Those who plant in tears will harvest SHOUTS OF JOY. They weep as they plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the HARVEST.

Psalm 126:5-6

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Our Trip Part 2

Our next stop on our trip was Sunny California. We camped on the beach for 6 nights. The first night I laid in bed and listened to the waves crash on the beach, a sound I haven't heard in a very long time. The first morning we were there the kids were up bright and early and they were in the water by 7:30 a.m. We all had a great time.

The boys favorite thing to do was play in the sand with his new Tonka Trucks.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Our trip Part 1

The first leg of our trip was to see Gram and Grandpa in Phoenix. They took us to our favorite Mexican restaurant. Levi loved the salsa so much he drank it. Definitely a Jensen. Here is little Kharis going for a ride in Grandpa Darrell's Corvette. She was so excited she could hardly wait.

This is Gram and Grandpa's house and the kids were sitting just taking a break from the Arizona heat.

The three little girls being silly at Gram's house.

Our favorite place to be when we go to Phoenix. Caramba's the best. We had a great time in Phoenix and can't wait until we go visit again. (Which I am sure will be a ways down the road)

Sunday, June 27, 2010

We Are Home

It is great to be home. We had a wonderful and fun filled two week vacation. We spent 6 days at the beach in California and the kids loved every minute of it. Then we headed to the Grand Canyon, I always forget how Grand it is. Our last leg of the journey took us through the beautiful mountains of Colorado. We have been home for a day now and we are all resting from our wonderful vacation. I will post pictures soon.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Were Off

The benefits of having many children when getting ready for a two week trip to California.

It is 3:00p.m. the day before we head out on vacation. The van is loaded, the food is cooked and packed, the kids shoes are waiting by the door to slip on, the laundry is folded and put away, and the house is clean and ready for our return. This is not a joke.

I am blessed beyond measure with children who love(Well maybe like) to help. This is our first long trip in two years and I can't believe how well we did getting ready for this venture. I think I am getting the hang of having a large family. O.k. Lord I think I can handle a few more.

Well we are off for a much needed break. It has been a long hard year for our family and we are looking forward to some good quality family time. Have a great two weeks and I will be back with lots of pictures.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Weigh In Day

Well it is my last weigh in before vacation. I was a little concerned because I feel like I haven't been doing very well with keeping track of what I am eating. So here are the results.

Last week 135.8

This week 134.6

I lost 1.2 pounds. My goal was to be 130 when we went to California but I didn't make it. I am o.k. with the loss that I have made because I can see that this has become a lifestyle and not a diet. I have not been under 135 since I got pregnant with my 4th child who is going to be 8 in July.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Birthday Cake

Here is little Kharis' birthday cake. Our oldest daughter has taken the job over of making the cakes in the family. She does a wonderful job.
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Wednesday, June 2, 2010


We spent Saturday visiting our little boy Elias. What a beautiful day it was.
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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Weigh In day

My weight is coming off slower and slower. I didn't even weigh in last week because I was really bad. I was better this week but not real strict. I did begin exercising again.

I weighed in this morning and saw a loss. Not a very big loss but a loss is a loss.

Two weeks ago 136.8

Today 135.8

Well a pound is a pound. I just got my 10 pound star from weight watchers. 5.8 pounds to got to hit my goal weight.

Slow and steady wins the race. I have now officially been doing WW for 10 weeks and have lost 10 pounds.