Thursday, May 28, 2009

Weekly weigh-in

I missed my meeting AGAIN last night, so I had to weigh in this morning. I was DOWN 1.4 pounds. I am pumped about the weight loss, but I do think that some of it has to do with weighing in at 9:30 a.m. vs. 5:30 p.m. BUT, a loss is a loss…and I am happy with it. I think that this means that I will have to do EXTRA good this coming week when I go back to weighing in at 5:30.

I have 3.2 pounds to make it back to my goal….so the end is in sight!!

I am trying yoga for the first time tonight….so that should be interesting! haha

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Last Wednesday my dad took his car to the racetrack. It was his second time of the season…and our first time taking Blake. My dad had bought Blake some little headphones to drown out the noise a little while back, so we tested them out. Blake seemed to be oblivious to the noise and he enjoyed the action!

My dad did good…and is going faster and faster each time!

Ready for the races!

But then he got sleepy....

And did this for a good majority of the time that we were there!

Looks pretty cozy!

My boys ready to cheer on my dad!

My dad with his car:

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Weekend Recap

We had a GREAT long weekend. Why can’t every weekend be a three day weekend?!? We had lots of fun, got lots of sun, and spent lots of time with family and friends! The weather was PERFECT for Memorial Day weekend.

Blake had fun playing outside and went on his FIRST boat ride! I took some pics that I will load later this week.

Here is one pic of us at the lake….after the sun went down so we were chilly!

Friends Megan,Kellianne, my sister, and me!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Workin for the weekend!

And it’s gonna be a LONG weekend! YAY. I just can’t wait to have THREE days off. We really don’t have any big plans..just hoping that the weather warms up so we can take a boat ride and enjoy the lake! It was 80+ yesterday…figures that today is cold and windy. I DID hear that it is supposed to warm up a bit for Sun/Mon though!

Ryan got B this little baseball when we were down at the Tigers game last weekend. It is his new FAV toy. He just won’t let go of it!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Weekly Weigh In

WELLLLL….I LOST this week! HOORAY. Down 2.2 pounds, so that is pretty great. I was a bit surprised, but VERY happy! SO, now I have lost 26.2 pounds total, and have 4.6 to go until I reach my lifetime GOAL again! I HAVE to do it by June 20th, because that is when we leave for Jamaica…and when I will be LIVING in a bathing suit for a week!

It's not quite warm enough to be wearing a bathing suit here in I get a couple of extra weeks to lose!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Random thoughts of the day….

It is the MOST beautiful day ever today….I wish that I was outside right now and not at work…(side note-I should NOT be blogging at work…but I can’t focus on work on a day like today anyway :o))! 82 and sunny…in May…in Michigan, it doesn’t get any better than this!

I really can’t believe that Shaun Johnson won DWTS last night; I thought that Gilles and Cheryl had it in the bag! They got ripped off!

I hope that Kris Allen wins AI tonight! Adam Lambert is a bit too much for me…and he sounds pretty much the same no matter WHAT he sings! He will be famous regardless…so give Kris a shot!

We have exactly ONE month from today until we will be in Jamaica. At this time next month we will have already landed there!! I can’t WAIT….but that means I only have one month to lose my weight…YIKES.

That brings me to the fact that I am NERVOUS to weigh in tonight. I left my WW meeting last week determined to have a good week with a BIG loss…but I didn’t. BOO.

I need to upload some newer pics of the babe…but here he is last week sitting in his bumbo playing…he is fascinated by this thing!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Last Friday night we went to a Tigers game. It rained…but they did play…and finally ended up winning after a few rain delays!

It was our first time leaving Blake over night. He stayed with Ryan’s parents and did just fine…so I guess maybe I can loosen up the reins a bit and get out a little more! It was a good test for when we head to Jamaica in a month! We will have to be without him for 4 nights then!

Ryan and I WAY up high...these werent really our seats, but we were trying to get out of the rain!!

My mom, sister, and I...later in the night:

Ryan and I in front of Comerica Park after the game:

My sister and I on the TIGER!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Baby cousin

Blake is our little baby…but when he is next to his little cousin he looks like SUCH a big boy!! Ryan’s brother and his wife had their baby girl on May 2nd. Blake really doesn’t notice her much, but I am sure as they get older they will be close and have so much fun together. They are only 4 ½ months apart.

Addy seems so tiny. I never remember Blake being that little…but he was…he was actually quite a bit smaller when he was born….

It is just crazy how fast they grow and change!

Blake giving baby Addy kisses...

Thursday, May 14, 2009

BOOOO! Weekly Weigh-In

Well..I’m PO’d. I REALLY thought that I had lost weight last week…but I didn’t…I GAINED .8 lbs. It makes me sad :o(. SO…now I have 6.8 pounds to lose to make it back to my goal weight, not that 6 that I had last week. I guess I better get my buns in gear for this week and make up for lost time from this past week! How depressing!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

5 Months!

The babe is 5 months old today. At this time 5 months ago I was at the hospital anxiously awaiting the go ahead to start pushing! By this time in the day things were getting intense…and I am sure that I was VERY anxious…but in retrospect…it doesn’t even matter. I didn’t remember the pain and agony of that day…just the joy and excitement!

Blake has made some HUGE changes in his short 5 month life. He is now eating veggies every day. He eats cereal like a champ. He rolls over, laughs, and giggles all of the time.

He has doubled in weight since birth. I think that it is safe to say that he weighs over 15 pounds now. He has grown almost 7 inched in length. He is wearing 3-6 month outfits and filling then out great.

We can’t just leave him lying around any more…he is a mover and a shaker. I left him on his Baby Einstein play may this morning, came back in a couple of SHORT minutes...and he was about 4 feet away on the carpet! I don’t know how he can move that quick…but it is just great!

I can’t wait to see what the next 5 months hold for him! We are so lucky to have such a happy healthy little boy!

This is Blake’s 4 month photo, but I just got them back from the photographer last Friday…didn’t it turnout precious?!?

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Aunt Dani’s game!

Last night we went to Ryan’s little sister’s softball game. They are 25-0 now and ranked 3rd in the State! It is exciting and Dani is doing great. Blake is still a little wierded out about being outside for extended periods of time. Being born in Michigan, in December means very LITTLE time spent outdoors for the first few months of your life!

It is FINALLY getting warm enough to take him outside. I am sure that he appreciates the fresh air, but the sun is a bit much. I really need to find a pair of sunglasses for him to wear!

YAY, we're going somewhere!!

Can't waitto see Aunt dani play softball!

OK mama, it's a wittle bright out here

I think I'll close my eyes for a bit

Oh I'm getting sleepy....

And I'm OUT....

Monday, May 11, 2009

We graduated!!

Both Ryan and I graduated on Saturday. He with his Bachelors and me with my Masters, so no more homework for us! It is such a great feeling. I don’t know if it has totally sunk in yet. I have been in school for SO long, that it may take a few weeks to really register! Ryan had his second interview this morning and they offered him the everything is falling into place!! We are so blessed :o). I feel pretty grateful for everything that we have!

My first mother’s day was great. Blakers got be a couple of new charms for by Pandora bracelet. I also got one from Ryan’s mom. We spend the day with my mom and then stopped by and saw Ryan’s mom as well. We are so lucky to be so close to our families!

My mom, Blake, Dad and I

Me and my boys

With my sister

I'm done!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Big weekend!

Lots to do this weekend….
Tonight we are headed out to watch Ryan’s little sister play softball. Her team is ranked number 3 in the STATE and are undefeated so far! 21-0. She hit a grand slam on Wednesday, so hopefully she will have another big game tonight!

Tomorrow is GRADUATION! Hard to believe that it is FINALLY here. I still don’t think that it has sunk in yet. Ryan and I BOTH graduate. It will be so strange with neither one of us having homework or projects due!

Sunday will be my first Mothers Day ….How great.

I will try to take lots of pictures of all of the festivities. I have been slacking in the picture department lately!

Here is my peanut on his 4 mo. birthday...he turns 5 mos. on Wednesday. He is getting so old!!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Weekly Weigh-In

Welllll....not quite sure how I pulled it off, BUT I did lose 1.2 pounds this week! Now only 6 pounds to go to get back to my goal. I have about 6 weeks, so I should be able to do it!! My total weight lost is up to 24.8 pounds. I am excited to hit the 25 pound mark by next week!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Where does the time go?!?

Here it is Wednesday already and I haven’t posted a blog all week. The days are just flying by. I am super busy at work right now and I am STILL trying to finish up my Plan B for graduation on Saturday. Nothing like waiting til the last minute. It will be such a relief when I am done and have my MASTERS! Not sure what I will do with my time though….I have been in school for—well my whole life. It will be such an off feeling to not have homework or projects in the back of my mind constantly!

We had a BUSY weekend last weekend….because our Niece was born! Addyson Brynn was born on Saturday at about 4:00. We were at the hospital ALL day, because Ryan’s bro’s wife went in very early. Everyone thought things were going to move fast…but they didn’t. NOTHING happened, and she had to end up having a C-Section. Baby and mama are home now and everyone is good. I will post pics of her soon. Blake really could have cared less. He doesn’t even look at her :o). Maybe in a few months he will notice her!

Here are a few pics from a couple of weeks ago. We took Blake to a festival and there was a lighted parade. He thought it was pretty great and loved all of the flashing lights. We were a little worried that he would freak out about the sirens, but they didn’t seem to faze him anyway!

Blake and grandma...

Watching the parade!

Grandma worrying about the loud noises!

Friday, May 1, 2009

1st veggies!

Blake had his 4 month well-visit on Wednesday afternoon and his doctor gave up the go ahead to try veggies! He is a champ with the rice cereal, so I was pretty confident that he would do well with the veggies as well.

Doc told us to try one veggie for three days straight and then switch to the next. The first veggie we went with was squash…not sure why….I think it was because Aunt Mary was there and she loves squash. Ryan hates squash, so he was less than thrilled with the choice, but oh well :).

He did well (but the pictures don’t reflect that)…..after each bite he made a TERRIBLE face. Like, 'what in the world are you feeding me?!?' BUT, he swallowed it all and continued to eat it, almost the whole container. SO, we have stuck with the squash. Today will be day three, and we can switch to something else tomorrow.


OK, WHAT am I eating?!?!

Seriously mom....gross!!

OMG....NO more!! (my personal fav)

OK....That's IT! I'm DONE!

Poor baby....I do think that he likes it....really, I'm serious....maybe he just needs a bit of time to adjust :)