Wednesday, August 20, 2008

7 Days of Pretty


7 Days and 7 Pretty Pictures

Kylie's stomach bug is much better, and the polka dots are now all over like the dr said would happen... still looks very similar to a heat rash. Tomorrow she's supposed to start soccer again, I don't think we're going to go... disney postponed + no soccer= no fun in our house. Luckily some of Matthew's family is coming into town this weekend, that's what I'm clinging to keeping her upbeat.

So here are the past 7 days...





The girls with my folks...

This was at the Venetian the other day when we went out for lunch for an early celebration for my Momma's birthday. She looks FaBuLoUs!!! She (and I) decided to go on diets/making healthier choices last September (although I got pregnant and bailed on her, she kept going strong). In 11 months, she's lost 72 pounds! 72 POUNDS! How amazing is that!!??!! And she lost it w/o surgery or diet pills... the old fashioned way of eating healthy. I am so proud of her, she hasn't been this weight since before she had me. It's so inspiring and it shows how with persistence and dedication, anything is possible... she went from a size 22 to a size 10 or 12, depending on the namebrand. And losing the weight even made it possible for her to get off of her high blood pressure meds... so awesome! She's undoubtedly added years onto her life with her new healthier lifestyle, and she's just happier in general (buying a cute new, smaller-sized wardrobe will do that to you!) GO MOM!


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Last night, Matthew gave me a well-needed Mommy night out. He's been coming face to face with the wrath of a hot pregnant woman, and I think he's been scared for his life :) About 5:30 pm I headed out for some SHOPPING. It's Kohls clearance time, and last week I did major shopping for the girls and Saturday we did major shopping for Matthew... but there wasn't really time for me. Time is limited with the munchkins. THAT and I had a 30% off, and it expired today. Whenever I get the 30%, we always buy Matthew a new suit. This time he got a gorgeous Chaps grey pinstripe suit.
So, last night was all for me, all normal clothes- nothing maternity. I picked up my mom, who's a super fun shopping partner because well, all the above information... something about losing lots and lots of weight makes you love going shopping for clothes. We were gone for 3+ hours. No "Mommy, I want something in your pocketbook... Kacey's touching me... Mommy, I want something else!" Just peaceful, "me" time... shopping and loving it! I came home with two huge bags stuffed to the brim. Matthew peeked inside, and I told him there was nothing for him all me. I got crazy good deals, so much for so cheap, then another 30% off. (I refuse to spend a lot of $$$ on one item of clothing, because in an instant with my girls, it can be ruined) I got 2 dozen tops, 6 bermuda shorts, 2 pairs of shoes, 2 dresses, 2 necklaces, 1 pair of earrings, and a nice pair of navy slacks... the picture doesn't do the mound justice.

Thank you to my awesome husband who lets me buy whatever I want :) and never hounds me about how much I spent or if I really need it... etc etc...

***(you're really very good to me)***

7 comments:

Mikki said...

Good for you! It's so nice to get away for a few hours. So nice of your hubby to help you out that way.
Can I just say WOW!!! about your mom. That is amazing. Maybe if I cut out my Pepsi I could drop a few pounds. I went for 3 days without any, then tonight I caved.
Glad Kylie's feeling better. Hope the weekend makes up for her bummer week.

Mikki said...

ps I need to bring your giveaway prize over sometime. Are you usually home around 4 in the afternoon? I can drop it off on my way to work tomorrow if that works for you.

thepainterfamily said...

Wow...I am so impressed with your mom's story too! that is amazing and so inspiring! :) The shopping without kids and WITH your mom sounds SO FUN! so so fun! way to go on your deals and steals! :) SWEET!

Amy said...

Totally crying about your mom. I'm so proud of her. Please let her know that. She looks AMAZING!!! Go Mama DiFazio!

Heather L. said...

Your mom looks great!

The Foulgers said...

Shopping is always fun when you've lost weight! What a great story. I'm glad your mom stuck with it, even when you bailed on her!:) Great shopping trip, glad you had fun!

Godwin said...

Awesome photos..! I too got 30% off on my entire purchase at Kohls.