Psalm 106:1

Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Weight Watchers Here I Come!

So I have decided that I have had ENOUGH with the "too tight" jeans! The excuse of "they must have shrunk in the dryer" is getting WAY to old and reality has set in......IT IS TIME FOR WEIGHT WATCHERS AGAIN! Summer is coming and my body is DEFINITELY not ready for it! 

I went on Weight Watchers in January of 2006 and over the course of 12 weeks lost 18 pounds and was exercising regularly! It was amazing! I had not felt that great physically in a long time! At then end of the 12 week program all was going well and I was very proud of myself for the weight loss!  But MUCH to my surprise, I found out I was PREGNANT!!!  What?? How could this be?? I just lost ALL that weight! I have a beach trip coming up in 6 weeks! Needless to say, I did not keep it off! Pregnancy brought on all it GLORIOUS pleasures and the weight seemed to creep back on!  Morning sickness (aka ALL DAY SICKNESS) and the need to "keep food on my stomach" quickly help bring back the "lost" pounds plus those extra pregnancy pounds! In the end, my sweet Macie Jewel was ALL worth it, but I am ready to get back to the "great physical feeling" again! 

So......I am officially starting Weight Watchers again!  I am not joining a group in order to save some$$, so that will present a level of difficulty in itself because of the lack of accountability, but I am praying that the Lord will keep me concentrated on my weight loss goals and not distracted by all the yummy things that "entice" me.  Keep me in your prayers! I will need it!  And I will keep you posted on the weight loss progress!  I love the Weight Watchers program because it is not necessarily about WHAT you eat, but moderation and portion size! It is a complete "lifestyle" change......which I am in desperate need of at the moment! I am just crossing my fingers I don't get pregnant again:)

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

A Day Out With The Girls!

On Monday, Sharaze and I decided to get together with the girls for a LONG overdue "playdate". There wasn't much "playing" but we did enjoy some yummy McDonalds and some fun "mommy" conversation while the girls hung out in their highchair and stroller squealing back and forth. I guess you could say they were having thier own "conversation". Autumn was so sweet and content in her stroller showing off her cute new moves and Macie enjoyed her cheeseburger and fries! We had a really great time and are definitely planning on getting together more often! On the way out we took a few pics! It is difficult to get ONE baby to look at the camera, but TWO, now that is near impossible!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Peanut Butter Snaps

Ok, so this is officially my first "blog". I am very new to all of the blogging stuff, but find it quite fun and interesting to see into friends day to day lives! So here goes......

Last night we decided to have some "family fun" and make some homemade peanut butter snaps! I did all the work, but Jason was there to lend a hand in getting out and putting up ingredients and cleaning up the I guess you could say maybe he did SOME work too:) Macie was hilarious, as the cookies were baking, she stood right in front of the oven, pearing in, saying "ummmmmm, ummmm", her own 15 month old version of YUM! Needless to say, they turned out great and the whole family enjoyed! Here is the recipe of anyone would like to enjoy them as well!

Peanut Butter Snaps

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2/3 cup peanut butter
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 and 2/3 cup all purpose flower
2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

In a large bowl creme together first 6 ingredients. Add next 3 ingredients and mix well. Roll into 1 inch balls and then fork mash each ball in the shape of a cross using a small amount of sugar on the fork. Bake at 350* for 10-12 minutes!