Friday, June 26, 2009

Thank you, God for Nosey Neighbors!

We had an exciting morning. We got a call at 7:45 this morning from our neighbors (who aren't nosey, but I thought it would make a good title) that there was a man in our backyard. They happened to be outside and saw him ride on his bike up our driveway and around the back of our house. As I was on the phone they told me he was leaving with some of our stuff! Luckily, we have an outside door off our bedroom. Derek ran out and yelled in his deep booming voice to GET OFF MY PROPERTY! There might have been a few other choice words thrown in. The guy threw down a sawzall and our brand new leaf blower and peddled away as fast as he could - with Derek chasing after him in his underwear. Just kidding about the underwear part, he did have time to slip on some jeans - but I think it makes the story more exciting to leave the jeans off.

Now to the funny part of the story ....

This guy that tried stealing our things comes to our house on his bike every other month or so to beg for money. Even as late as 10:00 at night he will ring our doorbell. We even know his name. So when the police came this morning we were able to tell them exactly who it was. Apparently he's had run ins with the law before because they knew him, too, and he was picked up down the street within 5 minutes.

It is never dull at our house, that's for cheesy.

Life is good.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


I just commented to my husband over the weekend how much Little Bit's hair has grown. For a few months I didn't think it would ever grow. But alas - time passes ..... hair grows ..... Red gets bored and decides to play beauty shop one more time.

Will my girls ever have a normal little girl haircut? Will I ever learn that it might just be easier to throw away all scissors in our house?

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

First weigh in

Well I completely forgot about taking my weekly picture on Sunday for you! Maybe I should do a bi-monthly photo instead. But I can tell you the results of my first weigh in. I lost 2.2 pounds! That's even with having a wonderful steak dinner and dessert after my sister's wedding.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Wedding

If you read my last post - you'll know that my sister got engaged Saturday and her and her beau just couldn't wait any longer. They called me yesterday at lunch to see if I could be at the church at 6:00! It was a sweet ceremony and I'd say a greatest wedding put together in 5 hours.

Here's my beautiful Mom and sister after the wedding. After the ceremony, we went to a nice Italian restaurant for dinner. When the waiter found out we were a wedding party, he brought a plate of desserts for us all to share. I heard the Tiramisu was delicious, but since I'm not a fan of coffee I stuck with the chocolate pie that was to die for.

My family after the wedding.

Monday, June 8, 2009

How did my head get on a chunky girl's body??

I thought I'd publish this for all the world to see and maybe hold me more accountable. So here it is - starting picture. Now let me tell you why the sudden desire to loose some weight.

My goal was to loose 15 pounds in 8 weeks. Why 8 weeks? Well, my sister met the man of her dreams 3 weeks ago and they are getting married on August 1! Knowing that, and knowing that I need someone holding my hand along the way, I joined Weight Watchers on Saturday. I just knew I was going to make my goal.

However, plans change. In life, you really need to be flexible or else you'll be sorely disappointed all throughout it. My sister called this morning and asked we could be at the church by 6:00 pm tonight! So I won't look all cute and sassy in her wedding pictures with 15 pounds off. Hey, at least I have a good haircut, right? I'm so excited for them, though!

I will be posting a picture update every week to see if we can tell a difference in my weight. I'm trying to decide if I should wear the same dress every time, what do you think?

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Finally made something

Last night I finally sewed something. Two sweet little dresses using Frog Legs and Ponytails Caroline pattern. I fell in love with this Alexander Henry fabric a couple of months ago on a fabulous Etsy fabric shop and just had to have it. The main fabric is April Showers and the trim is May Flowers.

This pattern was so easy and I'll definitely make some more.