Sunday, July 31, 2016

Making Progress and Achieving Goals

 I have lost 75.5 lbs! Im super happy, I feel great but its still a work in progress.
I was super excited that I now fit in a size 12 (American Eagle Jeans) 
Whoop! Whoop!
 Once in awhile I treat myself to a dessert or a Starbucks coffee but for the most part I stick to my plan the majority of the time.  Lots of protein, very few carbs and sugar and as always, the water/fluid intake is a struggle but I aim for 64 oz a day.
This summer I have been working a lot of hours (more than the school year) 
but I have more confidence than Ive ever had! I am now looking in to getting a degree in Elementary Education/Special Education.  

There are always goals and way to achieve them!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

No One Tells You

No one tells you how hard it is when your children grow up and leave the nest. My son moved away a few weeks ago. I cant take a long ride and visit him on a day trip anymore. While I am so thankful he is no longer in Afghanistan and he is no longer an active duty Marine, because I know he is safer now. I still miss him so much. I miss the time when our family is all together, laughing about old times. My oldest daughter lives a grown up life of working, paying bills and will soon say "I do" in a beautiful wedding ceremony. I am so proud of my children but my heart aches for the family togetherness. I still have two at home, but one of those will soon graduate from Cosmetology school and begin a full time job. (who knows how long Ill have her at home) and the baby has two years until she graduates high school.

While on our mini vacation recently I asked them, who will I take photos of when you two are gone? They laughed and said "the dogs or the chickens" somehow that isn't the same.

This part of life is so tough on us Mamas.  I just feel lost.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Tea with the Bride to Be

 My oldest daughter is getting married in a few weeks. 
We had a tea party bridal shower brunch.
 We set up tables in my mother in laws front yard, we used our china tea cups and saucers, we had home made scones, muffins and a yogurt bar.
 My daughter and my sister made home made soaps for the guests to take home as a gift. Notes attached said, "From my shower to yours"
 Many of us chose to wear fancy hats. Above is my beautiful blushing bride (daughter)
 We played a few games but mostly we enjoyed flavored hot teas and coffee and the yummy food before showering her with needed household items.
It was so much fun! We are thinking about having another one just for the fun of it!