Saturday, October 31, 2009
Here is my begining picture~ I know how horrible I look and how big I was~
This picture was taken today~ 55.6 pounds lost
Side View ~
I know there isn't a real big change and I have many more pounds to loose but it is coming off!! Just way slower than I want it to...
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. I got to talk with Matthew last night for 2 hours so my weekend started out so great. I have already booked his flight home for the 18th of December and then he will be going back on the 3rd of January for a little more additional training and then will go to his first duty station, we don't know where that will be yet but hope he finds out soon. I am so excited 49 more days till I see him again, I sure hope the time goes by fast.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
HOpe to see you all on MOnday!
HOpe to see you all on MOnday!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I waited a couple of days for it to get settled before I took the after pictures~
Here it is all done~
It is so nice to have our backyard finally done, now what to do with my ugly snapdragons.. I put them around our tree and I am thinking of just pulling them out and replacing them, I wanted some color for around the tree but they only bloomed a little bit and now they are just an ugly green. I will be planting bulbs this fall but still want something in there for now. Will have to do some looking when I am out running errands tomorrow.
This is what the fireplace area looks like with the new bike in the same place as the elliptical used to be~
I also that same week made some new curtains for the living room, I have always just wanted to have a valance so I could get in as much light as possible. That has changed so I bought 6 twin sized sheets at Walmart made a casing on the top (they are already hemmed) and slid them on the curtain rod....so easy and it looks so nice, very comfy and cozy..
I also made a shower curtain also out of two sheets that I sewed together and then I sewed a topper on it, The curtain is dark blue, and will eventually have some applique's on it of some crows and some stars made from the same fabric as the topper part..
Anyway I opened the package and look what was inside~
Yes it is a very pretty pink smock, sorry I look so horrible but I had been cleaning the kitchen and had Roger take a quick picture so I wouldn't forget. She also included a card with a Bible verse she wrote in it
"For if they fall, one will lift up his companion (friend) but pity the person who falls down and has no one to help him up...." Ecclesiasties 4:10
Both the smock and the card I will treasure always. It just made me cry when I opened the package to see what was in there. I am truly blessed to have her friendship.
Since my experience with online friendship was so bad with that one person (I posted about her before)I have really slowed down getting close to anyone. DeNiece is such a true Christian woman with a heart for God and I have already told her on the phone that if I ever do or say anything she doesn't like then she is to call me and say "Joann~ What the heck are you doing~ so we can solve any problems we might have. Though I can't see having that problem with DeNiece or the other friends I have made through this blog. Because of one thing, they are all true and genuine people. Not afraid to show their mistakes along with their triumphs. They invite you into their homes and lives through their blogs and you feel welcome.
Now I have lots of things I want to post about but I will be posting them over the next few days so they will all have their own post, not just one big long one.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Praying that everyone has a very blessed weekend.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Here is what her closet looked like before she was even born!!~
It's a girl~
She was so cute right after she was born~
Dylan didn't really know what to think of her~
Here she is at home~
Dylan holding her~
At her first Easter with her bunny~
Molly has always watched over her~
Here she is at 2 years old~
A picture of Katie with my Mom~
She just loves to pose for pictures~
And she likes to be silly too~
Kicking back with Molly~
Here she is with some pumpkins~
Now she is 3 and is getting cuter everyday and a little more silly. We love her with all our hearts and can't imagine our life without our little princess.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY OUR LITTLE PRINCESS KAITLYN!!!
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Here is our little princess~
Her castle cake~
Getting ready to blow out the candle~
she got tired of waiting for everyone to come see her blow out the candle so she just sat down on the table and waited~
Her eating her cake~
Her with her new doll~
I also finished up the curtains I was making for the grandkids bedrooms
Dylan with his curtains~
Katie with her curtains~
And here is what I was talking about getting something new, New glasses..they are very different from my old ones. As the lady at the optical department said they are very bold. That's what I wanted something different...well that's what I got, Roger really likes them and so do I!!
Sorry the picture has a phone up to my ear but I was talking with Matthew!!!! He was able to call and he got to talk with everyone including Dylan and Katie all together we talked for an hour and a half. I was so nice to be able to hear his voice. I text him daily but don't get to actually talk to him too much.
Me and my new glasses~
Hope everyone has a wonderful week ahead.
I just made seperate valances Princess for Katie's room and Transformers for Dylan's room. Then I used flat sheets $3 each for curtains underneath. We tied them up and Jennifer was very happy with them and so were the grandkids..
I was happy to get them done so I could mark them off my list, I am still working on the stitcher's angel swap items but they will be in the mail very soon.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Anyway we have a strange set up for a living room every wall has something on it!! What I mean by this is there is either a door way leading to the hallway, a door, a big window, a fireplace, and a doorway leading into the kitchen.
Here are pictures of all the four walls in my living room so you kind of get the idea~
The south wall~ Big Window and the door to the back patio~
North Wall~ Entry to kitchen and entry to hallway~
West Wall~ The TV wall~
East Wall~ Fireplace in the middle of it~
The reason for this post is that I moved one of our couches away from the wall and was wanting to get a girls opinion on whether it looks stupid or not. Roger says he likes what I did with angleing the couch but then he is a guy and not an interior decorator so figured I would ask my trusted wonderful friends on my blog.
The whole reason there is a problem with the furniture is because of the TV, it's a 65" Projection TV and basically takes an entire wall all by itself and there is no other wall it can be on because of the way it's hooked up (satelite cables, surround sound etc..) everything~ All the cables run under our house so to move the TV would be a major major event and one Roger does not want to do until we buy a new TV. We will not be buying a new TV for quite some time, this one works great and we really like it. We love to watch movies and just love having the big TV. The problem is that both of our couches were sitting up against both walls so that in order to see the TV one of us has to sit and turn our head just to see it (does this make sense?). I figured if I pulled the one couch out and put it at an angle you could sit there and be able to see the TV real good. But I am thinking it may look a little stupid to have it kind of sticking out in the room!! Since it's just me and Roger I am mainly doing this for our enjoyment but I also don't want to have company come by and think I am a nut case for putting it like that....I have plenty of people who think I am a nut case already don't need to give them more ammunition :) :)
Here is what the couch looks like that I took away from the wall~
This is the new living room arrangement~ this is taken from the entry/hallway and I know it's kind of blurry but it will have to do~
I am sure you all get the idea, so please let me know what you think about how it looks, I want your true honest opinions. I know I can count on you all to tell me the truth, that's why I like you all so much :)
Tomorrow We are going over to Jennifer's house for our little granddaughter's 3rd bithday, it's going to be a princess birthday because after all she is our little princess!! I will take lots of pictures to show you all. I also will be posting a picture of something I picked up today for myself that is real cool looking and I am very happy with that's all I am going to say for now you will have to wait for tomorrow to see what I got!!!
Hope everyone has a very blessed and wonderful weekend