Wednesday, February 25, 2009


We had a super busy weekend around the Pillstrom house. Friday, Brady had a friend from school spend the night. Then Saturday, Kaden and I went to a birthday party...more on that in a minute. And then Saturday night Brady and I had a date. The first pic I'm posting is of us before our date!

My friend Teresa's twins turned one of the 15th. They celebrated their party on Saturday. It was a two peas in a pod party. They are so stinking cute!

I have a ton of pics but I will let their mommy post those.

Brady had his pine box derby at Boy Scouts this weekend. This is a picture of him and his car! He didn't win but he had a great time.

We also played "Apples to Apples" but I didn't get any pictures of that because I was fighting Kaden off while Brady was freaking out because he was touching the cards the whole game! Other than that...we ate a little, slept a little, and went to church!

Friday, February 13, 2009


I'm sitting here, just one day away from being 34. Can you believe it? I feel so old! I'm posting a few things tonight. The first is the other way I can wear my new hair cut. I really like it best messy.

This hair cut has been so much fun!
This next pic is me a month ago. I had just gotten home from the gym. Don't worry, I usually work out with a shirt on. But Tony was watching "Biggest Loser" and I got the idea that I needed a "BEFORE" pic. So, sweatiness and all, I had him take the embarressing pic!

This picture is aweful! I can't believe I got to this point!
But, here we are, one month later and I'm well on my way to a success story!

Yes, I'm wearing clothes, but I think you can tell that I'm getting in shape! I've lost 7 lbs and have dropped a pants size. I'm working out 4-5 days a week and really watching what I eat. I've been drinking tons of water and I am thinking of cutting out soda. My goal is to lose 40lbs and I think I can acheive that goal if I keep it up! Please pray that I won't get back to that aweful pic.

Sunday, February 08, 2009


Well, I finally got my hair did! (That's how my students would say it!)

For some reason, I can't seem to get Tony to budget in a hair cut. So, I've been dealing with the thickest hair for a few months. Finally, he said I could go! And man did I need it! The lady who cut my hair spent an hour cutting about two inches off. It was so thick she spent all that time thinning it out. It's a lot cuter than the picture shows. I'm still trying to figure out how to style it. It's also really cute straight which is how I plan to style it today. I'll post a pic.

Last night, my cheerleaders had their final competition of the year. They dropped two stunts so we were a little worried. But, thanks to the difficulty of their stunts, they received first place! It was well deserved! Those girls have worked their tails off this year and it was so nice to end on a win!

And last but not least, Here's a pic of Paige and me. She was one of my students last year and we developed such a wonderful connection. She's like having my own little girl wrapped in a little sister! She comes to my class and helps me with things I have to do! I'm so grateful for this girl! Plus, I wanted to post this pic because I think you can tell that I'm actually losing weight! I have started hating pics of myself, but I think this one looks ok!

Friday, February 06, 2009


Well, Kaden is on his way to recovery. He's still not eating much and though he's drinking a lot, he hasn't had a wet pullup in about 24 hours. We'll see how tomorrow goes.

Now to the funniest story I've heard in forever! My dad called today and said on Monday, my step brother mentioned that he was thinking about breaking up with his girl friend. He wasn't looking forward to this but he felt it was something he needed to do. He's in high school. Well, on Tuesday morning, dad said that my step brother was walking from the kitchen to the bathroom and as he passed my step mom, he said, "I hate Life!" My step mom freaked! She went right to my dad telling him this was a call for help! Something was wrong. What were they going to do? So, dad calmly went to the bathroom where he was getting ready and asked if everything was ok. My brother asked why and dad mentioned that he said he hated life. Then my brother said, "LIFE cereal! We've been eating it for three weeks and I hate it! Can we get something else?" OMGosh! I was cracking up! My parents were freaking out and all he wanted was some new cereal! That boy is so funny!

Thursday, February 05, 2009


What a long night we've had here at the Pillstrom house! Last night, around 11:45, Kaden decided that he needed to puck and poop until about 5 this morning. I stayed up with him because I have more days to use than Tony. He finally went to sleep about 6 this morning and slept til noon. Then he woke up with a fever and decided to throw up again! So, as we speak, Tony is at the doctor with him. I have cheer practice so I couldn't take him. But I'm thinking that I will still stay home with him tomorrow! Poor baby! He's so pitiful when he's sick...but then again aren't we all!