Monday, September 27, 2010

Weight Loss Update......

I have now lost 35 pounds and I don't EVER want to find it again!!!  Also, I don't think I told you but hubby Alan is on the weight loss journey with me.  He has lost 25 pounds and is working on building some muscle (not losing any more weight).  We both feel FABULOUS!!
This was on Friday night before the high school football game.  Our team lost, BADLY, but we still have fun going to the games and watching Lexi and all her friends make memories.
We got a cool front in yesterday, and boy the weather is WONDERFUL!!!  Crisp and cool......exactly how I LOVE it!!♥

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Teeth Pulled and #11.......

Yesterday, Lexi had to go to the dentist and get her last three stubborn baby teeth pulled.  Her permanent teeth were coming up under these and the teeth just wouldn't get loose.  I love the sticker they gave her (remember you can click to enlarge the collage), it says Ny Nouth Nis Afleep!  She was so worried and it all went just fine.  She is SOOOO glad THAT is over!  Oh, and see that is from #11....she also has on earrings (you can see them in the next picture) that he gave her. 
Several of you have asked in comments and e-mails to see #11.  Here he is.  This is after one of the 6th grade football games.  Awwww, aren't they cute! 
Hope you are all having a wonderful day.  We are supposed to get a small cool front by this Sunday....YAY!!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

A Fun, Busy Weekend.....

We had a busy, busy yet fun weekend.  Friday night was our High School homecoming game.  Lexi and I wore our homecoming tees.

Hubby Alan went with us too.  He doesn't usually go to many of the high school games with us.  The great thing is WE WON!!!!  Yay, that always makes homecoming much better!  
On Saturday, Lexi had her first OU dance class and she enjoyed it.  Then we rushed back home to see a bit of the 6th grade football game.  Her boyfriend is #11.  Yep, Lexi has a  Our poor 6th grade team can't seem to win a football game though.  Better luck next week.

Then on Sunday Lexi went to the movies with #11 and they saw Alpha and Omega 3D.  She loved it.  It is an animated tale of two wolves trying to find their way home to their pack after being kidnapped.

Poster art for "Alpha and Omega 3D"
Today though, all the fun is over and it is back to school!  Hope you all are enjoying your Monday.♥ 

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Lexi's Newest Adventure in Dance......

Last year Lexi's dance teacher wanted her to try out for an intensive young dancers ballet class at the University of Oklahoma or OU as it is known in Oklahoma.  She had already committed to cheerleading and couldn't do it, as the games she would cheer at were the same time.  This year her teacher asked her early, and Lexi had to make the decision to try-out or cheer.  She decided to try-out for the dance class.  
Here are a couple of pictures right outside the Fine Arts Studio where the auditions were held.  Of course, she didn't have on her ballet shoes yet.
This is a beautiful mural inside the building.
Well, yesterday we got the e-mail she was waiting on.  She made the class!!!  She is very excited for this Fall dance class at OU.  Congratulations, Lexi!! 

Friday, September 10, 2010

We Went to the Final Jump-n-Jive Performance.....

Last night we went to the final performance that Lexi will have with the Jump-n-Jive team.  They always perform for the Annual Elks Lodge Spaghetti Dinner.   Normally after the last performance in 5th grade the girls are through and they don't come back the next year for the dinner (to perform).  This year though, there were so many strong performers that moved to 6th grade, the coach had them come back and perform one final time.    
On stage getting ready to jump. 
These are all the girls that are now 6th graders.  Only two of them have been on the team from the first time they tried out.  It is Lexi (second from left on the bottom row) and "A" the girl second from right on the bottom row.  These two also did many rope jumping tricks together and were really fun to watch.  I'm sad to see it end but I know new fun things await. ALWAYS have to have a fun, goofy picture!
Hope you are enjoying your Friday.♥

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Getting the Remains of Tropical Storm Hermine......

After a beautiful weekend and Labor Day, last night we started getting rain.  Today, it has been raining REALLY hard all day long.  There have been weather reports of flooding, heavy thunderstorms and even areas closed due to deep water, and it is not stopping. 
We did definitely need rain and I guess we are getting it.  We are in a high area that won't flood but you can see how much water is going through our backyard. 
Oh, and I have a new addiction.......Facebook.  I resisted as long as I could, but finally I now have a Facebook account.  If you are on Facebook and want to "friend" me there, just drop me an e-mail with your name the  FB page is under and I'll send you a friend request.  Hope you are all having a wonderful hump day!!!♥

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

It Was A Gorgeous Day......

yesterday.  We can only water on odd/even days (depends on your house number) and yesterday I put the sprinkler on.
The big, fat Robins all LOVED bathing in the sprinkler and I had fun watching them.
I haven't shown you our back patio in a while so I thought I would share it again.  It is about 12 feet wide by 50 feet long.  With our cooler mornings I have been out here reading a lot.  I love to sit out here and read and watch the birds. 
I stood in the middle and took a picture one way then the other way.  LOVE it!
Thank you all for your kind comments about my weight loss.  Hope you all are having a GREAT Tuesday.♥

Friday, September 3, 2010

My Weight Loss So Far.....

Well, I thought I would share a picture of how I am shaping  I have now been on my exercise and calorie counting program since July 7th and I have lost 27 pounds.  I am 5'9" tall and right now I weigh 153 pounds.  I am feeling stronger, GREAT overall and am really enjoying wearing some "old" smaller clothes as well as some new ones.
When I started my weight loss I was wearing XL in tops and  I was squeezed into size 12 capris/shorts and was getting ready to have to buy 14's.  I went shopping the other day and bought a couple of tops (this is one) size Med. and my new capris are Levis 515 in size 8, and they are not tight AT ALL!!!!!!  WOOHOO!    
I am still working on a few more pounds and besides still walking, targeting specific areas as my legs, upper arms and belly.  Hope you all have a wonderful Labor Day weekend.♥ 

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Tasty Tuna Casserole.....

Here is another recipe we tried from the Taste of Home Cookbook.  I'm finding some of the pasta recipes to be a bit bland for our taste.  This one was pretty good as it was, but for leftovers I will use what hubby always uses on his pasta.......Picante sauce (salsa).  Two tablespoons only adds 10 more calories to this dish.  The serving size is 1 1/2 cups so it is a large, filling serving.

Lexi thinks she did well on her Science test yesterday.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed.  I was quite proud of her though in Reading/Writing.  This is the test (they will take on Friday) where we are studying all the parts of a book/story.  The teacher asked if anyone thought they knew all of the answers and Lexi was the only one to raise her hand.  She then went up to the front of the class and the teacher said each definition and Lexi had to say the word.  She got ALL of them right and the teacher gave her a pass to use on any daily assignment where she would not have to do the page, but would make an automatic 100.  YAY....way to go Lexi!!!!!♥  

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Just How Much Can Kids Memorize????

Well, Lexi was ready to start school but I think she may have changed her mind now.  At this point she has three tests this week, and who knows what other teacher may decide they need to test.  One today in Science (this is her not-happy studying face) and she has to memorize two pages front and back.
On Friday, she also has a test in Reading/Writing.  A list of definitions from stories, example:  plot, setting, exposition, climax, historical fiction  and many more.  Also, on Friday she has a spelling test.  She also has to have 150 minutes of reading each week (after school) and on Friday it is checked and they get a pass or fail.  I am ALREADY finding all of the studying (with Lexi) to be a bit challenging.
Hope you are all having a great week.  You know what we will be doing tonight.......studying and reading!!!!!