Sunday, August 19, 2012

I haven't been on here for a very long time.....sorry peeps!  (I know that there are so many of you)  This summer has been an adventure for sure.  I spent the first six weeks in a stupid boot for my foot.  It was not fun and very disturbing to my routine.  WE did not get much done.  Now that it has been off for a  little over a month....I am getting a little more done but not much!!  My foot is still sore a lot and I am having a hard time getting back into working out and such.  I am down to 132 pounds (so 3 pounds less then when I broke my foot)  I did get into my wedding dress and we did family photos for the first time since Mike and I got married.  I hope they turn out!!  I am excited to start school in a few weeks but nervous about the amount of time I will have to spend away from my kiddos.  They will be with one of their favorite aunts though so they should survive it.
Mike and I finished the foster care classes and we are now trying to decide if we should go forward with it or not.  We shall see.  Sorry this is a boring post....nothing too exciting happens here.  :) 
We did finish our deck though and we are mostly done with the bathroom 2012 remodel!! Yay!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

well...the shoes WERE super cute but apparently NOT as safe.  i definitely broke my foot!!  boo!!  the worst part is that i can't do ANYTHING!!!!  but that is okay cause the shoe i get to wear now is not only "cute"(not!!!) but it is SUPER safe.  other sad note....i have gained three pounds!  yucky.  :(  not being able to work out is not good for me.

Friday, March 30, 2012 keeping with my goal of full disclosure.....March's goal weight was 135. I made it...barely! I am now going to move on to April. i am going to try to workout more and eat healthyish....lets face it...I can not diet! at least not strictly. my goal for april is to lose and maintain a loss of 5 more pounds and to work out every day for at least 30 minutes. we shall see how it goes...workout time seems to take a back burner during the school semester....especially the last little bit. but I can do it. :) keep up the good work all you beautiful ladies and to my little friend who i want to are gorgeous! gads...if you are fat than i am GODZILLA/ELEPHANT/GIGANTOR woman. you are SO SO SO NOT fat. please don't let others define you and don't let them tell you what you can and cannot do! "they" will always try to pull you down but i hope you will NOT let them. 135....i weigh 135. i am not ashamed of who i am. as Grey would say, "you can't make me!! na na na na na!!!

Friday, February 17, 2012

i heard on a movie once, "i am one good stomach flu away from my goal weight." or something like that. well....i can now say that i WAS one good stomach flu away from my monthly goal weight. :( too bad it won't last long!! however, in my quest for full disclosure and to encourage less embarrassment surrounding our weight and our body image....i started DECEMBER at 154 and i am now weighing in at 139. i will probably gain at least 4 pounds back as soon as i dare to eat again. :) anyway....i was at about 142 for a while and then went back up to about 146 then got sick. we shall see how much i can hold onto. getting closer to my goal every day!! ( goal for February was 140...if not less)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

i promised myself...since i have been on here a lot lately...that i would not get on for a while but here i am again!! i can not believe that are people out there that would try to justify the abuse or killing of a child....there is no reason, no excuse for that! nothing that is happening to the parent can justify it. not one little bit. period.

your life was so short and fleeting it's true
but now God will be the protector for you
He held you and loved you before your short life
then sent you to earth with parents to protect you from strife
He trusted His angels to parents below
He hope that bound less love on you they could bestow
but anger and hatred clouded their way
and they forgot to love you today
the hands taht should caress and hold you
were used to abuse and betray you
go to Heaven where He waits with open arms
with Him you can be safe from all earthly harms
your parents wounds He will also heal
as their Father too He can and He will
through His love and mercy all will be made right
so rest easy little Angels
you sleep with God tonight.
for all the little hurt ones but especially for the Powell babies.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Sometimes after you have been married for a while it becomes too easy to forget how special and wonderful your spouse is. I know I accuse Mike of this often enough even though I am just as guilty of it myself. So...I am going to try to be more appreciative of Mike. He does so many little things to help me out. Like today, I have been going crazy because I have not been able to find my favorite chapstick for a long time. (I have terrible problems with dry skin/lips in the winter) I am very particular about the chapstick I use because of allergies and I hate weird tasting chapstick and such. Anyway, even though he was tired after work this morning he went to Walmart and finally found it for me! He wrote a sweet little note on the package and left it in the van for me to find when I headed out. He is amazing! So...I have pulled out the Love Dare book that was given to me a while back and I am preparing to start on a 40 day journey of relearning to appreciate/love my husband the way I did "way back when". Shouldn't be too hard. Love you tons Mike and you are A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!. Thank you so much for all you do for us. I love you.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

i am so thankful to my Heavenly Father and the small but miraculous ways that he blesses me and my family. i have been praying so hard for my little maximus to start eating and taking his bottle. finally, last week when he was so sick i asked mike to give him a blessing and guess what? max started to eat! in fact, he is now taking over 20 oz a day. i know that our prayers are answered. that does NOT mean that it is always easy and max still needs to gain weight but at least he is on the right track. today all is right in my heart and in my world.