Friday, December 21, 2012

Merry Christmas

I will be taking a break over Christmas so I just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and enjoy family and friends.  Also remember the reason for the season!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas Program

My niece and nephew had their Christmas program at their church this past weekend.  My sister-in-law is the children's music director and my brother plays guitar for the kids choir.  Both my niece and nephew had special parts of the program.  Ruthie is learning to play guitar and she played along with her dad (my brother).  Link to video

My nephew is a break dancer.  He LOVES it and started less than a year ago. (I can tell the carpet tripped him up at times.  He is not use to dancing on carpet. Normal it is a hard smooth floor.)  I think that it is really cool that he is breakdancing in church.  He is using his talent to praise God! Link to video


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Mallorie 2 year pictures

So I am way behind...Today I went and had Mallorie's 2 year pictures taken.  Yes she turned 2 in September but I guess better late than never.  She did AMAZING!  she usually does pretty good with me taking her picture and getting her pictures done but I was afraid all of the shots would be of her cheesy  "Cheeeeeeeese" smile.  I could put her into a pose and she would stay still and give a real smile.  Here is a link to see the proofs.  Enjoy!

Wordless Wednesday

Mallorie's first "Yuckies" on the Potty.  (9/4/12)  She was so proud!  (what a cheese ball smile)

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Thirsty Thursday - Juicing

My Hubby had found a "Juice Detox" article in a Men's Health magazine this month and he really wanted to try it.  I was not to sure about this but he was really into it so I thought, heck why not lets give this a try.  It was a 3 day cleanse.  We started on Friday and went through Sunday.  So last Wednesday night we took a trip to the store and bought TONS of produce to juice.  We had read some articles on juicing and got some good ideas.  We got your typical apples, oranges, kiwi, grapefruit, and pears.  We also got spinach, kale, beets, sweet potatoes, cucumbers, tomatoes, celery, and carrots.  We had previously bought a juicer from Bed, Bath, & Beyond.  So we were now ready to juice.  It was fun to see how much juice we could get out of each fruit or veggie.  But we did learn which ones don't mix.  We also learned that cucumbers do not make good juice.  It was very hard to choke down.  Here are some pictures from the juicing process.

It is kind of a messy process but clean-up is a breeze.  All parts are dishwasher safe.  Just rinse and load.

I love to see all the colors.  (From left to right) Grapefruit, celery, spinach, carrots, tomatoes, blackberries, raspberries, and kiwi!

All mixed and ready to drink!

Trust me it taste a lot better than it looks!

We were so hungry on Friday night that we did give in and steam up some veggies and ate them.  We were both fighting the erge to chew something and figured it is only veggies we would have juiced anyways.  We then went all Saturday and Sunday only drinking Juice and then ate dinner on Sunday.  I will say that I felt like I had more energy, and I was "healthier", and I lost 5 pounds!  We are going to definetly continue juicing but just not to that extreme.  If you have any questions about it just let me know.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

In honor of hunting season I post a picture of Mallorie "hunting"
(We had to go to Gander Mountain for my Hubby and Mallorie found a toy and wanted to show us how she used it!)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Mommy's little helper

I have learned that Mallorie loves to clean.  It doesn't matter what it is she clean but also wants to help.

From windows....

To vacuuming....

Ever toilets!

I know that this "want" to clean will go away with age but for now I will use it.  But remember she is still a two year old and she does make messes too!