Thursday, June 17, 2010

the Big 4-0

Blech! LOL! Today is the big 4-0!

I was born at 6:16am on 6-17!

Yes, I'm 40!

It doesn't feel like 40 though!

And truthfully, since getting myself on a track to be healthy, this is the best I've felt since I was little. I have now lost more weight than Olivia weighs. I can't imagine how strapping her to my back and walking around would be good or even that I would be capable of doing such a thing. It seems so weird to think about, and yet that's what I did for so very long.

So today, the kids and I are off to celebrate! We're going to Six Flags!!! And while I love roller coasters, my boys do not, so even on the little ones we'll be left behind to wait, while our daredevil Olivia rides (assuming the lines are not too long!) :)

The coolest thing is that I have a credit card that is affiliated with Six Flags. I charge, and pay off each month, some of our utilities and some large purchases. Each summer I have enough points to get free tickets and food vouchers! In addition, both Olivia and I were given free tickets through our school this year in a reading program. So today our day of fun is only costing us some gas and a parking fee! LOVE that!!! :)

Stay tuned for some great pictures!


Molly said...

Happy Birthdayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! I'm marveling at how incredible you look! What's your total weight loss? Advise me.. lol. I need to drop 25 lbs

:)De said...

Happy Birthday, Lisa!

Wishing you Peace

Christie said...

Happy Birthday!! Hoping it's a great one with the kids!

I'm sure you've already looked into Reece's Rainbow, but I thought about you last night when I looked at their site...many kids that are available to single mothers.


Lisa said...

I have Christie! Unfortunately most of them are in Russia which is a lengthy travel :(, but don't despair, I'm on the road and filling out apps for the perfect (I pray) program!!! :)

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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