Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
We have had the chance to do a few fun things which will be posted soon, with pics! We celebrated our 1st anniversary down town. So much fun. We spent the fourth with the Mountains in Amarillo and had a blast. We also celebrated the wedding of some special friends. So there is a lot to come soon.
I have been taking nine hours of classes this summer. That is such a beating, but I have loved the content of the courses. Blaine has been going to workshops for about half of his summer. He is preparing to be an 11th grade AP teacher. He is most excited about this. The content and level at which he will be teaching will be a good change. He will still teach regular 12th grade level for half of his day because he loves those kids.
There's the brief wrap-up of the last couple months. I'll be posting soon!
Saturday, May 23, 2009
One cool thing that Mac does at prom is a senior walk. They rent this nice stage and catwalk. Each senior student and their date/escort/friend, depending on how they prefer that being addressed, was announced and walked the stage in all their fancy dresses and sharp tuxes. Blaine's big job was to help ladies down off the stage in those outrageous heals they had on.
Really like some of these dresses. I like the dresses with print. Those were fun! Enjoy the pics!
Now that the festivities are at bay, I'm back at it. This week I have done pretty good. I'm still eating mostly lean meats and veggies with fruit as sweets. If I work out that day then I get servings of complex carbs, which I need. Surprisingly, I have fallen in love with cycling classes up at my gym. I'm nuts, I know. It feels so good afterwards. I also learned at a seminar this last week that although moderate cardio can be good for your heart, that your brain doesn't get much out of a workout unless it's very intense. So maybe that's why the cycling class makes me happy afterward :)
I am feeling better and starting to tone up a little bit at a time. I have this one area on my body that is the most unattractive in my opinion. You might think it's my butt or maybe my stomach but the truth is I hate me knees. As I have shared this with a few friends and found that I'm not alone... I have what I can "fat knees". It doesn't matter how much a lose or work out, those keep their their cushy look. So I enlisted the help of my husband's best friend. He is a physical therapists and knows exactly which muscles need to be kicked into shape in order to fix this dilemma. So along with the intense cycling classes, I do one-legged squats every morning, evening, and even sometimes on my lunch break. I have also start consistently using the extension and curl machines at the gym more. I'm excited! Wahoo for working out!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
I like this chunky ring from James Avery. I like thick, chunky rings.
Anthropologie, this store is wonderful. If you have never been, you are missing out.
Real Simple Magazine. I like their style. I love grabbing this along with The Nest Magazine to get ideas and inspiration for the apartment.
I love Central Market and would love to go to Foodie School! Italian night maybe...
Still in that nesting phase and this store helps. Besides I have some special projects that need tools from Bed Bath and Beyond.
If you've never been, then you might not understand. IKEA is wonderful!
I love Tazo Tea. My current favorite would be Awake, but I like anything with Chai or Vanilla.
ShopSmart Magazine. I picked it up randomly at the store and I'm in love. This magazine does not sell ad space, so they have articles on comparing products, ways to do things around the house, ideas for decorating, tips and tricks on how to save money, etc. Great magazine.