The Nugget’s first date

Yesterday was Memorial Day.  We went on base to spend some time with a friend who has a little one just a few weeks older than The Nugget.  We grilled hot dogs, hamburgers and steak.. so good!  I figured a holiday was a good time to stray from the diet so I had two burgers and a few chips, YUM!  I guess my metabolism is getting better because even though I cheated today’s weigh in was a 1/2 pound less than Sunday’s!  As the weight has been coming off I’ve been feeling a little more agile and able to do some light exercising with the kids.  That and the way my shakes are formulated must be doing the trick.  I was relieved I hadn’t gained 2 lbs!


After we ate the babies got a chance to play.  SO CUTE!  It was so fun to see them together.

She was ALL over him…

…but he played “hard to get”

All in all they had a great time

And we are looking forward to the next visit 🙂

Hope you all had a lovely Memorial Day.


What Nots (our rejected list of baby names)

I’d like to share a list of names considered (brought up in jest, I hope) by Papa and myself while I was pregnant with The Nugget.  Some words may sound like they’d make a good baby name, but when considering the meaning of the word they really aren’t a good choice (for most of us anyway, no offense if you’ve decided differently)!

Some baby names we opted NOT to use were Pestilence, Capacity, Atrocity, Captivity, Shallow and Stiletto.

Papa really wanted “Malice” for a girl, fortunately it was not a girl in my belly.

Others we decided against: Cemetery, Deathblade, Darkwing, Soultaker, Ferocity, Velocity, Decay, Mutiny, Decadence, Calamity, Havoc, Mediocrity, Contagious, Virus

This list is still growing (even though The Nugget was born already) as Papa comes up with new ones almost everyday.  I try to get them recorded but I usually forget.

And Happy Memorial Weekend!  Thank you to all the men and women serving our country.  I’m proud of my husband, and happy to be a military spouse.

In my “free time” I like to make stuff…

I am busy.  I have two boys under 3, I am running a business from home, and I have Multiple Sclerosis which limits my daily activity.  But when I can, I really like to spend time drawing and making baby clothes.  This is The Nugget modeling one of my designs.  I love giving this design for baby showers because it works well for a boy or a girl.. as long as Mommy and Daddy like sugar skulls, that is!

6 Pounds down in only 2 weeks YAY!

I can’t believe it.  I really can’t believe it.  I haven’t really done anything special except cut out all the crap I was eating, added some healthier snack and meal replacement options and I’ve been trying to exercise as much as an old broken down 40 year old with Multiple Sclerosis can.  I’ve actually lost 6 pounds.  6 pounds!  Holy cow!  6 pounds in 2 weeks!  I’m so excited!  I can wear last summer’s pants again (and just in time too, it’s HOT out).  No more maternity pants!

It’s amazing how little yet how much 6 lbs can mean!  First, there’s the added confidence, that feeling that I can actually do this!  Second, I don’t need to buy new fat girl pants!  That rocks!  It’s so cool how losing weight can be the motivation for losing more weight!  It’s a little addictive.. although, I’d be lying if I didn’t say a bag of salt-n-vinegar chips wouldn’t go to waste right now.

I went to a birthday party on Sunday and I was really good.  Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t starve myself, I had 2 big plates of food.  But I didn’t have any coke (my favorite) or any cake (my other favorite).  I was please that even with all the food I still managed to stay on track.

The Peanut with a new friend eating pretzels at the party