Sunday, December 13, 2009

Day Zero Update (sixteen weeks)

So, it seems like lately the only time I have to post anything is on Saturdays, and occasionally Friday nights. So, without further ado, here is where I stand currently with my Day Zero Progress:

Today is Month 4, Week 16, and Day 110.

- I never got to my new recipe this month, because I am very short on cash. I'm sure now that I am moving in with my sister, that we will be able to try some new things, because we are going to sit down and figure out meal plans.
- Still not doing the getting up, eating breakfast, brushing/flossing thing. It's just SO HARD when Hubby sleeps in to get up and to not sleep in on my days off since we always stay up SO LATE!

- Girls night/Christmas decorating w/Trish did not go over because of snow. However, we did go out on a double date with Laurel and Tom last week, so I think I will count that as my girl's night this month.

- #'s 72, 73, and 74 may have to be changed, since we're probably looking at longer than three years before we are able to buy a house.

- I recently read two more books. The first was Through The Storm by Lynne Spears. I'm not sure how I feel about the book, but it does give you some insight as to what was happening to Britney BEHIND the paparazzi photos - which involved a man giving her medication that made her unable to make her own decisions, and alot more which is pretty scary. I'm glad that she is starting to get back on track, though. Let's hope it stays that way. The second book I read was Dear John by Nicholas Sparks. The movie for this book comes out in February, and I have to say the book made me cry, which isn't hard, but it was still a very powerful story. The sacrifice that the main character makes for the happiness of the female main character is AMAZING. If you have the money and the time, READ IT. I guarantee you won't be sorry.

- I have changed #64 from spend time w/my nephew once a month, to complete a 25 x 25 sodoku puzzle. I TOTALLY forgot that I had one, and it was quite difficult to start, so I have decided that I am going to complete it, because it just might take me three years to do it!

That's all for now!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

My Husband Rocks!

I know, I know. It's becoming a MHR Saturday instead of Friday, but this is when I have the most time to blog it seems!

Ahem...anyway, the reason my husband ROCKS this week is a simple one: He has a very kind heart. And this is why:

We are MOVING - again - for the 1 billionth time (it seems)!

Now, you ask, why does that have ANYTHING to do with him having a kind heart? Because, we are moving in with my single-mom sister and my nephew! We are having some trouble financially, and aren't able to save as much as we would like to, so we are moving in with her to help her with my nephew, and help her with her finances as well!

When we originally agreed to move in together, we had decided NO ROOMATES. We just didn't want the hassle and trust factor that is involved with having someone else live with you. But, (1) we trust my sister, (2) the economy is pretty much forcing this on us.

I am excited, because I am going to get to see my nephew grow up before my eyes, and that is a wonderful thing!

My Hubby ROCKS

Happy First Birthday to my nephew!!

I remember this day last year like it was yesterday. My sister called me, said that they were back in the hospital and that Gabe was coming that day!! I went to work, and basically told my boss I was leaving. He, of course made me come back that day at the WORST POSSIBLE TIME because he had to leave, so I BEGGED God to let my sister wait until I could get there in order to push! I finally got there with Uncle Mike (my hubby) and we went up to the waiting room. I went in and helped Andrea (by holding her leg) and I have to say it was the most DISGUSTINGLY beautiful thing I have ever seen in my entire life! He was beautiful, and still is!!
Here he is fresh and clean after birth with his mommy.

And the next day with his Auntie Rachael =)
And here he is with his mommy on her birthday back on October 8th. He has gotten so big! I can't wait to see where this next year takes him, other than walking and talking!! =)
HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY GABE! Auntie Rachael and Uncle Mike love you bunches and can't wait to move in with you after Christmas!! =)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Farris Family Christmas Decorating Exravaganza 2009!

So, I told you all I would post pictures when I have everything completed! Let's just say that I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Christmas, and my house feels SO cozy and warm (even though TEMPERATURE wise it is FREEZING right now!) and I am loving my decorations! So without further ado, lets just get to the good stuff =)
With the lights on

Lights off

It says, "First Christmas Together" and 2009 in the heart

In honor of my favorite Christmas movie

And one of my childhood obsessions =)

Stockings (on a bookcase, cuz I have no chimney or mantle LOL)

Kitchen lights

Desk area with all my Christmas baubles and nativity set

Front porch

And what everyone sees from the road!

Merry Christmas!! =)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

My Husband Rocks!

SO, this week, I've been all about Christmas. And my hubby, well, lets just say that he is NOT a Christmas kind of guy. But, the reason my husband rocks this week, is because he actually WENT THROUGH the Christmas section with me and let me pick out WHATEVER I wanted! Granted, we still have to get stockings and holders for the "kids (cats)" but that's all we have left and then we will be set!

I am decorating tomorrow, and will be putting pictures up tomorrow evening! So, for humoring me with the music, the tree, and the decorations....


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Day Zero Update (fifteen weeks)

So....sorry I didn't update last week, but with the holidays and everything I wasn't really focused on Day Zero stuff. That's ok, because I'm going to give you the rundown now on how everything has been going!

Today is Month 4, Week 15, Day 101!! I thought it was fitting that I'm posting on day 101, kinda cool. Anyway, I've worked on a few things this past month, but my main focus has been the Gym. I no longer have a workout partner, Angel decided that what we were doing wasn't working out for her and she wanted to lose the weight faster, so we have now split off and are doing our own thing. I'm trying to find another partner, but lately I have been fine with going on my own. I've been doing well, but I didn't go at all last week, and with the holidays and how much I ate, that's probably not a good thing. I have laid out a schedule for myself, and I am going to start following it religiously on Monday. NO MORE SLEEPING IN, I've got to get on a regular pattern.

Of course, girl night #1/Christmas decorating was a success! We had so much fun and there's only two more days till we see each other again and decorate MY house!! YAY!

In addition to that, Mike and I went on a double date with our friends Laurel and Tom last night, and we had a really good time! We went and saw Old Dogs with Robin Williams. It was good, but it was SHORT. I would recommend waiting until it comes out on video to see it. Then we went back to our house and all watched Ghosts of Girlfriends Past together. CUTE movie! And you gotta love Matthew McConaughey - so hot. We will have to do it again! I love hanging out with them. They are getting married next year, and I'm so excited for them!

We have also determined that we are going to be moving out. We hate our landlord and we're just tired of him never fixing anything and always hounding us for his money, when he has never done ONE thing to make our place a better place to live than the sh*thole that it is. So, my sister and I are looking for places right now, I will hopefully have some good news soon! We're trying to move in by January 1st. So I may have to put aside some of my goals for a bit until we get all settled in. I am excited though, because that means I will get to spend more time with my nephew, and see my sister more often. And this will help her out with the single mom stresses of one income. I will let you know whenever we find something!

Watching the movies on the AFI 100 list has not been on my top priorities. I'm thinking about revising that particular goal, because I'm honestly just not that interested. I'm leaving it for now, I may end up getting back into it, but I may not.

I'm also going to have to think of something to replace my seeing Gabe once a month now as well. I don't know what yet, but I'll work on it.

I have most of the wedding photos printed now, and just need to get them into the album and photo guestbook. So that goal should be complete soon.

Other than that, there's really nothing to report.
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