Thursday, September 29, 2011

sweet boy and his vocabulary!

I'm not quite sure how I feel about him talking so much. He's hilarious when he talks because he sounds like a 15 year old! Seriously, he does. He can be rather bossy, but we're working on that. He likes to use his hands and make gestures while he's telling you something, I think he feels this will get his point across even more! He loves to say, "I love you" and we love to hear it as often as he'll say it! The other day while we were out shopping for birthday gifts for his buddy Hudson, he told me "Mommy we should do this more, ok?"....ummm, are you sure you are only 2?! Ha! He told every person that worked in each store, "Hello" and as we left, "Have a good day!" He just might be our next President! Ha! He walked and held my hand throughout the mall (couldn't believe he did that!) and told me, "I had a good time, you have fun?!" I'm telling you, our conversations freak me out sometimes because I cannot believe his vocabulary!

I know most of the time he's immitating big brother, but still...

Last night as we were laying him down for bed he shouted out for his Momma and said, "Please don't make me go night night, I wanna sit with you so much on the couch"....I'm serious folks, not making it up! I tell him he's silly and he says, "No me not!" Hahaha!

I need to record all of it so I can show him when he's older.

No matter what, he's a sweet boy and we love him so much!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Go Panthers!

My cousin is a senior this year and we decided to take a trip to watch one of his football games! Go #60! The game went into THREE overtimes and the Panthers WON!

It was our first high school football game since we were in high school and we won't talk about how long ago that was! It was nice to be in that atmosphere again and I told my hubby, he better be prepared because if our boys play football, I'm going to be one crazy, proud, and vocal FOOTBALL MOM!

We are proud of you, Dominic and happy we could be there to watch you!

Go #60

Hope we can make it there to watch you again before football season ends! The boys still can't stop talking about the football game and how they wanna be football players just like Dominic and Aaron! Love it! They wear their football helmets all through the house yelling, TOUCHDOWN and tackling each other. When I tell them not to be so rough they tell me they are just being football players! HA!

Now how can I argue with that??!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

being hard on myself...

So, you all know that I stood in my friend's wedding last weekend. It was a beautiful wedding and we had a great time. I had a few pictures that I posted on here and thought, wow...this running that I've been doing has really paid off. But then yesterday I receive the proof link to view all of the pictures from the photographer. OH MY GOSH. Then it started...

I have a BAD habit of being SUPER hard on myself. Anybody else deal with that? Anyway, I pretty much picked every picture of myself to pieces, until I felt so horrible about myself that I laid in bed and cried. Sad and pathetic, right? I tried to focus on where this all started...I guess a lifelong lack of self-esteem. Feeling like the "fat kid" can be damaging for life. Although I have overcome SO much and had an incredible weight loss journey, I still can't shake those image issues I have of myself. I mean, I tore those pictures apart. My legs? My arms? My face? ALL OF IT. I felt terrible afterward and couldn't stop thinking about those pictures. Why can't I accept myself for who I am? I am a larger woman, I will never be petite(although I've wanted to be for most of my life) and I workout HARD. I push myself to the limit and exceed goals I never thought possible. I feel great when I put things into perspective and think about how far I have come and how, hopefully I am impacting lives through my Move It Mommas blog and helping my children develop a healthy lifestyle...why is that not enough for me?

I sometimes think I will never overcome these issues, because of the odd relationship I have with my father. I feel like I don't even know him. He has hurt my mother and I A LOT in our lives and continues to hurt me by not wanting to be involved in our children's lives. His life always came first. HIS dreams, HIS priorities...never ours. And I feel like I deal with the emotional baggage that comes along with that. NO, I am NOT making excuses for my battle with weight, self-esteem but I do believe that a lot of my issues are me trying to deal with my emotions...probably in the wrong way. Exercise relieves A LOT of this for me. A LOT. But I guess not all of it?

Oh my goodness, now that I've spilled my hour therapy session with all of my loyal readers, I do feel better. Ha! I just need to learn to LOVE myself. My husband loves me, tells me I'm beautiful each and every day, my boys are my life. They make our lives complete. I have a beautiful mother, who would do anything for us. Anything. I have in-laws that are wonderful to us. They love our children, they love us! I am told all of the time, that I look great...why don't I believe these words? Hmmm, guess I'll be doing a lot of soul-searching this week but one thing is for sure: I WILL NOT BE LOOKING AT THOSE PICTURES AGAIN FOR A LONG TIME!!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

random phone pics...again!

I love taking phone pics, as you know by now, so here's MORE!

Hanging with my little man while big brother was at school...

Momma's two, tough guys!

ewwww cheesy face! Can you tell this boy loves Cheetos?!

Jake and his friends...little bro was too busy chowing down on cheetos! Ha!

yep, he's wearing his pj's on his head! I'm telling you this boy is SILLY!

we like to take pics after our morning runs...Jake rides his bike and Justin enjoys riding in the stroller! These boys are my motivation on days where I don't feel like working out, they push me!
and Mommy after her run...Ya know the half marathon is about 115 days away! YIKES! hopefully I'm able to reach my goal of running 13.1 miles!!

ahhh, not sure why I love taking phone pics, but I sure have WAY too many photos on my phone that are too cute to erase! so many random memories that I love so much!

Monday, September 19, 2011

well, are ya?

Are you addicted to Pinterest? I sure am!

Whether it's finding this really clever way to carve a pumpkin?

of finding these super cute camo cupcakes to make for my boys?

Are these not the coolest cupcakes EVER??!

or my most favorite part of Pinterest...the motivational quotes! I have an entire board dedicated to motivation and when I'm fixing to workout, I read through my pins, get pumped up and head out to exercise! If you pin, then follow me and I'll follow you right back!


Have fun pinning, but be warned...IT'S ADDICTING!!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

spending time with my Little Man

Now that big brother is in preschool three days this year, it allows for baby boy and I to have some much-appreciated bonding time! The other day we went to the park and he loved the one-on-one attention! He loves being outside and playing hard, so this was perfect...even though the temps were outta control, HOT! He was so happy and asked if we could go to the park, EVERY DAY!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

you might be a redneck...

if this is what your boys look like EVERY evening!!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

She's Married!

She stood in my wedding almost seven years ago,

She is the Godmother to my youngest son,

the greatest friend ANY girl could ask for

and now she's Mrs. Baker! Woohoo!

a few pics from the Rehearsal Dinner-all phone pics because my big 'ol SLR camera didn't match my outfit! Ha!
...the only pic of my hubby and I at the wedding :(

Mrs. Ashlyn Baker! She's looking pretty and ready to walk down the aisle! She was a beautiful bride and I don't think her smile ever left her face. The reception was great and now she's off having a blast on her honeymoon! Love ya, Ashlyn...CONGRATULATIONS!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


look at the determination...

Now these are really bad action shots AND he's in his pj's, but aside from that we are SO proud of him and his pitching abilities at only 4 years old! Maybe because he's our son, we think he's amazing but seriously...he's GOOD! Take a look...

and he throws the ball hard...

His Daddy was a really good pitcher, so maybe we've got a boy following in Daddy's footsteps? It's too soon to tell, but for now we'll be happy knowing that he LOVES practicing pitching and loves throwing strikes!

I am totally not going to be that crazy baseball mom (hopefully), but it makes me so happy knowing he loves this sport. His Daddy and I love baseball so we'll see where it goes but one thing is for sure...we WILL NOT pressure him into doing anything he does not wanna do.

We are proud of you, Jacob! And we're happy that you're loving baseball right now!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

first day of school, belated post!

That handsome boy was ready to go, bright and early for his first day of school last week! He loved seeing his buddies from last year and meeting his new teachers. He said they are cool teachers and he's already learning a lot AND they have him as their helper with certain things because of his BIG MUSCLES!!! Ha! His music teachers say he's shy and doesn't really like to sing, but he has classroom and music teachers thinking he's such a little sweetheart! Which he totally can be a SUPER sweet guy, but he sure likes to run wild, be ALL BOY and drive his baby brother nuts sometimes! Ha! Our reports from teachers so far, say: He's so mature. He loves sports. He's a sweetheart. He's made some good friends in class. He is ALWAYS on his best behavior! Well, I'm happy that he's saving all that super, sweet boy behavior for the classroom! Woohoo!

Poor little guy is ready to play soccer, but unfortunately there wasn't a fall league with openings this season, so maybe we'll have better luck in the spring?

He is very excited to run another 1K race with us in October! Jacob rides his bike and baby brother has been training a lot with Mommy, as he rides in the jogging stroller while I work on my mileage! They are my #1 fans, but most of the time they tell me to

RUN FASTER, MOMMY...You're going TOO slow!!! Ha!

The half marathon is January 15, 2012 so we better step it up with our training! Up until this week, it's been way too hot to get more than three miles, but now that we're having low's in the 60's and high's in the breezy 80's, we should be good and ready to TRAIN, for real!

Friday, September 2, 2011


What a day! I'm just happy things APPEAR to be settling down at the moment. But let me fill you in on my NOT-SO-BORING DAY!!!!
This morning we woke up to our oldest, Jacob not feeling well. Cold/Allergy symptoms and a low grade fever.
Spent most of the morning hanging out in our pj's and I cleaned house.
At about 2pm, I went out to my car looking for my purse(I NEVER, EVER leave my purse in the car) and found it, but as I opened my wallet to put my cash away, I saw that my $200 that was in there...was missing?
Then I immediately grabbed for my debit card and yep...MISSING!!!
I started to panic and freak out, came running in to check my account online and sure enough...pending transactions at 340.00 and counting...
Called our bank and they stopped the card and not soon enough, because the charges began at 6:19 this morning at Jack In the Box for $20.19 and went on from there, 10 DIFFERENT locations for a total shopping spree of $890.00!!!! Yes, ridiculous right? I feel so violated and betrayed and I know it's MY fault for accidentally leaving my purse in the car, but seriously we are suppose to live in a nice area/neighborhood where we SHOULD feel safe. I don't feel safe. Last year it was my rear window being blown out but the police thought that was probably teenagers doing pranks. This time, they had access to ALL of my account info, SS card, debit card(which they took). It was very scary. I called the credit bureau's and they put fraud alerts on EVERYTHING. The bank covered the fraud payments and even after we closed account, they tried to use it for a purchase of $328.00 at Target. Speaking of Target, they used it five different times at the same Target location within minutes??? Yea, how is that possible right? Scary. Some for $40.00, others for $90.00...strange! They bought clothing, shoes, gas, groceries. They went to Valero, Chevron, and Texaco and apparently they didn't just need gas, one charge was for $158.00 at one gas station!

I would not be able to live with myself if I did this to people for a living. Seriously, have some self-respect and care for others. My husband works SO hard to keep me at home with our boys. We pay our bills, save like we should, don't live out of our means and yet this happens. Makes me so mad. That cash is gone. Although the bank returned my money and the police came and took fingerprints and filed a report, I'm still mad.

I'm off to cuddle with my sweet boy, who is still not feeling well and is saying his throat hurts(geez, only one week back at school and he's sick!) and I will be praying that tomorrow seems to be a much better day. I know things could be MUCH worse, but its still upsetting and makes me angry that people do this and take advantage of others.

They are SO lucky they weren't caught...I think I might have gone crazy on them if I would have seen them in the act. Throwing things and chasing and screaming at them...all at once. They would have given me back my things because they would have been AFRAID! VERY afraid. Hahahaha!