Thursday, September 27, 2012

My hero.... (swoon)

My hubby does not consider himself to be much of a handy-man... he's wrong. In the last few months he has changed the brake pads on the car, fixed a leaky toilet and yesterday he replaced our garbage disposal! Saving us money and impressing this gal. Proud of you babe!

 Thanks for posing for me, honey!
 And of course each kid needed a pic too...

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


I'm a complicated gal... I like adventure and excitement! I like to be silly and crazy and play! BUT I also don't tend to like change- I'm not big on surprises. Does that even fit together? I like things to be organized and alphabetized, but I get bored and long for something to change... I'm complicated!
What I do know is that I really want to step outside my box. I want to reach people and sometimes that means getting very uncomfortable- maybe looking silly.
In the name of trying something- I set a goal for myself. Lose 20lbs and get a lesson in shooting. Guns, people. I knocked out 20, then 30 and finally set a time and date with destiny. I was excited and nervous- I'd never shot anything other than a rubberband gun before... for those of you who have never shot a rubberband gun (because your childhood was not as epic as mine), here's what that looks like. It's pretty hardcore:

That's right, we shoot cute little rubber duckies... it's pretty intense.

So here I am...

 And then it got REAL... I found my love in the form of a rifle. And a new addiction is born.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Found my "new normal"!!

I might be the world's worst blogger! I think of a blog post nearly every day, but just can't seem to find the time to get it typed and posted! So... it's been a while. Let me catch you up on my world!

Last time I blogged I had just had baby #4, he's not so tiny anymore!! He's 7months old and just so wonderful!!

We are in the midst of another year of homeschooling (only our second yr so far) and we're loving it! It helps to have the unconditional love and support of the man I married! Here's a love note the kids and I found one morning:

And I have once again found my groove! I put on quite a bit of weight with this pregnancy (as I always do) and I am so glad to be getting stronger, losing some weight and finding my "new normal"! It takes a while after each baby! You have to adjust- there are hormones, testing toddlers, crying babies, and a major lack of sleep! The good news is, it's temporary. Praise the Lord! 
I don't start trying to lose the baby weight until my baby is at least a couple months old. And even then I don't go crazy! I'm a nursing mama so it's important that baby is first priority. A month or so in I start to find my groove. I start getting stronger, have more energy and feel like a whole new gal. People always ask me how I lose the weight. I've blogged on this before, but the key is old school: Eat less (eat as clean and naturally as possible) and WORK IT OUT!!! Work out hard and work out often. And put your desires in God's hands. There is strength there that will knock your socks off! 
Thanks for reading! I will try to be better with updates and adventures!! Love to you all!!!
(and thanks for checking in Ana-Lou!)