Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Really Aeropostale???

So this morning my oldest daughter and I were discussing that she needed some new winter much as I hate to admit it, she really does, she has grown and needs new clothes.

I really like to shop online, I usually can score really good deals. In the last week or two I have purchased four pairs of shoes..all high quality shoes from JCPenneys and Sears for less than $20 that includes shipping for all four pairs!!

Ok, back to Aeropostale..I get an e-mail saying that for today only FREE SHIPPING..yeah, they usually have good prices in their clearance section. I open up the e-mail and it says..

Free Shipping

Today Only

On all orders

$87 or more

Really Aeropostale??

How nice of you...


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

So I Turned 35 Last Week...

Yikes! I cannot believe I am old 35 years of age now!

For the past week or so I have been dreaming of writing some nostolgic post..but alas it never came or happened.

I had thought about being coy and tried to come up with 35 things I want to accomplish in the next year of my life, but I only came up with about 5...yeah, I am a pretty motivated gal, I know.

So instead I will share with you how my birthday went down (because, after all, I know that you have been waiting and waiting to hear about this day, right?)...

It actually started the Saturday before my birthday, after a full day at the air show and watching the Blue Angels, we took our oldest daughter to my mom's and the other three were spending the night with my mother-in-law. In case you didn't catch it, let me explain it a little better:

1 child at grandma's + 3 children at oma's = mom and dad alone for the evening!!

So we decided to celebrate my birthday and went to Houlihan's Restaurant. To make it a little more romantic, this happens to be the place where we met almost 15 years ago!! As we were waiting for our food, Brian pointed out where I was sitting the night we met. I was there with a couple of girlfriends and he was our waiter!! He asked for my phone number that night. I didn't give it to him then, but went back the next night and gave it to him. He remembered where I sat that night too!!! Yeah, he so earned some brownie points with all that remembering! Okay, so I am getting a little nostolgic.....

Moving on to the rest of the birthday celebration..Sunday, of course, was church. After church was dinner at my mom's followed by my fave...

chocolate cake.


At this time we didn't have my younger kiddos yet later Sunday evening we went to pick them up. There I was greeted with some very special presents from of kind birthday cards and very rare pieces of literature :) my kids are very crafty and original...

I love that.

They did not get it from me.

On my actual birthday the kids had to go back to school, Brian had to go back to three year old, Miss Lou Lou, as I like to call her, went to Sonic.

That my friends, was my birthday.

Aren't you glad I shared it with you?

Hope you are having a great week!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

I Am Too Busy To Blog

Yeah...too busy reading everyone else's blog.

I feel really bad, so I figured I would share some of the blogs that I find I must check out...

First up, if you are needing some DIY ideas for your home check out Thrifty Decor Chick.

To learn how to turn "trash" into treasure and make a profit, My Dear Trash is a must read!!

Last but not least for those who like to sew, check out Sutton Grace for some great tutorials!

So now you know where I am at if there's hasn't been a post for awhile!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Here I Go Again....

Ok remember when I decided to try to lose weight using the Biggest Loser for the Wii?

I did really good.

For awhile.

Then I quit. (How embarrassing!)

Gained four pounds of what I lost back. (Even more embarrassing)

I am a loser...just not the kind of loser I want to be.

So apparently I was not embarassed enough by my failure, because I am doing it again.

I know, right?!

Here's how it went mother in law and I were talking one night about how fat we are..not a real pleasant conversation to say the least. Neither of us disclosed our actual weight though..I mean, come on, my mother in law and I have a great relationship, but I don't even share that info with my own mom husband!!! Some things are left unknown.

Anyway, we decided right then and there that now is just as good as anytime to do something about it.

So today...September 1, my mother in law and I are going to be working to lose 20 pounds each by December 1.

I haven't decided what route to go..Biggest Loser, C25K, Weight Watchers, etc. maybe it will be a mixture. I will update, but not sure how often we will see.

Wish me luck!!!

Oh and you know the ring I so desprately wanted to be able to wear again..well when I saw that it didn't even fit on my thin 11 year old daughter, I realized that no matter what I do I will never be as thin as I was on my wedding day. Boo. I will just have to have it resized I guess.