Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Weekly Update... #6

I've lost 11.2 pounds with Weight Watchers! I was so super excited about that, especially since J just got home on Tuesday. We were very diligent in our "healthy eating" plan... except on Friday night when we totally splurged on filet, twice baked potatoes, veggies and homemade rosemary bread! (a valentine's day present from mom and dad) It was VERY yummy and worth every point!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Rockin' Neighbors:)

Our neighbors are incredible--- I've never doubted that! But, upon our arrival home from base on Tuesday, we pulled up to a great surprise... Okay, I know, he wasn't even gone that long! But, we thought this was just great! Thanks, Lisa and Marian!

I guess the snow can't be too bad!

Guest Room Makeover

AFTER: This was the desk in my grandmother's room--- it was actually my mom's desk when she was a little girl. We distressed it and changed the knobs.

AFTER: Switched the mirror and picture--- so all the colors are somewhat blended. Ironically, the mirror is a bit distressed and the color matches perfectly!

AFTER: It was a challenge, and with the help of an awesome neighbor (since J was gone) and an hour long Skype video call with dad, it's finally up!

BEFORE: the mirror sitting on the plain brown desk.

BEFORE: White. So white.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Best Day!

Yesterday was incredible... Monday ended late because I was up late doing random things around the house to prepare for Jason coming home. I vacuumed and piddled and cleaned and piddled some more. Nothing really exciting, but I was just excited for him to be home.

I went to bed at 2am and then woke up at 6 because there were things I wanted to get done before Jason got back and I had totally procrastinated! I went to the grocery store (Wal-Mart) and it was so nice because it was SO empty! I usually hate Wal-Mart and avoid it at all costs, but I needed things besides groceries so I thought it would just be easier to knock it all out at once. BUT, it was actually a pleasant trip--- and there were no lines at the check out!

I ran a few more errands and then my sweet AP Casey called... Casey was a bridesmaid in our wedding and is such a dear friend to me! We met in college and just clicked. I absolutely adore her! Anyway, Casey lives in Atlanta and we've been trying to work out a weekend for her to come visit... well, that hasn't happened yet. Casey earned a trip to JAMAICA in March and she asked ME to be her guest!!!???!!! WHAT? When did I become this lucky? I actually was in the car when we were chatting and I started crying! Literally, when she asked, there was snow blowing sideways across the road because it's so cold and windy! Excited is a total understatement as to how PUMPED I am to go with Casey to Jamaica!!!

AND, the best part of the day... Jason came home!!! It was fun to meet him at the squadron when he arrived. It was so cute to watch the little kids run to their daddy's as well--- adorable! We had a totally lazy afternoon, cooked dinner together and then both crashed before 8pm.

And, even better... he made me breakfast in bed this morning! (A low point breakfast, too.)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

two more random bits of excitement...

1-As of Monday, 2/1, I had lost 9.2 pounds on Weight Watchers. However, we totally indulged for the Super Bowl tonight... pizza, bud light, oreos, milk and a yummy cheese ball. It was so delicious... but the scales will NOT be pretty tomorrow!

2-Jason and I are THINKING about signing up for the San Diego Marathon in June... it would be a mini-vaca/anniversary trip and probably one of our only vacations of the summer. I'll be in class all summer and Jason will be working. But, I've started the training... and was very excited to finish 8 miles yesterday! Running in the snow... tough, but well worth it!

A few thoughts

I cannot even believe how fast the past few weeks have gone by---- Jason will be home soon and I am so excited for his arrival! :) I am so very thankful for Kim and Ginny who have been the best friends while all of the guys are gone! We've been like a unit, and it has really made this trip just fly by!

We've cooked together, laughed together, had Bible study together, shoveled snow together, etc... we've even had slumber parties when it was too cold and yucky outside to go home! It's like we've been in college all over again, without class! Well, class for me... and work for them, but it's been so much fun!

I am blessed to be in Omaha with friends who are like family--- all of the girls here are a true blessing and I am so grateful to be surrounded by such wonderful women.

We were challenged in our Bible study last week to spend an hour in prayer for five of the seven days this past week. Not an easy challenge. I can't do anything for an hour, definitely not spend an hour being quiet and talking with God. It's definitely been hard, but I've completed three of the five, and will hopefully do four before Bible study tomorrow night. I do feel like I've learned a lot about just being quiet before God and listening. Trusting. Learning. Growing.

And, on a totally random note, the Saints won the Super Bowl!!! SO exciting:)

MLK Weekend

When the guys are away, the girls will play! Ginny, Kim and I went to Chicago over the long weekend and had the best time! It was a perfect trip! Chicago was a blast- and who knew there were TWO outlet malls between Omaha and Chicago??? Just a few pics on here, more on facebook...