Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Friday is Good News!

Hello everyone! As I look out the window this morning it appears that it is a beautiful start to this Good Friday. The nasty dust seems to have settled (in my house I'm sure) and the trees are barely moving this morning. I sure hope the wind stays away for a while! But, who am I kidding? This is West Texas!

We are out of school today and I sure am glad! I thought the kids would sleep in this morning but wouldn't you know....they were both in bed with me at 7:50 a.m.!!! Oh well, I love those times! I wanted to spend the morning cleaning house but it looks like I might be running Jonathon to the doctor. I think the dust has gotten the best of him. He is supposed to attend a friend's birthday party this afternoon so Clarissa has decided that we need to have a "girls outing". Hmmmm.....I'm not seeing alot of house cleaning occurring today!

I have to share my good news! I have a new UPDATE.......12.2 pounds!!! Double-digits!!!! Yeah, I know to some this is nothing but to big chic....this is alot! That's 12 pounds gone and done with!!!! Now on to the next goal......getting into the TWENTIES!! It's been along time since I was in the TWENTIES! :)

I also have a "kid's say the funniest things"! Last night, we were discussing chores with the kids and how they were going to have to increase their chores and take more of an active role around the house. The word allowance was brought up and I made the comment that we ALLOWED them to live here, we ALLOWED them to eat the food we bought, we ALLOWED them to play with the toys we buy and so forth. Immediately, Clarissa (age 8) stated: "Hold on, let me just get this straight! If we don't do our still have to let me live here don't you???" I wanted to laugh out loud but assured her that I wouldn't kick her to the street quite so quick!

I hope you all have a wonderful Easter weekend. Isn't it amazing what this weekend stands for. It makes me shudder to think that my Jesus loved me so much that he took what he did on that cross for me!!! I also marvel in knowing that He didn't stay in that grave either!! Take time to enjoy your family this weekend but I hope you'll also take time in praising our Lord!

Until next time!!!!


Kara said...

Haha Clarissa's comment was so cute.

Congratulations on the 12.2 lbs. And I hope you have a blessed Easter! :)

Reese said...

Yeah!! 12 pounds is so impressive!!
Your daughter made me laugh.
Have a Happy EAster!!!

She's So There said...

I am so proud of you! I simply LOVE your blog design and look, they are colors I would love!
Great writing and I'm proud for you on the 20's! I'm on a quest to lose 90 lbs, 30 down, 60 to go!

Lisa said...

Go Gayla! 12.2 lbs...Great job!

Happy Easter!

Thanks for the coffee.;)

secondofwett said...

Congratulations on your tremendous weight loss....I'd LOVE to be able to lose 12 lbs.! I've had similar discussions w/my kids regarding asllowances but that was a pretty good comment from your daughter!
Happy Easter!

Pink Monkey said...

Twelve pounds is something to be proud of! Good for you!

As for not getting the house cleaned...there's always time for that, but precious time spent with your family is more precious. Happy Easter!

Anonymous said...

Great job on the weight loss! That's awesome. Keep up the good work. You're an inspiration!

Love hearing the things kids say! They are so honest.

Have a great Easter!
Lydia Cate

Anonymous said...

Great job on the 12!! That's fantastic. Keep it up. And keep us updated so we can cheer you on.

hehe That made me laugh...the allowance part. I'll have to use that one day. Kids are great! I used to do the weekly updates when I was teaching Pre-K and party of the update was a section called "Out of the Mouths of Babes" and some of the kids say the funniest things.

Have a great weekend.

Kerri said...

Yahoo on the 12.2 lbs! I'm working on losing another ten lbs and I'm training for a half marathon in June. Hmmm, I know muscle weighs more but I'd love to see that last 10 pounds drop off quickly.

Hope you had a wonderful weekend with your family! Enjoy your week and thanks for the coffee on this late Sunday night! Just what this Hansville girl needed~

Rachel Anne said...

Congratulations on the 12! Every pound is a victory. I'll bet you are feeling great with each one lost!

The kids' quotes cracked me up...I should remember your discussion on being allowed to live here. I think our kids take a whole lot for granted.