Sunday, July 29, 2012

Week In Review

1. hanging out with Roxie
2. Daddy and Xander 
3. Eating sweet potatoes for the first time
4. 6 months old!
5. My little monkey
6. Trying to get our little one to sleep
7. Hello
8. A visit from Xander's cousins Amy and Brad


We Love Whem Family Visits: This was my first time using a Studio Calico mask with mist and I love how it turned out. I used Heyday by Studio Calico and the embellishments are from My Minds Eye. 

Monday, July 23, 2012

Week in Review

1. Playing with a new toy from Gramma
2. His first time eating bananas
3. Taking a nap with Daddy
4. holding himself up on the couch
5. Still playing in his exersaucer and loving it
6. Sitting up on his own on his playmat
7. Playing with Gramma
8. Smiling but has his first cold here

Friday, July 20, 2012


You Are Loved: When I saw this lettered paper I knew just what I wanted to do.  This page was alot of fun to create.

Monday, July 16, 2012


4 Months: I used my Elmwood Park kit from Studio Calico to create this layout.  I wrote my journaling about what Xander was doing at 4 months on the tag.  Things like sucking his thumb and toes, drooling, laughing, and smiling. 

Saturday, July 14, 2012


My Favorite Superheros: I used the kit from Studio Calico called 'Elmwood Park' to create this layout.  I love the matching shirts!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Post Baby Weight Loss Journey

So its been a week since I started my weight loss journey and I've lost 2 pounds! I thought it would be a good idea to try and focus on one thing at a time rather than go all out.  In the past when I've  quit everything and went 'cold turkey' I somehow ended up gaining weight back.  So this week I decided to concentrate on breakfast.  Breakfast is something that I never ate but have heard time and time again the benefits of starting your day with a good meal.  Here are some examples of what I eat every morning. All very simple and easy to throw together which is what I need with a 5 month old who is a very busy boy.

Strawberries + Greek Yogurt + Honey + Slivered Almonds

Greek Yogurt + Pecans + Honey

Banana + Greek Yogurt + Pecans + Honey

My Stats Last Week:
Weight: 178lbs
Pounds left to lose: 38lbs
Goal weight: 140lbs

My Stats this Week:
Weight: 176lbs
Pounds left to lose: 36lbs
Goal weight: 140lbs

Week in Review

1. View of Ramsey Lake
2. My happy husband 
3. My little man
4. My niece Marissa having fun in a bouncy castle
5. Me and Xander 
6. Xander and Meah. They love holding hands. So cute
7. Grasses in my bench 
8. Magic Mike movie night with the girls

Sunday, July 8, 2012


Favorite Toy: Here's Xander with his favorite toy. He loves to chew on the birds little feet, really he loves to chew on anything! 

 2 of a Kind: I love this picture of Xander and is daddy. Its just to sweet.  I decided to have fun with hexagons for this page.

Week in Review

1. Pool party at my brothers
2. Meah's 1st birthday 
3. Happy Canada day
4. hanging out with papere
5. Xander and my bother
6. Xander with Maddy on Canada Day
7. Xander with Gramma
8. Xander with his other papere

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Post Baby Weight Loss Journey

Ok so it's time.......time to start losing the baby weight.  Xander is now 5 months old I am ready to get back into a routine.  Before I was pregnant I did workout quite a bit but once my belly began to grow I stopped altogether.  I felt tired all the time, was nauseated by every smell you could think of and I ate whatever I wanted.  I'm talking a portion for 2 of lasanga everyday for lunch! Needless to say I gained 35 pounds on top of the 25 pounds I was working to lose before pregnancy.  I'm 5'4 so this extra weight is really not comfortable. I tried WW a couple of weeks after Xander was born because it had worked for me in the past, but my head just wasn't in it this time around.  My focus will be eating healthy and low impact exercise to get started. Now I think that maybe, just maybe if I blog about my post baby weight loss journey I will be more likey to succeed. I am now accountable to the world wide web.  So here goes.......

My stats:
Starting weight: 200 lbs
Weight loss thus far: 22 lbs  (10 lbs was baby)
Goal weight: 140 lbs
Pounds left to lose: 38 lbs ( wow, ok I can do this!)

Now here are some before pictures (cringe)

June 2012

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Week in Review

1. Xander 5 months old
2. Swinging
3. Flowers from a friend
4. Hanging out at Windy Lake 
5. Flowers in my yard
6. Maddy's first time in the jolly jumper
7. Xander's first time eating cereal
8. At the Windy Lake beach