Getting back to it

I want to say thank you for all the wonderful comments the past few days. Thing are looking up!

Even though today started off with a cough, we were off and running!

After walking Andrew to school, I had a company come survey my property

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It was long over due, and now I have these nice stakes and pink grass haha

I cleaned the house, and got things organized. I found that I was light headed and having a tight chest.

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Thank goodness for my own stethoscope haha.

Everything was ok 🙂

I thought maybe I was just feeling gloomy and down, and that I needed to get out and about! I went on a 30 minute bike ride around the neighborhood, but thats as far as I could make it 😦

Target trip for food supplies

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Andrew and I grilled tonight for dinner

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It was actually my first time grilling sweet potatoes! YUMMY!!!!

I just put olive oil and cinnamon on them before grilling

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And finally went to get a pedicure with my mom

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Funny how they match my flowers?!?! haha

Question for you:
What is something you did today?

How did you move your body tonight?

New camera (part II) photo shoot

Andrew and I loveeeeee taking pictures! And with the camera coming yesterday ( Ilove deliveries) we just couldn’t resist!! Enjoy!!

obviously…we dont need the flash….

Andrew’s turn with the camera….

recipe to come tomorrow

after a stressful day yesterday….I decided to DEstress with an at home pedicure

Question for you:

If you could take a picture of anything, what would you choose?

-I absolutely love pictures of flowers or smiling faces 🙂

calling all lifeguards

Today was just one of those run around town kinda days.

It started with coffee, and a walk around the park with Andrew. It was a great way to start the morning. Followed by his baseball game.

Then it was pool time!!!!! The first of the season. And since it hit 95 billion degrees outside, it was perfect 🙂

I like this picture with the water in front of Andrew

 

Got a pedicure with my mom and sister in law

The boys joined us for dinner, where I had pizza and then ice cream. And I was doing so well on not eating junk today…darn it

My tree finally came home too! For my birthday, Andrew my mom got me a hibiscus tree. And then my mom got another for just ten bucks! My parents potted them for me, and  are now “home” on the deck. I love them, and can’t wait for them to bloom

Question for you:

What are you doing for Memorial Day weekend?

Do you go to a pool during the summer?

Playing Catch Up

MAN. I hate being away from this blog. But life has been crazy busy. Between working a three day weekend. Hanging out w/ Ryan. And then trying to get my life back together…..well Im a mess and still haven’t caught up on all my blogs!!! (the most frustrating part haha)

Today started out w/ packing ANdrew’s lunch. I put a special note in

I was then picked up by Ryan for a SURPRISE day. I asked a MILLION questions trying to figure out what the surprise was….but I wasn’t even close.

A week ago, we were talking about manicures and pedicures (who knows whY) and I say I usually only do this as a treat or for a special occasion. That it is really hard sometimes for me to spend $ and that I don’t have much time. (then I asked if he gets them hahaha. He doesnt) But today, he bought me coffee  and took me to get my nails done.

Apparently he knows what he is doing. It was perfect! We then went out to lunch. One day, Ill get a picture of the two of us (can you believe I haven’t taken ONE picture…crazy)

Then it was time for my FIRST run outside w/ my new kicks. 4miles!

IT IS in the 50s HERE!!!!! And I love it! I also saw this on fb and thought it was awesome

After making some yummy dinner (recipe tomorrow!)

It was time for boy scouts w/ Andrew, and we made this pretty crafty scrapbook (some moms have all the talent!)

This would be my favorite page we made haha

Well Im off to bed, but I need to catch you guys up on Ryan. He is pretty awesome, and its kindof freaking me out. Im not use to it! Goodnight!

Question for you:

What are you up to? Anything fun this weekend?

What is the temperature like where you are?

 

(busy) ME DAY

Only I would have a busy “me day”, instead of taking a day of rest. I did do some fun stuff though!

My TO DO LIST:

  • Pack for vacation (we leave saturday!)
  • return books at the library
  • Get school stuff for andrew
  • Visit grandma
  • Massage
  • Grocery shopping for car ride
  • Pedicure
  • Bike ride (maybe…)
  • Sleep in (if Im lucky)
  • Dinner with friends
  • Old Navy for school clothes
  • Pool
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out of 12 not too shabby. I didn’t want to buy school supplies w/out andrew. I always remember how fun it was! And the bike ride and pool got cancelled due to rain- BOOOO

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Morning started off with an awesome/easy breakfast

then to my new house, library, and massage! It was wonderful. Exactly what I needed- thank you groupon!

Next up, visiting old navy (if you buy $20 worth of stuff you get $10 to spend next week- SWEET!).

Then to my grandma’s and finally home for lunch!

(yougurt, blueberries, apples, and fiber one cereal)

Then a pedicure with my mom. It was fun to do this with her, and love the color!

Finally, the moment I was waiting for ALLLL day!

I got to pick up this lil guy!

 

 

Isnt he adorable? haha;-)

Home just in time to get ready for dinner.

 

(sorry weird angle. my brother’s gf was sitting when she took it)

My brother called me Barbie, not sure why. I didnt have any pink on haha (for once)

My friends and I were meeting up to celebrate one last time with Katie, who is moving to D.C. to do travel nursing.

She is HILARIOUS.  I will miss her. Its only for 13 weeks, but she might go somewhere else after that!

But the night was still young, at 1030, I went to the grocery store.

yep. no joke

 needed snacks for the car ride

and finally packing ( I think I put it off LONG enough)

this is only part of it………

Question for you:

Do you like packing?

– I love it! I can actually pack very quickly

What is your favorite car ride snack?

-My family doenst go anywhere with out licorice and peanut butter M&Ms. YUM

crazy for veggies?

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This morning started with the Last of the red and blue pancakes

perfect bite

After crying over the last eating the pancake, and realizing it was already 90 degrees at 930 and canceling our bike ride. I made a trip to my second home. Home Depot.

 I bought some new stepping stones to fill in the walk way. My next project!

 This is what it looked liked before

After getting rid of a ton some weeds, it looks like this

after pictures to come……..

Then after sweating, just by moving the new bricks. I took a break with two cookies and a trip to the pool!

My son and I needed some together time, and we had a blast playing with the beach ball. After two hours at the pool and many cocoa almonds consumed it was time for some real food……in the form of a smoothie!p>

What do you think of the new hair cut?? I cut off two inches, and I miss it 😦

Unfortuantly this smoothie didnt get finished. The yogurt I put in (left over from work yesterday) had cinnamon in it, and DID. NOT. TASSTE. good at ALL! So it got pitched 😦

I hate wasting food. So I ate some cool whip cake instead.

Then it was time for YOGA!! It wasn’t that hard this week (a lot of newbies) but it was an awesome stretch and time to DEstress.

I have been having a lot of stress lately, and I found that the past few weeks that I have been going to yoga, I find that I am a much happier person. (now I just need to work on getting rid of this weight!!!! Its amazing how a number on the scale and tight clothes can make you unhappy! and I hate it!!)

ANyway, after yoga I was CRAVING veggies. This. NEVVVVVERR happens. But I listened!

I had sweet potato fries, cucumber, spinach and a leftover hamburger. Also a side of ketchup haha. I didnt even want to put my hamburger on a bun!! I love carbs…I guess I just enough of them earlier in the day

And a pedicure!

Now Im going to bed, and I will hopefully be getting up early for a bike ride! good night!

Question for you:

What is something that stresses you out?

Do you stress about the number on a scale?

Just keep runnin’

ANother day of running around:

Breakfast was fast. Arnolds thin, PB, and banana

-Grocery store

-Bed bath and beyond

-Gas

Then I went to my house and got started. I had to paint the second coat in my son’s room.

Warm Springs

It looks so good- now I just need to do the trim by the ceiling and its done.

That is not the case for the kitchen

This is my brother working on taking more of the ceiling and walls down. THERE ARE THREE LAYERS to come down!

Now that everything is taken down, we have to put it ALLLLL back up! haha

We also started working on sanding the cabinets. THen I am going to paint them an off white color

The “work room” AKA the garage haha

Then around 2 I needed to break for lunch. I had a turkey sandwich, lettuce, and tomato. With A MILLION fat free pretzels

 and colby cheese

Then it was time to relax. I went to get a pedicure and manicure with my mom. IT. WAS. AWESOME.

(while running out of the house I ate a warmed up pancake…yup. true story)

I am in a wedding this weekend so this was the perfect excuse reason to get it done!

Well after  A MILLION more pretzels. I NEEDED TO EAT ASAP!

I tried to put together my famous salad w/ jelly dressing…..but it just didnt hit the spot, so I threw it away (which I HATE throwing away food) and I made a favorite.

Yep. I had cereal for dinner. YUM

 

Question for you:

– Do you like to go to the spa or to get pedicures or manicures?