Monday, September 20, 2010

My Birthday

This is a Disney World "It's My Birthday" button...we're not going on my birthday BUT we are going December 5th-11th!

Ok, I haven't been on here a while, just the same old line! So anyway, my 27th birthday has come and gone. Larry hadn't gotten me anything yet, even though I told him I didn't want anything this year. We had been talking about wanting to go to Disney World again this year. So the Saturday after my birthday, Larry said I have your gift but you have to close your eyes and hold out your hands. So, I said "ok" and closed my eyes and held out my hands. I then felt something kind of heavy in them, so I opened them and it was a "Birnbaum's Guide to Walt Disney World 2010". I loved it, it's our "tradition" to buy one every year since we first went in 2008. He then told me he booked our trip for Disney on Friday and I had no idea! It's our family vacation this year and I'm so excited! We booked our dinner reservations that night too! I was totally surprised! In case you haven't seen my Facebook, I have started a count down and we're at 76 days!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Day 6 - Whatever Tickles My Fancy

If you know me, you know that I love Disney. Even if you don't know me, if you read my last post I said I loved Disney. Anyway, I love Disney, I love the Disney Princesses, and Sleeping Beauty is my ALL-TIME favorite! So, here's the pic of Sleeping Beauty and me from our Disney World trip in November of 2009. We were at The World Showcase, near France and I spotted her in the gardens. She had just gotten over to the gardens so I was probably 4th or 5th in line to meet her. I was so excited! It's kind of an embarrassing picture for me because I have lost around 30 pounds or more since it was taken so just look past that and look at the smile on my face and the hidden creeped out look on Sleeping Beauty's face because a 26 year old loves her! LOL!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Day 5 - My Favorite Quote

Let me be honest, I don't really have a "favorite" quote. Just little sayings here and there or a line from a movie. I'm not sure if it counts to you, but for me it works!

"Love is a song that never ends"

I'm a romantic and a Disney lover so this fit just right, plus Bambi is just a classic.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Day 4- My Favorite Book

My favorite book is "Walt Disney: An American Original". Just about everyone knows that I love Disney World and this book gives you a great background of Walt & his vision.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Day 3 - My Favorite Television Program

My all time favorite television program has got to be "The X-Files". Yes, of course I know it doesn't come on anymore and hasn't in some time. I really enjoyed it apart from it scaring me most of the time, ha ha. I really liked how it wasn't just about aliens but the paranormal as well. There was also such a great chemistry between Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. I wish they would re-run the series!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Day 2- My Favorite Movie

I have alot of favorite movies, all in different genres of course! But if I had to pick 1 and only 1 it would be 1985's "Legend" starring a young Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, and Tim Curry. I'm not sure if EVERY little girl wants to be a princess and have her prince save her, especially in today's world...but this little girl did!

If you like classic fantasy type movies, this movie is Grade A and has it all! A princess, a prince, unicorns, fairies, goblins, and a scary demon...not to mention a fantastic soundtrack and yes, I own that as well as the special 2 disc edition dvd. This movie was directed by Ridley Scott, who also directed Blade Runner, Alien, Black Hawk Down, Kingdom of Heaven, and American Gangster to name a few. I'm not sure he or any of the actors are proud of this movie now, but I'm so glad it was made!

Here's a somewhat brief synopsis: Princess Lily (Mia Sara) is in love with Jack (Tom Cruise). Darkness (Tim Curry) wants to kill the last unicorns so he can rule the earth. Unicorns are attracted only to the pure so, naturally, they're attracted to Lily. Jack takes her to see the unicorns and while she is touching one (against Jack's better judgement)the unicorn is vulnerable and Darkness's minions shoot a poison arrow into it. The sky suddenly turns black and winter falls upon the land. The minions chop off one of the unicorn's horns, takes the other unicorn and takes Lily to Darkness's castle where he plans to turn Lily evil, marry her and kill the other unicorn. All the while, Jack and his dwarf & fairy friends prepare to save the unicorn and Lily. They go into the castle, kill some bad guys,let in sunlight which blasts Darkness into space, save the unicorn, reconnect the other unicorn's horn, and kisses Princess Lily to wake her up from a spell Darkness put her under. The last scene you see Lily and Jack on the other side of a valley waving goodbye to their fairy, dwarf and unicorn friends...the screen fades to black, the music starts playing, then you see Darkness's face laughing.


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Day 1 — Your Favorite Song

My favorite song...
Wow, just thinking about this makes my heart beat faster. Music flows through my veins, it has played (and still plays) such an integral part of my life. I have never NOT been around music growing up. My dad has played guitar and some bass in numerous bands, he totally rocks and I am giving him total credit for my music genius. Yes, I said genius. He made me listen to classic rock growing up and always quizzed me on who it was(and I'm pretty good)...and he does it now with my younger siblings. When my sister Alex was about 5 or 6 she could tell you all the members of KISS..which equals total awesomeness! Enough of that...back to my favorite. It makes it especially difficult to name one "absolute" favorite, so many genres, so many choices, so many songs that I can listen to and be taken back to a memory. So here it goes..favorite song, not only for the music but for lyrics as well, which I will share (aka, copy and paste from a lyric website, ha ha ha).

Tara's Favorite Song

Blue Oyster Cult's "Burning For You"
You probably heard of the band by the famous SNL skit "More Cowbell". Same band, different song.

Home in the valley
Home in the city
Home isn't pretty
Ain't no home for me

Home in the darkness
Home on the highway
Home isn't my way
Home will never be

Burn out the day
Burn out the night
I can't see no reason to put up a fight
I'm living for giving the devil his due

And I'm burning, I'm burning, I'm burning for you
I'm burning, I'm burning, I'm burning for you

Time is the essence
Time is the season
Time ain't no reason
Got no time to slow

Time everlasting
Time to play besides
Time ain't on my side
Time I'll never know

Burn out the day
Burn out the night
I'm not the one to tell you what's wrong or what's right
I've seen signs of what (freezing their eyes) went through

Well I'm burning, I'm burning, I'm burning for you
I'm burning, I'm burning, I'm burning for you

Burn out the day
Burn out the night
I can't see no reason to put up a fight
I'm living for giving the devil his due

And I'm burning, I'm burning, I'm burning for you
I'm burning, I'm burning, I'm burning for you

Let me explain. These lyrics don't really reflect anything about me, the whole "home isn't pretty, home will never be", doesn't really pertain to me. I just really like this song and the music. I actually saw the band live back in 2003 and hearing it live just did it for me.

I asked Larry if he had a favorite song and he was like "nope". LOL, maybe he'll chime in on another favorite :)



30 Days of Faves

So, I was catching up on blogs and saw this challenge on Katie's blog (which is pretty fantastic by the way). Anywho, this challenge might just motivate me to keep blogging daily! It's a 30 day challenge of our favorites...this will definitely be a challenge for me! So, if you're wanting to do this too I would love to know more about you! Here are the questions, again, thanks Katie A.!

The 30 day blog challenge.
Day 01 — Your favorite song
Day 02 — Your favorite movie
Day 03 — Your favorite television program
Day 04 — Your favorite book
Day 05 — Your favorite quote
Day 06 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 — A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 — A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 — A photo you took
Day 10 — A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 — A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 — A fictional book
Day 14 — A non-fictional book
Day 15 — A fanfic
Day 16 — A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 — An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 — A talent of yours
Day 20 — A hobby of yours
Day 21 — A recipe
Day 22 — A website
Day 23 — A YouTube video
Day 24 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 — Your day, in great detail
Day 26 — Your week, in great detail
Day 27 — This month, in great detail
Day 28 — This year, in great detail
Day 29 — Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 — Whatever tickles your fancy



Tuesday, August 3, 2010

August is my Catch Up Post!

So, I started this blog to post monthly. Yeah, we all see how that's gone! Anyway, I'm here to play catch up.

Ok, I can't remember If I put it on here but I got my hair cut off a few months back. Not a trim, we're talking "cut"! 19 1/2 inches to be exact. It was time for a change. My hair is super thick and it was heavy! So I decided to donate it to "Locks of Love". I even got a thank you postcard back from them. I loved doing it, it really made me feel good.

Larry is no longer with Golden Corral here in Duncan. He's moved on to bigger and better things with a company called Ecolab.

His title is "Hospitality Territory Manger" or HTM for short. He has a list of about 100 hotels/nursing homes/schools/hospitals in the Oklahoma City area (Norman, Moore, OKC) that he travels to, sells products and troubleshoots facility equipment like washers, dryers, pH levels in pools and spas, etc. His company has been gracious to allow us to live in Duncan while he commutes to the city. He's been provided a company car, gas stipend, laptop/tablet, tons of products and tools. With his personality he's going to really succeed in his job. We're both really excited!

On a negative note, I've let my working out routine suck. I haven't gained but I haven't lost...I've totally plateaued! Boo! Oh well, I'm getting back into it slowly.

No babies yet :) However, I did purchase a Vera Bradley diaper bag. No worries, it's not really this tiny, LOL!

I found out they were discontinuing my pattern "Calypso". All of it is on sale and I just knew this was the diaper bag for me. So I bought it. Larry had no idea until the Fed Ex guy dropped it off after work! He saw the white Vera box and said "did you buy a purse?" and I said "well, it could be used as a purse!". He didn't freak or anything, he just said "that's cool, by the time we have kids you won't need diaper bags". Great. We'll get there some day. I guess. Slim chance. Don't hold your breath.

Right now we're just waiting to book our annual Jackson Family Disney World Vacation. By "family" I mean just him and me :) Can't wait! We're planning on going December 5th-11th as opposed to the past two years going the second week in November. Probably won't be too different though. By the time we get there, they've already decorated for Christmas and playing Christmas music. I love it! I can't imagine going in the summer. Yuck! Talk about irritating! Anyway, it's going to be great!

Summer is almost over. I can't wait for the crisp fall air, leaves changing color, hot cider, pumpkin spice candles, football & fireplaces. Sign me up!



Saturday, April 17, 2010

March 2010 - A Sequel to April 2010

I forgot to mention in March that I got 19 inches cut off of my luscious locks and donated it to Locks of Love! I was in shock, as well as everyone else, when I saw the end product. I wasn't expecting my hair to be so short afterward. I really really like it!

April 2010

So, I guess I should catch everyone up on what's going on with the Jacksons. We sold the Beamer (did I tell yall that before?) anyway, Larry's parents in San Antonio found us a 2001 Chevy Suburban that was used on a ranch. The burb was in good shape minus a dent in the rear bumper and some brush scratches on the side. Other than that, it's in great condition and I always wanted one! Now we can take my family on road trips with us and when I have 6 kids (haha, soo just kidding) it will come in handy! Now the caddy is in SA trying to be sold but if it doesn't sell down there we may just take it back and use it as a second vehicle for a while.

We're still trying to plan our third trip to Disney World for the first week in December. We haven't bought our tickets yet but hopefully with our tax return we can do that. I'm so ready for a vacay! I know it's a while away, but just planning for it is exciting!

I'm still excercising pretty much every day. I'm down 26 pounds since September, but I could still do better. I finally hit the 2000 calories burned mark last friday 4/16. Actually it was 2026! I've picked out a 2 piece from VS that I want but I haven't purchased it yet. I still want to lose more, plus I'm hoping it goes on sale!

We're doing some small renovations in our house. Larry has taken down most of the cherry wallpaper in the kitchen (which I really liked but whatever). Now he has to take down the rest of it, texture and paint the walls. We are going to repaint the living room and den too. We just want to hire somebody to do it though. When we first moved in it was an ugly peach color, we had it painted "Autumn Stroll" which is really a more burnt orange color and now we want it more neutral like a stone or a grey color. I really liked the Autumn Stroll but it's just too much for two large rooms. Larry also took out the cabinets over the bar and now we're missing one smaller cabinet door and some stain. We have to get this all done before I host Bunco in September!

So, that's it for now!


Sunday, March 14, 2010

Time To Blog Again...Nothing Special, Just Updating

Ok, so since it's been almost a month since I've blogged I guess it's that time again. So I'll play catch up on what's been going on with us Jacksons.

First of all, we still love being in Duncan. It's such a great little town even though I will catch myself complaining of nothing to do at times. We're so blessed to be here with family, friends and our church family.

Second, we sold our BMW, a.k.a. "Beamie". I'm such a really, I am. I love expensive things, luxury, etc. It makes me feel good knowing that I have nice things and thinking that other people think that I have nice things too. Does that make sense what I just typed? Anyway, we're trying to decrease our debt, which is the smart thing to do because living with alot of debt is stressful and I hate it! I hate living paycheck to paycheck, not being able to spend money, and it's just not good. So since we sold Beamie, we'll be saving around $300 a month.

Now we're going to try and sell the SRX, a.k.a. "Bobo". That will make me even more sad; because of my dad I have an unnatural emotional attachment to inanimate they have feelings and stuff. We've had Bobo alot longer than Beamie and he (yes, Bobo and Beamie were both a "he"). So, the SRX is a really nice vehicle too. Then we're going to purchase a very cheap vehicle that we can pay off quickly and not have to make payments on very long. I just will have to swallow my pride when really I will want to tell people, "Hey, I may not have a nice car now but I used to have a BMW and a Caddy! Do you want to see my collection of Coach and Vera handbags?? See, I have nice stuff! Don't judge my ride!!" Gosh, that's so petty and wrong. I'm just shaking my head in disgust right now. I don't want people to judge me by my stuff so why do I judge others? Hard lesson to learn.

Third. We're thinking about going to Disney World again in December. This refers to the above "getting rid of debt" topic. We have to get rid of some debt in order to pay for this vacation. Duh, not rocket science.

Fourth. My weight loss is going superb. Since September I've lost 20lbs. However, I am going to kick it up a notch. My bestie and her friend were talking about posting a pic of them in their bathing suits on facebook around June or July. I'm totally in if I lose the weight. I'm such a negative person, again a trait from my dad, people have told me I look smaller and I say "thanks" but I also say "I can't really tell a difference". I should just say thank you and move on.

Ok, so we're also ready for spring storms but our basement isn't. We want to turn it into a media room/man cave but we have some sort of leak and our basement has like 6 inches of water in it! We've got to get it repaired for storm season. You never know with a winter like we had if the storm season will be more tame or be totally intense and since we have an indoor basement I want to use it!

So, I've filled you all in. Oh, and Larry and Princess are doing fantastic too :)


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Blaze of Glory

Ok, so this post is about traveling..more specific would be a "method" of traveling, which is flying. Recently, a day ago, Larry and I made a small, quick trip back down to SA. We drove our Beamer down there to sell it and were going to fly back to OKC. I have a love-hate relationship with flying. It's definitely the fastest method of travel and said to be the safest. Well, I beg to differ. I pretty much have an invisible panic attack right when taking off and then every time we hit turbulence. I always try to think of weird ways to calm myself down. I usually squeeze Larry's leg or hand with one of my hands and then grip the seatbelt with my other hand until it's shaking or my knuckles are white and mentally, I'm pretty much a loon. Let's discuss that further. Let's see, when taking off I pray like a wild person (quietly inside my head) and then once we're in the air I always sing to myself "Let's Go Fly a Kite" the classic from Mary Poppins. Why? I don't know. I just always do. This last time I was hearing that song in my head and "Blaze of Glory" by Bon Jovi. I was like shut up Bon Jovi, just shut up! I do NOT want to go "down in a blaze of glory" 50,000 feet in the air! Talk about psyching yourself up. Usually I can keep myself occupied by talking to Larry, reading the "Sky Mall" catalog, watching a movie, listening to music(Continental is the best) or getting waaay excited about our destination...when it's Disney World. Usually on the flights to Orlando I'm totally excited and don't even care.
I'm always afraid we'll crash or get hijacked. C'mon you can't be reading this post and tell me you haven't checked out all the people on your flight. You know, who's the terrorist, who's going to take charge, yadda yadda yadda. I'm not going to lie, I totally think those things. Hey, it's 2010 people and in the words of Peter Griffin from Family Guy "9/11 changed everything". I was even telling Larry that I would love to take a vacation to Hawaii but I couldn't handle the flight time. I just now went to to look at the flight times, and grant it, they all had layovers, all of them were over 10 hours. Do you know how stressed and how sweaty my armpits would be? Ridiculous!
What I do like about flying is that it's fast, normally a 1 or 2 day drive to Orlando is like 5 hours! And who wants to wait when you're going to Disney?!
Anyway, that's my relationship with flying.


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Welcome Back Home

Well, I wanted it and I got it. I love getting what I want by the way. I enjoyed living in San Antonio, as far as food and entertainment go, it blows Duncan and Oklahoma out of the water! You want rollercoasters? How about Fiesta Texas? You want Shamu? Try SeaWorld (only 3 in the world). Riverwalk? Well you could go to the lame excuse for one in OKC but it's NEVER going to beat the original. And don't get me started on food and restaurants..and did I forget shopping? No way! La Cantera is awesome! Coach, Tiffany's, Anthropologie, Apple, BCBG Max Azria, Vera Bradley, American Apparel (sigh,I totally miss that store)...and tons others. All in an "open air" shopping center. But the weather down there is ridiculous. Growing up in Oklahoma, December meant cold, Christmas meant snow (usually), Spring meant thunderstorms and tornados. Not there. Christmas Eve 2008 was spent all day at work (versus only till noon here)with stupid people yelling at you like usual, and then looking at Christmas lights with windows rolled down in 60-70 degree weather. Bummer. So I was totally stoked when we got a stinkin blizzard for our first Christmas back! It was like we were making up for 2 Christmases lost.

Then came the ice. I like ice, it can be pretty until it lands on a tree limb and almost crushes your chiminea. Thank goodness it didn't. Santa picked that out for Larry! Oh and did I mention the power outage? I think we lost ours from Thursday to Sunday. I'm not sure because Friday after I helped out at work until about 1:00 we headed out to Frisco to stay with the Aunt and Uncle. We had so much fun spending time with the family but didn't love that the electricity was out back in Duncan. I was just telling Larry that I can't imagine having a bitty baby to care of during that time. I think I might have been stressed out. I can't believe there are still families going on 7 or 8 days without power and with bitty babies!

There was talk from the Farmer's Almanac that we're supposed to get another bad winter storm around February and March? I just went to the website and it said for February 16th-19th. Stormy. 20th-23rd. Snowstorm, with 5"-10" inches possible. Heaviest in Oklahoma. Hmm...could be interesting. I'll let you know if I find anything else out.

Speaking of babies...I think I want one!



Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Am I Strange If......?

Ok, so I didn't really have anything interesting to say/rant/rave about yesterday so I didn't want to waste new post "space"...LOL

Alright, have you ever thought you were the only one who did "something" and a "strange something" at that? A few months ago I was just randomly searching stuff on the net and found a website about this topic "Am I Strange If". I can't remember the actual website and when I Googled it for this post I certainly couldn't find it. Anywho, I'm sure everyone has their weird quirks, although, I think I'm a little bit stranger than alot of people think or know. That's a subject for a whole different, make that blog.
Anywho...I'm on this site because, as most of my family and few close friends know, I'm am truly and deathly afraid of swimming pool drains and/or hot tub drains too. So, I just like to research that fear and prove to everyone, it is a real fear and people have been severely hurt by them and some accidents have resulted in death. And..that's a different post altogether as well.

Ok, so I give life and feelings to inanimate objects. Yes, it can be cute and fun but it makes it that much harder to get rid of stuff. Our first house in Schertz was "housey". For example, "don't forget to lock up housey" or after a vacation "aww housey I missed you!". I was kind of sad to sell our first "housey" but am totally glad I'm here. We've also named our cars. Our first car together was a Buick LeSabre, which was a gem, and HIS name was Binky. He was a good car and now he's with Larry's parents in San Antonio. Our next car, which we have now is a Cadillac SRX and his name is Bobo and he's a great car, never had any trouble with him. And now I'm said because we put him up for sale to get rid of some debt. We also have a 02 BMW and I've named him Beamie.

What's wrong with me? I think it started when I was little and my dad would make my dollies and stuffed animals talk to me. I loved it. He still uses my baby doll, Sara's, voice to talk sometimes.

Anyway, I may not be the only one that does this. It's kind of funny too. Just throwing that out there. Chew on that for awhile.


Monday, January 18, 2010

Monday, Monday - Just A Little Rant

Ah, Monday. You know, just a few years ago that word stressed me the stress that made your heart beat faster and your armpits sweat. Gross, right? Yeah, gross. You know why? My J-O-B, that's why.

I used to be an automobile claims adjuster. I was the person you would call at your insurance company if you had an accident. I would get all your information and the other car's (or always fun, multiple cars), take a recorded statement regarding the details, discuss your coverages, set you up with a repair facility, set up a rental car (if you had that coverage) and then discuss the claims process. I wore a headset so I NEVER had good hair and the set would just beep and you would take phone calls all stinkin day. You know what topped the cake? I handled claims for all the the Northeast states, so apart from not being able to understand them, they all came with instant attitudes. Yep, I'm categorizing all of them like that. You know why? Because I can. And they (including the other Northeast insurance companies) categorized people in the Southwest as hicks and behind the times. I was talking to this young claims adjuster who worked for Liberty Mutual up in Mass. He asked what I liked to do for fun and I said "oh just ride my horse to work" and the chump believed me..I finally had to say "no, I was just kidding". Sorry the U.S. doesn't revolve around clam chowder, lobster, hockey and saying "EH!"

Mondays, along with days after holidays, were the worst. Phone calls all day long...arguments with your insured, the other party, tow companies, insurance companies, repair facilities, etc, etc. Kill me. And don't get me started on how many people thought they could drive in blizzards. Good grief, winter was the worst. I can't remember how many times in the beginning that I came home crying. But you know what? After about a year, I grew tougher and eventually it got better. And the job has turned me into the extremely bitter, rude person I am today. LOL.

Don't get me wrong, I loved working from 8 to 4:30, with a 55 minute lunch, weekends off, major holidays off and when Larry started working at this place we had weekends and evenings off they had 2 amazing gift shops, awesome cafeterias-Chick-Fil-A, Wendy's, Subway, Mi Tierra and most importantly 2 or 3 Starbucks...and we're not just talking about a couple of coffee carafe's brewing Starbucks, I'm talking full on, full menu, "would you like a pastry with that?", "hey I bought 6 Starbucks coffee mugs", Starbucks. I had it once a day, every day...sometimes twice a day. But alas, none compared to the stress.

I'm glad I love my family over great benefits and pay. I'm so glad we're here to be with my family and watch the kids grow and be more a part of their lives. We also can't wait to raise our little family here.

I am so thankful for my job here. My coworkers are a hoot and my boss is amazing! I work 8-5 Monday through Friday. Plus, no headset and no taking 50+ phone calls a day. Of course there's no Starbucks in Duncan but those drinks are like a million calories anyway.


Sunday, January 17, 2010


I love going to church! I love the fellowship, the worship, and getting to be with my's also a treat to see old friends!

My dad is my Sunday School teacher and we're studying a book called "Heaven" by Randy Alcorn. It's pretty interesting even though alot of it is over my head. What a day that will be though!


On another note, while my husband is busy being the closing manager at the restaurant tonight, I'm enjoying a quiet evening at home. Sometimes I get lonely and my imagination gets the best of me and I think I start hearing strange noises. Our fabulous dog Princess is here to keep me company though. I should enjoy these evenings to have to myself (as much as I miss spending time with my husband, such is the hospitality business), for I know one day I will not have this quiet time to do whatever I want whenever I want. This time allows me to think about the future. I think I'm still at the place where I'm not sure that I want a baby just yet. I mean, I want a baby, just not right now...only sometimes right know what I mean? I have already picked everything out that I want (let's hope it's still in style) and the names. I am going to be perfectly honest with you...I need to lose weight first. Some of you that have known me for while knows that I have had issues with this. I was overweight in highschool up to the summer going into my senior year when I got into volleyball and weight watchers and the pounds dropped big time. My first two years of college I was super thin...when I moved in with my girls my sophomore year alot of the reason I was thin is because I sometimes didn't have my own groceries to I didn't eat alot until I met Larry and he took me out to dinner or cooked me dinner...LOL. Anyway, since then I put on the pounds and let me tell you, it's embarrassing. I currently have a membership at a local gym with a personal trainer and she is amazing! I have lost some weight and inches since September, but just like everyone on the weight loss journey you want to lose the weight...well, yesterday! I told my trainer, Dawn, that I'm missing out on some great trends...skinny jeans, leggings, wearing tall boots over jeans or leggings, bikinis, ha ha ha!

Shopping is sometimes a rollercoaster. I want it to be like the old days where a large was too big and a medium fit perfectly, or being able to walk into any store and find something that fit..and not in the plus size section. I want to lose the weight for alot of reasons.
(In no particular order)
First- I want to lose it for my husband. Why? My husband is so great to me, he is an amazing man and he deserves a hot wife. I want to make him proud, I want him to show me off.
Second- I want to lose it to be healthy. Being overweight is not healthy. I know being pregnant you pack on the would be horrendous for me to be pregnant right now...just plain gross.
Third- I want to lose it for me. I want to be comfortable, I want to be able to be happy when I shop and not depressed in a dressing room.

I told Larry if I lost all of this weight that I might want to stay thin for a while..maybe I won't want a baby right away, maybe I want to revel in my fantastic thinness.

Just some stuff to think about....

We'll try and see how long this blogging once a day continues.


Saturday, January 16, 2010

New Year - New Blog

So this new blog has all spawned from how much I loved writing a "year in review" note on Facebook. I forgot how much I love to write!

Alot of things have happened since last year and I'm sure many more new things are to come in 2010. Right now it's just the two of us, Larry and me, enjoying life.

I guess I could introduce us to all of you readers. I am 26, grew up in Duncan, Oklahoma and graduated from OSU in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in Hotel & Restaurant Administration. My husband, Larry is 30 and grew up in San Antonio, Texas and also graduated from OSU with a bachelor's degree in Hotel & Restaurant Administration. After a few years of dating, Larry popped the question, I said "yes" and we got hitched June 10th, 2006. After we graduated from OSU we decided to move back to Larry's hometown(city?!) of San Antonio. Two fabulous years flew by and we decided to move back to my hometown of Duncan in June of 2009. That brings us to present day.

Come June of this year, we'll have been married 4 wonderful years. We've been talking more and more of expanding our duo and have decided we need to get some things in order first. So, for all you hopefuls maybe we'll have a little bambino in the next year or so! It's crazy how many long hours I spend on the Babies R Us website as well as Pottery Barn Baby. I've pretty muched picked everything out that I want for a boy and a girl! I've also got names picked out too! Hopefully all the stuff I've picked out will still be in style by the time we have a little Jackson!

So, in the past year we quit our jobs, moved all our stuff to Duncan, sold our home in Texas in 2 weeks!!, got new jobs and bought another house. Pretty eventful year if you ask me, so I have high expectations for 2010.