Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Shelby Forest

Hubby had a four day weekend this weekend. We planned on camping this weekend, well, our front door trumped those plans. Hubby had to fix that this weekend. So yesterday we went on a hike instead. We packed our lunches and headed out. Shelby Forest has some great trails, especially for the young ones. There was only two little parts of the trail that Bo-Bo had to be carried, the rest he was able to do himself, or with a hand being held.

We had a nice shelter area to have our lunch. We discussed veterans and sang some patriotic songs. Bo-bo loved shaking trees (the saplings), the girls loved finding the different mushrooms growing around and looking up and seeing the view looking through the tops of the trees. We missed one turn on our trail, ended up on the bike trail. Dad ended up hiking out to the truck himself while I stayed with the kids and played at a park at the end of the bike trail. The mosquitoes were relentless, we ended up hiking at least 3 miles.

Over all it was an awesome trip. We will be visiting there again!

I couldn't get all the pictures to upload, you can check out our pictures on Flickr by clicking on the picture link at the very bottom of the blog page.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

All I Want For Christmas is my....

This week has been a doozy! I had a weird headache at the beginning of the week that lasted about 3 days, then got smacked down with some kind of upper respiratory nastiness. Stayed in bed for 2 days. I know it's there and it lets me know it every time I try and do a little too much. I keep thinking that I have gotten better, but then think I need to take it easier. I am still not all better, but can't wait until I am.

I'm sure some of you have had the e-mail going around about putting Vick's vapor rub on your feet and putting socks on top of that as you are going to bed. It worked pretty good. Very soothing and pretty nice on the feet too. I think I'll be doing that again tonight!

In this crazy week, we still got a great deal of school work done. So that was awesome!

The big news of the week was that Fashionista lost her two front teeth this past Sunday. She woke up to find that the tooth fairy had left her $3. A bonus $1, since she lost two teeth in one day. When she woke up hubby overheard her telling her sister, you can have one of the dollars, since the tooth fairy left me 3 and you broke part of your tooth last week. Older sister tells her---no it's your money, the tooth fairy gave it to you. They went back and forth with each other---so cute. Made the Dad real proud of his kids.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Getting Healthier

I wanted to share a great resource I found while trying to find out how many calories were in something. Yes, Hubby and I are starting calorie counting and working out. Buying better things for the house and just trying to get healthier.

This site is awesome, it is like a digital food diary---and it automatically adds up your food. It will grade you too. Yesterday, I stayed right under my suggested calories, but I scored a C+ with the food choices. (Okay---I had a bad day to start, cookies for breakfast and sausage with supper.) So I am trying to get a better daily score. It also lets you track your exercise and your weight. I am so excited!!!!


Hope this is able to help someone else too!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Early to Bed, Early to Rise

Early to Bed, Early to Rise
Makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

I keep trying to make this work for me---except I interpret the early to bed as early in the morning and the same for early to rise. So I am going to bed early in the morning and waking up early in the morning too.

There might be some wealthy tired people, but the not too many healthy and wise sleep deprived people roam the earth--(I believe Martha Stewart might be the exception to this, but it's still questionable whether or not she should be considered "people".)

I guess I need to start working on getting to bed earlier in the evening. A little more sleep might help.