Thursday, July 29, 2010

Just Thursday...

I have been a bit MIA the past couple of days because I am working on the transition into being my sororities new Chapter Advisor.  LOTS of Fall semester planning going on.

Today you are going to get a little of Murdock's Mama's Just Thursday (every time I say this I think of Jack from Will & Grace when he tried to have a one man show called "Just Jack!"). AAAAAAnyways...

Outside my window...The sun is setting on what turned out to be a pretty nice day (they forecasted rain and storm weather).
The time is...8:03 p.m.
Today I a bum, we haven't done anything for a couple of days and the babies want to get out!
I am thinking...abut all of the things I should be doing right now!!!
At the moment, I am thankful...For my fabulous husband who got up @ 5am after the baby was crying until 1am to go to work and is now going back in to work until midnight tomorrow evening!!
I am my aunts house bright and early to hang out and then Emma is getting a swim lesson tomorrow evening!
I am pants and a college springfest T shirt
I wish...I could have some self control sometimes...
I am reading...Good Night New Hampshire, Go dogs go, Bernstein get the picture haha!
I am working on...Appointing a new advisory board for the chapter I am advising.
I am stop having to reach into our savings!!
I am hearing...a cranky baby crying
Around the house...The hubs is eating dinner in his undies haha, the baby is screaming, and Emma is in  bed.
I bet you didn't know...That I will be watching Jersey Shore tonight!
One of my favorite...brands of water is smart water.  I don't care what anyone says, water can have a taste and it tastes good!
My weekend plans include...a 4th Birthday party on Saturday and who knows what else!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

MAAA, the Meatloaf...

appy Monday everyone!!  I hope your weekend was as brilliant as mine was.  I didn't have one thing on the calendar and did whatever.I.wanted.

I thought I would recap my Friday evening because we went to...wait for it...Chuck E. Cheese, where a kid can be a kid...or a grown man can be a kid.  If you haven't heard of good old Chuck, its the ultimate kid zone and when my friend Jill suggested we go there I was all in.  Emma loved every second of it and so didn't the hubs.

{Excited watching the show Chuck E. was putting on!}
{Maaa I can't look I'm driving...(channeling her inner Will Ferrell)}
{He sat here for quite some time}
{Emma conned Auntie Jill into bring her into the tunnel...}
{...and down the slide with her}
{She looks like a mess and EXHAUSTED, hence why she slept until 10 the next morning!}

...Until tomorrow my friends!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Weekly Weight Watchers Update!


So, I've decided I will be presenting my Weekly Weight Watchers Whatnot on Fridays (the day after the big weigh ins).

I am reeeally struggling this time around to not be tempted by the chips and dips, candy, ice cream, pasta,  JUNK, etc!  I wasn't able to weight in at my normal meeting, so I kept putting it off and then off the bandwagon I fell over the weekend.  Every day since then I have made it my mission (in the morning) to hop back on, but if I am out of the house I start eating whatever.  Trying to fight that urge and realize the greater good.

Each week I want to give a recap of the week in terms of what I learned and lost that week and my focus for the following week.

What I learned these first two weeks:
1.  Things are a lot harder this time around.
2.  Trying to lose weight while nursing is going to be a lot harder than I thought.  I know everyone says how you lose so much weight while nursing, but you have to make sure you are eating enough to keep your milk supply in.
3.  Meal planning is key to effectively "spending" my points.  And, ya know, not eating 5 cookies in one day...
4.  I need to make it a priority to actually weigh in and attend the meetings.

Weight lost to date: 5.4 pounds @ my first weigh in!!!

This Weeks focus:  I anticipated my focus for the 2nd or 3rd week to be working out, but I don't want to fully dive in until I can get a handle on my eating.  So, my focus is going to be to stop having "bad days" just because I can't make my own food!  Focus on staying within my daily/weekly points range.

Woohoo for the weekend, I hope everyone has a fabulous one!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Just Thursday!

Happy Thursday everyone, more like hungover Thursday for me!  Yesterday afternoon hubs tried to "help" me and save my contacts and everything from my blackberry on to the computer.  In stead of doing that, what he ended up doing was actually wiping my phone clean and not saving it on the computer.  DEVASTATED is how I felt, sad I know.  After the hubs groveled and felt immensely bad we put the kid to bed and had dinner and what I thought was only going to be a glass of wine, but it turned into a BOTTLE of wine, haha!  Who the heck did I think I was.  We don't sit and enjoy our dinner and talk like that as much as we should (hello two children does that to you!), so the hangover is definitely worth our great evening.

I thought I would join in on Murdock's Mamas "Just Thursday" fun!

Outside my Window...the sun is shining and there is a clear blue sky.  Maybe the humidity will not be crazy and we will be able to go for a walk!!
The time is...9:44 a.m.
Today I I mentioned before, huuuungover.
I am thinking...Why is Barney soooo annoying, yet every child LOVES him!?!
At the moment, I am thankful...that the husband and I were able to enjoy each others company!
I am weigh in at Weight Watchers (update tomorrow) tonight for the first time (yah I skipped the second meeting...slacker!).
I am wearing...don't judge...a nightgown type thing I got at motherhood maternity thats good for nursing.
I wish...My phone had all its contacts, calendar, and memos I had put on it :(
I am reading...The Twenties girl.  Although I am not sure you can count it as reading since I haven't picked it up since the first chapter last week!
I am working on...ordering pictures for the girls baby and belly books.
I am hoping...we will finish our basement/office remodel some time this year!!
I am hearing...Barney and Baby bop (worse than Barney if you ask me).
Around the a GIANT, dishes to go in the dishwasher, dishes to be put away, laundry to be folded, etc...
I bet you didn't know...My moms Birthday is tomorrow!
One of my favorite...shows is General Hospital.
My weekend plans include...Nothing, but probably some birthday and pool action!

So head on over and play along/link up!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wordless Wednesday up in this piece!

Happy Humpity hump day everyone!!

So, I know its the cheap way out, but I enjoy the wordlessness of life sometimes.  AAAAnd I just don't get why people say babes #2 looks like her father...
Such a ridiculous picture IIIII know!

Monday, July 19, 2010


I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!!  As is per usual these days, we spent our weekend lounging around my aunts pool and it was GLOOOORIOUS.  My mom also took Emma for the night Saturday evening, so I was able to stay late at my aunts house and play our dominos game.  Then I had alllll day Sunday to sleep in, get things around the house done, and actually enjoy my babalicious Isabelle!

Instead of joining in on one of my favorite blog carnivals/meme/alliteration days (not sure what we call it if you couldn't tell) Miscellaneous Monday
{You should totally go check Carissa out she always keeps you entertained over there, and join in on the miscellaneous!}
...I will be thanking some of my fabulous bloggy friends for awards they sent my way!!

The first award comes from the fabulous Shelley @ Hand in Hand!  She is great and is in the process of buying an adorable house to share with her husband and precious Jexi furbaby!

The rules to this are to hand the award I am handing this out to ALL of my wonderful bloggy friends!
And I a required to answer these VERY random questions!
1.  What would your perfect day consist of?  This is a tough one for sure, because there are so many people I love spending my days with.  And then, maybe I would love to have a day COMPLETELY alone.  I will have to go with a day that consisted of sitting on a pool chair around a luxurious pool on vacation with the husband and whomever else, but not having to think about feeding a baby or watching a baby jump in and out of the pool!
2.  Walking in the woods in wellies or walking barefoot on the beach?  ABSOLUTELY barefoot on the beach!!  Don't even own wellies.
3.  Have you ever hugged or sang to a tree?  No, definitely not the tree hugging or singing type!  These questions are very interesting...
4.  Do you believe in fairies?  What is this question...haha I am going to have a guest question answerer on this one...Emma says "yah!"
5.  What hobbies are you working on?  Staying sane, haha...and finishing our basement remodel project.

The next award comes from the fabulous Tiffany @ My Crazy Kind of Wonderful.  Thank you so much Tiffany, muuuch appreciated!

The rules for this award are:
1.  Thank the person who gave you this award.
2. Share 10 things about yourself.
3.  Pass this along to bloggers you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic
4.  Contact the bloggers you've picked and let them know about the award.

10 Things about ME:
1.  I was a cheerleader in high school and helped coach my high school team last fall.  Working with high school girls is definitely interesting!
2.  I was in the Gamma Phi Beta, Epsilon Eta chapter at Bridgewater State College!
3.  Since I've been a sister I have been assistant New Member Educator, New Member Educator, Education Vice President, President, Education advisor, New Member Education advisor, and now starting in August I will be the chapter advisor!  See its not four years, its for life!
4.  I married a man I met in 8th grade, but we didn't speak until about 10 years later.
5.  We were granted with a surprise in 2008 and it was int he form of our darling Emma!
6.  We moved in with my parents for a year, so we could find the right house for our growing family.
7.  We moved into our current house at the end of September 2009 (3 weeks before Emma's first birthday).
8.  We were married 6 weeks after I gave birth to Emma and planned the entire thing in 2 weeks!!
9.  We had our second bundle of joy, Isabelle, June 1st of this year and it has been one crazy ride ever since!
10.  Now we are just trying to figure out how to make it through each and every day.

I would like to pass this along to all of my lovely bloggers, so go out there and find some new bloggers to honor!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Thoughtless Thursday!

Woohoo it's Thursday!!  That means we are one day closer to the weekend aaaaand the hubs and I are going out on the town with all my cousins and brothers to get our drank on tonight!

It also means that the lovely Katie over @ life in the Fulmer Lane is hosting Thoughtless (or thought-filled) Thursdays!!
Today I am going with pictures I randomly chose.  I literally closed my eyes and chose the pictures that my arrow landed on.  How perfect that it landed on pictures of my only living grandparent and Emma, so special to me.  She is such a sweet/amazing woman and it is so sad to me that she now has Alzheimer's and the woman I know is beginning to fade.  This disease robs you of who you are, and when she has moments of lucidness it is so nice to see the woman she once was holding a conversation and in this case my baby girl.
My Grandmother (GG to the girls) has always been a baby person (like all the people in my family) and through the Alzheimer's she actually remembered Emma from visit to visit and knew the connection to me and my husband (all new connections, which are grounded by the old connection of me, her first granddaughter).  With the arrival of another baby girl (Isabelle) GG has been a bit confused as to which baby girl is which, but she knows there are two and she knows she loooves holding Izzie!

Also in the mix of this folder was this photo (how could I not include it)...
{Duke, my parents pup...I love love love him!!)

So head on over to Katie's blog and show her some Thoughtless Thursday love, she is fabulous and adorably preggers!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Happy Hump day everyone!  Trying to enjoy the cousins company and not ignore the babes...AND not ignore my bloggy friends, so here is my Wordlessness for today!  This is Emma when we moved into our house last fall...
{Makes me sad to see her so cute and small and already changed so much in less than a year.  I need to SAVOR Izzie because they change so quickly.}

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Mommy Mishap

As you all know from reading yesterday...babycakes did NOT have a good day Sunday.  She wanted to be a snuggle bug with her momma and cry ALL.DAY. LONG!  I am starting to think it was because my milk was either not so good or she wasn't getting enough, because when I went to the doctors yesterday the scale showed that I had lost 5 pounds in the matter of 3 and a half days...YIKES (but also woohoo)!  Resolution from here on out is to add more points to my WW plan and eat lots for babycakes to be happy and survive!

Anywho, its a Toasty Tuesday out there so Emma, Izzie, and I are heading over to my aunts pool to soak up the sun and swim our butts off.  Catch ya on the flip side friends!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Miscellany Monday

It's Monday AGAIN, isn't it amazing how the summer is already FLYING by!!  Don't go so quickly!

We also know that around these neck of the woods Monday also means its time for the Miscellaneous.

So after you read my BRILLIANT post head on over to Carissa's fabulous blog and LINK.IT.UP!

{1.}  We spent the entire day at home Sunday and by we I mean the hubs too (rare that he has a weekend day off and I haven't scheduled us to do something).  Of course this is the day that Emma decided to be a crazypants ALL.DAY.LONG!!  Then, Isabelle decided to play the ohsocute game of I am going to cry all day unless my mom holds me.  Let me just paint a picture of my day...I spent the entire day trying to piece together my grocery list, yes you heard right ALL DAY LONG (and I am not even finished, not even one coupon was cut)!

{2.}  Hi, my name is Shelby and I am a punctuationaholic.  So I have come to realize from blogging that I try to overly punctuate sentences, further more I looove to put an exclamation point at the end of EVERY sentence.  To the point that when I leave comments on peoples blogs and have to do the word verification (which I do not love, sorry peeps) I sometimes accidentally put one in!

{3.}  Weight Watchers update: So I am having a HUGE problem staying away from these lovelies...
Literally had 5 today....eeek!

{4.}  My cousin and her boyfriend are flying in from San Luis Obispo today!!!  They are staying for a week and I am so excited!

{5.}  My friend Kristen just started up her blog, so please please go check her out.  She is one of the best people I know and one of my bestest friends.  We have been friends since middle school and she is one of the funniest people I know (hello, class clown superlative in high school).  Her blog is And As You Know, No One Likes A Judger.  Here she is with Emma when Emma was much better behaved...
{This picture of Emma, when she was a babe, kind of looks like Izzie and I haven't seen her in Izzie until looking at this}

I hope everyone has a fantabulous week...see you all in the blogosphere!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Skinny Jeans?!?!

Happy Friday to everyone!!  Nothing too exciting to post about, but hey you know you are excited to see I posted something ;)

When I was pregnant with Emma I gained...wait for it...50 pounds (no judging aloud! haha)  Within the first week I lost 20 of those pounds and then about 14 pounds in the three months I breastfed thereafter.
{On our 1st honeymoon right before I started Weight Watchers (before shot)}
After I stopped nursing and decided I still felt like the size of a mack truck needed to continue to lose this weight and lose it NOW, I joined Weight Watchers and lost another 28 pounds in the five months I was going to meetings.  Yes, thats right folks I lost a total of 62 pounds in 9 and a half months, and I definitely would not have been able to do it without joining Weight Watchers and being motivated each week to get an award.
{Our summer wedding photo shoot (after shot)}
Along with losing the wait I became much more motivated to work out, I started taking spinning classes and became OBSESSED with it (can't wait to start it up again!).  Weight Watchers set a 5k challenge for all its members and I started running and eventually ran a 5 mile (instead of 5k) race in about 58 minutes (which was huge for me because I barely trained and always thought I couldn't run).

This time around I only gained 46 pounds, woohoo haha!!  Within the first two weeks I lost 22 pounds and now that I am 5 weeks out I joined Weight Watchers again, because I believe in their program and I KNOW it works for me!  I am looking to to lose about 31 pounds this time around and I am hoping my doctor give me the go ahead to start working out again.  While I am nursing I will probably stick with my on demand workout videos, Wii fit workouts, and running outside.  Eventually I would like to get back into the gym, but lets face it I have two babies and getting to the gym just ain't happening.

So, here is the before picture of me...
{@ my brothers graduation part}

I will keep you all updated with my progress.  I know that because I am nursing they don't like you to be losing too much weight, so as they say slow and steady wins the race!  But one day I WILL get back into those skinny jeans, right?!?! haha, YES I WILL!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, see you all next week!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Weekend recap...on Wednesday evening!

Ya ya ya I know, the upcoming weekend is almost upon us and I'm posting about the last one!  Well it was a suuuuper long weekend for me, so there!

Soooo, starting with Friday (the 2nd)...
{Structured play with Emma and Mama consisted of decorating this lovely American flag wind chime.  Purchased for a dollar at the Christmas Tree Shop!!!}
{Play time for Emma and Tato was A LOT more fun!}

The husband had to work over night on the 2nd, but he had the entire next day and the 4th until 5pm!!  So, we headed to the beach to say hey to our friends and then hit our hometown fireworks...
{Emma having a fabulous time as always!}
{Watching the fireworks with our friends mom}

On the forth we cleaned our office up a bit (still major renovations going on, booo) and then the girls and I heading to my aunts for some BBQing and the Hubs had to head into work.  After dinner we headed to mi casa and watched fireworks there, we got VIP parking because the hunny is a police officer! (no pictures from my camera)

The fifth was spent by the pool with fabulous friends and family and the husband actually had the day off (although he was ridiculously a bit hungover and useless...not so good when you have two babes to watch).
{haha nice burn (not from that day)}
{Matching cutsie dresses, however neither wants to be apart my mini photoshoot haha}

And then the reason for my super long weekend was because we hit my aunts pool again on the 6th because Emma got a swim lesson from my friend Erin...
{Drinking some water probably haha}

I love weekends like this, where you're productive around the house while still getting to have fun with friends and family...especially when its fun in the sun!

Catch ya'll on the flip side...

Friday, July 2, 2010

Fantastic Fridayness!

Hey all, so as I promised last night, here are some of my aaaamazing one month pictures of Isabelle!
{Hanging out in her crib}
{Smiles for her sister and mama}
{Gotta have a naked one!}
{This was the outfit she wore home from the hospital...Getting a little snug!}

I hope everyone has a fabulous Fourth of July weekend and sees a lot of these...
Eats like this...
And maybe even visits one of these...
[Sidenote: How amazing would this be on a hot day!}

Happy Friday/long weekend/Forth of July...See you all next week!

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