Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Movie Review: Here Comes the Boom

 Oh, wow.  We went to the movies last night.  We took the kids to the drive-in to see Hotel Transylvania and the following movie was Here Comes the Boom.  I don't know what it is about him, but Kevin James is hilarious!  I love his movies.  I honestly can't think of one that I didn't like.  I even loved Paul Blart Mall Cop.  I know it's crazy.

But back to Here Comes the Boom.  Kevin James plays Scott who is a high school biology teacher who has given up.  He feels like he is handcuffed by the school system and no longer makes an effort for the school or the kids.  He just really doesn't care.  Until the school is ready to shut down the music department. He wants to help his fellow teacher keep his job, but has to raise $48,000 to do so.  So he starts taking side jobs and working at night.  Making a little here and a little there.  Then he hears that UFC pays the $10,000 to the losing fighter.  So he starts training in MMA.  I mean who wouldn't lose a fight for ten grand?

I recommend it.  Both Sidda and MJ fell asleep and missed the movie, but I would've been perfectly ok with them seeing it.  It has a good story and a lot of laughs.  The language is mild and even the fighting isn't graphic.  I was happy that we stayed to watch it.

Thursday, October 18, 2012


I've struggled with my weight really all my adult life.  It is hard and frustrating!  There are times that I would wish I actually had a real eating issue, so I could make myself not eat and lose weight.  (Yes, I am perfectly aware of how unhealthy that is.  I've never starved myself.  Ever!)  I couldn't do it.  I have super food issues!  As is, I love to eat and it tastes good.  And because of these things I usually find myself putting food in my mouth, over and over again.

I would say that I am more of a bored eater than a comfort eater.  When I feel like I have nothing to do (which is crazy because I am constantly doing something) I tend to reach for food.  I don't reach for food for me filling food.  I want all that easy, convenient, delicious junk food.  You offer me food, if it doesn't contain mushroom or pickles there a good chance I'm going to eat it.  I just love food.

But that is not where the craziness really comes in.  What blows my mind is that today I am 21 weeks pregnant and ever since I found out I have lost 11 pounds.  I know what you're thinking....  She's had morning sickness, she can't keep any food down, that's why she's lost the weight... but you would be wrong. I have done absolutely nothing.  I have not been sick, have not thrown up a single time in this pregnancy.  I have made no effort to lose this weight, yet the 11lbs. are gone.  Crazy, right?  I have been dieting on and off for the last 10 years and have lost some and gained some but during this pregnancy I have lost weight without meaning to.  And if you really think about it, my little Anya (that's right, it's a girl!) weighs about one pound now, so that equals out to 12 lbs lost.  Full on craziness!

You can go ahead and be jealous.  I would be jealous of me too.  I am hoping to be able to continue to lose weight and make an effort at healthiness once she is born.  But for now I will enjoy the pregnancy weight loss.  It's the best diet ever!   Oh, and my doctor is not worried at all.  I've got plenty of extra poundage for Anya to feed off of, so it's all good.

And now for your enjoyment... A baby bump picture!  It's about a week old now, but I think I look about the same.

And also a picture of Michael and me.  Because I love Michael and think he's kind of awesome!

Monday, October 8, 2012


So, my boy is a girl.  Yup that's right, a girl.  This little one growing inside me I have been convinced is a boy, but nope, we are expecting girl #2 to enter our family!  I was completely surprised and excited!  Michael is so happy because he been saying since the beginning that he hoped we were having a girl.  Sidda is happy too!  There's just poor little MJ who is bummed about having another sister.  He wanted a boy to do boy things with.  I'm sure that she will want to play super heroes with him, though.

So let me introduce you to Anya Nicole, who will be joining our family some time around the end of February!

Yay!  She's a Girl!


Another profile.  Anya's hand is front of her face.