Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Quanah Homecoming 2009

Last Friday was Quanah's homecoming game and we attended mainly because Tara, Levi's cousin, was a Homecoming Queen Nominee. We got there with about 7 minutes left until half and then watched the opponent's marching band in which the girls were in awe of. I didn't get any pictures of all the nominees on the field b/c Montana was sitting in my lap while Autumn was with Joycelyn and then Sheri. So to top our night off- Tara was crowned Homecoming Queen. We were so excited!! Our section probably looked like a bunch of idiots screaming and yelling! lol

These pictures were after half-time. Autumn's hair was curled all pretty, but the weather staightened it out as soon as we stepped out of the car! My kids love Tara and Tana and we and thankful for them to be a part of our kids lives!!! :)

So cute but it looks like Montana is choking Autumn

More smiles & this time no choking!

Here's the one eye squint! lol

Tara & Montana (Tara gave Montana a rose- it made her day)

These were Tara's shoes after half time- it rained all weekend!!
*Side note*
Joycelyn made Autumn a mum too, but it only lasted about 10 minutes before she pulled it off!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

1st Day of Preschool

Well today was Montana's 1st Day of Preschool. She has been waiting for this day for months, and when we attended Open House we were given her first homework assignment which was really cute. We were to trace her hand around a heart and since there are 5 fingers, we were supposed to write 5 things that were special about her. She had so much fun helping to determine the 5 things. And we wrote:

1. I am very loving and caring.
2. I am a great big sister.
3. I love to have fun- sing & dance.
4. I am a big helper.
5. I love to learn and read.

The funny part was her coming up with things that were special about her. One of her things was that she was "cute." It made us laugh! And Miss Autumn wasn't happy that she didn't have homework! lol Next year she'll get to go too! And Montana wouldn't let me take any pictures of her at home, but when we got to preschool she was all smiles!!

I am just excited that she has become such a cute and funny little girl! What else could I ask for?

All Smiles

In Ms. Angie's class

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Biggest Looser Update

For those of you who don't know... At work, we have had a biggest looser contest between employees going on since June 15th. At the end of the 90 days, my boss said he would give the winner $240 cash money. 3 employees started the challenge, but 1 employee no longer works with us so it is between me and 1 other employee. And he and I have been head to head almost the entire 3 months. So next Tuesday is the FINAL weigh day to determine the winner. As of today, I have lost 13.6 lbs (7%) and my competition has lost 17 lbs (6% of his weight he started at). Therefore, this last week is very crucial!!!!!!! I know I can do this... it is just so hard!!!!!!

And as Belinda said when she was loosing weight, some people are so negative! She has told me that people still make the comment to this day that she is too skinny. Well she hasn't lost any weight in 3 months, she's just maintaining her weight and I think she looks AWESOME!! So every time I feel discouraged about how people react to me trying to loose weight I think of Belinda. And no I'll never be as small as she is b/c I am just built bigger, but she is my inspiration!! And just for the record... I am still human so I do splurge every now and then, but I have made the choice to loose weight and for our family to eat better! The girls already eat better and Montana LOVES to do sit-ups, push-ups and exercise with me! But they will always LOVE cookies!! :)

I hope everyone had an excellent Labor Day Holiday! I gave the girls mini manicures and pedicures yesterday and Montana said that her massage felt good! Pictures to follow...

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Thoughts Swarming...

Have you ever had a million things going on in your head at once.... Of course you have, that's life these days!! This past week I seem to have been swarmed by my thoughts. At work and at home I seem to be working on one thing but thinking about the next thing that needs to be done! And I'm not complaining, I'm just thinking that our life is getting crazy!!

...Tonight is Montana's Open House at Ms. Angie's Preschool, I'm so excited for her!...

...Next Friday is Quanah's homecoming and Tara is a Homecoming Queen Nominee so Joycelyn is making mums for the girls...

...I'm having a Scentsy booth next Saturday & my Mom is coming in to watch the girls...

...In just 2 weeks, Lacy & I are having a baby shower for another friend, its starting to get into crunch time to make sure we have everything done & since I seem to be a perfectionist- I'm already stressing! :)...

...Laundry seems to NEVER go away, and either do the dishes...

...The girls may be fighting one minute, yet hugging the next...

...I need to get the girls a dress that isn't a summer dress, guess I better get one ordered...

...I really need to get Quicken downloaded into my computer...

...We finally got Autumn a Tag Junior (since Montana loves her Tag), but it still needs to be downloaded...

...my office is crying to be cleaned & organized...

...I hate filing papers at work, but it seems to be a lot of what I've been doing- organizing!...

...But oh how I LOVE Levi and the girls & I wouldn't trade my life for anything!..

...And above all, I thank God for allowing me to have the life I have!!!!...

I seemed swamped in my head but when I think about it, I wouldn't ever trade it. Levi and I love the life we have and live everyday to the fullest because we don't hold what tomorrow will bring!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

A Barbie Jeep

Holy Cow- I only posted 1x in August. I'm way behind & I'm sorry! We have been wanting to get the girls a Barbie Jeep or an Escalade, but let me say I wasn't paying $300-$350 for one either. I think that is outrageous, so I told Levi to start looking for one. He is addicted to Craigs list, but I'm not complaining because he found this Jeep on there 2 days ago. The battery and charger are good and the radio works- Excellent! And by the looks of this picture the lady e-mailed me, it almost looks brand new and for ONLY $100.

We usually buy something big for each of the girls birthday that they can both use, and we get grandparents to pitch in. Therefore, the girls have gotten a trampoline and a flat screen TV and DVD player by doing this. Since Autumn's birthday is next month, my Mom and my Dad are contributing to pay for this Barbie Jeep for the girls. The best part about them being so close in age is that you can get stuff for them to share where they can get bigger stuff! :)

So, we are headed to Iowa Park in just a few minutes to pick the Jeep up, and on into WF to get a few things I need for a baby shower me and a friend are planning. It'll be a long night, but so worth it! I'll post pictures later with the girls riding it- I'm sure they'll be all smiles!!! :)