|The gorgeous Ayakulik|
Sunday, August 16, 2015
|a Goodwill purchase...|
Our garden has been FUN and good for the soul!
I hear crying upstairs so I suppose my post is just pretty much pictures for today.
I am trying to get about five loads of laundry done today but also want to enjoy some time outside...
Friday, August 14, 2015
I just got back from a quick, fast bike ride. It felt good. Three weeks ago I had a doctor appt. It was there that I stepped onto a scale. It had been close to a year probably. I have gained 15 pounds (maybe 20) in one year and I am so not okay with this. This summer I have lived in skirts and yoga pants. One pair of my jeans fit. When I bike, I feel things have shifted to places I don't want them shifting to. I hired a personal trainer for 3 weeks. His name is Merit and his payment is a pair of running shoes!
While biking with him he pushes me very hard. This almost thirteen year old has done 150 push ups every day of summer break. He can't wait to do the push up test in Mr. Lindgren's PE class once school resumes.
I reached into the fridge for some cookie dough two days ago and I heard a "uh uh uhhhh" My personal trainer had caught me. And I couldn't enjoy cookie dough with my coffee. I don't need to be thin or have rock hard abs, although both would be nice. I just want to be in shape, exercise daily and make healthier choices regarding food. I eat quite healthy for the most par,t but this summer I have been sneaking in LOTS of treats, Angry Orchards and white wine.
If I am not excercising daily by the end of the three weeks or haven't seen a change in my body, I will rehire my current personal trainer.
Life on the farm is great. Even in skirts and yoga pants.
She is up for a brisk walk or run most days! As long as it isn't scorching hot. And she is a good listener too.
Gotta run. Time for some squats.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
I am very thankful for time together and memories made.Oren Paul and Brenda
Brielle, Hazel and Ingrid
Matt and B
My siblings are truly one of God's greatest gifts! I love them so much! And a weekend with them, I hope we get at least one of these every year.
Sunday, August 9, 2015
|Lesha is such a good aunt! |
She is so fun, so kind!
|Daniel and Seth|
|Kai, Merit, Will, Lane and Phil! Baseball at the park!|
|Night out! No kids! Adults only, fun times|
|I love these two! Cute couple! We enjoy laughing with them and making memories with them.|
|These people. |
They are so good for my soul.
They are therapy through old stories, laughter, forgiveness and grief.
Our times together are too far between.
I love these four!
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
|Celebrating Grandma Alma's 80th birthday at Birch Bay was so fun! |
A beautiful day!
|Aunt Janis is so good with kids! I have so many memories of fun times with her!|
|Jansen cousin fun and Uncle Guy steps in!|
Jason and Jody hosted a fun BBQ
|Happy Birthday Grandma Jule!|
|Hazel riding horse!|
|Making memories at the Company Picnic|
|At my dad's|
It is so beautiful out there.
|The blackberries were DElicious!|
|Natasha and Ingrid|
|Collecting shells... the girls loved beach combing|