Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Excuse the Rant

Okay so I have been on this weight loss journey (I hate to say again, but AGAIN). I have been doing really well. I am getting to the gym 5 times a week doing a variety of activities - Zumba classes, cardio machines, weights, strength classes and mostly have been on track with the eating stuff. The last two weeks I have gained slightly but gained nevertheless. The gain is really throwing me off this week though. Every food that I see in the past two days has been fair game. The stuff I haven't wanted is sneaking into my hands. It just reminds me that the mind is a powerful tool. You let a little negativity in and it takes over. I am posting this right now to prevent me from scoring a little treat. And so the journey continues....

Rant over.

Special Birthday Wishes

To my father-in-law Rod. Wishing you all the best Rod. Can't wait to celebrate with you on the weekend.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Random Blog Worthy Material

I know I have not been doing a great job blogging lately. No good reason. I have had blog worthy material but have not sat down to get it out.

Andy and I had a great time at Mindy and Chris's wedding on Saturday. The venue was gorgeous and the couple looked awesome and happy. The meal was good and the table company was hilarious. Nothing like a few drinks to get the party going. It was great to have a night away from the kids while Grandma and Grandpa babysat. Andy and I actually had complete conversations with a beginning, middle and end without interruption. Not something that happens often. The Elmhurst Inn in Ingersoll was such a beautiful place to have the wedding and spend the night. The colours were so pretty. I am mesmerized by the fall colours this year. They are absolutely beautiful. One reason that we should be thankful for the summer rain. I have to say that unfortunately I didn't get many shots at the wedding. Here are a couple.

Totally loving my new shoes and jacket I bought this weekend for the wedding. Nothing like buying 2 pieces of your outfit, 1 hour before you are leaving. Thanks Lori for your help!

For part of Mindy's wedding gift I made her a He Said/She Said book. I am hoping she likes it. I had fun putting it together using the Making Memories Passport Line.

We have started spending parts of our weekends at the arenas with Mer in ringette and Avery in hockey. Ave won her first game on Saturday. It was so cute to see these girls hustling after the puck.

I have been taking an on line course by Cathy Zielske called Design your Life. I am enjoying it. Getting some layouts done and learning all at once. Of course I am already a week behind. I will post some finished pieces in a bit.

I am missing our fresh local foods that we have been getting from Bailey's Local Foods. Nina will be back up and running next week. I still have some carrots, apples and squash left but it will be good to get some new stuff. She is suffering from some by-law glitches - hopefully this works itself out.

Yesterday we had a pj day around here. Ave wasn't feeling great. We watched movies, baked cookies, read books, worked on Halloween costumes and made chili. It was good to be quiet for the day. The girls had fun too!

I am sending out special happy birthday wishes to my Mother-in-law today. Happy Birthday Judy, we can't wait to celebrate with you this weekend.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

New Hair, Pumpkin Patch and A Couple of Scrappy Projects

We had a great weekend. Little bit of hockey, a fun birthday party with girlfriends, a visit to the pumpkin patch, yummy fall food and some new hair for me. On Friday I got my hair cut. The stylist wanted to straighten my hair. I was game - 2 hours later I had straight hair. I love how it looks and I can actually brush my hair! Kind of fun for a couple of days! Photo compliments of Meredith.

The girls and I went to the patch today to look for the best pumpkin(Andy has hurt his back some how - I hope he is feeling better soon). I think that we got one of the largest pumpkins there. The girls had fun. I took some pictures. I captured 1 with the two of them. They are not much for the posing ones anymore.

Happy Birthday to my friend Erin. We went to her house last night for a little party. We had so many laughs and ate some yummy Dana Shortt Food. I made this little project to celebrate her birthday.

This last project is the baby book I made for Peyton. I had so much fun working with the Bo Bunny Word book. The papers are My Mind's Eye with lots of fun embellishments.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!