Wednesday, November 30, 2011


My mom and I introduced Sweetpea to photobooth today, enjoy! :)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Turkey Day Preview

Ok,  I must accept the fact that I have been/will be computerless for awhile, so I need to buck up and blog!

My new blogger app on my phone upload the pics really small and they become all pixelated- not great but better than nothing until I can download the real pics from my camera, right?

Here are some pics of Sweetpea and Yours Truly at Thanksgiving. We bright get walker and raised her up to the height if the table- mommy was tickled by this! :)

And here is proof that while she may be under weight, it is not for lack of trying- that girl can eat! She eats more than I do usually! :)

Monday, November 28, 2011

MTCM: Surviving Thanksgiving

9 weeks: 17lbs

My computer is still out! :(

While I haven't had weight change in a few weeks, I'm still encouraged...

1. I'm not doing this to lose weight in the first place.

2.  I'm not gaining weight.

3. I survived Thanksgiving- I still counted calories and stayed under,  and I didn't gain weight. :)

If you haven't downloaded the "lose it" app yet, you must! Its the secret to my success!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! Look at my little turkey's face! So thankful for her! Praise Jesus for saving me and sending me Mr. Incredible and Sweetpea!

Excuse the pic of a pic off my camera...can't wait to get my computer fixed!

Monday, November 21, 2011


8 weeks: 17lbs

My computer is still out! :(

I'll leave you with a little encouragement for you from one of my favorite movies:


Thursday, November 17, 2011

That's how she rolls

Y'all, my computer is still out and we haven't taken it in to get fixed yet. :( Get used to phone posts cause that's all I'll be able to post for awhile. :(

Yesterday I raised Sweetpea in her new walker high enough to where her feet wouldn't touch the ground. This allowed get to push herself around with the wheels- this took her seconds to master and she spent all night rolling around the church. Such a joy to see! Praise Jesus!

Monday, November 14, 2011

MTCM: 7 weeks

7 weeks, 17 lbs.

As I said last week, I have seen results, but to encourage the rest of you who may be seeing less... I still have 30 to go! I'm  not even half way there yet! I'm not losing  heart because I know I'm doing this for God's glory first, then my health, then how I look.

Sorry for my short post and my lack of posting. My computer bit the  dust- like I'm  praying all the stuff on my  hard drive will not be lost forever! :/

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

twenty kids

The Duggars announced today that they are expecting their 20th child.

Now, when she experienced trauma with her 19th child I felt kinda bad- you can't stop at 19! You have to make it to 20, ya know? :)

Now that number 20 is on its way, I am a little annoyed.

There are over 147 million orphans in the world!

Kids that cry for and dream of mom and dad.

Kids that pray and fast for THEIR FRIENDS to get adopted. How much more selfless can you get?

Mr. Incredible and I are not pursuing birth children because that would be one less orphan we could give a home to.

Now, don't misunderstand, we, like the Duggars, are relying on God in that department. If He decides for me to get pregnant, then we will be THRILLED. We are just not pursing it.

I understand that the Duggars are being blessed by God, but they could be blessed by God through adoption as well if they so chose.

I am not saying it is wrong to have birth children- never! They are a gift from God for sure. BUT so are the kids waiting around the world crying for a mommy. Why not have both?

Many look up to Michelle, and I understand why. Let me introduce you to someone I look up to even more- Linny at A Place Called Simplicity. Go read her story, now!

The Bible proves God's love for the orphan. How are you obeying? Adoption, fostering, donating to someones adoption, donating to an orphanage... how are you caring for orphans? James 1:27

Monday, November 7, 2011

MTCM: Overcoming Discouragement

6 weeks: 15 pounds and a few ounces :)

I use an old school scale that does not tell you the ounces you lose. That makes it difficult when the line is in between two numbers. This morning it was a little below the 15 lb mark, but not close enough to call it 16 lbs... so I am still counting those ounces, because they are in fact gone! :)

When I first started I lost almost 10 pounds in 2 weeks, and the last 5 took all of these last 4 weeks! That could really quickly become discouraging! As I have said before, I am not doing this for weight lost, but still... discouraging.

DO NOT get discouraged my friends! Pounds coming off- heck ounces coming off- is still weight lost!

In spite of my little discouragement, I got huge encouragement this weekend! Totally did away with the discouragement let me tell ya!

See the pictures below... scroll down to look then scroll back up here... I'll wait...

Ok, what size do you think those shorts are?

SIZE 6!!! Now, I am not saying I am a size 6 yet, but I fit into them! Wahoo! Honestly, I thought that by the end of my journey I would get into a size 6 and that would be the smallest I could be. Now, I think I could easily be a comfortable 4 when this is all said and done! :)

Remember this post about how my jeans were too tight 6 weeks ago, and then 2 weeks ago they fit really well? Well, do you know what size they were? 10! So I went from barely fitting into a 10 6 weeks ago, (like I could snap the button, but I had lots of fat hanging over the top), to fitting comfortably into a size 6! Encouraged indeed! Praise Jesus!
Here I am ready for a party on Saturday- notice my inner thighs- once those are gone, none of my legs will touch! :) My legs are almost back to normal! Praise God! (Does anyone have attractive knee caps? I've always hated mine! lol).
Ok, so my elbow is totally awkward... moving on...

See where my hand is- that is my waist, not where the shirt ends... don't you love layered sweaters? Not! lol Oh, and the way I am standing makes my thighs look bigger and the shorts look a little is the way I am standing! :) Self timers don't allow for time to pose properly! lol

I know some of you have had great results as well! Keep up the good work and keep sharing your stories! Let me know if I can pray for any of your journeys!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Birth Photography

I do not even know where to begin. I honestly have not even been able to think of anything else but this birth since I shot it last week!

It was a natural, at home birth. Like most people, I thought she was crazy.

If I ever give birth, this will be what I choose too! I think every woman should see a birth like this- it will change your thinking immediately, (and apparently this was a really tough labor for mom and it still didn't scare me away).

Her midwife was AMAZING! Totally changed my thinking about midwives as well! She is a Christian midwife in the Katy area, click here. I have many pictures of her praying over mom! So amazing!

I will let the pics speak for themselves- when you see husband and wife together you will see why I first fell in love with this idea of home birth.

I edited these to cut out some body parts and such, so this slideshow is safe for all to see, (I let Mr. Incredible view it). Warning: it does show the head coming out, but nothing gory or anything. :) BUT I must warn you- you may have a huge urge to diet and exercise after you see this video. Even though she is 40+ weeks pregnant and giving birth- mom has a rocking bod! You are going to be jealous, that's ok, you're not alone! lol

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Trick or Treat Tuesday

I updated a post from a few days ago with real pics, as opposed to phone pics. HERE

Did you notice that I blogged everyday for the month of October? I actually had blogged everyday a few days leading up to that as well, but once I posted on the first, I decided to try to post everyday! I was successful! I hope you enjoyed all the posts, and I promise to try to keep it up as much as possible! :)

We do not celebrate Halloween, but I do not see a problem letting our kids dress up and get candy. So we go Trick or Treating- we do not say the "H" word. :)
We're one "hapbee" family!
October 30, 2010. Our first trip to the pumpkin patch...
A year and a day later- we didn't make it to a patch this year, so this will have to do. :)
Mr. Incredible is such a trooper- he dressed up as well. Oh the things we do for love :)
see- trooper! :)

10.31.10 :)
cutest little bee you ever did see!

SweetBEE and Nana Nell!
Thanks for buying her costume! :)
The Cokes joined us :)
SweetBEE loves her Cokes :)

SweetBEE had a blast! She learned very quickly that she got lots and lots of...

Not the best of mommy, but look at SweetBEE's smile! :)
SweetBEE's first stop. :) She was given a snickers and shocked us all when she opened it all by herself :)

SweetBEE giving Mr. Incredible squeezes and pat pats. :)
Notice the chocolate mouth! :)

I love my beeutiful babee and am so thankful for her! I can't wait for all the years to come! :) Praise Jesus!