Monday, August 30, 2010

Just Keeping it Real......

I hate it when certain areas just end up becoming the "dumping" station!  This is on the bar and everything seems to get put there.  Obviously I haven't been keeping the clutter off and this is the result.  Time to change it!!!  
Ahhhhh, so much better.  No, the piles didn't just get moved somewhere else.  They were put up, filed or thrown away.  It just feels so much better when everything is in its' place. 
Hope you are all having a great Monday.♥

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I'll Take This......

temperature ANY day in the month of August in Southern Oklahoma!!!!!  On Monday our high was 104.  Yesterday, it rained and brought in a cool front.  This is a WONDERFUL temperature for an afternoon in August.  Tonight it is supposed to get in the 60's.....WOOHOO! 

I'm gonna enjoy it while it lasts!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Silly Girls.....

This is Lexi and her friend on the way home from the waterpark a couple of weeks ago.  We stopped at Cracker Barrel to eat.  The girls wanted some sweets, so with gummy worms and a lollipop.....this is what you get!!!
Friends having too much fun!! 

Friday, August 20, 2010

Two New Cookbooks and Swiss Steak Recipe......

Thanks for all your sweet words about Lexi's first day of school.  She is LOVING it!  Here are two new cookbooks I bought.  I wanted to still be able to cook, yet stay on my diet and watch my calories. 
I tried a recipe from the Taste of Home Comfort Food diet Cookbook for Swiss Steak.
Can I just tell you it was DELICIOUS!!! 
We had Swiss Steak - 255 calories
Barilla Plus Farfalle Pasta - 1/2 cup serving - 210 calories
Green Beans - 20 calories
Grand Total = 485 calories for dinner
Lexi wouldn't touch it so Alan and I still have another dinner since this serves four.  I can't wait to try more of these recipes and share them with you!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

First Day of 6th Grade ~ Middle School




She was quite confident until she was getting out of the car.  Then it was "I'm so nervous"!!!!!  She will do great and I can't wait to hear how her first day goes.  Hope you all have a great Wednesday.  It is finally raining here a little bit...YAY.♥

Monday, August 16, 2010

Our Summer Fun is Ending.....

We have had such a great time this summer that I'm sad to see it ending.  We did make it to the waterpark last week.  Lexi got to bring a friend and they had a blast. 



YUM....dippin' dots
Lexi is so excited that school starts this Wednesday.  Middle School....here she comes!  

Monday, August 9, 2010

Random Stuff and Weight Loss Update........

  • First off, I want to thank all of you for the sweet comments about Lexi's performance.  She has read them all and was just beaming with pride.  These are some flowers four of her friends brought her when they came to see her perform.
  • We have really been enjoying some down time for the rest of the summer.
  • Lexi only has one more whole week of vacation before school starts.  She starts on Wednesday, August 18th.
  • This week one day we will be going to Denton, Texas to WaterWorks and Lexi is TOO excited.
  • Here are my two newest additions in my weight loss program - a pedometer and a slimmer belt.   
A pedometer keeps track of all steps you take throughout the day and the recommendation is to take 10,000 steps per day.  As you can see below that is definitely happening!
The slimmer belt - slims and trims appearance
flattens abdominals
provides back support
burns extra calories during regular workout 
I only wear mine during my work outs.
  • Finally, I have now lost 16 pounds.  I am finding a whole new wardrobe in my closet and I am feeling FABULOUS!
  Hope you are all having a wonderful day and have a great week!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Lexi's Solo - "According to Plan" (Summer Play)



I hope you all enjoy the video.  She had a few wrong notes but overall did a FABULOUS job!  I guarantee you she got better and better each time!  We were all sad to see the last performance on Sunday.  She had a BLAST in this show.  This is a scene showing evil character Evelyn (Lexi as a witch) with her staff.  When you see Tito (the "tiny" giant) peeking in the curtain, he is listening to her song and finding out there is really not any way to get to the "real" world at all.  Enjoy!♥