Monday, April 25, 2011

Rain drops are falling on my head.... Literally!

So I'm sitting here listening to the rain for the 7th DAY IN A ROW!!!! Ugh! I'm thankful for the rain, because it was so dry here, but this is killing me! It's raining so much we now have 4 leaks in the main bathroom, one in the living room, and the bedroom through the lights.... Are you kidding me? I really don't mind rain but the tornadoes and all the HORRIBLE lightning is getting to me. These May flowers better be the size of GIANTS due to all the April Showers... :(

We had a great Easter despite the soggy weather. That better be all I write because it's starting to lightning really bad!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Crazy weekend...

This weekend was nutso! I had to finish finalizing all of my Rhea Lana stuff and deliver it on Sunday. Needless to say Kenny got some Daddy time with his 2 babies! :) I only had 20 things in this sale because most of my stuff sold at the Rogers sale. I was super excited for yesterday though because I didn't get to pre shop at the Rogers sale because of a death in the family. Needless to say I was very pleased with my shopping experience! I scored Jade a Little Tikes Slide for 6.00!!! It retails on the Little Tikes site for 49.99! :) I also got her a pair of Pink Chuck Taylor Converse for 4.00 and two pairs of super cute sandals for 3.00 a pair! Yes! She also got some play food for her kitchen for cheap! I got both of the kids some clothes also, but not very many. (I'll admit it, I would rather buy them new clothes!) Anyways, I also found a couple of double jogging strollers both for $100. I kicked myself all night last nigt for not buying one. So I suppose I will go back tomorrow and see if they still have at least one of them so I can get back running! I really miss it since it's been 8 days! :( My knees are still super sore and I've come to the conclusion that it is either my running "stride" or I've bruised the cartilage in them! Either way it stinks and I'm literally in tears by the end of the day! It's all good though, keep pressing on since that's what Momma's do!

In other news tomorrow is my official weekly weigh in but I did manage to weigh last night and I was officially to the 22 pound mark!!!! What better way to celebrate than buying that Jogging Stroller HUH? :)

No exciting news any where else, other than the fact that I am quite proud of myself for purchasing a million flowers at A to Z to make my own Memorial day decorations. It's so sad at the number of graves we have to decorate. :(

Hopefully I will have a dramatic weight loss by tomorrow to announce! LOL! Until then....

Friday, April 15, 2011

Ryan loves him some toys...

So Ryan has reached a milestone.... He is grabbing things! I can't believe my baby boy is almost 3 months old! Seriously I think time is flying by way faster now that we have 2 kids! :( Breaks my poor heart! He for sure is getting some super fantabulous Red hair too now! Jade's is still strawberry blonde but she sure does have some serious Red streaks in it, and the attitude to go with it! Ha!

We just Love our hands... Sister thinks he is doing the Tommahawk Chop... Please! :)

Our First Night Home! Jade already loved her little brother!

Well that's all I have for today. My house is totally clean from the storm last night! Geez I guess a trip to Alma to A to Z will be in order for today! :)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Rhea Lana's and almost to the 20 lbs lost mark!

Whew... well obviously I didn't get to blog yesterday, instead I decided to take the kids for a walk. It was much needed, because we needed the mail for one and two I just loved hearing Jade tell me things she saw! Prime example... "See... See... Mama... See!" Music to my ears for sure! Daddy drove my Tahoe to his brother's baseball game and the double stroller was in the back of it. (Go figure!) So we had to improvise! Jade rode in her stroller that came with her car seat (Which is now of course Ryan's) and I strapped poor little Ryan into a pink and brown baby carrier! I never used it with Jade because she HATED the thing, however he LOVES it! The walk to our mailbox has one MAJOR hill in it and it is probably a mile and a half there and back! You talk about one sweat covered Mommy when we came back! Gross, but so worth the calories I burned... 211 to be exact! Ha! I'm loving the whole Couch to 5K program. My knees have been really sore from bad running surfaces (ie... a place behind our compost shed that once was a watermelon patch, which then turned into a place to put liter from the chicken houses, which then turned into a flat dirt spot because of the tiller, anyways...) and I tore all the ligaments in my ankle coming out of the Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor after Ryan's hearing test! Ugh... anyways I'm running strange and I've not been aware of it because my body is trying to run in a way where it won't put any more stress on my ankle/foot and therefore my knees are feeling it. (Sorry for that rambling mess, IDK why I just typed all that. Whatever) I officially started dieting and receiving B12 shots for my energy and stress on March 9th. 4 Weeks from that to be exact (April 6th) I had lost 15 pounds! Horray! I also started the C25K program on the 5th of April. Since the 6th I've lost 3 pounds! I know that isn't much but if I can average 3 pounds a week I will be happy with that! I do know that when you're running/training you're going to build muscle too, but I guess I can work with that! Anyways I'm proud of myself! I'm almost to that 20 pound mark and I am ecstatic over that! Especially since Kenny and I are doing a competition that whoever loses the most weight or gets closest to our goal weight at the end of a certain amount of time (to be determined still) gets to pick out where we go on Vacation! Obviously I am a month ahead of him since he didn't officially start losing weight until the beginning of this month. But I am DETERMINED to win so I can take my babies to Disney World! :) My goal (don't judge, even my doctor who knows my weight said I carry my weight well) is to lose 100 pounds! I'm totally fine with losing 60 but I would rather lose 100! Ha!

On to other news... this morning I have been busy entering my Rhea Lana's clothes! I LOVE Rhea Lana! If you haven't heard of it it's a consignment sale on Children's clothing from Newborn up to Junior sizes in kids and Maternity clothes, and Toys, Outside toys, Bouncy Seats, Cribs, Strollers, you name it it's there! I consigned at the Rogers sale in March and I'm doing it again in Fayetteville next week! I got Jade a Little Tikes play kitchen for only $15! I really only consign just so I can shop early and get the things I want! I didn't actually get to shop at the Rogers Sale due to a death in the family, but my sister in law picked up the kitchen for me! Great way to make some extra money and pick up some great deals for my kiddos!

Well that's all for today so far! Going to attempt the run today and get around for church tonight! Time to go get a super cranky/impatient girl her sippy refilled! Yikes! :)

Monday, April 11, 2011

So Obviously I didn't get that new laptop! Ha!

OK, I said around Christmas time that I was going to get started doing this again! I really REALLY REALLY need this. It's a great place for me to put my thoughts and lets face it vent to you poor followers! LOL! No but seriously here I go. I'm going to devote at least 10 minutes to blogging every day. Surely my children will cooperate with that!

Here's what our 2011 has been filled with so far:

*January - We welcomed our beautiful little boy into the world! Ryan James Emitt was born on January 25th at 9:52am Weighing in at 8 lbs. 13 oz and 21 inches long! He's such a sweet sweet boy!

*February - Life was pretty slow for us. We spent most of the month adjusting to not just 1 little munckin but 2! Jade LOVES her baby brother and she's an excellent Big Sister! :)

*March - Oh boy! March was a rollercoaster for us! Ryan was hospitalized for 5 days with RSV. (which is basically the common cold for an adult). Worst Month of my life. Ugh. I hated seeing him like that and it just was horrible. Period. I also got cleared in March to start working out! Obviously I didn't get to do much of that since we were home bound for right at a month. Needless to say we were pretty stir crazy.

*April - So far so good this month! I went back to the doctor for another B12 shot. Since my 6 week post baby check up I had lost 15 lbs. Woo Hoo! I can thank Ryan for most of that, and for needing the B12 shot too! That hospital stay had this Momma on pins and needles! Yikes! I also have started doing the Couch to 5K running program! Google it! You can try it too! I've started on my 2nd week of it however I am doing week 1 twice to just make sure I'm ready to increase my running time. I feel great and every day when it's time to run again, I can feel myself getting stronger and being able to run for longer lengths of time. It sure does make me feel accomplished. I'm busting my butt (literally and figuratively! Ha!) to get in shape and be happier about myself.

I really am so proud of myself right now, and I'm not being vain at all. With 2 kids I didn't know how I was going to be able to handle things, but I'm proud to say My house is in order, I find time to run at least 3 times a week, I have time to play with both of my babies, and we're spending time as a family! I'm so thankful for my family. We didn't think we were going to be able to have any more babies after Jade and my body didn't act like it was going to go back into baby ready mode but God had different plans for us. My OBGYN even says that Ryan is our 2nd miracle baby! :)

Hopefully 2011 will be better to us as the year progresses. Hopefully no more hospital stays and happy healthy children. I promise I will be doing much better with keeping up with this. Like I said I need this place just to put my thoughts! :)

Until tomorrow (hopefully)