Saturday, September 19, 2015

Weekly Menu Plan 9/21-9/27

It's been a while, but here we go again......

I post it on Facebook almost every week but always forget the blog!  Here's this week's menu:

Grilled Salmon with Caesar Salad

Order Pizza Out

Chicken Burgers

YOYO (you're on your own night)

Friday, July 10, 2015

Marathon Training Has Begun! Week #3

Yeah, it's been a while!  This is in part to the fact that our NYC trip movie that Chris made is too large of a file to upload anywhere so I've been waiting to get that fixed to blog.  As life gets in the way, I realized if I don't just sit and blog it's just not going to happen, LOL

Today I finished my 3rd week of Marathon Training!  It was a HUMID 7 mile long run and wasn't the easiest, my body was sore and I was drenched with sweat, but now after a full belly, cup of coffee and shower, I feel FABULOUS!

Here's the thing with running, in my's tough, it pushes you mentally and exercises your will to dig in deep and perform with your heart!  It's hard on my body, yes, but the achievement I feel after a run trumps that pain for sure.  I was not raised an "athlete".  My parents were not athletic or gym goers.  I wasn't encouraged to do sports, in fact I was discouraged because I didn't have a support system to bring me to practices, games, etc so I never entertained the idea.  This in itself motivates me to support, encourage and push my children in the sports they LOVE!

Picking up the sport of running 6 years ago was one of the best things I've done for myself, even if I hit a couple bumps in the road and haven't run in a while! LOL I've been a "gym goer" since I was 16 and have always loved being active but never did anything that was competitive, nothing to receive a "medal" or "reward".  Running changed me.  Running showed me that yes, even little old me in my thirties can consider myself an "athlete".  It gave me an outlet for my competitive, fighting spirit!

I'm thankful for my crazy friend Kim, my partner in crime, it makes the journey that much more FUN!!!  So, here's to training for Marathon #2 and #3, because as you know, I don't do anything in a "small" or "simple" way.....hahahahahahaha!!!!!  Get Ready Rock n Roll Series....we're coming for you in December (San Antonio) and February (New Orleans)!!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Happy Father's Day 2015

Happy Father's Day to WORLD'S GREATEST DAD!!!  I don't know what it is to have a man like you to grow up with as a daddy - - - you are loving, gentle, slow to anger, quick to play with the kids no matter how TIRED you are, you invest in every area of their lives from education, hobbies, clubs, sports, etc.

You lead each of them with a team player attitude, encouraging them along the way.

You are patient, and I mean PATIENT with ALL of us!

You ensure that each child KNOWS they are loved not just by your words but with do!

You give them (and me) ADVENTURE.

You bring humor into our lives when I get too rigid.

You are a smart, humble man.

You reassure them when they doubt themselves.

You teach them SO MANY things.

You give them TOO many treats.
You let them stay outside TOO late.
You allow them to talk your ear off and avoid BEDTIME.
You tell them jokes and show them videos that I DON'T WANT to know about.

You LOVE and dote on their mother.
You stand by their mother.
You LOVE your mother.
You love and help support my mother.

You set the bar VERY high for our daughter's future husbands and show our son what a REAL man is.

13 years ago when I first found out I was pregnant, I couldn't wait to see what a WONDERFUL, AMAZING father you would be!!  You have gone above and beyond what I ever imagined a good daddy could be!


2003 First Time Daddy

2006 Second Time Daddy!

2009, Third time's a charm!

Daddy and Anna

Disney Trip 2007

C's 2nd Bday 

My boys

First time fishing

Best place to be is in daddy's arms!


Her First Date!

He supports EVERYONE *ALL THE TIME*, especially Mommy!

He shows them ALL that a man MUST know his way around a kitchen!


Pillow fight!!!!

The first one EVERYBODY runs to!

They are two peas in a pod!