Thursday, October 29, 2009

Lion King

In April my mother treated the family to see the production of "Lion King". Casey and I found a sitter for Rocky and we brought Monica along. It was an amazing experience and seeing Monica's face made it even better. The costumes were unbelievable and so intricate. Monica sat on the edge of her seat the whole time and asked me at the end of each scene if was over and when I told her "no" she would squeal in pleasure. Its all she talked about for months and every once in a while will ask to go there again sometime. I was worried that my 3 year old would have a tough time understanding the plot and concept of costumes but she picked up on everything and never lost attention. It's a must for every family if you get the chance!!

If you are still there, Im back!

I don't expect anyone to still visit my blog after I've taken such a long hiatus from updating it but if you're still here, Id thought Id let you know IM BACK. Now lets all shout for joy.... YAY....!


I'll start with 10 things that have happened in our world since I last blogged.

1. We Moved
2. Rocky is 1 year 8 months
3. Monica started preschool
4. Casey started a new job (which I wont post of but most of you know what he is doing)
5. I gained 10 lbs
6. I started to recycle
7. Casey's car broke down twice and his car crashed into my car and took the bumper off
8. I repainted my dinning room table
9. I participated in my second "Susan G. Komen 3 day walk for the Cure"
10. I'm trying out step classes and find them very difficult despite the cheesy appearance

Also, Our desktop computer recently crashed due to my downloading a picture of Jessica Biel. Come to find out, 1 in 5 people who search for Jessica Biel on the web get a Trojan virus. I lost most pictures and many files. I suppose I deserve it for not backing them up but non-the-less, I'm very upset over my loss. Thankfully, not only am I lazy at blogging but also at deleting photos from my camera so I still have a few. Watch for them and more posts to come.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Seven Days Down

So far so good. Its been a full week now without refined sugar or bread and I feel good! Its been a lot easy then I thought it would be. In a weeks time I have lost 8 lbs so I'm down to 122 lbs and my skin has seen positive effects as well. I have a lot more energy but I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss things. Today has been the first day I had real cravings for something sweet. I almost broke down for a nutrigrain bar but then saw the first ingredients are high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, strawberry puree, glycerine, and sugar. Uhhhh no thanks! then I craved one of those cheap little blackberry filled pies until I saw that they are 470 calories! The denver egg bowl at Jack-in-the-Box sounded healthy and REALLY GOOD until I saw the caloric count was 720 and 477 from fat! ewwwww way to ruin eggs! Although I haven't given up all unhealthy foods I just couldn't do this one! But right now I'd REALLY love a root beer float and cant stop thinking about it! HA! Hopefully the craving will go away! Id like to look really good in a dress for Mother's Day Tea tomorrow.
I had the desire to weigh 111 lbs by June 1st but I don't think its very realistic. This would put me at Jennifer Aniston's height and weight but I'm not sure its a reasonable goal. I'll shoot for 115 and see how it goes although weight isn't as important to me as how i feel. Wish me luck as I have 23 more days!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Give-it-up for 30 days: Refined Sugar

A recent episode of Oprah featuring guest host Jenny McCarthy has sparked my interest to give something up for thirty days. Miss McCarthy is creating her own give-it-up blog and so I have decided to adopt the idea. Like her I will be giving up refined sugar for 30 days. Starting tomorrow, May 2nd, and ending June 1st. I have many worries and doubts as to how this will go. At first thought I cant even think of any without sugar however it has got to be possible.... right? I will keep a constant blog throughout the month keeping you all updated on my struggles and progress. I am not only eager to see physical changes but mental and emotional ones as well. My prediction is it will be hard for the first few weeks, almost like detoxing from an addiction, however I hope to feel rejuvenated by the end of the month. My current mood: apprehensive.

Friday, January 30, 2009


Tag, Im it! Here is the latestest tag I was given. I suppose if I dont do it now, it will never happen.

Post the fourth picture in your fourth picture folder and blog about it. Then tag four friends.

Here it is folks:

This was taken last sunday. I've never worn a hat before so I took a picture of me in it. I still dont think I have a very hat-friendly face... This photo was taken just before I attempted to jog in the snow. Long story short, it was too cold so I went to Casey's parents and had tacos instead.

I tag: The Marsons, Shannon, Chelsea and Heather