Wednesday, September 11, 2013

playing catch up

Here it is Wednesday and I have not posted on thing this week. I swear one of these days I will get my act together and start posting regularly again, but until then my sporadic-ness will have to do. Sad I know. I will do better. 
Let me start by saying that I have not had one beer or cigarette since Sunday night. This is HUGE! I really like to have a beer in the evenings and lets not even mention my morning cigarette. The no beer is because of a bet between me and a friend. (PS. Im gonna win!)

I thought since I was giving up my vices I would also start being a little healthier than I am now. I could stand to lose a couple of pounds and eat a little better than I do. I could definitely drink more water than I do! So this week I made a couple of healthy meals to replace my not so healthy meals. 

The first one was a Pinterest find and it was UH-MAY-ZING! I so will be making this one again! And again! Seriously you guys, you have to try these Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps. Not only were they something I want to make all the time, they were super easy to make as well. 

The other one is a Veggie Stuffed Sweet Potato. I got the idea from Jen over at Peas and Crayons and fell in love! They really are the easiest thing ever. I cook my potato in the microwave for 6 minutes then load it down with tomatoes, black olives, bell pepper, jalapeƱo, and a little dollop of sour cream. Yum! You can load your down with anything you like. The possibilities are endless.

Now that I have told you what I ate I will just give a brief explanation of this last pic.

This year I decided to be an active member of the PTA and figured that I should probably dress a little more like a mom than I have all summer. Somehow I don't think the cutoff shorts and tank tops would go over so well at our first meeting of the year. (I can hear Harper Valley PTA playing in the back of my head as I type this.) 

After a lot of looking of Pinterest I dug this out of the back of my closet and thought it would make a cute outfit. I really like the stripes with the camo! I did change the pants though. I just had to wear my ripped up boyfriend jeans :) 

Well there ya have it! I have y'all all caught up. Hopefully this will continue so I don't have post so much at once from now on. Happy Wednesday!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

time for a little homework

Don't they look so deep in thought (and adorable) doing their homework?!

Monday, September 2, 2013

first day of school

I have officially made it through the first week of school.

I was surprised by how emotional I was that Tyler was going to school this year. They have been gone almost every day this summer and I was expecting it to be just another day. It has finally set in that my sweet baby boy is actually growing up!

I have never in my life seen a little boy who was so excited to go to school. Even on Saturday he was asking how many days until school. Absolutely adorable! I am so thankful for his enthusiastic attitude and every morning it just makes me heart melt. Jacob on the other hand was NOT excited at all but is starting to come around. He really likes lunch and still looks forward to the weekends when he can stay up late and sleep in. I suspect that once he starts making new friends that he will enjoy going to school.

Here are my sweet boys on the first day of school...

I even got up super early to make the boys a special lunch. I used these cute little cookie cutters in the shapes of skulls and sharks to make little pizzas. They loved them!