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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Nesting….

I have been doing a lot of this lately – winter time does that to a girl!

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As I was taking down the Christmas D├ęcor I decided I was really tired of the Jolly Roger Green in my entry way – so off to the paint store I went to find a color that just made me Happy or calm – just right. What I found was a wonderful color called – Sparrow – from Benjamin Moore. LOVE it – LOVE it. I love it so much that when I was in Dallas recently and visited Restoration Hardware I went crazy over the color the whole store was painted in – I got a paint card to come home and paint something that color – guess what as I held it up to my entry  wall – SAME exact color! I loved it Twice!

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You know how it is when you get started – one thing leads to another and before I knew it – I had also painted my little old dresser – white-it feels so much better now.

Love these nesting days till I can get outside and dig in the dirt -

Happy Nesting!

Molly B

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A look to the future….

This past weekend I attended the wedding of my daughter in laws – sister Erin in Dallas. What a beautiful occasion it was                      Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Kraxberger

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I didn’t know any one at the wedding but the main characters(family) and that was A-OK by me because I had the job of hanging with my grandchildren . Drew and Callie were in the wedding and we had talked,practiced,talked- ok BRIBED them to PLEASE walk down the isle and make Aunt Erin happy – and mom and dad too!

It fell upon Josh and I to get the two of them dressed and ready for the big party! I wouldn’t have missed that for the world. Callie got right in her little dress – she is such a little girly girl already! She just beamed in it like she knew exactly how darling she was!

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As I watched Josh help her get ready I thought of how many times he will watch her get ready for a big night. Dances, Dates and even someday her own wedding. I got a little teary eyed just thinking about it! She walked through the lobby of the two hotels going up to complete strangers showing them her dress – WE just cracked up and all the people just loved her!

Drew took a little more convincing how cool it was to put on a tux and go to a party – that was not a birthday?! Erica decided that if we added some “Cars” to the tux it just might help him down the isle. I sewed cars fabric on the back and he wore cars socks,underwear and even shoes that lite up when he walked – I’m telling you by the end of the night all the grown guys were wishing they had the cool tux!DSC06158-copy_thumb2

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I will never forget the look on  Drew’s face  when he walked down the isle and got to where Josh and I were sitting and hugged me and said in a very quite voice –“Grammy – I did it” both of them walked down the isle like old pros and even smiled! Oh the relief we all felt! What did Grammy have for them at the end of the walk you might ask? M&M’s off course and yogurt raisins! I told you we BRIBED them!

WE were ready to stop partying by 10:00 – late for two little ones and a very tired Grammy from chasing after them all day. Callie past out on her moms shoulder during one last dance. DSC05250

 

 

The sweetest part of any day is when you put a child in bed at night and talk about the day you just spent. Drew still was excited about the wedding and all the he did and saw. We reviewed every detail before he talked himself to sleep-

What a wonderful weekend we had watching two beautiful people start their lives together. Congrats Erin and Matt!!

For more wonderful pictures go over to Erica's Blog and check out all the photos she took – I am telling you she is one good photographer!!

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Sunday, January 01, 2012

Finding Molly B……

In 2011 I went on a long journey to find Molly B. You know the girl I use to be – the one who knew she could conquer WHATEVER came her way- the one full of confidence- the one who walked through life with her head held high- the one who could take care of herself – the one that could play- the one who lived her artist life to the fullest-the one that stood up for herself and had a voice - the HEALTHY one…….88333136_ho75rY9z_cThis has pretty much been my theme this year – creating a better,healthier- happier ME! I began my journey one year ago this month – I decided what I wanted more than anything in life was to be healthy and that meant – LOSING WEIGHT! There I said it !!! I knew the hard part was STARTING – that is always the hardest part – but I kept thinking -

“A year from now you will  wish you started today”

So began my journey

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My journey through life has not been a normal –easy one for sure. I have had many bumps – falling off cliffs and tough times. But this year I decided to leave it all behind-71326202_V1yHNwYc_b

I can say I have SURVIVED and lived through those days and I am not looking back – no looking in the rear view mirror for ME! I am stronger spiritually, physically and mentally than I have been for years. 83811463_mPFfbgCo_c

I have just kept moving forward towards the goal of finding Me! My journey has never been about being skinny but HEALTHY!

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I realized it was working when all of a sudden -

  • my clothes fell off
  • I could buckle the seat belt on the airplane
  • I could buy clothes anywhere I wanted to
  • my blood work was amazing and every marker came down
  • I would not – did not- eat things unhealthy
  • I thirst for water – yes I still LOVE diet cokes
  • I have ENERGY- my body can keep up with my active mind

The BIG added bonus is I can walk – you might say of course you can walk – but I could not walk more than one block with out being totally out of breath! I can walk 2 miles now – I do almost daily – And today I checked off another goal of mine this year – I walked to my Sisters house! I think it is over 2 miles. Next new years eve I am running. I know that does not sound too big of a accomplishment – I do have nieces that run marathons but for this 54 year old terribly over weight girl – It was HUGE.250825020_3TPO7dhr_b

I started Weight Watchers in January last year and to date I have lost 53 lbs.! it is like losing the weight of my two grandchildren. This year I want to lose the last 50+ lbs. and I will – I have that much confidence in myself and the lifestyle I now follow. My leader said to me last year when I was saying I wanted to lose 100 lbs. that I needed to remember if I lost just 1 lbs. a week I would lose 50 lbs. this year. I knew I would take baby steps – slow and easy for me! With each lbs. I lost I got stronger-

“ The world gets brighter as you get lighter”

I share with you my story not to impress you but to maybe be an encouragement to some other women out there who needs to make a change to find her healthy self!

 

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It has been an amazing Journey thus far finding Molly B- my journey continues on…..

Happy New and Healthier 2012!!

Love you my friends-

Molly B