The Byrum Family

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Monday, June 1, 2009

Our weekend...AMAZING!

Mike had the weekend off this week and it was SO nice having him home. We started off the weekend with a well deserved date night. We took the boys over to my Dad's and had a great time together. Ever since I've been on weight watchers it's super hard going out to eat, you don't have much control over how things are prepared, there is not much healthy choices on most menus, etc...So we decided on our favorite little thai place in Pismo called Thai Talay. It's always good and I knew there would be things that I could safely order there. We ordered sweet and sour sauteed vegetables with brown rice, Tom Yum soup and Mike had the shrimp panang curry which is TO DIE FOR! Of course I did have a few bites of that. All in all, it was healthy and we got to spend an hour or so enjoying our meal without having to tend to our little boys. It was great. It was 3 1/2 hours of time together that we so desperately needed and I know that it helped our relationship out. Saturday morning we wanted to take the boys out to play somewhere. We decided to take them in the wagon to Harloe so we could watch the little kids play baseball. They were so little and cute and the boys loved watching them play. We spent Saturday hanging out together and it was fun. Sunday we met Cody and Jeremy at the Avila Barn. The boys always have a great time there. Mike and I were both really tired on Sunday, so it was a pretty lazy day. After doing some grocery shopping, we headed home and stayed home. We slow cooked a pork loin on the bbq over oak chips and also had sweet potatoes, artichoke and salad...It was pretty amazing. It was a fun weekend and it was so great having Mike home. I miss him today ALOT! Things are just easier when we do things together...We work pretty good as a team. I know that the boys miss him too. Last night Kaden randomly asked him "Daddy, what time do you work tomorrow?" I thought that was cute, he's never asked him that before. I didn't know that he really had a concept of time, I guess he knows more than I think he does. Here are a few pictures from the barn..

I've been meaning to do a little update on me...I talk a lot about my kids and husband but not tons about myself. I'm learning that I am a important part of this family too and I am also learning to make myself a priority. I've spend 3 years putting my kids before myself, which is a great thing in my opinion and I will continue to put their needs ahead of mine. With that being said, I don't think I need to completely put myself on the backburner to take care of the needs of my family. In fact, doing that makes everything fall apart. I needed to take back my life and do what is going to significantly improve my life as well as my husbands and my boys. The saying "If Momma's not happy, nobody is happy" is SO true. How can you really love someone else if you don't love yourself. You can try and try, but honestly it just doens't work out the way you intend it to. At least for us...I have put so much effort in trying to be the best Mom and the best wife and I haven't been able to realize that if I don't take care of myself, it's almost impossible to be the best mom and wife. So now I can finally say that I am taking care of those things. I know that the way you look shouldn't be so important and yada yada yada, but honestly for me it's more for me and how I feel about myself. I don't really care what anyone else thinks I should look like, Ok maybe my husband :) ... I have come so far in such a short time and I know that I am losing weight the healthy way. I have lost 20lbs in the last 7 weeks. I can't believe that I can accomplish so much myself. It's really amazing what you can do when you are determined. Go big or go home I guess... Anyways, I just wanted give you guys a little update on the Momma of the house! Things are going great right now and i can only hope that they continue. I am so excited for this next chapter in our lives. Oh yeah and I got myself some bangs. I needed a little change in my hairstyle...Tell me what you think? Me likey...

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Giggly said...

Awww...Alyssa! What a sweet Family weekend :-) and good for you staying healthy and happy for yourself! I love your new bangs! The color is adorable too!

Jen said...

Wow a 20 lb weight loss in 7 weeks is awesome! You look great & your face even looks slimmer...look at those cheek bones! Keep up the good work. I know it ain't easy. :)

Ginger said...

I likey your bangs alot pretty girl!!!