Friday, July 31, 2009

Flashback Fridays!

These pictures were taken on the same weekend about a month before Cash's 1st Birthday. What's with the face!?! Must have been a phase he was in :)




Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Here you go, Lori!

These are the prints that I have in the size you need.


Cash gives this pair a thumb's up :)

Wordless Wednesday! - Concert in the Kitchen!

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

July 23rd - 2:08 pm.....

.....a moment in time that has forever changed me.
2 years ago on this very day an 8 lb. 4 oz. little bundle of joy, who goes by the name Cashion Ray Laird, entered into this world. Can you beleive it!?! My little maniac is 2 years old!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

"Fat Tuesday" & "Wordless Wednesday"

Wow!! Did the CEO of Taco Mayo really comment on my last "Fat Tuesday" post!?! I'm very flattered or totally gullable :) If you knew my brother-in-law or Spence's co-workers, you would understand where some doubt might slip in. Either way, I appreciate the comments and support, from Mr. Earhart and all of you!

Mr. Earhart made some great points, some that I was aware of and some that really sparked interest. 3000 calories = 1 lb - I'm sure I learned that sometime during my time at school but I probably payed no attention. I was much thinner then and probably could not comprehend someone eating so much....but just look at me now! I know that it is not the resturants that I frequent making me fat, but the choices I make while eating at those fine establishments. You guys are probably tired of hearing about my "all or nothing" mentality and I do realize it's really only an excuse, but it is totally how I eat...all or nothing, baby!! I'm the kinda girl that orders tater tots when I dine at "America's Favorite Drive-In." But why just get tater tots when you can have cheese tater tots and why just eat cheese tater tots when you can have cheese and chili tater tots? Go BIG or Go Home, right? Well, probably not the best catch phrase when it comes to eating, but that's how I eat =D See, while I know those are bad choices, they are the choices I've been making and putting me into this sticky situation of being 40 pounds heavier then I was when I graduated high school. That's right 40 but pushing 50!! Gosh, that's so embarassing to come right out and say. I'm withholding my actual weight because I still see a lot of you and I don't want you to be totally disgusted and feel the need to lock up your pantry and fridges upon me entering your homes. Or I could post a "Before" picture of me in just my unmentionables. That might call for total banishment from your houses, uh? While I could probably afford to throw up my last meal, I'll save you guys the trouble of having to do the same by NEVER posting one of those pics :) Okay, I'm starting to ramble. FOCUS!!

I must say that since my inaugural "Fat Tuesday" post, I'm improving on my decision making. Last weekend was our "Christmas in July" celebration. There was lots of food and goodies for me to indulge in and I think I handled the situation fairly well. I never felt miserable from over eating as I tend to do at family functions. I did hover over the chips and home-made salsa, rather much. But that's a fairly good choice, right? Granted, I may have eatten more then I should have, but I'm a work in progress. The one thing I really tried to focus on this past week was laying off the pop. I can count on one hand how many sodas I had and I'm fairly satisfied with that number. Especially considering I've gone days drinking only pop and nothing else. I've had to fight off a few headaches induced by caffine withdrawls but I think I've made it over the hump. Spence only had to come home from work once to find me curled up in the fetal position, whimpering for just a taste :)

I'm going to continue down the road of "Good Food Choices" and add "Moving It" into my mind set this coming week. Let's face it, the only right way to lose weight is to eat less and move more. So, I'm going to tighten up my sneakers and hopefully find a good pair of shorts that won't be effected from my thighs rubbing together. Let's face it, having to constantly pull at your shorts because your crotch is eating them is just not right. Or easy to pull off and still look like a lady. But I did just say crotch, oh goodness I did it again...guess I'm no lady :)

Wish me luck as a burn up the pavement!!!

Oh, and I did go to Taco Mayo last week with all the intention in the world to try something off their Salsalita menu, but I'll be damned if I didn't drive away with a 3-Cheese Nacho instead! Maybe next time :)

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Now for my "Wordless Wednesday"


Sunday, July 19, 2009

Michael Phelps or Greg Louganis...?

....sexual preference aside, of course, I think Cash could turn out to be the next of either. This weekend we headed down to Duncan for the "1st Annual - Allen's Christmas in July Celebration."

The entire family, my mom's mom and her 2 sisters families, werethere and it was a blast!! I think it was my Aunt Debbie that said it was pretty neat that 2 people turned into a family of 35. And I'm pretty sure that at one point in time nearly all of us were in the pool all at once. Great times!!
I'm going to leave all the picture posting of the day up to Lacy. I'm pretty sure she had her camera out a lot more then me :) For now, I'm going to get back to the title of this blog.
As most of you have seen from previous posts of mine, my little guy LOVES the water! Well, over the weekend he got so good at swimming. Granted he has floaties on to keep him afloat but he was literally swimming laps around the pool keeping up with all the big kids. Well, along with swimming, he has found a new passion in diving! He'd dive in, swim over to the ladder, climb out and do it all over again!
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Here is Colter's reaction to all of Cash's diving. I'm pretty sure he was Cash's biggest fan and loudest cheerleader :)

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Cash swimming with "GiGi".

And Cash with his Nana "T", Aunt "BB" and Aunt Rita.

It was a great weekend, filled with family, food and free of injuries! What more could you ask for!?! Can't wait to do it all again next year!! Don't forget to check out Lacy's blog for lots, lots and lots more pictures!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Monday, July 13, 2009

Fat Tuesdays!!

Okay, folks...I'm FAT and it's time that I do something about! Now, this is a fact that I've know for quite sometime and have done little to fix it. Tuesdays at The Life of the Laird's is now dedicated to blogging about my ginormous self and what I'm going to do to become less ginormous. I'm hoping that going public with my efforts will help keep me accountable and on track.

I know my husband is reading this and rolling his eyes because my attempts in the past have been very lame and short to say the least. I have a tendency to get in the "all or nothing" mentality with weight loss. I stock up on food that I know good and well I will not eat....

1.) because I'm thinking about that cheeseburger up the road at McDonald's and how much tastier that would be. That thought consumes me until I give in and call Spence, "Hey why don't you just stop and pick up some dinner tonight."

2.) the thought of cooking something just wears me out. Resulting in a phone call or quick text to Spence - "Bring home dinner...you know what I like and don't forget the coke!"

That "all of nothing" mentality goes for working out, too. I feel I have to do this huge amount of cardio to be effective which, of course, only burns me out in a very, very short amount of time.

Is it really any wonder why I'm fat!? Aside from stuffing my face with food constantly, I have apparently ate my will power, as well. While I know good and well that a diet of McDonald's, Taco Mayo, Wendy's and Sonic will do nothing for me except make my behind dimply, I have done nothing to remedy the situation except stock pile workout videos (no more late infommercials for me) and waste money on food that sets and spoils in my fridge. While the dimples on my sons rear-end are adorable, mine are not so much and I'm just not okay with that.

I get dressed and look down at myslef and think, "I don't look too bad." It's not until a look in the mirror or see a picture of myself that just makes me sick {Thank you, Lacy, for that lovely picture of me in my bathing suit, by the way :)}. "Is that really what I look like!?", and "What happened to me!?!" are just a view of the censored thoughts that go through my head. Well, no more!! I want to look at a picture and be happy with what I see.

I know they say that telling people you are trying to lose weight is a sure fire way to fail....something about them sabotaging you or something. But I'm going public. I need to be held accountable. So, if you see me around and I'm drinking a pop or stuffing my face, quickly slap the food out of my hand and shame me into going for a jog :) I mean it!!

So here's to getting those clothes out of the back of my closet that I love but no longer fit into, walking into a trendy store and finding something that fits, looking good and feeling better!!

Wish me luck!!


Friday, July 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Bubba!!

So, I came in from the kitchen this afternoon to find Cash working away at his "desk." And guess whose picture he had right there beside him =D? It was Colt, a.k.a Bubba!! Guess Cash could sense that it was a special day for Bubba and he wanted to be right there with him :)
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I also caught this SUPER cute video of Miss Riley wishing Bubba a Happy Birthday!

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Thursday, July 09, 2009

Now THIS, Is A Bunch Of Bull!!

Now that everyone got a good laugh at me riding on the bull, let's all set back and enjoy a nice little chuckle at Lacy!!

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Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Wordless Wednesday!

(Check Out Riley's Face!)


Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Oh, The Joys Of...

...Potty Training!!
Can't you see just how serious he is taking it.
Yeap, the seat of his potty is on his head!

Monday, July 06, 2009

Drained Pool = Uppercase Opportunity!!!

After seeing the picture of someone using Uppercase Living on the steps of their pool, I knew I had to try it! My parents just drained their pool so they could repaint it {big "Christmas in July" celebration coming up...I'm sure I'll blog all about it :)}. I got my mom onboard, ordered a custom expression and some embellishments and went to town!!! I finally go them all installed. Keeping my fingers crossed that it all stays put =D I've been telling my customers at Open Houses that they will work in pools....hopefully I won't have to eat my words =D I guess we'll see.....my dad is filling the pool as I type.

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A little school of fish swimming in the shallow end.

I'll post some follow-up pictures once the pool is filled so you can see the effect. It will probably be a day or two before that happens. I figure even if you can't see them when you're out of the pool, it will be a fun thing for the kids to dive down and see :)

Edited To Add: Here you go, demanding sister of mine!!