Sunday, January 20, 2013

Allen's Mickey Mouse 2nd Birthday Party!!

Allen's Mickey Mouse Birthday Party was on Saturday!! He had an absolute blast! So much prep went into this party and I couldn't have done it without friends and family! It's so hard to believe that Allen is two already!

Here are a few pictures from the party!!

The "Hot Diggity Dog Bar!" 
This was a big hit and everyone loved the hot dogs in the crock pot! Just toss them in and set it on high for 2 hours!  
 These Centerpieces were amazing! A friend helped me with these! 
Pots, Styrofoam, Wooden Dowels, Tissue Paper & Black Spray Paint!
 "Mickey's Marshmallow Munchies!" 
Sooo Yummy!
Mickey Ears!!
 I was planning on making the ears but saw these at the store. They were the same price if I wanted to make them. So why not save the diy time and just buy them pre-made!

 The Spread! 
Daisy's Garden Veggies!
Chip & Dale's Chips & Dip!
Willie's Giant Fruit Salad!
Minnie's Rainbow Cookies!
Pete's Pretzels!
Mickey's Marshmallow Munchies!
Goofy's Goldfish!
And the cupcakes!

Face Painting Station!
My sister decided to handle the face painting! The kids had a blast and were so excited to get their face painted! 

Just playing!

This little guy was so excited to blow his candle out and eat his cupcake! Mid birthday song he blew the candle out.. Apparently we were taking too long..

Love that cheesy face!!

So yummy!!

 Mickey Cupcakes!!
Sister eating her big plate of fruit after the party! 

The kids had so much fun and we are so blessed to have such amazing friends and family. We want to thank every single one of you that celebrated our little boys 2nd birthday with us!



Monday, January 14, 2013

Misc. Monday!

I guess it has been a while since I have blogged.. Oops!

This past week the kids were finally back in school!! Yahoo! We have settled back into our routines nicely and things have been going great!

Saturday, DJ had Football Conditioning for the Jr. Broncos! They were getting a base as to where each kid was. DJ had to do Sit Ups, Pill Ups, Push Ups, Sprints and a few other things. He had so much fun out there but was oh so tired afterwards. He woke up Sunday and said "Daddy, my whole body hurts.."

While DJ was doing all of that, Reagan just sat and watched all of the cheerleaders practice. She was completely obsessed with them. She is so excited that she gets to cheer this year!! She will be one of the tiniest girls on the team. Not to mention, she will be a forever flyer lol..

Yesterday we went to a friends birthday party for her 1 year old & 9 year old. We met on Babycenter when I was pregnant with DJ. DJ and Isaiah have been friends since they were 3/4 months old! Every time we get together, they are completely inseparable!

Today I am getting things ready for Allen's party on Saturday! I love having his party a few weeks later than his actual birthday, that way christmas and new years is out of the way! I have so much Mickey Mouse stuff around the house, you'd think this was disneyland... lol

Have a great monday!

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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Happy 2nd Birthday, Allen!

Today was Allen's 2nd birthday! Sheesh, I can't believe that he is two already!

This morning after we woke up and I said "Happy Birthday Allen!" He proceeded to tell me happy birthday too ;) We had a bunch of friends and family call and tell him happy birthday, and in return told them happy birthday too..

We made cupcakes this morning and he had so much fun decorating them!

The terrible twos have really kicked in today. I'm not ready for this!

We will be having his birthday party on the 19th, that way christmas and new years is out of the way. We did the same thing last year. It's hard to believe that he is two already.. I can't wait to see what this year has in store for this little guy!!

Allen James, I love you so!


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Living Clean and Lean in 2013!

Today starts my "Living Clean & Lean in 2013!" I am really excited about this new journey. I have all of my measurements done and meals planned! I am ready to lose this weight! During the 30 day Program, I will be giving up a lot, but also adding a lot. I have to look at this as a life change for not only me, but for my family too. I want my children to be eating healthy and also my husband to stop eating greasy ass burgers! He might be rail thin, but I am sure his BP is sky high. It's time for a healthy change!

I will be giving up:
· Dairy
· Wheat, Rye, Barley
· Gluten
· Peanut Butter
· White rice, pasta, white potatoes
· Basically ALL breads
· Alcohol
· Nitrates
· Artificial sweeteners
· Soy (except for edamame & organic tofu)
· Vinegar
· Coffee
· Sodas & diet sodas
· Table sugar, honey, syrups & artificial
· Pork
· Non-organic chicken or beef
· Farm raised fish
· Corn
· Mints and gum
AVOID: (for weight loss)
· Bananas, melons, grapes, pineapple,
watermelon (except in post workout shake)
· Dried fruits

I will be adding:
· Rice, Almond & coconut milk
· Brown rice
· Brown rice cakes
· Brown rice tortillas (in moderation)
· Brown rice pasta
· Quinoa and quinoa pasta
· Rice & Shine oatmeal from Whole Foods
· Green tea
· Fizz tablets
· Water with lemon
· Stevia OR Xylitol
· Agave nectar
· Non starchy vegetables
· Sweet potatoes, yams, turnips
· Avocado
· Olive oil, coconut oil, flaxseed oil, walnut oil
· Berries
· Green apples
· Cage Free eggs
· Free-range chicken & turkey
· Grass-fed beef
· Almond butter & sunflower seed butter
· Legumes
· Raw almonds

I will also be using Arbonne Products to help with my healthy weight loss. I have my workouts planned and am so ready for this new year! I never really knew how much allergens and toxic ingredients were in food until I started to really read them all. No wonder my kids fly off the hinges after eating mac & cheese. These products are filled with toxins that I never knew existed. I also want to lose this weight for my Surrogacy Journey! I want to be extra healthy for my family!

If you are interested in the program, just let me know! I will also be updating my Weight Loss Blog more often!

So Cheers to a Healthy Year!!