Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Happy Birthday .....

I can't believe that it's been 11 years since Elijah was born! It seems like only yesterday that he was just a little boy. I can't even remember what those days were like...they seem SO long ago! And yet at the same it was just yesterday...if that makes any sense at all. Lij was such a good baby. So quiet and easy going. He would sit for hours and hours and just play quietly or draw or read books. I never had to worry that he was getting into something he shouldn't. I loved to sit with him and read or draw or do crafty things (he still loves to do that). Now, he's so grown up. His voice is changing..yikes...he's into music (Michael Jackson), girls (not ready for that), he's so smart and creative. He loves to learn and draw. He's such a sensitive soul...very kind and generous (although not always so with his brother)! I am truly blessed and very proud that this young man is my son :)

Today, Mikey and I made him a cupcake cake. It was actually Mikey's idea. He saw the picture on the back of the cake mix box and asked if we could make it. Luckily, we still had some cupcake liners so we decided to give it a try! I think it came out pretty good! Lij LOVED it! He said it was the best cake I'd ever made! LOVE him for thinking so! We aren't doing anything "big" today...just having cake and icecream after dinner which will be Domino's pizza per Lij's request :) On Saturday, we will have Chon and the kids over and Miguel is getting him an ice cream cake from Baskin Robbins. We'll order pizza that day too and Lij wanted to rent a movie to watch at home. Nothing big, just us hanging out together which is what I like. I'm so thankful that Elijah is just like that and satisfied with whatever he has. Anyway, here's a couple more pics we took of Lij blowing out his candles :)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Some more pages...I'm at 96 now....

Just wanted to share some recent pages. For some reason, I'm not "feeling" the scrappy mojo and my pages are feeling forced :( I want to scrap so badly, but the ideas and inspiration are just not coming!

Still working out. I still haven't weighed myself so not sure how many more pounds, if any, I have lost. I did do my measurements the other day and took note of those. Too bad I didn't do that when I very first started working out and dieting! I know that I've lost lots of inches, but it would be nice to know exactly how many. Went to class at church w/Laura again yesterday. Brother James wasn't there again so Joe I think his name was led the class. He did show up after class to tell us about some changes to the class schedule and he showed me and Laura this cool new class he's going to start w/resistance bands! I'm really looking forward to that one! Anyway, the workout was HARD! But good! REALLY good workout! My legs are feeling it today. Going to the gym later this afternoon. Also went on Tuesday. I'm hoping to go tomorrow as well as on Saturday and rest on Sunday. What else? Lij started school this Monday. He says he likes it and that he thinks he will have a good year since he knows everyone now. I'm happy to hear that because we had some issues last year with certain kids picking on him throughout the year. We are still getting used to the whole waking up early routine. So far, it's kicking my butt! lol I am NOT a morning person. And last night, I didn't get to bed until midnight because I was watching a Tyler Perry movie on TBS. I LOOOOVE me some Tyler Perry!! I have watched quite a few of his movies and just LOVE them all! I think I'd like to try to buy all the ones I've seen so far. LOL Just another thing to buy!

Well, I think that's all for now! :)

Friday, August 14, 2009

A Little Bit of Scrapping....

I got two pages done yesterday. One was a lift of a page Chon did just a while back...not sure if hers was a lift off someone else. The other was a lift of an neighbor, Sassy2000. I like the way both of them turned out!This puts my LO count at 93 for the year.
Not much else has been going on. Still working out and going to the gym. I went to exercise class with Laura on Monday and Wednesday. Wednesday was a GOOD, hard workout! We sweated our butts off! I haven't weighed myself in over a week I think. Trying to stay away from that because it's discouraging to not see the drop in pounds when I know I'm working out hard. So I'm just concentrating on the fact that I do see a change in the way my body looks and feels and the way my clothes is fitting way loose! I think I'll wait until the end of next week to weigh myself again.
Lij goes back to school on Monday. My baby is in the 6th grade now! WHERE does the time go? So proud of him! It will still be the same school he was going to last goes up to 8th grade. So it won't be "that" much of a transition. Not looking forward to waking up early again...I am NOT a morning person!
Can't think of anything else new to write so that's all for now! :)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Some scrappy time...

Geez! I hadnt' scrapped a thing since Chon and I had our Scrapapalooza! I don't even know why! I just can't seem to find the time during the day with both kids here and by the time they are in bed, I am pooped and don't feel like scrapping at all! I'm still too lazy to upload my pages from that weekend, so if anyone wants to see them, you can pop on over to my gallery :)

So I did two pages today...took me a couple of hours, but I'm very happy with the way they both turned out. Both were lifts from some new mags I just got last weekend: the new Scrapbooks Ect and the new CK. I had given up on CK, but I found quite a few pages in there that inspired me. This puts my LO count at 91 for the year.

I'm still working out. AND I lost TWO more pounds...YAY me!! That makes a total of 12 lbs in about six weeks time. I think that's pretty good! I'm dieting too....cutting out breads, rice, pasta...all the good stuff, but it's so motivating to see the pounds coming off and the inches...I am losing me some inches!! I even went with my friend Laura to a work out class at her church on Monday and I have to say, I didn't know that I was going to get a good workout that day since the class was only 30 minutes long and I usually spend about 2 hours at the gym, but let me tell kicked my BUTT!! I think it was because it was alot of jumping....and running in place...alot of impact on my ankle and that was not good! I hit the gym yesterday too and I did AWESOME....really pushed myself and I managed to do 2 miles in 25 mins on the Elliptical. And I did 2 miles on the treadmill in 35 mins, but I am feeling it and paying for it now. I am SO sore and my ankle is hurting me badly! I iced it on Monday and last night and I think I need to again. I "was" going to the gym today, but decided not to. I think I need to let my legs rest and recuperate.

Oh and speaking of my friend Laura...I've known her since Elementary school...1st grade I think and we just found each other on Facebook a while back...well, we've reconnected with alot of our old classmates. But my sis and I got together for lunch with her and another friend we've known since grade school last week and it was a blast! We spent six hours there at Sea Island just chatting and LAUGHING...boy, did we laugh! We talked about so many of them being religion and after saying that I'd kind of lost interest at the church we've been attending (Miguel and I), my friend Laura invited me to her church. So I went with her to a service on Sunday and all I have to say is "WOW!" I can't even describe how moved I was and how much I felt that this was "home". I felt like that was what I had been searching for all this time. And while I liked going to Catholic mass with Miguel and the kids and I loved listening to Father Michael give the sermon, I think my experiences there had become stagnant. I was not getting anything out of it or feeling moved or movitated..nothing. My friend and I even decided to join one of the Women's retreats that her chuch is having!! I know! I'm excited about it! And we get to bunk in the same cabin! This isn't until September, but I'm looking forward to it! So, we have become church buddies and as long as she will have will be going to church together :)

What else?? I think that's pretty much it for now...I think I'm going to try to scrap some more since I have nothing else to chores, no cleaning...nothing. The kids are here playing Xbox so I can watch them and scrap at the same time! More later :)