Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Embarrassing Moment of the Month

I’d like to share this moment with you so you all can feel better about yourselves today knowing that there is someone out there (me) that is dorkier (is that a word?) than you. You’re welcome America. This is even worse than last month when I was running and screaming up and down the beach for a good 10 minutes to get away from a horse fly, all the while Denis was laughing so hard he couldn’t get up.

I went to the gym this afternoon to lift weights because I do every Wednesday. Today, I thought I would run a quick mile after being inspired by the fatties (I say that with  respect and love) last night on the Biggest Loser, who were running at speed 7 on the treadmill. If they can do 7 for a couple of minutes than I can run a mile at 8 no problem. So I did…I ran that mile and it felt great!

After that it was time to lift weights. I started lifting, but after a couple machines I started noticing people were giving me the double take look. Was I that smokin’ hott when I worked out? So feeling good, I kept going. But after another couple of weird looks I decide it probably wasn’t because I was smokin’ hott…maybe my headphones are too loud? So I turn down my music. Still getting the weird looks. It would be logical at this point for me to look at myself in the mirror to make sure everything is all good, but that doesn’t really cross my mind. I always try to avoid looking at my flab jiggling around when I’m at the gym. After I finish, I walk out to my car and I approach the door the same time as an older man, another weird look from him as he holds the door for me, but I’m too distracted to think anything about that because I have “All the Single Ladies” playing on my iPod.

I’m driving doing a little dance in my car to my music…when suddenly I look in the rear view mirror and this is what I see!

Except it was worse than that because I wiped some of it off. It was that Biggest Loser mile that did it before I started lifting, I was sweating more than I usually do. I laughed all the way home! No wonder people were looking at me weird, my face was melting. So the lesson I learned today is not to run a fast mile in the middle of the day when I have all my makeup on….mornings from now on.

In other news, I’ve started breaking up my cardio workouts. I use to just run and run and then run some more, but now I’m doing the Elliptical and bike too. And I feel like these are starting to look better because of it….

However, I’ve got a long ways to go on these….

Not flexing…

Flexing…

Don’t feel bad if you can’t see the difference, because there is none! I’m working on it.

Monday, September 27, 2010

This is what I do.

A lot of you ask me what I’m doing with all my free time…some days I wonder that myself. But I try to keep busy and organized. I have looked for a job (not too hard), but haven’t really found anything that interests me and if I’m going to work again, I’m going to do something I want to do, not something I feel like I have to do because we need the money. This is probably the only time in my life that I will have the luxury so I’m taking full advantage of it. I’ve decided to start my own business. At first I thought it was going to be a breeze, but it’s much more complicated than I thought. Denis and I have just started on the website, hopefully we can figure it out. Here’s a sample of what I’m doing and I need your help, please vote for which design you personally like the best…it’ll help me as I keep making more.

Option #1

Baby Annoucement 3

Option #2 Baby Annoucement 5

Option #3

Baby Annoucement 6

Thank you to all my friends/family that are letting me use their babies as models on my website, couldn’t do it without their cuteness!

PS If you are willing to let me use your baby or your wedding/engagement photos on my website, I need more! Lots more! Just email them to lisamarie.clayson@gmail.com, thanks :)

Friday, September 17, 2010

I'm so ready!

A new Mormon message was sent out today. I usually don't watch them, I open the email just so it isn't bold in my email box anymore. But today, I took the time to watch it. Don't worry it didn't make me sob uncontrollably or anything. Right at the end of it there is a voice clip from L. Tom Perry and immediately I felt peace. So I just wanted to say that I'm so ready for general conference and I'm more excited for it than I have been in a couple years!!

The Missing Piece

Monday, September 13, 2010

They are my Mom and Dad & I love them.

So I’ll admit it. I cried for like two hours today after my parents left, lame I know. I won’t see them again until December and that’s a long time! But we had a blast while they were here! We showed them all around the places we know so far (which isn’t very many, because we’ve really only been here for a month).

We had lunch in Mexico Beach and Denis came over and met us for his lunch break on Friday.

We visited the Tyndall AFB beach and then later had ice cream at Pier Park for dessert. My Dad tried this new flavor called toasted coconut, it was so good!


On Saturday we went to St. Joseph Peninsula State Park and spent the morning at the beach and ate a picnic lunch.

(Dang he's hott!)

And lastly, we had dinner on the water at the Shrimp Boat, where I tried my first Red Snapper! It was delicious!

On Sunday Denis and I had to speak in church, my parents were happy about that. It was great to get to introduce them to people in our branch.

(Sorry, I don't have a picture of me or Denis at the pulpit speaking...I thought that might be a little awkward)

Today my house feels so empty, I hate it. Thank you so much Mom and Dad for visiting, we loved having you!

Who is coming next? :)