Tuesday, July 31, 2007


O. M. G. Becky.

My stepson turned 18 today.

I am now a mother to a grown child.


Monday, July 30, 2007

Happy Monday!

Augh. I actually love Mondays because I love being able to get back into my normal routine and getting my house in order (from the many weekend messes and relaxation), but I loathe getting the energy to take that first step and MOVE.

I just got done working out, for the first time today anyway. I'll work out again with Big Hunk tonight. We have begun this new workout program that is SO hard, but so rewarding! It's called P90X , and it is a vigorous, incredibly challenging 90 day program (90 days straight!) that works every part of your body for amazing results. I have only been doing it a couple weeks (but we can never commit to every single day, so I do it as much as I can) and I can see such a difference!! We took all our measurements (and photos, ick) when we started, so I'm excited to see how much I've lost when we're done. Not that I think I'll ever be truly done, I actually really enjoy it and have never felt so challenged in my life. I'll literally find myself groaning as I strain myself to finish a set of weights or pull-ups, or to complete a series of cardio, but I have never seen results as quickly as I am now. My arms are so much more defined (I've got guns, baby! lol) and my stomach is flatter. Of course my tummy is still nothing but stretched out skin, but I have my kids to thank for that. ;)

Well, I planned on posting pics of Mike's birthday and stuff, but the kids are eating lunch and I want to take a shower. Lots of stuff to do! God bless!!

Friday, July 27, 2007

Back to life!

Wow, after having a journal for so many years online (geez! almost 6 years now!) I have grown tired of the need to blog for everyone else (those people that prod you when your life has gotten to crazy to update), and have finally ventured into a blog of my own. I'm excited! There have been so many times over the past few months that I wish I could share photos or write about something going on in our lives, but then I would think "No one will read it anyway" so I just didn't bother. Not that anyone will read this one anyway, but at least I don't feel like I'm doing it for an "audience" that just doesn't care. ;)

Anyway, welcome! I am Mel and I have been married to my Big Hunk for almost 8 years now. We have two little ones, Mike & Ike that are 5 & 3. And, two teenagers that are 18 & 16. Our hearts are full! We own our own business (vacation home rentals) and are a God-loving, homeschooling, Jesus freak kind of bunch. :) God has truly blessed us!