Friday, March 1, 2013

Wanted:Dead or Alive

Bon Jovi fan? Well, I am like the biggest JBJ fan EVER!!!! I have seen in in concert once, in Vegas. I am hoping to see him again in April when he comes to Dallas.

Seriously? Sexiest man alive!!!!!
Hello! Yes, I am still alive. Although, there were many times I though I might die during the month of February. I totally missed an entire month of blogging. Pretty pitiful, right? I would say I have a good excuse (or many excuses) but I am trying to give up making excuses. Truthfully, I was busy. And my computer (an old dinosaur) pretty much turned into a total pos. I finally got a new laptop, I am way excited about, and so here I am again. I would say that I will be back to blogging regularly but I can't say that. I just don't know. I will post as often as possible. I always have so many things I want to write down but I just never do it.
So, back to being busy.....February was a crazy month. It flew by. I turned a year older. I got to visit my family back home in Lubbock. I worked my tail off in my It Works business. I started working out with a trainer at LA Fitness. I did finally start Couch to 5k but have since been told to hold off on that for a bit. I joined the Parent/Teacher committee at the boys school. Yeah, I think that may be it. Busy. I love it though. I use to sit home and just watch the hours tick by. Now, I don't have enough time to get it all done. I would blog while my boys were at school on Tuesdays & Thursdays. Now, I go straight to the gym, home to shower, and out to blitz and wrap clients. I want this life. One that is fulfilling on my own terms. One that I love-working for myself, changing my health & wealth, one day at a time and helping others do the same. February was my best month in It Works-6 months into this skinny wrap journey I finally feel the conviction of my words when I say I want to change! And I am doing it. I want more for me, J, our boys, my parents, my sweet grandmother.....and this is my vehicle to provide that for them. So, when I don't blog just know that I am not sitting on my bum. I am out there. Working. Exercising. Networking. Building a Bigger, Brighter future for myself and my family. I have big goals for March. I am tired of waiting for things to happen. I am going to make it happen in March.

 I will try to post more-it will be sporadic, and it may not be very interesting but it will be my release. We all need that.
I hope you all had an amazing February. I will get some pictures posted soon from all of our February adventures.
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

I Can See the Light

I pray I am not speaking too soon....but I think I may actually see the light at the end of this "sick" tunnel. You know the saying "when it rains, it pours"? Well, it's been raining from all orifices of both my boys. I know, that's gross, but I have been living it. I have washed more bed sheets and blankets in the last 10 days than I would normally wash in a year. Plus a half dozen loads of little boys laundry. I have cleaned carpets, Lysoled every inch of my house and have been taking extra greens to keep myself healthy. Poor Caleb, that kid just can't catch a break. I sure hope this is the beginning of the end of all of his troubles.

Now, I am looking forward to February. I am going to start Couch to 5k. I have been doing a lot better with my eating habits. I just have to get moving. I am not a runner, yet! I have never been athletic. I didn't play any sports. I was a cheerleader, on the pom squad and in the marching band. I guess you have to have some athletic ability to do those things. I am hoping that once I start this program though that I will fall in love with running like a lot of you have. You all inspire me to just put my feet to the pavement and see what happens. I have been looking into 5ks. I think the best motivation would be to just register for one so I know that I have to train for it. (yes, I just said train for a 5k) I really don't know that I could run a mile right now so I have a lot of "training" to do! Anyway, if any of you DFW peeps have suggestions on races send me an email or leave me a comment.

Here are some phone pics of what's been going on in the Sarchet house for the past week.....notice there are lots of cuddling pics. That is probably the only thing I like about having sick boys-they love to snuggle with their momma!

Have a great weekend y'all!

Any advice on C25K? Running shoes? Help a girl out here-I am a total newbie!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Pics and a Pick

It's Friday....again! My boys are napping, they are both very sick. We head to the doctor again this afternoon.
First things first, Welcome to all of my new followers and a Big Thanks to everyone who entered my giveaway. You guys have blown me away in the last week. I haven't had a chance to get back to every one's comments but I promise I will! There are so many of you with blogs that I want to check out!

The Pick:
The giveaway winner is Alma from Can I Borrow That? Go check out her weight loss journey! Alma, I have emailed you!

The Pics:
I didn't do a weekend recap post because I just had too much going on and it would have been a short story. (who has time to read that?) So, here is a weekend recap in pictures.

This is a real restaurant close to home. I fine the name super hilarious and slightly vulgar.
I just had to share it with everyone!

Seth on his first Train ride to Dallas

Caleb hanging out with daddy on the Train


Eating crayons at the Hard Rock Cafe

Getting a feel for the stage.
He's gonna be a Rock Star one day!

(He just learned to say that during a picture)

First haircut from Daddy
 That's all I've got....have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Thursday Truths

Let me just say, It has been a ROUGH week! I started typing a weekend recap post yesterday and realized I was writing a novel. So I just ditched it. Tomorrow I will do a pictures post from our weekend adventures. You will probably be happy to know that the post was mostly about how many assplosions Caleb had...and is still having! Oh, the joys of being a mommy!

And one last reminder that my giveaway ends today! Go enter here if you have not!

Alright.....Truth Time:

*I really hate the smell of vomit! Caleb is so sick. He coughs so hard he pukes. There is nothing worse than the smell of puked-up milk, hot dog, and cheese. That's the smell I got last night before I went to bed. Poor guy puked in his sleep. And I managed to get it all cleaned up, sheets changed, baby changed....without waking him. I impressed myself with that one.

*When one kid gets sick the other usually does too. So, Tuesday I took Caleb to the doctor. I knew he had a viral infection and they were not going to give him anything. But I was concerned about his ears since he just had tubes put in last week. (they look perfect!) As were we leaving I asked the nurse to take Seth's temp-he was acting very whiney and un-Seth like. Yep, 101! His assplosions started yesterday. (no puking, thank the Lord!) I kept them both home today from school.

*I am half Mexican. Random truth-I know! But if you follow me on instagram (@SimplySarchet) I made a reference to this today. My dad is as White as they come and my momma is Mexican. I cannot speak a lick of Spanish though. I do understand it however.

*I miss my brothers terribly. We have always been close-like best friends. I am going to visit them in about a month though.

*Hurting someone you Love sucks! Weather you hurt someone or are the loved one that was hurt. And that's all I have to say about that right now. This may be an entire topic here soon.

That is all I have time for today. I think my boys are about done with nap time. Happy Thursday! Picture post and the Giveaway Winner tomorrow!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Just a Quick Note

My plan for today was to.....
-drop the boys off at school
-grab some Starbucks
-shop for new bedding
-have lunch with J
-hit the grocery store
- start couch to 5k
-post a weekend recap
All before 2pm. Ambitious, yes. Doable, yes. Will it happen, no.
When I make plans like this something always a sick kiddo. Needless to say we are on our way to see the pedi for my sweet Caleb. I will post a recap later today and hopefully still get to start Couch to 5k....I don't want to put it off any longer!

Hope you are having a less crazy Tuesday!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Happy~Happy~Happy Giveaway

Well, it's Friday ladies and gentlemen(maybe there are a few that read this thing, ya never know) I said a couple of weeks ago this day is like any other for me but today I am excited happy because I have a fun giveaway for y'all. At the beginning of the month I won my first giveaway ever over at A Plane Doctor, His Nurse and 3 Little Passengers. It was some of her favorite things and they have become some of my favorite things. So, I am not going to talk about weight loss, dieting, my crazy inner fat-girl, my sweet babies or my current addiction to Revenge. I am just going to tell you about a few (more like 7) of my favorite things.
Things that make me Happy~Happy~Happy  

~Raisinets~I am not a huge chocolate fan but these are my favorite movie theatre snack. (and that's usually the only time I have them)
~Orbitz Bubblemint~Just enough bubble gum flavor to remind me of my childhood but minty to remind me that I'm an adult.
~Sally Hansen Nail Polish~In Air, it reminds me of the sky at the Beach...I can't wait for Summer!
~Baby Lips~My new favorite lip gloss thanks to Lindsey, it goes everywhere with me.
~Eyeliner~It's a cheap brand from Walgreens but I LOVE it! Two colors: Smokey and Lavish Brown
~B&BW~Coconut Cove hand sanitizer, it also reminds me of the beach and Summertime.
~Starbucks gift card~I am a coffeeholic! And my absolute fav is a Caramel Macchiato from Starbucks.

Here are the Rules:
~All you have to do to enter is follow me publicly with GFC (Google Friend Connect). To do this just click on "Join This Site" on the right!
~You can earn one extra entry by following me on Twitter: @SimplySarchet
~All winners will be verified
~Participants must be located within the continental United States and be 18 years or older. No purchase necessary.
~Winner will be contacted via email within 24 hours after the giveaway ends. If no response is received within 48 hours a new winner will be chosen. Make sure you check your spam folder!
Good Luck and be sure to tell your friends about it!

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Have a great weekend....we have no plans but that could change!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Thursday Truths

Hey y'all! I am still here I just haven't been in a place mentally to blog. My hubs had his annual work "kick off" meeting last Thursday-Saturday, so I was single parenting....which is always overwhelming. Plus, my best friend & her family were in town as well as my in-laws. So it was a crazy weekend. Then, on Monday, Caleb had tubes put in his ears. And the rest of the week has kind of flown by.

Let me also say welcome with a big ole Texas HOWDY!!! to all my new followers. Most of y'all found me through Mama Laughlin....she is just so awesome and a true inspriation to me! So thanks for following me on this journey and welcome, welcome, welcome. New people make me Happy, Happy, Happy!!! (Yes, I LOVE Duck Dynasty!)

Check back tomorrow because I will have my second give away posted.......FUN STUFF!!!!!!!

Ok....I am going to do some recapping and truths all in one!
*Single parents rock! (especially if you have to work full time and be a single parent) I get so overwhelmed, exhausted, cray cray that I just cannot imagine having to work full time (outside of the home) and take care of my boys on top of that. I will say staying home with my boys is a full time job, more than full time, but it is the most rewarding job I could have ever been privileged to work. I love them with every fiber of my being....even when I want to ship them off to Timbuktu for forever! So, a BIG shout out to all you ladies & gentlemen who do it on your own, all of the time!

*I miss my BFF, Courtney, and her family. We are so blessed that Dan, Courtney, and Jake are not just our best friends but they truly are family. We all ended up in Spring, Texas back in 2009 (before kids) and we were just meant to be best friends. Dan joined the Army the same month we moved back to DFW. He just returned home from a year long deployment. So they were in town for about a week to visit all of their DFW peeps. We did have them over for dinner on Monday and it was just like old 3 kids! (so, a little crazy!) The headed home on Tuesday and it just makes me sad to be so far away from them. But, Lord willing, we will be back in the same Metro area in the next couple of years!

*Dieting/Exercise SUCKS!!!! I weighed in yesterday for a .2 pound loss.....I so don't even consider that a loss! Whatever! I am sure it will just take some time to see the changes on the scale. I feel good. I feel like I am making smarter food choices and drinking a ton of water. I am not exercising as much as I should be. My mom and I are going to try Zumba on Monday night. Let's hope I like it!

*And the last one....I am not sure blogging is for me. I really don't know if I will keep this little thing going. It can easily consume you and I don't need anything else pulling me in another direction. I have my hubby, my boys, a business that I NEED to focus on, and I need to work on losing these 35 pounds. I know that I cannot be a blogger that posts everyday. We will see what happens.

And no post is complete with out pictures.....
(the boys in their new chairs from Mimi & Papa)
(mad because they just gave him meds)
(a little drugged and headed back for his surgery)
(so exhausted he fell asleep in his high chair)
Have a terrific Thursday, see y'all tomorrow!