Thursday, January 31, 2013

Mommies On A Mission ~ Week 1 (Again)

So here we go again:)
Just like with blogging, losing weight has been on a break too!

But we are back at it!!
Joining me and Emily @ Don't Call Me Crunchy, is Angela @ The Harmon Baby Farm.
Angela is also a natural childbirther, who is just 6 weeks postpartum... And guess what? She had her baby in her car on the way to the birth center! You rock mama!

Back to Mommies On A Mission...
I am now 31 (yikes) weeks postpartum!! Where does the time go?? Squeaker is 7 months!
The last time I checked in with you all, I was 129lbs. Since then, I lost 4lbs and was down to 125, then I stopped running and the holidays came and I gained 2 lbs:(
So I am resetting at 127lbs.
To remind you and me, my goal is 115!

I WILL get there.


By not getting discouraged... I know how to loose weight, I need to run!!
So I am getting back at it.

I can't wait to check back in next week!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Pinteresting ~ For Yammie

Just like most woman my age, I am addicted to Pinterest:)
I am always on there looking for new recipes and crafts.

So after pinning about 300 recipes and trying out a handful, I have found a few favorites.

This post is dedicated to my mom... Yammie:)
Whenever she is out my house watching the kids, we (usually) feed her.  And every time, she says "can you send me this recipe?".
And if you didn't gather from yesterday's post, I am a little tired and overwhelmed... so she doesn't get them sent to her!!

So here they are:)

Quinoa BBQ Salad


Sour Cream Blueberry Muffins

Veggie Enchiladas

Chipotle Guacamole


Don't forget to follow my while you are checking these out!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Getting Real

So again... I have been missing for a month!
I got to thinking about it this evening and I really have no reason other then I am exhausted!!

I have time to blog in the evening and (sometimes) at nap time. But honestly I am exhausted.

Being a mom of 4 young kids is not easy work.
It is:
2am feedings
5:30 wake up calls
Breakfast for a mini army
Cleaning, dressing and grooming everyone
2hrs & over 80 miles in the car for drop off/pick ups
A dozen or so diaper changes
Correcting, encouraging, teaching in everything we do
Attempting to keep my cool
Rocking, nursing, praying for nap time
Never ending cleaning, sweeping, picking up
Laundry and laundry
Kissing boo boos, wiping noses, breathing treatments
Entertaining and story time
Preparing lunch, snacks and treats
Discipline, time outs, frustration
Homework, puzzle making, swing pushing
Evening melt downs
Double recipe dinners
Assembly line baths
Snuggle rotations
And if I am lucky, a few minutes with Daddy before we both pass out.

Let me be clear... I am NOT complaining. I love staying home with my kids, we make a lot of sacrifices so that I can be the one to raise them. But it is an exhausting job. And the sleep deprivation and consistent mental and physical exertion is finally catching up to me!

So in my "free time", I try to recoup and reenergize for whatever is coming next. And even then my mind goes to the million worries and thoughts of the day.

But, I miss blogging. I remember it being therapeutic to look back on the day. Blogging brings out the good parts of our days and reminds me that there is a bigger picture. It also helps me remember our days... Yes, it's sad that I have to be reminded of our days. But honestly, our life is racing by in a blur lately!

So here I go again... No promises and no plans. Just a single statement.

I am going to blog again:)