Thursday, May 17, 2012


It is absolutely gorgeous outside today. It is the perfect spring day and I am stuck inside my office until 6. So is life!

We are slowly getting settled into our new house. All is well there! We love being close to work, school and our friends! We do, however, miss Justin's grandparents!

Wedding stuff is coming along rather nicely! I think we found our table numbers today! I am very excited and ready to marry my love! 2 months and 2 weeks away! I can't wait :) My dress is in, we will go to pick it up Monday! I would love to share a picture, but can't until after the big day! Flowers are picked out, dress is bought, tuxes done, food has been tested (oh my is it yummy!), table decor and lines picked - everything is done... I think.

I need to look into a portable microphone system and talk to a minster still.  And the portable AC units are causing me some grief so we will see what happens.

Justin officially signed his letter of employment - he has an official full time job. We are just waiting for the start date. We are figuring sometime next week!

My job is is still going well and I am really excited about the possibilities of some stuff in the future!

We spent a great Mother's Day with my mom, dad, grandpa, brother and Justin and I. Everyone came to our house and we just enjoyed being together. It was simple and low key! I made these and they turned out perfect! I was so excited to use my new Kitchen Aid Mixer :) (I love it BTW)

We are looking forward to a busy Saturday but relaxing Sunday filled with SUNSHINE!!! I can't believe May is almost over!

Monday, May 14, 2012

I want to give up....

Tonight we did our C25k week 2 day 1.  I have never wanted to quit so badly as I did tonight. It sucked. I am slower than I was the last time I completed this program. I have more aches and more pains and just more fat to carry around.

I know I can't give up. I won't give up this time either. But today as I was running I started to think about all the reasons I wanted to lose weight.... and let's be honest they are the most important things in my life.

  1. Justin - he deserves a healthy wife and someone who can do physical activity - we deserve health and happiness together
  2. My own health - I want a long and happy life
  3. For my family - they want me happy and healthy
  4. And for our kids. I want kids. I can't wait to embark on parenthood with Justin but I refuse to do it until I lose a lot of weight and become healthier - sidenote, it will be over a year before we even think of trying but it will take me over a year to be healthy!
I am struggling right now with the willpower to keep going. And if it wasn't for Justin tonight, I would have been all caught up on Real Housewives.... 

I know this feeling of giving up will pass, and in a few more runs I will have my enthusiasm back - I do have to admit, I feel great after tonight's run and I know that I want to keep doing this. I want healthy more than I want to quit! 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Thankful Thursdays

- My mom. As Mother's Day weekend approaches I can't help but be a little sad for both her and my dad (and me too) as they deal with the not having their moms. I am so thankful to have my mom (she is coming to spend Sunday with me) and Justin's mom in my life. Our moms are so different but so much alike. They both are very strong and have changed me for the better.

- My Chickie. We are approaching the one year mark. I am not sure that is possible. 

- My Nan. We are approaching her two year mark. I am not sure that is possible. 

- All of the women in my life. I hope everyone has a great weekend with the special women in their lives! 

If you want to see what others are thankful for go visit Rebecca.....

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Hey hormones, get a grip....

I have cried not once but twice today over internet videos. Seriously, hormones... get it together! We started back at C25k yesterday. Day 1 was tough but it was awesome! It felt good to get back out there and feel the burn! If you haven't heard of - check it out. Now some of the songs are very explicit. Check out the label if you aren't a fan of nasty lyrics :) There are many clean playlists and each playlist cost usually under 5$. I am a huge fan! Has anyone used a fitbit? If so - thoughts?  Debating a one - I really like the sleep monitoring feature!

The house is coming together... I guess. We still have lots of boxes to unpack but I am trying not to freak out and get overwhelmed. When you look at the big picture - none of that stuff matters. Tonight we are having Rebecca and her husband over for dinner - I am sure they won't mind boxes :) Right guys?

We had a fun filled weekend with wedding stuff. We got to taste test our food - I am super excited to eat the yummy food! And we got tuxes ordered and our vendors paid. I feel better about that stuff!

I hope everyone had a great day :) Tuesday is almost over! 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Thankful Thursday

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Thankful Thursday...

This Thursday, more than ever, I need to give thanks.

A phone call this morning that will change our life for the better. Justin got a work related call that I can't talk about yet. But it is a huge relief, prayer answered and blessing.

A move. The move is almost done. We will spend Friday night back at Justin's parents house (they are in Florida) and finish up packing some stuff in the basement and attic.

The move puts me 5 miles from work *4.7* but who is counting and puts Justin about 20 from his new job. So thankful!

Being able to help organize an awesome fund raiser for Timmy's Fund

And lastly. Justin. Because he really is the best. We are going out to celebrate with his friends tonight the end of the semester. I am so proud of him and his hard work. Everyday I see our dreams getting closer and closer!