Friday, December 5, 2008

Aloha Friday

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.
Since we have had kids, I always send out a photo Christmas card.
Do you send out Christmas cards? Does it include a photo?
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HFH Update

This is the final week in our Hot for the Holidays challenge. Look what I won last week from Angie over at Losing It and Loving It!!!! It is the coolest little prize adorable can decorated with my "weight angel" a collection of power bars, tape measure, jump robe, headband and a journal to keep me motivated!!! Thank you Angie!!!! I started a little bit later in the challenge because I didn't know about it, but I am glad that I stumbled across Christie's blog at Baby Tea Leaves to find out about it. It is motivation enough, to me, to know that I need to check in every week. Christie asked us to share photos of ourselves before the challenge and after the challenge......this will have to be in a future post because I don't have a photo of me NOW and today is weigh in day!!! I feel like this week was a good week. Why? Because my hips and thighs are sore!!!! That means I used them!!!! I have been drinking my water, doing my biggest loser cardio dvd and walking. Some days I did BOTH my dvd and walking......I know, I should have told you to sit down before I told you that!!!
So Christie has asked us to tally our total weight loss for the challenge and mine was 11.2 pounds. Now, this week I lost 2.25 pounds!!!!!! THRILLED with that!!!! For a total loss of 13.45 pounds!!!!!!!!! I am still a ways away from my goal but I am never going back to where I was!!! Thank you Christie for organizing this challenge and all of the work that went into it and thank you in advance for my "Strength, Focus, Discipline" bracelet!!!! You ROCK!!!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thousand Words Thursday

I could not wait to put my little girl into a santa dress!!!! It was the 2nd thing that I bought when I found out we were having a little girl. She had a pink one too!!!!! I know, I'm a dork!!!
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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

FREE Shipping to over 850 Stores!!!

It's that time of year when people are shopping and I thought I would pass this site along to all of you to help you save on shipping costs.There are over 850 retailers on this site that you can get free shipping from including JCPenney, Kohl's, Macy's, Dell and Gap.The site is very easy to use and well organized. You can locate free shipping coupons by store name, category, soon to expire and most recent free shipping coupons. The site is free to use with no membership or fees. So go get your FREE shipping!!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Not Me Monday

Being brutally honest and living to tell about it was never so much fun! I found this great site, My Charming Kids, with a fun post for Mondays and we are going to give it a try. You pretty much talk about what you did "not" do this past week and then travel around to read everyone else's post. Since I am having withdrawals from the blog party, I figured this would be a good way to get my fix and I love seeing what others do that I would NEVER admit too!!!! So, here it goes......
*My daughter was sick on Thanksgiving so I asked my mom to bring me back some leftovers from the big dinner.....I did NOT give her 15 tupperware containers to put it in.
*Jaise is turning out to be not so much the "golden" child. So this week she spilled some chips out of a bowl and I asked her to pick them up. She did and as she was walking away mumbled "Are you happy now?!!".....did I mention she is TWO!!!!! I did not laugh hysterically at that, because that would be wrong and encourage her to do it again!!!
*So, after dealing with 2 sick kids, hubby working alot of hours, going out on Black Friday JUST to get my kids antibiotics and taking pictures of my first wedding this weekend.........I did NOT drink half of the bottle of wine last night while I was MAKING dinner!!
Wow, that was better than therapy!!!! This might just have to be a weekly event.
Read everyone else's posts (Which, I promise, will make you laugh until you wet your pants and breathe a sigh of relief that everyone is at least a little abnormal.) Just click the banner at the top of the post.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Winter Wedding

I spent all day yesterday photographing my first wedding!!! No, I don't do this as a profession. I just take pictures of my kids and "play" with the photos on the computer. A friend got engaged and asked if I would photograph her wedding. She didn't have any other reason for asking except she liked the pictures she had seen me take. I figured if she wasn't nervous, neither should I be, right?!!! I am pretty surprised that I wasn't more nervous. Things went smoothly. She had a gorgeous sunny, crisp fall/winter day. I am now in the process of going through the hundreds of photos that I took and here are just a couple.

Great Gift Idea

Below are a few examples of photos that I have taken over the years. I can take any photo you have and turn it to black and white and leave a certain item in color. Contact me for pricing information if you are interested. If you live close enough, I can do a photo shoot for you with all of your photos on a cd for YOU to develop!!!

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