Saturday, December 27, 2008

A Sick Christmas

This Christmas has been very interesting for me because I was so sick. I went to the Doctor for a simple infection and then ended up in the ER that night because I had been throwing up and fainting all day. After 4 hours at the ER and a few pokes and prods later I was sent home to get some rest and take it easy. Luckily there wasn't anything too major wrong with me just some bad reaction to some medication and one body sick and tired of drama.

I still managed not to gain any weight this Christmas week and I was pretty happy about that considering I couldn't really eat for about 2 days and then only ate what I could get down for the next few days. I am feeling much better now and am so glad to have my life back.

I am so grateful that Levi was able to stay home and not have anything going on so he could take care of me and Clark and I am so grateful to my friend Penny for tending Clark while I was in the hospital.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I've Been Tagged

I was tagged a few weeks ago by my friend and relative Kristi and I am finally getting around to responding. Sorry:(

7 Random things about myself

1. I like Sandra Bullock romantic comedies(While you were sleeping being one of my favs)

2. I made a wonderful pumpkin pie this year

3. I never forget to put the club on my car

4. I always call to make sure Levi hasn't forgotten Clark while he is watching him

5. I need naps as badly as Clark does

6. I would seriously consider adopting a child

7. I hate our Christmas stockings that I made

Saturday, November 29, 2008


As you all know that sometimes when you are on weight watchers and are trying to change your life challenges can arise. One of these challenges can be thanksgiving. I prepared as much as I could for the event using tools that I learned at weight watchers . Like making sure I bring lots and fruits and veggies with me while out of town for the big day and packing yogurt and other low point foods. I also made sure I exercised every day, except for Thanksgiving day, so that I could feel better about eating a little more. I packed my smallest pants for the occasion and tried not to starve myself before the big meal. Finally the moment arrived that I was to eat. Everything looked so great but I was determined to lose weight this week especially since I was only 1 pound away from a huge goal. Well I didn't pack my plate too full but I still tried most everything and enjoyed it. I loved being with friends and family and hearing about their past thanksgivings and what they were thankful for. It was a good dinner and I still saved room for pie later that night. Well today I had to face the scale to see if my hard work and determination paid off. It did! I lost 1.8 pounds that week and I feel great. I achieved my goal and I can't believe it.

To all you weight watcher believer keep going, you can do it, just don't give up and you will achieve your goals.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

20 Pounds Lighter

Well, I did it! I am 20.8 lbs lighter and 10 pounds under my pre-pregnancy weight. I feel great and I am going for that last 15 lbs. I would like to get there and stay there for about a year before we have another child. To celebrate I bought this new outfit at old navy.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Get out and Vote

After a long morning of running errands I was finally able to vote around 2 p.m. I am glad we are nearing the end of this election but it has been interesting.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Super Saturday

It was my wards Super Saturday last Saturday and I had a blast. I had so much fun getting to know a few more sisters in my ward and I love crafting. As pictured I made a cute Christmas board that turned out 100% better then I expected, and I made a Recipe book holder. I also had a chance to make a cute jewelery holder for a friend. It was way fun and I wish I could get together and craft more.

A Mommy Break at the Spa

Today I finally cashed in my spa gift card I got for mothers day. I went to a spa not too far away that had really good prices. I tried two new services and I was really surprised at how much I liked my facial. I was really nervous for some reason but it was really great! I just had an express and I can totally see why people get the works, it makes your skin feel so soft and healthy.

I also got my first pedicure at a spa. It was the very basic one but it was nice and I love the nail polish I chose. I have to admit I didn't enjoy it has much as I thought I would. I guess I like massages better. I think the next time I go to a spa I will get a deep tissue message:)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

I'm Reading a Book?

As you may see on my side bar I added the current book that I am reading. Many of you may find this shocking. I know I do. I am not a huge reader but I am trying. The other day I checked out my first library book since moving to this area over two years ago. Of course Levi is a big reader and though I hope Clark ends up more like him I also thought it was good that he knows that I can also read books from the library.

She loses, He Loses is a great book and I totally recommend it. It really helps me understand why men lose faster and why we are so different when it comes to weight loss, weight gain, and how to support each other. I am almost half way through and I have found it to be very enlightening.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Wholesome Entertainment

I recently canceled my cable and I am trying to find other modes of entertainment for me and for Clark. I have decided that I need to go to the library more and so Clark and I have been to two different library's this week. The first time was awful. He was so loud and the library was so small and didn't really have a decent kids area. The second time I did a little more research and found what book I wanted and found that first then we went to the kids area where he played quietly (For the most part) and did some puzzles and read a few books all the while I was in and out of reading the book I picked out for myself. It was still a little stressful since he is still learning to use his library voice but it was much better than the first time. I am sure in time we will both come to enjoy it better. Clark does love the Curious George book we checked out for him.

Later that night we made dinner together. Clark is so cute and gets so excited about pizza so he had a blast:) It was fun and not too much work since I just bought the pizza dough you just add water to. I am sure we will do it again and it is fun that he is getting old enough to help out in the kitchen.

Monday, October 20, 2008

My Scrapbook Night Out

I recently signed up to be a part of a scrapbook group in my area on It is really fun to be able to have one night a month to scrapbook and meet new people and learn new things. Clark was really good about it and loved the chance to have some daddy time. He even said "Bye-Bye Mom" to me. It was so sweet. There was a $5 fee and a make a take as well. I made about 11 cards plus this make and take. It is a fun pop up card that I will probably make more of soon. Here are the pics.

Friday, October 17, 2008


I finally started to be serious about coupon cutting. I had a class with the spouse association yesterday and it was truly inspiring. I just want to be able to save as much as I can. I went to the website of the store I usually go to and found out that Shoppers was having a triple coupon saving for this weekend. I pulled out all my coupons and went through the ones I wanted to use. I ended up saving 18 dollars and spending only 40 on groceries this week instead of nearly $60. I hope I can continue to do so and save us more money. Any ideas or feedback on how to keep saving with coupons would be very helpful:) Thanks

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Ahhh...The Spa

Levi gave me a spa finder gift certificate for Mothers day and I still haven't used it but I am so needing to now. I haven't quite decided where to go so tonight I searched the web looking for that perfect treatment. As I was looking from website to website reading each spa service's details I was more and more relaxed. Just thinking about the spa relaxed me to the point where I am some what blurry eyed trying to type this post. Of course that could also be due to the fact I am super tired.

So to those that are feeling an extra stress in their life and have the means I beg of you to go to the spa and find some relaxation and relief.

Monday, September 22, 2008

I Love Bread Machines!

I met a new friend recently and we were talking about baking and how long it can take and how bread machines don't always have a great looking loaf or a good crust. Then my friend mentioned how she discovered the dough setting on her bread machine. She said it is so easy to have it do the hard work then you can cook it in the oven in a normal pan and have really yummy bread:) Amazing! I had no idea how much a bread maker can do. She was even so kind to let me borrow her bread machine. She has a sunbeam one and after reading some reviews it is one of the best for its price range. I can see why, I haven't had any problems and I now have tried 5 different recipes. It is so easy and I love the jam setting too. All you bread maker lovers out there please let me know what bread machines you like so I can ask Santa for a really good one this year. And if any one needs me to try out their bread machine just let me know:) Thanks again Elizabeth!

Another Card

I try to make my cards simple yet pretty. I love flowers and in this card I tried to showcase the patterned paper, which I totally love. I made this card for Levi's Grandmother Sally in memory of her late husband, Jim. I left it blank inside but was thinking of putting on the front "A time to mourn..." and then on the inside "A time to comfort."

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Root Canal

Well, I just finished having my first root canal today. It was a big step and a hard thing to deal with but so worth not having any more pain in my mouth. It started a few weeks ago when I started having a bit of a toothache. I waited about a week and until it was pretty painful before going to the dentist(mainly because we don't have dental insurance) I finally went for a check up and found out I needed a root canal. I scheduled it for about a week and a half later but by the next day I just couldn't bear the pain any more. I called after hours on a Saturday and my wonderful dentist called in some pain medicine and antibiotics to help last me until Monday. On Monday at about 1 p.m. they started the root canal and removed the "root" of the problem. Thank goodness for a good friend being able to babysit and for my dentist. Then just today it was finished and I am so glad that it is behind me. It wasn't a really bad one in a way because it didn't have a huge cavity on top of it just a very large filling that just wasn't doing its job anymore. Yeah! I made it:)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Cute Card

I had a birthday party I went to last week for a cute little girl named Annie. I made this card for her with my new stamps. It turned out so cute! I love when the cards I make are a big hit.

Weight Watchers

I really do love weight watchers and I am a believer. It has so many good guidelines, ideas, and recipes. I joined at the beginning of August and have lost almost 9 lbs and am working toward my lifetime goal. I hope to be a leader one day even though that will be a huge out of the box experience for me. I really have a good understanding of it though and I really do believe that all of us should try our best to active. I have mainly focused on eating my five a day and not eating too much and trying to avoid or rather limit sweets. I have already had my ups and downs and will continue to but it will be worth it.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Bow Making

No, I don't have a little girl or one on the way but YES I love making little bows. My friend Penny had me over to make fall colored bows for our little girls. (My future girl) It was so easy and so much fun. I really love doing crafts and other than scrapbooking don't do much so it was such a fun opportunity for me to learn a new skill. As you can tell I am extremely happy to get a Mommy break and to chat, chat, chat!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I Love Walking

I haven't been feeling all that well lately so I hadn't been walking for a while but today I got back on track. I walk with a friend as much as we can during the weekday mornings and we have a great time doing so. Our kids do pretty well and love going to the play ground afterward and we love chatting and getting to know each other better. I love going on walks and it is just so great when you have a walking partner. Thanks Penny:)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Just For Me

My sister has a blog for just her and I have really enjoyed getting to know her as a person and not just a sister or a Mother. I thought I would do the same and by so doing maybe I could find, remember, and learn who I am. I am not sure what will come of this website but her goes nothing. Here is a picture of me to get started.