Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Goodbye 2013

1. Where did you begin 2013? With friends and our children. Toasting the New Year with Champagne and Sparkling Grape Juice {for the kids}.

2. What did you do in 2013 that you’d never done before? We went on our first family vacation!!!

3. What was your status by Valentine’s Day? Married.

4. Were you in school (anytime this year)? Nope.  But Marcus & Maddox started Kindergarten!

5. How did you earn your money? Court Clerk and Independent Super Star Consultant with Scentsy.

6. Did you have to go to the hospital? No.  But my daddy did. A lot. He was diagnosed with throat cancer this year. He is slowly recovering and officially my hero.
Dad Graduating from Radiation
7. Did you have any encounters with the police? Yes. Every day.  I work for a court!

8. Where did you go on holidays? To Manchester Manor {my sister's} for Thanksgiving, to my in-laws for Christmas Eve and our home for Christmas.

9. What did you purchase that was over $1000? A brand spankin' new camper!!

10. Did you know anybody who got married? Nope...a sign I am getting old.

11. Did you know anyone that passed away? Yes. Steve's grandfather.

12. Did you know anyone who had a baby? No...yet another sign I am getting old.

13. Did you move? Yes...for the summer!  To camp!

14. What concerts/shows did you go to? Didn't go to any this summer but we had a fabulous 80's style 40th birthday party for Steve that was quite a show!

15. Are you registered to vote? Yes!

16. Who did you want to win Big Brother? Don't watch it.

17. Where do you live now? Same place...with my fabulous family.

18. Describe your birthday. Disappointing.

19. What’s one thing you thought you’d never do, but did in 2013? Earned TWO FREE trips from Scentsy.
20. What has been your favorite moment? Too many to pick just one! Here are a few.
Bounce Housin'
Visiting Friends
Carnival with my favorite little people!

Ocean Isle Beach

Annual Ice Cream Photo @ Mima & Bipa's
Halloween @ Camp!
Halloween Party
Spiderman ~ Bean ~ Ninja
Sock Hop @ Camp
21. What’s something you learned about yourself? I'm much stronger than I thought or pretended I was.

22. Any new additions to your family? Two Hermit Crabs.

23. What was your best month? August.

24.What was your worst month? January.

25.What music will you remember 2013 by? Roar by Katy Perry...my kids love to sing this song.  And also What Does the Fox Say...such a silly yet catchy song.

26. Who has been your best drinking buddy? Oh lord..there are quite a few.  My camping peeps and their spouses.  My hubs, Brianne, Lynnie, Karen, Debbie, Shauna, Taylor, Reptar........

27. Made new friends? Oh yeah....but I now call them family.

28. Lost friends? I wouldn't say lost...but certainly grew apart from a few.

29. Favorite night out? Every single Friday & Saturday spent at Red Rock Ponds RV Resort!!!

30. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? Happier
ii. thinner or fatter? FATTER
iii. richer or poorer? Richer in life!

31. What date from 2013 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? August 17....the look in my children's eyes the first time they saw the ocean. Priceless.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

A Time For Change

Well y'all.  This is it.  The day before a BIG change.  A new journey.  A new beginning.

I have decided to take the Advocare 24 Day Challenge, and I would like all of you to follow along with me in my journey.

I am so SUPER DUPER excited to start this challenge.  It is seriously time for a change up in the Goldylocks household.

Without further ado {is that how it goes and how it's spelled?} Here are my before pictures.  Wow!  Don't mind the blurriness of my husbands lens on his phone.  Oh, and don't mind the unhappy face and the non-washed & styled hair.  I figured that's what you're supposed to do for before photos: slouch, don't wash your hair, and frown.  That way, when I show you my after photos, I will be one hot, skinny, happy momma!!

So will you follow me in this new adventure?  I can't wait to share all of the positive things that are coming my way.


Monday, December 31, 2012

Tiny Slips of Paper

It's New Year's Eve.
The last day of twenty-twelve.
The day before the first day of twenty-thirteen.

What are you looking forward to?  What are you looking forward to leaving behind?

I read something today in Sarah Ban Breathnach's book Simple Abundance:

"Before we can welcome in the New Year, we need to put the Old Year's unfinished business - mistakes, regrets, shortcomings, and disappointments - behind us." 

Ms. Ban Breathnach then encourages us to write down on slips of paper all the things we'd like to forget, place them in a cardboard box wrapped in dark paper, "sealing in the sorrow and hard luck" and throw them away or place in the fireplace to "burn away the past" as a way to say Sayonara.  Banish the past and bad memories, keep only the good.

What will you write on your slips of paper?

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Blowing The Dust Off

Wow. Has it really been since May that I last posted?  I'm sorry. 

One of my New Year's resolutions is to blog again.  But not necessarily in the manner that I blogged before.  I want to use my blog as more of a journaling spot.  A place where I don't care what I say or who I offend.

Me and My Boys - September 2011
On that note I am naming this year New Year, New Me! 

This year's goals:

Lose weight.  My first goal is to lose 30lbs by April.  My starting weight is 190lbs.  Ugh.  Such an ugly number.  This is exactly where I was LAST new years.  I was down almost 20 lbs by last April and threw it all in the garbage.  Ugh again.  Oh well.  You live and learn right?

More family time.  I feel like we are always in a hurry and running here and there.  I want to take more time to spend as a family.  Doing family activities.  I would love for this to include a family vacation.

Focus on my business more.  Set little mini-goals for myself each month.

I'd like to end this post with photos of my boys.  They have grown so much this last year.  I can not believe how quickly time is flying by.  They will be four soon.  And we have finally gotten rid of diapers!  Woo Hoo!!!

Marcus - Christmas 2011

Maddox - Christmass 2011


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