Friday, May 1, 2009

Aloha Friday

Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday.In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that they take it easy and look forward to the weekend. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.
What is your favorite hobby?

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An Island Life.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Thousand Words Thursday

It has been a big week for the birthday girl. Here she is on her first day of being 3!!!
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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tuesday Tribute: 3 years ago Today

It's hard to believe just how fast the time flies. Three years ago today, I was "chunky" and very irritated with a certain doctor that assured me my epidural would "not" run out. I then began to have an "out of body" experience as our little princess entered the world. I will spare you the details since this is a tribute to HER, not my labor experience!!!! So sit back and enjoy the show.

Here is little Jaise just minutes old. Isn't it weird how your babies cry is the most wonderful sound in the world at that moment?

I can't believe I am posting "THE" hospital photo for millions to view, BUT it is one of my very favorite photos from that day. (You would never guess that just minutes prior to this I was yelling at my doctor, not cursing, but definitely yelling!!!)

She truly was the perfect baby. If I had not experienced it myself, I would have thought that a perfect baby didn't really exist. She slept through the night (8 straight hours) from day ONE!!! That right there qualifies her for the running of a "perfect" baby in my opinion!!!! She loved the camera from day one and never minded when I took her photo.

She has grown into a little person with her own fashion sense, language, and attitude at times. I never said she was the perfect toddler.......but we wouldn't trade her for anything!!!!

So, here we are 3 years later wondering where the time went and treasuring each day that we have together. Now, if we can just master potty training....mommy will be really happy!!!

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Monday, April 27, 2009

Motivate Me Monday

We enjoyed a great weekend of weather! Sunny, warm, couldn't have been any better!!!
Being outside helps me to not think about foods that I shouldn't be eating!!!
I am still "shredding" with Jillian and the sisters at Shrinking Jeans and we are in the final phase of our 30 days. I am slowly starting to make better food choices. I am not depriving myself of peanut butter m&m's BUT I am counting how many go in my mouth and documenting it!! You may laugh but it does make a difference!!
As for the shredding video with Jillian friend said it best...."Natalie is a motorized machine disguised as a human"!!! That is soooo true!!! But we do it daily because we are losing inches and fitting into clothes that we weren't able to button, get over our butt, etc. 6 months ago!!!
This week I am down 1/2 of a pound and 1 1/4 inches. Every little bit helps!! Seeing results keeps me motivated to make better choices and continue to exercise. It really isn't a diet, it's a lifestyle change.

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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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