Thursday, January 28, 2010

Cheat Day...

I must admit. I have a love affair going on. Unfortunately, it is not one that is healthy either. Man, why do we do this to ourselves? BUT, with the Lord's help, I have been able to really work hard on this "affair". What is the affair, you say?

Cheesecake and Chicken.

Plain and simple. I love it.

So, Brian and I have been on a 12 week health challenge. We are doing well for the most part. I have lost over 6% body weight and am on a roll with exercise like I have never been before. I love the feeling of working out. Even though we are disciplined with our diets Sat-Thursday...we take a cheat day every Friday. Is it horrible that I see this as "My date with food" day? Seriously, I do. But, it has been fun that Brian and I plan our Friday meals and look forward to them all week. Come Wednesday, we are having to give ourselves the pep talk...2 more days till _________________ fill in the blank.

Tomorrow, I get my cheesecake and chicken. I can't wait. And then, on Saturday, I will have to work extra hard to make up for it. lol.

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A New Bloggy Friend

I came across this darling girl...and I think you need to meet her!

She is also hosting a Paula Dean Giveaway you might want to join in on. :)

Here is a link to Life Is Beautiful ... Hope you enjoy her as much as I have!
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Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Last week, our little family had the Stomach Flu. After not eating for several days, we were STARVING...and BORED!

So, because I have the bestest hubby in the whole world, we took off for Lafayette to get a Steak N Shake treat. Don't ask why, but it was what we were craving! The Surprise part of it? It was at 10:30 at night. Lafayette is a 45 min drive. How is that for spontaneous?

I love times like these. I know that these simple memories will be ones that the kids will think on when their kids come around. They will also jump in the car...late at night...for a chili!

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Forest Was Wrong.

Forest Gump was incorrect. Life is not like a box of Chocolates. lol.

Life is like A Game of Candy Land!

Some days I feel like these happy little boys. On a mission to finish the game well. A smile plastered to my face. Prepared to face all that stands in front of me. Waving my little hand to tell the world, "I have the Lord on my side. I am going to win. Nothins gonna stop me now!" I like these boys.

Somedays, I feel like sweet little Princess Lolly. Those days are blissful and few and far between. They are the days that I just let life float on. The days I indulge in a second piece of chocolate cheesecake. The days I kick my little foot up and paint my nails. I am sure that God is more honored in the fact that these days are not that often. I should be more like the little boys. lol.

Somedays, I can not deny it, I am Grandma Nut. Unfortunately, I spend a lot of my days in the "Nut House". I often feel as though I have those amazing slides running all the way through my little domain. Shooting all discipline out the window, along with sanity. Even though Grandma Nut has some issues of discipline and craziness, she looks perfectly content and seems to be a servant of those around her. A little craziness is ok I suppose, as long as I remember to stick with the little boys...and keep marching towards the FINISH LINE!

Oh man. This is a place I feel like I have gotten stuck at way too many times in my life. You know the swampy land of sugar that you can land on...and stay at...while seemingly everyone else passes you by? I seriously don't like this place. Many great little plastic boys loose the game here. Why does Mr Gloppy look so happy? Seriously. But, for some reason, I must believe that God gets the most glory when we are stuck. When we can't move without His hand. Those are the times that the little happy boys...become men. All we can do when we are stuck with Gloppy, is trust in God's beautiful plan and keep pushing forward. I am here now.

And finally... King Candy! While Im not sure that Heaven is going to be like King Candy's house...nor will our next step in life ...I am sure that it going to be a beautiful thing to behold. King Candy's place is the place that those happy little men persevered for. Making it out of the Nut House and Through the Gloppy Swamp...and onto the place that their Creator designed for them! Doesn't it just make you giddy? I am praying that God is glorified in my Gloppy Swamp right now...and that He gives me the perfect "cards" to finish out this particular game. And that the Candy Castle is just right around the corner!!!!!

Are you hungry now?
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Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Isn't it funny how we often make promises that we fully intend on keeping, and then fall through? Did you know that God says something about that? "Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay." Conviction.

I always have full intentions of keeping up with my promises. Really, I do. But I have this problem of forgetting! So, now, I am keeping a detailed schedule keeper. I actually sold a few books on Ebay so that I could purchase this great little planner called "The Busy Body Book". I love it. It is pretty, well arranged for an ADD girl like me, sturdy, lots of note taking places, and did I mention it is pretty? I have worked hard at trying to write everything down that I need to do...and then doing it!

One of my promises to myself, is to blog more this year. I miss my blog. Poor little thing got left behind when the business came into my life. Brian reminded me this week of how much he enjoys it, when he told me that he spent the better part of an evening re-reading our life. I look forward to keeping this promise to my family. :) Praying that God will help me stay focused and disciplined as I keep up with all the promises in my life!!!!
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And the boy turns 5!

Happy Birthday to my sweet little boy. Isaac is our laughter. Everytime we turn around he makes us smile with some silliness of his. On the morning of his 5th birthday, we awoke to him standing on his "measure me" wall. He was asking Abbie if he had grown any overnight, because now he was 5! Such a magical age for a little boy. He wanted a camping party theme, and that is what he got. We went to the Bass Pro Shop, Chick-Fil-A, and followed by a night inside his brand new tent at Mamaws! ( Papa was there too, as well as others! lol) The gift he wanted most from us was a book. It was called, "The Boys Book: How to be the Best at Everything." We now know how to make our heads disappear and how to fight off a bear. lol. Life with a boy is beautiful. I am so thankful for the opportunity to experience it.

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Christmas Take....I don't know how many!

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