Weight Watchers Week 2, June 18 – 25, 2017: 2 lb loss! 

This is what I ate this week to lose 2 pounds! This week I suffered through a few days of mastitis, so there are lots of  pictures missing because I was SO under the weather.

I’m feeling much better now! Thank God! 

Since I am an exclusively breastfeeding (EBF) mom, my allotted points are 52 daily, and 41 weekly. 

Breakfast, 06.18.17, Sunday 

Bacon, egg, and cheese wake up wrap (7 sp), medium iced caramel swirl coffee (9 sp) from Dunkin Donuts = 16 sp total 

Pick-me-up, 06.18.17, Sunday 

Coffee (3 sp) 

Dinner 06.18.17 Father’s Day Dinner 

Garden salad with >1 tbsp lite ranch (1 sp), 6 oz rib eye steak (8 sp) with sautéed onion and mushroom (3 sp), a baked potato (5 sp) with sour cream and butter (6 sp) = 23 sp total 

Dessert, 06.18.17, Sunday 

1/2 mini apple pie (7 sp) 

06.18.17 ending the day 49/52 sp 

Breakfast, 06.19.17, Monday 

Two slices toast (5 sp) with 1/2 tbsp butter (3 sp), two fried eggs (4 sp), coffee with 2 tbsp fat free hazelnut creamer (3 sp) = 15 sp total 

Snack, 06.19.17, Monday 

12 large black olives (4 sp) 

Lunch, 06.19.17, Monday 

Boiled chicken leg, skin removed (7 sp), boiled baby carrots (0 sp), and 1/2 cup leftover three cheese hamburger helper made with ground chicken mixed with corn (7 sp) = 14 sp total 

Dinner, 06.19.17, Monday 

1/2 cup pulled pork in BBQ sauce (8 sp) on a flour tortilla (3 sp) with watermelon (0 sp) = 11 sp total 

Bedtime snack, 06.19.17, Monday 

Protein bar (8 sp) 


06.19.17 ending the day 53/52 sp (1 sp weekly used) 

Breakfast, 06.20.17, Tuesday 

3/4 cup pulled pork in BBQ sauce (only ate 1/2 cup) (8 sp) with a fried egg (2 sp), coffee with 2 tbsp fat free hazelnut creamer (3 sp) = 13 sp total 

Lunch, 06.20.17, Tuesday 

20 reduced fat wheat thin crackers (5 sp) 2/3 cup homemade chicken salad made with low-fat mayonnaise, grapes, and pecans (4 sp), grapes (0 sp) = 9 sp total 

Dinner, 06.20.17, Tuesday 

4 oz 90/10 meatloaf (6 sp), 1/2 cup homemade mashed potatoes (4 sp), <1/2 cup sautéed onion, zucchini, and yellow squash in olive oil (4 sp) = 14 sp total 

Dessert, 06.20.17, Tuesday 

Two homemade M&M cookies (8 sp) 


06.20.17 ending the day 44/52 sp 

Breakfast, 06.21.17, Wednesday 

1/2 cup leftover pulled pork in BBQ sauce (8 sp) on a flour tortilla (3 sp), coffee (not pictured, 3 sp) = 14 sp total 

Lunch, 06.21.17, Wednesday 

20 reduced fat wheat thins (5 sp), string cheese (2 sp), chicken salad (3 sp) = 10 sp total 

Snack, 06.21.17, Wednesday 

Leftover cookie (4 sp) and milk (7 sp) = 11 sp total 


After that, I felt sick and overly tired (I’ve got a 2 week old!) and went to bed early! 06.21.17 ending the day 39/52 sp 

Breakfast, 06.22.17, Thursday 

Grape nutri-grain bar (5sp) 

Lunch, 06.22.17, Thursday 

16 reduced fat wheat thin crackers (4 sp) 

Dinner, 06.22.17, Thursday 

Chick-fil-a strips (9 sp), fry (13 sp), 2 sauces (11 sp) and an Arnold Palmer (4 sp) = 37 sp total 

06.22.17 ending the day 46/52 sp 

Breakfast, 06.23.17, Friday 

Scrambled eggs (4 sp), toast (2 sp), Butter (3 sp), coffee with 2 tbsp fat free hazelnut creamer (3 sp) = 12 sp total 

Lunch, 06.23.17, Friday 

Peanut butter and jelly sandwich (11 sp), 3/4 peanut butter cocoa puff cereal (5 sp), milk (7 sp) = 22 sp total 

Snack, 06.23.17, Friday 

Homemade chicken soup (2 sp) 

Dinner, 06.23.17, Friday

Wendy’s cheeseburger (19 sp), french fry (13 sp), ranch dipping sauce (5 sp), and a lemonade (0 sp) = 37 sp total 

06.23.17 ending the day 73/52 sp !!! 

Breakfast, 06.24.17, Saturday 

Scrambled eggs (2 sp), 1 turkey bacon (1 sp), 1/2 slice toast (2 sp), butter (1 sp), sausage (2 sp), coffee (3 sp), orange juice (6 sp) = 17 sp total 

Lunch, 06.24.17, Saturday 

Homemade chicken soup (4 sp) 

Dinner, 06.24.17, Saturday 

Homemade pizza 

Weight Watchers Week 1, June 11 – 17, 2017: 3.4 lb loss! 

This is what I ate this week to lose 3.4 pounds. I’m posting each week on my blog for accountability! Since I am an exclusively breastfeeding (EBF) mom, my allotted points are 52 daily, and 41 weekly. 

Breakfast, 06.11.17, Sunday 

Two turkey bacon (2 sp), 2 scrambled eggs (4 sp), with 1 tbsp ketchup (1 sp), coffee with 2 tbsp fat-free hazelnut creamer (3 sp) = 10 sp total 

Lunch, 06.11.17, Sunday 

2 oz turkey breast (1 sp), 1 tbsp low-fat mayonnaise (1 sp), lettuce & tomato (0 sp) on a Joseph’s honey wheat flat bread (3 sp) with a low-fat yogurt (5 sp) = 10 sp total 

Dinner, 06.11.17, Sunday 

Salad with red onion, carrots, tomato, & cucumber (0 sp) with 1/2 tbsp Italian dressing (1 sp), all beef hot dog (7 sp) with 1 tbsp ketchup (1 sp), 1/2 cup baked beans (5 sp) = 14 sp total 

Bedtime snack, 06.11.17, Sunday 

1 cup Cocoa Peanut Butter Puffs (7 sp) with 1 cup whole milk (7 sp) = 14 sp total 

06.11.17 ending the day 48/52 sp

Breakfast, 06.12.17, Monday 

Two fried eggs (4 sp), toast (2 sp) with 1/2 tbsp butter (3 sp), coffee with 2 tbsps fat free hazelnut creamer (3 sp) = 12 sp total 

Lunch, 06.12.17, Monday 

1/2 cup homemade chicken salad made with shredded chicken, low-fat mayonnaise, grapes, and pecans (3 sp) on a Joseph’s honey wheat flatbread (3 sp) with leftover salad (0 sp) with 1 tbsp Italian dressing (1 sp), cucumbers (0 sp), grapes (0 sp), 1 block chocolate (3 sp) = 10 sp total 

Dinner, 06.12.17, Monday 

1 cup lasagna pasta (13 sp), 1/2 buttermilk biscuit (4 sp), veggie salad with red onion, carrots, tomato, and cucumber (0 sp) 1 tbsp Italian dressing (1 sp) = 18 sp total

06.12.17 ending the day 40/52 sp 

Breakfast, 06.13.17, Tuesday 

Two scrambled eggs (4 sp) with 1 tbsp ketchup (1 sp), 2 turkey bacon (2 sp), coffee with 2 tbsp fat free hazelnut creamer (3 sp) = 10 sp total 

Lunch, 06.13.17, Tuesday 

Leftover 1 cup lasagna pasta (13 sp), leftover salad (0 sp) with 1 tbsp Italian dressing (1 sp), grapes (0 sp) = 14 sp 

Afternoon snack, 06.13.17, Tuesday 

Unknown amount of watermelon (0 sp) 

Dinner, 06.13.17, Tuesday 

Baked chicken thigh (3 sp) with >1 tbsp Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce (2 sp), 1/2 cup cous cous (6 sp), boiled zucchini (0 sp) = 11 sp total 

Dessert, 06.13.17, Tuesday 

1/12 recipe of angel food cake (7 sp), 4 tbsp whipped topping (3 sp), strawberries and blueberries (0 sp) = 10 sp total 

06.13.17 ending the day 45/52 sp 

Breakfast, 06.14.17, Wednesday 

Two fried eggs (4 sp), two turkey bacon (2 sp), dry toast (2 sp), coffee with 2 tbsp fat free hazelnut creamer (3 sp) = 11 sp total 

Lunch, 06.14.17, Wednesday 

1 cup leftover lasagna pasta (13 sp), salad (0 sp), >1 tbsp Italian dressing (1 sp), leftover zucchini (0 sp), low fat yogurt (5 sp) = 19 sp total 

Dinner, 06.14.17, Wednesday 

16 wheat thin crackers (4 sp), 1/2 cup homemade chicken salad made with grapes, pecans, and low fat mayonnaise (3 sp), string cheese (2 sp), lots of watermelon (not pictured for 0 sp) = 9 sp total 


Dessert, 06.14.17, Wednesday 

1/12 recipe of angel food cake (7 sp), 4 tbsp whipped topping (3 sp), strawberries and blueberries (0 sp) = 10 sp total (No Photo!) 

Bedtime snack, 06.14.17, Wednesday 

Grapes (0 sp) 


06.14.17 ending the day 49/52 sp 

Breakfast, 06.15.17, Thursday 

Two slices toast (4 sp) with 1/2 tbsp butter (3 sp), two fried eggs (4 sp), coffee with 2 tbsp fat free hazelnut creamer (3 sp) = 14 sp total 


Lunch, 06.15.17, Thursday 

String cheese (2 sp), 16 wheat thin crackers (4 sp), watermelon (0 sp), 1/2 cup homemade chicken salad (3 sp) = 9 sp total 

Dinner, 06.15.17, Thursday 

1/4 cup corn (1 sp), boiled zucchini (0 sp), boiled baby carrots (0 sp), 1/2 cup baked beans (5 sp), 1/2 cup three cheese Hamburger Helper made with ground chicken (7 sp) = 13 sp total 

Dessert, 06.15.17, Thursday 

Underbaked cookie brownie bar (13 sp) with 1 tbsp whipped topping (1 sp) = 14 sp total 


06.15.17 ending the day 50/52 sp 

Breakfast, 06.16.17, Friday 

< 3/4 cup homemade chicken salad (5 sp), watermelon (0 sp), 8 wheat thin crackers (2 sp), coffee with 2 tbsp fat free hazelnut creamer (3 sp) = 10 sp total 

Lunch, 06.16.17, Friday 

Cucumber, tomato, red onion, & lettuce (0 sp) with 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (2 sp), salt & pepper (0 sp), two chicken egg rolls with sauce (9 sp) = 11 sp total 

Dinner, 06.16.17, Friday 

Two slices frozen pepperoni pizza (20sp) = 20 sp total (pictured, one slice) 

06.16.17 ending the day 41/52 sp 

Breakfast, 06.17.17 

Coffee (3 sp), 1/2 slice toast with butter (2 sp), cinnamon roll with icing (6 sp), 2 scrambled eggs (4 sp), three turkey bacon (3 sp) = 18 sp total 

After that I went “dark” for a day of NO tracking! 

Kindergarten with Ace and Christi 2017-2018, Week 7: Braydon Michael 

Week 7: June 12 – 16 

This week we learned the letter sound “B”, the color brown, more numbers, the order of colors in the rainbow, the concept of off and on, the concept of front and back, and Moses and the Plagues of Egypt. 

On Monday, we reviewed letter “E” and also did a number 3 worksheet. Then Braydon did a test in Word Building (story sequencing), English (letter sounds and recognition), Social Studies, and math. He got 100% in everything! I’m especially proud about his math grade!!! Before the math test I told him to look me in the eye and to go slow so he doesn’t make mistakes. He took my advice and thought through every question before his marker touched the page. So proud! 

Beautiful chaos! 

Layla did “school”. She drew hair on these cartoon heads! 

This beautiful creature got a marker this morning and colored stripes all over her body. We are two weeks away from her second birthday! 

Gluing beans onto the letter B! 

Coloring ONLY the pictures that begin with B. 


This week was a little bit more stressful than usual because of our newest arrival who is just on week 2 of her life! BUT, we ended up finding a groove the last two days of school! Braydon is so patient and I’m thankful for his attitude towards myself and his sisters. So grace giving! We can all learn something from the children in our lives who are often the best forgivers! 

Happy Homeschooling! And, remember! You can do this! You were called to this and the Lord will give you the skills needed to finish what He’s called you to! 

“And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭1:6‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Lord, Bless Our Home

“Lord, Bless Our Home” Hymn

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Lord, bless our home with peace and love and laughter

With understanding and with loyalty

May we together follow Christ the Master

And know the blessing of His sov’reighty

May every heart receive His loving spirit

And know the truth that makes life truly free

Then, in that spirit may we live united

And find in God our deep security

Forgive the hurts our selfishness inflicted

On whose we love and those who love us best

Christ, heal the scars and draw us all together

In Him whose will is peace and joy and rest

Father, in gratitude for our homes and loved ones

We open now our hearts to all mankind

Grant us Your spirit love for one another

So in Your peace may we our concord find

Summer Spot Discovery 

My parents told us about this splash pad just fifteen minutes away and we had to check it out! With the baby turning one week old, we were all a little cooped up and ready for a fun adventure (especially me!). Baby Raya slept the whole time in her car seat, so I got some really fun pictures. Have a look! 

Sisters 💗

Raya turned one week old! 

One of the kids all-time favorite person is Auntie Lindsay! 

I hope you are enjoying your summer as much as we are! Here’s to making memories and cherishing our children while they are still little! Take all the pictures, but then put down your phone! Be in those moments and love on them! 

Kindergarten with Ace and Christi 2017-2018, Week 6: Braydon Michael 

Week 6: May 30 – May 31, June 6 – June 7 

This week we learned the letter sound “E”, the color purple, the concept of open and closed, more numbers, and the Bible stories of Baby Moses in the Basket and Moses and the Burning Bush. 

Monday was Memorial Day, so we had a low-key barbecue in the backyard and no school. It was a little chilly and overcast, and then came the rain! We enjoyed some inside activities. 


Braydon did this USA puzzle and I got to explain that this was our land… this is America. The pledge of allegiance, our flag, our country is protected by soldiers who sometimes give up their lives defending our freedoms. Thank you to all the men and woman who have given the ultimate sacrifice! We remember you! 


Later in the evening, I set Braydon up at the computer to do some ABC Mouse. We haven’t been using this educational tool as often as I want to! I am making a point to schedule into our day or at least every other day. Braydon loves the games the best and always looks forward to “computer time.” 

On Tuesday we had a “double day”. Plus, I added these number 1 and 2 worksheets I found online. Braydon is technically on number 9 with ACE PACE work, but he really hasn’t memerized his numbers yet. I feel the PACE work is weak when it comes to learning numbers. We’ll do more of these worksheets throughout the week and soon I hope to introduce the card game Uno as a learning tool. You can find the worksheets here.

He colored his shoes “rainbow”. 


We spiced up this elephant puppet with googley eyes and pom – poms. Braydon’s finger through the hole is it’s trunk! Letter E this week means cute elephants! 


Here’s Braydon’s finger puppet after the glue dried on Wednesday. 

We glued eggshells onto the letter E page. Braydon was so confused at first thinking they were seashells! Haha! 

A few weeks ago the girls would freak out over a fly in the house. They would scream, run, cry, and need me to hold them. So I told them it was our pet and Braydon named him “SnuggleBug”. Now every fly is SnuggleBug and if there are two in the same room it’s always SnuggleBug’s sister or brother. They aren’t scared anymore which is great, but now my son is fascinated by his “pet”. 


Ending the day with our Goal Card all filled out! It’s very satisfying! 

B: “Hey mom, come look at my picture!” 

Me: “It’s looks so good I could eat it!” 


Something really special happened this week… Braydon got another little sister! You can read all about our home birth story HERE.

Technically not a school day, but we did some coloring together on June 5 because a new baby is a hard transition on everyone and I felt like I really needed to give Brady some one on one time. 

Back at it on June 6th with a 3 day old! School went SO well! We even put together a fun Mickey puzzle Braydon’s Marmi got for him. 


Happy Homeschooling!