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I hit goal!

Posted: February 6, 2016 in General Information

July 22, 2014: I have been on weight watchers since January 3, 2013 and finally hit my weight loss goal today! Down 88 pounds!!! SO EXCITED!!!!

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March 26, 2014: The 4th graders had to participate in the school’s science fair this year. They had well over a month to come up and execute a science fair topic. Z’s topic was “What to Water With”. Basically he grew three sets of beans and watered each plant with something different. He recorded his findings over a three week period of time. He was to create a journal and a display board showing his finding. What did he water with? Funny you should ask. Water, capri-sun, and milk were his choices. Everything was fine until the plant watered with milk rotted and the house smelled like SHIT. Literally! It smelled like SHIT! But we decided to powered through for science. Well, after three weeks of it, I couldn’t stand it anymore and that dang plant being watered with milk had to go! Of course my boy thought the smell of SHIT in the house was funny! Silly kid.

Back to the serious part of the project. The best thing to water plants with is …. water! Z did an outstanding job in his project! He got the top score he could get for his project! I am so proud of him!

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After school treat

Posted: October 20, 2014 in General Information, School

March 20, 2014: Hot chocolate and a double chocolate brownie from Starbuck’s fixes a bad day at school! EVERYTIME! I love this boy!

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March 9, 2014: Z and B decided today would be a great day for us to go out to geo cache for the first time. So B loaded a geo caching app on his phone, we leashed the dogs and off we went to a local park. Ok, geo caching takes patience and I am not the best with patience! We only found the first cache right away! How cool is that! Z was so excited! So, we were off to the next one. Only this one wasn’t so easy to find. We spent a ton of time looking for the second one in the freaking rain and never found it. I think someone moved it and didn’t report it. Regardless, we did have a fun time walking around the park and even let the dogs run around in the dog park area of the park. It was a win-win for everyone 🙂 I certainly see more geo caching in our future – just not in the rain 🙂

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February 11, 2014: Now most of my blog is about Z and the fun stuff he gets to do but this time I just had to share something big that has happened to me. I started Weight Watchers in January 2013 and as of today, I have lost 69 pounds! I am beyond proud and thrilled! It has been a great journey learning a new healthy lifestyle.

I have had a black dress in my closet from many many years ago so I thought I would try it on to see if it was close to fitting again. HOLY MOLY it fit! I was so excited so I had hubby snap a picture really fast. Barefoot and everything!

Posted below is my before picture from November 2012 and the picture of me wearing the black dress many many years ago when I was thin and young. And the one from today. I am beyond thrilled it fits again!

My Weight Watchers leader asked me to provide her with my before and after pictures so she could post in the lobby of my meetings. What a compliment!

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Celebration pie!

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February 9, 2014: We had a feeling that it was going to snow overnight and it sure did! We woke up to the prettiest blanket of white outside! Ahh the look of fresh snow is gorgeous! But we didn’t get much and it quit snowing so we knew Z better get to playing in it before it melted. Z always loves to make a snowman so that is exactly what he and hubby started to do. I think the guy turned out pretty cool looking! The added hair is thanks to Echo and Shadow who got brushed. Great creation guys!

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February 1, 2014: We went to a huge Lego event at City Hall. They had tons of Legos set up for kids to look at and play with. Now this was pure torture for me but pure heaven for Z and hubby. They could build Legos for hours. Me, not so much! I played along for a little bit but I have no Lego building talent so I just enjoyed watching them build stuff. We even ran into some friends there. The newspaper was there covering the event but they didn’t do any pieces that focused on Z and hubby. When the newspaper came out, hubby was in one of the pictures but he had his body turned so not very noticeable. But, hey – we will take it 🙂

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January 11, 2014: I just love it when Z writes poems! I think he does such an awesome job! He can just whip out a poem at the drop of a hat. I love you Z!

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December 30, 2013: We have always been wanting to tour the Boeing plant but never got around to it until today. What a cool tour! I can’t believe how big those planes are up close and it amazes me how they go about building a plane. The facility is absolutely HUGE!!! It was so cool to see everything. Highly recommend the tour! Sorry, no pictures from the tour. You couldn’t even take a purse or bag with you on the trip. No phones, cameras, nothing. But we did get some from the museum area they had set up.

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Happy 24th Anniversary

Posted: March 8, 2014 in General Information

October 14, 2013: Hubby and I have made it to year 24! Can you believe it!!! We celebrated out with a nice dinner at Coho Cafe. And hubby bought me a beautiful amethyst (Z’s birthstone) to put in the center of my diamond ring necklace. I just love it! Happy anniversary! Here is to many many more! I love you more each day!

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