Thursday, April 7, 2011

Busy busy!

Well we've got lots going on this week at the Carmichael household!

I've been busy working on orders and watching Avery grow up right before my eyes! She's been absolutely cracking me up this week. Everything I say she repeats and she is just so inquisitive! Yesterday before church I was playing with her in the living room... I got super tired so I laid on the floor and rested my head on a pillow. She was running around and all of the sudden she squatted down in front of my face and says, "wha youuu doiiiiing?" I've never heard her say this one before but I just died laughing!

I've been missing Texas and my family very badly this week... there's a lot going on and I hate being so far away during all of it! Especially with all of the new things Avery's doing, I hate that they're missing out on a lot of it... Skype is definitely an answered prayer because it makes enduring the distance a little easier! Avery very often kisses and high fives the screen to my mom and sister! She loves them and always talks about her Taw Taw when she gets up from her naps!

I had started another blog for my weight loss journey but I think I'd like to keep the info on here so I have more to blog about! :)

I started weight watchers in November courtesy of my dear mother who was more than willing to help me out so that I could get started! I've done many diets but have never been successful or had the willpower and self control to keep up with before weight watchers. So far it has been amazing... yes I fail often but I am still losing weight and it's been 4 months! This last week I lost 6lbs after being stagnant for a month, which brings my total weight loss to 31lbs! Very exciting! I'm beginning to look forward to the future and how much more I will be able to do at a healthier weight! I've never been able to analyze myself and figure out why I've had weight issues but I do know that I am a very emotional person... things don't easily brush off my shoulders I truly FEEL things and it easily overwhelms me and takes over and I believe it slowly lead to emotional eating plus I just love food! With weight watchers I have been able to eat healthy but also not deprive myself of some of the foods I love! :) Lately I've been trying to work harder on the exercising aspect of it all... Monday I walked 3 miles and hopefully plan to do another 3 miles tonight! :)

For the self control- 1 Peter 5:8, “Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Springfield Photography!

While we were in Springfield for Carrie's wedding, one of her dear friends from high school (her wedding photographer) suggested we do pictures for Avery! I was ECSTATIC! We don't have the luxury of professional photos very often because of a lack of funds so this was a great opportunity to catch her at this silly age! Amanda was very patient with Avery and caught some of my FAVORITE faces that she makes daily! So happy we have pictures to remember how goofy our baby girl is! It was truly a blessing!

Make sure you go and check out Amanda's website and if you're in the Springfield, MO area... I definitely recommend her!!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Carrie Beth's wedding! (Cont.)

I wanted to add some more pictures that another friend took of the wedding so you could see a tad more! :) Here they are!
Avery is such a nutcase and loves giving crazy faces when people take pictures!