a LONG walk to the park (I think we walked for 1 1/2 hours...yikes!). We went to dinner last night at Applebee's (a first for us) was OK...not sure I'll go back, though.
That was our weekend in a nut shell! Monday came way too soon!

Pumpkin Patch...Revisited

Ok...I saw all the cute pictures of my friends' kids at the Pumpkin Patch so I decided to try it one more year. Let me just kids are officially too old. So sad!
Here are some cute pictures, though.
Can you tell they didn't want to take pictures?

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Find out what it means to me!"
Obviously, music is on the brain and I've now officially done way too many posts in one day! Sorry!
I had to "brag" real quick!
This month's Core Value at school is Respect. Guess who got the award for his class? WILL!!! We are so proud of him! He even got a free kids' meal to chick-fil-a which was used very quickly (CFA is a staple food in our home).
Will also got the Hawkeye Award which is awarded to one person from each class who shows kindness, is a good student, etc. each six weeks. Way to go, Will!
If that wasn't enough...he also got the Honor Roll (this is the first year they get that) for this 6 weeks! (He obviously gets that from his dad since his lowest grade was a 97)
AND...Perfect Attendance (which was an even bigger deal to him than all the rest...pretty funny, huh?)!!

Jake did super for his first 6 weeks in school, too! His grades were great, he got all greens for the month (didn't have a color change...a BIG deal to kindergarteners), and also got perfect attendance! Way to go, Jake!

Field Day

Here are some cute pictures from Field Day/Jog-a-thon last Friday. You can tell that Will is just like his mom...BOSSY! They both had a great time...of course! They could leave early (at 2pm) and go home with me. They didn't want to...they wanted to stay at school and ride the bus home. What? Who wants to stay at school? Obviously, they are doing great in school...just like their dad....SMART!


"First Class, Up In the Sky, Drinking Champagne, Living the Life..."
Well, not doing any of these things but I had to tell you a cute story!
For my birthday, the boys wanted to get me a Fergie purse (because they know how I like Fergie and do they!)! Yes, she has her own line of purses. Jeffrey couldn't find them in time but brought home one for me two days ago.
Here is what it looks like: Is that not the ugliest thing you have ever seen? Jeffrey said it was the cutest of them all. Guess how much it cost? $148!!! I am not kidding!!! Fergie can sing great but her taste is not so "GLAMOROUS". The material is like something you would expect from JC Penney's (no offense JP) in the junior's department. It will be going back to Dillard's....

10 Day Slim Down

Melissa and I started a 10 Day Slim down last Tuesday. I can already see results! We're doing Turbo Jam and it is really fun! Two nights ago I couldn't sleep because the music kept playing in my head! Ugh! Can't wait to see what happens at the end of 10 days (well, it might be closer to 12 Days)! Here is what I am talking about:

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Super Saturday Event

Want to find out more about what I am up to these days? Join me for some fun!!! It's FREE!!! Who can pass up FREE lunch?

My Own Money

It has been almost 8 years since I've had "my own money". I know...Jeffrey's money is my money and vice-versa BUT I haven't contributed monetarily to the "pot" since Will was born. Thankfully, that has changed!
With helping people through Million Dollar Body, I have been able to make "my own money". I now have my own business account which is SO MUCH FUN! I enjoyed getting my hair done (which costs $120...did you know that? crazy!), buying some new clothes (I love Forever 21!), going to visit my friend Melissa in Iowa, and taking my friends to lunch.
My goal now is to save money to purchase all the Christmas presents this year (Jeffrey has a BIG family so it gets expensive)! Isn't that cool? I am so grateful! I get to do something I love AND help my family out while doing it! It is nice to see work pay off. I now have over 1000 customers that I can help achieve their weight loss goals while they help me do the same (I was able to cancel my $100/month gym membership because I love doing the MDB workout videos at home). Pretty fun, huh?

Sick Boy and a Toddler

Jake is sick! He started complaining yesterday (on our way to Will's soccer practice) that he had a sore throat. He said it had started hurting the day before (why didn't he tell me?) I immediately thought, "Strep". Will was the exact same age when he started getting strep throat (and he has had it several times). October is the month when my kids ALWAYS get sick (March is another month). It must be something in the air. Most Halloweens my kids have had fever so we've spent them inside...watching the kids come and go while we sat inside.
We took Jake to the doctor last night and sure enough...he had "strep". Jeffrey said the nurse and the doctor said, "Eew" when they looked in his throat. Poor thing! He inherited getting strep from his mom (I finally had my tonsils out when I was almost 24). So, he is home today and very sad. He wanted to go to "Computer" today (which is the "specials" class for the day). No fever today yet but we'll keep you posted.

I have a toddler in the house. Did you know that? He is 13 months old and is into everything. I can't keep my eyes off of him because he will get into everything! He has to be occupied every second. The object is to wear him out so he sleeps well at night so we spend time going on walks 2+ times a day. He does nap pretty well so that is good. He still tries to wake up around 5:30am but we've managed to keep him in bed until around 6:30am. He can't go past that time because he is ready for his day to begin. Unfortunately, my "toddler" is my dog Eli. I do not have the patience I would if he was another child but lately it feels like we have another child. I wish I would have just had another child...

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Happy Birthday to Me!

Yesterday was my 34th birthday! Can you believe it? I woke up with my children and husband in my face with presents and cards!! What a great way to start your day!! After I opened the presents to find some cutie pie shoes (black pumps) picked out by my eldest son and a cute dress (brown banana republic dress) picked out by my husband, we were off to CB (our code for Corner Bakery which just opened on Monday) to have some breakfast. Yummy!
I dropped off the boys and headed home to go for a run with Eli! I thought about how I wanted to have some time with God outside enjoying His beauty. When I got home, I found a "surprise" left by Eli in his cage! Ugh! Not on my birthday!!! I put his leash on and headed for the "hills" to run. He threw up twice on my run but I kept running (I know...I'm mean...but he has a weak stomach and just ate something bad). When it started to get a little watery from the other end...I decided it was time to take him to the vet! So, that put me late for my birthday events! I bathed him, bathed myself, and took him to the vet. They let me drop him off (thank goodness) and I was hopeful I would never see him again (just kidding...kind of).
My sweet friend Julie picked me up after I finished getting dressed and we ran to the Nike store to return some things and I got my first tennis skirt! I'm going to drills on Monday...wish me luck!
Then, we were off to Brio in Southlake for lunch. I organized my own birthday lunch. I know that is so way dorky BUT I wanted an excuse to hang out with my friends...all of them. Sharon (my cousin), Julie, Shelly, Jean, and Sara were able to come (others sent their best wishes but couldn't make it) and we had so much fun! Thank you, girls!
Can I tell you how many calls and e-mails I got from my sweet friends (and family) all over the country (even my high school friends)? I am so blessed! Thank you so much for making me feel special on "my day"!!
Last night, we went to Uncle Julio's for dinner after picking up Eli at the vet (who was fine but had just eaten something that made his stomach upset...but who has a double ear infection). Yummy again! Did I say I ran that morning?
Anyway, it was a great birthday! Thank you again for making it so special!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

I've Been Tagged...but I can't play the game!!!

I've been tagged by my sweet friend Kim. Unfortunately, I am unable to play the game. When Jeffrey set up my blog, he said I wasn't allowed to write about him. So, the questions from the game are all about him. Sorry! I will ask him again if I can so stay tuned!

Terry The Turtle

Terry the Turtle spent the weekend with us this past weekend. Terry gets to go home with a lucky student each week from Jake's class. You take him with you all weekend and then do a scrapbook at the end to tell about your adventures. Here are some pictures (I can't begin to tell you how hard it was to get these on this computer!)

Help! I have a new computer!!

Have you missed me? Well, I am now back and somewhat running. Why somewhat, you ask? I have a new computer and it doesn't like me!
Background...2 Sundays ago my sweet husband decided to add memory to my computer. He was dying to get a new one but the sensible side in him said, "Just put in more memory and it will be fine." I'm not sure if it was the "putting in the new memory" or the "vaccuuming out the inside" that did it fried the mother board (I don't really even know what a mother board is but that is what the guy from the Geek Squad said it was). Bless Jeffrey's heart! I really don't think he did it on purpose (although he has been drooling over the new Apple computers for some time now).
So, we bought a refurbished Apple from the Apple site. I have not used an Apple since college and it is giving me fits! Crazy! I don't like change and this is a BIG ONE!
I have pictures to post but I don't know how to get them on the computer...sorry! Maybe I'll learn soon.
I don't have a calendar (because it was on my last computer) so if I miss a scheduled event...sorry!!
I am sort of out of sorts!!
Please be patient...I have a new computer!