Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Lost Month

When I went back and looked at all the pictures of the last time I posted, I realized a WHOLE LOT of life has went by!!  Since a picture says a thousand words, I thought I would post our month in pictures and not bore you with a whole lot of yacking (I know you all are breathing a sigh of relief!)...

1.  Brad and I went to watch Carolyne at her 1st Theatre Review in "Jack and the Bean Stalk" (she's truly our little Drama Queen)...

2.  Val and I enjoyed an afternoon at the park with 3 of my favorites...

Miss Jenna Beth :)

and, sweet Carolyne... 

3.  Valerie got this very unusual package in the mail.  Luckily, I was there to capture said questionable package in pictures, because we were most definitely NOT expecting what was in the box...
Valerie opened the shipping box to see yet another box with this label on top:
And, TWO of these little guys inside!!!!!  
Val and Rob had some friends from Maine to come visit the week prior, and they sent them LIVE LOBSTERS as a "thanks for having us" gift!!!!  I know the picture is blurry, but the look on Valerie's face says it all!!!
I haven't laughed in a L-O-N-G time as much as we did that afternoon!!!  If you have never wrestled a live lobster into the crisper of your refrigerator...well, let's just say it's some good, hysterically funny entertainment.

4.  Brad got to enjoy some turkey hunting, and killed his first turkey!  Way to go!!
 5.  Brad and I celebrated 9 years of wedded bliss in the month of April!  My precious husband sent me the same flowers that I carried the day of our wedding - orange roses and hypericum berries!  An occupational hazard of usually being the one to do flowers for others, is that I RARELY ever get flowers sent to me.  This was an extra special surprise, and so sweet and thoughtful!  I love you, Bradley!

 6.  Happy Easter!!  We hunted and found eggs all day long...such a perfectly family-filled fun day!
 7.  Spring weddings have been in full swing, and I enjoyed being apart of this April wedding!  Blue and white were the colors of choice, with the blue honoring the groom as a police officer.  Congrats Lauren and Phillip!!  (I am going to do a whole other post on the wedding, so there will be some more pics coming!)
  8.  I don't have a picture for this, but my most EXCITING thing to share is that exactly 4 months ago today I made the decision to make my health a top priority...and, I am beyond ecstatic to report I have lost 65 pounds in the last 4 months!!!!   I still have a long way to go, but I have never been more proud of myself than I am right now.  Sorry for tooting my own horn for a minute, but I just had to share!!

Other than that, besides work, the rest of every single minute of my days have been filled with graduate school :-/  NOT FUN.  But, PRAISE THE LORD, the semester is over...and, I'm not even thinking about the one that will be starting in less than 2 weeks!

It's good to be back!


  1. WOW GIRL JUST WOW ON YOUR WEIGHT LOSS THAT IS FANTASTIC!! Besides no sugar what are you doing??

  2. Thank you!!! I am doing a plan called Body 4 Believers, and am exercising a lot! And, drinking LOTS of water...I just read your post about losing 10 pounds in a week - WOW!!! Good luck reaching your goal!! You can do it!