Living that concert life.

A couple of weeks ago Biscuit and I went to Stone Temple Pilots concert in Phoenix, it was cool because it was just us. It was in a small venue and it was packed!

On Friday I let my 3 older girls go to a festival in Phoenix…solo. Flower, Biscuit, and Blue went to the Pot of Gold Festival in Chandler to see Russ and a series of other artists. Flower drove, Blue was given the task of sending me a play by play of texts during the trip, and Biscuit did whatever. The girls stayed with my cousin and drove back the next morning. I’ll tell you it was scariest, longest, overnight trip EVER. Well, for me. The girls had a wonderful time!

Countdowns!

In just 17 days the adoption will be finalized! Our entire family is excited. Blue will be ours, forever. Adoption is tragically beautiful in our case, Blue had to suffer a tremendous loss to be in this position. She has grown, processed, and achieved all of her goals like a pro, this girl is resilient. I’m grateful that she was placed with us, I simply cannot imagine my life without her in. She wants a pet lizard to commemorate the day.

46 days until Orlando with Bunny and Biscuit. ESPN, Disney World, The Summit.

49 days until Husband, Lemon, and Blue go to Disneyland and the beach.

67 days until Flower’s graduation.

In 77 days Husband, Flower and I will venture to China then off to Thailand and Flowers birthday.

I have many things to figure out in the next 70ish days. Summer school, travel plans for the kids over the summer, summer camps, fundraising, change of schools, plan our family trip to Mexico before August, cheer financial forecasting, plan Boychild’s trip because he didn’t want to go to either Disney Parks, in addition to everyday life and all the activities, I’m overwhelmed.

I’ll hunker down over the next few weeks and get it all figured out.

Coolsculpting?

Yeah, Coolsculpting. It freezes the fat cells, they die, then your body discards it naturally. There is no downtime and you can have no physical restrictions after the procedure. It’s like liposuction but better, I’ve heard. I’ve had several friends get it done and they’ve shown beautiful results. What’s the catch? Well, it is not 100% immediate. It’s said that you’ll start seeing results in 3 weeks and after the 8 week mark you’ll see the final results are evident. BUT lots of people have seen results a day or two after the procedure.

Well, I had the pleasure of meeting Summer and having Coolsculpting done here in Lake Havasu City at Innovative Health and Wellness Centeron Saturday. The office is super cute, their staff was kind, and everything was explained very thoroughly. I was outfitted with this funny bra; it looked like a face mask but for my boobs.

Oh boy, don’t I look great? Ha! Then a series of before photos were taken on the backdrop just behind me. We got all of my angles, I can’t imagine it being anything other that disappointing to anyone that sees them. With that being said, I was assured that no one would see my pictures.

I recently had emergency surgery, February 27th, so the problem area beneath my belly button was a no-go due to not being healed fully. If you look closely you can see the incision scar on my lower stomach, the side where I’m holding my phone. I decided to do my under boob area, I’ve got stubborn fat that I cannot get rid of. It just lives there now, my under boob fat roll. We’re old friends now, I call her Noreen.

The top photo is where Summer marked me, that’s where she placed the barrier (which was a sticky piece tissue-ish paper) and she placed the suction piece on top of marked area. We did one area at a time, she placed it on me and it sucked right on. It felt cold but not uncomfortable. The second picture shows the device velcro’d on me. After a few minutes it the area had gone numb and I attempted to watch a movie, I ended up distracted by my phone instead. The first area was 35 minutes and then the suction coolsculpting device was removed, the barrier paper was removed, and I was wiped down. The barrier paper was sticky and sweet smelling. Then Summer massaged the area, BOY did that feel weird! It wasn’t painful… it was a different sensation; one I’ve never felt before. That’s when she was breaking up the ice crystals, the massage was short and enjoyable. Repeat for the second area. Quick. Painless. Cool.

I left the office and proceeded with my daily life, very little discomfort was felt and I had no issues sleeping at night. This morning I woke up and the two treated areas were sensitive to touch. The two areas were a bit sore too, comparable to muscle soreness after working out. I have a follow up appointment scheduled several weeks out, I’m anxious to see the results! I hope Noreen will vanquish.

I’ll continue to update about my fat freezing journey and post some of the unflattering pictures. If it works I’ll definitely go back and have my other problem area, my lower stomach, done as soon as possible!

I’m ecstatic.

April 4th is going to be a stellar day! Blue will become a part of our family, legally. She’s been part of our family in our hearts for a long time but on paper she will have the same last names as her siblings! Our entire household is excited, Blue has been working on a speech, secretly, for the big day. Aaaah! My heart is full!

In other news…I had emergency surgery last week. That was not fun, Biscuit was terribly upset and very anxious during the entire ordeal. Don’t get me wrong, the other kids were too. Biscuit is emotional and territorial about anything regarding me, it was a tough time for her. Luckily, everything is well and things are getting back to normal.

Hair has adjusted well to our home, she will be short term. She has an ICPC in place, thats a fancy acronym for relatives in another state who which to obtain guardianship.

Pretty moved out! I’m proud of her, she’s adulting. We miss her around here, it’s much quieter. I will be seeing Pretty today, we have a date. One perk? Kimber was messy, her room was a danger zone. It’s pretty tidy now, the other girls are relieved.

Flower, oh boy. Flower has had a tough few weeks. She’s had family in the hospital who are terminal, her boss unexpectedly died & she was laid off, her family members have said hurtful things, the list goes on. She’s going to be okay, it’s just a lot for her to deal with. Her grades are great despite all of things going on around her.

Biscuit was recruited to a third cheer team, this kid is busy. Biscuit has excellent grades and is a talented artist. She has also started the low carb lifestyle, because ‘potato chips are not life.’ Biscuit will also be attending the Summit in Orlando this May, she’s earned a bid with her cheer team.

Blue is a great student, she has been tumbling, attending student council meetings, and she has started track. She’s be adopted, by US!