Saturday, January 10, 2009


As you know we had some water damage in our great room that we are getting fixed. It is amazing how that always turns into doing the next room and the next and so one!! It took us about 1 1/2 weeks to get all the wallpaper off the dining room and the hallway. A few of the kids had a lot of fun taking the wallpaper off.

(above) Nate starting to paint. (above) This is the red that we chose.
(below) This is the finished wall!! I love it!! It turned out so good!! We chose a coffee color for the hallway and the rest of the dining room.
This turned out really well too. These rooms looks so different and so
much better!
.It did not show up so good so I guess you will all just have to come visit and see the real thing!!

Friday, January 09, 2009

Weight Loss

Most of you that know me know I want to lose weight very badly. Our church has started a Biggest loser group at church. I think that is an awesome idea but I am not able to make those meetings so our wonderful homegroup is starting something too to help keep us accountable!! We have great accountability and one of the ladies in our group has come up with a cool point system to keep us even more accountable!!! The coolest thing is that this will be kept Christ centered. I can only do this through Christ so it would make sense that we would give all the Glory where it due!!

I started on Wednesday (I waited until the day after my birthday) and as of this morning I am down 3.5 pounds! Yeah!! The cool thing this time around is I do not feel hungry! That in itself is a huge blessing!!

I am insulin resistant so I need to cut out sugar and other carbs. The first few days are the worst and then you do not crave it anymore!! The hardest part is when I usually have to bring my own food when I go to people's house. So if I am at your house and you make something please do NOT feel offended if I do not eat it. I do not mean to make you feel bad it just I might not be able to eat it!! Its NOT a diet it the way I have to eat.

I am writing this here so that all of YOU can help to keep me accountable too!! There will be a few exceptions as when I am in Haiti I am not sure how to eat but I figure I will walk more there and sweat it off!! LOL However I will do my best and God will help me there too!!!

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

What happened the year I was born!! 38 years ago today!! January 6th!!

I thought this was cute! I found it on Mari's blog.

In 1971 (the year you were born)

Richard Nixon is president of the US

Charles Manson and 3 of his followers are convicted of multiple counts of first-degree murder

An earthquake in California's San Fernando Valley kills 64 people

New York Times begins publication of classified Pentagon papers on US involvement in Vietnam

The $70 million Kennedy Center opens in Washington, DC

A four day revolt at New York's Attica state prison ends after being stormed by 1000 state troopers

A new stock-market index called the Nasdaq debuts

Walt Disney World opens

Intel releases world's first microprocessor, the 4004

Ray Tomlinson sends the first e-mail

Libertarian party established in USA

Kid Rock, Denise Richards, Sean Astin, Winona Ryder, and Ricky Martin are born

Pittsburgh Pirates win the World Series

Baltimore Colts win Superbowl V

Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath is published

The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour premieres on television

"Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel wins Grammy for song of the year

All in the Family premieres