Friday, March 30, 2012

Friday's Letters


Dear Husband, I am excited about our first camping trip together this weekend! I can't wait to build a fire and cozy up with you! Dear Bugs, please leave me alone while we camp. I don't like you or any of your cousins so just get lost. Dear S'mores, I really want to make you tonight and enjoy your marshmallow chocolatey goodness, but that probably doesn't line up with my P90X nutrition plan I got goin' on...BOO! Dear Livingroom, you look so cute!!! I love your new rug and sofa and I promise your bookshelves shall be painted and your windows dressed very soon! Dear Community Group, I love all of you guys and I am really looking forward to our cookout this weekend! Wednesday nights are something I look forward to every week now too. ;) Dear Ramesses, you made your Daddies very mad this morning (thats just one "Daddy" by the way...thats just how we say it, K?) You are not allowed on mister sofa and you drooled on him and left a spot! You really are a crazy slobbery mouth pup, but we love you. Dear Husband, This week has been so fun with you. I love when we get to settle in and spend time together and our schedules match up. Best weeks ever!

Dear Readers, here is a few photos to show you the grace and wonder that is our lovey pup. Enjoy ;)

This is my trying to get a shot with both of us, he does not cooperate, as you will see...

Kisses! Kisses! Kisses!!

IN THE FACCCCEEEE! Yep. Just like that. 

I think he was happy with himself.

Have a happy weekend!!!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Featured Sponsor and a GIVEAWAY!!

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Happy Wednesday!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Friday's Letters


Dear Husband, I am so glad it's the weekend and that I get to spend it with you! We are going to paint the heck out of some bookshelves this weekend so they will be well dressed for the new sofa to arrive. Dear New Sofa, Eeeeeeeeee! I am so excited that you will soon be here! We have waited quite a bit and its time for you to come home now. Thanks. Dear P90X, You are kicking my butt!!I really need it and I hope we can stay friends. It would really help if you were a bit nicer to me though.... Dear Spider, When you came dangling down from the visor in the car the other day, I umm...."reacted". No offense but I don't really like you and my freak out made Dan think we were about to wreck. Luckily there was a somewhat empty soda can to drown you in...sorry about that.....sorta. Dear Husband, Your ability to catch Mr. Spider in the soda can (while I remained calm in the passenger seat) AND keep your other hand on the wheel was impressive. You are my knight in shining (aluminum can) armor!


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

P90X.....Day 1

About a year ago my now husband and I started doing P90X and only got through about 3 weeks of it. I got sick, then had surgery and then we had an awesome trip to Ireland and just completely got off track. So I decided I wanted to try again but this time I am going with the lean version, which has different work out schedules--more cardio, basically. I know that working out is only part of getting back in shape so I will be trying to change my eating habits as well. I will still drink a coke now and then, mac and cheese (I love all pasta...and cheese) and let myself have the yummy foods I love. I just won't be having them on a daily basis. I am going to do my very best to stick to the P90X diet and meal planning they provide. I am a very picky eater though and unfortunately don't care for a lot of the healthier foods. They have some different options in the nutrition guide and I am going to move it around some so that I can make it work.

Yesterday was day 1....Lord please get me to day 90!

The first 30 days is high protein and very low carbs. Here is what my day in food was looking like:

2 slices of turkey bacon
cherry greek yogurt

2% milk string cheese

chicken salad w/ grapes
10 garden veggie crackers
sliced peaches (no sugar added)

soy nuts 
1/2 cup of broccoli
ranch dip (made with non-fat sour cream...YUM!)

honey chili chicken (cooked on the grill)
glass of wine :)

I felt so much better going into the first days work out knowing I had fueled my body better. I also drank about 64 ounces of water throughout the day.

The first workout was Core Synergistics and let me just say....DANG! There is a lot of rolling around on the floor bowing, banana-ing, boating, superman-ing or whatever else they call it. We took turns doing this one to avoid any injury by flopping into each other. Overall we did well...I made it through and at least tried every exercise. The push ups were the hardest for me due to some shoulder pain, but I am hoping that as time goes on it will get better. Dan was a champ and made me look like a ridiculous flailing string bean on most of the exercises. :) {{Love you babe!}} I am feeling it some today (the squats got me big time!) but I know tomorrow will be the whammy.

I will be posting my starting stats (minus before photos....can't bring myself to show those bad boys off just yet...maybe if my after picture is rockin' I will show them at the end). I will also post some healthy recipes that we will be using (most from the P90X nutrition guide). Last night I made some butternut squash soup to bring for lunch today so I will give my little twist on that shortly.

Hope everyone is having a great week!! I need prayers and happy thoughts sent my way to get me through all 90 days of this!! So send 'em on over! :)

Monday, March 12, 2012

Pinerly: A Pinterest Dashboard

Happy Monday!

I was looking through some blogs this morning and came across a new site called Pinerly (over at My Covered Bridge) and had to check it out.

It is a Pinterest dashboard and it looks pretty awesome. I am currently on the waiting list so I need your help! If you follow this link: and sign up with your email address you will be added to the list as well. If I can get 5 friends to sign up I can get an early invite. 10 friends signed up would give me some bonus features.

As soon as I get in I will do a follow up post to let everyone know how it is! As far as I have seen (from my sneak peak) one of the features tracks your pins for you and their traffic....pretty cool if you ask me!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

A Night at the Ball

Dan and I recently went to a ball for a fun evening out....It was a blast! Here are a few photos from the night!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Friday's Letters

Dear Blog, I am sorry that I haven't been giving you enough posts. You need more lovin' and I promise to get on the ball! Dear Blog Readers, I am so thrilled that you are here, please hang in there. I have so much to share and I am so thankful for each and every one of you!! Dear Husband, you took our sweet sweet Rammer-pup for a walk today down by the river, which I know he absolutely loved. I laughed when you told me how he walked bow-legged over the bridges (I think he's afraid of heights). Dear Ramesses, you are a lovey dovey pup but if you don't quit eating all of our socks as snacks I'm going to go insane. I don't love my socks more than you, but they do keep my feet warm so I need them....and you always pick the cute ones. You have your mama's good taste I guess. Dear Weekend, I could not be MORE happy to see you arrive. Dear Husband, I love you and I am so glad I am your wife. xoxo


Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!!