Monday, June 27, 2011

My Boys Monday

No crafts to share today. Just a sweet picture that I took of my boys in Galveston.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Fat Ass Friday - Week 22

Original Starting Weight: 223
Pre Preggie Starting Weight: 200
Last Weeks Weigh In: 160
Current Weight: 159
Pounds Lost This Week: 1
Total Pounds Lost: 64

Good-bye 160s!!! Whoo Hoo!! I'm going out with my sister and Mum this weekend to celebrate. Super happy.

I think I may have figured out a new work-out routine. I'm going to try and get at least a 20 minute jog in everyday. I'll take off on Wednesdays when we go to my mother's. It worked pretty well this week. I've also figured out a 5k route to complete twice a week. I can't run the whole thing, but I'm working on it. I'm hoping my short 20 minute jogs will help.

Finally got the chance to try on my wedding dress. It's hard coordinate an overlap in naptime with a handsome hubby at home to zip me up and take pictures. You can't really tell in the picture, but it's too big! Part of me is sad, cause it looked so pretty on our wedding day, but I'm not planning on wearing it again so I'm not going to cry about it.

In the next couple weeks, I'm going with my sister to try on bridesmaid dresses again. I'm really hoping I'll be able to zip them up this time. Crossing fingers.

Have a super happy and healthy week!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Opposites: Shadow and Light

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Playing catch up again. The next two assignments in this class were Shadow and Light. I tried several times to take a decent shadow picture and I couldn't get quite the right shot. Apparently I just needed to be patient. On Sunday I was outside, showing Nox our sunflowers and noticed his shadow on the fence. I'm pretty pleased with the results.

I also found a great article on Photo Jojo: The Ultimate Guide to Photo Shadow Play. I really want to give some of their ideas a try.

The light assignment required that there be direct sunlight and that you use it as back lighting. Our back fence is perfect for that. It's pretty ancient, so it's worn and the sun shines through beautifully in the early evening. Kaiser makes such a handsome model when he holds still for more than a second.
Next up: Near and Far.

Monday, June 20, 2011

My Boys Monday: Painting for Daddy

I slacked this Father's Day and last Wednesday I went into a little bit of a panic on what to get the Hubby for his big day. So in desperation I left the house. I don't generally leave the house with both boys in tow. If I do, it's to go visit a friend or my Aunt's store...or my mother's...pretty much anywhere another adult will be. I need back up, cause I'm a wimp.

We ended up at Michael's and I found a couple canvas packs that were on sale. So I scooped them up and brought them home, along with the yellows and grays we want in the Master Bedroom. When we got home I put Munch to work.

We paint all the time. Usually on computer paper or blank cards. He liked painting on the canvas and had to use every single brush we own.
Here are his works of art.
Little Nox was a little different. This was his first time painting and neither he nor I really knew what to do. Munch was about a year and a half when he started painting and Nox is just nine months.

First we made sure the binkie was firmly in the mouth; no eating paint in this house! Then we made sure all bath supplies were near the newly cleaned kitchen sink; for easy clean up. Finally, I put the paint directly on the canvas and let Nox have at it.

I'm not sure how he felt about getting his hands dirty.
But, he did create some wonderful pieces.
I'm happy to report Daddy liked all four masterpieces and I survived a outing with the kids.

I hope all the men in your lives had a wonderful Father's Day!!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Fat Ass Friday - Week 21

Original Starting Weight: 223
Pre Preggie Starting Weight: 200
Last Weeks Weigh In: 162
Current Weight: 160
Pounds Lost This Week: 2
Total Pounds Lost: 63

Woot! I was kinda feeling a little down on myself this past week. It's been too hot to take the boys for our long morning walks. They get super grumpy. But I did my jogs and ate pretty well, so I guess there wasn't much of a reason to be hard on me.

I need to figure out my summer work out routine. I also need to get my butt over to my mother's pool to swim, or maybe just sit in the pool with a glass of wine. Hmm...

That's really all I got this week. I have pictures to post, but they will have to wait till next time.

Have a healthy and happy week!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wish List Wednesday

I wish I were here:

With a cold drink in my hand and my book.

I also with there was an editing fairy that could come and edit the rest of my vacation photos, cause there are SO many of them.

Can't wait to be done. I'm about half way through.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Fat Ass Friday - Week 20

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Original Starting Weight: 223
Post Preggie Starting Weight: 200
Last Weigh In: 163
Current Weight: 162
Pounds Lost This Week: 1
Total Pounds Lost: 61

Well I'm back. It was a beautiful week and even though I brought my scale along with me...I really kinda ignored it. I weighed in on Monday after we got back and had gained 4 pounds. Must have been some freak amount of water weight or something, cause I really didn't work any harder than usual to get it off. I'm SUPER surprised that I managed to lose the 4 pounds I gained, PLUS one. I'll take it!

I got three jogs in this week. Including one beautiful one along the ocean. I have a lot of trouble jogging in the mornings so I decided to restart C25K for my daylight jogs. Worked out well for my jog along the beach, cause I got to take pretty pictures during my walking period. Like this one:

We are planning on going back next year. Hopefully then I'll get to jog along the beach more than once. It was a great experience.
We took over 1000 pictures, so I'm going to be editing for a while. I will hopefully get a couple posts with pictures up soon!
Have a happy and healthy week!!