Christmas

Christmas 2016

12/29/2016 12:54:00 PM

Christmas 2016 has come and gone and we are now moving in on the new year.




This Christmas was pretty eventful but, it was awesome all on the same. I ended up having to make an impromptu trip on Christmas Day that landed me in my car the ENTIRE day but, it was so very worth it. A holiday wouldn't be a holiday in my family without someone riding in an ambulance and this year I got that honor! I woke up from a dead sleep with a nosebleed and a headache and it all just spiraled from there. I have to have some follow ups for that because my head still hurts like nobody's business.

We are at my mamas again this year. It has became somewhat of a tradition to spend every holiday we can here. I seriously can not wait until the time comes to move here! Shouldn't be that much longer. 

Oh yes. I had quite the run in at a local gas station on Christmas night. Still so amazed that such trashy people roam the planet. Lol 

I made a little collage on Christmas Day of the twins to show them through the years. It will turned out cute. 


All the babies are growing like weeds and doing so well.  

I'm super super sick, swollen and a slight shade of green but here is a cute photo of me with my girls (only missing Kaitlyn)! Love these sweethearts! ❤

 

All in all we had a good Christmas, eventful days to follow and are looking forward to the new year! 

Crazy Ex

At this point

12/29/2016 12:29:00 PM

Stalking and obsessed is an understatement.

What is it?
Why can't you go on about your life? You literally are obsessed with me and my life. 
I really feel sorry for you (ex husband) your life must be so pitiful. 
 

Ethan Jolly

Merry Christmas my loves

12/25/2016 09:25:00 AM

#ParentalAlienation is very real and it is carried out by abusive cowards not just during the holiday season as a tactic to further vilify and victimize the alienated parent but all year long too. I am and have been the victim of not only PA but #DomesticAbuseByProxy and #MaternalDeprivation for years. My ex husband was a lying abusive violent shell of a man that once the relationship ended and he could no longer physically abuse me chose to keep my children from me. My children have suffered their entire childhood and will have lifetime results they will have to deal with due to this monstrous injustice that has taken place against them. Most often people don't think when they make choices concerning their children, they use children as weapons while not realizing one day their ammo will in fact run out.
Don't be a jerk, learn to coparent and do what is best for your child/children... not yourself. If you're a step parent, sit down and let the REAL parents of the child/children parent their child. Children deserve the love of both parents and no one has the right to play judge or God in a child's life.

In the end nothing justifies or minimalizes the removal of a loving and able parent from a child's life.
That IS child abuse.

Ethan and Kaitlyn Jolly, I have LOVED you since you took your very first breath and I will love you far beyond taking my last. You are in our hearts, souls and thoughts not just on Christmas but every single day of the year. This is the 7th year those devils have stolen from us but it won't be long now, our time to rejoice and love without fear is coming. We (your family they have tried their best to erase) have hopes and dreams for you and for the days we are allowed to love and be a family without the hatred and jealousy that family bestows.
My holiday wishes for you are that you know you are loved and wanted more than anything.
Today I wish you joy and happiness.

I love you and Merry Christmas.

Your (only) mom.

Christmas

So this is Christmas...

12/25/2016 06:49:00 AM

This year has actually gone pretty smoothly, when it comes to Christmas that is!

We have been at my mamas since the day before Christmas Eve and getting here was a journey in itself... It never fails that something will inevitably go wrong when traveling!
The kids are enjoying themselves at Memaw and Pa's house and have genuinely been having a good time!
I just did finish setting out all of the presents for Santa for the ones that still believe, it's bitter sweet to know that this is probably the last year that the twins will believe. Still so hard to believe they are TEN YEARS OLD! I would share some photos of the tree and santa set up but I'm posting this from my phone while I patiently wait for all the babies to wake up. I think I am more excited than they are? Just maybe.

I'm pretty dang excited for the new year also! So many good things in store for this upcoming year.

I hope everyone out there in blog land or who reads this blog has a very merry Christmas! 🎄🎁🎅🏻

Crazy Ex

Seriously, do you not have a life?

12/23/2016 12:17:00 PM

You guys claim I am trying to live through you yet the only person stalking anyone is the two of you!!!

What is it you want to see or know? Just drop me a comment and I'll post accordingly ok? I hate that the two of you are wasting all your free time at night stalking me... At least you have found something you both love, me!

This is you, my ex husband.... Trolling my blog ALL. NIGHT. LONG. So what gives? Are you surprised that I really did save things and can prove you're a lying psycho stalking crazed lunatic?

I'll say this one more time... If it isn't about my children you do not know how to take care of please cease this behavior towards me. I know that you are probably upset that I'm not sitting around crying my eyes about you and that I am actually thriving and living (better than you). Those are demons you need to deal with, you wont get anywhere in life dwelling on mine and wishing things were different. :)

If you'd like to end all of this you are more than welcome to contact me about visitation, mediation or anything else that you would think will make reunification of myself and my children easier... Because whether you want it or not it is about to happen, your time is running out at being able to manipulate the situation to fir your lies.

Prayers to you and yours.



Car

It's so cold... I can't even.

12/10/2016 08:01:00 PM

So. I get a call that one of the trucks broke down on the side of the road and is either out of gas or the battery. No big deal right? Wrong.

It's now almost 8pm and I'm still out in bumbleton dealing with this crap! The IdealLease people won't be here for like 3 more hours and it's FREEZING! 
Why o why and I such a nice person that I offered to come! 😂

As you can see. This is the hilarity of trying to jump a huge ass box truck off of a car! It doesn't work! 



And it's freezing and I'm out here dressed like this! 





But yeah. I just went and got me some chicken tenders and fries and now it's time to go eat and watch a movie! 😂😩🙄



UPDATE----
Finally got off the side of the road at around 11ish. I was frozen and so tired!!! Oh, it WAS the gas. It ran out of gas and because someone tried to start it over and over again it killed the battery and ran the gas out of the line. Truck had to be charged and the lines needed to be primed.

Crazy Ex

The crazies just wont quit...

12/10/2016 05:54:00 PM


EDIT: Sonce I posted this they have done nothing but continue to stalk NON STOP. Y'all, they need prayers. Let us bow heads. What do the both of you want? Why won't you go away?
See? Literally ALL. DAY. LONG. 
 

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The ex husbands wife has visited my blog on stop for years... here is just the last 4 months.


The ex husband saved my blogs to his work computer (photos below video) then backed them up to a hard drive at his house. 



This is where he was stalking me via his work computer. Notice the dates on the screen shot below? This was from an email that was sent to various people at his former place of employment when they questioned me about him stalking me via his work computer.  






What is sad is that instead of stalking me, attacking me on Facebook claiming I'm trying to hack their Facebook and "live vicariously through them" they could be putting the wasted time into bettering themselves for the kids involved. They could be working out a parenting plan to better benefit the children they have destroyed. They could be being better adults, parents and all around humans. Instead, they cant overcome the jealousy in order to grow up and maintain any kind healthy productive life, the poor things live in a fantasy world where they are amazing and anyone they don't like has wronged them/stalks them/is crazy/wants to be them or whatever. But my question is why? WHY are you coming to my blogs almost every damn day (both of you)? It makes no sense. I should be the one going to your pages everyday, I should be trying to keep tabs on you but Im not. I have nothing to do with either one of you, you refuse to be mature adults and let me see my children so my life and the things in it should be of absolutely none of your concern... But yet here the both of you are EACH DAY looking at my blog, stealing my photos, downloading my things and just being all around creeps... But claiming Im stalking you. Seems to me the only people trying to live vicariously through someone else would be the two of you? He must forget I was married to him, I know how he operates. I KNOW his motives. LMAO Yes, my ex husband attacked me on Facebook trying to claim that I was trying to hack his Facebook because I'm stalking him and don't have a job. Funny thing is neither one of those statements are true... And even if I didn't have a job I'm driving a BRAND NEWER than his cars paid off vehicle and my bills are paid on time, so whatever... OH! He also made mention that I'm not able to handle children, jobs or life. Yes... Let me see. I take care of my kids, I don't leave them at my moms to rot while I play house with ANOTHER child that isn't mine then bring another child into the world before I can or will take care of the ones I stole from their mom. I have a job? I'm not sure why the imbecile continues to scream that but, whatever. And.. My life is just great, awesome actually. Only thing missing are the two babies he stole out of hatred, jealousy and lack of being able to admit what he did. Thanks for your assumptions though? At the end of the day you're BOTH not doing anything but truly showing your own colors. Such trash.


UPDATE!!! Hours after this was posted here she comes again! PLEASE LEAVE ME ALONE CRAZY GIRL! I don't know what your obsession is but you need serious help!



Crazy Ex

But I stalk y'all. 😂😂😂

12/10/2016 01:38:00 PM

Since you obviously have this page bookmarked, Ill give you a special shout out to you...
you no chinned, small dick, beaver toothed grass painting bitch!

BTW: I don't have to hack your FB's your family does a pretty good job of giving me photos and post you make about me without that. LMFAO
ALSO, I do have a job you idiot fuck. I wish you knew as much as you think you do, youre nothing but a sad little boy trapped in an ugly ass mans body. You have low self esteem so you must attack others to make yourself feel better! I know Im nothing of what you say I am and I know you only continue to attack me because 1. You can not have me 2. You are jealous so, attack away. Loser!

I'm flattered after all these years you are still so in love and obsessed with me... I'd hate me too, you thought I wouldn't be shit without you and look at me living better than you and your dog.











Dentist

Dentist update

12/08/2016 04:18:00 AM

Maddox and Madalyn did awesome at their appointment. Only issue we had at all was Maddox getting a tad upset when they administered the shot to numb. He was able to calm down though and everything turned out great!

In the end Maddox had to have two baby teeth extracted because they were refusing to vacate on their own and Madalyn had to have two fillings on one tooth. Madalyn's fillings were on a baby tooth but since it won't come out for a while I didn't want it to progress anymore. 
Finally we have Maddox back where he needs to be in the dental department, poor kid has had such a rough year alone with his teeth. 

I'm well aware

12/07/2016 08:55:00 AM

That some of my photos are not loading. I'm not sure why this is and I will try to fix it soon. 😬


UPDATE: I figured out the issue and fixed it, they are back!

Family

What's going on in my world?!?

12/07/2016 08:54:00 AM

Today is the day Maddox get evenn more dental work and Mady has a small issue fixed. My poor poor Maddox boy has been through so much this year dental wise so I know that even though he's not liking the aspect of what's being done today he will be happy to have it done and over with.

Speaking of dental issues I still have yet to have the surgery I need... Each time it's time I am either sick or unable to make he appointment. Ugh

My brother is currently in the motions to come home from Japan for a funeral... For those of you reading that don't know he is a marine stationed in Japan. So I am praying he has safe travels! 

I've been finding new shows to watch on TV lately and I came across "This Is Us." I gotta tell you, if you haven't seen this show you have to check it out! I love it! 

Im getting a new car. I know I change them often but... It's what I do. I'm not even sure what kind yet as I'm just looking now, I actually almost got a Dodge truck the other day but decided to make a more productive and informed choice in vehicles. Don't want to be wasting so much gas for not that much more room. I'm seriously considering a Murano or a Tahoe... who knows, I'll probably end up with another sports car. 😂

I can't wait for Christmas... I am so beyond excited!!! We got our tree up and this year I did the snowman theme like I showed in an earlier post.... I like it, I just wish my tree was a bit bigger? Like I forgot it was so small because we threw out all our old ones last year and got that one on short notice because we don't spend Christmas at the house, we go to my moms. But, it will work... Im thinking real tree next year! Maybe. Lol I don't like dealing with the pine needles.

I am anxious about Christmas but I am super excited about the upcoming new year and all it holds for me and mine! ❤️


Birthday

Happy Birthday 14th Ethan

12/05/2016 05:34:00 AM


Ethan, my sweet boy... One day we will be together on your birthday, one day you will know how much I love you because I will be able to show you. One day you will be free of the monsters that chain you down and lie to you, one day you will be allowed to love freely without fear of abuse from your alienators. One day you will know how much being without you hurts, one day your brothers and sisters will be able to wish you a happy birthday. One day God will right all of these wrongs baby. I love you, I love you with every breath I breathe and every step I take. NO ONE can ever take you from my heart and that is where I carry you. 
You are 14 and they have stolen SO MUCH from us without reason ot right. I hope you know how much you are loved, it is beyond measure my sweet boy!
We all love you, happy birthday!#EthanJolly #EthanScottJolly #parentalalienation #pas #parentalalienationischildabuse #parentalalienationawareness #parentalalienationsyndrome #maternalalienation #maternaldeprivation #domesticviolencebyproxy #ErasedMom #ErasedParent

Decor

Oh my goodness... ITS DECEMBER!

12/01/2016 03:23:00 AM

So, I just realized it's December and that means that 2016 is coming to an end. Can you even believe that? Time seems to be flying by here lately so it just needs to slow itself right on down!


Anyways. We spent Thanksgiving up at my moms so I really didn't get a load of pics at all, that's ok though because time was well spent with family and away from cell service. Sometimes I do go crazy at my moms though without service... I avtuallly just offered to have cable internet installed at her house and she agreed so YAY for that! I did the Black Friday shopping and got some pretty good deals, I am for the most part totally done with Christmas shopping! This year will probably be the last year hat the Twinkies believe so I am enjoying every moment of it! ❤️

I did a little decorating last night and so far I have the tree



Which this year is snowman themed! We won't be spending Christmas at this house so I'm not trying to go entirely overboard!

I put up my seasonal mantel banner and I really like it (Target).



I have A LOT going on right now but all in all life is awesome for me and mine! I haven't been able to be exercising BUT, I'm looking ok and actually losing weight by just eating properly! This was the other day, I'm happy with where I am! My doctor says I'm HEALTHY so to me that is a huge step forward for me! 





Parental Alienation

Something old

11/16/2016 05:45:00 PM

http://hollyxjolly.livejournal.com/

That's my old journal. It depicts events that led up to being falsely accused of abuse by my ex husband. This journal was kept private until recently when I found it and made it public. It saddens me to know I didn't do all I should have to protect my children. In time I hope they heal from all the damage that monsterous family has bestowed on them!

To look back on those events now makes me forever greatful that not only am I still alive to tell my story it I am a stronger person for having lived through it.

Kids

The Twins Are TEN!

11/12/2016 11:44:00 PM

I am late making this post but, can you believe the babies are 10?!? I think they will forever be known as the babies as that is what we STILL call them to this day!

They are bright, loving, fun, playful, smart and all around good kids.

Maddox is very much like his dad down to his looks. He acts like him, has his demeanor and literally says the same exact things he does. He gives me the same looks his dad gives me... Its just so weird to me to have an exact copy! I often joke around with their dad that he is a 35 year old trey wrapped in a 10 year olds body! He loves Minecraft, his xbox, Tink the cat and his Nani.

Madalyn is like my oldest daughter Sarah. Almost a carbon copy of both her mama and Sarah... She takes no crap and is such a strong little person! She loves her Nani, dog Harvey, Minecraft too and art is her absolute favorite! She is very strong willed and such the opposite of her twin! She knows her place in the family and she makes it very well known!

I can not believe that ten years has flown by like it has and although times havent always been easy for us we have always remained happy! I can not wait to see what the next ten years brings these amazing little souls and I am so happy that God chose me to be their mama and spend life with them!

Decor

I'm still here...

11/12/2016 11:19:00 PM

I haven't been blogging much at all on any blog but I am still around. Lots of life changes going on. Some good some bad but all taken in, dealt with and eventually loved. :)

Maddox has been kicking but and taking names at school! He got studennt of the month AND won the literacy contest in his class and then 2nd place for the entire school!

He came home the first day he had his poem and was scared that he wouldn't be able to memorize it much less stand in front of not only his class but his entire school and recite it totally from memory.... BUT, he did and I could not be more proud of him for conquering that fear! Yep, that's my precious baby boy!

I will add that we ABSOLUTELY LOVE the teacher he has this year and we owe so much credit to her for all of the work she has done with him! He sure does love her!



On to student of the month!
Maddox got this award last year and then again this year! He won due to his compassion towards others and his willingness to be such a helpful student! Maddox is willing to put himself and friends aside to make sure all of the students in his class are treated fairly and appropriate.
His teacher made sure to tell me how he takes special time with a student that is confined to a wheel chair due to a bone disease. I can not even begin to tell you how proud that made me as his mom to know that he has such compassion like that for others! I guess I did something good in raising him! lol

Just kidding, this kid is amazing and it is showing more and more in everything he does!



All of the other kids are doing really well in school also! My oldest, Jacob is still working his job and living life and I am so very proud of him! Its very rare I get to talk to him anymore because he is always busy but I did get a Facetime on Halloween and I was SO HAPPY to see him! <3 I miss that boy!

Lately, I haven't felt very well and that is partly because of my tooth! YES!!!! I'm still having a dental issue as I am waiting for my stupid insurance to approve everything I have to have done. I could pay out of pocket and I have considered it but I hate to do so knowing insurance will cover it all. So, I just continue to wait until I get the call to go in and have it fixed.

Just LOOK at that bad boy over there ~~~>
It is horrible... I never knew you could have a cavity and not even know it... That sucker was hiding deep within and by the time I knew it half of my tooth broke off! I cant wait to have this thing taken out and a implant put in... I just have to keep waiting, and waiting and waiting and... You get it! I think the hardest thing for me is getting comfortable at night and staying that way!

I've also been addicted to documentaries on Netflix lately... Today I watched "Soaked In Bleach" and let me tell you it was quite a watch! If you happen to be a Nirvana fan I definitely suggest you watch that! Now I am currently watching some kind of Royal Family one. I am just going through the list watching each one... I tell you, there is some interesting things on Netflox if you actually search around!

I also really need to get back to working out... HAHA! I stopped because I got sick and never really started again. I know, I know... Its whatever though. I will eventually get back into a good routine and stop eating out so much! Yes, I've been doing that too. A LOT!

Fall is upon us and I am so excited! It is FINALLY cold! I mean it was like super hot on Halloween and I don't even know what is up with that! I put my fall banner out at the house for the kids and they love it... I have been trying to decorate with one for each season and found this pretty one at none other than WALMART! I already bought my Christmas ones too and I cant wait for those!



Speaking of being festive... The kids always beg to take their lunches and I don't usually do them because they also will eat school lunch even if I pack one for them (yeah, I don't get it either) but, I did this for Halloween!
I tried to do the little hot dogs that looked like men but it didn't turn out too well! The men's legs were falling off and their heads wouldn't stay attached so this was the next best thing! They loved it so it was a win!



Anyways, now I am adjusting to life and getting ready for the Holidays! I am so excited for this year but have yet to make plans about where everything will be done and how we will split up our time between all of the family! Our hearts are full my friends! <3


Until next time, happy November.

Holidays

And... Just like that it's November!

11/01/2016 01:45:00 PM

Wow! this year has flown by, seriously! I love this time of year but I can't believe that Christmas will be here in like 8 WEEKS!

Halloween was good to us. We had a lot of fun and took part in festivities over the span of 4 days... The kids absolutely loved it! Now it's time to buckle down and decide what we are doing for Thankgiving and onward to Christmas... I am most excited about the food that comes along with these holidays, I love love love baking and making things with my babies. ❤️

Looking forward to Christmas I can say I am NOT looking forward to getting out in the garage and digging stuff out so the kids will have it, it is spread all over that garage. Lol
We might be going to my mothers house again this Christmas but I'm not sure as of yet. I would love to but I just don't know if is in the cards for us.

We have decided on a new church home though.... So, that in itself is super exciting! The kids are real excited to get started in a new place!

Other than that that's about it for an update. I would add Halloween photos but I'm on my phone and I just don't feel like getting my laptop out right now! So, those will come later perhaps!

I hope everyone has an amazing month of thanks this november.

Food

Calling All Cooks!

10/23/2016 12:46:00 PM

So, I love to cook! I really do but, I often find myself running out of new and interesting things to prepare! Usually I would just use the internets to find something new!
I often find myself trolling those sites that show you the dish being prepared on Facebook. But, I got a cookbook in the mail from a gift exchange I always do and I have to say I LOVE IT! It is called "Calling All Cooks."

Growing up the woman that raised me worked for Bellsouth and we always would get the CWA (communication workers of America) cookbooks and WE HAD THIS ONE! I had forgotten about it as I grew up but my gift buddy sent it to me and it brought back so many memories!
I cant wait to use this thing for Thanksgiving and beyond! SO many good recipes in this baby!

If you are in the market for a good cookbook or you would just like to check it out you can do so HERE!

Blogging

Life....

10/14/2016 06:22:00 AM

Life has finally calmed down. It was crazy there for a few but, I made it out the other side. Nothing bad just sickness in the family and then my own issues that arose with that dumb ole tooth of mine!
I haven't been blogging and that's honestly because I just haven't felt like it due to all that's been going long on... hopefully I can get back into the swing of things.

We are all doing well here. This week is our Fall break so we've just been enjoying that and having fun... Once school starts back it won't be long before Thanskgiving and then Christams sneak up on us! I for one am so excited about the Holidays! I always am though... I love cooking big meals for my family to enjoy together!
I can't wait! 😀

Right before Christmas break the twins have to have some dental work done... having just had the issues I did I feel so bad for my babies! I'm sure that's just the worried mommy in me talking though.

Right now my main task is making it through upcoming birthdays, holidays and into the new year. Can you believe the twins are about to turn TEN?!? Oh my wow!

That's my "update" for now. I'm here, alive and well and thought I'd drop a line to let everyone know

Until next time.

Birthday

Happy 11th Birthday Kaitlyn

10/10/2016 10:03:00 AM

My sweet baby girl turned 11 this year! Oh how glorious it would have been to be able to spend that with her! Yet another year stolen!

Happy birthday my precious Katy baby! Mama loves you more than you could ever imagine and you are so very missed by everyone. One day it won't be like this my little love, one day everyone will be free to love each other! ❤️

Everyone on this side is doing well! All of your brothers and sisters miss you so incredibly much! I hope you're doing amazing in school! I got your report cards and saw how awesome you've been doing and it makes me so happy!
You're doing great!

I wonder if you're still doing gymnastics... your little sister has been asking to get into gymnastics and was excited to hear you had done it too! Right now she's really been begging to do soccer so we are going to try that out.

I hope and pray that you had an amazing birthday and I hope hat you continue to do well in school!

It's almost Halloween! I'm excited! One of my favorite holidays!

I love you and your brother very much!

Your mama


31 Day Blog Challenge

Day 21: Something I miss.

10/04/2016 01:58:00 PM

Hands down no questions about it I miss my grandmother! I wish she could have stayed with us a bit longer to witness everything play out. I wish she would have stayed with us a little bit longer so she could hold her sweet great, great grand babies!
I miss going to her home on school breaks and waking up to her making something home made on the kitchen! I miss going shopping with her and all of the little random trinkets she'd always buy me.

I just miss her. So much!

Blog

Looks who's back, back again...

10/02/2016 10:51:00 PM

ME!
I haven't blogged in what seems like forever and that is because I have been super sick... It all started with my tooth and spiraled from there. I ended up getting a bacterial infection that I couldn't kick and just generally feeling like crap! I'm still not 100% but, I missed blogging.

I also haven't been able to keep up with the workouts! Bad me, I know. I seriously just did not have the strength to do it! I'll be doing the black light run on 10-8 so I gotta get into some kind of "shape" before it gets here!

Anyways, we are all good here! It's October now so that means Fall is officially upon us and I couldn't be happier! I LOVE this time of year!

That's about it for right now, I'm going to go ahead and post this so I can get back to my movie!

31 Day Blog Challenge

Where have I been?

9/21/2016 04:25:00 PM

So... I am just going to copy all of this from various updates on my Facebook.

Sunday was my birthday, and it was AWESOME!!! Trey took me to Grindhouse Burgers in Atlanta (best burger in Atl BTW).


Anyways. (Click Read more to continue...)

Blog

My blog will return, eventually.

9/19/2016 09:49:00 AM

I'm not sure when but I shall return. I am currently hospitalized for an infection that made its way to my blood stream.
For those of you that have reached out to myself or my family thank you for your kind thoughts.

31 Day Blog Challenge

Day 19: My worst habits

9/15/2016 07:42:00 AM

1. My car never stays clean
2. I eat entirely too much ChicFilA
3. I talk during movies
4. I'm a backseat driver
5. I start books and don't finish them
6. In the car I turn up the music and, try to talk to people
7. I'm seriously impatient
8. I am OCD which isn't really a bad habit but it generates bad habits
9. I shop online too much
10. I shop in stores way more


There are 10 random bad habits of mine

31 Day Blog Challenge

Day 18: What am I afraid of

9/14/2016 04:55:00 PM

I have a lot of fears...

I don't like to go in the ocean, I hate driving over bridges, the dark isn't my favorite place to be and clowns are not my most favorite type of people!

I've had those major fears since childhood, I guess they never really go away.

Weight Loss Journey

Too small, too big

9/14/2016 02:00:00 AM

One month ago this shirt was too small, now it is on its way to being too big!
Just for size wise I am wearing a Old Navy workout tank in a size large.


I took this with my iPhone fwd facing camera on self timer so it is not a perfect photo but you get the idea! I will post another one in the same outfit next week and see if there is any difference. 

PS: A few people asked me my current weights and goal weighs and I will say this... I do not weigh myself each week. I have found that that can be discouraging and a set back if I don't see results I like. Instead I weight myself each month! I also do not have a "goal weight" because I am not trying to lose weight. I am trying to tone and feel better... Any weight lost is a plus and as you can see I am losing!

Weight Loss Journey

Workout routine Week of 9/13-9/20

9/13/2016 11:36:00 PM

This is my workout plan for the next week. It was made for me by a friend of mine so hopefully I can keep to it, its a little more than what I have been doing but I think I will be ok!



I will probably hold the planks for a while longer and add in some reverse crunches and scissors.


Weight Loss Journey

Workout: Day 5

9/13/2016 04:04:00 PM

45 Jumping jacks
10 Lunges each leg
5 Squats
10 Donkey kicks each side
10 crunches

ARM WORKOUT

21 Tricep kickbacks
21 Shoulder press
21 Bicep curls
21 Upright Rows
21 Bent over reverse fly's


I have not eaten yet today due to being sick so I will update later

UPDATE: I ate a bowl of left over taco soup, some chips and a dr pepper (Yes, I know I need to cut out soda)!

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Workout: Day 4

9/12/2016 11:00:00 PM

Today I did:
40 jumping jacks (I alternated where I brought my arms to, above and in front of me)
15 crunches
10 arm dips
5 lunges each side
5 donkey kicks each side
10 squats


Today I ate:
Taylor tots with cheddar and feta cheese topped with ketchup
Taco soup with cheese and chips with water to drink

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Day 16: Dream job

9/12/2016 05:38:00 PM

My dream job would be to be a world class chef at a restaurant in Paris! I would absolutely love to travel the world and work in various different countries learning their cuisines. 

I love to cook at home and someday hope to go back to school for it! 

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Day 15: Timeline of my day

9/11/2016 10:42:00 PM

Today was pretty event-less honestly!

Well, I lie... it is my oldest boys 20th birthday but I did not get to see him. He now lives in Tn and I am OK with that, at some point the babies must fly the coop and go be adults. Wait, I'm lying... I hate it. I want him home, here... FOREVER! I.m so proud of him though, hes come a LONG way in a little under a year and while Id love to have him home its is such a proud moment to see him out there living on his own and making money on his own! Hes a grown up now but I will always be his mommy!

Today I woke up kind of late-ish, I've been under the weather and Trey had to work ALL-DAY with a friend so I was lazy. When Trey got home his mom took the kids to go see some family and we went to Walmart to get some things we needed (we also went ahead and nailed down some Christmas gifts)!

Oh yeah, Trey brought me some cake and flowers when he got off work! I love him so!

I got to see one of my "besties" at the Walmart so that made me happy! She lives in Alabama now and we don't get to see each other nearly as much as we used to so it was REALLY nice to run into her and get to see her babies!

Ummm, Came home and the kids were home so we cleaned up their rooms... Let me tell you, it is AMAZING how much of a mess a kid can make in a week! After that Trey made dinner (lasagna) then we fed and bathed the kids. We had to make an emergency late night run to the bank and Walmart and then it was bed time. I did squeeze in a few episodes of Private Practice... I never knew there was a Grey's spin off so I'm enjoying that show.

And that's it. That was my day!

(for some reason this post again hung itself in draft mode instead of publishing)

Weight Loss Journey

Workout: Day 3

9/11/2016 07:38:00 PM

Yesterday was rest day and boy did I need it... My legs were on fire!


Today I just did arms because I REALLY do not feel good!

Today I ate:
A small piece of lasagna for dinner and a coke
Tator tots with cheese and ketchup
(I am sick and cant really stomach anything)

This is the arm exercise I am doing, I am using 5 lbs on each arm:


(for some reason this post again hung itself in draft mode instead of publishing)

Birthday

Happy Birthday Baby J

9/11/2016 10:29:00 AM

Well, you are not my Baby J anymore. I have a new "Baby J!" But, you will always be my FIRST Baby J!


I know you don't read my blog (well, I don't think you do) BUT, if you ever venture here just know that I am so so so proud of you sweetie! You have morphed into such a lovely young man and I am so proud to be your mama! I love you to the ends of the Earth and I will always be here for you!

I wrote this to my boy on Facebook....

"I can remember thinking to myself 20 years ago (at this exact time almost) what he would be like in 20 years! I remember thinking "OMG, I'll be THAT old?" I remember wondering what he will look like, who he will act like and where life would take him... as I look back over the last 20 years I can't say it is anything like I ever thought it would be but, it is our life and it has molded us to whom we are today! I am proud of him, I am proud of what he's done with his life and where he is going. I miss him, I want to shelter him, love him and be his mommy forever... but I can't. My heart is heavy knowing the days of yesterday are long gone, that white headed little boy is all grown up! When they said to enjoy every minute because time flies I had no idea it would go this fast... I have a grown up now, my first born baby Jacob is 20 today!"

I LOVE YOU JACOB


(for some reason this post again hung itself in draft mode instead of publishing)


31 Day Blog Challenge

Day 14: Whats in my purse

9/10/2016 09:27:00 AM

This is my purse:



In it I have:

3 wallets (one for debit/credit cards, one for checks and money and then one is a coin purse)
Notebook
EOS lip balm
Body Spray
Various receipts
Boden catalog for this season
Tons of paint chip samples from home depot (we are painting soon)
Medication I take
A rock that Lake gave me
Spare pad (hey, dont lie we all carry them)
Letter from our bank
Extra phone charger
Power bank charger for emergencies
Some brochures from the beach

I'm really simple, I don't carry a lot and half the time I don't even carry that.


(for some reason this post again hung itself in draft mode instead of publishing)


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Day 13: Favorite Quote

9/09/2016 03:22:00 PM

"There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs." Luke 12:2-3

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Workout. Day 2

9/09/2016 03:04:00 PM

So, today I actually felt the burn. I am pretty active but, I don't usually do exercises like I've done for the last two days. It isn't bad but whereas yesterday I just did them without feeling it I sure do today!

Today I did:
35 jumping jacks
15 crunches
5 lunges each side
10 squats
15 second full plank (I had to stop because my leg hurt, bad)

The only thing I ate yesterday was a CFA sandwich and fries and some spaghetti and meatballs for dinner (extremely small portion due to the fact I don't feel very good)... I drank tons of water also!

At first I was thinking that jumping jacks wouldn't do shit but I read up on it and they work a ton of muscle groups at once so that is why I decided to start with them. I totally understand I have to work p to a big long work out and I am completely fine with that!

What I ate today: ChiFilA wrap with avocado lime ranch, fries and a sweet tea. I missed breakfast and I probably won't eat dinner because I feel sickly.
Add to that a small mango pineapple smoothie and 3 chicken tenders from popeyes with red beans and rice.

Birthday

Redo.... And an update? I guess.

9/08/2016 11:53:00 PM

I am so mad about my email ordeal... Google is claiming nothing can be done but they are "trying a few more outlets."I went ahead and made a new blog to replace the main one I lost (the one for my babies) and reconnecting all of my social accounts and tv accounts to another email.... I can't believe I didn't even pay attention to which one I was deleting, I guess I got so wrapped up in hitting the same buttons I didn't even realize what I did! Oh well. Like I said it gave me a chance to change some names, use some new ideas and make a fresh start... If I could figure out how to import an XML file I could import all my post. Oh well, it's done.

Anyways, it's September already! That's hard to believe! Hard to believe my oldest baby moved out almost one year ago to pursue being an adult and now today he messaged me to let me know he's gotten a promotion and will be making more at his job! I am so so proud of him! But yes, in a few short days he will be 20! TWENTY! I still don't feel old enough to have a child that old! It's kind of strange actually.

My 16 year old is back in school and doing AMAZING! She makes me so happy! I MEAN SO HAPPY! I mean, not only is she absolutely beautiful she is doing so well! I'm super proud of these fact that if she stays on the right track she will graduate at the end of this year! I can't imagine feeling as young as I do and having two kids NOT in school and living on the "adult world!"

My 15 year old "baby boy" just got his learners... I can't even! I still look at him and see my baby boy! He too is doing awesome in school so I guess when it comes to my older kids I couldn't ask for better!

I just realized I started doing a "Friday Five" on this blog and never followed through... I will have to get on that and keep up with it!

OH MY GAWD YALL... The new iPhone 7 can be ordered in like 20 minutes! I think I am going to get the 7Plus, I've had the regular 6s for so long and I think I may want a bigger screen... I will probably regret that choice but, I'll just steal my husbands phone if so because he's getting a regular one!
We are going to pass our phones to the twins. I'm not sure I am ready for that because we'll, they are only (almost) TEN! I didn't even have a house phone in my room at that age and I'm about to hand my kids a cell phone... Times they are a changing people.

Soccer. That's what Maddox has finally settled on. We tried and put thought into every other sport you could imagine but Soccer won out. I think I'm going to start teaching him the fundamentals of the game so he can jump right in and play, I'm excited and I know he is too!

Anyways, I think that's about it for me for now... I'm missing my husband right about now and I'm bored so I guess I'm going to go watch some 📺! Until next time!

OMG....

9/08/2016 05:41:00 PM

I somehow have deleted my email address!
Google is working with me to get it back and I hope they can! With it it took 3 blogs, countless emails from my doctor, my Google + page, my YouTube and access to so many accounts I had linked to that email that I no longer remember the PW to!
I didn't use the account daily and a few days ago (maybe longer) I went through and deleted all my old unused emails... I make a lot for Hulu and netflix and I guess I accidentally got that one not even realizing! I was only a guest author on this account because I had created it under another!

I HOPE Google can help me!

31 Day Blog Challenge

Day 12: If I won the lottery...

9/08/2016 12:01:00 PM

Well, I already know for a fact I'd continue living normally. 😉😛

I'd buy some new cars (nothing extravagant), pay off some bills, put away for my children's college days, eat out a lot, go on lots of vacations and get some (more) tattoos! 😉😉😉😉😉


Weight Loss Journey

Workout.

9/08/2016 10:42:00 AM

Today I officially started my daily workout plan. I don't need anything huge so I'm just following one I found on Pinterest along with planks, lunges and arm workouts. I'm not so much trying to lose weight as I want to tone, tighten and feel better!
This won't be some huge follow along thing but I will update! When I get to my goal (not only weight but everything else) I will share photos. I can't wait to actually see my before and after a!

Today I did:

20 jumping jacks
10 crunches
30 second full plank
5 lunges each side
10 squats
60 right arm circles

Can't wait to see where this takes me! Wish me luck! ❤️

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Day 11: Most proud moment

9/07/2016 10:37:00 PM

I have a lot of these throughout life but now as I get older if asked this my answer is watching my children become who they are.

There is nothing more satisfying than to see your child grow into their own person and start to make their own choices. With a man child that is about to turn 20 it is unique to watch him morph into an adult... Even though at times he thinks he still needs his mommy because he cant do it alone it is a proud moment to know that he can (and does).

I love my babies so much! I love to watch them grow (I think I've mentioned that before)! lol

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Day 10: My first celebrity crush

9/06/2016 03:00:00 PM


NO LIE, I was totally in love with Davy from the Monkees!


I would literally sit and watch that show for hours and then listen to their songs! I also got to go see them in concert when I was a kid and I remember being super sad when it was over and done with!





Now, my kids watch the show too and they like it... None of them share my love for Mr. Jones though!

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Day 9: Piercings and tattoos

9/05/2016 05:00:00 AM

I have A LOT of tattoos. One day I will update this post with some of them but for now we will just go with the fact that I have A LOT!
I am working on completing my right arm for a full sleeve and then Im going to start on my left leg!

I only have my ears pierced (now).

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Day 7: 10 Favorite Foods

9/03/2016 09:36:00 PM

So. I guess I will do my 10 favorite eating out foods then my 10 favorite eat at home foods.

Eating Out Top 10

1. Grindhouse Burgers - They have the absolute best burger in Atlanta hands down
2. Zinburger - Again, a good cheeseburger with a nice wine selection
3. The Vortex - Awesome sandwiches of any kind really
4. The Cheesecake Factory - I like this place because they have a good variety of food
5.  Nori Nori - Best japanese anywhere, hands down
6. Popeyes - Can't beat the $5 box and I do love some spicy chicken
7. Moes - I love the nachos they make
8. Subway - My favorite place for a sub sandwich
9. Starbucks cakes - I mean have you had their pumpkin loaf thingy
10. Any salad bar! I love them!

At Home Top 10

1. Pretzel Bagels
2. Cottage cheese
3. Noosa Yogurt
4. Omelettes
5. I'm from the South so we love a good casserole
6. Any type of potatoe
7. Lasagna
8. Homemade pizza
9. French onion pot roast
10. Taco soup


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Day 5: My guilty pleasure

9/01/2016 03:18:00 PM

REALITY TRASH TV! OMG, I cant get enough of it!

I really do love any type of reality show and I don't know why, I always have. Not even one specific type, I like everything from survivor to the bad girls club! I guess (even though some of them are) I like real life over scripted!

One of my favorite programs in the MTV Challenge!

Birthday

Happy early BIRTHDAY to me!

9/01/2016 03:17:00 PM


This morning, after a hectic last two days Trey tells me "I got you something dont go anywhere yet." So I wonder to myself what could possibly be that important he cant just give it to me later on in the day?!?!

Then he hands me this...



He knows the perfect way right into my heart! This thing is awesome not only because its old and I like ok LOVE old cameras but because this particular model was the first camera Annie Leibovitz ever used! I mean how cool is that? One of the most world famous photographers started on this very camera and now I HAVE ONE to add to my collection!

That is all, I just wanted to share this awesomeness with the world!





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Day 4: Earliest childhood memory

8/31/2016 04:31:00 PM

My earliest memory is when we moved from Knoxville Tn to Ga. I always remember it as a kid and when I got older I described it to my "mother" and she confirmed that the house I was describing along with the events were that of our old home.

It was when we moved and I was 18 months old, I cant remember sitting on the coffee table drinking my juice and watching the movers take our things!

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Day 3: Meaning of my business name

8/30/2016 12:30:00 PM

Sorry I just noticed I hit save and not publish so this has been hidden!

Well, Jama Wynn Photography is pretty self exclamatory. lol
I used to be Remember Wynn but I felt that customers didnt "know me" by name so I changed.

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Day 2: 20 facts about me

8/29/2016 04:30:00 AM

Sorry I just noticed I hit save and not publish so this has been hidden!

1. I love my children without end
2. I dye my hair crazy colors
3. I dont have internet at my house
4. I get my nails done every single week
5. I neglect my toenails though
6. I dont really like chocolate
7. I love my animals so much and baby them more than I should
6. Like, I feed my dog ice cream cones... That I buy him... from dairy queen
7. I collect antiques and my house is filling up
8. I love stuff that doesnt match
9. I hate video games
10. I secretly want to go to dragon con
11. Sweet tea is gospel
12. So is Chris Stapleton
13. I love going to the beach but dont ask me to get in it
14. Same with a lake, nope
15. I love being on a boat though
16. I love to cook and I actually want to go to school for it
17.  I'm going back to school now but not for that
18. I really need to buy myself some new sneakers
19. Im getting a new tattoo
20. Im going to dye my hair pink again

So those arent really facts but its my blog and I do what I want!

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Day 1: Introduction

8/28/2016 04:19:00 PM

So here we go, I chose to do another one of these because I feel this keeps my blog moving and gives people something to read about me. :)

I have an "about me" on my page and that is kind of general so I will tell you a little bit about myself.

I am a mom most importantly, I love my children fiercely and I want nothing but the best for them. I have unique children and each one of them is special in their own way... I am absolutely loving watching them grow and change into their own selves, I can not wait to see where life takes them.

I am a Mimi. Yes, I am a grandmother... We don't use that word though. lol

I am a wife. I love my man more than I can explain. He and I have been through hell and back and while we didn't start out traditionally I can not imagine my life with anyone else. We complete each other, we get each other and he is my best friend. Our road has been rocky but at this point it is smooth. We take life one day at a time (even though HE will tell you I am a life planner) and we don't let the little things get to us. Not many people can say they are best friends with their other half but, I can because I am! <3

I am a friend. If you are my friend, you are my family. I will do just about anything for my friends if it is within my reach. I have been known to go above and beyond to make sure those that I hold close to my heart are ok.

I am a daughter. I love my mother with all of my heart. When I say mother I mean the woman that gave birth to me, not the one that raised me. I love my mama. I don't know where I would be if she hadn't come into my life. I cant even explain how awesome it is to have a parent that loves you without ends...

I have hobbies too!

Photography is my main one and after that I am one crafty ass bitch! If you can dream it I can probably make it. I like to do things with my husband but don't tell him that... I cant have him knowing I love his obsession with guns. LMAO
I love the outdoors! I am happiest at my mamas house where she has just about anything you can dream up!
I love to cook! I have gotten a lot better at it over the years and have seriously considered taking it to more than a hobby. Maybe when my babies are all grown!

I do and loves lots of other things too!

That's not it but that's all I'm going to write for right now. If you want to learn more about me you can also check out my last blog challenge I did HERE (it took me 2 months to do that, I promise to be better at this one)!

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Day 30: Your highs and lows for the month

8/28/2016 03:45:00 PM

Well, this wont be exactly right because it took me dang two months to finish this. BUT....

My high would definitely be my children and seeing their faces light up during our vacation! They got to do things they have never done before and the excitement from that was evident! I absolutely can not wait to go back and do it again!

My low would be learning that we have a family member that is struggling. Treys grandmother isn't doing well and that makes me sad... The kids love her so! She's currently still in the hospital having started dialysis so I am praying for her health!



And with this post I finished the 30 Day Writing Challenge! Now on to the 31 Day Blog Challenge, I promise this one will be kept up with!

Amazon

$2.60 Slip On Shower Shoes

8/27/2016 10:57:00 AM



Such a great deal for an item you didn't even know you needed! Grab 1, 2 or 3 pairs! Get some for the entire family... You cant pass up a deal this good!

No code needed, just GO HERE and add to cart (must be green) and the price will adjust at checkout.

Amazon

$1 Makeup Palette

8/27/2016 10:20:00 AM

 
 
GET THIS FOR $1


Go HERE to get a code then go HERE to purchase!


Shipping is free with Amazon Prime!

Here is the actual palette which shows the colors a bit more true.

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Day 29: What are some of your goals for the next 30 days?

8/27/2016 05:23:00 AM

Well, honestly I don't know! But, here are a few things I know I want...

I want to stay on this workout plan I have started and that last 90 days all together.
I want to continue eating healthier.
I want to be able to be more active and with doing the first two I mentioned I will be.
I want to continue to push my children to be amazing in school (and life)!
I want to have an awesome birthday!
I need to start planning for Christmas and better yet Thanksgiving (Super excited about that)!
I want to blog more... or share more.
I want to be happy in everything I do and succeed!

And last but not least I want new tattoos (and I'm getting them)!

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Day 28: Post 5 things that make you laugh out loud

8/26/2016 09:30:00 AM

1. KARMA. When people that have done others wrong get it right back I can't help but laugh!
2. Those memes that have become so popular lately! I love them and always jump at the opportunity to use one.
3. Jim Carrey movies. That man can make anyone laugh!
4. My kids, they are always doing stuff that makes me laugh... be it good or bad.
5. Sometimes I'm the one laughing when everyone else is being serious. Like if someone does something stupid and hurts themself? Yeah, that's me... laughing it up!

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Day 27: Write about something that's kicking ass right now

8/25/2016 12:51:00 PM

OMG! My kids!
They are doing so AMAZING in school and I am so so so proud of all of them! From the oldest to the youngest currently on school I couldn't ask for a better start to this school year!  We are off to a super start and I hope we can keep the momentum!

It's so great to see the kids excited and eager to go to school each day!

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Sorry about that

8/24/2016 05:24:00 PM

I missed a few days on my blog challenge... AGAIN!
My family has been in uproar over a sickly loved one and making sure that they are tended to so we have been going crazy.
We also had a small getaway that turned into something longer than we expected. We were able to turn a horrible day into something great for the kids... that's all that maters to me!
Today I got a call from my doctor though, some of my test came back bad so it's off for more testing I go... At least we are finally getting to the root of the problems so I am happy about that! And, my eye infection is gone so I'm estatic for that!!
Kids are back to school and doing good, they havent had any issues at all this year so for that I am a super proud mama!

Until tomorrow....

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Day 26: Write about an area in your life you'd like to improve

8/24/2016 05:17:00 PM

Well, I have lots and lots of areas that could use improvement because... let's face it, no one is perfect! However, I would like to improve on the time spent with my kids! We get so busy in the hustle and bustle of life that sometimes it is hard to remember they are only babies for so long. I need to take more time to slow down and enjoy them while I can before it's too late.
I'm not saying I'm a bad mom by any means, I am saying that often times I don't make the effort where I could.
I'll tell them to watch TV when they ask me if I need help with dinner.
I'll go shopping by myself even if they ask to go.
I watch what I want on the TV.
I KNOW some people will say I'm trying to sacrifice too much for my kids but I don't think I am. I think the little's should have choices too and not just follow the herd all the time.
I need to work on this, I need to slow down and take on every single little moment before they are grown with babies of their own (heck, one of them already is)!

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Day 25: Think of any word. Search it on Google images then write something inspired by the 11th image

8/19/2016 09:11:00 AM

This is the image I got when I Googled my old photography name...



This was taken at a very good friend of mines wedding.

Sometimes you meet people in life through other people and these people were put into your path because they were on someone else's an you just so happened to cross it. That is what Holly is to me. We did not start out friends, hell... I'm sure she loathed me at on time. But, at the end of the day I was able to see Holly's true self and se was able to see mine. We became great friends and Holly has been there for me and I have been there for her. Holly has seen me at my worst and seen me at my best as I have her, I honestly am  proud of the person she has turned out to be! She is an AMAZING mom to my little friends Wocka, Wild Child and Emma.

We may not talk everyday but she will forever be "Numba 1!"

Oh yeah, she has a blog too... Go read it! http://badmommyadventures.blogspot.com/


For anyone wondering what I shoot with this photo was taken with a Canon 5dMkiii with a 50mm 1.2 lens. .
I also shoot with a Canon 6d and I have an arsenal of glass. :)

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Day 24: Write about a lesson you learned the hard way

8/18/2016 05:26:00 PM

Well, there are tons of things I could write about here but... I think I'll go with this one.

I have learned through life that people will not always do for you what you do for them. In fact, I think a lot of people in this world will take advantage of you as fast as they can! I have always been one to put my own self out in order to help a friend or family member... sometimes to the point I endanger my own relationships or well being. I've learned over time that I have to step back and truly evaluate a situation before I offer up my help and throw myself into something.

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OOOPS, MY BAD.

8/18/2016 01:07:00 AM

So....

I know that I am a week behind in my blog challenge and it has taken me damn near 2 months to complete but I am DOING IT none the less!

This last week has been CRAZY.... Not only did I have to wait on a new laptop charger to come from Amazon I also came down with some kind of NASTY ASS eye infection! I thought it was pink eye but no, its some kind of eyelid infection! I ended up going to the doctor yesterday to have it looked at and with the medicine it should clear up in no time.
I decided that this month will be the month for change though. I am going to start doing the Bikini Bod Mommy challenge... It is a 90 day workout regimen that I've started before and never finished! It's not so much to lose weight or eat right but its more or less to tone and get my muscles back feeling good and me active again. However, Ill update on my weight loss journey and stuff like that I guess!

I'm pissed, I accidently just deleted the blog I had wrote back to this point so now I have to start all over... DAMNIT, this new laptop is killing me!

Anyway... We don't get cable or internet here at the house, never have... There isn't even a pole that runs near the house with cable on it to hook to. We have been utilizing ROKU's via our hotspot from the cell phones and that's how we watch HULU and Netflix but we do also have a small TV antenna that brings in some local stations. Today though I signed up for SlingTV, I and the kids are so excited about finally being able to watch some shows we haven't seen since we moved! Me and Maddox are some suckers for Chopped and Madalyn sure does love her some HGTV! Not to mention if you prepay for 3 months you get a FREE ROKU! Yeah, FREE! You should check it out!

The kids are doing AWESOME in school! We haven't had one single issue at all and it is going so smoothly this year! That's a change from years past. I absolutely love the school the kids are in though so that is always a plus.

Oh yeah, I know my hair is always a topic of oooohs and awwwwwes... I dyed it purple, its like a grapey purple with a little magenta. I didn't want to go as pink as I did last time because lets be honest, it was HOT PINK! The kids loved it but I cant stand how it turns me and my entire home pink. I will probably go back and put some blue in it as I grows out, I have had a bad itch to cut my hair lately but I keep ignoring it! It is getting so long!

Last but not least in this little update of mine I should mention that we are taking a mini family vacay this weekend. Not sure where we are going yet but, it will be somewhere. lol
We usually just make a trek down to Tybee and at some point venture over to Hilton Head but this time we hoping to go somewhere we haven't been as a family, somewhere new and fresh with new things to discover! I have been thinking about Myrtle Beach... Its not a definite yet though!

Until next time (which I totes promise will be tomorrow)... C YA

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Day 23: A Letter to someone, anyone

8/17/2016 10:30:00 PM

Dear Sarah,

I love you, you should always know that and never forget it! I am so proud of the person you are becoming after everything that has stood in your way. We haven't always seen eye to eye and we probably wont in the future (and that's ok) but I am always here for you, NO MATTER WHAT! I know you get md at me over some of the choices I have made that affected you but believe me, I did it for your own good and one day you will see that! You are so amazingly beautiful so don't ever forget your worth... I LOVE YOU! I can not believe that you are 16... It seems like yesterday I held you in my arms at 1 day old... I knew you were destined for great things and just look at you now!

Love,
Your mom



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Day 22: Put your music on shuffle and post the first 10 songs

8/11/2016 07:54:00 AM

Ok so, I dont really use an "iPod" or anything like that. I have play list on YouTube that I let play through my car. So, the last 10 songs I listened to are (no judgey):

1. Kid Ink - Promise
2. Machine Gun Kelly - Wild Boy
3. Yelawolf - I just wanna party
4. Justin Moore - Granpa
5. Kid Rock - Redneck Paradise
6. Justin Moore - Guns
7. Miranda Lambert - Vice
8. Pistol Annies - Family Fued
9. Eric Church - Record Year
10. Eric Church - Ballard of Curtis Loew

Life

Today!

8/09/2016 09:36:00 AM

Is NOT a day I am looking forward to.
Sitting around waiting is not one of my strong attributes but, it has to be done today! I am sitting here getting ready and all i can think about is how nice my bed looks in its new little area (yes, I moved my furniture AGAIN)!

I see a nap in my future!

And this shirt!

30 day writing challenge

Day 20: Post about 3 celebrity crushes

8/09/2016 05:36:00 AM

1. Liam Neeson

  • I love every movie he has done and the way that he portrays the characters.
2. Nicholas Cage
  • There isn't one movie this man has made that I dont like. I will watch them over and over again without fail!
3. Matt Damon
  • Because, who doesn't live Jason Bourne!?!

There are necessarily "crushes" just my most likes actors. 

30 day writing challenge

Day 19: Discuss your first love

8/08/2016 10:52:00 PM

Well, that was a LONG time ago.

We met in 7th grade and it was love at first sight. We parted ways in about 10th grade and I ended up at another high-school and, we never spoke again until about 8 years ago. He came back into my life and we were able to become friends, I am so thankful for that.

He played on the football team I cheered for. I remember feeling those butterflies everytine I would look at him and thinking "Oh how I wish he'd pay attention to me." One night he did, it was at an after game party that we had every Friday at Mazzios Pizza. He asked me if he could sit next to me and that was that, we were stuck like glue from there on out.

The rest is history and although some good and some bad I wouldn't change it for the world.

We were so young but I can honestly say he was my first "true love."


And yes, I skipped a day.

Decor

Oh yeah, I moved stuff again!

8/08/2016 10:13:00 PM

So in a previous post somewhere in this blog I talked about how I had things in my kitchen...

(before is on the left- after is on the right)

That hutch is my mother in laws and it has been in her family for AGES, I'm sure if we actually loaded it up to move again it would fall apart. It needs to be refinished in a major way but I want to make sure when I do it retains its originality of the Hoosier grandiose that it is!

If you don' know what a Hoosier is then you just haven't lived.

I like the idea of this shelf more where the hutch was because I am able to actually store my bowls, serving dishes and display my prized possession!


Here is a pano view of the kitchen. Pretty soon there will be new paint and redone cabinets!!!


One more photo of my house for the road... This is my favorite room in it I think!





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