Thursday, April 28, 2011

My Honey Bee!

Have y'all heard the song "Honey Bee" by Blake Shelton?? If not - listen to it! It's the perfect summer song, and can turn your frown upside down!

The first time I heard it was on the way to Alpine with my "honey bee"... well we both fell in love with it, okay so maybe I fell in love with it. Anyways, since then, I've been calling D "honey bee" & he's been calling me his "sugar baby." I know - SOOOO cheesy but it's cute. :):):) We don't really have nicknames for each other besides babe, hun, etc so this will do :)



Now don't tell me you won't go home call your other half honey bee or sugar baby! :) It's too fun not to.

Happy Thursday! It's almost the weekend!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

Link up at Jaime's for her oh-so-popular WILW!
FYI - this is very rando, maybe boring :)
I'm LOVING... how happy and joyful I've been feeling lately. Everything seems to be falling into place, and I know that is ALL God's doing. If I could just be patient & have faith God will take care of me - I'd be a lot less stressed out! :) Too Blessed to be Stressed!

I'm LOVING... that our Ellie girl is FINALLY house-trained! She has not had one accident since we've been home. yay! It took me literally a week to train Belle, so it was starting to get frustrating with Ellie, but all dogs are different - AND Belle is the best dog, EVER.

The best pic I could get of her - she's a little firecracker!
Can't forget my sweet Bellie - whose getting groomed on Friday!


I'm LOVING... these pastel colored M&M's! They are so much more fun to eat! :) not sure my hips would say the same. ha!



I'm LOVING... my scentsy light! These little things are AWESOME. And this scent?? Heaven.


I'm LOVING... this picture of a beautiful sunset back home....Sigh.


I'm LOVING... how great I felt after work out this morning. I haven't updated on how many lbs I've lost each week because I haven't been weighing myself, ha! I always forget, and I know I gained some back from this past weekend. Oops. But I will hopefully get a post up soon about how Bikini Boot camp has been going! :)

I'm LOVING... SPRING! Flowers are starting to bloom, the grass is green, and I can smell that sweet smell of a freshly cut-yard almost daily. :-) Happy girl.
I thought this outfit I threw together would be cute for Sunday, or just a fun day of shopping with the girls!


Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Weekend

Let me first start off by saying I'm from Alpine, which is WHY I'm in an "Alpine Coma" since returning back to L. :( BOO.

My lovehead and I went home for Easter weekend, leaving on Thursday around 2ish, & returning this morning at 9. We left at 4am, which is WHY I'm so exhausted. But, was it worth getting to spend all day Sunday with my fam bam?? ABSOLUTELY!

As usual, we had an amazing time - relaxing and eating. Which is WHY I've gained 4 lbs. back. Between the 2 of us - we never get bored in the 'pine. We would go to my grandparents, and then back out to MY parents house, then to his mom's house, and on Saturday he went out to his ranch which is about 2 hours away, that cycle continued throughout the weekend. My favorite part about the trip was on Sunday.

After sunrise service, we ALL (my entire family + some of Don's fam) went out to my parents house in the country and ate a big Sunday feast! We all sat outside on the porch while my grandpa told us stories of his smoke-jumping days. We laughed til we cried, and watched the sunset. Sounds like a scene from a movie, huh? Well, that's what it feels like when we go home. Bliss. I got to rub my sissies tiny little baby bump the entire time, and that made me so giddy & happy. :) I can't say she appreciated it. hehe.
I still can't believe I'm going to be an Aunt to a precious baby girl! :):):) I can't say enough how BLESSED we both are. We have families that love us so much, and that is the greatest feeling in the WORLD!

Anyways, here are some pictures - which are all from my iPhone because I forgot my camera! :( I didn't take too many. Enjoy!

My sweetness & I on the way to my parents! 

Haha...Ellie BEFORE. She had been playing in the water all day!

Ellie AFTER. She looks like a different dog!

Me and my sweet Ellie Girl

My other princess, Belle being spoiled by D's mom - a bath in the sink!

Black for miles and miles. :( You can read about the fire, here

We slept outside under the stars one night, and we were making shadows :)

D & his momma - LOVE HER!

Us with my amazing grandparents <3

 Ellie & Hudson - brother & sister :)

Ryder & his egg

The road to my parents house....OHhhh home sweet home! How I miss you.


How D likes to wake me up in the mornings...ha!
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And a video of Hud & Ellie havin' fun :)
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I'm off to enjoy Chinese food & TV with my babe! Happy Monday!

 

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Praise God!

I am so completely humbled. I feel so blessed to be "home" & with my family this weekend, but I feel even more THANKFUL Jesus died & rose again. I love LOVE LOVE old hymns... and this one sung by Carrie Underwood made me bawl like a baby. Now, watch....and grab a tissue. :)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

It's A GIRL!!!!

Well folks, my sister is having a sweet & precious baby GIRL!!!!!! We found out yesterday & I don't think y'all understand my excitement. I think I texts & called more people than she did! ha! I'm going to have a sweet niece that I can spoil & love to the moon and back! I.am.ecstatic!

If you know me at all - you KNOW what this means................. Bows the size of TEXAS! YES! I finally have a reason to start making & buying them. Happy girl. :):):):):) And the pink & ruffles??? Ohhh ruffled baby booty's are my FAV! hehe



Sweet Maggie...love her outfit. Maybe she'll let my NIECE borrow it?? hehe. *giddy*

I bought this a while back, and now I can finally bring it out without wondering whether or not I spent $12 for nothing :)

Oh! And the tutu's?! Yay....GIRLS. Love 'em! :)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Updates

First of all - thank you for praying for my sweet home town, & also Ft Davis. There is lots loss - but SO many people have GIVEN so much, it's incredible. They've got most of the fires contained, but there are still some burning. My heart is broken for those who lost their homes, I just can't imagine. Please pray the wind doesn't pick up - because that could make for another horrible situation. A lot of the highways are still closed off - I just saw the wind is picking up - fires are spreading. No homes in danger as of right now.

This morning :(


Now some updates on my weight loss! WELL… I survived my first week of Bikini Boot Camp! Praise God! ha! I did cheat over the weekend, but nothing too bad. This morning was rough - getting out of bed, and the work out itself did me in… I believe my bed will be calling me very early tonight! :) After "Bethenny Ever After" acourse. Does anyone else watch that show?? She CRACKS.ME.UP. Seriously, funny. I'm contemplating on purchasing her new book, "A Place of Yes." Anyone else read it? Good?

I weighed myself this morning at the same gym scale my weight was taken at - & so far I've lost 5 lbs. I honestly really can't tell all that much - but I'm hoping after this week I'll definitely be able see my clothes fitting a little looser! Patience, Jennie!

I have a jam packed week, what's new….so I best be on my way! I hope everyone has a great week! :)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Devastation - need prayers!!

OK y'all....I'm asking you all to pray for my hometown in Texas. A smaller town about 20 miles from Alpine; Ft. Davis looks like a war-zone. Its SO SO dry, and the wild fires are out of control. That's where my friend Lauren is from - her house has some smoke damage, and houses are down all around hers. They have no electricity or water.

Lauren & I at church this morning :)


Being almost 5 hours away - we feel so helpless. All we can do is watch for updates, and PRAY. 40-50 families have lost their homes, dozens of horses have been killed, and dead cattle are everywhere. It's just not good. They declared it a "National Priority" and fire ranger services are being called in from North Carolina; hopefully to be arriving soon.

SO please....PRAY for RAIN, pray for all of the firefighters & volunteers who have been working since yesterday (including my family), pray that they can get these fires contained, and pray for everyone who has lost anything or everything.

I'm so proud to be from West Texas - a small knit community who is coming together and doing all they can to help. They have already started collecting items, ladies from our church made over 500 sandwiches last night, etc etc. My mom has been there all day. I'll leave you with some pictures.

Go HERE to read a little bit about it.

Those are some some of the pictures. I'll try and add more later. God hears prayers!!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Finally...a What I'm Loving Wednesday post! :) It's going to be very random...


I'm loving.... My bikini bootcamp! I am SO SORE today...I can barely walk. But so far so good...errrr, kinda. You see, I had to skip this morning because my monthly present arrived (TMI?), and HELLOOOO cramps from you know where! I'm feeling super guilty about it, but tomorrow morning will be here soon enough! :)

I'm loving.... this awesome post-work out drink! Studies show this is great for your muscles!

"Chocolate milk is the ultimate recovery aid for exhausted muscles. It is chalked full of nutrients that help build up the muscles and prevent them from depleting. It also reduces the risk of muscle damage when exercising through the essential amino acids found in the protein. These proteins work in harmony in order to repair and restore muscle composition and allow the body to build leaner muscle in order to become healthier and fit for anyone who participates in exercising."

I'm loving.... that my work out is done & finished by 7am!!

I'm loving... friends, fun drinks, and girl talk!


I'm loving... my sweet puppies! Their sweet tisses and snuggles at night can make any day better! :)


I'm loving... this new app I found on my iphone called 3initials! Here is my monogram :)



I'm loving.... my mani/pedi I got last Saturday, the color fits me perfect. :)


I'm loving.... this candle. If you want your house to smell like you just baked about 2 dozen cookies - burn this baby! Yum!

I'm loving... my super sweet love-head. He suprised me with a gift certificate to get a massage and facial at my favorite spa on Saturday! Thank the LORD...because after having the rug completely ripped out from under me yesterday, falling HARD, and barely being able to pick myself up again....I NEED THIS! Which leads me to.....

I'm LOVING.... my friends! Who pulled me back up :) I don't know what I would do without them! I am superrrrrrr excited for our girls lunch on Friday! Yippeeee! Oh- and acourse my lunch date with Candice today....love that girl!

I'm loving...and super thankful that God never gives us anything we can't handle.

I'm loving... this bible verse I "stumbled" upon this morning. God really does work in mysterious ways because this is EXACTLY what I needed to hear; or see. :) Although I don't always understand why God throws things my way, I have to remember that it's ALL for a reason - He is keeping me safe, and HE knows what's best for me. It's called, faith. :)

Let not your heart be troubled. You are entrusting God, now trust in Me. John 14: 1




Happy Wednesday, Friends! :)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Happy Sunday!

Happy Sunday, y'all!!! It's a gorgeous day here in Texas, so to the park we go with our sweet puppies!!!!! I love this life :)


Psalm 68:3

But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful.

OH! And, did you know that today is the 119th Anniversary of the First Documented ice-cream Sunday?! Love! So eat an ice-cream Sunday, and don't you dare feel guilty about it! :)

Oh...and new post below as well. :) UPDATE: I had a Sunday with one of my besties this afternoon and it was worth EVERY bite! :) Last sweet before I start my Bikini Bootcamp! :)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Bikini Boot-Camp

So, I'm always reading blog post about girls wanting to lose weight... I've just never done one myself probably because I don't want to end up disappointing myself in the end. Let me just say- I can TOTALLY relate. I'm definitely not one of "those girls" who can eat ANYTHING, & never gain one pound - although I WISH I was. Ha! I"m also not one that can only eat a meal a-day.....uhhhh no thanks! I guess I'll give you a little background on myself. :)
Growing up I was always the skinny, bony little kid. High school rolled around & I stayed pretty fit ONLY because of sports; volleyball, track, tennis, & of course the dreaded off-season kept me in tip top shape. My senior year I actually lost quite a bit of weight & hit my lowest weight, which for me was unhealthy. I weighed 115- which is pretty skinny for my build & height. I eventually gained what I needed to back.

So then......... College rolled around. Dun dun DUN. It started off great & I actually LOST weight. I was terrified of gaining that "freshman15." Little did I know - I would gain the sophomore 20 +! I worked out regularly & was actually in awesome shape.

THEN... I moved to Lu*****. It's been 4 years & I've GAINED close to 20 pounds. That may be shocking to people I know... Let me just say I hide it well. ;) ha. And I gradually gained it, not all at once which is probably why I don't look like I've gained that much... But I FEEL IT. And that my friends is almost worse. People tell me all the time that it's crazy I want to lose 20 lbs. But it's not to me. And really? It's more about FEELING good again, & being healthy.

So acourse I've tried loosing it. I've lost some, the gained it back, etc. It's a vicious cycle that drives me INSANE! WHY IS THIS SOOOOOOO HARD?! I'll tell you why - and it's actually pretty simple.

I.love.food. I love it. I'm from Texas so BBQ, steak, potatoes, & all that good stuff comes pretty natural to these taste buds ;) Also - MEXICAN FOOD IS MY FAV! I could LIVE off chips & salsa! I'm sure y'all have heard me talk about Abuelos on here a time or two ;) ha. Also - sweets. I'm a sucker for sweets. I love going "out" to eat...love restaurants, etc. And cheese? Yummm cheese. OK - enough about food, it's making me hungry. haha! I'll get to the point before I bore y'all to death.

Starting on Monday morning at 5:45 am I will be starting my first ever BIKINI BOOTCAMP! And boy am I excited!!! I had my consultation with the fitness studio yesterday where they weighed me, and took all my measurements. Ah, painful. I'm going to "change" my diet...not necessarily GO on a diet, because let's face it - those DO NOT work for me. I'm just going to decrease my calorie intake, and eat HEALTHY. On the right hand side of my blog, I will be keeping track of how much weight I've lost each week. I will tell you though that I build muscle rather QUICKLY - so don't be surprised if I end up not losing 20 lbs. They measured everything on me as well, so I'll be posting how many inches I'll be takin' away. Like I said before - its more about how I FEEL in my clothes; not really about how much WEIGHT I'm loosing. :) It is nice to see you're making a little progress though. :)



We will start every morning with a mile run., and then each day will be something different. It's Monday-Friday, 6-7am for 6 weeks. I hope I can make it! Hopefully I'll earn myself one of these T-shirts.

I'm going to be updating my progress on the handy dandy blog, so keep me accountable peeps! Hmmm Easter Peeps. I'm ridiculous.

So on this lovely of a Saturday, I will be getting a mani/pedi, watching my love play in a softball tourney, lunch somewhere, and then the rodeo is tonight! I see a little 2-steppin' in my near future! :)