Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Weigh In Wednesday

Today's weigh in with Heather is going to be short and sweet.

Pretty Strong Medicine

I lost 1 pound! That's good enough for me, Joel is helping and encouraging me to eat healthier so that is helping me. The diet is still not what I wanted it to be, but I am a work in progress. I'm happy to say that I move up to 8lb weights at boot camp (I have been using 5lbs). And during Monday's workout I pushed myself harder than I ever have before!

Ok, so it wasn't as short as I thought it would motivation

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Mowing the Lawn

The other day Joel was outside mowing and Landry was inside fussing. Landry LOVES to be outside. He cries whenever we have to come back inside.

Anyway, I decided it would be fun to go outside and let Landry 'help' daddy. (Please note: Joel was finished at this point, so there was no running equipment.)

He was so proud of himself.

He is already showing that he wants to be just like daddy!

Meal Planning Monday

It's a week with lots of grilling!

Monday: Burgers and fries

Tuesday: Sausage on the grill, with grilled corn and salad

Wednesday: Grilled chicken, sautéed veggies and bread

Thursday: Chicken cordon bleu, rice and green beans

Friday: Steak grill, baked potatoes and salad

Saturday: Pizza

Sunday: Leftovers

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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Low Key Saturday

We had a great low key Saturday, it was just what we needed.

We started off the day with baby shower for my sweet friend Julie.

When I came home from the shower, Landry was still in his PJs (well half way) and this is where he was playing.

Oh the things that happen when daddy babysits. (Joel asked me to please note that he was sitting right next to him taking the pictures, so he was not being neglected.)

Then we came home and played and watched Monk on Netflix. Here's a video of Landry dancing to the theme song.

After Landry woke up from his afternoon nap, we took a family field trip to our new Kroger. I am so excited that they finally opened it up! And it's HUGE.

Blue Bell Ice Cream was on sale for $.88!! Heaven in a carton!!

They even have furniture in the store!

The steaks were on sale, per pound they were cheaper than the ground beef! We took them home marinated them and grilled them. While Landry played in the pool.

And on a side note, Landry loves to be outdoors, but hates to touch the grass!

After we put Landry to bed, we had a nice little date night in.

Perfect Saturday in my book!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Baby Shower Fun

This morning I had the pleasure of co-hosting a baby shower brunch for my sweet friend Julie from church.

Julie is due in September, and my co-host Kristin is due in Nov. Both with baby girls!

brunch shower

We served breakfast food like cinnamon rolls, breakfast casserole, fruit skewers, and a yummy strawberry cake.

baby girl shower

girl baby shower

brunch shower

Julie had the shower at her house so she could shower off cute nursery.

As an activity we made bows and headbands for little Ms. Audrey to wear. It was lots of fun and we all got to bring out our creative sides.

Here are most of the finished headbands.

homemade headbands

Then we opened gift. I will spare you those pictures, but she got some great stuff.

shower gifts

It was a great shower, and I'm so glad I could be apart of it. Can't wait to meet Ms. Audrey!

Friday, July 26, 2013

FIVE on Friday

Linking up

1.With Landry's birthday a couple of weeks ago I have been looking back at pictures. I can't believe he's getting so big!

2. Since it's summer our back seat has been SOOOOOOOO hot! I feel terrible for Landry! He sweats so bad. I have been thinking about an SUV. I would love this one.

2013 pathfinder

3. I'm hosting a baby shower tomorrow for a friend. I'm going to attempt to make these! YUM!

4. I can't wait for vacation in a few weeks.

5. Don't forget about the free mini giveaway session.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Weigh In Wednesday {July 24}

** Be sure to check out my fun giveaway.**

Pretty Strong Medicine 
Ok, I will be perfectly honest, I don't want to do this post today. I didn't have a good week. I don't know what is wrong with me, but I just can't seem to get my diet under control. I will do really good for a meal and then totally blow it for the next meal.

But then I think about the people who have inspired me to lose weight. I know they had hard days too, and someday I don't want to look back at my journey and my blog and think everything was always easy. The truth is it's not easy. Food is a struggle for me. I am the DEFINITION of an emotional eater.

Anyway, I got this book a little while ago and I have been meaning to read it. I just haven't gotten around to it. So I am going to start reading it tonight. Hopefully, it will give me some insight into my emotional eating. 

How is your journey going? Are you in a rut like me? How do you get out of it?

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

{Giveaway} Holly Natale Photography

I don't know about you, but I love having family photos taken. Trust me, most of the time I would prefer not to have MY picture taken, but there is something about documenting our family and how we grow and change that I LOVE.

baby picture ideas

So when a friend told me about Holly, I called her immediately! Landry's first birthday was right around the corner and I wanted to make sure we documented his one year with professional pictures.

one year birthday pictures

Holly has 18 month old boy/girl twins of her own, so I knew she would work well with Landry. And I was right! She was incredibly patient and wasn't afraid to make crazy noises or faces to get his attention!

one year photos

Holly even brought tons of props and balloons for us to use.

baby photo ideas

Holly is reasonably priced especially considering the quality of her work. And the best part is that she got the pictures back to us extremely quickly!

After our session, Holly graciously offered to giveaway a mini session on my blog! She is still growing her business, and I am happy to help!

FREE mini session {a $75 value} to one of my readers.  
This mini session will be a 30 minute shoot 
with a CD of 5-7 edited images.

So you're probably wondering how you enter to win the fabulous giveaway! Here's how...

*Please note this giveaway is for DFW people only unless you are willing to travel to Holly.
**You must be an official follower through Google Friend Connect to enter this giveaway.

1. Go to Holly Natale Photography on facebook and like her page! Leave a comment telling me you did.

2-6. Share this picture on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, your blog, or Twitter. For each social media that you share it on, you can come back and leave a comment telling me you did.


This giveaway will end Wednesday, July 31 at midnight and the winner will be announced Thursday, August 1.

But if you can't wait until then, head on over to Holly Natale Photography and book your session now!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Landry's Monthly Pictures

I had every intention of posting Landry's monthly pictures on the 9th of each month... But time got away from me and I never did. However, I did manage to take the pictures and document all of the new things he learned. Since we he just had a birthday I thought I would post them for you here.