Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Buying Jeans in a size 2 world...

I was forced to go jean shopping last week.

I went to my typical stores. 
(I'm a bit frugal even when I'm in need of something) 



TJ Maxx.



JC Penny.

Every store in the mall.

And ended at Old Navy.

And I have to say... Buying a pair of jeans is just has hard in a size 2 as it was in a  size 10. 

I still felt odd in my own body.

My belly didn't feel right when the jeans were buttoned.

My love handles hung over the top of any jeans I put on (even the jeans that were too big).

My thighs still felt like they were huge. 

And after leaving most stores almost in tears I realized something.

It's not about the size of our clothes.

It's our body image.

After I had babies my body changed. Everything rotated to places that I believed made me look fat. 
When I purchased a pair of size 10 jeans after the birth of my 2nd baby I had the exact same feelings I had when I made my trip to buy a size 2 pair of jeans. 

Truth is ladies..
Buying a pair of jeans is hard when YOU are still telling you how fat you are. It has nothing to do with the size on the tag. 

When did we start letting the tag on a pair of jeans or dress or shirt define what is beautiful?
When did we start telling ourselves that if we aren't smaller we aren't beautiful?
When did we start letting our emotions over weight take joy out of our lives?

We are beautiful.

To the women struggling with their weight but more importantly struggling with their self image today.

 You are beautiful.
You are smart.
You are funny.
You are special. Probably to more people than you realize. 

You are not alone in your struggles. 
The lady who seems to be so lucky buying the jeans smaller than you is struggling with her body image the same way you are. 

We are in this together ladies!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

I'm still alive....

I'm sorry it's been so long since I last posted. 
I promise I'll try to update more. 

As always it's been extremely busy around here.

I've been trying out new carriers lately and think I have found my favorite 3 carriers EVER! 

My Dream Carrier. (Half Buckle)

My Kinderpack. LOVE this print. By far my favorite print to date. (Full Buckle) 

Back Picture of Kinderpack. 

And I'm not sure I'll ever find anything as awesome as this carrier.  The Connecta. It's a shame they don't make these anymore. :( 

In other news...

Last weekend we took a family vacation to Pigeon Forge. 
So much fun!! 

It snowed everyday we were there! 

Josh and I went over to the chapel we got married at and got some pictures with the kiddo's. Landry had just fallen asleep in the car and I wasn't about to wake him up for a picture. So he's there... just hard to see him. :) 

We did a lot of activities while there... here are a few pictures from the "upside down house" aka Wonderworks


Brennon laying on the bed of nails...

Tripp chillin on the bed of nails...
Zachary on the bed of nails..

And more random pictures from vacation....

Eating Dinner with family. Josh and Tripp

Swimming in the indoor pool= a VERY tired little boy!

Zachary & my brothers Adam and Christian eating dinner

Must get a pool. These boys were out of it. 

Sweet Landry eating fries. 

But sadly we came home with the flu. 

Well... I came home with the flu. 

Baseball starts tomorrow so I can't guarantee I'll have more time to update my blog but I will try my best. :) I'm sure I'll sneak some sweet t-ball pictures of my boys in here sometime. 

Until I have more time I write I will leave you with a whole lotta pictures of my life these past couple of weeks. 


We didn't line them up.. They were all watching TV like this. Amazing. 

All the kiddo's (plus Ruby) watching cartoons before school.

It's not often I get a picture with all the boys... 

The best husband EVER!
Who happens to be 1 year closer to 30 years old. ;) 
We are on the move (9 months) 
Seriously the cutest thing EVER! 
Tripp doing what he does best. 
Sweet boy is 10 months now old. 

Me and Keira at Payson's birthday party! 

Happy Birthday sweet Payson!

Love snuggles before bedtime. 

My new project. Turning these beauties into lamps. Awesome Goodwill Find. :)
I'll get a blog dedicated to it when I finish. 

This little girl turned 2!! I'm a proud aunt.  

2 year old Payson. :)