Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Two for Twos-day and Slideshow!

"Braxsten and Me at the park. I love this little boy! :)"

"Jillian and Me at the park. I love this little girl! :)"

Hey everyone! Today is Two for Twos-day! Hop on over to Eight is Great to see who else is playing along! Enjoy my photos!

Also I posted a slideshow of my trip to GA this weekend. I had my first Bridal Shower and my first Bachelorette Party. We had so much fun!! I love my family and friends so much! :) Thank you all for making my weekend so special! :)

Click the link below to see my slideshow!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Today is NOT ME Monday again over at MckMama's blog! I thought that I would join in on the fun today. Hop on over to her blog to see who else is playing along! Have fun!

I am not totally posting this blog post at work!

I am not procrastinating about the 500 million things that I have to do!

I did not stay out until 230am this weekend to celebrate at my Bachelorette Party!

I did not eat Waffle House (all-star breakfast) at 245am this weekend...nope not me!

I did not stay up late last night even though I was exhausted!

I did not forget to put my wet clothes in the dryer this morning!

I did not decide to post a blog because I was bored at work again!

I am not going to keep reading the 40+ blogs that I read on a daily basis while I am at work!

I did not cheat on my diet this weekend because it was conveinient while driving to GA! Not me!

I did not FAIL to start packing earlier so that I would be ready to drive to Tampa on thursday!

I did not just totally get a call for an interview in Tampa like 3 minutes ago!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :)

I did not just totally freak out and get all nervous!! haha

I did not just break out into a sweat! haha

I did not just realize that in 5 weeks I will be Mrs. Schafer and I will have a new home in a new town with no friends or little kids to hug......so bittersweet...what am I going to do with myself?

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

2nd Post of the day- NEW ME!

Since I posted that long post about my weight loss accomplishments, I thought I would post a picture of myself to go along with it. This is the smallest I've been in a very long time. I can't explain how happy I am and how proud of myself I am. This is a big deal for me. Now that I know I can make it to my goals I am setting a new one for myself. Wish me luck everyone. I'm close to where I want to be!

Way back When-esday!

" Me, Dad and my older sister on Christmas Morning 1990 :)"

Today is Way back When-esday! Share your old photos of whatever you would like! Come on, join in on the fun!! :) Check out Who's Says 8 is Enough? to see who else is playing along! Have fun!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Two for Twos-day

"Daddy and Me-First Time to the Beach 1986"
Today is Two for Twos-day!!! Share photos of your parents, spouse, siblings, children, friends or others in twos! Hope you enjoy! Hop on over to Who Says 8 Is Enough? to see who else is playing along!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Not Me Monday!!

McMama over at My Charming Kids is hosting a brand new fun game entitled "Not Me Monday".....check it out! Join and fun! You can read about the game on her blog!

I did not leave my room a mess this weekend and ignore the fact that is desperately needed to be cleaned.

I did not indulged myself with 3 cupcakes because they tasted so damn good. Nope, not me!!!

I did not fail to get a haircut that I really needed because I didn't feel like it.

I did not stay out until 2am with my neighbors.

I did not decide to blog at work because I am bored!

I did not ignore the fact that I had a million things to do this weekend.

I did not give up my yummy Nathan's hot dog to a little girl who wanted it.

I did not, did not, did not, do any of these things!!! hehe :)

4 more pounds to go!

Oh my gosh! I blog about running all the time and I was blogging a while back about weight loss. Well I guess all of my hard work (shin splints, swollen ankles, etc.) is paying off because I got on the scale this weekend and I have lost 11 pounds!!!!

**I was at my heaviest about 1.5 years ago weighing in at 189!

**Back in June I was at 180!

And as of this weekend I am officially 169!!!! I have tried soooo hard for so long to get below 170! I can't explain to you how good this makes me feel! I should have started running a long time ago! haha The coolest thing about it all is that I haven't really been dieting! I have cut back on my portions and not eaten as much as I normally do....stopping when I'm full and not overeating. A diet like that works great for me! :)

The story of when I weighed myself is actually pretty funny. I went over to my friend Vikki's house (she is also on a weight loss plan and she's loss 70 pounds!) and she has this high tech scale. Well the last time that I was on it, I weight 176.1 pounds. Well when the number popped up as 169 all that I saw was the 9....I was like damnit!! I gained 3 pounds!! While I'm sulking, Vikki is jumping up and down with excitement and then it hits me that that is a 6 and not a 7!! It was too funny to say the least. We hugged each other and got so excited. It's so great to have motivation and support like that!!!

Let's say that I feel very accomplished and have not gone out and overindulged myself yet. haha and I probably won't be doing that. The wedding is now 6 weeks away and I am trying my dress on again this Thursday.....THE FINAL FITTING......so all that I can do, is keep going down.

For my height I should range anywhere from 118-159 pounds so I am still considered to be overweight. My current goal is 165 and once I reach that I think I will aim for 160 or even 155. I still have a long way to go and if I have made it this far....I will make it that far!

My mom has also lost weight since her surgery. She's lost 11 pounds also! She looks really good! She was so excited to because she's been struggling with her weight as well. There is so much support and motivation around us to keep us all going. It really does make a HUGE difference. Thanks everyone for listening! HAPPY MONDAY!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Friday Foto Fiesta! Ole!

Braxsten playing in the leaves last Fall
Empire State Building NYC Dec 2007
David and Me at Universal Studios Jan 2008
My Besties going to Kenny Chesney Concert April 2008
Daddy and Me boating July 2008
It's Friday Foto Fiesta!! Time to pick out your phavorite fotos and share!

These pictures are random and come from the past year or so....I have many favorites but I just wanted to share a few today. Have Fun on Friday!! :) Don't forget to check out Who Says 8 is Enough? to see who else is playing along!

Back to Running!

My Good Ol' Running Shoes

I have officially started back to running as of last night. I took a week off because I sprained my ankle and had shin splints. I am feeling 100% better this week. I guess I was just pushing myself to hard and being such a new runner I guess that would make sense. I sure did miss it while I wasn't doing it. The temperatures here are awesome! 70's all day and 60's during the night. If it were like this year round I would be very happy....most of the time ;)

My momma is doing well. She started walking more yesterday. She's laughing a little more and starting to tell everyone how to clean the house again. Gotta love mom! :) So she's healing, slowly but surely. She still can't be in a car or drive until next Friday the 26th which is just in time for my bridal shower in GA. I know it has be driving her nuts to be laying around on the bed all day. Thank GOD my grandma is here to help take care of her. She truely is a blessing. I do not know what I would have done without her being here. Thanks Grandma!

I am getting very excited about my bridal shower. I can't wait to see all the fun things my cousin has planned. The whole time it has been a secret! :) The wedding is getting so close so fast! I'm almost 6 weeks away...it's almost time for the money to start going out the door! I sure hope Daddy is working hard....haha :)

Ahhhh if only I could sit outside while I work my life away today. I have a fantastic view of the sky from my seat and I want to be out there so bad. Nothing but blue sky and a cool breeze....I really love the FALL and I can't wait for it to be here. That means the Fair is coming....the leaves will be falling....cool air will be blowing....pumpkin pies will be baking....sweaters will be wearing....haha....I can't wait!!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Wayback Wednesdays!!!

Me, Jewel and Crystal- Senior Year Pep Rally 2004
These girls are truely my BEST FRIENDS :) Couldn't ask for anything more!

Play along with Way Back When-esday! Pick a favorite photo from days of yore, and share a few descriptive words for the virtual album viewing. Be sure to link back to Twinfatuation or Who Says 8 is Enough? and enjoy the reverie!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Two for Twosday!

My Little Sister Amanda and Me

Please come and share a photo of your "two some" whether it be a photo of your twins, siblings, friends, husand/wife, pet...you get the "picture"!! I will link you in my blog if you leave me a comment saying you posted!!

Hey everyone! Debi over at "Who Says 8 is Enough?" posted a Two for Twosday at her blog and I decided to join in as well! :) Happy Tuesday! Hop on over to Eight is Great to see who else is playing along!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

The weekend is over!

Well my momma's surgery went really well. She is home now and in the bed on some serious medicine. She is not having a very good day today (worse so far) so extra prayers would be appreciated :) She should be back on her feet in about 8 weeks...she is walking around a little bit but it's only to get out of the bed to use the bathroom or to stretch just a little bit. I love you momma :)

The weekend was nice. In between visiting my momma I was able to get some things done that I needed to get done. I kind of took over "mom" roles while she is on bed rest and it's not so bad. I think of it as a learning experience in preparation to becoming David's wifey! :) I cooked breakfast for my dad this AM and it actually turned out really nice and he appreciated it!

I got some of my bridemaids gifts stuff taken care of and did a little shopping for some other things. Had a nice cookout with the neighbors and did alot of traveling around to visit my momma. My grandma came in and is helping and staying for the week. She stayed all 3 days with my mom and didn't leave one time...she is such an angel :)

The pictures above are some pictures we took on Thursday, the day before my mom's surgery :) I'm heading to bed now...I am really tired :)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Remembering 9/11

I am sad today and mourning the victims of 9/11. I personally did not loose anybody close to me during this tragic event but my heart goes out to the friends and families of those who did parish on this day, 7 years ago. Every year I emmerse myself into reading stories that people share about their experience on that day and stories about people who lost loved ones. I can't ever get over it and I can't understand how one moves on from something such as this. It is just so sad and still unbelievable to this day....I have a hard time grasping it and I can't imagine what it must be like for the families of those people who died on that day. God Bless you all and your loved ones. May God give you the strength you need to heal and be strong. I am going to go home today and hug my mom and dad and little sister and my friends a little longer because I am so thankful and blessed to have them in my life.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Shin Splints

Ugh! Don't you just hate shin splints? I got some bad ones right now! They hurt really bad today, but I pushed through my run anyway. I am trying so hard and tomorrow I will probably take a break so that I don't kill my legs. When I was done with my cool down today a neighbor around the corner told me that I was doing well. He sees me all the time jogging...he's always outside with his little girls. Anyway....he asked me how I was doing and I told him about my legs hurting really bad. Well he use to be in the Army so he gave me a bunch of pointers and some ice packs to put on my legs to ice my shins when they get sore. It worked well for me today and they actually feel better but I anticipate that they will hurt tomorrow. Oh well, I guess I will just take a break!

There is only one more day until my mom's surgery. My grandma is coming in to stay for a week to help take care of things so it'll be really nice to have her around. My best friend, Crystal, is going to stay the night and go with us to the hospital early Friday morning. We have to be there by 6am and the hospital is about 40 mintues away. My mom is getting really nervous about the surgery, but she's ready to get it over with. Please say a prayer for her if you don't mind. She will need some strength over her healing process.

Well it's rather late and I must work tomorrow! Have a great night everyone!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Tuesday, Tuesday

Hey everyone. I have not posted in a while. I was rather busy this weekend. I spent alot of my time with my family and my friends. I had Friday off of work because of the so called "Hurricane Hanna" that was supposed to hit Charleston but didn't....I'm not complaining though...it was nice to have the day off. That night we had a "Hurricane Party" and I had a blast with the neighbors! We are always hanging out, but this night was particularly fun!

Saturday was a lazy day. I didn't do too much of anything. I went out shopping with my mom and I purchased 6 pairs of shoes for $70! What a deal huh? I shouldn't have done it, but I did anyway and I love my shoes. I bought 2 pairs for the wedding because I couldn't decide on which one looked better, so I will have to see when I get my dress back on the 25th!

Sunday I went to the beach with my friends and we had a great time. It was such a beautiful day....all of the kids had a great time. We are thinking about going back again this weekend. It's sad but I only went to the beach twice this whole summer aside from our camping trips to Myrtle Beach....and to think that I live so close to it....oh well....I'm about to be surrounded by beaches when I move to Tampa and I'm sure I'll be going alot! :)

Monday was a Monday...not too bad...the day at work went by fast...OH and I went jogging....it felt good and I'm going again today!

GREAT NEWS!!!!! David got promoted AGAIN to day shifts! He is so happy and excited! I am so proud of him. Most overnight managers stay overnight for at least 6 months but he was promoted in less than 3 months! :) He is moving up so fast! Pretty cool huh? Everything seems to be falling into place for us. Hopefully he'll be a store manager by the time we're 25! We shall see. Keep up the good work baby! I love you :)

Enjoy the pictures....I am finishing up lunch at work, leaving early around 2:30 for a OBGYN appointment....yippee....NOT.....haha....bye!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Welcome to the world Baby Zachary!

My good friend, who lives next door, Angela Brady had her little baby boy today and he sure is precious!!!!!! Here are his stats:
Name: Zachary Steven
Time of Birth: 11:50am
Weight: 5 lbs. 11 ounces
Length: 17 inches
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Brownish Blond
He is amazing and he is a very special baby :) You will notice some tubes in the pictures because he is in NICU right now. He is having surgery tomorrow on a small stomach issue. It's nothing too serious, but please say a prayer for him and for Angela. I can't imagine how hard it must be for her to go through that so soon after his birth. She is doing well. You can't even tell that she gave NATURAL child birth today...she was walking around and everything. You GO GIRL! I hope I do that well when I have babies! haha

I just love babies....don't you? They certaintly are a wonderful gift from God! :)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Monday, September 1, 2008

Very fun 3 day weekend

Well I had a very fun, relaxing weekend. Saturday was a little eventful. My dad and some friends went out on his sail boat for the day and it turned bad and the boat was stuck on a sand bar and the bottom was all messed up. We didn't think he would make it back to the landing and we thought that the boat was going to sink. He made it back ok (thank God) BUT our boat is pretty messed up and I don't think we'll be getting it fixed. Thankfully we took out insurance on it and will at least get our money back. I guess the most important thing is that my dad, cousin and friends are all ok. :)

I worked on wedding invitations this weekend. I have been trying to get those finished up because they need to go out next week! Almost 2 months left before the wedding! We are so excited! :)

Sunday was another lazy day. I went to the land with my parents for a little while....ran some errands with my mom that needed to be done before her surgery on Wednesday. Later that evening I hung out with the neighbors and kids for a bit then I went in and watched some movies with my parents and sister. We watched What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas and then we watched Nim's Island. Both were very cute movies :)

Today I went to the zoo with some friends (Ricky, Jillian, Brax, Amanda and Danielle). We had a blast. It wasn't too hot and the place was crowded but it wasn't too bad. We had a great time. See my photos below of some of my favorite animals. Well I'm going to finish watching Family Guy and folding my clothes. We could possibly have a visit from Hurricane Hanna this weekend (hopefully not) so we are trying to get some things taken care of. Please pray that the storm heads away from the US and dissappears into the Atlantic :) Have a great night everyone!

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