My Life In Pictures: January 1 – 15, 2017

Over the last year or so, twice a month I share my Instagram pictures since I can’t seem to find time to write! I call it My Life In Pictures. You can see all of my previous posts here.

Having the kids home for three weeks really threw off my blogging, so I am also sharing a few pics from the end of the year too.

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The girls had a blast decorating Christmas cookies with their friends! The cookies may not look very appetizing, and there was definitely WAY too much frosting, but they tasted delicious.

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I met the helpful Honda people on Christmas Eve! I had just finished grocery shopping, and they unloaded my cart for me! Such a nice surprise. They didn’t give me a car or anything, but they definitely made my day.

Ethan got a virtual reality screen for Christmas. It’s so much fun to play with! My entire family had fun trying it out on Christmas morning. I wish I would’ve videotaped my dad watching it!

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He also got money for Christmas and wanted to go directly to the bookstore! He settled on Fablehaven and Matilda, but Wonder also got many recommendations from friends, so we added it to our To Read list.

Screenshot 2017-01-19 11.25.25 I made the kids watch Sound of Music for the first time (against their wills), but they ended up really loving it!

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Feb 7, 2016. Jason had to cut my wedding ring off of my very swollen, sore, fat finger. Jan 7, 2017. I FINALLY got my ring fixed! It looks brand new!

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I treated myself and bought Oprah Winfrey’s cookbook! I started Weight Watchers last year, and lost almost 20 pounds. I love how easy it is and how I don’t feel like I’m “dieting”. This book is full of amazingly delicious and healthy recipes. She also includes Smart Points with each recipe, so it’s perfect to use with my Weight Watchers. If you are trying to eat healthy or lose weight, I highly recommend this cookbook! And I even have shared some of my favorite Weight Watchers snacks and meal recipes here and I’ve got a Healthy Eats board on Pinterest.

And if you are looking for even more Weight Watchers recipes, check out my Pinterest board for my favorites.

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Ethan started playing flag football and absolutely loves it! He got to pick his jersey number, and of course he picked his Dad’s old number. Jason is helping coach, and I’ve never seen him so happy about Ethan’s chosen sport!

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I found these cute #Besties shirts at WalMart and got them for Lila and Mia. They asked if I would get one more so they could give one to their cousin Sydney. “We are all besties, mom!”

What have you been up to so far this month?


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  1. My sister-in-law, who's a jeweler among other things, sawed my weding ring off, then added a piece to expand it. I outgrew,that, and didn't live close enough for her to do it again. Quite an experience, wasn't it?