Today is the last day of the challenge. I'm going to have to find new things to post on here, and fast! I'll have to wrack my brain for that. :) The challenge is to post a photo of something you are excited about. I am very excited to be seeing my girls here in about a week and a half! I miss them both so much. I love my Natalie and Kira!
Today's challenge is to post a photo of your favorite holiday. Mine is Christmas. To me, its about being together as a family and enjoying being with one another. The presents are just an added bonus. The snow, the tree, and the food are the best parts.
Today's challenge is to post a photo of the last movie you saw in theaters. Its been a while since I've been to see a movie, but I do believe I last saw the movie, "Due Date". It was such a funny movie! I love Zach Galifianakis, and he was perfect for this role.
Today's challenge is to post a photo of something you would take with you if you were on a deserted island. I would bring my purse. My purse would have everything that I needed, like my cell phone, wallet, gum, and lip gloss. It sure would help me get outta there!
Phew, I'm finally back on here to post! Whoohoo! Today's challenge is to post a photo of your favorite sport. I am not really huge on sports, but I do like to watch football every now and again. I am a fan of the Oregon Ducks.... and the Oregon Beavers. I can't choose just one! They are both good.
It seems like not that long ago that my NicoAnn was just born. Fast forward to now. She's all over the place! In March, she started walking. Since then, she hasn't looked back. She likes to dump out her toys, "help" with cleaning, taking food out of the cupboards.... and throwing and drawing with her food. Its so cute to see her doing that! She especially has fun with Cheerios. All foods seem to work for her. She gets it everywhere! Of course, I snap pictures of that when I can. I am enjoying these toddler years with her, as it really does go by so fast.
Today's challenge is to post a photo of your your dream car. I've got to say, I don't really have a dream car! I don't know enough about them at all. I do like the Toyota 2010 Matrix. I think it looks pretty. That's about what I like in cars: pretty.
I haven't been updating on my recent weight loss journey at all, but I have still been working on it. I am proud to say that I am down a whole 10 pounds since March! Yippee skipee! I am so happy about this. I have literally been working my butt off. It has been taking some time, but I am very proud of myself for sticking with it. There might be some confusion though.... not sure how many have noticed, but I do have a weight loss ticker on here. It says that I have only lost 3.3 lbs, but that is only because I had to start over the in the recent weeks. Last month was crazy hectic, with flying to Nashville to get Cadence, then Spring Break, then a 3 day trip to Pendleton! I didn't even think about working out at that time. Thankfully, I didn't gain any weight back. So, since I had to start again, that is how much weight I have lost since then. My journey is far from over. I still need to lose 25 pounds overall. For the remainder of this month, I am setting another 5 pound goal. I am hoping to lose more than that, as so far this month, I have lost 3.1 pounds. The extra 0.2 pounds are from last month from when I decided to start again. Not bad at all if I do say so myself. I just gotta keep it up!
Today's photo challenge is to post a picture of where you live. I live in the state of Montana, not to far off from the Idaho border. In this picture, its mostly just scenery, but you can see the town off in the distance, and you can see our house too. If you look down towards the right, you'll be able to see our little white and blue house. I am proud of it, as its our very own house. :)
Today's photo challenge is to post a photo of your favorite actor/actress. I don't really have a favorite actor. I think some of them are just alright. I do have a favorite actress, and that would be Drew Barrymore. I have always loved her. I just like the kind of person she is, plus I think she is beautiful. I enjoy her movies, especially the funny, goofy ones.
Today's challenge is to post a photo of someplace you wish you were at right now. I'd love to be in Lincoln City, OR and be at the beach! I love going there. It's such a beautiful place, and it just seems so peaceful to me. Lots of happy memories there too!
Today's challenge is to post a photo of your room. My room is nothing spectacular, but its nice and big, and the master bath is attached. Plus, we've got a nice big closet now too! I couldn't get a picture of my whole room, so this was the best I could do. I love my bedroom.
Today's challenge is to post a photo of someone you've been told you look like. For me, that would be Alanis Morissette. I've been compared to her so many times, and once was even mistaken for her! Kinda cool if you ask me. :)
Today's challenge is to post a photo of your dream home. Now, I can't say I have a particular home that I dream of living in, but I do know the type I wish I could have. I love, love, LOVE Victorian homes. They are so pretty!!! I like that they are big, and I can just picture myself living in one.
Today's photo challenge is to post a photo of your favorite movie. My most favorite movie of all time is "The Wedding Singer." Its just a perfect movie, and I love how Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore are in the movie as well. They are two of my most favorite actors. Plus, their chemistry is great, and its based in the 80's!
Today's challenge is to post a photo of the best part of your day. Mine starts early in the morning. Its looking forward to a great cup of coffee that gets me up and motivated to start the day. I seem to put more creamer and sugar in it than coffee, but its still coffee! And its sooooo good. It makes me happy. :)
Today's challenge is to post a photo of the people you spend most of the day with. Since I am a stay at home mommy, I am around my daughter and step-daughter for a majority of the day. My whole day is all about kids! Things are always interesting around here.
Today's challenge is to post a photo of your 'other half'. My other half would be my Robbie. We have been together a whole two years now! He is so much fun, and he always knows how to make me laugh. What I love most about him is that he accepts me for exactly as I am, and he doesn't expect me to be somebody else. <3
Today's photo challenge is to post a photo of your favorite place to eat. There is this great Japanese restaurant in Bend, OR called Shoji's. I'm assuming its still there as I haven't eaten there in over 5 years. They had such great food, and you got to see the chef cook the food! They would make it a lot of fun. My most favorite was the teriyaki chicken. Even though I haven't been there in years, it is still my most favorite restaurant.
Today's challenge is to post a photo of the house that you grew up in. As a kid, I didn't just live in one house. I think I might have lived in at least 10 houses... maybe more than that. We moved around a whole lot. I do have a photo of one house I did live in for about a year and a half. When I was 10, my family moved to the great state of Montana. Which it is kind of funny, as I now live here again! Crazy. Anyway, when I first came back up here, I decided to see if I could find it. Sure enough, I did!!! The house hasn't changed one bit.
Today's challenge is to post a photo of a crazy night. Well, I have no photos of me during a crazy night. I make sure no cameras are around LOL The best I can do is tell you is how I went to Kentucky and back all in one day. Now that was crazy! It was the longest day EVER. But, it was exciting too! I was able to get my step-daughter, Cadence, we had ourselves a great time.
Today's challenge is to post a photo of a tradition that you have. This is something that I feel is a whole lot of fun every single year. Taking my girls out trick or treating! We love seeing the decorations on houses. We love being able to see all of the costumes that everyone is wearing. Most of all, it is about spending time together! It is always a great time.
Today's photo challenge is to post a photo of someone that you miss. The immediate people that I miss are Natalie and Kira. I miss them like crazy when they are gone. We always have such a fun and good time when we are together, and I cherish every single one of those times.
The person that I miss most of all is my son, Nathan. He was so little, so precious. Even though my time with him was very short, I will always be so happy for the time I did have with him. I think of him every day. I wonder what kind of little boy he would be today. Some days hurt more than others. Even though he is gone, his memory will always live on.
Today's challenge is to post a photo that always makes you smile. This photo just does that. This was taken about 3 years ago. Every day, I would take my Natalie and Kira over to the Pendleton Aquatic Center. The girls would always have so much fun! I was always trying to take group photos of us. They always turned out just like this. Kira was always looking away from the camera it seems. It just reminds how much the girls loved going there. It was a great time.
Today's challenge is to post a photo of something that you hate. Not only do I hate them, they give me the creeps and heebie jeebies. Cows. They just don't look right! Its like I'm afraid they are going to attack me or want to eat my brain. I can't explain it. I have never, ever liked cows. From far away, I don't mind. But, if they are up close.... it makes my skin crawl just thinking about it! And yes, I know that is something very weird to be afraid of... but that's just me!
Today's photo challenge is to post a photo of yourself with a family member. This picture was taken about two years ago. It was the first time I had seen my little brother, K.C., in years. I was so glad to see him! The last time I saw him he was 14. This time around, he was 18. Amazing how the time flew by!!! It was great seeing him after all that time.
Today's challenge is to post a photo of something that means a lot to you. What means the most to me more than anything is my family. I don't know what I would do without any of them. They all bring such joy and happiness to me. My life would be nothing without them.
Last week, I forgot to do my favorite photo Friday. I had all of my girls with me, and time just slipped away from me. This time though, I did remember, even though I am a whole day late. Oopsie!
This photo is of Natalie when she was almost 2 years old. We were in the Springfield Gateway Mall. Inside, they have some fun little cars to ride for a couple of quarters. Natalie always loved to ride on them. This picture is especially one of my favorites. I just love her expression, plus I think she looks a whole lot like me here. I love how blonde her hair was growing in. She was bald for so long! She had great fun this day.
Today's challenge is to post a photo of your day. For a majority of the day, Cadence (my step daughter) has been playing Barbie's in the Barbie vacation house. She asked me to play with her, so we played together! We had a whole lot of fun. I like that I can still play with Barbie's!
Today's challenge is to post a photo of something you wish you could change. What I wish I could change was people. I don't mean all people necessarily. Most of them are wonderful! There are some people out there that don't realize how cold, disrespectful, or hurtful they can be. Or, maybe they do. If I could change that, I think the world would be a better place.
Today's photo challenge is to post a photo of your favorite book. Since I can't choose a favorite book, I've chosen my favorite series: Harry Potter. I remember when this series first came out, and I always said that I would never, ever, even in a million years, never read them. I didn't think it sounded very good to be honest. But, last year I changed my mind, and decided to give them a chance. And I am so glad that I did! The whole series is just amazing. Harry's story turned out to be a very good thing for him in the end. I like how "magical" it all seemed!
Today's challenge is to post a photo of something you wish you were better at. I wish I was better at taking pictures.... of myself. I don't ever like how I look in pictures. I think sometimes I look too dorky! I'm getting better at it though. This one isn't so bad!
Today's challenge is to post a photo of something you wish you could forget. I wish I could forget Sherry (my real mom) leaving my brother and I when we were little. It hurt growing up. Even though I am now 27 years old, I still think of how much I wish I could forget all of the things that she had ever done to me. I forgive her, but I will never forget. She is the reason I am a good mom. I could never hurt my girls like that. So, I suppose it is good to remember her for that.
Last week, I had my girls, Natalie and Kira up to visit. It was their spring break. I was worried it wouldn't feel like Spring, as there is still snow over here in Montana. Regardless of the snow and the amounts of rain, we had such a good time. The week went by too fast for my taste. When it was time to send them back to their Dad, Natalie (my oldest) took it hard. Kira was excited to see her Dad though. The whole drive there, I felt so terrible.
Its been about two years since the divorce. It was something that I wanted, and I'm glad that I did it. The only thing I would change is how hard its been on my girls. Since I live in Montana, and they live in Oregon about 6.5 hours away, it makes it even harder. The girls live with their Dad at the moment, so during breaks, I am able to have them come down. I love every single minute of it! I always wish it would last longer. Each time I have to send them back though, it breaks my heart just a little more.
The girls have been gone for 2 days now. Kira wanted to call and talk to me. She's missing Mommy today. How I wish there was something I could do to be able to see her right now. I look on the bright side though. I will be seeing them again next week, as Natalie has a dance in hip-hop coming up. I'll be down in Oregon for a couple of days, and I'm so excited!
I know that any parent who is divorced knows how hard it is on the child(ren). As long as they all know how much we love and adore them, that is what matters. Nothing can ever change that.
Today's challenge is to post a photo of somewhere you'd like to travel. There are a lot of places that I really want to go... but this one seems a whole lot easier to do. It doesn't require me going overseas, and that is perfect. I don't want to travel that long anyway!!! I would love to visit New York City. No specific reason really.... its just something that I've always wanted to do. I'd have to see the Statue of Liberty... go to Central Park, and see where the World Trade Center used to be. I'm hoping in the future, I can do this.
Today's challenge is to post a photo of yourself when you were little. I only have just these two thankfully! I was almost worried I'd have to find one from when I was a teenager! In this picture, I am in 3rd grade or 4th grade. I lived in California for 4 years. After that was when we moved to Montana to live for a year.
In this one, I was in the 6th grade. Check out that long hair!!! Eeep!!! So glad my hair isn't that long anymore. This was back when we had moved to Oregon. I lived in Oakridge for 3 years.
Today's challenge is to post a photo of your biggest insecurity. I would say for me, it is my weight. Can't really post a picture of weight.... so instead here is my enemy: the scale. As you all know, the past couple of months, I've been working big time to lose it. So far, I think I'm doing good, but, I am still very insecure about it. I will lose the weight!!!
My name is Christina, and I'm a young mommy at only 27 years old! I've got myself 3 girls, ranging from 10 years old to 1 year old. I stay home with my girls, and I've decided to give blogging a try to see what happens, and hopefully meet some other moms.