Sunday, February 19, 2017

When we all get to heaven...

I have to wonder, if our family in heaven watches us as we live here... When our friends on earth pass, will our heavenly family meet them? Excited to hear about their family and how they've been doing? How much they've grown, how big their family is? Celebrate with them? It's just a question in my mind. We get excited here when we have a mutual friend. How much more excited are they in heaven? 💜

Sunday, November 15, 2015


Our #3 child asked tonight "do we have any hot sauce that you know... Won't kill you?" Lol! He's tried the Mad Dog 357 in the fridge and wanted something lighter. 😊

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Just me.

Slow day

At work. Had a gas leak, so we were shut down til after lunch. Makes for an easy day tho. At least I like the people I work with.

Monday, June 15, 2015

The second graduate

Our second oldest child has graduated this year. Two kids...graduated. Why did time go so fast like that? We're very proud of them though and they've made us happy. So blessed to be given the opportunity to call them ours.
The next graduation isn't for two years. Of course he'll be driving next year.
The oldest told us this last week that he's saving his money to buy his girl an engagement ring.  This is awesome cause she's a wonderful girl. She has another year of school and he's deciding between careers.
 Our youngest baby just turned 7 in April. Wow! Our family is growing up. I'm ready for grandbabies I guess...but not for another few years. ;-)

go me!

Feeling so much better these days, thanks to losing 20 lbs so far. In January, our work started a weight loss challenge and I decided it was a good time to get myself back in shape. It'd been a couple years or so since I'd been at a good size. When I was diagnosed, it took a year for me to be able to get my balance back and then it was just the 'want to' to get myself back.
I've finally done it this year! I'm finally under 150 (yes, I'll throw that out there and everyone will know about how much I was weighing) and feel so much better!
The things that have helped me? I keep the app My Fitness Pal updated on my phone every day. I can so easily eat way too many calories since I'm an emotional eater. It's really helped me to see what I should be eating as far as portions go. When I go over I can really tell it!
Another thing is cutting out regular sodas. This was a hard one for me since we have them all at hand at work! So I've moved myself to diet drinks if I want a soda (yes, I know diet drinks are bad as well, but I only have one if I get a craving for a soda). I do drink lots of water throughout the day as well.
One of my biggest motivators has been getting myself active though! I did this with the help of Kpop!! Most will probably say "whaaaaaa?" but for me, it's been a great thing! I hook up my ipod or plug in my tablet and bring up youtube and move and groove and weight train to some awesome Kpop sounds! I've gone down 2 sizes and can now move easily, do more than 20 jumping jacks at a time, squats are my friends and my arms no longer look like flags. LOL! I no longer have hip pain, my feet don't bother me at work on my long shifts anymore either. I'm just BETTER! :-)

So I just had to share and also put it down as a reminder for myself. When I get to those times when I don't feel like exercising, or if I'm discouraged with myself, I've come a long way!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Permit test

Katlyn is taking her permit test today! Finally!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Almost done

Been in Vandy since Tuesday for an EMU study. Good news is that none of the spells I've been having are epileptic. This helps them make a better medication choice. I'm positive the keppra I've been on is what has been causing so many issues. Never had these issues before and I've been feeling pretty good without it this week!
I'll be released tomorrow. Kinda wish I'd had a "big one" while here, but I'm not sad I haven't. At least they are in good agreement now that the first grand mals were due to the tumor. Finally. Good enough for me.
Time to start really feeling better!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Another year older

Happy birthday to me! Running errands and stuff. Cake with the kids tonight via mom. Robert will be back for our anniversary!