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Did Someone Say Cake?!

3 Sep

The Birthday Boy

Earlier this week – well, Monday to be specific – we celebrated my dad’s birthday out at my older brother’s house.

My youngest nephew. Colin, made ribs — and, oddly enough I didn’t take many/any pictures of the deliciousness!! However, I did manage to get a shot of my Phred enjoying a bit of smokey BBQ goodness!!


Phred does not often have such meaty goodness in his face!

And, of course there was cake. If you don’t know yet, I have to say that I. LOVE. CAKE. Preferably (pay attention if you want to stalk/woo me with cakey goodness!!) white cake with buttercream frosting. I’m really not a huge fan of chocolate cake. And if you REALLY want to impress me, find a place that makes those old very sugar-y not quite hard but a little crunchy frosting flowers.

But I digress.

We had birthday cake.


Cake with candle holes 🙂

And we also had candles.


Miscellaneous candles

And at one point the candles were on the cake AND lit! But of course, no picture again!

My sister also brought my dad a Birthday Dutch Apple Pie – which is still in the refrigerator at his house!!

After dinner we watched a little TV and then my brother’s deer feeder went off and the dogs were brought in! And the deer showed up.


Lots of them!

And one of them was non-too pleased about having me taking pictures of his family!!

All in all it was a pretty great day! It’s always nice to spend time with family!

Hope your enjoying your week — and we’re on the downhill slope to the weekend!!! 




Looking Ahead!

2 Feb

sunday jubileehotel

So, it’s Sunday and I’m going to do something new.  I’m going to plan my week ahead of time – I’m gonna MAKE things happen and not just let them happen TO me!! Or something like that 😉

Anyway, tonight is a big night on TV – lots of great new commercials that we’ve all seen on YouTube and Facebook this week will ‘premier’ during a football game. The game itself is supposed to kick off at 6:30 but I imagine coverage will start sometime around 11 tonight…But, our favorite Puppy Bowl starts earlier and runs all day!

I’ve picked up my Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred and let me tell you, I don’t want to EVER go so long without working out again. She is KILLING ME!! But … I’m not dead yet! So my plan this week is to do her Level 1 workout Monday Tuesday and Wednesday morning after taking the Phred for a walk.

This week I’m also going to head back down to Texas for a few days — a couple with my dad and then, over the weekend, a reunion with a few of my sorority sisters! So really excited for this!! I just saw Susie last year when I was in Disneyland for the #DumboDoubleDar and it’s probably been over a year since I’ve seen Ann (who happens to live in Houston so that’s crazy!!) and I haven’t seen Janet since back when Duran Duran were really hot! Unfortunately a couple of the other girls can’t make it but we’ll be doing this again for sure!

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So today is a day for packing and cleaning and getting ready for the week! And enjoying the spring-like weather outside – though our friend Phil in Punxsutawney says we have 6 more weeks of winter. Some of us say Yay!! Some of us…well, we don’t!

Make this a great Sunday and don’t forget to get out there and


Exciting Stuff Coming Up!

23 May

So, I’m new to blogging and always looking for new ways to get out there and find more great fitness-y things to write about and I have a few things coming up that I’m going to share!

Not necessarily fitness related, but heading to TX next week for some family time which is always great! More on that later of course!

Talking to someone tomorrow about getting involved in an infomercial for Zumba — TWO new things!!! And infomercial AND Zumba! Hopefully will know more about that early next week.  Stay Tuned!

Another new exciting thing?! Trying out EnergyBits for the first time. Started taking them today and not rushing to judgement – but will definitely be reporting on my experiences – I’m thinking we’re in for some more good!


Hoping for some tasty-ness!!

And, today I got my first product to review so I hope I do a good job! Look for a Zola Coconut Water and Acai Juice review coming up!

The biggest event though, is my first attempt at a WHOLE30 -. One of my SweatPink Ambassador pals threw this out as something we can do in June. Basically I’m going to spend at least 30 days with no grains, no dairy, no soy, no sugar, no alcohol, and…well, basically nothing processed. From my research there is a metric shittonne of stuff I *can* eat but there might be some adapting on my part! Definitely putting together a biggie post on this — **N.B. This kicks off on the same day that I’m going to be at a big beach party with lots of burgers, dogs, beers and other illicit goodies…there’s humor in this somewhere!!

And training for the Dumbo Double Dare is gonna kick in in a couple of weeks so there’s gonna be a lot of Running and a lot of Bikram and a lot of SUMMER!!


Coming Up!!! Dumbo Double Dare!!!

Happy Memorial Day Eve Peeps!! Travel safe if you’re traveling, party safe wherever you are!!

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