Tuesday, August 25, 2009

#4 - The Cat's Out of the Bag

Contrary to the pattern we have set with our last two children, this was actually planned. It looks like late April/early May.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Please Excuse Me...

I have to toot my own horn for a minute...

I was going through some shots that I accidently erased and found this:

OK, I did crop it a bit to get rid of Ken's GIGANTIC head. Just kidding, I did crop it and cut out Ken's head but only because I wanted to get a closer view. :) Anyway, compare this shot with this picture taken almost 4 years to the day...

Do you even know which person is me? I'm that fatty who just had a baby wearing the black shirt and red/purple skirt.

Are you freaking kidding me??!?!

I need to keep this picture and look at it often just so I can make myself feel good. I've lost over 45 lbs since then. Holy Crackers and Cheese!!! That's crazy!!! Seriously I have kids that weigh less then that.

I'm glad. This picture was seriously the motivation I needed tonight. We recently started our diets again (OK, everyone get their mutual laugh out of the way. We are constantly starting our diet again. We know it.) and I have been having a really tough weekend. Ben literally had to force feed me sausage for breakfast and a steak for dinner. I had to gag it down. I so did not want to eat that but after seeing this progress I am ready to eat a whole cow. Raw. Bring it on!!!

Maybe I should go to the gym instead of edit photos right now...

Monday, August 17, 2009

Spider Monkey is Starting School

Uly's first day of school was today. When I say first day of school I really mean it. He didn't go to preschool or any other type of formal school. He started kindergarten today and was so excited. He woke up this morning and the first thing he said to me was, "Mom, I'm so EXCITED!!!" It was adorable. When I pick him up today, I can't wait to here how his morning went.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Yummy Pea Salad

My aunt made this super yummy pea salad at our family reunion. I thought some of you might like it. If you make it you will not be disappointed!!!

This picture of my nephew Matt doesn't really have much to do with this post. I just like it.
What a smile!

Friday, August 07, 2009

Reunion, Summer, Updates...

Gar & Dad
Gar & Dad Surprise
I don't want to cross post here so I'm not going to repeat everything I recently wrote on MomShots. If you want to see a few shots from our summer adventures and recent family reunion check out these links.