Thursday, July 28, 2011

And the Winner is...


Yes...this is what we do when we hang out at home!!

Brynnleigh got the coolest walker from her friend's Dave & Ali.  This thing is total top of the line...the horn even beeps when she (or Owen) pushes it!  B LOVES it...and she also loves it when O pushes her around in it!

Thank you very very much Dave & Ali, both kids love the high tech walker, and Troy & I appreciate all the laughs we get from watching them.  It won't be long before all four of us are chasing each other around the "laps" around the house!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Donuts!

Owen was a bit restless the other we decided to make donuts.  He really wanted to go to the donut store, and well, neither Troy nor I wanted to we compromised, and made some at home.  My aunt got me a donut maker for Christmas, so this was the perfect time to try it out.

Believe it or not, I had ALL the ingredients to make the basic donut.  I even had the stuff to make chocolate icing & sprinkles!!  Owen was soooooo excited...he couldn't even sit still.  O added everything & mixed.  The only thing I did was pour the batter, and retreive the donuts.

He was so proud of himself, and reward himself w/a donut (or two, or three).  We never made the icing, but the donuts were good enough without it.

O is really great in the kitchen w/cooking and baking, he just might take after his Uncle Jamy after all!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Detox - the day before the "big" day

I'm pretty sure I'm crazy for doing this, but I am a bit excited as well.  My friend Amy set up a 3 day detox diet for anyone who was interested, and well, I totally jumped on board.  Amy is a coach for Beach Body.  She will help you achieve your fitness and nutritician goals....and basically for free. (

Here's the deal, for 3 days I eat a very limited diet - a cup of green tea each morning, followed by a Shakeology shake (mixed w/water & ice) and 1/2 a piece of fruit.  A whole piece of fruit for snack, and another shake for lunch.  Dinner is a shake and LARGE salad w/lettuce, veggies (3+) and lean protein w/light salad dressing.

I do have a history of passing out when I get hot, and have not eaten within the last few hours (minutes/seconds) so I will be prepared, should I need to make my own "detox" plan.  I'm going to take extra fruit & lean protein with me to work just in case.

My cousin is also doing this detox with me, so hopefully we can both stay on plan...I mean it is only 3 days.

My plan for tomorrow....get up, drink water, & get to work.  While at work, drink my tea, shake & fruit (strawberries) between 8-10 am.  Try and make it to lunch w/out a snack and drink my shake as close to noon or later as possible.  Have my snack (green apple) around 2-3 pm (this is always my hungry time) and then make it home.  Fix my salad w/skinless chicken, hearts of romaine lettuce, spinach, tomato, broccoli, carrots, and green beans w/light balsamic vinaigrette dressing w/my shake...and hold out until bedtime!  I will have an extra banana, nectarine, and some extra chicken w/me just in case.

Why am I doing this? - Because my weight is at a plateau and I need to get past it.  I go between 139-144 lbs depending on the day & what I've eaten/drank.  I honestly believe w/this detox, I can get into the upper 130's and hopefully maintain that.  I would LOVE to be 125-130 lbs at my final weight, but I will be happy with 135.  I think if I can do this detox, it will help me curb my pepsi addiction, which is part of the reason for my ping pong weight.  I also want to do this to help my friend Amy promote her business.

So, the night before this is to do I feel?  - I'm nervous (can my body actually handle this?  Can I mentally handle this?) but I'm also excited.  I mean if I can do this and still function as an employee, wife, and mother, than I think I can do pretty much anything.

So, the next 3-4 days, I'm taking over my blog and minus a few planned posts, it's just going to be updates on my detox plan.  Trust me, I'll be honest (right down to my weight....yes, I'm going to put my weight on the internet for the whole world to read) and I promise...posts w/kid pictures very very soon!!

This will be my honest opinion, my friend Amy did not ask that I blog/review this plan, nor did the makers of Shakeology.  I am not being reimbursed for my opinion or for the products being used!!

Keep your fingers crossed that I stay married during this whole process!

My girly girl...

Well, not so much!  Brynnleigh has fallen in love w/Owen's dinosaur...she LOVES it.  So maybe we will be skipping the barbies for hot wheels and dinosaurs....and well, I don't have a problem with that.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Owen's 2nd T-ball Season

Owen was soo excited to play t-ball again.  We did it through the YMCA and it was a great experience (as always).  We requested a friend for our coach, and pretty much all of Owen's old soccer team (2 seasons ago) requested the same team, so we already knew all the kids and parents.

By the end of the season, they did more coach pitch than hitting off the tee.  Each child got 3 pitches, and if they didn't hit, then they would hit off the tee.  O pretty much hit it most of the little slugger!!

Owen is very good at baseball.  He can hit the ball when you throw it to him and does a great job of throwing (when he's paying attention) and does a decent job of catching.  Honestly, he's a better baseball player than soccer player.

I'm fine with whatever he chooses to do, I just hope he does some type of I can come watch!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Trip to Granny's

It is always nice to go down to South Boston to see Troy's grandmother, Granny.  The pace of life is so slow and there is nothing to do but relax!! 

Me & Brynnleigh

We always take Owen to the Dairy Dell for a pink hot dog and ice cream and I normally slip off to Belk or Walmart for a bit. 

O & his pink hot dog

O can play all day long outside and both kids get lots of extra attention from Granny.  I mean who else lets you have ice cream at 9:30 am?

Granny & Brynnleigh

We sit out on the carport all day long, there's always a nice breeze and tons to talk about!!  If not, you can watch the cars rush buy, or the cows across the street.  I would go there every weekend if I could!!

Yes, I enjoy the Dairy Dell too!

Soooo happy to be at Granny's

So happy to be at Granny's too!

Hanging out under the carport

Watching the planes go by

Practicing her Miss America wave

Riding his bike next door

Brynnleigh & Daddy

Trying to do his tough man look!

Watch out ladies!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Blocks could you not love this child??  She melts my heart everytime I look at her (don't worry, Owen does the same!!)  Brynnleigh got a fun block set from her friend DHP for Christmas, and she loves it!!

Happy Wednesday!!

This look may come back to haunt us later!

FYI....I promise a post between now and next Wednesday!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Chuck E Cheese!

So...Troy said that my "Wordless Wednesday" posts weren't "wordless" enough. Can I help it that I like to talk about my family??  ; )  So, here are the pics of our fun trip last Tuesday.  This was not B's first trip, but the first one that she knew what was going on.  Both O & B LOVED it!! 

Brynnleigh & Chuck E

Brynnleigh & Barney

B & B

O feeding his tickets

The Lacks' Men