Saturday, August 23, 2008

Keeping my pinkies crossed!

A while back I mentioned that I was considering going back to work part-time. I have come to the conclusion that I do need the time away and that the boys will actually enjoy being around other children as well. I did put in a couple of apps, one at my old job we'll call it bank #1 and then another at a credit union. I was really hoping to get a postion at the credit union since the hours were perfect and the pay scale is awesome starting is more than I have ever made in my life. At Bank #1 I would be working with my best friends and where I am familiar, but the pay scale is literally 4-5 dollars less per hour and the hours are 4-8 hours less than what I want. Well, on friday I got a call from the credit union and they have asked me to come in for an interview for a position 1 mile from my house. I am so excited at the possibility and a little nervous since I have'nt been out in the working world for a little over 3 years. I guess I just use my incredible wit and charm to win them over! HA HA!! LOL!
DW is happy for me and I think is also welcoming the relief of the 'fianacial stretch' we'll call it.
I look forward to seeing you all in a few days when I get back from my fun in the sun weekender!
God bless, Christina

Friday, August 22, 2008

Foto friday and Feel good Friday!

In case you may be wondering why are my boys in they're underwear and Little Mister looks like his diaper hasn't been chaged in two days, They were running in the sprinkler and just kept on playing after that. I figured why mess with peace. They kept playing like this for a good three hours, YEAH!! The awesome thing as that our trees are so big in the back yard that they don't get hot hot and they have a nice breeze.

The boys are starting to play so well together.

Big Mister loves playing in underwear and is having fun.

Little Mister loves the sand box, and usually comes in looking like the sand man!
I am also going to Join in on Feel Good Friday with Elizabeth over at Mommyetc..
I feel good tis friday because ...
-it is finally Friday, thank God!!
-I am going on a mini- beach vacation with the hubby and kiddos, and we are so excited.
-today is my youngest sisters birthday, don't ask how she is because I can't remember. I think 23, (don't tell her)
-This weeks weigh-in for my class was awesome. There is excitement, I did lose a good third of my class but that's okay, the ones who are serious about losing weight are the ones who are still in the class and are going to share a large pot.
-his week was rough emotionaly for me and I am just glad that I have this many postive thoughts.

Thursday, August 21, 2008


I have some great pictures of the boys playing yesterday. They played in the sprinkler and then in the sand box and were just fabulous for like 3 hours. but I don't have time to upload them today. I am trying to deal with a teething 1 year old and get ready for my class tonight and enjoy a little peace and quiet for a moment while the kids are sleeping.
I am very excited for our weekender on saturday morning, we need a little vacation and are prepared for a blast.
I really don't have a whole lot that I am inspired to talk about right now, I think my mind is just to pre-occupied to focus lately. It seems there are many directions that I feel like I need to go that I am not focusing on any one in particular. Anyone else that that happens too? I am also very melancholy in personality and then my choleric half gets annoyed with the melancholy half because it won't get its act together. Oh, well its a week and maybe by monday night when I get home I will be inspired and have an attitude to inspire others.
I hope you have a great Thursday and see you soon, Christina

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Journey to a fabulous new body...

is a challenge in many phases. I absolutely love love the herbalife product line. They are indeed a huge part of my success. The class was the motivation part and so that only left a little part to will power which is good because when I started the first of the year, I had none. The last 6 weeks has been creeping along but I did at last crunch a few numbers and am at 56 point something for toatl losses. I think with another 4 lbs lost I will have my bmi at ten points less than when I started. I think bmi is an important way to keep yourself in check because that is your healthy factor, in my not so professional way of calling it. I say that because 25 is the goal for heart healthy. A person weighing 180 lbs and a person weighing 130 lbs could both be at the golden number of 25 because it also goes by your height.
Any way I don't want to bore you but I know lossing weight at stages are frustrating, and I am at that point. But, i also know the program I have been on all along is what works and I have still lost 5.5 lbs the last 6 weeks. so if I really plug away at it I know I can be at another 10 lbs lost by the end of my class on Oct. 2. there is my goal, spoken out load and that usually is my will power.
I have to say tho, I have been enjoying the summer and some of the treats in small amounts and am impressed that my body does allow that.
My quote that I am posting in my class as a reminder to myself and others is
"insanity is defined when you desire different results, but haven't changed a thing to achieve those results!"
well have a great day and hope to post some pictures soon and show off my babies
God bless, Christina

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Succotash tuesday

I started my day thinking it's going to be a busy one. I went to pick up peaches to can but they didn't have any more till next tuesday. So that will be my next wednsday committment. I just felt a little unmotivated so I took it easy. I made a wedding card for my sister-in-law that got married 2 months ago. YES, I KNOW!! 2 months is a little ridiculous, but I had a sick child for a lot of the time and then I lost focus and I really did want to make one instead of buying it because I knew she would appreciate it. That was my one and only check mark for today.

I also got a recipe from my sister yesterday and made it for dinner tonight. It was called pizza squash. It is so easy and believe it or not healthy. It got my kids to eat squash and not realize it.
Pizza Squash
Here's what you do; slice yellow squash or zuchini in 1/4 inch slices and set aside, then slice some fresh mushrooms and set it aside, next slice fresh tomatoes thin, and an onion and garlic thin. In a deep skillet layer your vegis overlapping your squash. then pour a decent amount of spagetti sauce over the top, 1-2 cups depending on how many squash you sliced. I did 3 8 inch yellow squash and used about 1 1/2 cups of sauce. cover and cook when it is almost done cover with mozzarella cheese. You want you finished product to be tender but not mush. I let it set covered about 5 minutes or so before serving and it was delicous.

We have been eating out on the patio the last couple of nights and grilling ground chuck or turkey and it has been so nice. I told DW that the food just tastes better when I can see the roses.

I am seriously thinking of sending Big Mister to preschool this fall. My time is running out, and I know I found a fantastic program that he would love , but his Mama is not sure she can leave him for a half a day, yet. Pray for wisdom and the the knowledge of what is best.

Have a great night, Christina

Monday, August 18, 2008

It's a Monday

What do I mean by it's a Monday? Well it seems I have this habit that whenever the first day of the week comes I think I can accomplish a weeks worth of duties and fun in one day! HA HA, If my boys would allow it I would still need to be superwoman. Which by the way my husband has informed me that I should have been a man instead of a woman because I have a lot of fight in me. I asked if I scare him, and he says sometimes because I have a strong bite! Whatever he means by that, because he fends for himself quite well enough. I don't think he is ever actually scared of me, he just wants me to think that he thinks I have a little power from time to time. I am on to his little mind game but we won't tell him just yet.

Anyway, on to Mondays. I did get the majority of the laundry done I just need to put my sorted piles away before Little Mister comes and destroys it all. I finally canned my banana pepper rings today. It did not take long and can't wait to try them. Our local farm market had a great deal on broccoli so I bought about ten heads to clean and freeze and finished that project today as well, YEAH(I love when I can check things off). When they have a great deal on them I can't grow it myself cheaper. The garden had another half dozen summer squash, a dozen ears of corn, and about 4 gallons of green beans. I am totally giving the beans away since I am too busy this week to do them.
We ate the corn tonight for dinner with turkey burgers. MMMMMMM it was delicious and I know I stayed well with in my calories.
Yesterday was a great day for our family, we had our annual church hog roast and picnic. We start out with a concert in an outdoor taberbnacle featuring Wayburn Dean who is phenominal, then we all walk down to the river and have our baptisms for those who wish, this year was extra special for us. My husband had made the decision to become baptized. He accepted the Lord as his savior 4 years ago and was convicted that it was time for him to be baptized. After the baptisms, which I can't even convey how amazing it is, we have our picnic. We look forward to this event each year.
I would like for you all to keep my Grandma on my Mom's side on your prayer list. She is terminally ill and has a limited amount time with us. She lives about 10 hours away, and the concern that I want you all to pray for is her salvation. She is a good woman and very religious but she has not made a personal commitment with Jesus Christ yet. She doesn't believe that you can be assured of eternal life. But I know that the bible speaks of many promises and eternal life.
On a lighter note, I hope you all have a great night and God Bless, Christina