Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Master Guest Bedroom Suite

We recently came across some new bedroom furniture for the guest room.
(Thanks Pam!!)

Our guest room now looks much better than our master bedroom.
check it out from all angles

 If you come visit we'll let you sleep here!
(really....come visit!)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tuesday Totals

pounds lost this week:  1.4
total pounds lost:  21!
1.2 pounds to make my Thanksgiving Day goal.

A couple of gym friends pulled me aside today and told me they noticed I had lost some weight.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Spook-O-Ree 2013

After not sleeping much at last year's Spook-O-Ree I was sure we would never camp again.  But, a whole year softens one's memory and we decided "Let's Do It!"
So Spook-O-Ree 2013, here we come!"

loaded to the brim
(the amount of stuff needed to camp for 2 nights is insane
or is that just our family?)

packed in

our fancy tent

our neighbor's fancier tent set-up

After a good night of sleep for half our tent (and basically a sleepless night by the grown-up other half) we headed out for a day packed full of boy scout activities.

listening to the safety instructions

and FIRE!

showing off their bb-bullet-ridden targets


(check out the Snakes R Us guy)



costume contest: Lauren and Tyler chose not to participate
camp-ground trick-or-treating: Since L and T chose not to wear costumes I did not let them trick-or-treat (mean Momma)
freakishly haunted path:  super scary and tons of fun.  My kids are turning into fear junkies...they loved getting scared.

It was a jam-packed two-night camping extravaganza.  Matt and I did not sleep much and not at all comfortably but I'm sure we'd do it again in another 12 months.

Tyler came home with a rejuvenated love of archery and insisted we bring his archery set back out for another go-around.

love it!

Tuesday Totals

It's been TWO TUESDAYS since I've posted my TUESDAY TOTALS.

last Tuesday:  gain of .6 pounds
(I am a-okay with this because I gained that portion of a pound at the beach...drinking and eating french fries.  It was the best of times!)

this Tuesday:  down 1.8 pounds
total pounds lost:  19.6 (I think I'll just round up to 20)

I feel great.  My self-confidence is back and I love that I can fit into all of my old size 8 clothing.  
2.6 pounds to go until I reach my Thanksgiving goal.  I think I've got that goal in the bag.  =)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Panama City Beach

The kids were out of school on Friday and Monday so we took complete advantage and headed down to Panama City Beach, Florida for the long weekend.
Our timing was perfect!
Awesome weather, warm water, no crowds and just an all around relaxing vacation.
I did not want to go home.

Enjoy the photo dump.

Did I say perfect weather already?

Sun and Sand, yes please!

  We even got to watch a Duck game.

My Oregon Ducks played Matt's University of Washington Huskies but since he asked me to pack for him he had to be photographed in my choice of attire.
(He was a good sport and let me take a picture for social media purposes.)

 I'm not sure about you but I love condos and hotels.
I like to take pictures of them to remind myself of where we stayed.
Enjoy my condo tour (or don't and scroll through it.)

 The Majestic Tower One
One Bedroom Condo
view from the front door 

main bedroom

master bath (shower/tub to the right)

bunk beds and kids' bathroom


living room

view of living room & kitchen from the balcony

looking back to the front door



Lauren on the balcony




looking straight down

 Lauren posing with the crab decor

If you ask them they will say they didn't play much screen time at all...
 ...but the pictures may suggest another story.

 Even with all the extra naps and bonus screen time we had plenty of time for fun.

hot tubbin'

night swimmin'

(that's a big jump)

and lots of fun at Pier Park

well I think we're having fun??!

After a fun and relaxing long weekend it was SO HARD to leave this view.