Hope you brought your tutu! No? It's okay, we have extras. Okay, now that you look festive, let me take a minute to introduce our little space here on the web.
My blog is all about what is normal to me, Natalie. Normal is always changing as we grow and learn. Not just my kids, but me too. I just started a composting project in an effort to continue to teach my kids (and me) about 'healthy' living. We live in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. This country girl from Arkansas married herself a city boy and we are having a blast together.
Here is a picture of my family from when I first started blogging:
Here is a picture of my family now.
My husband, David, is an insurance agent and is currently going to graduate school to finish earning his MBA in Finance. He works very hard so that I can be a SAHM to our two beautiful and very energetic kids. Kirstyn is 5 and never stops thinking and talking so sometimes I share stories about the funny things she says. James is almost 22 months old and is a happy and rowdy little boy that adores his sissy!
And yes, Scooby Doo might as well be considered a part of our family. After all, we make sure we hug him every time we go to Six Flags, he came to Kirstyn's 4th Birthday party, and he often keeps the kids
Did you notice that I look a little different in the two pictures? Well, I have managed to lose just over 70 lbs and am on a journey to lose 100 lbs. I have lost the weight by doing Weight Watchers, making up new recipes, and making time for myself by going to the gym. I post about my weekly weigh ins on Fridays in a post I like to call Fat Fighting Friday.
Please feel free to stay and look around or come back soon for more of what is Normal to Natalie, after all, we probably have a lot in common!
Oh and have you picked the prizes that you would like to win? I had a really difficult time choosing, but I would love to win:
58 – Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer Provided by: Moms Who Think
49 – Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred DVD and The Biggest Loser Family Cookbook: Budget Friendly Meals Your Whole Family Will Love Provided by: Pudget: Losing Weight On A Budget
103 — A Surprise Box Filled With Goodies ($50 value)Provided by: Monkey’s Momma
15 — A pair of ChicBud Earphones with Swarovski Crystals Provided by: The IE Mommy
If none of those are available, then I would be thrilled to win any one of the many Target gift cards being offered!
So, tell me, did you notice any thing that we have in common?