Saturday, September 6, 2008

Goodnight Grandma, I love you! Rest In Peace.


My grandma passed away this evening at exactly 6:00 pm. She has been dying for the past few months now. She hasn't been sick or have any diseases, just of old age and loneliness I think.

She had a very good and fulfilling life. She would have been 85 on Halloween. She LOVED and lived for her quilting. She was a wonderful crafter her whole life.

I am saddened by her death, but I think it is more for my mother and her other siblings. I am not as saddened by death as I have been in the past. I have learned that death is not anything bad. I am happy to see that she is no longer laying in a bed, in an empty room, lonely and all alone.

I lost my dad when I was 7 and she has MANY other friends that proceaded her into heaven. My mom and I were talking on the way home that she is probably up there playing Yahtzee with Vera. I said "probably. She probably yelled YAHTZEE when grandma went through the gates."

I love you grandma, and I am glad that you are finally home. Give my dad a hug and a kiss and tell him that I love him. I am not going to tell you goodbye, but I will tell you Goodnight Grandma, I love you, sweet dreams and please keep us safe. Tell everyone I love and miss them too. I hope you are happy and out of pain now. I love you!

Friday, September 5, 2008

22 LBS!!!!

Sorry, I know it has been a while since I posted, and I am not even sure who, if anyone, reads this. I started Weight Watchers a few months back and no, I haven't really been following it. I have however somehow managed to lose 22 lbs! YAY for me. Still have A LOT to go, but it isn't a bad start.

I blame it all on being sick with the "both ends" syndrome lol, sorry if TMI.

As I said before, I have a lot to go, but will try to post updates more often now that my computer is working.

Sincerely,
Sensibly Smooth

Saturday, July 5, 2008

The 4th of July, and my 30th Birthday!


I was blessed enough to have been born on what I believe to be the best day we could celebrate in America, INDEPENDENCE DAY!

I turned 30 years old yesterday, and My Nephew is turning 2 years old today!

I was blessed to be able to share my birthday not only with America yesterday, but with my nephew Tamaurus also.

We, as a family enjoyed the Grand Parade in Provo. Afterwards, we came home to our house and had a swim party, BBQ, cake, and opened presents. We then were able to attend The Western Stampede PRCA Rodeo courtesy of K-BULL 93 radio station.

This was A.J., Victors, and Tamaurus's first rodeo ever. I am glad that I got to share that experience with them. Tamaurus LOVED every part of it. I love them so much!

They had the famous Texas Brahma Bulls there for a show. Each one of the Bulls weigh at least 2200 LBS. BIG BULLS. The show was beautiful. Watch it below.

The fireworks were spectacular! I am including a video of the fireworks as well.

Well, I just wanted to say I hope everyone had a Happy and Safe 4th. God bless you all and God Bless Our Troops.

Last and NEVER Least, GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!

Sensibly Smooth
video video

Monday, June 16, 2008

Down 4.6

Here is the weekly update. I am down 4.6 pounds! Pretty good for a week. Melissa did really good and lost 5.8!

Goals for this week: Exercise more, no un-needed food, drink more water, and walk.

Wish me luck!

Another update in a week,

Sensibly Smooth

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

New Diet!!


Well, it's official. I am tired of being fat and it is time I do something about it.

My sister Melissa and I started a new diet together on Saturday June 7th. Hopefully things go well and we both lose weight.

I weigh .......... a lot, lol. Did you seriously think I was going to tell the world how much I weigh?

So anyways, we are going to try to lose 10% of our total weight in a month, shouldn't be to hard to do. I do LOVE my fried food however, I am going to need strength and a lot of will-power.

I am going to do this and it is going to work and I am going to lose weight.

I have also started exercising and toning as well. I am really dedicated to doing this. I am the heaviest I have ever been in my life.

Here is a starting out picture so you can keep track of the weight loss with me if you would like :)

I will update every week on how much I lost. And who knows, maybe one day I will tell you what I did weigh.....................................................................................................................MAYBE!

Wish me luck!

Sensibly Smooth

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Victors 12th Birthday Party!


This week has been a very long and busy week. Today we went to Boondocks for Victors (my nephews) 12th birthday party. It was a BLAST!

They have Water bumper boats, slick track, race cars, video games, everything you can imagine.

There were about 11 of us total and it was a little pricey, but worth seeing Victor having fun and enjoying his time with his friends.

He got the gift that he has been asking about for a few months now, ROCKBAND!

He loves video games and wants to be a video game designer when he gets big. I say go for it, HELLO have you seen the money Microsoft makes these days???

More to come,

Sensibly Smooth

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

New Tattoo


This weekend was kind of a busy one. My sister and I got new tattoo's representing her 3 boys. They are my world! (don't worry, we kept room for add-ons.) It is on the nape of our neck and it is a trail of 3 ladybugs. We got them done together and it is of the same thing.

I think this is the worst one that I have had. My foot hurt a lot to and it was a home made one, so it is a toss up. Melissa said that it was worse than having kids! If that is the case, child birth will be a piece of cake for me ha ha.

We had a bbq at Melissa's today and one of our old friends came to visit from Arkansas. It was nice to see her and her kids.

The picture above is of my tattoo freshly done.

Enjoy!

Sensibly Smooth

Monday, May 19, 2008

Swimming


We got our pool put up this weekend, but couldn't swim in it for a day because we needed to put the shock treatment in to kill the oxygen (sounds harsh huh) so algae can't grow in the water.

We blew up Tamaurus's (nephew) pool and let him splash around in it for a while. He is SO cute. I think it thought it was an outside bath, cause he wouldn't leave his shorts on lol, he wanted to swim nakie.

Melissa said that she thinks he got stung by a bee, poor baby.

Well there is more warm weather to come and I am sure we will get plenty of sunshine and swimming in.


Happy Swimming!

Sensibly Smooth


Friday, May 16, 2008

Spring


I am VERY excited for spring. April showers brought May flowers, well at least some (I still need to plant the others). I am looking forward to the time with family in the pool, the smell of hot dogs barbecuing on the grill , the chirping of the blue jays outside the front door, the sound of children laughing. I love the sounds of spring the most I think. Everyone always seems to be so happy and cheerful! I spent all day today outside fixing up the yard, planting more flowers and putting up the pool. I can't wait!

Happy Spring @-----{----

Sensibly Smooth

Thursday, May 15, 2008

First Blogging message

So here goes my "official" first blog. I got the idea from a girl at work and hers is SO inspirational, I thought I would try it.
(Thanks Cim)



So I am not really sure how to get started but here goes. A lot of things have been going through my head lately and I wish I had the courage to just "go" with some of them.

I am somewhat satisfied where I am at this point in my life, but mainly not so much. I want to have a "career", and not so much a job. I want a family, a house, a reliable car. You know the "dream" life.

I know one of these days I am going to turn back and think "WOW, I missed it". I realize that I am going to wish these days hadn't gone by so fast and I have had some good times, but call me a little ungrateful if you will, but I want more.

I guess I shouldn't rush things and enjoy my life rather than wishing that it go faster, or change, or get better. After all, I do have my freedom and the option to make choices and mistakes, mostly without judgment, which plenty of other people are not fortunate enough to have.

So I guess I will put on my "happy face", grin and bare it and enjoy life as it comes! It could be worse.