Saturday, July 30, 2011

Friday Night

Last night FHTM founder Paul Orberson came to San Marcos, TX to speak after a weekly business presentation. There were over 400 people in attendance with standing room only.

I love this picture that one of my teammates snapped. That's Paul Orberson and me in the background standing with Joel McNinch. We were listening to Kyle speak and he did FANTASTIC!
Kyle speaking. He's handsome huh?
Paul speaking
Dinner at Outback Steakhouse with our team leaders! Thank you (left to right) Fil Cruz, Laura Cruz, Logan Stollenwerk, Cheryl Stollenwerk, Kim Thornton, and Doug Thornton for joining us. (not pictured but present: Randall & Sarah Janc). It was fun to have all of our Fredericksburg team come see us in our neck of the woods.

I can't wait to see what the weekend holds for our team!

Let's finish July off strong!

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

6 Months

Dear Kennedy Kate,

You turned 6 months old on Tuesday!You weigh 18 pounds & 2 ounces: 90th percentile
You are 27 inches tall: Also 90th percentile
You are a very happy baby who sleeps through the night.
You are learning to sit on your own with the help of mommy or daddy.


You love to play with your toys but right now your soft flower rattle is your favorite one.
You take 6 ounce bottles and love rice cereal and bananas.
You are so sweet and strong and have made our days have great purpose.
You love to read your book of prayers with your mom.
You love to jump in your jumper.
You no longer like your swing and have out grown your bouncer.
You wear size 3 diapers.
You throw your shoes off as soon as we put them on you.
Every single day more of your personality comes out and we just love being your parents.


Mom and Dad

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I Found IT!!

It? Yep! It! A food plan/lifestyle I can stick with forEVER! For those (12) of you who have been readers of my blog for the past few years you might remember me talking about trying these diets:

The Eat Clean Diet lasted all of about a week before I ate a whole cake and put sugary creamer back in my coffee. It also caused a friend to have a breakdown ;)
The Body for Life for Women was read from cover to cover but much too complicated for me to even know where to start.
Let me introduce you to my friend The Belly Fat Cure. I'm very thankful to Mr. Jorge Cruise for a plan that I have had success with for over 6 months. What impresses me the most is that my husband, mother-in-law, father-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, and 4 friends are all having daily success with this plan and have lost significant amounts of weight. What impresses me further is that we are keeping it off.
Here's how it can work for you:
  • Consume no more than 15g of sugar per day (much easier than it sounds)
  • Consume no more than 6 servings of carbs per day. *1 carb serving = 20g of carbs *don't consume more than 2 servings of carbs per meal
Here's a sample day of eating for me:
  • 2 whole scrambled eggs
  • shredded Cheddar cheese (not low fat or fat free..the real deal)
  • 2 strips of regular bacon
  • 2 slices Ezekial bread (there isn't any sugar in this bread and have 2 slices equals 2 carb choices)
  • real butter on my bread :) YUM!
  • real string cheese (2)
  • A junior deluxe cheese burger from sonic (I remove 1 slice of bread so it's just 1 carb & 2g sugar)
  • A small tater tot (1 carb choice 4g sugar)
  • Grilled chicken sandwich on whole wheat buns that are 1 carb choice and 4 sugars
  • real mayo
  • a strip of bacon
  • real cheese
  • pickles
  • and an once of potato chips
I am never left hungry, I'm never tempted to binge eat, I've tried to pig out on cookies and I feel sick after, I don't crave sugar, I have more energy, I don't have to count fat, or calories, or worry about what I will eat when I go out to eat, I can have chips, and salsa, and queso too, I don't have to deprive myself. I'm. In. Love.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Goal Girls

goal |gōl|noun1 (in football, soccer, rugby, hockey, and some other games) a pair ofposts linked by a crossbar and often with a net attached behind it, forming a space into or over which the ball has to be sent in order to instance of sending the ball into or over this space, esp. as a unit of scoring in a game : the decisive opening goal | we won by three goals to two.a cage or basket used similarly in other sports.2 the object of a person's ambition or effort; an aim or desired result :going to law school has become the most important goal in his life.the destination of a journey : the aircraft bumped toward our goal some 400 miles to the west.poetic/literary a point marking the end of a race.
I absolutely adore working with these girls. What a joy to help others achieve what they want for their families by plugging them into a life with a pay plan!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Convention Day 2

Meet Darla DiGrandi! I was so excited to see her because she has taught me what it means to dress for success and how to raise my belief level. I am blessed to have her as a mentor who pushes me to reach my goals. She is a National Sales Manager and was just inducted into the Ring of Honor.
Ring of Honor being recognized on stage.
Tommy Chapa is the number one Executive Sales Manager in FHTM. He is a former mason from Bulverde, Texas and spoke to us about keeping it simple. He is an amazing man who cares deeply about people and loves the Lord.
Kyle and me
Our team rally. The company founder, Paul Orberson stopped by with words of encouragement. It is amazing to be a part of a company that exists to help others achieve their financial goals and life dreams. FHTM is company that was founded by a man that loves the Lord and has a calling on his life to help others succeed.
More of our team rally. What if we would have quit at month 4,5, or 6 when things were tough?

Very dear friends and team leaders from Fredericksburg. Melanie Krause and Olivia Wehmeyer are ladies I want in my life for years to come!
Molly and me again! I wish we lived closer to each other.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Convention Day 1

We arrived in Orlando on Thursday around 3:30pm and hit the pool. It was so nice to sit and relax in the sun and not have a thing to think about for a bit. After a day in the sun I was happy to see that there was a coffee pot in our room and I quickly made a fresh cup.

Later that night we met up with our teammates in the lobby! It was great to have our Fredericksburg leaders there with us.
Left to right: Kyle, Fil Cruz (resigned from his position as the director of the cardio pulmonary position at the Fredericksburg hospital thanks to the income he is making with FHTM part time), Laura Cruz, Heath Sasko, Melanie Krause (a barber that is looking forward to working FHTM full time in the very near future), and Randall Janc (a plumber that says his job stinks and he's ready to be full time as well). It is such a blessing to work with like minded people.

Molly Aguilar and me. She and her husband Scott are National Sales Managers and Ring of Honor recipients for FHTM. She is pregnant with their first child and they just found out they are having a baby girl! It will be so much fun to see these girls grow up with big dreams and goals.
Fil and Laura Cruz have doubled their FHTM business the last 4 months and have also earned the Fall trip! We are so blessed to work with them and so excited that they will be Executive Sales Managers in the next few days!
My mentor and very dear friend Diana Waggoner. I cannot put into words all that she and her husband Tom have done for us. They have taught us everything they know about business building and I am so thankful that they have coached us and believed in us from the beginning!

Day 2's post with come tomorrow!

Update 1

On Wednesday, July 13th we began packing for our 4 day/3 night trip to Orlando for our company convention. We knew we would miss this girl:

We headed over to Kyle's parents house to have an early celebration for Kyle's 32nd birthday.

I love this man! More to come about our wonderful trip to Orlando!!!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Week in the Life: Friday

Friday was not the best day. I can be honest here right? Of course! That's the purpose! If there is one thing that you need to know about me it is that about 90% of the time I am a happy go lucky person who enjoys life and "counts it pure joy..." but there are days where I just cant shake that 10% that is just darn right yucky (which is why I am in the Breaking Free Bible study because sister I have some junk that God is purging from me).

We started out for Corpus Christi with a business meeting that promised 4 meetings, over 20 guests, and dinner.

The day was great and dinner on the water eased my soul.

Did you know that, "we fulfill what we were 'meant to be' when God is 'recognizable' in our lifestyle?" Isn't that good? Thank you Beth Moore! It is my prayer that God is glorified in all I do and say and don't say and don't do. In every breath Lord, please consume me, purify my heart, and make me more like You.

We are working on it.

Week in the Life: Thursday

Yes, I know its Saturday and I am writing Thursday's post. Yes, I know this defeats the purpose of Week in the Life but I will continue anyway:

Thursday was a great day of:

Jumping around

Lounging with Stetson

Watching Big Brother

and enjoying time as "our little family."

Thursday also held:
  • a lunch meeting
  • 2 new teammates
  • an answered prayer
  • a long phone conversation with my sister
  • a walk
  • and a few hundred kisses

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Week in the Life: Wednesday

I was supposed to write this post last night but when I got home and got Miss K to bed I had to go to bed too. Here's how the day went:

Kennedy woke up at 9 and took at 6 ounce bottle and we started getting ready for the day. I had a meeting at Casa Sol (great affordable food) in Seguin at 1 with Regional manager Jodie where we gained a new team member and enjoyed lunch. Since we were in the area already, we went to my dads to hang out for the rest of the afternoon. We enjoyed swimming for a bit and then retreated inside for naps in the AC. At 5:15 my dad arrived home from work to keep Kennedy and Kyle and I headed to our monthly meeting at the Dominion country club in San Antonio. In my opinion, this meeting is the best meeting of the month. It is a blessing to work with many business owners all over the San Antonio area who know what it means to build a team and work with people. After sharing our story there we got in the car and started back to Seguin to pick up our little girl. At 9pm on Wednesday nights we have our team conference call and last night I interviewed our top Regional sales manager for the month thus far and Kyle gave some business building tips. When we arrived back at my dads house my step mom had dinner ready for us (such a blessing) and then we headed back to Austin. Kennedy was sleeping soundly in her bed by 1030 and I was tucked into mine by 11:15.

Today's post about our day will be much more exciting and have pictures. Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Week in the Life: Tuesday

Kennedy Kate woke up this morning at 6 and took a 7 ounce bottle in about 8 minutes and was back to sleep until 9:30. I woke up and headed to her room at her first few sounds but when I arrived she was back asleep so I got to enjoy an extra hour to myself this morning with coffee from my favorite mug.

At 1030am my girl was awake and so was my husband so Kyle and I headed up to her room to feed her her breakfast bottle.
I sent welcome emails to new teammates and then my mom called to tell me that the jurors had come to a decision in the Casey Anthony trial and so we watched:

Watching this bothered me because I know what the definition of reasonable doubt is. I would not have been able to give a guilty verdict either. I do agree that Caylee needs justice so please don't take my heart wrong.

Kennedy went down for a nap at 1:30 and Kyle and I got ready for our San Antonio meeting. At 3 I had to wake Kennedy up and we headed to YaYa and Papa John's house so that she could spend time with them while we worked. Our meeting went great and we were back with our baby girl by 8:30pm. Now at home we have enjoyed a wonderful dinner of chicken spaghetti, Kennedy is fast asleep for the night, and I am finishing this blog post. Maybe tomorrow will be a much more exciting day. Can't wait to see what Wednesday holds.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Week in the Life: Monday

I got the idea for Week in the Life from Kelly's Korner . I love her blog because she just relates life as its happening. So here we go with our day today:

Monday's at 10am for the summer are typically reserved for our Beth Moore Bible study with Breaking Free but Saturday night and Sunday our house was hit with a stomach big and I thought it best to push it back a week. I'm loving this study and am so very thankful that Ashley, Dani, Erika, Jill, and Meghan are joining me for it. I shouldn't be writing about the Bible study since that didn't happen today.

I was feeling a bit better this morning so we decided I could manage walking up to the corner of our street so that Kennedy could enjoy her first 4th of July parade with Ya Ya and Papa John (Kyle's parent's grandparent names that I love).
Kennedy Kate as we were about to walk out the door (she's big huh?)

Kennedy Kate with YaYa and Papa John before the parade started

Laughing with mommy and daddy as we wait for parade
"this flower is ridiculous mom"

My girl and me. I LOVE being her mommy!

We were back at the house and all napped for the rest of the afternoon. I checked for updates on the Casey Anthony trial on Fox News from time to time (is that sad or what?), folded laundry, and took it easy. At 7pm we headed to Kyle's parents house for dinner and then over to the Wittenburg's house in Plum Creek to watch the fireworks. Today has been a wonderful day that I will not soon forget.

**** My favorite holiday is by far the 4th of July because it reminds me that freedom is not free and we have reason to celebrate as this great nation. The fourth of July puts a deep stirring in my heart each and every year as I remember what our servicemen and women have done and do daily to keep our freedom in tact furthermore I am reminded of what our savior did for us. Hebrews 12 tells us that, "for the joy that was set before Him (Jesus) endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God" Let us not close our eyes tonight without knowing that freedom is not free. Jesus died for us and it's the only reason we can live and walk in freedom and because of our great military/country we are free to praise Him freely.

"Oh, praise the One who paid my debt and raised this life up from the dead" Amen and God bless America!