Monday, August 29, 2011

Hating/Accepting my body

So, a couple years ago I decided to get skinny. I worked at it for a long, long, time and got to a weight that was just a little heavier than my goal weight and I was pretty happy with how I was looking. Then, I got lazy. My work out partner stopped going to my gym and slowly my work out habits faded. I fizzled down to doing just one class a week. Since I had lost much of my weight that I had attributed to baby pounds, I figured it would be easy to maintain. I was wrong. The weight crept back on, little by little, and BAM! None of my skinny jeans fit anymore. I am angry that I let it get to this point. I have never eaten great. I don't eat terrible, but lets be honest, I love carbs and dairy and baked goods. My portions are too big. Yada yada yada. I should probably eat vegetables. You know, that kind of thing. Also, I have been having small bouts of depression. It's pretty normal for me, I just go through periods of low motivation and productivity. Or maybe I'm just lazy. Who knows. At the beginning of May my sister's health began to deteriorate and at the end of May I had a miscarriage just a week after finding out I was pregnant. And because I am an emotional eater, I am sure all of those things affected my increasing chubbiness negatively. The point is, I am overweight again and very unhappy about it. I realized that I am not one of those people that can eat whatever and never work out and still look good. I have to make lifestyle changes and stick to them. That is not easy. But I don't want to be sad when I look in the mirror. I don't care if it seems vain. I used to be fit and strong and I know that I can be. I want to take care of my body.  Last week I went and added childcare to my gym membership and managed to go to the gym 3 times last week. I am hoping to regularly go 3 or 4 times a week and take control of my eating habits as well. Wish me luck!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Family friendly Halloween movies

It's that time of year. It's too early to put up Halloween decorations, but they are already in the stores. I'm starting to think about Halloween and wanting to start watching all the Halloween movies I can get my hands on just for fun ( I am aware that it is still August). I decided I should make myself a list, and thought hey, I can share it on my blog. If anyone even reads the thing anymore. Obviously depending on the age of your kids, not all of these would be appropriate. However, these are the kind of Halloween movies that get me in the mood for Halloween without all the screaming and gore.

-Disney's House of Villains- includes Witch Hazel with Donald duck, the Donald Duck with the big     gorilla, and more
-Dr. Seuss-It's Grinch Night
-The Nightmare Before Christmas (Henry loves Jack Skellington)
-The Witches (based on the book by Roald Dahl)
-The Adventures of Ichabod Crane (The Headless Horseman)
-Hocus Pocus
-Addams Family Values
-Harry Potter (any of them) all the magic and pumpkin juice has me feeling Halloween-y
-Lady in White
-Watcher in the Woods
-Edward Scissorhands
-Psycho (the original)
-Death Becomes Her
-What Lies Beneath
-Probably any M.Night Shyamalan (I love Signs)

I haven't actually seen these last three, but they seem like ones I'd like to try.
-Something Wicked This Way Comes
-Tower of Terror
 -Halloween Town series

I'd love to hear more suggestions. Hope you enjoyed my list :)

There are also some great Disney shorts you can watch on youtube or if you have VHS there are
-Disney's Halloween Treat (a montage of disney clips)
-Scary Tales

-Donald's Scary Tales

*Edited to add
-Raggedy Ann and Andy and the pumpkin who couldn't smile
-Return to Oz

Friday, August 19, 2011

Behind- Boys Birthdays

We did celebrate Henry and Tucker's birthday's. I promise. Henry turned 4 on July 27 and the next day Tucker turned 8. On Henry's birthday, he woke up to a few presents, then we got him his free Krispy Kreme birthday dozen glazed doughnuts. Trent's mom and I took the boys to Fuddrucker's where Grandma treated them to lunch and some games. In the evening we decided to check out a public pool in Chandler that had a little lazy river, a couple slides, and a kid zone. Good times.

 Tucker woke up the next day to a few gifts. He was sick of doughnuts and requested scrambled eggs and toast for breakfast. We went to Game Stop to get him a new game for his D.S. That night we went as a family to the evening splash at Golfland/Sunsplash. Trent took him an hour before I brought the kids and played lazer tag and goofy golf with him. It's not a good place for a camera, so there isn't much to show. But we did have a good time and we love our big boys to death!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Back to School

Tucker started 3rd grade on the 11th of August and Charlotte started Kindergarten. She was definitely ready. She says that she misses me all day, but I know that it can't be too bad, because she is always happy to go in the morning! She is so darling. Tucker is the greatest big brother. He was reassuring her that she would make lots of new friends and do lots of fun things. That second day when I didn't walk them into class, he took her by the hand and led the way. There is nothing that could have made me feel better than watching that!

Here they are ready to go on their first day.
*Did I mention that Charlotte cut herself some bangs the week before school started?

10 years

It is hard to believe it was 10 whole years ago that I married Trent. I seriously love the guy so much! We were so young! Can't wait to have him all to myself in Hawaii in a few weeks to celebrate :)

Monday, August 01, 2011

underwater pics

My brother brought his under water camera over on Saturday when we had some cousin swimming time.