Monday, June 29, 2009
In this first picture, you can see the house boat. It's on the right. It's huge! And Beautiful!
Here are few shots from the weekend...
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
That pile next to her is her undercoat. Huskies "blow their coats" in summer to regulate their temperatures. Their coat is their "heating and air unit", if you will. You can't shave them, it would kill them. So, brush we must.
For the record, this is the third pile we pulled off of her. We are halfway there.
So now you know what it will be like each summer, if you ever decide to get one of these. : )
I also thought it a good conversation blog, no?
Ryan with a very Vintage Texaco Truck. It was my uncles' and my grandmother thought Ryan might like it. Well, he sure did! He kept saying "vroom, vroom!"
Mark and Grandad, while he was opening gifts.
My wonderful Grandparents. Granmudda and Gia.
Mark Schooling some kids at the theatre on Guitar Hero. He played 'Yellow' on Hard and Kicked ass. Aww, baby- you so sweet! : )
Me and Courtney. We went to the marina. It was supposed to be ladies night for us...
The diet is similar to Atkins. It's a diet doctors put by-pass patients on to lose weight before surgery and goes like this;
Breakfast: 2 Eggs, 2 slices of bacon, and half a grapefruit or 4oz grapefruit juice
Lunch: Salad with any amount and kind of dressing, meat any style, any amount
Dinner: Grapefruit again, Meat-any style any amount, veggies- any style any amount.
Drink 1/4 cup of this mixture, one time a day: 64oz Unsweetened Apple Juice, 48oz unsweetened white grape juice, 8oz Apple Cider Vinegar. (I suggest you chug it, it's not that great.)
You can use as much butter and seasoning as you like. Cokes must be decaffeinated and diet, but it's better to drink water.
Here's what you can't have: white vegetables, cheese, desserts, bread, sweet potatoes, fruit or celery.
You follow this menu for 12 days, then you get 2 cheat days. You can lose up to 12 pounds in the 12 days and you can continue the diet like this until you reach your goal. If you did it for 2 and a half months: that's 52 pounds!
Oh my GAWD, I am in Sugar Withdrawals. Not as bad as Mark though. He lost caffeine and sugar in the deal. So, I think he got the crappiest end of the stick. I had NO IDEA how much sugar I was eating. The headache has been going strong for two days now, but it's dwindling. The hardest part is figuring out what to make for dinner. It sucks eating salad for two meals, so I have been trying to come up with some interesting concoctions. Last night we had lettuce wraps with chicken and bacon. Tonight we had sausage with peppers. If you have any ideas, PLEASE SHARE. I am terrible with making stuff up- and if you won't do it for me, think of Mark. He's being deprived of caffeine!!
We've both been a little cranky, but in the end, it's for the best. I was thinking earlier about how hard it is to not cheat, when a thought entered my head: How hard will it be in 30 years to do this? I am thinking way harder. And Arby's.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Well, hello there! Not the sunny, happy, nephew loving Heather you were expecting to encounter? This girl is blue this week, ladies and gents, sorry. I actually cried today while getting a pedicure. WTF?
The crappiest part of all of it, is that I can't really explain what's bothering me. Not publicly, anyway. So, we'll just say that this blog will be about the other 5% of the week that has sucked, okay?
Moving on. I was supposed to be going out for a weekend of R and freaking R with some friends on their land yacht. This has been canceled. And when I really needed it the most. Damn! My weekend will now be spent installing a storm door for the in laws, cleaning out the garage and doing other boring crap that I really have no interest in being part of. Hopefully by then I will be a better sport about the whole thing.
Ryan (oh wait, there's the nephew loving heather!) also had to have a minor procedure done today. It was only a Colonoscopy, but he's so little and I have been losing sleep over it all week. It's the first time he's been "put under" for anything, so it was really scary. Thankfully, today was D Day and things went great and hopefully his little issues will be straightened out before too long. Holly and Wayne and the doctors and everyone else on the planet are hoping dietary change will sort out most of his problems.
So after all the stress about Ryan and the other 95% of my problems, (which leave me without words) I am not getting out of town this weekend. I am really hoping Karma turns this one around for me.
The only positive things I can say right now are: that Mark is completely understanding and wonderful and that Saber, (my husky) has hear head sitting in my lap-where it has been for the past several hours. I think she's on to me, feeling blue, which is nice to know.
I will leave you with this, 'cause it's sounding like a pretty good idea right now.
More on a day when I am a lot less bitchy...
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Ryan with Brittany's Mello Yellow. He didn't want to give it back!
Sweet photographer (extraordinaire) Carrie Helle- Gotcha!
Bailey and me. I can't believe I didn't get one with myself and Ryan all day!
Rachel and Grammy relaxing...
Mark 'manning the grill' Holly came to supervise. : )
Tiffany and Olivia with her squirt gun.
Kittrells' and Courtney enjoying some fine cooking!
Caden and his cousins in the sand box!
Banner... says it all, really.
I know the video is shaky, too. I will get better... and dude in the hat... couldn't you see I was filming? MOVE! Happy Birthday, little man!
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Ryan was delivered via C section on June 4, 2008, He arrived at 12:11. He made his parents find a love they never new about, his aunts and uncles find a joy they never knew existed, his grandparents some of the most crazy people on the earth, his great-grand-parents all the more wise and loving and his extended family and friends feel so happy and blessed. We love you so much baby boy....
A year in review:
Monday, June 1, 2009
Chris' aim was to get scorched. I don't think he succeeded, but a valiant effort was made, nonetheless. There was no offering this guy any sunscreen. Mark and I- look at Mark's tan lines! He's outside a lot at work now, so he's got that hot farmers' tan going on. This is my first attempt at a two piece in 3 years, people. It's new and green and I love it. My hair is new and red, I love it too, just not in this particular photo.