Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009

A cute give away......

How cute is this sign.....I love it.....
Ashley @ My Life, Our Journey has been blogging for one year and is having her first ever give away. There are lots of ways to got your name in the hat. Her blog is great too and you will enjoy it.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I weighed in and.....

I lost 2 pounds. I am glad I lost any after this weekend, I just knew the scale was not going to be my friend, but it is not as bad as I expected. I am going to be very strict and stay on the plan because I have to beat these men in the contest.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Team Brayden

We have another precious baby to pray for. Please pray for baby Brayden and his parents Jenna and Chris please visit Jenna's blog for updates on Brayden's condition. 

Southern Snow

UPDATE: All the snow was gone after lunch... LOL Only in Charlotte....

Only in the south can it snow a couple of inches, the roads are 100% clear and our schools close. On a positive note, I made it to work in record time. It is pretty and don't get me wrong, I love SNOW, but if I was a teacher who just lost a teacher workday due to snow or the lack there of it would be slightly aggravating. Personally I would love for it to snow like a foot or 2 or 3, LOL just once in my life here in Charlotte, NC. I know the whole city would shut down but I think it would be great. The kids can make snowman and angels galore.....

Monday, January 19, 2009

200th Post Giveaway by Bergdorf Blondes Blog

You need to check out her site become her friend, post a comment and possibly win this great item. Your skin will thank you for it. 

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Prayer Request for Harper

Please pray for my blog friend Kelly, Scott and their brand new baby daughter Harper. If you do not already follow Kelly's blog please visit for specific prayer requests. Baby Harper was born yesterday and she had to be flown to Tulsa NICU where they thought they may have to do a bypass to help her breathe. She is stable and God is answering our prayers. Harper is not out of the woods yet so we all need to continue to pray for this special family.

Friday, January 16, 2009

My week......

I just wanted to give an update on my life.... I hope (keep your fingers crossed) that my computer is back up and running this weekend. I mistakenly clicked on the wrong thing while chatting with my darling sisters, who of course say it serves me right for not giving them (on 3 way none the less) my undivided attention. So for the last 3 weeks (give or take)I have only been able to get on at work. Which is a task in itself.
This week has been a roller coaster, started out great and went drastically down hill. On the weight loss front, I have worked out 4 times this week. (Yeah me) I forgot to weigh before I left work but I will on Tuesday and will update everyone then. Those who don't know I work for LPL/UVEST, we are a third party broker dealer. So I work with stock brokers all day. It is no secret that right now the market stinks, so it is a barrel of fun. Anyway we are playing a game at work where we all started out this month with a portfolio of $500,000 (Pretend money of course) and whoever has the most money on March 31st will win a day off. Sounds like fun right... well it is, but I have made some risky choices, for example I decided to buy alot (like almost 20,000 shares) of Circuit City stock last week since it was at .47 and still going up. Well today I have lost on that particular position around $90,000 since they announced they are out of business so it closed at .03, all I can say is thank goodness it is not real money. One of the guys at work (Mike) said that based on my recent decisions that I should do the opposite of what I think I should.
But the worst was yesterday when some of my dear friends at work were laid off. It was so sad. I wanted to cry all day. I would have taken a pay cut if it meant my friends could have kept their jobs. I pray that everyone across the country who is unemployed find employment, I also pray that they know that if they trust God he will supply all your needs.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

3 Years Ago Today.....

For those of you who do not already know 3 years ago today after many shots (THANKS Heather), I went through IVF to help two very special people have a family. On this day 3 years ago Dr. Wing (Who is awesome) implanted 2 embryos and the Journey of Surrogacy began. This is a journey I had thought of for many years even before the birth of my daughter 12 years ago. I had always said I would be a surrogate for my (3) sisters, but 3 years ago I embarked this journey with then a stranger now a sister and friend. Kim is a great lady and I do love her like a sister, but at 35ish she found out during a pap smear that she had uterine cancer and ended up have to have a radical hysterectomy. She has now been cancer free for close to 8 years and is now the mommy to 2 beautiful 2 year old little boys. I will try to share more of my experience in later posts but I realized today I shared the miracle of life with someone who could not conceive on her own.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Flabapalloza has begun

At work we are having our own weight loss challenge which has been titled "Flabapalloza". It started officially on 1/02/09 will run for 2 months. At the end of January the person with the highest percentage of weight loss will win $50.00 (basically their money back) and the person at the end of February with the highest percentage of weight loss will when the the whole pot which is currently $650. So we all weighed in the exercise room downstairs. It is so funny the difference between men and women. The breakdown is 12 men to 2 women, the men at the weigh-in were so proud of their starting weight (which we were told before hand that no one had to know your starting weight unless you personally chose to tell them, that is no one except the one "guy" in charge of the contest). There were actually a lot more women signed up but they chickened out. Anyway, on the day of the weigh in I was actually shocked when I stepped on the scale here (either my scale at home is way off, or the Holiday's were not friendly to me. All I can say is the game is on and the boys better watch out. LOL, So I will keep everyone updated weekly on my progress. Of course the boys better Watch out, because my good friend Magda and I are going to be permanent fixtures at the gym and we are not stopping until the reach our personal goals.

Monday, January 5, 2009

I have always wanted a family picture like this, and now that I have created it, I am LOL because my 12 year old daughter is really taller than me. But on here it is so funny.

Pyzam Family Sticker Toy

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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Glitter Graphics