Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas part 1--at the Whetmans:)

This year we were at my parents home for Christmas...but before we left we had a get together at the Whetmans. We ate super delicious mexican food! Then SANTA CAME!! It's tradition that Santa comes to the Whetmans every year....all sit on his lap (even mom and dad) and tell Santa what they want and if they have been good or bad. It was so cute. Ty didn't really know what to think of the whole deal but he got some really cute books out of it!!!

It was fun to see Ty kinda open his presents. He is in the stage where the paper is more fun.
More Christmas is to come

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

questionnaire fun

Breanna from My beautiful, Crazy life tagged me in a questionnaire.
The rules for the questionnaire are...
1.You must post these rules.
2. Each person must post 11 things about themselves on their blog.
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and create 11 new questions
for the people you tag to answer.
 Here are 11 things about me...
1. I met my hubby 4 months before I married him.
2. We got pregnant 2 months after that
3. 2 years later the three of us are a happy little family. 
4. I LOVE sushi more than any food in the world.
5. I eat Cheerios for 2 meals a day sometimes. 
6. I love techno
7. I love to organize me fridge and pantry
8. I hate doing laundry 
9. I don't like dark chocolate 
10. I sometimes set my alarm to go off early so I can just lay in bed. 
11. My family is my whole world!
Questions Breanna asked

1. Do you blowdry or straighten your hair often?
I don't wash my hair every day so I don't blow dry often
but I always run the flat iron through my bangs.  
2. What is your favorite color?
I love yellow and green....but not together
3. What would a perfect date be to you?
A night alone with the hubby
4. Would you rather text or call someone? much faster. 
unless I need to chit chat...then call
5. What is your favorite accessory to wear?
I don't wear a lot of accessories but I guess rings
6. Valentines day or St Patricks Day? a lover
7. What are you Christmas Plans?
We spent the holidays with my family 
8. Do you like to shop?
9. What is your favorite thing about Christmas?
The tree and family 
10. Are you a procrastinator?
uh yes...

11. What is your favorite season? 
summer baby!!
  Questions for the Ladies I tag..
1. Who is your favorite actor/actress?
2.What is your favorite food?
3. Favorite place to eat out?
4. Pet peeves??
5. Do you have your natural hair color?
6. What did you do for the holidays?
7. Favorite movie?
8. Any pets?
9. What was your first vehicle?
10.  Favorite book?
11. Are you going to watch the hunger games???


Monday, December 26, 2011

Tell me Tuesday #28


wow Tell me Tuesday hit 100 link ups last week
with 3,465 views...AMAZING:)! 
Thank you so much for taking the time to link up here!!! 
I didn't do features this week because I was spending time with family 
all day...however I will be doing features from last week and this week on 
next weeks link be sure to check it out!!! 

I also smell a giveaway coming up super soon with Me and my boys 
approaching 400 followers:) :) I want it to be super duper amazing so I will be putting 
some thought into what I will be making!!:) Let me know if I have done anything 
that you would like to see as a giveaway here!!!

remember to enter this linky
 follow along with me and my boys (see sidebar)
grab the party button or link back (also sidebar) 
share a little comment love
and have lots of fun! 
love ya all

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tell me Tuesday #27


hey lovelies!! hope you have A WONDERFUL VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
thanks for linking up here:)
i sure love you all!!!

If you were featured be sure to grab a button on the sidebar!

REMEMBER the rules.
 follow along with me and my boys (see sidebar)
grab the party button or link back (also sidebar) 
share a little comment love
and have lots of fun! 
love ya all

Monday, December 19, 2011

MMM....healthy holiday snack!


Last week we wanted you to share a healthy snack...something that would feel holiday-ish. I found this AMAZING apple pie dessert on win, lose or blog. I tried it and loved it!!! I didn't have the camera to snap pictures so head over to hers for a better "how to"

here is how its done

Start with an Apple.
 Slice apple.
Throw the core away
put the apple in a bowl
and add some water (about 1/4 Cup).
 put the bowl of apple slices in the microwave 
COVER, and cook for 2 minutes. 
Now carefully pour all the water out.
You can leave the apple in the bowl or put it on a plate.
 Once you've drained the water, sprinkle cinnamon all over the apple. 
NOTE: Use straight cinnamon. You do not need a cinnamon/sugar mixture for this.

I thought they were a perfect treat that didn't make me feel as guilty 
as the sugar cookies/chocolate/caramel that is laying around my house!! 

Christmas is so close so stay on track so your not miserable and uncomfortable around all your friends and family. Check out my tips on how to have a healthy Christmas HERE.

NEXT WEEK:  I want you to have a MERRY  CHRISTMAS!! Don't worry about linkin up
spend time with your family!! We will meet back up the following week!!! 


K you know the rules
To join the Motivation link up PLEASE
follow along with Me and My Boys(see sidebar)
and my co-hosts Amanda and Whitney
grab the Motivate Me Monday button(also sidebar)
or link back someway

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

what I am loving

I am absolutely loving Ty's hair cut! I thought it was going to be so hard to get rid of those curls....
from time to time i will miss the little curly-Qs but for the most part I think Ty just looks like a stud muffin
with his new-do.

Celebrating Ty's birthday was a blast! I love the cake mom and I made. 

 I had to snap some ONE YEAR pictures in some of his new birthday clothes!! 
I am LOVING what he got!!!  and that we are stalked back up on Ty clothes 

I am LOVING that I got Ty's car mat all done in plenty of time before Christmas. :)

LOVING the picture my sister snapped of me and MY BOYS yesterday!

 LOVING this picture and remembering the true meaning of Christmas...
I don't know where to source it because I found it on facebook.
If you know where its from please let me know!!!

Thats a few things I am loving lately!!
What are you loving???

How pinteresting/What im loving

SHOES!!!!!!!!!!! heels and TOMS duhh:)



Tuesday, December 13, 2011


 I love my linky party!! I feel like I get to know so many people and get so much inspiration.
This week I felt like I needed to share a link that was entered. 

I would love for you to read this post. Is my linky spamming you? 
If it is please let me know. I don't know if it is something that I signed up for
and does it automatically....If so please let me know. 

I have never been offended by these friendly reminders to link up but if you are and 
I have sent them..I'm sorry...

I hope I get a response just so I know if I am sending reminders....


I'm so bad at the month to month swap...I have had a busy I'm sure most of you have. BUT I still want to get to know some new bloggy friends....That being said if you want to swap just email me:)

Tell me Tuesday #26


Hello lovely friends....92 link ups last week!!! O MY HEART!:) 
I am so happy!!!
Each week it grows and grows a little more. 
It is so fun to have such sweet people link up and share their passions!!

-Christmas season

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
-Fun stuff
1, 2, 3

4, 5, 6
-Yummy yummy
1, 2, 3, 4

If you were featured be sure to grab a button on the sidebar!

REMEMBER the rules.
 follow along with me and my boys (see sidebar)
grab the party button or link back (also sidebar) 
share a little comment love
and have lots of fun! 
love ya all

Monday, December 12, 2011 many push ups can you do??


Welcome back to MMM. 
If you're new go HERE to learn more and please join us:)

I started Motivate me Monday as a way to share my passion with others. HERE is my very first post. I was so excited to post work outs and share my journey on becoming a healthier me. I got such a great response to it. Women would comment or email me cheering me on! It was wonderful. I soon had the idea to make it a link up so others could join in and share their journey as well. It has been such a blessing to me and I have met and got to know some wonderful ladies. My two favorites would be my co hosts Amanda and Whitney. These women are truly sincere and great motivators. I just wanted to tell them publicly thank you for helping me with MMM and making it a great experience for me. I also want to thank all of you who take a few extra minutes out of your day to read and participate in this journey. I love when women come together and lean on each other for help and encouragement and I hope that MMM has helped you in some way as it has me. I truly feel like it has been a success thus far and hope for it to only get more successful.

Ok enough mushy stuff. 
On to the sweat and pain

Last week..Do you remember what the challenge was??? Did you try it out??? It was to see how many push ups you could do at once..and to try to up that number by the end of the week. 
I cant say I am super impressed with my number. I started at the beginning of the week and I had Jayson watch me to make sure I was doing REAL MAN push ups. I started off strong...I got to ten and my arms started shaking. and I could tell my face had veins bulging. I pushed through with encouragement from Jayson to do five more. That's right my Monday number was fifteen. I made it a personal challenge to more each day even if it was only by one. 

And Sunday I rested from my labors...hehe:)

I felt pretty good with my accomplishments. I definitely think I can do more. When I do push ups I always pretend there is a drill Sargent over me yelling and if I don't do how many I was hoping he would make me start over. I often think of the Pauly Shore movie "in the army now" and him saying "one drill sargent, two drill sargent" hehe

Was it just me...or did any of you have a crush on Pauly growing up?? weird? I thought he was extremely hilarious and not to bad looking..

Anyways so I think I will make it a goal to increase my number each week on push ups. I don't think I will primarily focus on just doing push ups but will work out and make sure to get plenty of strength training in and maybe on Saturdays see how many I can do and try to up my previous number. 

I hope you all are taking each challenge and even after the week is done still remembering and working on doing better. 

This week well do I have to say it???? I am ashamed of my Christmas treat eatings. I have had TONS of emails from ladies who are struggling with this same thing this time of year. I have been punishing myself time and time again to do better...but I think there is going to be a better way to go about this. Lets limit ourselves. It's not possible to skip every holiday treat. It's just not fun at all... hehe

So I am going to limit myself to a REASONABLE portion....NOT a bowl or plate full of something but a few bites of whatever my neighbors or mom/mother inlaw bake that is absolutely mouth watering to even look at. I will limit it to the portion and not every day. If I have something one day I will just have to pass the next. 

 I think it would be fun to think up some healthier holiday treat ideas! One of our first challenges was to share a healthy recipe and we had a lot of participation. I would love everyone to share one they already know or to think up a new healthy holiday treat that we can eat and not feel guilty at the gym for the rest of the week. 
Speaking of the gym...I did so much better working out this week!! I hit the gym twice on Monday Tuesday and Thursday. Going in the morning and then again at night with Jayson. Wednesday and Friday I worked out at home. I am finding new fun ways to burn the calories at home.
If you work out at home please link up some fun ideas on MMM.
Please remember if you dont do the challenges we would still love to hear from you. Anything that is health or fitness related!