Sunday, August 26, 2012


its been a long time. mainly been posting in xanga b/c i forget about being here. anyways i will include my xanga entries here. here is the lastest one about my breast reduction surgery :)

Didnt really want to write Boob update in the title hehe but this will be all about the boobs. i went to the dr on Monday and guess what!!! i should be having my reduction surgery the first part of Nov. i really do not have to lose any weight b/c they are so big but the dr would like me to see me lose 10-20lbs. he said to say goodbye to most carbs and refined sugars :( i am very very day but know it will be for the best.
the dr came in and looked and said he would be taking about 5lbs of boobs away. i will go to a big C small D. i asked for a big B small C but he said based on how big they are he doesnt think that is wise. he said the more i lose the closer to just a C i will get. (depending how much i lose in the boob area) the surgery will also be a lift :) woohoo to not having to wear a bra 100% of the time now he said that they will still fall due to age, weight and gravity but for the first few years... not bra. i am so excited i can wear something like this
Beige V Neck Ruffles Party Dress
well ok i need the body and its a little to short for me but i could wear it if i wanted to.
i will also be able to shop at victoria secret if i want to. i have never in my life been able to shop there and yes i will probably go and buy one outragously expensive bra and panty set b/c i can hehe. i know i am a dork but it makes me so excited.
the dr said there shouldnt be much pain (eventho they will have to competly take off and put back on my nipple) and i am also not under restriction at all for work. i can go back the next day if i want! i plan on doing it and taking a thur, fri mon off and going back on tues. i am just beyond excited.
now my diet hasnt been going along to great right now. next week we will not be at the house at all due to the floors fianlly being done YAY!!! but i have been trying to eat better and better. i am a horrible eater and crave whats not good for me.. like cokes and fies... oh fries how i will hate to give you up. but i know by cutting a lot of carbs it will help me in the long run and it will also help me to look better for the cruise as well.
i can not wait to but a whole new wardrobe.

Monday, February 20, 2012

B's 2 Year Check up

Today was B's 2 year check up and since he had to have shots i dreded taking him. he knows what shots are now so i was nervous. the nurse asked all the basic questions and took his height and weight. the dr came in shortly after and asked all sorts of developmental questions. the dr was very please with words he was using. i even taught him to say dr mansen before we got there and was excited when he said it to the dr. YAY for him actually doing something instead of making a liar out of me haha. he jumped a lot which i told the dr he does all the time. apparenly some kids jump bc their legs are tight from walking on their toes... B's are not like that. the dr said "i guess he just likes to jump" also the dr suggested we transition him to his big bed this year and also take him off his paci this year. he said do quit cold turkey just do it gradually as its just a comfort thing. he also need to see the dentist this year (ugh i HATE the dentist) and start introducing him to the potty when he is ready which the dr said should be sometime this year. B also needed a flu shot. since he isnt in a registered daycare he doesnt need a hep A shot which i was very thankful for. we held down his legs and gave him his tass (what he calls his paci) and the nurse did it. he started to cry and i said do you want a sucker (which i had for just in case) and b said "oh sucker yeah" he took it and no more crying. i was so happy not even any tears YAY!. ok now for height and weight... we have struggled since birth to keep B at at of above the 3% in weight. height has been fairly normal ranging from 60 - 75% every time. ok drumroll please... weight was 25.4lbs 18% YAY!!! and height was 35inchs 69% here are his growth charts below. as well as some more pics of my adorable 2 year old.
Weight Chart
Weight Chart
height Chart
height chart

Friday, February 17, 2012

A Song of Fire and Ice

well i dont have to much to say lately b/c well we are boring people. haha i would love to say we were exciting people but we are just plan boring. something i LOVE to do is read. i am currently reading the series A Song of Fire and Ice (game of thrones for those folks who watch HBO) i just finished reading book 3 A Storm of Swords... the whole 1200 pages of it. (dont worry the next book is only 1700 pages so i will finish is real quickly, insert sarcastic eye roll here). i actually LOVE this series. and this book is so far my favorite. in all of his books every chapter is written by is different characters point of view which i absolutely love. its makes the books flow and makes you wanting more. i refuse to spoil anything for those who are reading so i wont say much about it however if you are reading or have already read this book please let me know. at one point i was so mad at what happened that i didnt read it for a week. here is/are a list of what i think about people in this book, however i will not spoil and let anyone know who gets killed b/c Martin is notorious for killing main characters. the killers i say die, die in the first book or first season of the show:
the Starks-
Eddard- you have to much honestly. i really wish 1. he would have told the king the truth, 2. not have crossed the lannisers and 3. would have stayed alive. really like sean beans characters but why do they always have to die?
Catelyn- not much to say about you. dont like you dont hate you. you are just sort of there but you do have bad judgement
Robb- you are just a boy winning a war and i really like this charater. i feel he will be a great man one day
Sansa- you are a stupid girl. dont really like this character but she explains a lot. half the time i just want to knock some sense into her b/c she is so stupid.
Arya- Love her! she is wonderful and i cant wait to see how she grows up to be. she is spunky and fun and wity however she is young. in the books she is about 8. she grows up really fast and i really like her a lot. she is a tom boy thru and thru which makes me like her even more
Bran/Ricken- lumping together b/c i dont really care much about them

John Snow- yes listing him as a stark. oh jon snow how sexy i think you are. called a snow b/c he is a bastard of Eddard stark however i am not sure about this. i have a theory about jon snow however i can neither confrim or deny so i wont say anything. love this character tho. cant wait to see how he turns out.
the Lannisters
Cersi- oh how i hate you b/c you are a bitch. you are why men hate women... enough said. oh wait i cant wait till you die a slow and painful death.
Joffrey- oh how i hate you as well... to me you remind me of the mad king probably b/c you are inbreed.
Jamee- dont know if i should love you or hate you... i will just hate you.

Tyrion- the imp. one of my favorite charatcer eventhough he is a lannister. i love him b/c he is so straight forward when no one else will be.
Misc Characters:
The Hound- i love to hate the hound. i want to believe that the hound overall is a good person and will overcome all the bad things that have happened to him. i really like this character and want them to keep him around.
the mountain-(the hounds brother) i hope you die a slow and painful death as well

Dany- cant wait till you come over. love this character as well. if you watch HBO she is like 18 in the book she is only 13 or 14 so i really love her characters as she is all about coming of age while trying to build an army to take her rightful place on the throne.
Jorah Marmont- can take him or leave him. dont really think he does much for the story line
Little finger- Ugh please die a slow and painful death as well. i really dont like this character however he plays the game of thrones and he plays it well.
the Eunuch- undecided i like him now however i know the way he is and i dont trust him one bit

Khal Drogo- why are you so stupid and why did you have to die? i could really have used a lot more shritlessness from you in the upcoming seasons. great character tho. really liked him. and i really liked him shirtless as well ;)
Gentry- great guy i would want him to marry arya someday
the Frey- all weasels in looks and the way they act

ok that is all i can think of right now. i hope you enjoyed that. i read a ton and if you want more info about books i have read let me know and i will post everytime i read a book. (which is a lot)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Weight Watchers Weigh In

another great week eventho i went out twice YAY! so excited. hoping to get to 15lbs by March 31st.

Starting: -0.4lbs Jan 1, 2012
2.1.2012: -4.2lbs for a total of 4.6lbs lost
2.8.2012: -1.2lbs for a total of 5.8lbs lost
2.15.2012: -1.0lbs for a total of 6.8lbs lost

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Savings Saturday

well we had a great week but i next week wont be so great due to me already having spent all the grocery $$ since i got gorceries today instead of tomorrow.

todays Deposit:
$50 check from christmas- Oops we forgot to deposit it earlier
$5.50 rolled pennies
$11 from returned shower gift i decided not to use
$2.75 loose change
Total deposited: $69.25
New Savings Total: 184.11

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Weight Watcher Wednesday

Had a GREAT week this week! did great tracking and lost over a lbs. i am so excited. only 94.2lbs to go haha! my first goal is 5% and i have less than 5lbs to that and after that is a 10%. just doing a little at a time to eventually hit the 100lb+ mark.

Starting: -0.4 lbs AS OF Jan 1, 2012
2.1.2012: -4.2lbs for a total of 4.6lbs lost 2.8.2012: -1.2lbs for a total of 5.8lbs lost 

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Deposit Friday- Early

Today i deposited $8.45 into our cruise fund making our total $100.36. this is actually just money i found laying around the house. i actually have more to deposit but i need to role the coins. we have a whole bowl full of spare change Dustin has brought home over the past year or so and the bank wont take it loose.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Where have I been?

well in bed. i have been sick for the last 2 weeks or at least thats what it feels like. massive headache still since friday. guess something is in the air but its also been sinuses. sorry no wordless wednesdays or cooking stuff as i have been sick and the DH doesnt cook much besides hamburger helper, hot dogs and corny dogs.
well we have some exciting news to share... no i am NOT pregnant (not even trying). we are planning a cruise next year after B's birthday. YAY!!! it sales out of Galveston which is awesome b/c its only a 6 hr drive from Ft Worth (it takes forever to get anywhere in Texas). its Feb 24th - March 3rd
i am really excited about this b/c we have been wanting to go on a cruise again since we walked off of our last one. this isnt a for sure trip as we are starting to budget right now for it. all we are doing is taking out the money we have left over from our grocery and gas budget every 2 weeks. we have $91 right now so we are far from the goal however the cruise isnt that much b/c we get a discount since we live in Texas and since it will be our 3rd cruise we get onboard credit and coupons and lots of goodies. B will stay in our room and is only $300 since he is only 3. the cruise for all 3 of us is $2053. yeah that is an awesome price for a 7 day cruise for 3 people. plus we dont have to buy plane tickets since we will drive. we will drive down the day before and stay at a hotel that will give us free parking while we are on the cruise. we are so excited but we are budgeting severly so that we can take this trip. we will also have to get B his passport which will be $100 or so (i think). we also need $250 per person to reserve. we are hoping by april we will have that much or more saved so we can do it. i am just so excited thinking about it. after this trip we will be saving for disney which was way expensive ($5000 for where i wanted to stay for 11 days- YIKES). so we will also need extra for excursions and also kid programs and stuff on board. hoping i can get B potty trained by then and my goal is to loose 100lbs by then... i LOVE the ww program which i havent been in 2 weeks :( and havent been really following but know i have to get into a swim suit by then i will be. anyways just thought i would do a quick update and share our great news! hopefully!

Sailing Itinerary
DayPort  *** ArriveDepartActivity
Day 1 Galveston, Texas   4:30 PM
Day 2 Cruising    
Day 3 Cruising    
Day 4 Roatan, Honduras  8:00 AM 5:00 PMDocked
Day 5 Belize City, Belize  8:00 AM 5:00 PMTendered
Day 6 Cozumel, Mexico  7:00 AM 4:00 PMDocked
Day 7 Cruising    
Day 8 Galveston, Texas  7:00 AM

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Crock Pot Chicken Broth

I made chicken broth in my crock pot last night and let me tell you it smells delicious. i have read and read recipes on line about how much better your foods will taste if you make your own so i decided to give it a try. here is the recipe i used as i took about 4 different peoples and made my own
Crock pot chicken broth
3 Bonless skinless chicken breast
2 stalks Celery
1/2 bag 16oz Carrots
3 Cloves Garlic
1 Onion- cut in half
1/3 Container Cherry Tomatoes- Halved
I coverd everything with water and cooked on high for 4 hours. I strained the liquid out and froze the liquid. i decided to freeze in ice cup trays for easy access to to the broth and for easy measuring. 2 cups is approx 1/4 cup.
i threw out everything but the chicken but i am sure you could eat the carrots. i did taste it and i think i may cook it on low for 10hrs next time. i think it taste a little to watery but oh well its better for you than the stuff in the cans. i am using the chicken this week as i am making crock pot chicken and dumplings on friday (recipe my mom gave me) and Chicken Encilada Soup on Wednesday ( i will post on how they turn out as well. they both require chicken broth so i thought it would great to try it this way.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

new resolutions

ok i am going to list all the resolutions that i am going to make here and i will review them next year
1. Lose weight- well duh! its a big one. i would like to lose it all this year however i know thats not possible since i want to lose over 100lbs but hey as far as i can get would be great. i weigh in on wed. and i will try to post ever weds that i go here. i didnt go this week b/c the DH worked really late but i am weighed and it said i lost about 1lbs so yay!
2. Cook more- this goes with #1. i cook a lot but i plan to cook way more than i do now. i am aiming for every day of the week. if DH and i want to go see a movie i plan to eat before we go instead of eating out which we both love to do (why #1 is #1)
3. Use my Crockpot more- my goal is to cook 2-3 days a week in the crock pot and i will try to post what i cook here as well to give everyone recipe ideas (if anyone wants them).
4. Workout- no not work out more just workout. i have not regularly worked out since... and i hate to admit this but high school. so yay like 11 years hehe. DH and i got p90x and are going to do that. we are going to start out 3 days a week. upper body, lower body and cardio.
5. Drink more water- anything is more than what i drink now so it will help with #1 and make me feel better
6. Pay off Debt- yeah this one is hard but we are getting so close to paying off all credit cards and then we will start back on the student loans. we stopped paying then when got a little out of control with our budget but we are back in control and doing what needs to be done. i am using and i love it (they are NOT paying me to endorse) i have set up a budget and we are sticking with it. we are doing amazing but hey it is only the first month
7. Get more into savings- nuff said. just want to have more a nest egg (like $20K or so) incase something happens to DH or me or we want to buy another house. we are looking to get a bigger house if we decide to have another baby
8. Clean out garage- this is such a huge project it gets its own task. we have boxes we have not unpacked since we moved in almost 4 years ago. we basically are just going thru then to take what is in them to be donated or be thrown away.
9. Orgnize house- want to slowly orginize house basically room by room and get rid of the stupid junk we do not need.
10. Decide if we want to have another baby or not- i have baby fever some days and other days i just want my 1. dont know what to do but if we dont get pregnant this year than there will be no babies.

ok i think that is all. i plan to cross them off and let you know what is going on thru out the year. i plan on trying to blog a lot more as well.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2011 Books

2 nights in a row. i know right. i am an avid reader so i thought i would post the list of books i read last year. a total of 53. my goal was 50 so i beat it yay!!! this year of 2012 is 100... i dont know if i will make it and if i dont no biggie.
every year i take the top 100 fiction books from last the previous year and i try to read the books on said list. now i dont get to many of them b/c they are like #10 in a series and i have to start at book 1 so some dont get read and others dont get read for the fact that they are for teenagers. anyways here is my list from last year.

Smash Cut- Sandra Brown
Blood Games- Iris Johansen
Chasing the Night- Iris Johansen
Cross Fire- James Patterson
The Fury- LJ Smith
Dark Reunion- LJ Smith
Nightfall- LJ Smith
Shadow Souls- LJ Smith
Eight days to Live- Iris Johansen
Don’t Blink- James Patterson
Angel- James Patterson
The Search- Nora Roberts
Secret Vampire- LJ Smith
Daughters of Darkness- LJ Smith
Spellbinder- LJ Smith
Dark Summer- Iris Johansen
Marked- Kristen Cast
Betrayed- Kristen Cast
Chosen- Kristen Cast
Untamed- Kristen Cast
Hunted- Kristen Cast
Tempted- Kristen Cast
The Post Card Killers- James Patterson
Burned- Kristen Cast
Awakened- Kristen Cast
Naked In Death- JD Robb
Dead Reckoning- Charlaine Harris
Dark Angel- LJ Smith
The Chosen- LJ Smith
Soulamte- LJ Smith
Wiched Appetite- Janet Evanovich
Metro Girl- Janet Evanovich
Motor Mouth- Janet Evanovich
A Game of Thrones- George Martin
What Crazy Looks Like- Charlotte Hughes
Heart of the Sea- Nora Roberts
A Clash of Kings- George Martin
Irresistible Forces- Brenda Jackson
The Bride's Baby- Liz Felding
Slow Hands- Leslie Kelly
Hide in Plain Sight- Marta Perry
All I Want for Christmas is you- Lisa Mondello
Pleasure with Purpose- Lisa Renee Jones
Kiss Me Deadly- Michele Hauf
Once a Cowboy- Linda Warren
Homepun Bride- Jillian Hart
A Very Special Delivery- Linda Goodnight
Destined- Kristen Cast
Just a Hint Clint- Lori Foster
Christmas in Time- Peggy Webb
Christmas Redemption- Patricia Jager
Angel Be Good- Kathy Carmichael

anything in Green is a book that was on last year or the year befores top 100 list. just thought i would shares

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year...

New Lauren???

ok well i am hoping to get on the blogging bandwagon again. i am just so bad at writting anything. i am going to try to do wordless wednesdays and post more often.

i am also going to try to lose weight which i have been saying for years but this year is my year!!! i did accomplish last years resolution which was to not gain any weight/lose some if i could. i lost 5lbs so yay for no gain and a little loss. i want to lose a total of about 110 to 125lbs. i know i wont loose it all in 1 year but i can start.

i also need to decide if i am going to get preganat again. i have decided that if i dont get pregnant this year i probably never will. i dont want B and his sibling to be to far apart in age. if i get pregnant by June then they would be right at 3 years apart. i want to lose 50lbs before i even want to try so i have a while to think about it. i really want B to have a sibling however i feel i can give him more if he is a lonely only. i wan an only and i feel that i got to do a lot more b/c my parents didnt have any other children. they tried but none ever came. DH has 2 siblings and he isnt close to either one. he also doesnt want to play favorites (in his family they do) or baby the baby. i had a horrible pregnancy so i dont know. i guess being on the fence probably means not right now. we will see :) any suggestions or ideas will be helpful.
i will leave you will a pic of my DH and B from yesterday!!!