Thursday, April 18, 2013


Hopefully y'all remember me! :)

I have returned again from yet another hiatus. Let me tell you, when you stop blogging, it is so hard to get back into it.

After some pushes from my sister and a new blog idea, I think I am ready to give it another try.

Since it would be near impossible to catch you up on all that has happened over the past 7 months, I will just give you some highlights.
  • We had a WONDERFUL Christmas! We were able to go home and have a good visit with our family. Hard to believe that in the past year and a half, I haven't even been home 2 weeks!
  • Thompson is doing really well in school. He is extremely smart and just really blows me away with how well he catches onto stuff. (I like to think he gets it from me! ;)) I am really glad he is getting this extra year of school. He has matured sooooo much! We still have our fits very now and then, but I am definitely enjoying watching him grow up.
  • Brycen is a MESS!!! A wonderful, crazy kid that I wouldn't trade for the world. He is a complete Momma's boy and I love it! When you talk to him, you would think you are speaking to a kid years beyond his age!
  • Robert is bound and determined to become a professional fisherman. He loves to go out to the lake. He drags me out there at least once a week. Last weekend he caught like 26 bass! He really is good! 
  • February 1st they started Robert's med board. He has not fully healed from his knee injury and there is no way he can go back to his previous job. The doctors decided his best option was for him to go ahead and get out. We knew this was a major possibility, so we have been planning for it. After all of the appointments and meetings, his package was finally sent to Washington D.C. It has been there for about 3 weeks now, so I am praying we find out something soon!
  • About 6 weeks ago I quit working. I wanted some down time to get everything in order, be able to go with Robert to appointments, and spend time with the boys. I plan on going to work when we move back to Arkansas almost immediately, so I am glad I get this time.
Here are some pictures from the last few months...

The boys at Halloween

Visiting Santa

Thompson's 1st catch of the year!

I chopped my hair off.

Growing too fast!

Thompson played in his 1st season of basketball.

Robert and one of his many fish! Love this picture. :)

Look at this sweet face!

Now, for my new idea...

I am starting tomorrow doing the Advocare 24 Day Challenge. Last Fall I was dieting and working out. I did really well and lost about 25 pounds. Then came the holidays... I seriously gained like 10 pounds while we were home. And then we came home and I never lost it. And I actually found some more. Boo!!! I am seriously done! I do not plan on having anymore kids (keyword is plan) and I HATE looking in the mirror! I need this for me!

I am wanting to blog about this as a way of keeping me accountable as well as (hopefully) helping others. I have never tried Advocare, so this is new to me. To succeed on the challenge, you really need to follow a clean diet. I am going to try to eat as clean as possible. I have been browsing Pinterest for some ideas, so hopefully I can keep it exciting. I am hoping this will be a lifestyle change more than anything. Robert is doing this with me, so it will be good to have a partner. I plan to track our progress, meals, exercises, etc. throughout this entire process. Hopefully I won't bore y'all too much. ;)

Anyways, I am excited about this. I hope y'all follow along too! 

Tomorrow is Day 1... See you then!


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