Wednesday, June 26, 2013

You Are What You Eat

My kiddos have kept me very busy this summer, but I am lovin' it.  
The downfall to being home is that I have access to food all day.
I try to keep us busy and out of the house most of the day so that I won't have the opportunity to eat too much.
This is what I've been trying to eat...
 Ezekiel Bread with Almond butter.  Yummy!
 Tons of fruit.
Hummus and Carrots
And typically I do extremely well.
Until 4pm and then this happens...
No, I don't buy it, but obviously I eat it.
And this pretty much sums up my thoughts every night when faced with the decision to eat it or not...
And while I'm being honest...
let's not forget about this mentality...
So what does it all mean?
I am enjoying my summer with a few too many treats and some good drinks.
Do I feel bad?
Not. At. All
Bottoms up!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A little survey to pass the time

I saw this survey on Erin's blog and decided that I don't have anything else I could be doing(cough cough), so why not?

1. Do you like Blue Cheese?
I don't typically like stinky cheese, but I can do a very small amount on a Buffalo Chicken sandwich, yum! 
2. Have you ever smoked a cigarette?
Uhm, yeah, college.  I did a lot of things I shouldn't have.   
3. Do you own a gun?
Nope, but my husband does and I know how to use them.  
4. What flavor do you add to your drink at Sonic?
I don't go very often, but typically I get a diet cherry limeade.
5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments?
No, is it weird that I look forward to them?  Probably because I've never gotten bad news.  
6. Do you like hot dogs?
After a long day at the lake and only after they have been cooked on the grill.  
7. Favorite iPhone app?
Instagram, baby!
8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning?
Coffee!!!! I can't live without it.  
9. Can you do push-ups?
Not enough.
10. What's your favorite meal?
I am a glutton for mexican food.  Skinny margs, chips, salsa, and bean burritos are my fave!  
11. What's your favorite piece of jewelry?
My wedding ring is my prettiest piece of jewelry.  
12. Favorite hobby?
Working out.  I love having 2 hours each day, but typically I hate it until I actually get to the gym and start.  You gotta love the way you feel after it is done.  
13. Do you work with people who idolize you?
Hahaha, not that I know of.  
14. Name a trait that you hate about yourself... 
I hate that I have the hardest time talking to people I don't know or speaking in public.  I get so nervous, sweaty, and I am a hot mess.  I'm sure people get embarrassed for me.
 15. Middle name... 
16. Name 3 thoughts at this moment... 
This is a long survey, I am tired, my legs are sore from my work out today.
17. Name 3 things you bought yesterday... 
Paid for a week of daycare, paid for my CAT exam in August, and that was it.
18. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink... 
Water, Spark, and wine.
19. Current worry?
Finishing school work without going crazy.
20. Current hate right now?
Having to spend so much time on school work.
21. Favorite place to be... 
The beach.
22. How did you bring in New Year's?
Drinking and playing games with good friends.
23. Favorite place to go?
Vacation, pool, lake...pretty much any place with water.
24. What is your most recurring dream?
I honestly can't remember any dreams in the past year, except one that I can't really discuss on here ;) Boom!
25. Introvert or extrovert?
Introvert: read my above fear...
26. What color shirt are you wearing?
Black T-shirt
27. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets?
I don't think I've ever slept on satin sheets. Womp Womp
28. Can you whistle?
29. Favorite Color... 
30. Would you be a pirate?
Nope, I like brushing my teeth thank you very much.
31. What songs do you sing in the shower?
Singing is typically the last thing on my mind in the shower.
32. Favorite girl's name... 
Kaylee... kind of has to be since I named my daughter that.
33. Favorite boys name...
Lucas, of course!
34. Who is your loudest friend?
Haha.  I think they are all pretty loud.  I think I am drawn to them since I am so quiet.
35. What's in your pocket right now?
No pockets.
36. Last thing that made you laugh?
Adam Sandler movie I was watching earlier.  Hilarious.  I love him!
37. Bed sheets as a child?
I never had any typical kid sheets.
38. Worst injury you've ever had?
Broke my arm in a car accident.
39. Do you love where you live?
I guess, but I don't have too many places to compare it to.
40. How many TV's are in your house?
41. What is your worst habit?
Eating great for the week and then throwing all my hard work down the drain on the weekends.
42. How many dogs do you have?
Two, they are too much.  
43. Does someone have a crush on you?
44. Do you own slippers?
Yep, they were a Christmas gift and they only get pulled out during the winter.
45. What is your favorite book?
I don't read for pleasure so I don't have one.
46. What's your favorite candy?
Love me some snickers, but I will go for anything chocolatey.  
47. Favorite sports team?
I only watch college football so I'm going with my Longhorns, baby!
48. Song you want played at your funeral?
Wow, I have no clue.  Lets hope it doesn't happen anytime soon.
49. What were you doing at midnight last night?
Deep in some sleep, probably dreaming about food.
50. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up this morning?
Am I sore?  Yes, I am...must have been a good work out!

Whew, that was a long survey.  Hopefully you learned a little about me.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The beach, young love, and summer routines

I can't believe I haven't had the chance to blog about going to South Padre for my little brothers wedding almost 2 weeks ago.  The last few weeks are sort of a blur, but that is changing every day.
The drive to South Padre was one I was really dreading for two reasons.
1- I HATE being in the car.  So much so, that one year I went skiing with my parents in Colorado and we drove.  I showed up early that morning, took some over the counter sleeping pills, and slept the next 12 hours. My parents thought I was hungover.
2-You know I have two kids, right.  Enough said.
We left Wednesday night and drove half way to San Antonio and then got up early the next morning and drove to Padre.  We stopped at the store, picked up lunch and beer, and headed to the beach.

Kaylee and Lucas loved the beach and had a blast playing every day.
My sister flew out Thursday night so I had a good time being able to hang out with her and my brother.
Saturday was the wedding and my beautiful little girl was so excited to be the flower girl.  She loved every minute of it and did an awesome job.  
The ceremony was on the beach and beautiful.  After, we headed to a local restaurant for the reception. We waited a while for the bride and groom as they went and changed.
Aren't they cute?
 Love these two.
 We had a long drive back on Sunday.  Luckily, other than a quick 5 minute melt down, my kids did great.

Now it's summer time!

We are getting into our summer routine which is...
4:15am Mommy school work stuff.
6ish Breakfast and cartoons.
Gym Time
Pool Time
Play outside

Have I mentioned how much I love summer? Oh, about a million times?  Okay I will stop talking about it so that those of you who work year round won't hate me.
I will leave you with the downside of summer...This little man gets attached even more to mommy and his attitude sky rockets when he only wants me and no one else.
He's still cute when he is angry.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Thank God it is Summer Time

I feel a sense of relief that summer is finally here.
I still have a shit ton of coursework, but I just feel better.
I really don't want to spend my entire summer stressed, but when you have professors that like to think you are only taking their class it makes it hard.
There were some people talking online about our course load this summer and one of the professors chimed in with, "you can get through it, I completed 21 hours one semester."
I don't know about y'all, but that didn't help.
All it did was explain why she gives so much busy work.
And made me want to reply with a  big eff you.
I just keep telling myself that these are my last 3 classes because the fall will mainly be my internship.

With all of that stress and other stress I have had with work, kids, and life in general I have managed to gain even more weight.
About 5 additional pounds (remember I had already gained about 8)
My muscle is gone, which is the worst part.
I felt great before we went on our cruise in March.
It was the first time I felt like I could really see all of my hard work and muscles.
I kept telling myself that I would never go back.
But, yet again, here I am.
It is a vicious cycle that I am so tired of.
Good news, is that I can workout every day this summer and it is veggie/fruit season.
So it will all taste delicious.
My kids love going to the gym so it will be a nice 2 hour break from them every day while they run off some energy.
It is also pool time.
I love the sun and water and it tends to help me eat less naturally.
I'm not proud of what I look like right now in a bathing suit, but it will have to do while I get back on the horse.

There is my rambling this morning about my thoughts.
It has been a while since I have really blogged (again the stress).
It feels good to write it all out and share with you.
I'm going to spend some time catching up on some of my favorite blogs.
I've felt so out of the loop :)

Friday, June 7, 2013

Last day of work!

Finally!  It is the last day of work for 9 freaking weeks.
I thought this day would never get here.
I've felt like this for the past 2 months...

I do enjoy teaching, but summer is definitely the best part.
My students ask me what I am going to do over the summer and when I tell them I will be going to the pool and hanging out with my kids and friends, they look at me like I'm crazy.
They think we are some special, non-human, race that is only capable of teaching.
They completely forget that we have families and friends.
This sums up some of my adult time...

Pool/Lake time and beer go hand in hand.
Don't judge me!
Everyone should enjoy their summer.
Unfortunately, I will still have lots of school work to do.
I am counting down the days until I graduate.
December CANNOT get here fast enough.
Where are you going this summer?
I love seeing beach and fun pics on IG, so post them so I can live through y'all. {arobertson1224}
Mmmmkay, thanks!