Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Family Night

Last night at the last possible second we decided to go to the drive in to see Harry Potter 7 part 2. I have already seen it, but Michael had not, and the kids have seen all the HP movies on DVD at home so they wanted to see it as well. It was doubled featured with Green Lantern.

So off to the drive in we went. We drove all the way across town to see a movie that wasn't starting until close to 9pm. Let me tell you, this is my bedtime, which means the kids were already passed theirs. Surprisingly, everything went fairly smoothly. We brought snacks and drinks; chairs and blankets.

Watching HP with my husband and kids was awesome and totally made my night. MJ made it about three quarters through HP before he finally fell asleep and Sidda made until the beginning on Green Lantern (which, by the way, super boring. We watched for about an hour and did not really like any of it.) We didn't get home until 1:30am and of course I have a full days worth of things to do today, but it was a great night and worth the lack of sleep that I got.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Bountiful Baskets


I should have written about this almost two weeks ago, but we have started ordering our produce through Bountiful Baskets Co-Op. and I must say... I love it!

We payed $15 and received enough produce to last our family of 4 two weeks and the included making a huge fruit salad that I took over to my moms house for everyone to enjoy (made only from the fruit I received from BB).

This is what we received on our first pick up:

Romaine Lettuce
Kale
English Cucumber
Cauliflower
6 Bananas
Canary Melon (this was delicious)
broccoli
Green Onions
5 red pears
5 Nectarines
12 plums
3 tomatoes
6 oz blackberries

I loved this because it got us out of our, apples, bananas, grapes, green beans and corn routine that we have been stuck in. I don't have to think about what to pick out at the grocery store. They choose it for me, I just go pick it up. It forces us to try new things and helps me experiment while cooking. I can't wait to see what I get at this Saturday's pick up!

Slacking

I've been seriously slacking on my blog over the last couple of weeks. I've got ideas to write about but have lost a lot of my motivation for daily activities in general. My body feels like I still need to catch up on sleep. Maybe my stress level is rising and that is why I am not motivated. So... here is me trying to motivate myself to get back on task and do the the things I have to do and also do the things I enjoy, like my blog.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Today

Today, Michael comes home! That is all...

Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2


From a movie standpoint it was great! It was entertaining and kept me focus, but it lacked so much of what the books have to offer. I know that if they had put in everything from the book that I would have liked to see in the movie it would have been about 8 hours long... but that would've been ok with me.


I'm sad to see it go. This is an end to something great. I think this is one of those series that really encourage kids to read and use their imaginations. And pretty much whatever makes kids read I am in support of.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Tonight is the Night

I am going to see Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, Part 2 at the midnight premier. I am so excited to be going. This is the only movie that I am willing to stay up past my bedtime to go see. I don't know really what else to say other than I will be napping today and sleeping in tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Weight

I am devastated every time I step on the scale. I swear I am a skinny person just stuck in a fat persons body. There was one time in my life that I was truly skinny and even then I was larger than most of my friends.

I've struggles with my weight my whole life. I've always liked food a little too much and ate the really healthy stuff to little of the time. I've never really eaten in moderation either. When I was in high school I was a cheerleader and we practiced for a couple hours a day 5 days a week. I was in constant motion, so worrying about what I ate didn't really matter.

Well, high school ended and I slowly have been packing on the pounds ever since. I am not happy with who I see when pictures are taken. I feel shocked every single time I see a new picture taken of me because this is just not how I see myself. I don't see myself as thin and toned or anything like that, but just didn't realize how I really am now.

I am happy with everything on the inside of me and I just need to start building on the outside who I feel I really am. I need to break out of the fat the surrounds me. I want Sidda and MJ to not see me as their fat mother. I want to be an example to them of how live, and how I am currently treating my body is no way to live. Somewhere along the past 10 years I've lost myself inside myself. There was a time in my life that I felt beautiful and confident and I want to feel this way again.

So, today is a new day. Today is a fresh start. Today I have joined sparkpeople.com. It is a free site that is dedicated to healthy weight loss and motivation. I will be keeping a blog on the website about my journey through becoming a better me. Really, becoming the person I know I am. You can follow that blog on the following link. my.sparkpeople.com/JSSABLL

I will let you know whenever I update that blog. Please keep my progress in your prayers and encouragement is always welcome.

Missing Michael...

Am I super cheesy to miss my husband while he is gone for a week? I know that there are people out there who don't spend as much time with their spouses as Michael and I do, but we prefer it to be together.

In the eleven years that we have been together we've only spent a handful of time apart. Once in the first year we were dating, Michael went on vacation with his family for two weeks (that is the only vacation we've ever spent apart. The rest were all taken together.) After that we were together everyday for the next 7 years, when in 2008 Michael had to go to Arkansas for a convention. And now every year Michael goes to Kids Camp with the kids from our church for 5 days (I can't go because Sidda and MJ are not old enough.) This means that we are always together. We see each other daily and talk all the time. While he is away now we don't get to even talk much because he is so busy. So cheesy as it may be, I miss him...

I can't wait until Friday when he comes home.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Just Now




Just now as I was finishing my previous blog Sidda jumped up and announced: "My tooth just fell out!" She is so excited for her very first visit from the tooth fairy! We've been waiting for three or four days for it to fall out. Her tooth that fell out was super tiny and I'm a little sad at how old she is now getting.

My little girl is getting so big. She's going to be all grown up all too soon.

What's for Dinner?- Homemade Pizza and Garlic Knots





Last night for dinner I made homemade pizza. This is a normal occurrence here. We make homemade pizza every couple of weeks. What made this week different was that I also made homemade garlic knots. Also, one of the pizzas was made with roasted garlic parmesan sauce, topped with cheese, chicken cooked in salt pepper and garlic, and fresh chopped tomatoes. This dinner was a hit with the kids and with Michael as well. Sidda and MJ also had a couple of friends over who enjoyed the garlic knots so much that they took some home with them. It was a great night!