Thursday, January 31, 2013


Gabe made these at school and brought them home.  I really love this kind of thing!


This is the pic for the 30th. It didn't upload last night ;)

This is my winter morning look lol!

Monday, January 28, 2013


Because I thought I needed some flowers that's why!

Saturday, January 26, 2013


Drunken cat?!

Friday, January 25, 2013


Family Game night

Thursday, January 24, 2013


When the windchill is Antarctica this is what Gabe wears to walk one block. His face gets covered with the scarf before he leaves too.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Super Bee for being extra good from school. Dinner at Culvers night for the school.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


My "little" brother's 27th birthday today!

Monday, January 21, 2013


Pretty obvious one for today. MLK day and the second inauguration of President Obama. I am moved now like I was four years ago.

Saturday, January 19, 2013


Dave and Busters with Jer, Sam, Shawn, Mallory and Mike.

Friday, January 18, 2013


Super G!!!

Thursday, January 17, 2013


Reading on his own!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Boy home sick. He's watching Mythbusters.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Walked home "by himself" for the first time today. Really with 4 girls lol!

Monday, January 14, 2013


Weights today. My butt hurts from squats too.

Sunday, January 13, 2013


Breakfast for dinner! Gabe set the table.

Saturday, January 12, 2013


One happy muddy dog! Plus good exercise for Sarah and me too.

Friday, January 11, 2013


Chef enjoying the new window right away.

Thursday, January 10, 2013


Wisconsin in the winter. When it is above freezing time to chop the ice. Gotta love it ;)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


Gabe says he wants to be a kindergarten teacher who gives 4 recesses and 1 gym.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013


Registration for 3rd semester was today. Picked up my books too. It all starts again on the 22nd!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Biggest Loser....

I'm in tears right now. I'm watching Biggest Loser and a girl just weighed in weighing my starting weight of 242lbs. OMG I can not believe I weighed that. It's horrible but I mean I look at everyone on the show and know they are fat (that's why they are there) and I can't believe I was the same way. I weighed enough to be on a tv show!!!! I am so disappointed in myself that I let myself gain back what I have in the last year, BUT I did not gain it all back.

Instead of quitting and saying it's too hard though I'm going to do better! I'm going to BE better. I MUST make this part of my daily life. I MUST do 30 min of SOMETHING, even with school, even when I'm tired, even when I feel like I'm taking away family or hubby time, I MUST do this.

Before the weigh in tonight I had done three 10 min smaller workouts today (nothing that would hurt my back) and then did 10 min on the elliptical machine when the show started.

The road is not always (ever?) easy.  But it is my road and I need to own it.  I need to DO something about it.  Every day. Every day.  Just a little bit at a time.  


There's a cat in the house! Normally this is Frieda's spot but Chef must have wanted to hide.  My mom got this house on the side of the road, it's all velcro and frequently gets torn apart by tornado Frieda.

Sunday, January 6, 2013


Well obviously starting late but I'm going to take a stab too!
A boy and his cat.  The cat fell in the tub after I left the room. She scratched his leg up too.  Cats don't like to swim.