Monday, December 31, 2012

Fishing Tournament

Last year we found out about a fishing tournament that goes on in The Woodlands for kids up to 13, I believe.  They stock up the pond with tons of catfish and then the kids have a certain amount of time to catch as many fish as possible.  They provide the bait, but you can bring more because they usually run out.  They also give the kids a free tshirt, hotdogs and drinks and a trophy at the end.  There are prizes for the kids who catch the most fish, or the biggest fish, etc.  It is a blast, but makes for a hot day too.  This year was our second time to do this and we learned quickly that Connor loves to fish, but Caden is too young to fish for all he wanted to do was throw everything into the pond and watch it splash.  So not sure if we will be attending next year with Connor and Daddy.  Uncle John and Stephanie came towards the end to watch the fun and excitement.  Here our some fun pictures!

7 months

Codi is 7 months old!  We are finally sitting up and very much into playing toys and snuggling with mommy.  She is such a lover and had a blast for her first Christmas.  She enjoyed lights, fireworks, a bonfire, playing with wrapping paper and enjoying family time.  Codi finally got her first tooth in as well!!!

Weight: 15 pounds 7 ounce

Height: not sure!

Eating: drinking four 8oz bottles a day, with cereal in the morning and exploring fruits and veggies in the evening

Sleeping: cat naps during the day and all night!

Hair color: Brown

Eye color: Blue

Clothes size: 9 months

Diapers: cloth diapers

My babies at 7 months old

Sunday, December 30, 2012

6 months

Codi is 6 months old!  She is a complete doll and such a sweetie.  She is rolling all over the place now and loves to giggle and a definite people watcher.  She got a case of RSV this month which scared me but she is doing better!  She wants to know what is going on and might appear very serious, but once she has your gaze she loves to smile and giggle at you.  Everyone thinks she is the sweetest and most quiet baby ever.  And that she is!!!

Weight: 16 pounds 2 ounce

Height: 24 -1/2 inches

Eating: drinking four 8oz bottles a day, with cereal in the morning

Sleeping: cat naps during the day and all night!

Hair color: Brown

Eye color: Blue

Clothes size: 9 months

Diapers: cloth diapers

And here is all my babies at 6 months old!!!

Codi's Dedication

Tonight was a special night for our family.  We joined in our church's baby dedication service for Codi to raise her in the Lord and through biblical teachings.  She was dressed in a dress that my mom used for my sister and I when we were little - I'm assuming for our dedication too.  Surprisingly all three kids were in great spirits which made for a nice evening.  We had friends and family come and many of our friends from life group had their kids in the ceremony as well.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Busy little bees

I will be back with a bunch of post soon!  November and December are such busy months and I have a ton to share and pictures to go with!!!  Oh and if I can get the computer to work at home that might help too.  Hope you are enjoying your holiday fun

Friday, October 26, 2012

5 Months Old

My youngest baby turned 5 months last week.  She is growing up so fast and eager to please everyone.  She is definitely one big smiley baby and loves to laugh and giggle.  Codi will be starting rice cereal this month and then headed into eating her veggies.  She is also starting to roll from front to back and back to side.  She loves sitting in her bumbo chair to watch her brothers play or if the television is on.  She also loves to stick her hands and toes in her mouth - wondering if she is teething!

Weight: 16 pounds 1 ounce

Height: 24 -1/2 inches

Eating: 8 ounces every 5 hours and about to start rice cereal

Sleeping: cat naps during the day and all night!

Hair color: Brown

Eye color: Blue

Clothes size: 6 months

Diapers: cloth diapers

Codi - 5 months
All my babies at 5 months - Codi (top), Connor (bottom lft), Caden (bottom right)


Monday, October 8, 2012

4 months old!

Codi is already 4 months old and showing more and more smiles and laughter daily.  We love her to pieces.

Four months:

Weight: 14 pounds 2 ounces

Height:  24 inches

Eating: 8 ounces every 4-5 hours

Sleeping:  cat naps during the day and all night!

Hair color: Brown

Eye color: Blue

Clothes size: 6 months

Diapers: cloth diapers

She is laughing and smiling all the time.  She coos and loves to make sounds.  She loves her feet and is almost rolling over. She can definitely roll to her side.  She loves when her brothers talk to her and play with her on the floor.  She loves looking at the t.v. and sitting in her bumbo chair.  When she cries she has that girly high pitch cry/scream.  She loves her bunny and sucking on her hands.  She loves cuddling with blankets near her face. She loves going for walks.

Here is a picture of Connor, Caden and Codi all at 4 months.  Caden has the #4 on him in orange, Connor is in the Astros outfit, and Codi in the red!

They are starting to look more and more like each other

Connor, Caden and Codi Bryan at 4mths

Friday, September 28, 2012

Weight Loss Photo Journey

October 2006 - 145lbs (getting married)
October 2008 - 190lbs (preggers with my first)
December 2008 - 170lbs (just had baby)
December 2008 - 170lbs (just had baby)

February 2009 - 170lbs (baby is 2mths old)

April 2009 - 165lbs

June 2009 - 165 lbs

June 2009 - 165 lbs 

December 2009 - 160lbs (baby turned 1yr)

May 2010 - 155lbs (17mths after I had baby)
July 2010 - 150lbs (19mths after I had baby)

November 2010 - 160lbs (4mths pregnant with my 2nd baby)
March 2011 - 195lbs (8mths pregnant with my 2nd baby)

April 2011 - 200lbs (baby is ready anyday)
April 2011 - 170lbs (2nd baby is 7 days old)
May 2011 - 170lbs (2nd baby is 1mth old)
August 2011 - 170lbs (pregnant with baby #3 and had no idea)

December 2011 - 170lbs (4mths pregnant with baby #3)
April 2012 - 185lbs (8mths pregnant with baby #3)

May 2012 - 190lbs (9mths pregnant with baby #3)
May 2012 - 170lbs (baby #3 is 1 day old)

August 2012 - 163lbs

PRESENTLY I'M 150LBS - 15 more to go!!!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Photo and Measurement Updates!

I promised everyone an update on my weight loss.  I think there is definitely a change and I'm going in the right direction.  I haven't really exercised much, so most of this is just eating healthy, which I believe is a major component of losing weight.  I have 15 more pounds I want to loose and then I will start focusing on toning those much needed areas.  Such as my middle and arms!


Previous Measurements: (July 2012)

Weight: 170
Waist: 38
Hips: 39
Chest: 41.2
Right Arm: 12.8
Left Arm: 12.2
Right Thigh: 23
Left Thigh: 22.9
Body Fat: 29+%
New Measurements: (September 2012)

Weight: 150 (lost 20 pounds)
Waist: 36.25 (lost 1.75")
Hips: 38-3/4 (lost 1/4")
Chest: 41 (lost .2")
Right Arm: 12.5 (lost .2")
Left Arm: 12.5 (gained .3")
Right Thigh: 21.5 (lost 1.5")
Left Thigh: 21.5 (lost 1.4")

Before and After Pictures from July to September 2012






Saturday, September 22, 2012

Pinterest Love

Tonight my church group is having a pinterest party, which by the way I'm so excited about. A Pinterest party by the way is when someone makes something from their Pinterest boards and brings to share with everyone. I wanted to share with you what I completed for the party.  You can look at this post of mine to see the images I copied from.

1. Verse of the Week hanging plaque

I bought a vintage cheese plate and sprayed it with Heirloom White.

Then I sanded the edges and stained them.

I bought chalk board paint and painted the areas I wanted to write on with the black paint. Then at the top visually copied the lettering from my inspiration photo and painted it.

2. I made ornaments for my babies that included their picture and birth stats. They are not complete yet. I bought 2" cubes and typed and printed their info on stationary paper. Then I cut each square out and modge podged it to the cube. I still need to buy some hoop hooks and ribbon so they can hang on the tree