Friday, October 30, 2009

10 month pictures!

Well here are the pics...only have like 6 more lbs to be where the docs want me at...not sure I'll be happy there so I plan on going till i'm happy...the gym is working wonders...i love it! here are the before and after for 10 months and then from last month to this month!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Please vote for Miranda

Yes i am asking for votes for Miranda please. Click the link:

You can vote once a day through Nov 17th. Thanks everyone!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Good Lord where does the time go!? I haven't blogged in almost 2 weeks! Anyway I'm here we are all doing well. I'm planning lore's 5th bday party! it's next friday for her friends and then a cookout for family and close friends on the 24th (billy is leaving on her bday the 17th to go to phoenix for 5 days). I've been keeping busy...working out at the gym as much as i can. I usually go as soon as I drop the kids off at preschool. MOPS is keeping me busy as well. Anymore I feel like I run run run! I am blessed to have a great friend who keeps me pretty grounded and is there when I need some help, advice or a ride I've learned that friends are few and far between that are really there for you no matter what and I know I have one of the best friends out there. Anyway that's all for me for now...I'll try to keep things updated as much as possible. I'll blog soon!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

It's that time!

It's time for the new season of shows! I'm super excited. We'll I've already started watching The Vampire Diaries and I think I'm gonna love it! Ahhhhh it seems like it's going to be soooooo good! I love the good vs bad vampire in it. And it kinda helps that Boone from LOST is the bad Vamp! can we say Hootttttt! It's a typical CW show and I love it. As I've been a long time CW (WB) watcher. I watched 7th Heaven from beginning to end, Smallville, Dawsons Creek (another beginning to end) and the list goes on and on. Actually I don't think there was a show that came on the WB that I didnt watch. I am however disappointed with One Tree Hill this season! I mean how can you really have One Tree Hill without Lucas and Peyton? Ugghhhh But being the loyal fan I am, I'm going to keep trying to watch it and see where it goes, however I think this will probably be the last season of it.

Now on to other shows. I watched the season Premiere of Heroes! It was goooood! Not sure really where they are going this season but I'm excited to see. Of course I can't wait to see Greys, Brothers and Sisters, Desperate housewives, Private Practice etc...but what I really can't wait to see is Eastwick! that comes on tonight! I'm totally excited about it as I loved Charmed and hope it's gonna be something like that even if it's not I'm soooo excited about it. Also Flashforward looks awesome! OMG all the new shows coming out look freaking awesome. THere is The Forgotten that has Christian Slater in it and I really hope it's good because I love him! Ahhhhhhh soooo much TV sooooo little time! Biggest loser started up too and it looks like it's going to be a good season! Good thing I have two DVR's. Okay so I guess that's enough TV talk but man I'm excited about the new seasons starting up on all the shows! woo hooo!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

6 Word Saturday!

My 6 words: Thrilled! the MOPS picnic was wonderful!

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Friday, September 18, 2009

Finally new pics...

Before and's been 9 months and I think all is going well! I'm super happy with how things are going and I can say I've lost an entire person now! wooo hooo!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

I can't believe it's September already!

Hey everyone! Sorry I haven't posted in 3 months! Good Lord I can't believe it's been 3 months! Anyway it was a busy summer of fun fun and more fun! Lets see, We went to Busch Gardens Several times and to the beach. We had a great time at both and look forward to going back to Busch Gardens in Oct for Hallowscream! woo hooo! I'm doing great, I feel wonderful and go to the gym 3 to 5 days a week depending on how my week is going. In the summer I was averaging 4 or 5 days a week. It feels great to be able to actually work out and not really feel like I'm gonna die, lol.

One to the kids, Loralie is great, she's sooooo super smart and has the smart attitude to go with it. She started Pre K on Tuesday and it's a much more structured setting than her preschool class last year. She loves it. She is such a big kid she's bigger than most of the 5 year olds in the class actually I think she is bigger than all of the kids in her class. Her class is the older 4.5 year old class mainly set up for kids who turn 5 in Sept but aren't really ready for Kindergarten yet. Which I'm happy about because now she won't be the oldest kid in her class anymore. And everyone is pretty equal across the board on what they know. She once again the first day I dropped her off she barely said goodbye to me, I didn't even get a picture of her in her classroom because she was too busy. She was super excited about being in PreK and i know will do great! I now have to watch what I listen to on the radio as she picks up songs really quick and some of the songs she picks up aren't ones a 4 almost 5 yr old should be singing. I finally cut alot of length off of her hair at the beginning of the summer. Her hair is so thick it is unbelievable how thick it is. So we took about 6 inches off and layered it and that helped with some of the problems she was having with it. She would get super hot while playing and her hair was just a huge issue with the heat. She didn't want to just throw it in a pony, she wanted it down and it was smothering her when she'd play. It's actually grown a lot over the summer so it's about time to get cut again. Her hair is beautiful if it wasn't so thick it would have beautiful little curls/waves in it. Other than that she is doing great we are starting to plan her 5th birthday party for next year (I can't believe she's gonna be 5 next month). That's all for her...shes a great kid with a big heart, she's just sassy

Now for my diva child Miranda. Miranda is doing well, She has a few little medical issues going on but the docs are keeping a check on her for them, we have to take her to the doc every 3 months to make sure everything is in check. Basically she has an overactive adrenal gland that is producing too many hormones that was making stuff develop way too early. So now that we have that in check it's basically a wait and see type of thing. She also has really loose joints which causes her elbow to dislocate super easy (aka nursemaids elbow). Usually if someone pulls on it too hard or she twists it wrong it'll pop out and it seems super painful. It most of the time just takes a shot of Motrin and her letting us push it back together to pop it back in and it's good and feels better in a few hours. Sometimes we may have to go to the doc to have it set back in. This too she should grow out of. She is a super great kid and has the hugest heart in the world. She has all these stuffed animals and they are her babies. She loves them all and if one is missing she knows it and is upset. She gets upset if she thinks she hurts our feelings by being a smart ass. She is a total Diva though. She has to have her clothes match, her hair a certain way, always wants fingernail polish and if her polish chips it needs to be fixed asap. she's super prissy acting and always has something imaginative going on in her head. There are days I wish I could just see what she was thinking because when she's in her own little world the look on her face is priceless. She looks so happy and dreamy it's awesome. She even with as sweet as she sounds has a super huge attitude and is stubborn. Now where she gets that from is beyond me (lol) but she has it and it drives me insane. If she doesn't want to do or eat something it's a huge pain to get her to do so and it will drive you crazy. She started Preschool Wednesday. She did so much better than I thought she would. When we went to VBS she cried when I left everyday and that freaking killed me. Well I took her in Wed. she gave me a big extended hug on my leg and a kiss and I told her goodbye. She started to walk with me to the door to say bye again and her teacher said Hey Miranda would you like to paint, to which my little girl turned into a big one and said yeah! and took off over there without a single look back at me. It's kinda sad but I'm super happy she is loving school and doesn't give me a fit when I drop her off. That's all on Miranda.

Now on to my most trying child Tripp. While I love him beyond words he is the most trying of the three. He gets into everything, tears everything up and is mean as a snake while being sweet at the same time. We call him our sour patch kid because he'll pull one of the girls hair (hard) and then want a hug or he'll whack you or do something he's not suppose to do and then give you this innocent sweet look. He is absolutely rotten. He is doing well though, getting taller and growing like a weed and is as strong as an ox. He is learning so many words it's insane. He has also became an escape artist and escapes his crib all the time now and that's just depressing. I no longer have a baby! He climbs and gets into stuff way more than the girls ever did. But he's my baby boy and I love him to pieces. even with all the rottenness he has in him. Oh and I still haven't cut his hair, he gets called a girl all the time and that sucks. I've been told by several old people to cut his hair (people I don't' know) and usually that makes me not want to cut it that much more. I usually just nod and keep on walking. He's got such cute curls and maybe for Halloween he'll be a pirate. He is enjoying the time Miranda and Loralie are gone however when Lore and Ran get home he gives them the biggest hugs, so i know he missed them! Hes got a smile that will melt your heart. which is probably why he's sooooo rotten. and that's about it for Tripp.

So that's all that's going on here. Oh I got a new (well new to me) Truck it's a 2005 Explorer and I love it. I don't love the gas mileage it gets very much, but it's not that bad. So now I'm going back to organizing my house, I've been working on it the past couple weekends and am gonna get back at it. So I hope I have appeased Anna who scolded me about my blog with this super long blog But I think that we are all up to date on everything. Oh billys doing good, he works alot, and is going to Phoenix in Oct actually leaving on Lores bday (she's not gonna be happy about that). But he'll be working 10 hours on that Sunday and that's double time woo hooo! Okay that's all folks...peace out homies and I'll post new updated pics soon!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

6 months out

Well i'm 6 months out and I am feeling great. SOOOOOO this is me...and the docs say I only have to lose about 35 more lbs and I'll be at a good weight for me! They also said I am where they expected me to be at a year out from surgery! SO I am ahead of schedule! woo hoo! So I think i'm looking I try and I have to say it's pretty damn awesome!

Friday, May 22, 2009

5 months out

And this is all I have to show for it...not too bad so far....116lbs lost...i only weigh every two weeks now so not to get irritated when I hit plateaus!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Not much going on

Well I figured since I haven't posted in a while I better let you all know i'm still around after my vacations. Vegas was great! I loved it and would have loved to have spent sooooo much more time there and I can't wait to go back! I had the best time! I won a little money, met up with some of my Kansas peeps and had a blast! I can't wait to go back.

Then as a family we went to Pigeon forge TN! We had the best time! The kids were great! We got to meet up with a couple of billy's sisters and their kids for a couple days! It was just a great trip. We went to Dollywood for 2 of the days and that was super fun for all of us. We had a lot of really good food, tons of laughs and even some swimming.

So now I'm trying to catch up on everything, plan my dads suprise party (june 13th), get into my new steering team role in Mops, stress about miranda's health issues and enjoy the spring (if it ever offically gets here).

Thats all for now i'll post some pics soon. On another note I went to my moms this past weekend and she had been keeping my wedding dress at her house so I decided it was time for me to take it home. I tried it on and it fits better than when I got married. I am offically smaller than when i met billy! wooot! I'll post again soon!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Vaca time

So not much is going on here...same ole same ole. I have now lost 101 lbs! woo hoo! Things are going well since the surgery, I haven't had any issues thankfully. I try not to weigh myself often as I get frustrated if it doesn't show any I know how silly is that. Anyway I leave to go to Vegas this sat (march 28th). I can't wait. I'm meeting one of my oldest best friends out there (she's flying up from Austin). We are going to have such a great time. We had booked a room through hotwire at Caesars palace. Well hotwire notified us that since Caesars had been bumped from a 5 star to a 4 star they moved us to the Venetian (which looks even better!). So I'll get there sat afternoon and enjoy some grown up time without kids wooo hooo! I fly back Tuesday and get home Tuesday night.

Wed morning, Billy, the kids and I are leaving for a little vacation to Pigeon Forge. We are super excited about that. It'll be nice to get away and have some fun. So that's whats going on with us. I'll be happy when the warm weather is here to stay so all the sickies will be gone for good! That's all for now! I'll post about my trip sometime when I get back!

Monday, March 9, 2009

12 weeks post op!

Well it's been 12 weeks since my surgery and here are my new pics...the total weight loss so far is 96lbs:

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Slow and Steady wins the Race

That's the phrase I'm going to keep in mind as I am slowly taking the pounds off compared to some post surgery people I have read about. I'm now at 91lbs lost, so I'm over halfway to my goal. My clothing size is steadily going down and I'm thrilled about that. I'm not exactly sure what my goal is as I will figure that out when I'm to a size I like (I think). I'm doing well with the eating and drinking. I'm hoping to get an elliptical soon and it will live in my living room so that I have to look at it all the time and will be more apt to get on it all the time. I love my wii fit and get on that almost every day. So that's all on me.

Tripp had surgery Monday during our big snow of the year. We left Billy and the girls at the hotel at 6am and drove the mile to the hospital on snow/ice covered roads and made it there only to find out that the building was closed so thankfully I got ahold of someone in the surgery center and they came down and let us in. Tripp got taken back at 8 (we had to be there at 6:30) due to staff being late etc. and was done and awake in recovery by 8:45 and we were back at the hotel by 9:30. He is doing well and hasn't had any issues since surgery. So hopefully this will work.

Miranda has been potty training for almost 2 weeks now and is doing great! How sad is it I bribed her with m&m's and being able to take tumbling or dance after she is potty trained? We were going to put her in something like that anyway because she wanted too however the classes only allow kids that are potty trained. So pretty much she is close to that goal. That is also the only way she can go to preschool is if she is potty trained. So wooo hooo we are almost there!

Loralie is doing great. She is too smart for her own good sometimes. She's full of questions, lots and lots of questions especially about signs on the side of the road. She sings a lot and is learning a ton of songs in preschool. Her class is doing a spring program and she's super excited about that! She tries my patience everyday but I know that's because she so like me it's scary!

Billy is doing great, work work work, that's what he's been doing. We are trying to plan a little mini vacation. Not sure where to or what we are going to do but it's going to be the week that I get back from Vegas.

Anyway that's us and what's been going on. Not too exciting huh?

Monday, February 16, 2009

It's a wonderful feeling

When you pull a smaller pair of jeans out of the closet that you bought a few years back (and couldn't fit in then as the sizing was weird) and be able to slide them on and have plenty of room to spare! Okay so here's the story of these jeans, I bought them from Roamans or something like that and I don't' have a clue what the size is as when they arrived the size state on the tag "size Jo". I mean really what the hell is a size Jo? So anyway i couldn't wear them when they arrived so I kept them anyway thinking one day I'll be able to wear them, that was like three years ago. Well this morning I had to take Tripp to the doc so I looked in the closet to see what I had and these jeans screamed at me humor me and try me on. So I took them out knowing I'd be disappointed in they would be too small still and as I slid them on I thought hmmmm not too bad yet. So I got them pulled all the way up and buttoned and zipped and they are perfect...baggy in the butt and legs and comfortable in the waist! wooooo freaking hooooo another size down. I have to say it felt good to put those jeans on I'd never been able to wear!!!

That's all for now, I'll blog more soon!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Wow how boring am I. Not much going on here. I'm starting to work out. I got a Wii Fit and i love love love it! i get on it everyday and do different things to get my body moving. I also have started an aerobics class twice a week at the church we have MOPS at. My first class was last night, it was pretty fun and wasn't anything I couldn't keep up with and I didn't have anyone yelling at me so that was nice. however they did hold hands before and after and sang a song at the end that I found a little weird...but the exercise itself was really nice!

Tripp has surgery on his eyes in is scheduled for March 2nd. He's got to get his tear ducts opened up. Hopefully that will help with his eye infections and constant runny nose!!! The girls are doing well. Lore hasn't had school for almost two weeks! She goes tomorrow thankfully and it's picture day, yay. Miranda is doing great, she's pretty smart and has her well child appt on the 10th.

Well that's all on us...see boring! lol I'll post again when I have something more exciting to post!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Before and after

Okay so I hate my picture being taken but here are some before and after shots, I'll update later on what all is going on here but here ya go....sorry some are blurry!

Friday, January 16, 2009

One Month out...

So I'm one month out (actually one month and a day) and since sept I've lost 71lbs. Not too shabby. I've lost a little over 20lbs since surgery which is a little less than I expected but I'm guessing when I can do more exercise etc it will go away quicker. I feel pretty good, I get tired sometimes still but I do feel pretty good. Billy is super supportative he's been losing weight himself since sept and has lost like 25 or 30 lbs. I'm really proud of him. He went off balance around the holidays but he's doing better now. I found a regular doc here that i like, so I'm planning on setting billy up with an appt for a check up since he hasn't been to a doc in years!

Tripp turned one on the 4th and had a great birthday party. He tore into his cake and it was great. He is such a ham, his favorite word right now is "ut ohhhh". He had his well child check up yesterday and is doing well but we have to take him to a pediatric opthomalogist for his eyes as they think he has clogged tear ducts and may need to be probed. That's kinda sucky but hopefully they will figure out what will stop the infections.

Tomorrow my baby girl turns 3...I can't believe Miranda is going to be 3. We are having her party here, she requested pizza and picked out a super cute princess cupcake cake! She has no interest in potty training, she tells me she doesn't want to be a big girl. What a sweet girl. she is so much like me in ways it's scary. She is pretty good, wants to help, takes care of her baby's, and loves a ton on her little brother! She does have her moments and She gets most of the attitude from me. But she's sweet.

Loralie is doing well, she's such a smart girl! She comes home from school singing new songs she learned which I think is awesome. She is the only one in her class that knows her whole address! I was so proud when the teacher told me that! She picks up on stuff so easy! She's also super active! I'm going to have to try to find something active to put her in to get out some of her energy. Her hair is down to her butt and she won't let me cut it, not even a trim. we fight about that a ton when it's time to brush it, but we get it brushed.

I'm doing great, just trying to get ready for Ran's party. I'm tolerating food pretty well, I'm tring new things and it's trial and error right now. I'll get better I've heard. I'm at least tolerating water and other drinks so I'm not just drinking v8 now. Anyhow, that's the update for now. I'll pics of the parties next week probably. but for now "that's all folks".