Friday, December 30, 2011

Your 3 Words

This year blessed us with LOVE, FAMILY, and HOPE!!!  Happy New Year!!!

For today's Y3W I created a picture collage of our year. Looking back at all of the pictures, I cannot believe how much FUN we packed our year with!!

This is 2011 summed up:

Lilly's 1st birthday
Disney World
Lilly's 1st haircut at Disney
My oldest sister's wedding
My baby sister's wedding
Des Moines, Iowa
Brock's 3rd birthday
My girls' weekend to Las Vegas

I am really looking forward to what the new year has in store for us! We already have these trips planned:

June - My girls' wine tasting weekend
July - camping
September - Smoky Mountains; Labor Day
September - Dallas; end of the month

From our family to yours,

May the New Year bless your family with love, happiness, and good health!!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Santa's on his way!

This afternoon Spike and I took the kids to see Santa at Bronner's.  We picked up our annual cardinal ornament that we have been collecting for the last 4 years! It is so pretty! We finally got around to seeing Santa, and Lilly was not thrilled about it... again...

Here she was last year: 

 And.... this year:

LOL... Hopefully one year she will warm up to him :-)

Brock was great though and I am happy with the shots we got:

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Our Christmas cards are ordered!!

I was going to try to keep our Christmas cards a secret until I mailed them out, but since I will score $10 off my next order at Shutterfly for posting our completed card on the blog, I couldn't wait! So here they are!! They came in the mail this weekend!! I have to stop by the post office today to get stamps and mail them out! Hopefully the family members that read the blog don't see this on here until they receive their card in the mail :-)  I took this picture of the kids the night we put up our tree!

Photo Card
View the entire collection of cards.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Our Christmas tree :-)

 I didn't have my tree topper completely up yet. The ribbons on Santa's arms were broken so I had to wait for my mom to fix them. She came by yesterday, so here is a little cell phone picture of just the topper that I took last night. I LOVE it!! I bought him from At Home America like 5 years ago.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Operation Skinny update!

Yipeee!!!! I did it. FINALLY!! I'm officially down 10 pounds. Only took like 4 months. But whatever. I know it could have come off faster if I ate better and actually worked out more than once a week... but I'm not harping on the bad. I'm just happy to finally be down 10 pounds :-)

So here are my new stats:

Starting weight: 180 lbs
Current Weight: 170 lbs
Difference:  -10 lbs
Pounds to lose to Goal: 20 lbs

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Your 3 Words

Sorry! I'm a day late. Here's another Y3W - Video Edition.


We taught the kids how to say "Rock and Roll" while holding up the Rock & Roll sign. Here it is as interpreted by a 1 1/2 year old ;-) Love her finger placement!

Make sure you check out the other great blogs in this week's Y3W blog hop