Friday, April 29, 2011

"It's a Cinderalla Story---She Met her Prince"

I have been very excited about the wedding of the century for many reasons:
  • I feel like I have grown up with William. He is around my age, and met his princess early in college, just like I when I met Charlie. Charlie and I have been together for ten years just like William and Kate, so I can relate somewhat.
  • My favorite TV show is "Say Yes to the Dress." No, I am not into fashion and do not buy many clothes or shoes, but for some reason I love to see every wedding dress out there. I like to know what type it is, cost, etc.
  • Every little girl imagines being the ultimate princess one day, and to actually see it happen is really remarkable and so beautiful.
  • So last week, in my excitement about the wedding, I threw together a "Prince/Princess" playdate at my house. It was so awesome!
  • The Bible speaks a lot about His church being the bride of Christ. Every girl pictures herself walking to their Father, their Savior and their Prince perfectly dressed in white. When Kate walked up there and William told her she looked beautiful, and I could read his lips it was one of the best TV moments ever! He is not some snooty prince who will not say what is on his mind. Later, I read her lips and she told William she was so happy. Her dress was beautiful. I love that she can look so modern and fashionable without showing too much skin. Everything about the wedding was so beautiful!
  • Lastly, this wedding today gives me so much to look forward to one day being in a perfect heaven with perfect music, etc, and being complete in Jesus. Yes, it was a glorious joyful wedding and I am so glad I got to share it with some people I love up here in Kings Mountain.

Easter 2011 Pictures

This Easter was so special with our kids. Sunday morning we woke up and sang "Alive, Alive, Jesus is Alive" and we really celebrated together Jesus being alive and now he is up in the sky watching us, which is what I tell my kids. Easter is easier for us than Christmas, probably because we do not do Easter baskets Sunday morning. I know, gasp . . . .The main reason why we never started doing the "Easter Bunny" is because Jackson does not like candy. Christmas, on the other hand, is a time when Jackson gets very confused about why he gets presents from a guy named Santa Claus and I can see him struggling with what does Santa exactly have to do with Jesus??? Lastly, Easter was so special because David Baptist Church is doing a fantastic job being a church that is all about Jesus and reaching others for Jesus. God gets all the glory!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Movie Monday: DBC Easter Egg Hunt 2011

We were so excited that around 130 people came out for our Easter Egg Hunt. The Preschool Committee did such a great job! God gets all the glory! It was a great outreach event and we are so glad we decided to move it to Sunday when we saw there was going to be 90 percent chance of rain on Saturday. Also, Easter Sunday we had 250 in worship which was a record. It is an excited time at David Baptist Church, and we are so thankful.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tuesday's Tip: Bulletin Monday at Chick Fil A in the Shelby Mall

I saw the last time I was at the Shelby mall, that Monday is bulletin Mondays. If you bring in your bulletin from Sunday you get a free Chick Fil A sandwich or 8 count nugget!

So, last night after tee ball practice we went to the Shelby mall with our bulletin, and saw the Easter Bunny. Abigail is terrified of anything dressed up in a big fluffy costume (Chick Fil A cow, Cocky, etc), so I was SO proud of her for sitting on the ledge with her sweet daddy right behind her. The picture people cropped Charlie out of our printed pictures, and they were so nice and affordable.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Movie Monday: Late Night Talk with Abigail

Movie Monday: First Tee Ball Game of 2011

Our first tee ball game of this year was indoors due to all the rain Saturday. Jackson was the first batter up in the entire game! He did well, and it did take the kids some time to get adjusted to the foam ball. The coach also let him play the pitcher spot for one inning, and he did so well! He was so cute throwing it in, and one time he checked third base and then decided to throw to first.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Update on the WeightWatchers Walk-!T / Run IT Challenge

This last week has been busy! I spent most of my free time planning for our Easter Egg Hunt that was supposed to be Saturday, but is now Sunday at 5 pm. We are excited that it is now Sunday, and pray that it will be a great outreach event!

I also spent the rest of my free time, running / walking. Tuesday, I joined Shapes by Jodi. and ran / walked Monday and Tuesday. I really liked Shapes by Jodi (it is open 24/7 with your card), and it is affordable because they do not have childcare (I can sneak off before dinner and run), and I can cancel membership anytime. Tuesday night, I had to go to a Preschool Committee meeting so I did not have a lot of time and somehow ran seven straight minutes! Wednesday morning, my friend and I ran 2 minutes / walked 3 minutes and it was not too bad. BUT, Friday morning we ran 3 minutes, walked 2 minutes for 3 times, and I thought I was going to die. I could not really breath at all.

The first week of running/walking was really hard on my shins. I have major feet issues. I have very flat feet and when I walk my feet go in (actually had braces on my feet when I was little). So, unfortunately, I have to spend a good bit of money on my tennis shoes and insoles. I love Brooks tennis shoes and got some last summer. But, I have not worked out since last August, so I am not ready to get new shoes just yet, but will probably be ordering some new Superfeet Insoles. They are incredible, and I would highly recommend them if you have feet problems at all. If you find out how I can order them cheaper than retail price (I get the hot pink color), please let me know soon!

Week 2: Running a 5K

Day 1: Run 3 min., Walk 3 min., Repeat 4 times, Total of 34 min.
Day 2: Rest
Day 3: Same as Day 1
Day 4: Rest
Day 5: Run 5 min., Walk 3 min., Repeat 3 times, Total of 34 min.
Day 6: Run 5 min, walk 3 min. Repeat 2 times, Total of 26 min.
Day 7: Rest

Thursday, April 07, 2011

WeightWatchers Walk-!T Challenge: We Signed up for a 5K

Me and my friend went to WeightWatchers on Wednesday, and I was like, "oh great they are talking about a 5k the entire time...I am not doing that..."

Well, my leader Marti, the best leader I have ever had, gave us a pamphlet that has a $5 WeightWatchers PointsPlus Pedometer (so it makes it $18), and a 30% off coupon for a pair of Sketchers shoes. Also, it has step-by-step on how you train in 6 weeks to walk or run a 5K (y'all know I love a plan). She went on to explain that a 5K is only 3.1 miles, and that she was going to work it out so we will meet at a track May 21st Sat night at 6pm to run it, and we do not have to pay anything to run it (we get a 5k charm if we finish it).

Walking Guide Week 1:

Day 1: 10 min
Day 2: 10 min
Day 3: rest
Day 4: 12 min
Day 5: 12 min
Day 6: rest
Day 7: 15 min

Running Guide Week 1:

Day 1: 1 min Run, 1 min Walk, Repeat 10 x for total time of 30 min
Day 2: Rest
Day 3: same as Day 1
Day 4: Rest
Day 5: 2 min Run, 2 min Walk, Repeat 4 x for total time of 30 min
Day 6: 2 min Run, 2 min Walk, Repeat 3 x for total time of 25 min
Day 7: Rest

Me and my friend have now both lost 13 pounds (one week I had lost a total of 14 pounds, but this week I am back up a pound) with Weight Watchers since November of last year. I really think training for these 6 weeks will really help us lose the last 10 pounds we need to lose.

Also, this Saturday will be the last day to join up for Weight Watchers for $19.99 for the first month. When there is not a joining fee, I just pay weekly. But, when there is a joining fee you have to pay $13 a week and have to pay for the week you missed (you get 3 free misses every 6 months I think). Having a friend to go through this with me has made all the difference it the world!

I will hopefully weekly update you on how the training is going. As of now, I think my goal is to run maybe 2 miles of it and walk 1 mile. I will probably train for the running track, so it will be a challenge, but running 3.1 miles when I have not worked out since last summer is probably not a realistic goal. If you have any advice on training, I would love to hear it! Tomorrow we are going to a track with my WeightWatchers Pedometer.

Continue to pray for our house to sell - pretty sure no one ended up coming to the open house. There are around fifty houses in our new neighborhood in Columbia, and only three left for sell (ours being one of them), so we have faith that our house will sell, and He will get all the glory!

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Video of Jackson and KK Playing the Wii

Jackson is crazy good at swords on the Wii (Wii Sport Resort Game). I do not think KK ever beat him. It was so great to have her come up for the day and see our house!

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Pray for our Open House: This Sunday: April 3rd, 2-5 pm

We are having an open house this Sunday, so if you could pray for the perfect buyer to come, throughout the day tomorrow...that would be fantastic! Our Realtor also put an ad in the paper about this open house.

Here is the update on our house:
  • We lowered the price again in the middle of March (basically in the Columbia market you are having to price a house for sale less than you bought it for...sad).
  • I have had lots of friends help me out through facebook, and 20 people like our house through this site:
  • I have had one contact through facebook who might be interested in renting it in October. We will have to rent it out in the Fall if no one buys it (our house will have gone through two Springs, and two Summers without selling). We are having faith that it WILL sell before then!
  • I put our house on craiglists last night with the date of this open house.
Please pray that at least one person will come to this open house. Thank you so much!