Monday, September 29, 2014

A little bit of down time

Thursday, after school Brayden had to clean his room. It was driving me crazy, I couldn't get to his closet without having to go through a maze because of all the toys on the floor. Thank goodness we didn't have a soccer game, we were looking forward to a afternoon/night at home in our comfy clothes. Mollie Mae loves to be in her brothers room with him. Brayden was spelling out colors on his board and making me name them for him. He loves to teach us :)

MM and I waiting for her turn for swimming lessons on Friday, she screams the whole time still but is doing so well at her rotation! I'm so proud of her.
 Saturday we didn't go anywhere! We stayed home all day long and it was so nice to have a relaxing day at home just chilling out together. Brayden did have me out in the yard about 8 am playing football with him. We went outside several times playing football, He was Auburn and I was Alabama. By night time, B was so tired and since MM was already in her crib asleep, he let me hold him and rub his back until he fell asleep.
 Mollie Mae just looked so stinkin' cute yesterday for church. I love this dress on her.

 Aunt Sam and Mollie Mae matched in their white jean jackets last night at church.

Yay!! I finally got to wear my hunter boots that Tad bought me for our anniversary! I was so excited. Amiee and I had planned to wear them last night and made sure to take a picture for Tadpole to see :)

On this day a year ago, we were getting our house in order, bags packed and everything else ready to go to the hospital the next day to meet our sweet baby girl! My how time flies by...

This sweet angel baby will be 1 year old tomorrow! I cannot believe how fast this past year has gone by. She is the happiest and most demanding baby. So glad God chose Tad and I to be her parents.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

It's a Journey, My Journey.

So I have pretty much always been a bigger girl, it's just not meant for me to be a size 4. Today, I'm okay with that. Since I had Brayden 5+ years ago and gained those 55lbs, about 40 of those pounds stayed around my thighs, waist, hips, calves...and so on since then. I stayed about the same for about 2 years or so, but when we started trying to get pregnant with Mollie Mae I started to gain. I think I probably gained about 12 pounds. During my pregnancy with Mollie Mae I only gained 28lbs, thankfully. I did not need to gain another 55lbs with her. After having her, within a month I had lost all of her baby weight, it had to have been water weight. While I was pregnant I had decided that after having her I was going to get on the ball of losing weight, mostly for my health. My mom and I would even laugh that if we went somewhere together that she was not going to let me ride in the car, I would have to run along side the car to where we were going. It always gave us a good laugh. I remained at the same weight for about 9 months and then decided I wanted to give the Advocare 24 day Challenge a shot. I started the challenge on Monday June 23, 2014. If you don't know, there's several pills you take with it. Anyway, during the week/weekend before I had gotten staph on my stomach and was on antibiotics for it. The Friday after I had started the challenge I had woken up to my body being broken out everywhere. I was red from head to toe! We had friends over that day, and my friend April noticed it and of course we all started freaking out.. I did not take the advocare pills for the next 3 days. BTW, I was fine! I just had an allergic reaction to the antibiotics I was on. Then Tad and I went to Nashville and I didn't do the pills for 2 days there, and I cheated BAD! So, that is 5 days I pretty much just cheated on. I added days on since I missed a couple days, so I finished the challenge on Friday July 18, 2014. I lost 8lbs during the challenge. I was happy but all these people I saw on Instagram losing like 12 and up got me a little discouraged. Then I realized most of those people were working out also, and I did no working out during the challenge. I joined the gym at the end of July(i think) and started working out. I started doing Zumba on Monday nights. About the middle of August I started going to the 5am bootcamp class on Monday and Wednesday's. Oh, during the challenge I learned to eat clean, so I kept that up once it was over. I weigh in on every Friday, I wish I could do the no-scale victory's but I need that every week. I need to see those numbers drop because hopefully they are dropping. Last Friday morning when I weighed, I could have shouted to the stars I was so happy! I had lost 4 lbs last week which gave me a total of 18lbs. I told myself that if I hit the 20lb mark on this Friday I would get me a milkshake and then of course go to the gym and work it off. On Wednesday, I could not wait...I just had to know if I had lost 2lbs or not. To much excitement I had lost 3 already... 21lbs people! I had exceeded my goal. I did not get a milkshake on Wednesday. On Thursday, I started thinking about it and decided to move it up to 30lbs for a milkshake. Friday, I did my normal weigh in and I was down another pound, total of another 4lbs this week. 8lbs in 2 weeks...I'll take that! I did forget to mention, that I am still using advocare, I have become addicted to it and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the chocolate meal replacement shake. I look forward to breakfast. As of Friday my grand total of weigh loss is 22lbs. I am FINALLY on the right track and theres no looking back! I have a long road ahead of where I need to be, but with God telling me I can do this... I can do this! ;) I am not ready to reveal how much I weighed to begin with but maybe once I hit that 50lb mark I'll be ready to share with all of you.
 This was taken about 2 days before I started the challenge.
 This was the day after I finished the challenge.
  Now don't get me wrong, there was some ice cream eatin', cake eatin', dr. pepper drinkin', and just plain ole bad food eatin' in there too. Ive had several bad eating days during this whole thing.

I made this little picture collage thing on Wednesday. The first picture was taken on Easter of this year and the second picture was me on Wednesday. Can you tell a difference. It really helps me this way to see it. Sometimes I can't tell at all, which gets me down and out. By looking at this I can tell and it brings my spirits up :)

Monday, September 22, 2014

Soccer and a Fever

Brayden started soccer a couple weeks ago and games started last week. We are the green team and the Colquett kiddos (Karter and Sophie) are on it too :) Brayden loves soccer! He wakes up asking if he has a game or practice. He loves it even though he had a meltdown last week when Kyle told him it was his turn to sit out. He's made several goals and blocked several too, much improvement from last year!

 And the sweet little couple got to sit out together!

 I was able to get a picture of all 3 of the kiddos playing... its a keeper for sure!

Last Wednesday night was missions night at church. We had to do some illustrations and well..... Amiee tried  her best at drawing a shirt, for what type of person? I have no idea... Poor Andrea's coffee mug turned out looking quite strange. I hadn't laughed so hard in a long, I had tears rolling out because I was laughing so hard at these drawings. Every time I look at it I just get tickled. 
 Brayden LOVES to draw on his board in his room. He'll draw something and then go get my phone to take pictures. I love it! He loves to tell me exactly what everything is.

 Last week our sweet baby girl ran her first fever :( This picture was on Friday after we had been to the doctor to get her check on! Turns out she just had a cold. If you know MM she doesn't like to cuddle, she doesn't want you to hold her while she goes to sleep, and most of the time she's in the floor playing. Well on Friday she stayed in my lap all day, never wanted to get down, slept in my arms most of the day. It was really broke my heart to see her not feel well at all. Thankfully she is better now :)

I just wanted to share this, this came from my bible study we are doing at church during DT. When I saw it in the margin, I just had to put a big circle around it. Some people think to themselves that God has given up on them because they think they are so lost its impossible for God to save them. I'm here to tell you, God hasn't quit on you and he is never going to quit on you either. God loves you no matter what. So, if you know someone that's having a difficult time, just let them know the God hasn't quit on them. God loves them. God is always listening!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Sweet 16, Golf tournament, and Football

Our sweet Eli turned 16 on August 19th and is now a legal driver. It blows my mind to think he's 16 now and he's growing up into this smart God loving young man :((  

 This picture was taken the day Aunt Sam and Uncle Wayne brought Eli home. Momma and I had went to the hospital before they came home. I can still remember walking into the room and seeing him. I couldn't have asked for a better first baby cousin to have. He definitely holds a special place in my heart. 

 And in honor of his birthday we had to get a picture of him in my lap 16 years later :)

Maxwell James had to join in on the fun too :)
 Finally, the first pep rally of the year!
 J.C. is drum major this year, and he is doing a jam up job at it! I'm sad to say in a few short months he'll be 16 too :(
 Mollie Mae really enjoyed watching to cheerleaders and majorettes during the pep rally.
 Brayden was in his first golf tournament and he enjoyed the 3 holes he played! It was HOT HOT HOT! His daddy got to be his caddy.

While in Georgia for Brayden's golf tournament, The Tennessee Titans were playing the Atlanta Falcons. So, we got tickets to go watch. We did get to talk to Brett (punter for Titans) before the game!

 My little Auburn loving family!
 Tad took Brayden to his first Auburn football game. I'm not to sure who was more excited about going :) Brayden loved it! Tad sent me several snap chats from that day or Brayden and it seemed that he was having the time of his life.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

IHG Celebrity Invitational 2014

The beginning of July, Tad and I went to Nashville for a couple of days for a golf tournament. Tad is a founder for the In His Grip Ministry. We went up on Saturday, we just took our time getting there and once we got there you know the Tisdale's can spot a mall like a needle in a hay stack. We did a little bit of shopping at the galleria and then went to check into our hotel.

 We had supper at Sperry's that night and OH MY GOSH.... can you say delish?? because it was DELICIOUS!! We want to go back to Nashville just so we can eat there, lol. After we ate we headed to the Grand Ole Opry, by the time we got there they were sold out, which wasn't sad for me since Vince Gill was there. I am NOT a fan of him, my skin cringes when I hear him. Tad wanted to go so bad and I hated we couldn't since he was looking forward to it so much. We decided to go to the movies instead and we had a blast :)

We had planned to go to church with Scott Lehman on Sunday morning, hes the actual founder of the IHG Ministry. Anyway, with no babies to wake us up, we slept until almost 9:00. We got up and had breakfast at the hotel, got dressed and went out site seeing I guess you could say. My feet had blisters on them from the sandals I had worn all day on Saturday, so we were on a search for me some shoes. Gigi's Cupcake's is in Nashville, its the original one too.. So you know I had to stop for a white chocolate midnight cupcake.

 The new kicks for the day.. my feet were in heaven then.

By then it was time to get ready for the live/silent auction and dinner for the golf tournament which was at The Factory in Franklin.

 Mathew West
 Tenth Avenue North
 Brett Kern

 Okay, so when you go to one of these things your expecting to have a great time, great fellowship and all but when I saw this and I read my husband's name... I couldn't have been happier for him or more proud of him!
 The food was PHENOMENAL!! 

 Scott Lehman

That Monday was the golf tournament, I don't have any pictures from it but Tad had a blast playing with all those guys and made so many new friends. We don't get away from our babies but every couple of years but when we do.. We have a blast together and laugh a bunch!