Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year

I was told that this year is going to be my year so I resolve to be optimistic this year. I also resolve that this year I will lose 50lbs before Christmas rolls around again. I have been truly blessed throughout the entire year of 2011 so I know that 2012 will be even better. God is great and always blesses those who bless others. I pray that each and every one of you have as great of a year as I plan on having. HAPPY NEW YEARS!!!

Friday, December 30, 2011

A Very Busy But Good Day

My day started off with a breakfast meeting at McD's with a great friend of mine. Afterwards, Me and the boys went to pick up a really great desk and sofa table from a couple off of Craigslist (FYI: I LOVE CL). Came home for a short while only to run back out to Walmart to hit up the holiday area where I found some great little buys and my bestie's belated Christmas gift. I also went to Sears to get my free exercise ball-thank you Fit Studio. I grabbed pizza on the way home that turned into a fiasco. The pizza guy made the totally wrong pizza and I didn't know it until I got home since the hubby was the one to order it. So off I went again to exchange the pizza. I finally got to relax for a little while before I decided to go out dumpster diving. Yes ladies you heard me right, I said dumpster diving. This is one of my fav pastimes. I got some really great stuff and well lets say that Ty, our black lab, is in doggie heaven with all the new babies I found for him. I am seriously drained now after all of this. Sorry this is kind of a long post but my hubby decided to fix my computer today so this is the first chance I've had to get on it all day =)

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Missing Snow?!?!?

So I'm about to say something I never thought I would....I MISS SNOW! I know it sounds crazy, trust me I know. I have no idea what has gotten into me but I seriously just want there to be a ton of the fluffy white stuff. I've been living in Nashville for 9 years and this is the first time ever that I've actually been praying for snow. I think its mostly because I'm in the cuddle up, pj wearing, hot cocoa drinking kind of mood lately. I wish it would just get here already....that's what sucks about being in the South. I'm still holding out all hope though.

Loving Life

I can't explain it but all I can say is that I have a great sense of peace today. This is very rare in my house so I'm going to take it for all its worth. I have cooked, cleaned, folded laundry, made lunch and vacuumed the whole downstairs. I guess that I must be feeling pretty good. Just going to sit here, relax, and enjoy my day. I love being a mom and all the other hats I wear as well. I can't imagine my life any different then it is right now.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Today was a good day

So I'm wrapping up my night as I sit here and blog this. The boys are all tucked away in their beds and I'm laying in my own. Things went pretty smooth this evening, not too many bumps. I got to chat with my new friend Callie on Facebook. We're planning on getting together Saturday and doing something with the kids. Might be another trip to Chuck E Cheese, who knows...its still too early to decide. Getting excited about my first review. I can't wait for the package to arrive and get started. Well good night and sweet dreams to all. I'll be back again tomorrow.

Relaxing today

For those of you that don't know, I have heart problems. There are a lot of times when my body just won't let me do what I really want to do. Sadly today has been one of those days. I've had a lot of dizziness and general all over weakness. But of course none of this matters because I am still a mom and a wife. My boys have actually been fairly good today knowing that momma is sick. They haven't stressed me out and are playing on the living room floor quietly. Now if I could just get the dinner fairy and the housework elves to come over I would be set for the rest of the day. Since that's not going to happen I'm not going to stress about the house, for once, lol. When bedtime rolls around I will be heading to my own with the boys. I would also like to say a quick thank you to all my followers and let you know that I will be doing my first review and giveaway sometime next month =)

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


I'm still not feeling myself today. In fact I feel worse today then I yesterday. I can't seem to get my mind off of my weight. I'm like completely obsessed with it. I feel as if I'm a totally gross human being and can't seem to figure out how my hubby could even still be attached to me. Really could use some inspiration and some real good tips on helping me stay focused and actually lose weight.

Monday, December 26, 2011


Just feeling really blah right now for some reason. Not feeling this whole diet and exercise thing. I don't think I've even made a notch in my weigh loss goal. Could really use some kind words and motivation to keep me going.

A word to the wise

If you're planning on taking back any of your kids toys to get them something different you might a well wait at least a few days. The shelves at the stores are completely bare. We returned one of Izayah's things so he could get a WWE wrestling ring. After countless lines and 3 different stores we still could not find a single one. Luckily he opted to just get some new wrestlers instead. I still felt bad though because he couldn't get what he really wanted. I guess I should have known better then to go out there today.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Dinner

So the ham I bought at (lovely) Wal-mart apparently was bad. When I went to open it up to start cooking it the whole thing just started to fall apart. Since this was what I had planned for our dinner of course I immediately started freaking out. I really didn't have much of anything to go with the other sides I already had made: sweet potato casserole, mac & cheese, greens, scalloped corn. I did the only thing I could think of since I didn't even have the option of running to the store. I puller some chicken out of the deep freezer and defrosted it. We had some yummy homemade fried chicken which went perfectly with all the other food :). I managed to save Christmas dinner, even if it was a little un-traditional. YAY ME!!!!!

Merry Christmas

Breakfast is cooking and the kids are eager to open presents. We decided to wait for presents until after breakfast. I truly hope they are happy with everything they got. Once presents are done it's off to see The Chipmunks: Chipwreaked. Afterwards we'll be enjoying our Christmas dinner...hopefully with a few friends over as well. I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas this joyous day. Happy birthday to our Lord and Savior. Always remember what Christmas really means.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve 2

Today was such a fun day. The boys were totally surprised that we went to Chuck E Cheese & a movie. Afterwards we  got McD's for dinner and came home to bake cookies. All in all it was a wonderful day so much so that I made a deal with the boys. The deal is that if they can behave and help out around the house at least once a month we will go do something like today. Our next trip is planned for January 14th....we'll have to wait and see if it indeed takes place. I managed to get all the presents wrapped and under the tree within an hour :) Grateful for the day but I now need rest for tomorrow. Good night all. Sweet dreams and Merry Christmas (Eve).

Christmas Eve 1

Plans have changed for today. Instead of staying at home  baking cookies and making ornaments my hubby decided that it was take your family to work day. Since he's working 7hrs today there's no way I'm sitting here with the boys doing nothing that whole time. In just a while I plan on taking them to Chuck E Cheese then to see Puss in Boots. After the daddy get off work we're all going to pitch in to get the house clean before our guests come. Then if we still have time we're going to bake the cookies, make the ornaments and watch a family movie. I'm tired just from typing all that, can't imagine how I'm going to feel by the end of the day, lol.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Knoxville Trip

Okay so as I said before as this blog goes on you will learn more about me and my kids. Today my hubby, our boys and myself drove to Knoxville to see our daughter. She is in a residential treatment center there for mental health and behavioral issues. It was somewhat of a sad trip because we had to make the tough decision to not allow her to come home for Christmas. We did this for the safety of our other kids, and myself as well. It's hard to believe that we're going to celebrate the holidays without her here but I know that its for the best right now. On the good side of things she completely lit up when she opened the MP3 player we got her. She didn't seem to care about any of her other gifts after seeing that. I guess momma did an awesome job choosing that. I'm off to bed so that I can get enough rest to deal with all the happenings tomorrow. The boys and I are baking cookies and making homemade ornaments while daddy is at work. Once the hubby returns we're all cuddling in the bed together to watch White Christmas(one of my fav movies). Good night and sweet dreams from one pooped out momma.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Still Learning

I figured out how to change my background on here but I'm still having a lot of trouble getting the button on here. I'll eventually figure it all out so please bare with me. About to retire to my room for the night so I'll be wide eyed tomorrow for our trip to Knoxville.

Exercise Update

I just did 22 minutes on the treadmill. Anyone who knows me and my kids knows that this is a HUGE feat, lol. I've been drinking tons of water and watching what I eat by cutting it in half and not eating anything after 7-8. I don't have a scale right now so I don't know if any of my efforts over the last week or better have paid off.  I'm going to let myself think that I've lost at least 2lbs. I just really wish that it was as easy to get it off as it is to put it on.


My boys keep surprising me more and more over the last couple of days. They keep going around the house and cleaning up everything. When they can't find something to clean the start bugging me for something to do. I truly think that aliens kidnapped my babies and replaced them with cleaning machines. Gotta love my babes though :)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Me & the boys

The day has been actually going really good. I think I got my fill of exercise between last night running around Walmart like a headless chicken and today running around the house. Me and the boys are just relaxing watching The Incredibles on ABC Family. I love watching the 25 days of Christmas each year. I'm thinking hot cocoa for a treat tonight :)

Tuesday Morning

I'm sitting here trying to figure out why it is that my kids are always complaining of being bored. They have so much more then I ever thought of having as a kid. They have things like a trampoline, video games and toys coming out their hind ends. I just don't understand where children's imaginations have gone to....oh wait yes I do. Television and video games have robbed our children of having a creative mind, at least one that's as creative as we were at their age. My oldest boy thinks that the world is coming to an end if he doesn't get to play games either on the playstation, computer or my phone. It's just really sad and no matter how hard I fight against it all they seem to always win somehow.

Sunday, December 18, 2011


So today has been pretty crappy. My hubby has been in a bad mood since he woke up and nothing I do seems to make it any better. On the good side I took the boys to church this evening and had a wonderful time there. Now I'm home getting them ready for bed and making the hubby dinner :)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Saturday Morning......

So I must have woken up completely insane because I have 6 little boys in my house right now. There's my own 3 and 3 of their friends. There is a huge testosterone overload happening right now...heck even the dog is a boy, lol.

Friday, December 16, 2011

My Mission

I vow that I will lose at least 40lbs before the summer gets here(but I'm hoping for more). I need to have as much support on this journey as possible. I know that there's no one out there reading this yet but I hope there will be soon. Please follow me to help keep me motivated!!!!


Okay, so I'm super new to all of this so I hope anyone who comes here is patient with me at first. My name is Jeni. I'm a 35 year old stay at home mom to Alyssa(12), Shailyr(9), Jaeden(7), Izayah(6) and wife to Adrian. In case being a mom wasn't enough I decided to become a full-time student as well. My family and I live in Nashville, TN. I deal with all of the normal stresses of everyday life and a few unique ones as well. See 2 of my children are special needs(you'll learn more about them as this blog grows), hence the name mom of chaos house.