Monday, July 29, 2013

Weekend in Pictures :)

I have to say I had one of the best weekends I have had in a long time even though a migraine had me in bed at 7:30 Friday night. 

Friday after work my momma and I went to look at where I was wanting to have a wedding and during the meeting we picked out almost everything.  I told momma I didn't want to look anywhere else.  So Allen and I are getting married on Saturday September 20, 2014 at 5pm.  I didn't take many pictures because I forgot I had my phone with me.  But it is going to be perfect. Right down to the gold leaf wallpaper and purple accented carpet :)

Saturday Allen and I went to go visit my aunt, uncle and cousin in Columbia.  We had a scare 2 weeks ago with my Uncle Greg.  He went in to the hospital for some exploratory surgery to see what was wrong with his heart and we almost lost him.  He has always been my favorite uncle and he is my momma's youngest brother so we were all upset.  But by the grace of God he is doing well and I was so happy to see him looking very good.  He didn't look sick at all. It rained on and off most of the day but we stayed inside and just visited with them.  We didn't even know it was as late as it was until Nicholas started falling asleep.  We left around 9:15 but it was such a fun time. 

This is my sweet cousin Nicholas!  He is so smart. and didn't want us to leave especially Allen.

He even beat Allen at boxing and Golf on the wii.
Sunday was a kinda lazy day.  I got up early and got ready because my brother wanted to go with me to church but of course he slept in.  So I went to the grocery store to get stuff for the week.  Once, I came back I started some chicken, carrots and mushrooms in the crock-pot.  Then I cleaned up a little.  After that, I sat down with a nice glass of wine and watched some CSI:NY (my newest obsession on Netflix)  After a few episodes and a few glasses of wine I started cooking low-fat mac and cheese and it was yummy.  We even had Jackson come over for a "surprise" visit.  (I would not have been drinking if I knew that we were going to have him) But he was so happy to see pepper.  He even got my phone and took a few pictures.  I will let you guess which ones he took. 

Has such a wonderful imagination. 

These two own my heart!

Love this picture except for my red-eye and no make-up but oh well.  I love that he looks so happy.

By Jackson!

Another by Jackson was trying to clean up and he got me!

Another Jackson Picture

This was my brother's photography!  Not any better than a 4 years haha This was right after we picked out what our first song is going to be. 

This morning I woke up when Allen left and I started going through my jewelry.  This job is going to take some time.  But when I was looking I found a little box that had To: MY Angel From: Daddy, when I opened it it was two gold bracelets that he had bought me YEARS ago.  I think one was for my 15th birthday and one for my 16th.  But I just started crying because I remember how I hated them because they were gold and I thought they were so ugly.   How times change because now I love them. I just love that I have a daddy that actually picked out and bought me jewelry. They went straight on my left wrist and will probably never leave again. When I got to work I was talking to him and he noticed them and he said he bought them for me because I was his heart.  I am getting so sentimental especially about my wedding and I started crying again. 

If you look closely one design is a heart and one has heart charms hanging from the chain.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Transformation Thursday!

My name is Jennifer and this week I have been a complete STRUGGLE PUPPY!!!!  I have been working so hard at work and going home just to crash.  This morning alone I forgot to fold clothes and make my bed.  Washed my hair with my conditioner instead of shampoo and had to put my makeup on at work.  Lord help! It has also been the week when your "special gift" comes so I am not feeling too hot.  But nevertheless, I am here to document my weight loss so here we go!

Please ignore my hair, like I said I washed it with conditioner not shampoo.  Struggle Puppy!
Yesterday I wore a pair of pants that I have not been able to fit into for almost a year!!  Woohoo!!!!  Today I am wearing a skirt that was WAY too tight and now I feel comfortable in it.  My weight is at 231.2 which is a little down from the last time I posted but not that great.  I am taking into the fact that I am a little bloated and I have also eaten fries the past two days at lunch and gave in to some sweet tea....with Danielle :)  I normally get un-sweet and put Splenda in my tea.  Definitely not as good as sweet tea but still it works some of the time.  But not this week I needed some fatty foods.   I will say though that it was totally worth it.  I am continuing to drink tons of water.  I think now I am getting use to it.  I love my Diet Coke but I don't crave it like I use to, which is awesome. I am going to do better this weekend and next week though. 

I hope everyone has a great Thursday :)

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Beginning!!!

Allen and I have been engaged since April 28th so I figured it was about time I start planning.  I don't want to do it too far in advance because I would probably second guess myself and spend way way way too much money.  But yesterday,  I contacted the place that I am really wanting to have my wedding and my momma and I are meeting with her FRIDAY!!!!!!  I am starting to get excited :) I know it will be September/October of next year but hopefully by this weekend we will have an official date!!  Yay!

Monday, July 22, 2013

New Music

I listen to the music on my iPhone all day but I am getting tired of what I have!  I need some music suggestions.  I rarely listen to the radio anymore.  I like just about everything, except for Country music.  My favorite type would have to indie rock, classic rock, or rap.  I also really like soundtracks because is a variety of artists.  I just need some help!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Friday Madness

This is my desk today....Holy Hello I will be ending a drink when I get off today!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Transformation Thursday

I have not been doing the best job updating my weekly progress....with my new job I don't have the time like I use to to blog, which I guess is good considering I am always busy.  But I am going to start doing better.  I really think that this journey will be great to look back on for myself and other bloggers.  It has been a bit of a struggle but as of today I am down 20 POUNDS!!!!!  I finally feel like I am starting to see some results.  Although, with the holiday this past week I was worried because I did indulge a little in red wine and I had a steak which I haven't had in almost 2 months.  It was delicious but only in moderation.  

Today I am a little nervous because I am going to my "lady doctor"  I do not like going.  I am sure all women feel this way but I always get nervous when I go to the doctor that something is going to be wrong.  Thankfully, I have already had blood work done by my regular doctor so I know that all that checks out.

Anyway I wanted to tell you about a new obessession Panko Breadcrumbs.  You get the same crunch from fried foods without the grease and fat.  Allen and I stayed at my parent's this past weekend while they were at the beach to have a little vacation ourselves.  My parents have an awesome porch, backyard and pool area that was where we spent a great deal of time.  We actually breaded some catfish, seasoned with salt, pepper and cajun seasoning and grilled it.  It was amazing.  Also another amazing thing to do with the breadcrumbs is combine (in a ziplock bag, I prefer Ikea Bags ) that with low fat or fat free cheese, ranch seasoning, pepper and cajun seasoning.  Throw chicken in the bag and shake until coated.  Bake in the oven on 350 for 25 minutes.  Top with some bacon bits yummo!

Just for fun - Pictures of Pepper at the pool :)

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Best Friends and Wine


Linking up with two fantastic ladies Danielle & Aubrey for my favorite unofficial weekly holiday!

Tonight we are having a girls night again.  I am very excited and I am going to sign the correct receipt this time. 

It is no surprise to anyone that reads this blog that Danielle is my very best friend.  I love her and she is pretty much awesome.  I have talked before about our friendship but I just have to praise her for being such an awesome, loving, caring friend and I couldn't live without.  

This week I was having some personal things going on and she was there to listen and give advice and tell me what I needed to hear not what I wanted to hear.  I am so very lucky and blessed to have her in my life. 

Enough sappy now Funny--

I compare my relationship to Danielle as my relationship with wine. I have found that I am quick to snap judgement on people.  When I first met Danielle she was quiet and a little shy.  I thought she was stuck up...furthest thing from the truth now that I know her so well.  But when I hung out with her again I realized she is a pretty cool girl.  I mean she took me to my first tattoo place to watch her get a tattoo.  That is really cool. When I first tried wine I HATED it.  I gave it another try and now it is a love! (BTW I didn't hate Danielle when I met her)  

A little bit of wine can make anything better.  That is the same with Danielle she can make you feel better.  

Laughs and a good time are always expected with wine and Danielle.  And maybe some dancing...

I thank God everyday that he brought such an amazing friend into my life.  And God made wine...coincidence.  I think not!