Monday, April 23, 2012

Momma turns 80

My sweet mother turned 80 back on March 7th. We had a surprise birthday party on her on March 3rd. Two of my sisters live in VA, and they came home that weekend, yet another surprise for her:) We figured she would know something was up when they showed up, but the next day, they told her that Julie was going to go to my church with me to help me with something, and then they were going to get her and get something to eat. She had NO idea what was waiting for her. A good time was had by all.
(not sure why the pictures are not in order)

The Beautiful Cake from Walmart

2 of my Beautiful nieces Courtney and Cynthia

2 more beautiful nieces Rachel and Maegan

My sister Rachel and Niece Renee

My Dad's nephew and Sister

My Mom's Nephew and Niece

Mom's Niece

My Dad's niece

My oldest sister Yvonne and Mom's niece

Grandma with some of her ornery grandchildren!

Sister in law Sara and my sister Rachel

Great nephew Hudson!

Aunt Renee and Hudson

Mom and Yvonne

My WONDERFUL parents!!

Hudson LOVES Grandpa's cane!!

My oldest brother Michael and Bonnie

My sweet mother walking in!!

My dad and his sister Julia (my dad is 93 and she is in her 80's)

My nephew Timothy and Hudson

Nephew Alex

My sister Julie and Hudson

Had to get a picture of my nephew Douglas and his family, 
since they weren't at our family Christmas.

Nephews Timothy and Benji

Monday, April 16, 2012

My Weight Loss Journey

The beginning of March, I have decided that it was TIME to begin my weight loss journey. I was tired of being the one at my family gatherings that was the "fat" one. My nieces LOVES getting there pictures taken and always wants one with me. At my Mom's 80th birthday party, my niece Courtney wanted her picture with me, and when I got home and uploaded the pictures onto my computer and saw that one, I KNEW it was time to lose that weight. So far on my journey I have lost 19lbs, 6 total inches and down 1 skirt size:) This makes me very happy!! I have several more pounds to go to reach my goal, and I know that I have to take it ONE day at a time. Some days are easy and then there are others that are very difficult to get through. My hubby is VERY supportive of me and for that I am very thankful. Here are a few pictures of me before losing weight, and I haven't gotten any of me since I have started losing. When I do I will post them. To help me keep track of my calories/exercise I have joined I love this site and it does help me a lot!!
(Me with my Niece at my Mom's 80th)

(Me on my 40th birthday)