Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I have not posted a Thankful Thursday post in a couple of weeks. I have been meaning to but just couldn't do it until today, so this post is dedicated to my uncle Eddie.

As you can read in a here in a previous post about him. I posted back in March 2009, that they had just found out he had stomach cancer. The dear Lord decided at Christmas that he needed to go on home and be with him. This was so hard and is still hard for me and the family here in North Carolina. See my uncle lived in Benton Harbor, MI and so at the time we experienced a heavy snow of 14 inches and we where unable to make it to his memorial service. My aunt this week sent us the bulletin and things from the service, however I am not a peace. I feel like I missed something and that he is still alive and I didn't get to say my goodbye. This is the first time I have ever had to experience someone close to the family being so far away and dying. I don't know how to get closer to his death. They are planning another private service for the family in July so that his ashes can be spread on Lake Michigan and the local river where he use to love to fish. I hope during that time we will be able to go up and maybe that will give me some personal closer. All I know is that one day I will see my uncle Eddie again, and I can't wait. When my mom told me that he had died and that his step daughter was with him and said he got the biggest smile on his face just before he died. I can see the family that was waiting on him at those pearly gates and he had a reason to smile. Thank you dear God for putting such a wonderful man into my life.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wordless Wednesday!

(Little Man and his first sucker.)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Little Man

Oh how our little man is growing up, he will be 18 months old this coming Friday. It's so hard to believe, everyday I see so many changes. These changes are bitter sweet. Just this morning I asked Devon which kind of lunchable he wanted in his lunch, cracker or pizza. Chandler says "cracker", I was like what? Then we did the happy dance, with him just smiling. Tonight Chandler seen the box of cereal sitting out and he says "cereal". I couldn't believe it, two new words in one day. Oh how it saddens me that he has grown so much and he is becoming a toddler, no more a baby. Then again, it's nice that he is learning to communicate with us and we can understand what he wants and needs. Oh my little man Chandler how I wish I could preserve you a little longer at this age.

(This picture was taken back this fall, boy did he enjoy playing in the leafs.)

Monday, January 18, 2010

Frigidaire "Spin & Win" Campaign

Frigidaire and Jennifer Garner just announced their new "Spin & Win" campaign. So you ask what is it? It's a game that not only lets you win, but it gives back at the same time.

Every time you play, Frigidaire donates $1.00 to Save the Children, as part of their $250,000 commitment to support Save the Children CHANGE (Creating Healthy, Active & Nurturing Grown Up Environments) program. They are dedicated to providing nutritious snacks and promoting healthier lifestyles for children living in poverty in the United States.

So you ask what can you win? How about gift cards and the opportunity to win a brand new Frigidaire Affinity washer and dryer! Daily prizes include:

  • $200 gift card to play dress up
  • $50 gift card to start a craft project
  • $100 gift card to go camping
  • $100 gift card to build a birdhouse or go camping
  • $75 gift card to curl up with new books
  • $75 gift card to get out and play

Drawing for prizes will be held every day between now and April 25, 2010. Limit of one entry per person and per email address per day.

Drawing for the Frigidaire Affinity washer and dryer will be held at the end of each month during the promotion with at total of 4 Grand Prize winners.

I can't think of a easier way to try to win something and also give back to kids in need.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Happy Valentines Day!

I know it's a little early yet for Valentines Day, but I wanted to share with you a wonderful opportunity for you to win a basketful of goodies from Skin MD Natural. This is full of wonderful things for yourself or to share with that special someone in your life.

The prize basket is valued at $100 and contains the following:
- Bottle of Skin MD Natural shielding lotion
- Bottle of Skin MD Natural + SPF 15 shielding lotion
- One pound of See's dark assorted chocolates
- Pack of Starbucks VIA Ready brew coffee pouches
- Kiss Me coffee mug
- A Cuddly teddy bear
- Lollipop Bouquet

All you need to do to get entered is click here. I wish each and everyone of you the best of luck!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

(This was the first snow of the year. Even though we did not get much snow, Devon was determined to make a snow man. )

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Weigh In Tuesday

Today was my 2nd weigh in and I am excited to say I lost 1 pound. I would have loved for this number to have been a little higher, but I am going to say it's a loss and that's what matters! It's another pound gone and I am excited about it. Last night I started back my walking on the treadmill so I hope to see some great results come next weeks weigh in.

The recipe that I want to share with you today is Weight Watchers Pumpkin Muffins. They are only 2 points per muffin. My husband and older son just love them too.

1 (18oz) box spice cake mix
1 (15oz) can of Pure Pumpkin
1/2 cup of water

Mix well and place in your muffin cups and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 min. (Note: I have seen some recipes that call for more what up to a cup. The points value does not change if you add more or even less.)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!! I hope each and everyone of you had a wonderful Christmas and that the New Year is off to a good start.

I was looking and I have not posted since December 8th, I have been so busy with the holidays and the kids being out of school and daycare that I have not had a moment to do anything.

We had a wonderful Christmas and so far so good, we are off to a great New Year. This past Christmas is one that I will never forget and I don't think any of us here in the NC mountains will forget any time soon. It all started on the 18th of December, it snowed about 14inches, then on Christmas day we had a very bad ice storm and we lost power for 3 days. The ice storm put our county in a state of emergency. My mom and dad where actually out of power for 5 days. So it's been an eventful past couple of weeks. The thing is we still are getting snow and the temps are in the single digits and wind chills below zero.

So how many of you out there do New Years Resolutions? I am one to do it, I love the fresh start to a new year. I usually do well with them too. I have several but my main goal is to loose 15-20 lbs. I started doing weight watchers once again on December 29th, I wanted to get a jump at it. This week I am proud to say I have lost 3.2lbs, and can't wait to see what next weeks weigh in brings. I know I can get to my goal and will get to my goal. I would like to be at my final goal by April 2nd, our 11th Anniversary. I received money for Christmas and I am holding on to it, as I want to have a shopping day with that money.

Starting next Tuesday I will do my weigh in of how much I have lost and try to share a wonderful healthy weight watchers recipe with you all.