Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Wii Fit is so brutally honest...

Ok, so this is the big turning point for me. Yesterday I moped around because I jumped on the Wii fit and thought, maybe I will check on my weight. We don't own any scales in the house so I had no idea... I do know that I couldn't fit in my size 8 pants anymore and had to size up to a 10... yup... a 10. What's even crazier is my mom is a 10. She likes her pants booty tight though and she looks fantastic in them!

Anyhow, the Wii was cruel and so brutally honest. So it gave me the BMI and said... "Overweight." What!? What the heck?! Then I saw the line shot up the screen as I have gained a whopping 8 pounds within 30 days... whoa.

Sooo after many, many years of anti-diets and anti-exercise regimens it's time. It's time to face the music... turning 30 this year and my body has had enough with the donuts and brownies with ice cream for dessert. It said, "I am not going to allow this anymore..." So here goes nothing... I know making public announcements of your goals is the way to keep yourself accountable.

So from now on... I am officially going to eat healthier, (no donuts? ugh.), excercise more frequently (does running up the stairs chasing after Papi count?), and keep it on a budget (no buying any of those weight products from the infomercials, so sad).

In one month, it's time to weigh again... Is asking for my 8 pounds back realistic? Since I have no experience in diet in exercise I guess we will have to wait and see!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Preschool Project

Today Lil Dude and I worked on our ABC book. We are taking one letter of the alphabet and cutting out pictures from magazines that correspond to that letter. I know he can identify certain letters but I am hoping I can integrate some of the letter sounds too.

After about 20 minutes working on the book, he started yawning which is a total clue that it is time to stop! So funny the attention span of a 3 year old!

Here is a pic of the book we started so far...

Sunday, April 19, 2009

CVS deal today

I did it! My first CVS Deal in ages. I printed a total of 6 coupons and walked away with $20 worth of hair supplies for a total of 1.44 tax. I LOVED it! I love the thrill of shopping smoking deals and getting started with my stockpile stash!


Sunday, April 12, 2009


This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it!

What a blessing! Other than the Lil Dude being sick, this day was fantastic. Daddy went to teach the class for us at church because Ira was sick...

The boys looked awesome in their new Tony Hawk outfits! We invited all the family over to enjoy the day with us. I started a chocolate fondue pot with all the dippers (bananas, strawberries, and even homemade rice krispie treats), ordered a 6 foot sub and waited for everyone to come over. I am sooo glad the our friends got to join us too. I loved seeing Hannah in her Easter dress. I am truly blessed to have them as a part of our lives...

When everyone arrived, we ate and then headed for the green grassy area to hide the eggs. I bought over 100 eggs and filled them so the kiddos had a lot of eggs to find! We then played kickball, tball and chased Papi around the grass...

What an awesome day!

Thank you Jesus for dying on the cross for me and my sins. I am so thankful for my family and friends. You have blessed me tremendously and I can't wait to honor you by being the best daughter for you, the best wife, and best mom that I can be.

In Jesus mighty name,


Monday, April 6, 2009

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Bible in a Year

My goal this year was to actually read the Bible from beginning to end in a year. I have to admit it is hard sometimes, but honestly I have read more of the Bible this year since I made this commitment, than I ever have in my entire lifetime!

My sweetie ordered me this Bible after I gave him a One Year Bible for Christmas. I couldn't wait for it to arrive and it's finally here! I love the leather bound cover, the pretty pink flowers... it is just perfect for me!

I am so excited to make good on my commitment on reading through the Bible this year. Now if only I can be more diciplined on my journal writing and reflections ;-P

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Our version of Picadillo!

I made my own version of Picadillo today and it was a HIT! I've never seen Lil G eat so well before! So I thought I would take a picture and Blog this since it is not often that I throw things together and it becomes a Grand Slam. So here goes:

1 lb of ground beef
1 tomato
1/2 of yellow onion
1 garlic clove
1 green pepper
1/2 bag of baby carrots
1/2 bag of frozen green beans
1/2 can of tomato sauce
White Rice for side
Avocado for garnish (yum!)

1. Saute green pepper, onion, garlic, tomato.
2. Add ground beef and cook through
3. Add 1tsp or 2 of salt
4. Meanwhile chop the green beans and carrots and throw in a pot of salted water to boil
5. Once green beans and carrots cook through, drain
6. Mix together the meat mixture with the green beans and carrots and add the tomato sauce.

Serve with Rice and avocado!

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