Sunday, May 29, 2016

Jacob's Day!

Yesterday we went to Jacob's birthday party.  He turned 8.  Can not even believe that.  He was a highly energetic boy yesterday so I wasn't able to get a picture of the birthday boy alone but here are some cute pics from the day.  

Above - picture of Ethan about to swing at the piñata.

Jacob about to take a swing.

And the piñata broke.  There are my kids scrambling for candy.

Susan and Colette

Jacob about to blow out candles on the birthday cake. 

Finally, a group picture of all the kiddos.  What a fun time!

Happy Birthday Jake!  🎉

Monday, May 23, 2016

Quick healthy snacks

I'm on a health kick lately to really eat healthier and smaller portions.  Typically staying around 1200 calories a day.  

Here are some snacks I am loving.

This recipe works best with plum tomatoes.  Cut plum tomato in half, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and place in oven.  Broil for 5 minutes.

Kalamata Olives

Cucumbers in Apple Cider vinegar.

All of these are great to snack on and you don't feel bad afterwards.  

A typical meal plan is: now this is just for me, others can mix it up.

Breakfast: Cheesestick (part Skim low moisture)
Half of avocado

Lunch: 10 Kalamata olives
Small baked potato with pico and light sour cream
Chicken breast

Dinner: cup of steamed broccoli
1 Tilapia fillet
Cucumbers with apple cider vinegar
Weight watchers toffee ice cream bar

At the end of the day you don't feel hungry and you've mixed up you're palette of foods.

You could always have the olives and cucumbers as a snack throughout the day if you don't want it served with dinner.

And Oulah, you have a great meal plan!

Friday, May 6, 2016


Ready for a fantastic weekend with my 2 beautiful children!  Love them so much!  😍😍

First up - Movie in the Park

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Just Praise Him!

On the days I don't know what to do...I praise him!

I recently went through a divorce, was married for 20 years.  Never would have thought my husband would ever file.  It turned out to be one of the best things that happened in my life.  It opened my eyes to things I never knew about people in my immediate circle.  

God brought me through that time.  It's still ongoing hurt and trying to learn how to cope but God will give you the strength to persevere through any storm he sends your way.  

The little blessings that get me through the day...

Texts from my son!  He is such a sweetheart!  Puts an instant smile on my face.

Going to the gym!  If you're feeling good physically, you'll be emotionally and mentally healthy too.

Spending time with these two!  Always laughter.  Laughter is the best medicine!

And shopping!  I love this one piece romper.  And also attending church!  Which is where this picture was taken.

I'm not the strongest I can be everyday because I'm human.  Some days my kids see me cry but I know I'll get through it with God's help.  I'm not the only one in this life trying to push a boulder up a hill.

I recently got a notice back from the doctor that could be pretty serious but I'm praying and believing for complete healing.  Again, praying for complete healing!

I pray that anything someone else may be going through out there that they find the strength to keep going and believing God is in control!

Some encouragement!