Tuesday, December 27, 2011

baby dedication

Emery's dedication was Christmas sunday! Our faith is something that's very important to us, and having him dedicated just means basically that we want to be held accountable to be godly parents and raise him in a home with strong christian values :) 
We will strive to be the best parents we can be! 
It was sooo nice to have all of our family and a few friends together on Christmas sunday!
We had a fabulous Christmas, I hope you all did as well!







Thursday, December 15, 2011

Baby dedication

I was playing around the other day with some ideas of what to wear to Emery's baby dedication, (on Christmas day!), so here's what I found but I'm not sold on it. I'm not sure the tucking in thing is very flattering. But this is as far as I got with the outfit planning! haha.




tights-express
boots-steve madden
skirt-target
top-target
necklace-F21

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Baby... its NOT cold outside.

Bah humbug!

I am not a fan on N.C. It's alwaaaaaays freakin hot outside! I'm so tired of being hot. I'm pretty sure I would be comfortable outside today in shorts and a t-shirt.
Cannot wait to be home in Kansas next week! You can take the girl out of Kansas but your can't take Kansas out of the girl ;)
I grew up hating Kansas and so badly wanting to move and seek out some new adventures. But I'm starting to realize that Kansas has a little bit of everything! I miss it.




top-TJ Maxx
skirt-Target
flats-Rocket dog
clutch-gift from a friend

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Let's talk about fitness.

As you all may know, I had a baby in June! Which is great and everything but afterward I realized that it was going to take a lot of work to get remotely back to normal!
You all should know, I am not one of those lucky little things that cuts soda out of her diet and drops 10 lbs!
I have to work my butt off, (literally), and eat incredibly healthy, (and watch portion sizes/carbs/everything).
I have really been trying to focus on maintaining a healthy lifestyle instead of just "dieting". I got a vitamix blender for Christmas and I have been making everything with whole foods! It is amazing! And I've been juicing a lot as well. I have noticed that I spend the same amount on groceries either way. So why not go healthy? Al those processed and preserved foods are sooooo bad and make me feel disgusting.

Anyway, I gained about 35 pounds all together while I was pregnant, lost 18 right away, in the first few months I lost a few more, and in the last couple months I've been working really hard and have lost 7 more! So I still have like 10 more to go. But I'm exciting to be making progress!

I also started doing the couch to 5k program, I am NOT a runner! Haha. So It's a work in progress. I can only run a mile at a time, but I try to run 4-5 miles a week and walk a few as well.

155 pounds




I should also note, since I've been juicing and eating whole foods my skin has been amaaaazing! I hardly wear anything but eye make-up anymore.

So there's my story, I will continue to track and share my progress!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

family photos!

we had some family photos taken a couple of weeks ago :) here are a few of my favorites




Friday, December 2, 2011

happy friiiiday!

I always get so excited when it's the weekend! why? Because Mr. Husband gets up with the baby and I get to sleeeeeeeep! Honestly though E is a great sleeper. I can't complain :)
This weekend consists of Christmas shopping, movies and hot cocoa! OH and just dance 3.



tunic-H&M (Paris)
tights-F21
shoes-Rocketdog
cardigan-Target

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Happy december!

In honor of December (my birthday month! and jesus') I pulled out the winter boots for the first time this season!
One of few pairs that still fit after having Mr. Baby.
I'm not going to lie, this winter outfit was way too hot. I was miserable! And all I did was go to the grocery store and make some baby food! (which is super fun, by the way.)



boots-steve madden
skirt-old navy
sweater-target

Has anyone else been watching all of the cheesy Christmas movies on the Hallmark channel? Maybe I'm a sap but I'm loving them. I literally watch them all day. (At least when I'm not playing my new Xbox game. Just Dance 3......which I am TERRIBLE at!)

I watched this one the other night called, "The Christmas Card". It was about a lady that wrote a Christmas card to a soldier in Afghanistan, so of course it perked my interest. (since Mr. Husband is army). I love watching military movies with him because I think it's quite hilarious to listen to him correct all of the terms they got wrong. 
Nevertheless the charming soldier comes to find this woman in the states, the woman is quite matronly and already has a boyfriend. Which would never happen in real life.
AND the soldier was wearing a blazer at one point, while chopping wood. Which also would never happen.
But all in all it was enjoyable. I just love the simplicity of Christmas movies, no langauge, no sex, no drugs.
call me old fashioned if you want!