Monday, October 31, 2011

Eating Clean in November!

Tomorrow is November 1st.  I'm excited to start something new.  

Clean eating.

I want to try and eat super clean for 30 days.  Maybe one cheat a week.  But by cheat I mean some dark chocolate.  No M&M's.  No Doritos.  Just the good stuff.  And in reality I should be committing to eating clean for longer than 30 days but I can't.  I don't want to let myself down.  Lately I have a hard time committing to anything so I need to take this one month at a time, or even one day at a time...

I've been doing some new things.  I started seeing a new Dr. to try and get my hormones and my anxiety under control.  The results have been wonderful!  I'm taking some new herbs and a new progesterone cream and I'm pretty excited about it.  I think the last thing left to do is to seriously change what I'm putting into my body.  I eat pretty good, lot's of veggies, lot's of lean protein... but still this last weekend I ate In N Out.  I ate a veggie burger with tons of amazing melty cheese and french fries, then finished it off with half of a milk shake.  And I didn't feel great after so it's just not worth it!  I've also been obsessed with Tootsie Rolls this last week!  It's horrible.

I've been doing A LOT of research on clean eating.  

They (Jamie Eason, Tosca Reno, Sarah Fragoso from Everyday Paleo) all say changing your body is 80% nutrition, 10% genetics and 10% exercise.  I believe it.  

And I want to feel good.  Really good.  When we put good things into our body, we feel better, we sleep better, we have more energy, our mood is better.  It's all around the best thing we can do for our bodies.  And we should want to feel good, right??

So this means preparing meals and snacks ahead of time and always having something on me that is good for me.  

If anyone wants to do this with me, please do!  It'll be a fun challenge with great benefits!  30 days of feelin' good!

And I'm hoping that I'll feel soo good that I won't ever want to dabble in the junky stuff again.  I know it gets to a point where that stuff just doesn't sound appetizing at all.  And there are sooo many other options out there!  Even when we're craving sweets there are things we can eat other than a Snickers bar (my personal favorite).  I found  It's all about healthy desserts.  And really, they look and sound amazing.  And they are filled with things that are good for you like chick peas and beets and oats and flax seed.  You have to check her out.

So here we go.  

Time to eat clean.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Foofie is three.

Faye turned three on Friday.  I'm so sad.  She is my tiny little peanut baby.  It's so crazy how fast these kids grow and change.  The morning of Faye's birthday I held her tight and begged her to stay two!  She said she would.  But I think she'll keep getting older :(

Faye is soo incredibly special.  She is absolutely hilarious and soo freakin' cute.  She is sweet and sensitive and loves to do her own thing.  She loves her sissy, her mama and her daddy.  She loves her baby brother.  And she adores Bridgette.  

She is just a crazy little lady that makes us laugh hysterically every day.  

We love our Faye Faye.  
Our Foof Mouse.  
Our Foo Foo.  
Our Miso Soup.  
Our Faye-be.  
Our Faysian Invasion. 

She is so wonderful!  

Happy Birthday to our sweet girl!

Faye and her buddy Tayden:)  They are so cute!!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011


I haven't blogged for almost a month.  We've been busy!

October 15th was a good day.  Good enough to blog about.  In the afternoon I went to a friends house to meet her sweet baby Quinne for the first time.  This little baby girl is precious.  Newborns are the sweetest. I stayed for a few hours and got an insanely good arm workout while holding her.  For real.  I was super sore the next day.  New moms are hard core.  I'm not joking... I could barely lift my arms the next day... Ha.  So while I was there I got a text from Lane...

I knew this was coming.  Our agency told us earlier in the week that they'd be sending us a video of our baby boy.  I kind of tried to forget about it because I didn't want to get my hopes up.  But it came.  I drove home shaking with excitement.  It was finally time to see our little guy in action.  To see his sweet face and hear his sweet voice.  I ran into the house.  Lane had the video ready but hadn't watched it yet which I was super excited about.  The second that video started my heart skipped a beat.  Our baby.  I know I've said this already but GEEEEZ!!!  HE. IS. PERFECT.  I fell in love with him even more within seconds of watching that video.  A few minutes in I looked over at Claire.  Her eyes were full of tears and she kept saying "He's sooo cute.  He's the cutest baby in the world."  And then she cried and said, "I want baby brother to come home!"  My heart broke into a million pieces right there.  

The video is seven minutes long.  Seven minutes that I could watch over and over and over again.  I've watched it a lot.  And I'll keep watching it.  Every time I watch it I laugh because he is so sweet and I tear up because I love him and my heart breaks because I miss him sooo much.  I want him home so badly.  Our family is not complete.  I'm hoping and praying that this won't take another year!  But that is just what I want and maybe not what God has in mind.  Who knows.  I just need to be patient.  I need to be content in knowing that this is just the beginning and that this little guy is part of family forever and that he is meant to be with us and HE WILL get here.

I wish so badly that I could share pictures because I'm so proud to call him my son.  But I can't.  If I see you in person I'll gladly show you his sweet face!  

So that's the latest on our sweet boy.  

And another blog is coming soon.  Tomorrow is Faye's 3rd birthday!  She gets a post all to herself!