Monday, April 30, 2012


This post is all about me!(Mettina)  My whole life I have struggled with weight.  I've tried working out and going on diets.  Nothing seems to work.  I have a good friend that went on weight watchers a few years ago and she has lost a ton of weight and has kept it off.  We started talking around Christmas time about the program and I decided to give it a try.  I started Jan 3rd and to this day have lost 25lbs, or 10% of myself!  I have retrained myself how to eat.  I'm not starving all the time, and I don't feel like I have to eat everything all the time. I realized that I would eat a lot at night just because I was bored.  I would also eat whatever left overs the kids had on their plates.  I'm eating better foods and the right portions.  My clothes are not fitting at all, as most of you know, which is a good thing!  I'm even bringing out boxes of 9 year old clothes that are too big!!  The best part is that I feel good about myself.  I'm not so tired all the time.  I get out with my kids more now too.  I plan to keep going at least another 30lbs so I'm almost half way there.  I should put pix on here so that I can look back later, but I'm not that brave yet ;)  Thanks for all the support from family and friends, you know who you are.  I wouldn't be able to do it without you guys!!

Mettina :)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Growing kids and fun times

I never thought I would let me girls color their hair pink...well...I didn't, but they did get hot pink "extensions" when they got their hair cut.  Samantha's fell out within a 2 days and Nellie's has been in for over a month!

 Samantha has been WAITING and WAITING and WAITING for her first tooth to come out.  It finally happened a couple of weeks ago!!  The crazy thing is that her new tooth was already out behind it.  That was weird to me because Nellie looses teeth and the new ones don't grow in for months.

 Owen is becoming quite the little ham.  It's hard even for me to believe that he is only 2.  He's as big, if not bigger, than most 4 year olds that I know!  He totally has the 2 turning 3 attitude though!
New clothes for church...size 5!!

 We went to the Mountain for spring break and had a blast!  It was just us, our friends and one other family!  I've never been there with practically no one there, it was great!

 Patrick turned 31 on St. Patrick's Day.  We all dressed up and had a fun day together.  That night a group of friends went bowling with us.  It was the most fun we have had in a long time.  It's always nice to hang with good friends :)  Thanks to everyone who came and made it a great birthday!

Patrick and I
Tyson and Dev

Casey and Corina
Jason and Jenny, not technically a couple ;)
James and Jen

The men

Some of the ladies
Casey and Corina got him a pogo stick.  It was pretty funny to watch him try it out.  He finally did and this picture is actually air born!!

The whole group :)
~Thanks again guys~