Thursday, July 31, 2014

Update on diet

So I was doing quite well till about a week and a half ago when I "fell of the wagon." I am now desperately trying to gain back control and start back to it. I can say that the events that led to my current situation were emotional events that affected my state of mind and I fell back into emotional eating. I am trying to make changes to not fall back to that again but I know it will take lots of self control and hard work. Today is a new day and I plan to live it as such and start fresh! 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Book Review: Making Marriage Simple

I received "Making Marriage Simple" by Harville Hendrix and Helen Hunt from about a week ago. I began reading the book almost immediately because as it so happens I was looking for help for my own marriage. I am normally not one to even read a marriage help book because I previously would have considered all of them to be garbage, however, I took a chance anyway and requested this book. Best decision ever! I can't tell you how much every chapter helped me to realize things within my marriage that need to be worked on and even gives exercises after each chapter to do with your spouse so that you may both benefit from what the book has to say. My husband and I are in the process of working on the exercises and hopefully this new found knowledge will improve our marriage and help us to be able to get more out of our relationship with one another. The book was well put together and touched on the important subjects as well as offered interesting insight and humor so that it was serious and lighthearted all in one which made it an easy read. I learned from the book what kind of personality I have when faced with certain situations and also what kind of personality my husband has as well. I am the hailstorm and he is the turtle. This information alone has helped us to be able to work on those issues in a constructive way and not a destructive way as we previously did. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking to get married, married, or even in a serious relationship, it is well worth the read.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Read for a good time!

I received this book from a few weeks back and I just finished reading it. It was AMAZING! The book was such a pleasant change up of what I normally read which is sappy romance novels and non-fictions. I absolutely loved the humor and caught myself laughing hysterically on many occasions. If you are looking for a book to add variety to your reading or just looking for a book that you can thoroughly enjoy for fun, then this is the book for you! I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars and hope you will take a look at it too! Happy reading!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Weightloss Journey

I have decided that I need to stop being unhealthy and unhappy and get up off my butt and start living a healthy, happy, life. I'm in full transformation mode and want to be able to keep track of my accomplishments as well as share my journey. There are many emotions running through my head. I am nervous, excited, and anxious to get this party started and take my life by the horns. I hope to be able to look back on this in a year and be proud of all my accomplishments and be happy in my new and improved body. Each day I will write my feelings as well as struggles and triumphs I encounter. Watch out world here I come!! 

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Cleaning and Crafts

It's come to my realization that work is never truly done whether you work out of the home or in like myself. Cleaning has become a never ending cycle and with a toddler and infant, cleaning seems to just continually become more and more frequent. I have now created many little things to help with my organizing and cleaning. One thing is my two new whiteboards I made with scrapbook paper and dollar frames. I absolutely LOVE it!! I plan to continue to make more little crafts like them and hopefully make my life simpler. :)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

A Mothers Love

It will be two years come September 18 that I will have began my journey as a mother. Never in my entire life would I have fathomed just how amazing being a mom would be. Times have definitely been tough and I have had my fair share of meltdowns, tantrums, illnesses, and tears but through each and everyone of them I have managed to come out with an even greater appreciation for being a mother. 

Beginning my job as a mother has been the most rewarding experience I have ever had. I always knew since I was very young that I wanted to one day have children. I remember playing house and naming my dolls and taking care of them with such love. Naming my dolls back then consisted of names I had seen on commercials and cartoons and when it came time to pick a name for my first child I remember laughing at the childhood name I had picked out. Ahh memories. 

On September 18, 2012 my daughter was born. She was BEAUTIFUL! I remember looking at her from across the room as the nurses cleaned her off and checked her vitals and thinking of how precious and tiny she looked. Being pregnant and feeling your child grown inside you is such an amazing experience but after 9 long months of waiting, just the sight of your little one after birth is breathtaking. (Not to mention a relief after going through labor.) I can truly say that the experience was on I will never forget. My daughter is now 19 months old and the most rambunctious child I have ever seen. She amazes me everyday with all she is learning and is incredibly smart. I can be having a bad day and when she looks at me and says "momma" I just melt with happiness and love. She is not my only child though and I have been blessed with one other (so far) and he was born March 25, 2014. He is bouncing baby boy and has a smile that could bring anyone to their knees because of the cutest dimples on his cheeks. He is so happy all the time and just an amazing gift from God.

God has truly blessed me and my family. He has brought me two healthy children. He has kept us safe and helped provide for us when times have gotten tough. Most of all, he has loved us and continues to do so unconditionally. I thank God for blessing me with the opportunity to be a mother not only once but twice and for his continued blessings that have kept me alive and well to continue to be the mother I am to my two little blessings. God is truly great!