My Family 2011

My Family 2011

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Big Changes in the Shumate Household

This guy is about to get promoted to a 1st Sgt and I am so proud of him!!! I will post pictures of the big day coming soon. We have another big change going on! Jack just got orders back to 29 Palms. We knew this was coming up and he actually extended here another year so his time was definatley up. This will be the first time I will not be moving with him. I prayed and prayed about this asking God to do the best thing for our family. He never fails me!!! NEVER! I don't know why I am always amazed at what God can do. I mean He has always been there for me but I am still always amazed at how much He loves me and takes care of me. Jack could have been sent anywhere in the Marine Corps. 1st Sgts don't stay with their MOS so he could have been sent to the east coast or even Japan. The fact that he was sent BACK to 29 Palms was actually the best case senario only because it's a 24 hour drive and my family is all so close. My sister is only an hour away from their and my other sister is 3 hours away. My brother is 45 minutes away and my parents are about 2 hours. How convienient is that?? Of course their are other concerns that Jack had in getting these orders. He wanted a deployable unit and he didn't want a female unit. He has never had to work around women and doesn't care to especially being the guy that has to deal with behavior and dicipline. There is way too much crap to deal with in a female unit. Kind of hipicritical in the fact that our daughter is a Marine huh?? HAHA! The BAH isn't very good in 29 Palms either and he is going to be renting a house with another 1st Sgt there and we were hoping to get Camp Pendelton so the money would be better. But God had other plans and we will figure it out. We are blessed with everything in our life and we will get through this tough time.
Daisy and Gunny Shumate (Daddy)

He hates when I take his picture

I told him I wouldn't leave him alone until he let me take this! Ha

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

My Weight Loss Journey

These are really bad pictures because they were taken on my phone but they are all I have at the moment. I keep this first picture on my refrigerator to remind me that I NEVER want to look like this again!! I can't even believe this is me. I am mad at myself for letting myself go. Not just because of the weight but because that is just a reflection of how unhealthy I was. The two other pictures were in my bathroom (haha) but the third one I was excited about getting my corset for the ball. I decided to take the picture and send it to Jack. I was trying to be sexy (haha) !!  I am now on my way to losing 30 lbs before July 25th. We are going back home to southern California this spring break AND this summer!! I am excited and I know I won't be able to lose too much before spring break but this summer I want to be able to wear shorts. I have a pair in my closet that I want to fit into by this summer. I'm very excited!!

May 2011

November 2011

December 2011
Hard to look sexy with a cell phone in your hand! HA

Monday, February 27, 2012

I Told My Kids To Stop Growing....But They Didn't Listen!

 I was just going through old photos and these made me really sad. I remember when the kids would leave for school at this age and I would start cleaning house,  I would get so mad and cuss these kids under my breath for being lazy and messy. I feel really bad for all those times because now when I look back I think how fast these kids grew up! Who cares how messy the house was?? Who cares about towels thrown all over the floor everyday (ok that still makes me mad haha)?? None of that matters when I look back and see these cute innocent little kids! It brings tears to my eyes. Happy and sad tears. One day we will have husbands and a wife added to these photos. And someday way far away in the future we will even have grandkids in these photos. For right now I will enjoy each day I have with them!

Christmas 2006
Christmas 2007
Christmas 2008

Christmas 2009
Christmas 2010
Our worst so far
Kayla just got back from bootcamp and we had to rush these

Christmas 2011

A Night at the Gym

Jack is out of town for 2 weeks at a school in Quantico Virginia. Meanwhile I have been back at the gym every morning. The kids like to go in the evening too so I figured why not since Jack is out of town. I have lost 50 lbs since last April and now I am ready to lose about 30 more. I am going back to my classes on Tuesday and Thursday so Jill can kick my butt and on Friday I am doing a 30 minute spin followed by a 30 minute yoga and weights class. This should whip me into shape real quick!!! Whew, I'm a little nervous. Here is Daisy pretending like she is on a balance beam doing a routine she made up. She is having so much fun and doesn't even care who may be watching. I love it!!