Crazy Crazy Life, but Still Goin’ Strong!

Well folks, life has been hEcTiC lately!!!!

That is the understatement of the century.  Holy Hannah.

Just to paint a picture, here are some of the things I’ve been up to this past week….

Lunch with friends at The Cheesecake Factory

Lunch with friends at Cheesecake Factory

I got the Cobb Salad.  Yum.

Cobb Salad from Cheesecake Factory

Doctor Appointment for Carson.  He had to have 3 Shots. :-(

Carson at his doctor appt with me and Jake

Preschool Field Trip to the Pumpkin Patch…

Jacob's Preschool Field Trip

Second trip to the Pumpkin Patch with ALL the kids…

Pumpkin Patch with the kids

Kev had surgery on his shoulder over the weekend…

Kev's Shoulder Surgery

He’s doing fine, but had to stay overnight in the hospital.  His heart rate and oxygen levels were too low because of his pain meds and anesthesia.  Weird.

ALL of the kids wanted to sleep in my room the night Kev was gone.  It WOULD HAVE been fun, but I was so worn out from a long day and all the kiddos were a little worn out and ornery as well.  We all went to bed at midnight.  I snapped this pic just before I turned out the light…

Kids sleeping in my room

I know one day I will miss all of these cute faces living together under the same roof.  Love my kids.

We also carved pumpkins with the kids last night…

Pumpkins with kids

We had a great time. 😉

Well, those are all the things I’ve taken pictures of over the past week.  However, I also…

  • Took the kids to ortho appointments
  • Went to a fun church Halloween bike parade with the kids
  • My daughter and I spoke at a church meeting Saturday night with several hundred people in attendance.  Eeeee.  Yikes.

Phew!  We’ve been busy doing a lot of fun/good things, but my stamina is pretty much at ZERO now.  Oh, and that’s not to mention all of the million things I do every day as a wife and mother.

I feel pretty much just like this guy…

guy in the desert

I don’t mean to complain, but I’m just keepin’ it real my friends!

Consequently, my exercise has been almost nonexistent, BUT I’m happy to say I’m still stickin’ to my healthy low-carb diet.  Woo Hoo!

Yes, I have not wavered AT ALL.  I’m now down about 6 pounds and I can actually feel a difference!  My “painted on” jeans are now just “very tight” and my “Costco sized muffin top” is now just a “normal sized muffin top!”

That’s progress!

I’m getting so sick of the same ol’, same ol’ food, but I just keep pluggin’ along.  I’ve tried to get creative with the options available to me, but I’m running out of ideas.  Sigh.

Here are some of the things I’ve been eating…

Various Egg Creations.  I pretty much have one of these every day!

Egg Creations

Salads, salads and more salads!

Low Carb Salads

Random leftovers from the fridge.  I pretty much open the fridge, dump various things on my plate and call it a meal!

Random meals from the fridge

Various Healthy Dinners…

Healthy Low Carb Dinners

I’ve made chicken several times using my favorite marinade, Green Bean Fries, Cauliflower Potatoes and Turkey Burgers!

I’ve also grabbed a few things on the go…

Low Carb Restaurant Fare

I made myself a quick salad the other day and took it with me in the car.  I laughed when I realized I put the salad in an old Cookie Dough container.  Ha ha.

Me with a salad on the run

Well, that’s my crazy week in a nutshell.  Thankfully, life should be slowing down a bit now…..just in time for the Holidays!!!

It’s about 10:30 PM and I need to head to bed so I can refuel a bit to tackle my life tomorrow!  I will leave you guys with a dang cute pic of a dang cute baby that I love very much…

Cute Carson

‘Night!  Love you all!

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