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I'm Alma, I'm the mother to 2 beautiful boys and a gorgeous little girl. I love God, scrapbooking, shoes, sunglasses, purses and shopping.

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Busy Sunday.

Woke up this morning to a beautiful surprise of a 4 pound weight loss! Yay! Totally inspires me to keep going. And i'm going to go get my first cooking class from my mother in law today. I'm so excited to tackle that obstacle! :)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


I'm going to take a quick second to just AW my daughter for a bit. I went to Kohl's to buy her and the boys new clothes and wanted to play dress up with her. I would say she more than pulled it off! This girl LOVES the camera, it's so funny. And of course, she gets a little encouragement from her parents too ;)

Quick update on my tonsillectomy recovery. It still sucks. The pain might be getting less and less every day but the fact that food just doesnt taste good right now really sucks. On the bright side, i'm not as hungry AND i've managed to lose a couple of pounds (which wont go into my weight loss tracker until next weigh in).

I am so excited because I am finally going to learn how to cook! Yes, I dont know how to cook what.so.ever. So my awesome mother in law is going to teach me. I'm pretty excited. That is the last obstacle I needed to overcome to really feel secure and confident in my position as "homemaker". I always feel kind of guilty checking that little box when asked what my occupation is because I feel that a true homemaker wouldnt call dinner mac and cheese and a frozen pizza. Luckily Chris is a really good cook (even better griller) so we're safe for now. Once I make guinea pigs out of my family, then i'm sure no one would have wished I learned! Or at least tried.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Our garden.

Chris started setting up our garden about 2 months ago. I'm not one who has a green thumb at all, but i'm beyond amazed how great it looks already! He planted a peach tree, strawberries, raspeberries, grapes, tomatoes, romaine lettuce, onions, and cilantro. Everything is already growing perfectly. Maybe gardening will be in my future soon?

Sunday, April 18, 2010


The DR warned me that my tonsils were going to hurt like hell when this weekend fell upon us. I didnt believe her. No way. There is no way you can go through surgery, feel great right after and then BOOM, be surprised by an onset of pain. But I was WRONG. Not only did I wake up on Saturday morning feeling like a thousand knives were penetrating my skin, I made the mistake of opening my mouth and seeing what was left of my old, ugly tonsils. And I was disgusted to see that it is now all covered in white substance. And cottage cheesy looking. Thought that was the worst of it and felt like a big girl since I dealt with the pain but OMG. That ENT sure wasnt lying when she said I would notice a disgusting taste in the back of my mouth. GROSS. So because I obviously dont want to swallow because of the pain, I unconciously start swallowing every other second and now i'm stuck with a taste that what can only be described as SHIT. I'd take a picture but even that is too gruesome.

Handy Jacob

I dont know what I did right to have given birth to 3 beautiful children, but I definitely dont know what great karma Im getting paid for having a 5 year old who is interested in helping me clean. So I am going to milk it for all it's worth and keep him around for awhile. Hopefully he stays on this path until he's outta my house.

First feeding (:

Yesterday Chris and I decided that it was time to slowly introduce Applesauce to Julianne. She just seems ready so we propped her up on her boppy and slowly started spoon feeding her. We had success! She absolutely loves applesauce and it got a bit messy but it was all worth it to see her huge smile when she realized she had applesauce on her tongue!

Friday, April 16, 2010

My sleeping buddy.

Wanna know who has been keeping me company as I recover from my tonsillectomy? My beautiful daughter! She is definitely the best sleeping buddy around!

Day 4 of tonsillectomy recovery.

I somehow managed to get pretty good sleep last night with no pain which is always awesome! But I stepped on the scale today and it looks like I havent lost any weight. :( That was my silvery lining and i'm a little dissapointed. Haha. But oh well. I guess once this is done and over with I will just go back to my exercise/eating routine and back on my weight loss plan. No biggie. I'm done getting stressed out about things and if I get a couple of weeks behind, i'm not gonna sweat it. The only timeline i'm under is my own so I can take as long as I want to lose this weight. My throat is still inflammed and it still hurts to swallow but if this is the worse of it, i'm doing good! God is definitely blessing me with good pain tolerance and hopefully it's just uphill from here! (:

Thursday, April 15, 2010

He got the job!!!!!

He did it!! He got the promotion up to Administrative Manager yesterday! We are definitely counting our blessings and plan on starting our church going again on Sunday. After everything God has given us, we need to do it. I am on day 3 of my recovery and i'm starting to feel scabs form (gross) and my throat def feels like when I had my abcess. The bright side of things is that I will probably never have to feel this horrific feeling again and for that I am thankful. There is always a light at the end of the tunnel. So after I finished my homework and posts for the day I decided to do a little bit of online "window" shopping and found the bag that I hope will be my reward for when I reach my goal weight. My husband already said he would buy me the Louis Vuitton purse I want next year but I want to "earn" it. How good will it feel wearing my purse with my NEW body!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tonsillectomy and life.

It was this morning. And I was scared silly. I would have bet my life that I would never have fallen asleep with the GA but I did and while it's sore the pain is manageable. I think it's just the anxiety of going through with a surgery that had me in a panic. I'm sure the worse is still to come but I thank GOD that I made it out ok. I was seriously chanting in my head "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" on my way to the OR and you know what, I believe God was with me 10000%. Dr even came out and told Chris that I barely bled and everything went perfect! Now i'm just looking forward to getting rid of strep throats and no more abcesses! And if anything good besides my health will come out of this, then atleast i'll have a little bit of weight loss. lol. Look at the bright side of things.

On another note, Chris has his interview for Admin tomorrow and I'm nervous but I'm learning to put things in God's hands. He has a plan for our family and whatever happens, happens. I truly do believe that God will bless Chris and our fam with this promotion though because it's his turn. He works so hard and he deserves it. So please pray for him tomorrow and that he knocks his store manager out of his socks! =)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Potty training. Take 1,344,453.

My two oldest boys who are 4 and 5 are on the austism spectrum. And i'm having one HELL of a time trying to potty train my oldest. He is the one on the lesser side so he's not as behind as his brother. This past year he has really started opening up as far as trying to talk, forming sentences, following directions, etc. But this potty training is killing me. I dont know how to get him to understand that you NEED to pee in the potty. And that wet underwear is not a good thing. I'm just frustrated so off to google I go. Hopefully i'll be able to update here with progress. My goal is to have him potty trained before kindergarten starts in September.

WooHoo!! Weight loss success!

I have managed to lose 2 pounds this week AFTER a lunch at ShoGun's and a night of burgers! (Granted, I only had one burger on Friday night and for lunch at Shogun's I did order the regular meal but did not finish everything.) I was really thinking I was gonna screw up this week because I hadnt managed to get much time at the gym and i've been kinda nervous about my upcoming tonsillectomy. But i'll take 2 pounds! yay!! :)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Eater was a great day! We spent it with my in-law's and the boys had so much fun egg hunting with their cousins!! We are very blessed to have a great family that lives so close we can get together all the time. This was Julee's first Easter and she looked SO adorable!! Maybe i'm a little biased but hey, pictures dont lie. :)

One more time...

I havent updated this thing in over a month but i've managed to make some changes! I was having a really hard time trying to stay motivated and on track when low and behold, I find out about SMART MEALS! They are Weight Watchers frozen meals you can buy at the store and they are full meals that have the calories already counted up for you. NO MORE LEAN POCKETS! yay! I was starting to get sick of just eating them. So while I didnt join WW, I did join the gym and have started to work out fully again. So my weight loss routine is now eating less than 1500 calories a day while trying to burn off 500. Sometimes I dont find time to go to the gym but I do have my Wii and within this last month I managed to finally break into the 170's! I'm SO excited! I feel like this time its for real. I have also started reading my bible again with my cup of coffee in the morning and doing my homework in the morning while the baby sleeps. I definitely think i'm on the right track. Our house is now actually clean everyday and the boys ar making so much progress. I'm in a really happy place in my life now. My big project today is to hopefully get all of the laundry done. I HATE laundry. =)