Thursday, December 27, 2007

More Info on Christmas...

So, it has been a while since I have posted. I've been busy (along with the rest of the world).
Last Thursday, the boys had their school "holiday" party (to be Politically Correct). On Friday, we hung out as a family and watched the 2007 DVD I made (with pictures from the past year put to music) for Jeffrey. It was fun!
On Saturday, we met Jeffrey's family at Chuck E. Cheese (jealous?...ha ha!) for Ty's birthday. After CEC, we went to Toby & Michele's house for birthday cookie. After that, it was time to open Christmas presents with Papa Jerry. The boys were very excited! That night, they spent the night for a "Cousin Sleepover". Jeffrey and I had a quiet evening together and had breakfast out the next morning.
On Sunday, we went to Ft. Worth to see my grandparents. Jeffrey bought Granddad a t-shirt from A&M (G'dad had forgotten that Jeffrey went to A&M) and he put it on. I'm pretty sure that was the first t-shirt my granddad had ever worn I think!
On Monday, Jeffrey had to work (bummer). My parents got here around 1pm. Papa took the boys to see Alvin and the Chipmunks while mom and I got to get a mani/pedi! Yippee! After that, we went home to make dinner. We had tamales, enchiladas, and all the trimmings. Yummy! We all piled in the car and went to look at Christmas lights, got in our pjs, and then opened the boys presents from my parents. No church this year...don't tell anyone! We had limited time with my parents so we took advantage of it. Jeffrey gave me his "big" present. Guess what it was? He bound all of my blog entries for the past 1 1/2 years! Can you believe that??? So stinkin' thoughtful! I didn't even know he cared about my blog!!! I love having all the entries put together! He took off a day of work to do it. It took him 4 hours at Kinko's!! What a sweetie!!!
Jeffrey put the boys to bed as I frantically went with my dad to find some canned green beans! I had been to the store every day but forgot to pick up the green beans for the green bean casserole I was supposed to take to Mimi's house! Yikes! All grocery stores were closed! I e-mailed a few friends and Jean came through! She had frozen green beans which worked perfectly! Whew!
On Tuesday, the boys woke up at 5:45am (yes, I typed that correctly). They were excited to find their presents (see pictures) and we had a yummy "breakfast buffet" together. It was nice. At 11am, we went to Mimi and Pops house and said goodbye to Nana and Papa (they went to Memaw & G'dad's house). The kids were so excited to show their cousins their new presents and played until about 6pm!
Yesterday, we stayed in our pajamas all day long! Yes, I mean all day long! It was so great and relaxing (poor Jeffrey had to work!)! I even put away all the Christmas decorations!
But...Christmas isn't over yet! We still have Christmas with Mimi & Pops again on Sunday! Stay tuned for more pictures...

Christmas in Review...

Saturday, December 15, 2007

A Couple Pictures from the wedding...

Bridesmaid Tea Party

My friend, Lindsay, is getting married today. She is a teacher at Will & Jake's school, Will's teacher's roommate, and also goes to our church. I mentored her a little last year before she found "her man". She is precious and we share a love for tea. We thought it would be cute to have a Tea instead of a luncheon for her bridesmaids. Here are the pictures (I am very proud of my flower arrangements)....

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

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Monday, December 10, 2007

First Concert

On Friday night, the boys went to their first Concert!! Point of Grace had a Christmas concert in Ft. Worth so we decided to go (along with some of our friends).
After driving in traffic for 1 hour and 45 minutes, we met our friends at Prima's (I think that was the name of it) for dinner.
Here are some pictures (I am not naming their names because they have stalkers)...

The boys are 6 weeks apart and we've been friends with their mom since I was a freshman in college. The kids love being together even when it is just 2 times a year or so! And, of course, Jake likes any pretty girl!!!

The Concert was great and the kids made it through most of it! We also decided to sponsor 2 more kids through Compassion International.

At intermission, we got to go backstage and talk to "the girls". It was so good to see them! They did a great always!!!

If you haven't heard of Point of Grace, you should check out this great! They're new album really is good. "You Are Good" (track #6, I think) is my favorite. Powerful words!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

What is a "Coach"?

People have been asking me what I've been doing.  "Well, I'm a 'Coach' for a fitness company", I reply.  As we start talking, I begin to explain that I get paid to workout!  Isn't that nuts?  I get paid to be healthy!  I get paid to be an example to others!  I sounds crazy!  It is true!
I try to live a healthy (albeit not PERFECT because I LOVE food that isn't good for steps) lifestyle and encourage others in their journey ( is a journey, isn't it?) to do the same.
It has been such a blessing to me and my family.  I didn't have to get a "job" because I'm making great money doing something I love!! 
The best part is, unlike any other "home based business" I've heard about, I don't have to sell ANYTHING to my friends OR have a "Home Party".  Yea!!!  My customers all come from the company.
So far, I have 1150 customers.  Only about 1 a week e-mail me with questions about the program so that part isn't difficult or time consuming.  So...I am kept accountable and get paid for doing it!  Yippee!
If you know of someone who would like to get paid for being an example to others...let me know!  If you are already working out...why don't you get paid for doing it?  If you need some accountability to get in shape,  why don't you get paid for doing it?  It is that simple!
Join me for changing our world to become more healthy!  Tons of my friends and family have joined me already!

Monday, December 03, 2007

Deceptively Disgusting

After probably 10+ hours of cooking last week...I've decided that I'm going to throw away the "Deceptively Delicious" cookbook away! Not only did I spend way to much time cooking...the food wasn't that good AND my children still cried about what I served! Ugh!
I'm sure it would be much better if my oldest was 4. There were some helpful suggestions, however, of what children need (fiber, etc.) and how to cook certain things to make them healthier. For now...I just need to make my kids eat veggies and have them get over it!
Here is what my kitchen looked like...

Taking pictures with Eli...