Monday, July 27, 2009

Saturday at Beech Bend park

I've been promising all summer to go to an amusement park. Something has always got in the way, BUT this weekend we actually did it!!! This is a VERY small park in Bowling Green, KY.
this ride came from Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch

Katie on the swing ride
Courtney & Jessie on the ride that about made me puke!

We had a blast. Food was reasonable. The magic show was really worth watching. It was hysterical. So glad we fit it in our schedule!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Jim's Yellowstone pack trip

Poor Jim had to go to Yellowstone for a week...

Looks like he suffered...ROFL! Nice perk of the job.

Friday, July 17, 2009

So I climbed on the scale....

And got the shock of my life! I lost 57 between March 2007 and March 2008. I fell hard of the exercise and eating right bandwagon around November 2008. I got on the scale and I've gained back 47 of those pounds in 8 wonder nothing fits!
I'm so ashamed of myself. I wonder if it would have been even worse if I'd weighed myself Wednesday before I went back to my Zumba class and had two days of eating sensibly. All I can do now is try to make up for my stupidity/ gluttony...

Well here we go again!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Back on the Wagon!

Yesterday I actually got up and dragged myself to Zumba class. It had been over 6 months. It about killed me! But none of my beautiful clothes I bought last year fit me. I'm starting to look like Jobba the hut, NOT a good thing. So eating healthy is back on full swing too.

Here's the new recipe I'm trying out.
Mediterranean Stew
1 med butternut squash peeled & cut into cubes
2 cup eggplant cut into cubes
2 cups zucchini
1 can chick-peas rinsed & drained
1 can tomato sauce 8 oz
1 cup chopped onion
1 medium carrot
1/2 c vegetable broth
1/3 cup raisins
1 clove minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon paprika
cooked couscous

Just put all of these ingredients EXCEPT the couscous in the cockpot on low for 8 to 10 hours.

I don't know how it tastes yet, BUT it smells divine!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

4th of July on the Center Hill Lake

Kate, Katie, Shelby, Courtney & Kori

Day was cut a tad short do to trim coming off jet boat... But they get a bit of tubing done. We had a lovely dinner at Logan's Road house to make up for the dwn pour that kind of damped out fireworks. Oh well nature put on quite the display!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

New sculptures by the pool!

Something to go along with my butterfly from last year.
We picked it up from the same artist that did the butterfly at the art festival June 19th. We stopped on our way home from getting Courtney from UT Martin.