Saturday, May 29, 2010

The Biggest Loser is..... {final results}

CONGRATULATIONS MARIANNE!! You kicked some serious butt and I am so happy for you! Below are the final results....

Round one begins June 1st ...... no rest for the weary and for those who want to look and feel great this summer!! :)

Friday, May 28, 2010

Hello summer vacation.

Summer vacation has officially begun here in the Wilson household! The weather is very much like summer and has been 90 degrees!! HAWT!!!!!

Andrew made a fashion statement yesterday with his muscle man shirt, plaid shorts and snow boots. The hottest day of the year so far and this kid decided to put on his snow boots!

I just love this picture of him... it's a little piece of childhood captured forever.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wisdom Wednesday

Another notebook doodle quote... love her site!

This quote especially hit home for me this week. It can be applied to so many different things in my life right now. Motherhood, weight loss and my photography business.

Is motherhood easy? ... no way. Is it the most rewarding and worthwhile thing I'll ever do? Absolutely!

Weightloss - ugh... never easy but definitely worthwhile and I feel better and better each day.

My photography business - I'm learning it's not enough to know how to take great pictures and have a passion for photography to have a successful business. I've been working very hard on the business side. It's definitely not easy but I'm learning so much and am still loving what I do and I know it'll be worthwhile!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Must Watch Video

You HAVE to watch this video. I was going to save it for Wisdom Wednesday but just had to share it now. (Make sure and turn my music off down below so you can hear this video)

This man is absolutely amazing and what an inspiration he is to so many people. It definitely puts things into perspective. :)

Weekend Wrap Up

Blake was working all weekend so that left Andrew and I together all weekend long. Hmm... what to do? I had promised him if he was better at listening that we'd have a slumber party. His eyes got as big as saucers and he started jumping up and down with excitement. Then he looks at me and says "What's a slumber party?" I'm guessing his excitement came from the word party. ;-)

So Saturday night we pushed the sofa's together in the basement and dragged out our sleeping bags and watched movies and ate popcorn and candy. Then around 9:30 Andrew looks at me and says, "I just want to sleep in your bed." This kid has been egging to sleep in our bed for awhile now so I caved. Plus, it's SO much more comfortable than the couch.

Finally at 10:30 my little Chatty Kathy (no clue where he gets that from!) fell asleep. I really don't know how parents sleep with their kids because his head was lodged in my back all night long. I'd move him back to his side and I swear he had a GPS because he would find me within a matter of minutes.

All of that aside it was so much fun and the best part? Right before he nodded off to sleep, it was quiet as a mouse and he says "Mommy, I just love you." *sigh*

He woke up the next morning whispering "Mommy... Mommy then MOMMY!" His next sentence was, "I think I want to sleep in your bed again tonight." Me, "Sorry buddy but this is just a special thing and we can't do it every night." Andrew, "Okay... well maybe when I get older I can sleep in your bed." I'll remind you, you said that when you are 16 son. :)

Then on Sunday we spent the day with friends and I snapped a few pics of this sweet little girl...

That was a weekend! How was your weekend? What did you do?

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Biggest Loser Week Twenty

FINALLY!! I had gained last week and it was a great feeling to take it right back off plus two more pounds. Woo-hoo! I know our first round is coming to an end next week but I still have a ways to go and am looking forward to round 2 of our little challenge. By now, I would have completely given up! (Oh and yes it was a bit weird to type in Tami up there instead of just "ME." )

Here are the full results...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wisdom Wednesday

You ever try and make someone smile who is having a bad day or do something nice to brighten their day? Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't but what is the harm in trying? So, the next time you are having a spectacular day and you see someone isn't try rubbing off on them. :-)

(I found this cute design up top from a designer on etsy called Whimsy Studios. She has some really cute stuff. )

Have a great Wednesday!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Ready for summer.

We've been having beautiful weather the past few days. Friday is supposed to 80 degrees!! Wow! Andrew and I played with the squirt guns yesterday afternoon while Blake retreated into the house to stay dry. Little did we know he went in to fill up pitchers of water to throw at us from the patio. We were soaked. :-)
I'm trying to be better about being in pictures and so I handed the camera to Blake and he caught this one of Andrew and I. I love it. It just screams summer to me. Only two more weeks of school left and we are on vacation. Woo-hoo!!!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

May Family Picture

It's May 16th and we already did our family picture! Woo-hoo! The first photo up top is pretty traditional because everyone once and a while you need one of those. But we also had to have a little fun because 10-20 years from now which photos are we going to love more? The ones that show our personality and show us having a good time.

Andrew really wanted to wear his superman shirt and why not? He LOVES superheros. So, I let him but added a little polo underneath to dress it up a bit. He loved it even more. I think this boy is destined to love fashion. Well, Daddy did get best dressed in school. :-)

Here is our take on saying "cheese"... (which as a photographer I NEVER say)

Then laughing about being goofy. Apparently I thought it was hilarious because look at the HUGE smile on my face. Calm down girl. ;-)

So, have you taken your monthly photo yet? Come on you know you want to!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Biggest Loser - Week Nineteen

Congratulations Mike! You just "barely" beat your wife this week. ;-)

The full results are below. As you'll notice I completely fell off the wagon this week but I'm back on it now baby. Oh ya, watch out for me next Friday! LOL Only 7 week and 2 days until Maui. YIKES!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wisdom Wednesday

So I know my last post was "Lucky Mommy" and I came across the about quote. According to this it isn't luck, you get what you give. Sounds a lot like karma. Sometimes I believe this and other times I'm just not sure. Maybe in the end it all evens out. What do you think?

Ps. We woke up to 4 inches of snow this morning and it's not done. I wasn't too happy about the snow but leave it to my 5 year old to see the bright side. He woke up and was beyond excited and I said I wasn't happy about it. His response? "I'm excited cuz we get to go play in the snow and throw snowballs!" It's all about perspective. :)

Have a great Wednesday!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Lucky Mommy

I couldn't have asked for a better Mother's Day. Here is a play by play of how my relaxing day took shape.

First up... a tasty breakfast made by my hubby. (If you've never had fried potato pancakes you are missing out BIG time!)
We took off to the nursery to get plants for a salsa garden. SO excited about this!! Tomotoes, cilantro, peppers... yum!

Went to lunch and then went to the Home Depot for some plants for the front porch. Again... so excited!! I've been waiting for Mother's Day to plant (there is snow in the forecast for Wed.. really? Come on Mother Nature!!)

Coerced Andrew into taking some pics with me...
He loves that he can do the taco tongue and I can't.

Blake had to go to work and we played board games. I caught him with the camera when he got Yahtzee! Is there anyway you can not be excited when you get Yahtzee?

That's it! My Mother's Day all summed up. Yep, I'm one lucky mommy. Hope everyone had a great Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Yep, that is the moment my life was forever changed. The second I became a Mommy. You know how sometimes your mind takes mental snapshots and there are images you will take with you always. This is one of them. I'll never forget looking at him for the very first time and being amazed that I (with the help of Blake :-) created this!! He was so beautiful and perfect. After a scary delivery, we were so thankful he was okay. So many emotions all wrapped up into one.

At this time I had no idea what this little guy had in store for me and I still don't. One thing for sure is that each day with him is an adventure and he makes my life so much fun.

I love you sooooooooooooooooooo much Chew Chew. Thank you for bringing more joy than I could have ever imagined to my life.

Okay, I'm about to go retro here.... I couldn't resist throwing in a few photos of my Mommy as well. Thank you Mom for always being there when I need to talk and for giving me your love and support. No matter how I old I get I will always need you. Also, thank you for all the sacrifices you made while I was growing up and for putting us girls first. Looking back now I realize how much you did for us and I just want to say.... thank you. My childhood was filled with wonderful, silly, fun family moments. Thank you for that. :-) LOVE YOU TONS and wish I could be with you on Mother's Day!!! I bet you are making chocolate gravy and biscuits... hmmm....

What are you doing for Mother's Day?
Not much on the agenda here. Andrew and Blake are making me a nice big breakfast in the morning and then we don't have any plans but to hang out. Perfect.

Biggest Loser Week Eighteen

Congratulations Steph! You did it again!

Full results below...

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Muffins with Moms

Today was a Muffins with Moms event at Andrew's preschool. It was so cute! Each class got up on stage and sang a song. Andrew's class sang a "Mommy"song to the tune of "You are my Sunshine." Definitely got a little teary eyed. :-)

After the song, they came and sat with us and had some yummy muffins.

Then he gave me this special gift...

Then I won something!! They had these pretty petunias on the tables and they said "Look under your chair, if it has a pink sticker on it then you get to take one of the flowers home." I looked under my chair, nothing. Then Andrew looked under his chair and started yelling like a crazy person (not sure where he gets that from.) Yippee!!

Looking forward to a wonderful Mother's Day weekend with my little man. :)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Wisdom Wednesday

Ever been faced with a challenge and wonder "How am I ever going to handle this?" You just do. You take it one day at a time, sometimes an hour or minute at a time and you just do. You deal with it. You figure it out. You find the strength within yourself that you never knew existed and you handle it and you are a stronger person for it and somehow at the end you are thankful for the experience because you came out a better person. Not to mention it makes you a more compassionate and empathic person. Been there done that kinda thing.

Hope you had a great Wednesday!

Jedi Knight in Training

It's no secret Andrew loves Star Wars and is obsessed with fighting with his light sabers. The neighbors gave him a black cloak to wear and now he is obsessed with being the bad guy. His face in that picture up there cracks me up.

He then took off out to the front to fight his shadow. It was pretty hilarious to watch. I love his imagination!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Becky Higgins BIG photography giveaway

I'm not sure if anyone else besides family actually reads my blog but I thought I'd share with family and also invite any Denver area readers to enter the photography contest I am a part of with scrapbooker Becky Higgins. She gathered 150 photographers together and is highlighting 5 photographers a day every day in May. What a great idea! I am a huge fan of Becky's and she is the reason I started my Project 365 and taking a photo each year to document our lives.

Anywho...... if you would like to enter please follow this link. Leave a comment and your entered. It's that easy. I'll be choosing a winner at the end of the week.

If you family and your reading this.... just want to keep you in the loop. ;-)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Biggest Loser - Week Seventeen

Congratulations Blake! (Loni you came in a close second.) Only four weeks left on this first round! Can you believe it's already May?

Saturday, May 1, 2010

April Family Picture

You may remember I declared we would be taking a family photo each and every month, since they are usually so few and far between. Well, we just barely made the cut off for the April family photo.

Here is Blake's idea for our family photo.... Yes, it's official. We are complete dorks. But at least we are dorks together. Last time I used my remote but this time we used the 10 second timer on the camera. There is just something about the excitement of the timer that makes the photos all that much more fun.

Serious faces...

Crazy faces...