Thursday, December 30, 2010

Please pray with me

A family in our church has just experienced a loss that I can't even imagine. This woman and her husband have 2 children already and were excited when they found out that she was pregnant again. She had many complications throughout her pregnancy, but they had faith in God that he would carry them through and keep their baby healthy. Earlier this week her water broke (six weeks early) and she went into the hospital. The doctors gave her steroids to help develop the baby's lungs and they had scheduled a c-section for today at 3pm. This morning she had some complications: the baby's heart rate dropped and she started bleeding so they did an emergency c-section. The baby has gone home to heaven. I can't imagine what this family is going through right now, but through it all, they still continue to praise God and keep their faith. Please pray with me for this family during this difficult time.

God is in control and God is good.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

The coming year

With 2010 coming to an end, I can't help but look back to see all the things that have happened. I've learned so much and I also am looking forward to what God is going to do in 2011!

Here are some of the things I thought of while thinking about our past year starting from January:
*We stepped out on faith with telling our apartment complex we weren't staying, uncertain if we would be able to rent the house. We had faith that God was going to bless us.
*Pat lost his job and was able to stay with us for 4 months. Even though it was tough at times, I felt blessed just as much!
*I started my photography business
*Pat got a job working for Camden, only 10 minutes from our house.
*Declan started school, and learned how to write on top of everything else he's learning.
*Alaina's speech is improving weekly
*God has given us more than enough this year so that we could be a blessing to others, whether it was through our time, finances, or just a helping hand.
*I was able to quit my job to stay home with my kids as well as help out a friend of ours by watching their baby while they work.
*Met many new and amazing people through serving at church.
*Learned ALOT on forgiveness, patience, and compassion.
*Alaina is potty trained!!!!

These are just some of the things that have happened over the past year. I am anxious to see what 2011 will look like, especially since Pat and I will have our bachelor's degrees, Declan will be in kindergarten and Alaina will hopefully be in preschool. I know that God is going to do some amazing things in the upcoming year! I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and trust that you will have a blessed and Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 19, 2010


Friday morning I went to put a diaper on Alaina and she informed me that she needed to go potty. "okay!!!" was my reply. She'd done this many times before and never actually did anything but she liked to sit on the potty and I wasn't going stop her. Anyway, so she actually went and I was SUPER excited! I asked her if she wanted to wear underwear and her reply, "I want to wear ungerwears!!" with a huge smile on her face. We've since had undies on everyday since and she's only had 2 the first day and then one today (she fell asleep in the car and accidently went). I am sooooo proud of her. It could be because I told her that Santa Claus wouldn't bring her any presents if she didn't start going on the potty. I know that sounds like bad parenting, but really it was just that she kept getting really bad diaper rashes and I felt bad for her. I knew the only way to get rid of the rashes was to get rid of the diapers.

Today we went to church, get our haircut, and to the mall and she didn't have one single accident while we were out (until she fell asleep, but that's okay!). I am so glad that we didn't try to force our kids to potty train before they were ready!

On another note, yesterday we went to Mizzou to see Pat's youngest sister graduate with her bachelor's degree. She graduated with a BS in chemical engineering, pretty cool! Other than that, we're just getting anxious for Christmas to get here. Declan informed me the other night that we need to leave out cookies and milk, "because that's what Santa REALLY likes". It's so much fun watching their excitement.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Our Winter

So for us, December is typically the busiest month of the year and this year is no exception. We have my dad, Pat's dad, Pat's step-mom, my grandma and Alaina's Birthdays all this month. That doesn't include Christmas, New Years, our anniversary and then all the Christmas programs and parties that we get invited to. I have to say that even though this is the busiest time of year for us, it's also the best. I LOVE Christmas time. I love it when it snows and everything is covered in a glistening white snow. It seems so magical and beautiful. Overall people seem happier and more cheerful and it's a great time for kids, too. I love seeing how excited my kids get on Christmas morning. Every Christmas, since Declan's been born, my parents come over on Christmas morning and we open gifts and we have breakfast and then we spend the rest of the afternoon with Pat's family. It's such a relaxing and fun time to the end of a year.

Last night we got our first snow of the year and the kids were SUPER excited about it. They wanted to go out and play so we dug out the boots from last year, bought them some snow suits and let them have a blast! They loved every minute of it! Hopefully it snows some more so we can actually take them sledding!!! Yesterday, since Pat worked, we went to see santa and then spent the afternoon with my mom and dad. Luckily we went to church last night so we didn't have to get out this morning!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010's been a while

Oh my goodness, I can't believe it's been a month and a half since I wrote on here. Not too much new stuff is going on here. Pat and I are nearing our Bachelor's degrees. He will be finished in March and I will be finished in June. This next semester is going to be a crazy one. I have class monday and tuesday nights and he has class wednesday and thursday nights. I just keep reminding myself that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Things with the kids are great! I think Declan has hit another growth spurt because his pants seem to be getting shorter. Alaina just had a visit from her Parents As Teachers lady and it went really well. She said that since September, she can understand Alaina so much better. Alaina will be 3 in just 3 short weeks :o( My baby is getting so big. Since Declan has been going to school, Alaina has really been enjoying her alone time with me on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Declan has been much more behaved now that he gets out of the house frequently. He has his first school Christmas program next Wednesday! I can't wait!!!

Other than that, just living one day at a time and looking forward to actually having some free time!

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Declan had a mini photo shoot the other day while Alaina was napping. Since he's started school, I haven't been taking quite as many pictures of him as I have Alaina, so I wanted to catch up a little bit. I hope you enjoy!

Monday, October 25, 2010

The time has come

dun dun dun! So it's potty training time in our household and so's not going so well. She wore undies all day today and somehow only made it on the toilet twice even though I took her EVERY 1/2 hour. I would say this is the one thing I dislike about being a parent. I despise the potty training stage. It's no fun, tons of laundry, and lots of cleaning. Eventually we will be a diaper free household and it can't come soon enough! I am determined to be consistant with taking her every 1/2 hour and I've heard that it will only take a week or 2 for her to get the hang of it. I hope that's true! I believe Declan was 3 1/2 when he finally got the hang of it. I just don't know if I can do another 6 months of diapering. I just pray to have patience and understanding during the process ;o)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Quality Time

Well the past two days Alaina and I have spent ALOT of time outdoors. Yesterday we went to the park all afternoon and it was absolutely beautiful there. I tried to capture it with photos but it doesn't even compare to how it looked in real life...breathtaking. Then today, we went to a different park this morning, some stores, and then to the pumpkin patch this afternoon before picking Declan up from school.

I've managed to take well over 1100 photos this month and it will be even more once I do the wedding on the 29th. The bride told me today that she saw it's supposed to rain that day, so please pray for clear skies and some sunshine!

Anyway, I just wanted to share a few photos from our adventures these past two days...I hope you enjoy as much as I did!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

more than blessed

while putting dishes in the dishwasher yesterday morning, I looked out the window above the sink and just realized how blessed we truly are. Fall is my favorite time of the year and looking out to see all the different colored leaves on the trees behind our house, I was just overwhelmed with God's beauty. Here is a glimpse of what I get to see behind our house!

Our friends came to visit us last week and then they came back on Sunday and we ventured out with 3 adults and 6 kids to the zoo on Monday. We forgot that it was a holiday, so it was a little more crowded than we had anticipated, but it still was a good day. I forgot to take my camera (even though I sat it next to all the stuff I was taking) but hopefully I can get some pictures. The kids had a blast and all the animals were out and about.

I've been in a picture taking mood lately (I've taken almost 1,000 pictures already since October 1st), with the leaves being so pretty and the weather being so nice (well it was, this past week has been around 90 everyday). The picture of Declan and Alaina was taken yesterday. They were being so loving and cute, I'm so glad I was able to capture it!

Sunday, September 12, 2010


So, we've been chugging along the last few weeks. Declan LOVES pre-k. He got a note sent home from his teacher the other day saying he mooned another kid during lunch, but other than that things have been great and he's doing really well. He's learning to write his name and he seems to be listening MUCH better! He comes home with a new craft that he's done every day. The other day he came home and was all excited to tell me the word for red in spanish.

Alaina had a visit from our Parents as Teachers' educator last week and has another one on Tuesday. She's ahead of where she should be in most areas, so that's good. She's been waking up every night for the past week and we're not really sure what's going on. She keeps telling me there are monsters in her room but when she wakes up and we go in to check on her, her eyes are still closed and she will typically just lay down in the middle of the floor and go back to sleep. She's becoming quite the little cuddler and she is LOVING having me all to herself on Tuesdays and Wednesdays while Declan is at school. Both of the kids LOVE LOVE LOVE the little baby I am babysitting and they just can't get enough of him.

As for Pat and myself, I just filled out my papers for graduation last time I met with my advisor so I will be a college graduate as of June 2011!!! I am soooooo looking forward to this. Pat will be finished in March and is still going back and forth on if he wants to get his masters degree. If he decides to go for that, he'll have another 18 months of school. We are just keeping busy with the kids and school and watching time just fly by. Declan just turned 5 and Alaina will be 3 in December, I can't believe it! We are so proud of our kids and the little people they are becoming. There is nothing sweeter than having a little child tell you they love you!

Monday, August 30, 2010


Declan's now in Pre-K. Today was his first day and I didn't get at all emotional. I was surprised. I know that he gets bored being at home all day, so I think he's really going to love being at school with other kids his age. I can't wait to go pick him up though and see how his day was. I miss him the most at lunch time, although it's pretty quiet here without him (even though I still have 3 kiddos here with me). I guess Declan is the "noise maker" of the group. I thought I'd share some pictures with you!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Once again I am attempting to start the P90x thing. I babysit 5 days a week now and it makes it really difficult to fit in exercise. I have been babysitting from 7:30 am until about 6:15 pm, so it makes for a very long day and by the time everyone leaves, I make dinner, hang out with my family for an hour or so and then everyone's ready for bed. I know, excuses excuses. I have been praying that God would give me the motivation to stick with it this time. It's been 3 months since I quit the program and thankfully I've only gained back 3.5 pounds of the 15 I had lost so I am pretty happy. My goal is to stick with this for 90 days and I want to lose about 20-25 pounds by Christmas. With school and babysitting and Declan starting school, we'll see how long I can stick with it this time 8-D I will try my best to keep everyone up to date and I am going to do my best to stick with it this time.

Monday, August 16, 2010

This weekend

This past weekend was jam packed full of fun....NOT! I spent all evening Friday night cleaning and then about 3/4 of the day on Saturday cleaning. My house really wasn't THAT messy, there were just toys and stuff everywhere. So, we are going to be having a garage sale soon. Wentzville does a city-wide garage sale every spring and fall, so we decided to jump on it. We will be doing it at the end of September and I'm debating on selling ALL of our baby items. I can't decide for sure if I want to or not but I am getting very frustrated that we are running out of room with all these baby clothes and baby "accessories" around the house. Pat and I keep going back and forth on if we want to have any more children and it seems to be up in the air for both of us. We shall see what God has in store for us!

On another note, Pat started working at the Lake St. Louis location today and he LOVES it! He even came home for lunch and it was soooo nice! I love that he's only 10 minutes away from home instead of 40, it makes for no traffic and more time to spend with us! Anyway, I just wanted to update you all on what was going on with our family...I hope everyone has a GREAT week!

Look how big my baby girl is getting!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

It's coming to an end...

summer that is. Since Pat and I don't take off school during the summer months, it doesn't seem that difficult for us to jump into the "school season". I've been keeping busy with doing photo shoots and babysitting 2 little boys. I have one of them 5 days a week and the other one 3 days a week. Declan has 2 1/2 weeks until he starts school and also until he turns 5. I can't believe he's 5 already. I can still remember things from when I was 5 years old and it just amazes me that the age he is now, he will be able to remember certain things even into adulthood. He's such a fun and loving son, but lately he has had a very difficult time listening. I find myself getting very frustrated and annoyed when I repeat myself 5 times.
On another note, I believe Pat will be finished with school in March and I'll be finished in June and I'm hoping to get Alaina in preschool next year. We have to get her potty trained first which seems to be the last thing on her mind. We've tried everything we could think of but as the doctor said with Declan, it's the one thing they can control so you can't push them to do it. Declan got to go to his friend's birthday party this last weekend and had so much fun. They had a pinata, slip n slide, mini pool, and of course cupcakes which Declan had 3 of.
I on the other hand had a girls night out. We went to dinner, and then to the muny to see footloose, and then to the chocolate bar in lafayette square. It was fun, we got lost on the way there, the show was very disappointing, and I got a speeding ticket and then somewhere in between I ripped my contact and didn't have any extras or my glasses with me. The show started at 8:15 and we finished eating at 7:00 in St. Peters, so without thinking I got on Highway 70, and the directions I had were from 40. So, Megan got directions on her phone and passed them to Crystal who was in the front seat and we were all taking, I got my ticket, and then we missed our exit, so Megan had to get new directions. By this time we were down by the arch and we had to navigate around downtown St. Louis to figure out how to get back to 40 so that we could get to Forest Park. We finally got to 40 and then the exit the directions were telling us to take was not there. I am assuming with all the construction they recently did to 40, the exits have changed. So we got off at a different exit and just followed the signs by the zoo. We got to the Muny about 20 minutes late and we were ready to leave by the intermission. This production had ONE set for the ENTIRE seemed pretty pathetic. However, it was great hanging out with some friends and I can't wait to have another girls night...this time I'm not driving!

Friday, July 23, 2010


Well, there hasn't been anything too exciting going on here. We started back to school 2 weeks ago, so we've been keeping busy with homework. Declan has been going to VBS all weekend and he's LOVING it. He's been asking me a lot about why Jesus had to die on the cross this week. I'm so glad that he's so curious and interested to learn about everything. Alaina has been talking...a lot! This morning she climbed into bed with me and we were talking and she put her hands over her eyes, shook her head, and said "i can't believe this". It was too funny!

Pat's boss offered him with an opportunity the other day. There is an opening at the Lake St. Louis location for the same position that he does now. It's his if he wants it, but it's a tough decision. The boss he has now has proven to be amazing and he likes all the women he works with. He is going to go today to meet all the people at the Lake St. Louis location. He has to give his boss notice on Monday of whether he will be staying at Olive or moving to Lake St. Louis. It could be a very exciting opportunity.

Declan starts preschool on August 30. I think I'm more excited about it than he is. I really think he's going to love it and learn so much. I am so glad that God has blessed us with this opportunity. Alaina keeps asking if she gets to go, too. Also next week, I start babysitting a friend of our's little boy. I can hardly wait. He's so cute and tiny!

That's it for now! Oh, if you're interested, I've done one family photo shoot and I have two this weekend and one next week. It's going well so far...I did update my website, so check it out

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Starting over

Pat and I did so well with P90x for the first 60 days and then when we were ready to start phase 3, we just didn't keep the motivation going. We decided, after taking roughly 3 weeks off, to start the program over. This time though, instead of doing the classic routine, both of us are going to be doing the lean routine. The good news: I am starting 10 pounds lighter than I did the first time around! Since Pat has started his new job, we get insurance after he's been there for 60 days which will be the beginning of September. We should be done with this on September 27, so I've set my goal that I want to be at 170lbs by that date. Right now I am at 198.6, so that gives me 3 months to lose 28.6 pounds. I am going to the doctor once we get insurance, you know the doctor's scales always say you weigh more than you do at home, and my goal is for them to be impressed with my weight loss. I realized the other day that when I started this program the first time around, my weight was only 3 pounds less than the weight I was 2 days before delivering Declan. That made me cringe when I realized how much I have let myself go, but here I am, to get myself back on track!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

4th of July

Overall, our holiday weekend was a blast! It started off with my last day at Sams being Thursday, July 1st. Then, on Friday we let the kids do some sparklers, we did a couple of roman candles and then they did the snap pop things that you throw on the ground. They did surprisingly well other than Alaina burning her finger on one of the sparklers. They did NOT like the fountains that made lots of noise, or the firecrackers. Saturday night, we went to watch the big fireworks that got shot off at TR Hughes ballpark, but didn't really get to see too much. Today, the 4th, we went to Ken and Judy's and went swimming, barbequed and had fun hanging out with family. Alaina got stung by a wasp on her ankle as she was standing on the diving board waiting to jump into the pool...poor baby! Then we came home and let the kids do some more sparklers and other small things to celebrate. I decided to play with my manual setting on my camera to see if I could get any good pictures, and here are some of the ones I think turned out alright!

Monday, June 28, 2010


So, I am going to be completely honest with all of you. I have not commited to working out in about 2 or 3 weeks. I have done 1 or 2 days a week for the past three weeks, eaten pretty crappy and yet I'm still down 10 pounds from where I originally started back in April. My goal for this week is to get back on track starting my last 30 days of the 90 day challenge. Since I have taken a few weeks off, my results are not going to reflect a full 90 day challenge. My goal after I finish these last 30 days is to start the program again, stick to it and see where I am at in 180 days. I am happy that even though I have not been doing well, I haven't gained any of the weight back. That shows me that I'm losing weight the correct way!

On another note, I have sent in registration for Declan to get into preschool and I'm so excited. He's actually on a waiting list right now and if they can get a couple more kids, he'll be starting a Pre-K program in September. This preschool is through a church close to our house and they teach things such as art, music, pe, spanish and of course about God. I really think this would be good for him. He is so social and LOVES being around other kids his age. He gets really bored being at home all the time and is very inquisitive about the things around him. He is a very smart kid and I want to help feed his desire to learn.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Lots going on

So, as mentioned before Pat got a job and started last Friday. I have put in my 2 weeks at Sams so July 1 will be my last day! Declan and I are doing a market research thing tomorrow on toys. I will get cash and he gets a toy for doing it! So here is our busy schedule for this week, keep in mind we only have one car however thanks to my parents they are letting me borrow their extra car. So, here it is: Don't forget to mix in laundry, taking care of the kids, keeping the house clean, and studying for a test.

Monday: Pat works 9-6, I had to be at work in chesterfield by 5:30 and work until close
Tuesday: Pat works 9-6, Declan and I doing market research at 10:30-12, Pat goes to school 6-10 pm, and I am making dinner for my dad as a belated father's day gift.
Wednesday: Pat works 9-6, I have to be in Florissant for my class at 6 to take a test :o(
Thursday: Pat works 9-6, I work 5:30-close
Friday: Pat works 9-6, we have to get up, take him to work, I'm leaving the kids with a sitter and then picking Pat up from work and going straight downtown for the Michael Buble concert (FREE!)
Saturday: I work 7-3:30, come home, we go to church at 4:30
Sunday: REST

Next week we are off of school and I only work on Thursday and then i'll be a full-time stay at home mommy once again. It's nice now that we have a house and can get outside and play in the sprinkler or the little pool. Also I got my butt back into gear today with my workout routine. I took two weeks off pretty much (I did my exercise about 4 days in 2 weeks...sad, I know). So, right now I'm at an 11.8 pound weight loss over 8-10 weeks. Eight weeks if you count all the weeks I stuck to the routine and exclude the weeks I didn't, and 10 weeks if you include the weeks I didn't work out. Anyway, at one point I was down 15 pounds, so I need to get back on track. We have decided that once we're finished with the 90 days that we're going to start all over again.

Other than that, I was thinking this morning while I was making breakfast for the kids. Declan always likes to compare himself to Alaina, especially when she's getting in trouble and he's not doing what she's getting in trouble for. For example, this morning she spilled some milk on the table and instead of wiping it up she was playing in it so I got after her and Declan chimed in "I'm not playing in milk on the table" with a big smile on his face. I couldn't help but think how many times we do this to God. We think oh, yeah we sin, but it's not as bad as that person over there. Really the only person we should be comparing ourselves to is Jesus and we need to learn from our mistakes and try to be more like him. It amazes me how frequently my kids do things that can totally put God's love for us in perspective. As much as it drives me crazy to hear Declan pat himself on the back for not "being as bad as Alaina," I wonder how God handles it when I do it to other Christians. After I came to this realization, I am going to try much harder to quit judging people, quit putting myself on a pedistal, and to quit comparing myself to other people. I hope this can help someone else because it definitely helped me!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Our newest news

For those of you that don't know yet, God has blessed Pat with a job this week! He started today and we are very excited about the opportunites this company has to offer. It's amazing to see what happens when you fully and completely trust in God. Once we reminded ourselves that Pat is not our provider, that God is and we completely trusted in his plan for us, we have been much better off.

This new place is very family friendly, they work with his and my school schedule and the pay is pretty good, too. He gets full benefits right off the bat and they do a lot of team building activities where he can bring me and the kids along with him. Not only does this opportunity seem great, but as always it's better than what we thought he was going to get! God is so good!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Blessed beyond our circumstances

Sorry for the late update, but I haven't gained or lost anymore weight this week. I am at a plateau and it can be due to either the fact that I've skipped my workout 3 days in a row or the fact that I have not been doing very well with the diet again. Which I have to admit I'm happy that I haven't gained anything since I did skip 3 days in a row of my workout. We accidently did an extra week of phase 2 and we are now onto the ab and recovery week. We haven't started on our "recovery" yet so hopefully I will get my booty in gear tonight and get back on track with my workout.

On another note, we're still fully relying on God to show us what the next move is as far as Pat having a job. He's gone on several interviews but nothing promising. It's either a lot of work for VERY little pay (as in less than I make at Sams) or it is conflicting with our school schedule. I know a lot of people think he should just take whatever comes along, but at the same time, I believe that we serve a mighty God and he's not going to put Pat into another job that he absolutely hates. His last job turned him into a completely different person. He has always been the kind of person that could go to work, deal with crap all day long, but at the end of the day he left it at work, he never brought it home (as in a bad mood, negative attitude, whatever). His last job was not like that at all. It caused him to be sick all the time, he always seemed like he was grumpy and he just wasn't himself. Since he has been out of work (the beginning of February) his attitudes is MUCH better, and I believe that God gave us this time to reconnect as a family, to focus on our Creator and to just spend some time together with God. Yes financially it has been hard but God has provided for us in every way we've needed and I know that He will continue to provide as long as we have faith in him. I truly believe in Luke 17:6 "He replied, "If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it will obey you." God wants us to have faith that he will take care of us, and as scary as it may seem that we don't know what our future holds, my trust and my strength is in Jesus and what he has promised. Jeremiah 29:11 says, " For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." God sees the big picture, even if we can't see it we have to trust that He is leading us in the right direction. I will admit that there are times that I freak out about not having enough money for our bills, but then I remember this verse: Phillippians 4:19 "And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus." God will supply our NEEDS, not wants, according to HIS riches. Everything is in God's timing and I have to remind myself to be patient and calmly wait for God to lead us! Once I realize these truths, I feel much more at peace and much more calm and secure in our situation.

On a completely different note, one of my best friends is in labor right now and I am so anxious to find out if she's having a boy or a girl!!!!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Since Last Week

Since last week, I have lost 2 pounds and 1/2 inch in my waist. I am perplexed as to how this happened because I managed to skip my workout 2 days in a row and I haven't been eating all that great considering we went to a wedding on Saturday and then had a barbeque with Pat's family on Sunday. I have been eating quite a bit of cake, cupcakes, and other unhealthy snacks, but so far it hasn't come back to haunt me. I guess that's the beauty of working out! I did make up for one of my workouts on my day off (yesterday) but my back has been hurting lately.

Today we stopped by my parent's house since they were nice enough to let us borrow their car over the weekend, we went over to their house to return it. While we were there, my dad decided to show me his new "toy" which is a "table" for lack of a better word where you strap your feet in and then it tilts you upside down and it is supposed to stretch out your back and alleviate any discomfort. It DEFINITELY helped! It was kind of scary considering it doesn't slowly flip you upside down, it goes pretty fast once you lift your arms up. Needless to say I was able to do my workout today without any lower back problems, so all is good in the land of the Mahoney's!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Weekly Update

Well I haven't lost much more weight or inches. I feel like I have plateaued but that could be due to the fact that I haven't been doing as well on the diet part of my routine as the exercise part. I have lost 0.6 pounds in 2 weeks (since I wasn't feeling well last week I didn't weigh or measure myself). Due to the fact that I haven't been feeling well, I don't feel like I've been pushing my workouts quite as hard as I was before. My goal by the 60 day mark is to really push it and to lose at least 2 more pounds. We shall see how it goes!

On another note, we took the kids to six flags today and we had a TON of fun. It was pretty hot out today but the lines were short so we got to ride lots of rides. Declan got to ride Tony Hawks Big Spin (3 times), Highland Fling, and all the kiddy rides. Alaina had a blast riding all the little kid rides. We all rode the scooby doo ride, the shazzam (alaina's first time on that one), and the log flume together. The kids had a blast playing in the water. Overall it was a very successful family fun day!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Sunday's neglected update

Well I didn't update on Sunday because I was not feeling good and I spent the day with my family and then napping and hanging out with some 18-29 year olds at our church. Anyway, I haven't lost any more weight, but I do have an updated picture for you all! These pictures are almost exactly a month apart. The first one is about a week after I started doing the P90x and the other picture is from today which is week #6 or day #44.