Monday, December 31, 2012

Because everyone is doing it

Happy New Years Eve! What is it about the New Years that makes everyone want to write resolutions or just plans in general? I'll tell you what it is: it's the fresh start, the clean slate, the "its okay that I didnt follow through in the previous year, I'll do it THIS year!" attitude, the feeling of a new year & a new YOU. It makes total sense to me. I mean, really the 1st of a new year is like any other day, except those 4 numbers at the end of the date are different than what they used to be the day before. Its that clean slate, baby! This girl isn't any different, it's exciting, there is anticipation for 2013, and it'll be fab-u-lous!

So lets discuss what *I* want (and pray God wants for me too!) want to accomplish & to do this new year. 

1. Finish our basement! I know you as my followers know I've been talking about finishing our basement since we moved in. Well, 2013, it's happening. We start end of January/beginning of February - WHOOP WHOOP! Seriously, I am so excited to get this going. Thank the good Lord above Pinterest has been invited and I can "pin" all these ideas I have

2. Have another (ADORABLE!) baby

This is a (God willing) for sure thing happening this year. T Rex and the new little family addition would be about 3.5 years apart, which in my mind, seems to work out perfectly. I keep seeing all these pictures of my fellow bloggers being all cutsie with their 2nd pregnancies and just all the changes and I want it...bad! But, I have my reasons on why I want to wait until after Summer of 2013 to tackle pregnancy. There are so many questions that go through my mind: Will I love being pregnant as much as I did with Troy? Will I get lucky and just be sick through weeks 7-11? Will I bounce back as well as IMO I did with my body? How will breastfeeding go this time around? Will this next one be as good of a sleeper as T Money? Will be/she have a fun little personality that is as carefree as my little mans? And most importantly.... will I have a wild mini me

or another sweet, wild, mini Nick?

Lastly, I need to be more in the word. I need and WANT to be more in the word. I feel like in 2012, I grew a lot spiritually. I did this study through church in the book of James. It was a Beth Moore study (y'all know I love her!). The book of James is actually short, so its a good, STRONG, convicting, soul awakening, informative, full of love book. Seriously, its all those things to me. I refer to my study guide a lot and read my notes or just side things I wanted to remember and it refreshes my soul all over again. I walked away and felt like I was put in check with sins I was/am guilty of. I say, "am", because its in my/our nature to sin, but I am a lot more conscious of it. There were so many things I feel like God was wanting me to bring to him, things I was guilty of doing. I am starting another Beth Moore study mid January at church (I'll get back to you on the name), but I am praying God speaks to me through this one like he did of the other one. 

Bring it, 2013! Have a SAFE and fun New Years Eve, ladies!!! 

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry CHRISTmas and Happy Birthday, Jesus!

Hope you all have a blessed Christmas with your families!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas Eve!


Christmas is definitely different/way more fun with a little cotton headed ninny muggin running around. He seriously is getting so much fun stuff, Im pretty excited to play with it all for him to see it all. Which also means, it'll be time to purge most of his toys he has now to make room for the new ones. Maybe not ALL his toys, but ya know how it is, kids accumulate so much stuff. And once we get this basement done (keep your fingers crossed for our big move downstairs this year!), Troy will get our room, aka his BIG BOY ROOM! WHOOP WHOOP!

The Nickmesiter has been a very good boy this year. He has worked so hard in providing a good living for us and he's kind of a big deal at work. I kid you not, he has posters around the building just to show people how awesome he is. So, "Santa" thought to herself, "You know, what can I get Nicky boy that he's wanted for soooooo long and that will get him grinning from ear to ear?"

As if, I sure as heck wont be giving Nick a little eyeful on a street pole. But really, who knew Lisa Vanderpump could work it like that? I had a sneaky suspicion. Anywhooot....where was I?

Oh yes, Nicks Christmas bomb dot com gift. Lemme just have these pictures do the talking

World, meet Peyton! Isn't he the sweetest mole lookin black lab ever?! Seriously dat face is so squishy! If I have even a smidge of baby fever, this will take care of it for sure! Y'all know we are a family that bleeds blue and orange, so I dont need to tell you where the name 'Peyton' came from. We get to take him home in January since he's so itty bitty, he needs more time with his momma. Which had me thinking, do these momma dogs miss their 9-12 children? Or are they like, "Hallelujah, my 8 tips can go back to normal and I can lay off the lanolin". You moms out there can easily understand that one. 

Merry Christmas Eve, ladies!! In all seriousness, lets not forget the REAL reason of Christmas...

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

I workout...sometimes

I have seriously been in such a workout funk this week. I havent gone to the office, aka gym, all.week!

 I think its cause I've been pushing it like cray cray for Nicks work Christmas party, that Im just pooped. Which is so unlike me, I've never felt like this. Like no interest in going. Ive done a few at home Pinterest workouts

Do this one 2 times in a row

Do this one 3 times in a row and you've got arms you can't lift the rest of the day - SUCCESS!

So yeah, there is that, but I think this week I'll continue with the Pinterest workouts and then go back to the gym with a new workout routine to kick me off into the new year. A refresher if you will. Maybe add some new workout songs, and boom chacka lacka! Things will be right on track at the gym. 

Speaking the new year. 2013?! Holy moly its almost here

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Things I am loving as of late

This time of year makes me full of love. Not that Im not a lover most of the year, but this time of year, I got a little extra pep in my step and Im telling everyone and their mothers Merry Christmas & to have a fabulous day. 

So with all this love, it's no wonder I am finding love for other things in other places. 

1. Christmas is 13 days away, y'all!

 There, I said it.  It is creepin up on us like woah. Which makes me sad and happy. I look forward to this time all year. Then it comes and its glorious, and then it leaves. This really makes me realize I need to put the peddle to the metal and get to finishing up the rest of my shopping and I need mail presents off. 13 days, people!

2. Obviously, I am loving this new blogging trend Im seeing - Reality Tv GIF's. It's actually really funny cause the Nickmeister and I will chat while he's at work and I constantly send these to him for a response to something he says/asks. Whats even better? They are from all the shows I watch, so it makes it that much more fun and hilarious for me. 

3. I LOOOOVE, love love love High Carb days.

 So Im doing this thang where Im carb cycling. You have heard of it, no? Well its basically how it sounds, you cycle your carb intake.

 So I do 2 days without carbs

2 days I do low carb

2 days I do high carb

As much as I HATE not being able to eat carbs, I mean ZILCH, not even a crumb, I am loving these results. My body is responding to it real well and Im leaning out. I havent weighed myself, and one of the reasons is because I want to put on more muscles and we all know muscle weighs more than fat. So putting in time at the gym has been key. 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

All eyes on us

I interrupt this rainy Northern California day to bring you Mizzzz Britney -
Judge me all you want, but I want her hair (er, her hair piece!) in this video