Monday, April 27, 2009

MS Walk

On Sunday May 3, I'm joining in to walk for MS. I have two very dear friends that have MS and I'll do my part to help......will you help out too?

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Project 365

Some of my project 365 photos.
<----Matty is always leaving his guys "hanging" around. I love finding them all over the house....most of the time :)

Here is the bird, sitting, protecting her nest
<---- I wasn't sure the tulips would bloom this year, we had snow after they sprouted. But so far 2 have bloomed.


On Friday my friend Amanda came over to scrapbook/card make with me. Brian was out of town and I love having her over. Flash back to a week or so ago, one of the boys mentioned a bird nesting around the front of the house and they took the nest down. I didn't really pay much attention to the details. So it's around 10pm and Amanda is leaving, I walk her out and as soon as she is on the front porch a bird is flapping and squawking, hovering right around her head! It was crazy!! So she ducks back into the house and we get the door closed before it can get in the house.......but not before we scared the *crap* outta the bird :( It flies away and Amanda can get safely to her car.......then Mitchell says this is the bird that he was telling me about earlier. I went out and took a couple pictures of the nest. On Saturday we got up early to go to the free movie and there she was sitting in her nest. I don't know much about birds but I'm pretty sure there are eggs in there as she doesn't go far from it and goes right back when the coast is clear. Amanda came back after the movie to craft some more but was very careful to come and go from the back door! Brian got home in the late afternoon and we told him about the great bird adventure.....he said he's taken the nest down twice! Getting back to our craftiness Amanda says oh B just walked by the window with a I fly up the stairs to rescue the mama!! I dont' want the nest knocked down if there are eggs in there. I tried to look out the upstairs window but couldn't see into the nest. So we left it alone for now.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

beautiful days

It's been gorgeous here the last few days....80's sunny...a little windy but who cares when it's this warm :) Brian has been in Indy for the last few days so it was nice to get him home again. He also took us out to cooking is always good :) I've been so crafty the last few days. I was lucky to have a good friend over to keep me motivated. Things are going very well here. Matty just finished up a week of swimming for P.E. at school, that didn't go so well for him but the good news is that it's OVER! Brian is going to take the boys swimming tomorrow so that'll make up for the bad swimming. Both boys are having such a rough year, they've already started the count down to the end. I'm really looking forward to summer break.....I see lots of yard work and swimming in our future!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

April showers.....

........bring May flowers.......or so they say. The sun is finally shining! lets hope it sticks around for a while. I weighed into day and am down another pound......slow and steady, that's me! I'm busy packing today for the spring retreat! this time in addition to scrapbooking I'm going to move my pictures over to an external hard drive. Wish me luck that I can get it done, it's long overdue!! I have almost 15,000 pictures slowing down my surfing! I'm still plugging away with my project 365, I'm just too lazy to post the picture each day. I'm hoping to get caught up with my printing and do come journaling in my album. I dont' want to get too far behind with it. It's been fun and stressful, I'm not sure I'll do this again.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

I'm so proud!!

Today the boys did the youth run as part of the 1st Illinois Marathon here in town. We've been walking and running to train them for today. They had a really good time and got a nice medal. It's also my project 365 potd :)

Friday, April 10, 2009

my first goal

as excited as I was it's taken me a day to get this posted! I did weigh in on Wed but was bummed, I thought I'd hit this goal and come up a pound short :( but not letting that stop me I weighed again on Thursday and did it!!! I am officially 100 lbs down from my heaviest weight!! GO ME!! :) I've still got a long way to go but I know I'll get there!!! It feels good being on the other side of this hill!!

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Photo update

Since I can't really see a difference from month to month it helps me to post a "before" picture......I was using one from May 2008 which was really an after-I-already-lost a good amount....but I just recently came across this picture....YIKES!!

I need to figure out how to put the pictures side by side.

Not much else has been going on with us lately. The boys had spring break last week and we just hung out around the house not doing much of anything. We went to see a couple movies, nothing too exciting. It was hard to get back into the swing of school. Mitchell started texting, he has texted my niece and mom a few times but now he's doing it with friends from school.....I know, not a big deal LOL but he sure is growing up fast. He's in boy scouts now and is getting even more independent.

check this out...

My friend Sasha always gets really great she started a blog about it. She's giving away a great prize right now so go check it out!!

and I'll be posting my 1st day of the month photo later today :)