i needed that.
Monday, December 03, 2012
so i had an amazing weekend... possibly the best so far this year. (it's been a bit of a rollercoaster year.)
friday night... as i documented on here already.. i overate.. and it was a bit hairy as far as the kids went. they were ready to go home by the time we got our food. but it was still fun. saturday i had a pretty productive day as far as exercise and cleaning, and saturday night hubs and i went on a dinner-movie style date... and it wasn't planned which made it even better! hubby gets very irritable when things don't go as planned so it worked out well! it was great food.. and i stayed pretty well within my comfort zone as far as caloric intake. although i did splurge a bit on the cookie dough bites at the movies... but i split them half and half with the hubs. that cut from 400 to 200 calories... and of course we walked there and back.. which is about 2 blocks (not city blocks. lol) there and back.. so maybe a mile worth of walking... so after dinner and a movie, we took or tired kids back home and watched hubby's favorite movie of all time Pulp Fiction.. if you haven't guessed, my husband is a huge movie buff. and i'm not always this accepting.. haha. i'm much more of a good tv type.. or reading (which i need to get back into!)
and my favorite day... Sunday! i got to wake up and clean while hubby went to our new church.. and then we watched football (go colts) and later attended the church's christmas dinner. best. time. ever. good food, good people, a good time overrall. i think i like the church and i haven't even been to a church service yet! i've been searching for a perfect fit for awhile now.... hubby's old church just wasn't doing it. it was a massive church and strangely they didn't have a children's church.. it just didn't work. the new church has a children's church and has a small, family type atmosphere... and the hubs is close to the pastor. they do a program called Celebrate Recovery... a bit like AA but infused with biblical teachings. sounds absurd to some, i'm aware. i'd be right with you 3 years ago... but the bible is what finally brought my husband out of a 15 year drug addiction. he had never willingly attended a church service in his life. i am not an overly religious person.. i won't try to convert you unless you want to be converted.. and i'm an advocate of gay marriage... but my husband is proof to me that god exists and is actively answering prayers.
anyway. the christmas dinner was fantastic... the girls were great. they behaved like little (somewhat shy) princesses. they stood relatively still and were well behaved.. and people were smitten with them. and there's twin boys who were ADORABLE and i think future prom dates.. lol. they looked just a smidge mixed... darker skin and tightly curled hair.. but it was blonde. but they were GORGEOUS little boys.. my brother even mentioned them a while ago when he spotted them at wal mart! yup. i think it's set to happen. lol.
so i went to bed last night and awoke this morning very emotional.. but not an emotion wreck like usual. i'm excited for my future, our marriage, and my kids' upcoming experiences in sunday school. this is happening quickly, and i'm kind of waiting for a catch... but things are just.. working right now.
now-- the bad stuff. the pastor's wife uploaded a picture of me at the dinner last night... oh, god my double chin isn't as gone as i thought! lol. just when you put yourself on a pedestal somebody's gotta kick you off... but i need that! i was feeling good about my 16lb weight loss and a reminder or the 50+ more actually helped.
hope y'all had a good weekend!