I picked up the girls’ kindles yesterday!! We’re going to set up the parental controls and add some games we know they’d like plus some educational games and books.The cases should arrive Monday. They’re going to be so surprised!
Don’t eat a bag of cherries in one sitting. It will cause you to bloat like CRAZY, your insides will be in turmoil, and you’ll be so gassy but can’t let it rip because you don’t want to poison the the weight room which means you’ll have stomach cramps/will be running to the bathroom a lot.
The trainers here get paid extra for every class they teach. I told my boss yesterday I’d do it for no extra pay if it was during my work hours. Today co worker told me to quit being a Mexican (Mexicans do the same/better work for less pay) because RJ would quit paying all the trainers for their classes.
What do you like about them? Are they sheer/see through? Do they ride up in the crotch area? This is my criteria!
I like that they’re thick, cushy, and supportive while still stretchy and comfortable! I’ve had my pair for 3 years and they’re still in excellent condition. They aren’t sheer/see through at ALL and I haven’t had them ride up in the crotch either.
This is probably TMI but I don’t care….
I hate wearing thongs but with most workout pants they’re kind of a necessity if you don’t want underwear lines but these capri’s are so thick and cushy most of the time I can get away with wearing regular underwear.
If anyone is looking for a good pair of workout capri’s my favorite kind is on sale right now! Zella ‘live in’ capri’s from Nordstrom. Usually run $44 a pair but right now they’re $28 a pair with free shipping!
Jenny has been reading like crazy! I LOVE it!! Right now she’s reading though the Ramona series by Beverly Cleary and read 4 or 5 of them while on vacation. The only downside is they were on the kindle so Ror and I didn’t get to do as much reading as we’d planned on. Back a couple months ago we’d talked about getting her her own kindle for Christmas and maybe an iPod touch for Nikki but after this vacation we’ve decided to just go ahead and get them both kindles like, right now. Ror ordered them last night and I picked out the protective cases for them!
Rory’s kindle is the old school 2nd gen and we got the girls kindle fires so they can play games but the cool thing is you can put a limit on how long they can play games; certain games or all the games, it’s up to you!, while leaving the books unlimited. We were worried about if we got her a fire she’d quit reading and just play games on it but after finding out you can set limits it was like a no brainer.
Then the reason we decided to go ahead and get Nikki a fire as well instead of an iPod touch was because in a year we’d just be getting her a kindle as well so why not just get it now and save the $$?
The girls don’t know yet and we’re so excited to surprise them when they arrive!!!! :D
I’m sitting here tryin to come up with a meal plan that is fairly simple to prep but that I won’t get sick of. So far it looks like a lot of eggs, ground turkey, chicken breasts, broccoli, salad, protein shakes, an occasional protein bar, and peanut butter. Lots of peanut butter. :) Oh, and maybe some rice and sweet potato fries or something too.
I’m so freaking glad to be home you have no idea.
I unpacked a bit, took a 3 hour nap, woke up because we had an awesome storm pass by and the thunder woke me up, had dinner, scrubbed the bathroom, unpacked the rest of mine and the kids’ stuff, and now the kids are all watching Kung Fu Panda 2 and I’m about to hop into the shower.
We’ve been at SEA-TAC since midnight. It’s 5:30am. Our next (and last!!) flight doesn’t leave until 7:30am. I’ve had 3 hours of sleep spread out in the last 24 hours. Liam fought sleep until 2 hours ago and Jenny has been up and down. I’m drinking a dirty chai but it tastes horrible and I’m pretty sure it won’t do anything for me. I am so freaking excited to get home it’s ridiculous.
Don’t get me wrong, it was an amazing 3 weeks! There’s just no place like home. :)
Made plans with my niece to pick me up this morning after she got off work at 6 and we’d go grab some breakfast and catch up.
Pops kept us busy unloading the RV until 12:30 this morning. I only got 5 hours of sleep. She texted me at 6 saying she was going to run home and grab a shower and then head my way. It’s been an hour and a half and she’s not responding to my texts.
I could be sleeping. :-/
When we got to Anchorage 2 weeks ago I decided I wasn’t going to have Starbucks until it was time to head back to Washington. Even with Rory offering and having to order him drinks and such I’m proud to say I’ve done it.
When we get back to Washington I plan on cutting down my frapp intake considerably. They’re empty carbs but they’re so delicious!
We’re going to see my brother today and I kind of don’t want to. I just want to get back to Anchorage so we can get the RV cleaned out today and rest tomorrow instead of spending tomorrow cleaning out the RV before we leave.
I saw him last week, I’m not really keen to see him again.
We left Homer and drove back to the Russian river for a little more fishing. Poor Jenny was on her way to find a fishing spot and got stung by a wasp/yellow jacket (I can’t tell the difference). I heard her screaming and ran as fast as I could to her, which let me tell you is no easy feat when wearing waders that are several sizes too big. Poor girl walked right by a nest some boys had been throwing rocks at earlier. :-/ a really sweet gal grabbed her a bag of ice, liquid Tylenol, a purple bandaid, some stinging cream, and hydrocortisone cream to help with the itch. Jenny said she wanted to stay inside the RV the rest of the trip but now she’s outside playing again which I’m thankful for.
We’re going to take the ferry across the river and fish on the other side tomorrow, then we’re packing up and heading out Monday at noon. We’re doing to go visit my brother in prison once more and then head back to Anchorage. I’m hoping to see Renee and Joe, and also my cousin Misty before we leave Tuesday evening.
We’ll see. :)
At the gym this morning I worked chest, tris, and shoulders. After my warm up I went and did some light bench presses and after my second set a beefy lookin dude came up and asked if he could tell me something. I’m pretty much always open to constructive criticism if the person knows what they’re talking about so I said sure. The first thing he told me was that my form was almost perfect. He said he had to do a double take because he’s not used to seeing guys bench with good form and rarely ever sees girls so much as look at the barbell. He suggested I pull my toes about 3 inches back to where they line up with my knees and push down with my heels to give me an arch, tighten it, and I’d be golden. I told him I appreciated his input and mentioned an older gentleman had offered advice on my squat and he got a sheepish look on his face and asked if he could see my squat so I showed him and he was impressed.
I don’t know what kind of women are working out at that gym but so far the men I’ve run into have been impressed with my form and have been helpful in their tips and advice. I told Katie I loved how helpful the members have been and she just looked at me and told me that that wasn’t normal and in her 10 months working there and working out there she’s never seen people do that.
Maybe I have an open face that says I won’t bite your head off if you want to talk to me?
I don’t know but I liked it. :)
Yesterday was pretty freaking fantastic! We picked our boards and wetsuits up at 9:30- we were in the inlet by 10 and it was perfect. We got our balance and then practiced going sitting down, laying down, sitting back up, standing up again, just got used to the boards. Then we practiced getting on them in water that was only up to our knees, then our chests, and then water that was over our heads, to get comfortable with pulling ourselves up when/if we fell off. The water was really clear and we could see all the way down to the bottom and it was really calm and still. We saw hundreds of starfish, some jellufish, fish jumping… Plus the sun was out and it was really warm. We were out there for almost 3 hours! I loved standing and paddling but felt like I had more power when I paddled on my knees. Katie didn’t like standing or sitting on her knees, she preferred to sit like you would in a kayak with her feet in front because due to past injuries standing or kneeling without supportive shoes on is painful. We had a blast. We came in at 1 for lunch and then my dad sent us on a grocery run for dinner supplies and I tell you, we got quite a few looks and questions shopping in our wetsuits! :)
We decided to try some choppier water so we loaded the boards up and went to bishops beach. It was awesome!! The waves were bigger and the surf was strong enough to knock us over when we tried to stand up in it no matter how hard we tried. We paddled around the point and back which was about 2.5 miles round trip and some otters and a seal came to check us out for a bit, it was really cool! After we made it back to where her SUV was parked the waves were ridiculous and the surf was brutal! I spent most of the time on my knees because the waves were pretty choppy but I also managed to stand and paddle for a bit. We were lamenting the fact we didn’t have anyone to take pictures and then a few minutes later a guy on the beach hollered at us asking if he could take pictures!! I gave him my number and he texted them to me. Anyway, after that we put the paddles away and used the boards as boogie boards and went body surfing. It. Was. So much fun!!!! While I was body surfing one of the waves knocked me off and the board beamed me right in the crotch. I’m literally swollen and bruised. If I were a guy I’m pretty sure I’d be sterile now lol.
We were out there for about 2 hours before it was time to pack em up and head back to camp. By that time it as really windy and even with the wetsuit I was starting to get a little cold.
It was one of the best days I’ve had! The only thing that could have made it better is if our husbands had been able to join us!!
Our faces are so burnt we’re glowing, and I can’t really sit down or cross my legs without pain, but it was absolutely worth it. :D
Today was an excellent day and tomorrow’s going to be even better!!
Katie and I are going to rent wetsuits and paddle boards and spend the day paddle boarding!!!
I’ve only been once before and this will be her first time :D