Friday, March 30, 2007
It has been way too long since I have posted anything. I certainly have tried, but it hasn't been working for me. I am in Salt Lake City and I am staying at my sister Rebekah's house. For some reason her wireless Internet isn't working. So I downloaded a bunch of pictures on my laptop, but I can't post them because I can't get on-line. I then tried downloading them to her computer but that isn't working either. So you may have to wait until I get back home to see all the pictures. I brought Sarah with me and she is having a blast with all her cousins. Today we all went to the Hogle Zoo. It brought back so many memories of my childhood. I remember going to the Hogle Zoo all the time with my cousins. We all had a great time. I hope to post more later and maybe by then I will figure out all these computer problems and get some pictures posted.
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Monday, March 19, 2007
Of course dinner isn't complete without at least one spilt drink. Thankfully Kim was right there to help clean Kate up.After dinner I took all the kids in the Spa. I had them all sit down on the couch so I could explain the rules of the spa. They were so excited to get going...
We all got in the spa and it was a lot of fun and a lot of splashing!!
We played in the spa for a little while and then it was time for the next activity. Decoration egg shaped cupcakes. This was quite a messy activity, but it was a blast. I bought a plastic tablecloth and placemats for each kid. This made clean-up a cinch.
Each child got 4 Easter eggs to decorate.
Sam - age 3
Matthew - age 6. A quick story about Matthew and Sarah. A few months ago I was substituting their primary class and all the other kids told me that Mathew and Sarah were engaged. I asked Sarah and Matthew if this was true and they said "yes"! They both giggled. I asked them what it meant to be engaged. Matthew said "It means we are in love". So when we were in the Spa on Friday night I asked if they were still engaged and Matthew said "No, Sarah has several other boyfriends now". Funny!!
Ciana - age 8
The kids all spent just as much time snacking on the frosting and candy as they did decorating,
The finished product... Yummy!
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Her is another cute pose. She is holding her lunch box here, but it looks like a bag.
George and Amy decorated the spa with these cute Pink Tinkerbell decorations. It was really cute. It was windy when I took this picture, but you get the idea.
Sarah in the spa, posing of course :) This picture of Kate is right before she is getting in the Spa.
Amy made this amazing butterfly cake. She made two rectangle cakes and then cut out the pattern of a butterfly.She put all the chocolate frosting on and then for the wings she put on orange sprinkles. I like how she used the two candles as the antenna's. Very cute!!!
Here is a picture of Chef Amy and her finished product.
Kate getting ready to blow out the candles.George cutting the cake and wondering why I am taking a picture of him :)
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Thursday, March 8, 2007
A profile view
Look at the difference. This picture was taken on 1/27/07. I thought I looked so good. I had lost a total of 35 pounds! What a difference losing another 17 pounds has made. I know in a couple of months I will look back on the pictures I took today and be amazed at the difference.
Tuesday, March 6, 2007
I finished taking these pictures and then went back inside. It was about 9:30 p.m. and Sarah came running inside. She was really excited and said "Auntie, we have to go to your favorite store right away!" I said "What is my favorite store?" I thought she was talking about Macy's and I knew it was closed. She said "Auntie, your favorite store is Target! We have to go get more lights to put up around the spa". So I of course said "Yes, I will go to Target". Sarah said she had to go with me so she could show me which lights to get. I figured she wanted to go because it was 9:30 at night and it was an excuse not to go to bed. Plus whenever the girls go with me to Target I always buy them something, so they are anxious to go at anytime. I went outside and talked to George and he said that he just made a comment to Amy such as "Shoot, I don't quite have enough lights" Then Sarah piped up and said "I know Auntie will go to Target, that is her favorite store". Before George could say anything Sarah was inside the house telling me we had to go to Target. It was cute... We went to Target, got the lights and were home 15 minutes later. With a bag of M&M's for Sarah and Kate to share of course. Then at 10:03 Sarah ran into my room and said "Auntie, we have to go back to Target. We still don't have enough lights". I said "Bummer, it closed at 10:00" and Sarah knows I would rather die than step foot in a Walmart :) Plus, the lights were the special "Target Home" brand, so we had to wait until Monday to get some more. Monday finally came and after a little more "Spa" drama it was up and running and ready for everyone to jump in. Only problem.... I didn't have a bathing suit that fit! Since I have lost all my weight my bathing suit I wore last summer is way too big. So I decided not to soak in the Spa. I don't even really want to go bathing suit shopping because it is the beginning of the season and nothing will be on sale. I don't want to pay full price for a bathing suit that I hope by summer will be too big! So I may break down and try and find one, but I may hold out. Who knows. I can tell you one thing... You won't be seeing any pictures of me in a bathing suit for a while. Still have 50 more pounds to go before I break out in a pose with a bathing suit on. But I can guarantee you this, when I do lose my next 50 pounds, I will be proud to pose in a bathing suit. Enough of that tangent... I just love this picture of Amy and the girls.
George got in on this picture. What a good looking family!
Monday, March 5, 2007
Well, it has almost been 3 months since I started this diet! (Tomorrow is the 3 month mark) I really can not believe that I have lasted this long. It is getting hard to stay motivated and at the same time I can't help but be motivated. When I think of how far I have come I still can't believe it. Last night I was getting a little discouraged because the weight isn't coming off as fast as it was in the beginning. I knew this was going to happen, where I would start to slow down in my weight loss. I was so used to it just coming right off. So I decided that I really have to increase the intensity of my workouts if I want to continue losing weight at a faster rate than I am currently losing it. I want to run more, but I need to get some different shoes. The shoes I have are fine for walking, but whenever I run I get such bad blisters that I am out of commission for a few days. So, I need to go invest in some running shoes. Anyway, as I was saying, last night I was feeling a little discouraged. I was planning on what I was going to wear today and I picked out this blue blouse that I got a few weeks ago and my standard black pants. These pants I have had altered in the waist and rise. The blouse I have only worn once before. This morning I put this outfit on and realized it was too big! I couldn't believe it! I mean just last night I was discouraged and then I put on something I haven't worn for three weeks and it is too big. I decided to wear it anyway, and all day long at work people were telling me my clothes were too big! It felt good, but at the same time I got really tired of pulling my pants up. Guess it is time to retire yet another outfit :) :) :) I am really sad to get rid of the blouse because I really like the style and color of it. But I would rather get rid of it than become fat again to wear it. The pants I don't care about because I have at least 7 pairs of black pants. So that is no big deal!! Anyway, I am going to sign off because George and I are going to go running.
Friday, March 2, 2007
Another pose....And another one.... I think this one is funny. She kept trying to do all these poses where she was 1/2 way laying down. I had to bribe her to sit up straight.
Here is a cute group shot
Cute Kate in her PJ's