My Medifast Journey Began on April 27, 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

~My Prayer for today~
Kubarikiwa
"Blessings on You"

Friday, October 7, 2011

Twitter!!!

Hey did I tell you guys that I am now on Twitter???
Wow... Im still learning soooo much.. but Hey Im making progress...
Follow me @ShannonHaggard

Kubarikiwa
"Blessings on You"

Saturday, October 1, 2011

The Home of Superman

So we got to Metropolis,  IL and WOW!  This is a city with a love for all things superman!!!

It has been a beautiful drive and very worthwhile! Expect more later about this place! For now here a couple pics!



Thursday, September 29, 2011

I so want to go to London.... like Right Now!!!

The newest Disney "Princess" ~ Rapunzel
So glad I dont have to dream of being a Princess anymore... I know who I am in Jesus and Im so glad Im a "Princess" to the most High ~ The King of Kings! :-)
But for real.... How fun would this be to go to! http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2011/09/29/disney-throws-party-in-london-for-rapunzel/

Kubarikiwa
"Blessings on You"

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Testing from my phone!

I totally have to check and see how my post will come through, so this is just a test :-)


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Could it really be???

Could it really be??? Am I seriously 28 for the 5th time already??? LOL It doesnt seem real? Sometimes I look back and think, where has the time gone? Then there are other times when I remember and feel every little creak of time! :) I woke up this morning so thankful that Sweet Jesus has seen fit to bring me through another year! My husband came in this morning playing the chipmonks version of Happy Birthday and my mother called singing happy birthday... and I have sweet sweet friends that have taken a second to tell me on FB... so its been a super nice day already! We have been blessed to get a new car, which turned out to be my bday present! Saturday was a evening of many suprises.... with even a Suprise party which... umm I didnt know... and I MISSED IT! Yes !!!! I missed it! We had a singing Saturday night that got rained out during it, so Pastor got up and said thank you for coming we will see you in the morning.... and my mother and father in law who knew about the party told Chris my husband that the party had been cancelled too... So when I came in Sunday morning to church someone came up to me and was like Sis. Shannon did you know you have a table full of presents?! LOL I was completely flabergasted! So this is why... from now on I will be planning my own Suprise parties from now on! LOL Anyway my husband got off work a little early on Saturday to suprise me with the car and a cake! So sweet! Now if my parents  and sisters lived closer it would all be complete!
 It seems like many good new beginnings are happening! Im really excited to see where Jesus is going to take me from this point! Whatever and wherever is fine just as long as its with Him! :)


****Motorcycle News ~ We are in the process of starting our own ministry chapter for the Azusa StreetRiders http://azusastreetriders.com/ here in North Eastern Arkansas, so that is super exciting! And no... I have decided NOT to get my own bike... I way too much enjoy riding with my husband****






So I will be posting from Metropolis Ill this weeked! ~the home of  Superman~ So stay tuned! I will be posting some pictures!


Kubarikiwa
"Blessings on You"

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Where oh where has the time gone???

Well its September... and with September comes Birthdays and beautiful breezes and gorgeous drives through the country... (on the bike this year) .... among... FOOTBALL :)  (my total fav month!)

Well I have to say it has been a super long and HOT summer all the way around! I really do not know where it went? Im still on Medifast but really since the 4th of July it has been nothing but a struggle for me. My heart is in it... but my head is NOT... (oh if only the two would catch up with each other... ) We had a beautiful time at the bike rally with friends at the end of August. Im still trying to get over the sweet little tatoo that our bike branded me with...(a burn) :) It should be gone by the next ride at the end of the month! Which Im so excited for! We are going to a flea market about an hour and a half away and then on up to Metropolis IL (the home of Superman) afterwards.... so EXCITED!
hmmm well Chris turned 38 on the 3rd of this month and my sweet baby sister Jeri turned 19 on the 1st! It just doesnt seem possible! I have forgotten how old I will be at the end of the month... so I think I shall just be 28 again!!! Yes it definatly sounds like a plan to me! Did I tell you yet that we are moving!!! Yes! We have finally found a beautiful house to Rent... Im so excited! We are....(cough..cough...ahem) I am packing up the apt and we are going to be starting to put things in the house on this Friday! And yes my design eye has opened wide... so Im sure I will be posting alot of fun stuff and pics for you all to look at!
Until then....
Kubarikiwa
"Blessings on You"

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Follow up on our handmade gift exchange!!!

Look at what I made for my sweet craft partner here http://alifeunrehearsed2.blogspot.com/2011/07/craftaholics-anonymous-handmade-gift.html
Ms. Bonita is a sweet person with a great blog... so after you are done looking at what I made for her, check out her blog.
I have to say this was so much fun being involved in something so awesome as a handmade gift exchange! I met an exciting person and made a new friend. :) Thanks for my stuff too! Here is a picture of what I received from Bonita @alifeunrehearsed2


Bonita sent me the prettiest handmade gift cards, gift tags (which
I so cant wait to use) and two business/credit card holders!
I love them! What do you think?

Thursday, June 30, 2011

So I had my weekly weigh in this morning.... and I have lost 7 pounds since last week! Im so excited! I feel like Im on a good downhill slope! Well after I had to get after the scale last week! (check out my above pic! ) lol Couldnt resist!
Kubarikiwa
"Blessings on You"

Monday, June 27, 2011

Monday Inspirations





















Compliments from Curly Girl Design ~ Love their blog! She always has something to make you smile! :)

Kubarikiwa
"Blessings on You"
Caution ~ Serious complaining ahead...  
Im seriously so bummed right now! Here I am at work and all I can do is think about HOW big of a mess I have in our SMALL apartment! Its my fault for having so much stuff I know... but it used to be an organized mess.
 My husband got this beautiful idea to make our bedroom look nicer by getting me a gorgeous headboard and footboard (of course it takes up way more of our already small room ... and now... nothing fits under the bed (so no storage there) my desk and all my craft stuff that I had in the corner with my desk had to come out of there... with my cool polka dotted desk in my stepsons room and my craft stuff EVERYWHERE (his room, kitchen table, counters, floor) .... and still yet I have a book case full of books in my room that I have to find a place for. At least I had a color scheme working for me... Crazy how many problems ONE thing can do to a room! Why would everything have to change now?  Gah!!!!! I HATE clutter!!! Absoutly HATE clutter! It makes me feel icky and hopeless! Okay so it sounds like I hate change too... not true.. I just would like to have room to put my stuff to be able to use it and make creative things for people! I have soooo much to do and I have to sit here at work until 4:30. I have No idea on where to start, I have One tote and alot of stuff to find a place for. I need a declutter fairy at my house during lunch! Someone help! Before I loose my mind in my "deliriously happy" house! LOL Im ready to take garbage bags home and start pitching! Hmmm maybe I shall! I just hate to think of throwing away a fun part of me! A place where I loose all my insainity! :) Well there goes another part of me... being chipped away.... "chink....chink"


Well on a lighter note.... My dear husband is making a storage shed for his motorcycle and told me I could put my craft stuff out there... I guess for a few years it will be okay out there right?? ..... sigh.... I will be better tomorrow when all is well with my house! When things come together I love it! :)
In the mean time ~
If anyone has any ideas on decluttering... please comment with some advise! I desperatly need it!
 
Kubarikiwa
"Blessings on You"

Friday, June 24, 2011

What Happened???


Soooo Today, I have NO IDEA what is wrong with me... but before I knew it I had consumed a taco supreme that my husband brought home, Then I went to the store and ended up getting, One small bag of mini reeces peanut butter cups, almost a whole king size butterfinger candy bar, and if that wasnt enough I went to Sonic and got a Chicago Style Dog. UMMM Okay well So I have been doing Zumba this week and even though I went on a stupid binge when we went on vacation... that I was truly paying for.... I was trying to catch back up and had to put into consideration that excercising can make me gain some pounds due to the muscle.... well I went and weighed around 11:30 and I noticed that I was STILL at 250! WHAT????? It has almost been my whole second month on Medifast! Im soooooooo BUMMED! Im not sure what to do? I paied for a whole month of Zumba classes... becaiuse it is fun and well I thought it would help me loose weight! BUt Im so not sure! Im really bummed! I have been doing great (except for my little indecresion today) since I have been back from vac.... two weeks yesterday! I gained about 6 to 7 pounds on that so Im down that... but I cant get back to my previous weight of 248! Lord please bestow upon me some Supernatural Weight LOSS!!! In Jesus Name! A.M.E.N :)
Kubarikiwa
"Blessings on You"

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Glad to be back in my own bed!


So we went on vacation over the weekend... and got to visit Wonderworks! Lemme tell ya ~ It Was so much fun! I of course HAD TO .... yes HAD TO, lay on the bed of nails! ..... as if the hotel bed wasn't hard enough! Lol well whatever they tell you.... It DOES hurt! I don't know if I thought ~ hey piece of cake! Lol well I thought those nails were going to puncture through my skin... it was worse when I started thinking how heavy I actually am... and if there was a weight limit! Thank you JESUS for Medifast and that loss I had last month ... don't know if any extra weight would have held up! Whew!! Well was a nice New experience! So glad to be back in my own bed! :-)
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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Happy Anniversary!!

Happy Anniversary to my wonderful Husband!
Four years ago we made vows to each other and I didnt think I could love you more, but my love for you has grown deeper. You are my best friend, my lover, my confidant, my prayer partner ~  I love you so much! I thank God for everything he has brought us through to get us to! ~ Im super proud of you, and what you are allowing Jesus to do in your life, marriage, and family! Thank you for following his leading!   Kubarikiwa
"Blessings on You"

summer swing giveaway!!!

Oh How wonderful this is! I simply could not keep this to myself! Everyone check this out and enter!
summer swing giveaway!!!

Kubarikiwa

"Blessings on You"

Doing My Happy Dance!


Today I shall do my Happy Dance! It has been one month since I weighed the first time to start Medifast and I went and weighed this morning, and I have lost 25lbs for this month! Im so excited! So this
<-----------------is me doing my Happy Dance! Anyone want to join in???


Kubarikiwa
"Blessings on You"

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

1 Week into Medifast

Today marks my One week on Medifast.
I have lost 16lbs since I started a week ago. I am so excited and just in awe because I know the Lord is helping me and he has answered my weight loss prayers! I do not expect my weight to drop like this every week BUT I do expect me to do everything I can to keep it coming off at a steady pace!
I cant say how excited I am! Stay tuned for more updates!

Kubarikiwa
"Blessings on You"

Friday, April 22, 2011

I always want to live in the shadow of His Cross, under the flow of His precious blood!
Happy Easter to my friends!
My God is Not Dead, He is Alive!



Tornado Sirens


So if you don't know what this is, its a tornado siren.... And this is sort of what it looks like here in our little town of Manila. I honestly cannot remember a siren like this when I lived in "Tornado Alley, TN" lol... But here where it is so flat you can see for miles, Its the Souths way of telling us "Its a coming!"

So on Tuesday here it goes. Chris had his first night back to work and here Gigi and I were all alone. The wind was so .... so bad. I'm not hysterical when it comes to storms but I do not like them when my family isn't around. I had been watching the news (as per my husbands request lol) and I had already gotten ready for bed and taken all my meds and thought I would stay put. I had an invitation to go to the church but at that time, it was too dangerous to drive in. So... I had an idea I was going to put a blanket and pillow in my already small laundry room/pantry and close the doors instead of the bathtub (which is on an outside wall) .... okay so everyone had already gotten me super scared because of the tornado that like almost wiped out Manila 10 years ago.... (ahem thank Jesus I didn't know this while considering my husbands marriage proposal.... It would have been a long distance marriage for sure!... lol)
Well I was laying in the bed all covered up when through the wind I heard them... the tornado sirens... the erieness of them that breaks through the night and causes people to do things. Well I instantly jumped up with my blanket, Bible, water and cell phone... calling after the cat as I was heading for the laundry room... at that point I didn't care if she was coming with me or not. (if you have a cat you will understand). I wedged myself between the wall and washer and sat waiting to hear something. As I sat there I had a couple people txting me telling me it was 10 min .... 5 mins.... and right there in Manila. As I was sitting there Gigi found me and climbed on my lap (which I was super shocked!)  and I put the blanket over my head (just in case) I sat there for about 15 mins while the Elec flickered on and off and the sirens stayed on. About that time a thought popped into my head ~ of all the storms (spiritually) I have encountered and the sirens that blew so loud before they came!
 I began to thank Jesus for the sirens in my life throughout my teenage, young adult, and even now years. I'm so thankful for a Mother and Father that brought me up in the church!! I would not trade it for anything! I'm thankful that my mother made me go and pray at a young age! I'm thankful for the spiritual discernment that she had when I was younger. (How I miss that now! Such a rock that is no longer living for the Lord like she used too)  I'm thankful for my Pastor and His Wife that I grew up under, that taught me, prayed for me, encouraged me, molded me into someone that would stand for the truth even when I felt that No one my age was. I'm thankful for the times I had to say no to something offered to me because I feared God! I'm thankful for the jobs and friends that I had to let go because it had no room in my life as a christian. I am especially thankful for the parents and church that did not believe nor allow their young people to date or hang out with people who did not go to church while I was growing up. For the times I had to decline a date with a gorgeous guy because he didn't believe like I did. I'm thankful for the many nights that my mom and dad, granny (elder pastors wife and my BFF grandmother), pastor and wife, visiting evangelist, etc... that would sound the alarm in my life so I could take cover and survive the storm! Thank you Jesus for the Sirens in my life! Keep them going please!
Kubarikiwa
"Blessings on You"

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Curly Girl Design

You guys soooooooo need to check out this blog and also their store! Im so in love with all things Curly Girl!!! http://curlygirldesign.com/blog
Let me now what you all think!

Kubarikiwa
"Blessings on You"

Good Morning Beautifuls!


Hello!!! Good Morning Beautifuls!
I have been listening to KLove today and they are talking about How Beautiful we are to Jesus!
So Here I am to remind you all! You are beautiful in Jesus' eyes! He created YOU! He Loves YOU! and He Wants YOU! ~ to Love Him back and Serve Him with all of your heart! :) 
If you were the only person in this world, He still would have wrapped Himself in flesh and came down here just so He could take those stripes, carry that cruel cross to calvary and die for YOU! ~ So you could know the Refreshing of Repentance, and the Washing of the Water in Jesus' name, and His Sweet Annointing sweeping through your very being by the Infilling of the Holy Ghost! 
 You are worth it and He thinks you Are Beautiful!
Are you living so that others can see Jesus in you?


Okay so it has been awhile since I have been here ~
                                                                 I hope all my beautiful peeps ------->
                                                                                               
    

Have had a wonderful Christmas and A super awesome start to a Brand New Year living and working for sweet Jesus!
 What are some things that you are daily working on this year?
I have started to read the Bible through again, I usually do this every couple of years, and I have picked this year to start afresh again. It is taken me a little longer because I am going through two different versions, The Amplified and The KJV :)

Also you could say that today 1/11/11 is the First Day of the Rest of My life :) Tonight will be my first Seminar for Weight Loss Surgery. Chris and I have been praying about it most of December when I went to the Dr. and I talked with My Pastor and I feel like Jesus is impressing me in this direction, I went a couple years ago for a different kind of weight loss procedure but we all know that The Lord's timing is EVERYTHING! This will get me in the process of having the surgery done. I am excited, but also very nervous! I know He has me (everything about me!) So Here's to a wonderful exciting new me! :)
Also I have one more exciting thing ~ Chris and I cruise in 68 days!!! WOOO HOOO!!!!

Until Next Next time! ~

Kubarikiwa
"Blessings on You"