Friday, June 5, 2009

The Jon Gabriel Method

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Okay, I am loving the idea of losing weight like this guy did. Have you heard of the Gabriel Method? Look at the picture of this guy and then click the link to see what he used to look like and also read about how he lost the weight. Very interesting!! I haven't ordered his book or anything but I am liking what I have read on the web page.

Check it out, click here.

Let me know what you think.


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Joys of Summer


Am I looking forward to summer? Not sure yet. I am looking forward to my kids around because then I can have the older boys help me with the little ones. Though I am not looking forward to the heat. That means we would need to go to the pool, WHICH MEANS....I have to wear a swimsuite. UUGGHH!!! I am NOT ready for that.


I will tell you what I am NOT looking forward to either, which comes with the months of heat. SCORPIONS. Tell me it isn't so. I thought this house that we are in would keep us free from scorpions. I swear I hate those things.


Well, guess what showed up the other night. YEP!!! A huge one too and it struck at Alec's foot. Almost, got him. He was so scared. I took this picture before we killed him. AAAHHH!!! Please tell me it isn't so. I can handle one or two so please, I hope this is IT!!!











Thursday, April 23, 2009

Good Resort Deals for the Summer

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Last year we took the family and stayed one night at the Arizona Grande Resort and the following day we spent our time at the Oasis Water Park. I remember the deal was too good to be true. Something like $79 for the room and that came with 4 passes to the water park. I think we had to buy one extra and that was all.

The kids had a blast and that was considered our mini vacation. Since we are still trying to pinch our pennies so Chad can pursue his passion, we need to find a deal like this again.

Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions??

Monday, April 6, 2009

Not So Easy To Diet




Okay, so the weight loss contest is not going so good. It is just too hard to diet. For Chad, he is always on the go so he just stops to pick something up to eat and hasn't been able to get much exercise in. For me, I don't get heavy work outs in either and my metabolism has stopped it seems. So, I am still trying to cut back but I am making a goal this week to exercise harder even if I have to run up and down the stairs inside my house. I think since I haven't had a car during the day and currently don't have my gym membership right now, I have been super depressed and unmotivated.

My Dr. knows the stress I have been under and he said it could cause unexpected weight gain. Which explains why I diet but still gain weight!!! AAAHHH!!!!

I NEED SOME MOTIVATION!!! HELP!!!!! Anybody have any good workout dvd's I can borrow??

Thursday, April 2, 2009

What Do You Get When U Turn Your Back For A Minute?



Bath & Body Shimmer Lotion, in a box in my closet.



Chad's nice shoes he wears with his suit. Now they aren't so nice! Looks like pineapple lotion.



The culprit fast asleep from a hard day of play and mischief. If he wasn't so cute....I outa....!!! I must admit, I was cracken up so hard as I was taking the photos of Chad's shoes. I didn't say anything either, I wanted Chad to find them on his own. He actually wasn't that mad, surprisingly.



Monday, March 2, 2009

Weight Loss Contest

Okay, I am not even about to post a current picture of what I look like today. I do have to say, that I am not very happy. The picture I am posting is what I used to look like 2 babies ago, which is my goal but that might be too much of a stretch since my body has changed so much since having kids. So, since I no longer have the gym or a car (which is my way to the gym everyday) I have gotten used to eating too much since I am cooped up in the house most of the day. This is not good!!!

Today Chad and I are starting a weight loss contest to see who gets to their goal weight first by the end of May. This is going to be really hard for me. My metabolism is shot!!

I will blog my weekly progress so that it will motivate me more ( I hope). Also, I will share my weight loss tips if it seems to be working.

Wish me luck!!!!




Friday, February 27, 2009

Finding The Goods
















Have you noticed that farmers markets have really good prices but most the time their produce is close to it's expiration. Sometimes you'd find mold or it's just so ripe that when you pick it up it drips down your arm or turns to moosh in your hand. I HATE THAT!!!

I have been to the Superstition Ranch Market a few times and noticed this same thing with them. Today, my sister and I went there and what do ya know......the produce was fantastic!!!

First of all, when I walk in to markets and see the beautiful colors from the produce, I get overwhelmed because I don't even know where to begin. I want it all!!!

Today, I did that same thing and on top of that the prices were great and the food was in very good shape.

I tried to sneak some pictures with out anyone freaking out on me. There were wall to wall people there and I didn't want people in my picture, blocking the goods. So, I only got a couple. Just to show you some of the things that make me mouth water.

Spicy stuff, like jalapeno chile's or chili peppers are so YYUUMMM, especially when it's 2 lbs. for $1.....I will be making tortilla soup in my Vita Mix this weekend.

























Let me know if any of you have any good produce finds.



Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Krista and Reba McEntire in Reno

I was going through some old pictures and videos and I started to crack up because it brought back great funny memories. I would like to share this with you.

This first video is a short clip of Reba McEntire opening the show from her clothing line. I was one of the models and this is from our cheesy video camera. The next video is a short clip of me trying to walk down the runway. My feet were sweaty (I was nervous) in my strappy shoes and I was trying not to slip. I couldn't walk too well and so therefore, it was again very cheesy!! I looked so stiff. It makes me laugh!!!!!


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Me and my slippery feet. Oh, and I was waiting for 2 other models before me so be patient, it takes a minute before it's my turn.



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There were so many people there that Chad couldn't walk around to get more video. I am kind of bummed because this was a fun experience. Will I do it again? NO!! Runway is not for me. At least, I got to go and the next day Chad and I got to hang out in Reno together.


More funny stuff to come, stay tuned.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Clarisonic Face Brush

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I got this wonderful item last Christmas from Chad and it has been the BEST gift ever!! He uses it too.

The reason why I am bringing it up now is because recently, it started to act up so I called Clarisonic customer service and with out any hassle, they said they will send out a brand new one and for me to send back the other in the return box that they paid postage for. Amazing! Not only is it a great product but the company really wants to please their consumers. Thank you Clarisonic!!!

If you want to get rid of fine lines, pimples, skin spots and not to mention make-up and dirt build up, this is the product for you. I highly recommend you go to their website and learn more about the product.

Click here.



Monday, February 23, 2009

Lucille's Smoke House BBQ




If you are looking for a good place to eat BBQ, we recommend Lucille's. We can't stand baked ribs and this place slowly smokes their ribs and they are so good. Also, the steak quesadilla, catfish and shrimp were really good. Chad had a bbq steak sandwich and I tried it and it was yummo! We will be going back to try more of the menu soon.

This one is at the Tempe Marketplace. I had not been there yet since they opened and Chad took me there to walk around and I thought it was really nice. It kind of reminds me of the San Tan mall a little bit but not as many stores.

When you first walk in to the restaurant they have this cute waiting area where you can order take out.


Anyway, I thought I'd share my likes and dislikes and Lucille's was a definite LIKE.

Has anyone else been there? What else is good there?

We are always looking for a fun place to go and eat and we really enjoyed this. Thought I'd pass it along.



Thursday, February 19, 2009

Morgan Turns 2!!
















My little baby is already 2. I can't believe it.
He always cries when I go to Fry's and Dylan goes to the kids care and he couldn't because he wasn't 2 yet. So, believe me, an opportunity for me to have a break for an hour (even if I have to go to Fry's to get one) is so huge and that is the first thing I did this morning when we left the house. I took them to Fry's and he got to finally go play in the kids care. You have to be a mom to understand how exciting this is. Right? I think I was the one who was more excited. I got to have a break. So, I walked up and down every isle just to have some peace.


Tonight we gave Morgan a mini cake and let him have at it. He enjoyed it very much!





He sure brings a lot of joy in our life!

It's About Time.........Are U Ready?













I have been wanting a personal blog for a while but been so busy with my Alzheimer's blog. Still busy with it but decided now or never. So, it is now. I will be giving you an invitation into my crazy world because if I am an heir to my husbands throne and if his life is a crazy roller coaster...........then.........that would explain mine. Here we go.......more to come.