Monday, October 29, 2007


I was tagged by Connie and I don't want to be a party pooper so here are my 7 random facts...
They are totally mundane and everyone knows them but I have no brain juice because snot is overtaking every spare inch of my we speak. Sorry.
I'll do it like this...those of you who have done this recently...I'm stealing your "random facts" and making them my own. Gee, you girls are so inspirational!

1. (Connie) I am a book-a-holic also. I mostly read at night in bed or in the bathtub. I am a fast reader too, so when I'm really into a book I can finish it in one or two nights.

2. Before I was a mom I was a teacher. I am slowly easing back in so that I don't have a 10 year hole on my resume when I do go back to work. Also, I am going back to school next fall.

3. (Natalie) When I was in high school I planned on going to University of Idaho. I spent a few days there during my senior year and I even planned on pledging Gamma Phi Beta...bla, bla, bla. I stayed home and went to BSU...all for a dumb boy! When my girls get older I am going to make them go away for college...especially if they have a boyfriend.

4. (Corinna) I had my two children before I got married. I am married to their dad and we've been married a little over a year. My kids are turning 3 and 4 within the next month or so.
This may sound a little like too much information but...everyone knows it so....I would not have "picked Jimmy off the menu" but I could never have picked any better! He's not my "type", we are completetly opposite in so many things (I would never wear a flannel jacket!) but there are so many terrific things about him that I never knew were important to a relationship!

5. I met him at The End Zone (a bar near BSU). This was in May. I met his parents at his birthday dinner in August, the next August (at his birthday dinner) we told his parents that we were having a baby, the next August (at his birthday dinner) we told his parents we were having another baby! I think his mom dreads his birthday now!

6. (Connie) I've never considered myself too liberal or too conservative...just right in the middle...but I've been hanging out with a lot of people lately that are really into politics (it's their job) and I am finding out that I am so far left that Dennis Kucinich is my top choice for President! You can go there to see, based on the issues, what your top choice might be. Based on my feelings on several issues...I am definitley a liberal democrat.

7. I never wanted to have kids. I planned on being a teacher and a really great kids.
I wouldn't give them back though!

I'm not tagging anyone because I'm a slacker!

Thursday, October 25, 2007


Sorry I missed weigh day yesterday! I weigh 134! Woo Hoo, I'm back down to the first weeks loss! Hehehe. That makes 6 pounds for me. Can everyone do me a favor over the next couple your total loss so far.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Famous kid

A while back I talked about a commercial that my kids were going to be in and it's finally out there! Olivia is the only one in it because JuJu was too busy playing!
Go here and click play on the video to the right. Olivia is in a brown coat going down a slide at Camel's Back Park.
So cute!
It's on television also but I don't know when. My mom saw it yesterday on Channel 2 at about 5:15.

Friday, October 19, 2007


Ever since I wrote the post a while back that contained excerpts from my blog with the "truth" underneath, I have tried not to be all sunshine and birdies and flowers. Or whatever it is. Trying to be more real and raw.
Having said that, I will say this. Some things are too hard. Some things are too ugly.
So, please forgive my blog slacking self. It was hard for me to even say that I had something that I couldn't say. That made no sense but..well, read it again.

Some things that are going on, that I would love to share...

*Olivia's MRI was normal, which is what the doctor expected. This will serve as a basis for future MRI's to reference what normal is. It makes it easier to see a tumor if you know what normal looks like. For those of you that don't know....she may have neurofibromitosis. It's a genetic disease that comes in two types. One is more serious than the other. She's going to see an opthamologist and a medical geneticist to see which type she has. You can read more about it here and you can also read about our day at the hospital here.
We may get to go on an airplane to see the geneticist and Olivia is very excited about that.
I feel at peace about it and I'm trying not to think or read too much about it until I know for sure.

*I took an excruciatingly long 2 day QuickBooks class last week to help me get ready to take over the bookkeeping at Jimmy's shop. I'll be working with his current bookkeeper for a while and hopefully by mid-November I'll be doing it. It's going to save the shop quite a bit of money in insurance (they are already paying for mine) and wages. They'll be paying me a pittance...just enough to cover tuition at the kids' school. Oh well.

So, for tomorrow....since I don't want to make this too long....
I'll tell you more about the kids at school and about our plans for building.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Weigh Day

I weigh 135. Same as last week. I have been ok with eating but really bad with exercising. Jimmy and I are going tonight and hopefully it will jump start us again.

How about you?

Monday, October 15, 2007


Hey girls who have ends November 14th.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


Hey, quick update...

*Been really busy with a bunch of things and I haven't been blogging or reading blogs.
I miss you!

*Tomorrow afternoon will be wholly devoted to blog time!

*I weigh 135. 1 down from last week, 5 down from original.
How about you?

See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Weigh Day

I totally sucked this week! I only worked out 2 times and I'm PMS-y so I didn't do well on the eating. I also drank on Saturday. OK, back on the wagon today because I weigh 136. I gained 2 pounds from last time. The good news is, I'm still down 4 from my original weight.

How about you?

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

I probably just lost...

I ate a ball of cookie dough that was staring at me from the refrigerator. And ya know what?