Monday, December 28, 2009

I did it-I Ice Skated and didn't fall!!!!

Was Santa good to you? I had the bestest of all best weeks.

It started w/ a Cookie Exchange at my moms. I came home w/ 72 cookies:) It was my first and alot of fun. Izabella thought she died and went to heaven picking cookies from everyone's baskets.

On Thursday we took the girls to lunch and went ice skating. It was so much fun. Kenny and Izabella went last year so it was my year to try it. I haven't roller skated in years but it was just like riding a bike. The only bad thing was kids were better than me and the older ones were TEXTING while skating. I thought driving and texting was bad:)

Santa was WAY to generous to the girls and me. The girls got way to much as usual. My hubby was extra generous to me. It was a nice day to chill out and have a glass of wine or two.

I'm very thankful for everything and everyone in my life.

Have a great NEW YEAR and be safe.

I did it-I ICE SKATED and didn

I did it-I ICE SKATED and didn

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas at Bears

It's already Christmas at the Bear's. Izabella had her last day of school w/ a fun little X-mas party. Santa and Mrs Claus showed up on Saturday while we had all the Bears and my side of the family here. You should of seen the kids faces when Santa barged in the front door during dinner:) Talk about FOOD, we had enough food for 2 other families. I had the most ever at my house-around 20 adults and 6 kids. Sunday we finally got a chance to play in the snow. Kenny pulled Izabella behind the quad on a new sled that Santa brought.
MERRY CHRISTMAS and be thankful for what you have and who cares about what you don't.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Happy Holidays to EVERYONE

Well last weekend we went to the Lebanon Ohio Horse Parade. It is 1 hour of nothing but horse drawn carriages. We try to go every year because it is the BEST of the BEST of parades.

My grandma, mom, Izabella and I also went to see the Rockettes this week. I want to be a dancer!!! That is an awesome show and recommend it to anyone. There is so much talent up there on that stage, it's breath taking.

Izabella was in her school Christmas program and our church program this weekend. She had her first program where she actually had to say something by herself. She did great but let me tell you, when the teacher says to say it loud, she does-guess she gets that from me!!! You could hear her over everyone when it comes to her singing x-mas songs. It was alot of fun, Rozalee liked seeing her sister up there too.

Well as usual, I hope you all have a great holiday season and spend time w/ family and friends.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

This was the best Thanksgiving ever.
We celebrated my Grandma's 85th birthday then headed to Maryland to visit my cousins-I haven't seen in a long time. The kids had a blast, my aunt waited on the girls hand and foot, we ate and drank way to much for 4 days. If you are ever in Baltimore, go to Port Discovery, it's the coolest place for kids. Then we went to have lunch at ESPN Zone, got a private room plus Izabella got to meet the Raven cheerleaders. We did a day of bowling, then batting cages. The adults got to go out to a very nice place for dinner-Fogo de Chao. It's a HUGE salad bar but they bring you fresh cooked meat of 10 different choices on a HUGE sword. You'll have to go there to believe how this works. You have a chip and when it's on red they won't stop but as soon as you turn it green the MEAT is on it's way. I was scared at first, grown men running around with knives!!! Anyway, I hope you all had a great holiday w/ family and friends. Izabella is already asking about another road trip-they loved watching movies and eating out for a 10 hour drive. It was a PERFECT trip.
Did I mention I kicked my hubby's butt in BOWLING
(thank God he doesn't know how to use a computer to read this!!!!)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Happy Holidays

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Do ya need a little motivation?

Well then-
Here's some motivation-
I got a new client this week and she is 80 years old!!!!
She did a total upper body workout w/ 5 pound dbs and never complained once. She did all supersetting and a set of abs on the ball. She was amazing. I'll get a picture of her next week and post it. She walks 1.5 miles a day and eats SO clean and healthy. I just hope I can walk at 80 more less lift weights.

Today I worked at the salon and saw an old friend I used to work with, Amanda. She came in for a set of nails. She was one of my bridesmaids and a very close friend. It seems that once I quit Ethicon we kinda lost contact w/ one another. No more of that, after telling old stories and going to our local pizza stop we are going to stay in touch. Congratulations to Amanda, she is engaged!!!!

Well Happy Turkey Day and EAT and ENJOY. It only comes 1x a year.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

We went to Gatlinburg

Well we got to camp 1 last time this year and we got to take Bull. It was his last camping trip and he is now in heaven. I'm going to miss that dog-he was the first thing Kenny ever bought me when we started dating 10 years ago.
Everyone had a blast camping. Kenny and I bought bikes to keep up w/ Izabella on her bike. Kenny & Izabella rode the sky lift while Rozalee and I shopped:) and bought fudge. We did ride the tram up the mountain to see the bears.
I wanted to show everyone how much our pup is growing. He's already 45 pounds and has BIG shoes to fill since he is our only dog.
I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving, we are heading to Maryland to visit my aunt and cousins. I can't wait. I'll post pics when I get back.
Have a SAFE and HAPPY Thanksgiving and be thankful for all you do have and don't worry about what you don't have.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Transformation of the Month

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Halloween Pics

I hope you are recovering from the candy:) I added a few pics from Izabella's school party and from Halloween. One of my friends Tanya from Canada sent me both of these Princess dresses-they got put to good use. Rozalee was a fairy and Tinkerbell, Izabella was Ariel and then was Cinderella in her white wedding gown. They had fun and we didn't eat too much candy-LOL.
I did a photo shoot in Chicago yesterday. My dear friend Joyce rode w/ me. It was a fun day-long but fun. I can't wait to see the pics.
We did find out that our 10 yr old rottie has cancer-it's bad enough that it effects people but it gets to animals too. For those of you that don't know, I'm a veterinary technician-that's actually how I met my husband. He came into the office w/ a sick rottie too. I got this dog as a pup that someone brought into the office. I begged Kenny to let me get a puppy and he couldn't say no-pups are so cute. It makes ya wonder if they will ever release the cure to cancer-I know they have it but they are making tooooooo much money off of it. So we are just enjoying our last couple weeks w/ him. He is getting spoiled inside with the girls loving on him all the time. I'm hoping to take him camping 1 last time this weekend.
Well here's to another week.
Congratulations to Lynne on her placing at the Monster Mash. I got to go watch and it was a BIG show.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween

I hope you all have a safe Halloween. I just wanted to share a few pics from Brian's (Jen's Hubby) his surprise birthday party in Port Clinton. Kenny and his friend Chris Dj'ed and we all had a blast. It was nice to see everyone together having a great time.

We just got home from Izabella's Halloween party. I'll have some great pics after tomorrow. I also some awesome news but can't share till Nov. 1st. No, I'm not pregnant:) Well it's finally nice today so I'm heading out for a walk. Tomorrow is the Monster Mash show, good luck to Lynn who will be competing-Kenny & I will be yelling for ya.

Hope everyone stays away from the flu and has a great FALL.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Viruses YUCK

Where do I begin?
I had a great weekend in Toronto at Phat Camp. I came home to a virus on my computer from Facebook-sorry if you got it from me. I DID NOT send any e-mails from facebook, just so you know. It's not like we don't have enough viruses w/ the regular flu and now Swine Flu. I can't believe people actually have that much extra time to make computer viruses:( On top of my computer being SICK, my blackberry keyboard broke at the same time. I actually thought my phone also had a virus. I was about in melt down mode UNTIL my best friend asked me to watch her kids because her dad died. MAN-did that put my life in perspective FAST. Here I thought I was having a bad day but nothing like she was going through. I took her girls and mine to get pizza and just was thankful to be there.
Please say a prayer for my friend Megan and her family. When you think you have it bad-there is could always be worse.
I just thought I would share that w/ everyone. Don't worry about something like a computer virus when it could be much worse.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Bear's new pet

This is a 2000+ pound gentle giant. I'm back in the cattle business:) I never thought I would say that. For those of you that don't know I use to show cattle all over the country. We now have 5 cows, 1 calf and a BIG BOY. Mr Bull lets Rozalee pet him too. He follows the golf cart around.
Well I thought it was cold here but Wisconsin is COLD. We just returned from a great camp there. We were at the nicest, biggest gym I have ever seen in my life. Their staff was amazing and truly into their jobs. Thanks Wisconsin for a great Phat Camp. I'm heading out again to Toronto this weekend.
I hope you are all doing well. Keep me posted on your updates.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Crazy Weekend

What a non-stop week/weekend.

We have the Aurora's Farmer's Fair-which is a BIG event for little Indiana. The girls got to see the Budweiser horses on Tuesday. I think those horses live better than we do. They are BEAUTIFUL.

The fair also has Quacky-the famous clown. The girls both got balloons made into a dog and flower. We also rode plenty of rides and played many games. Did I mention the "fair food":) Friday was a girls night out. The parade Saturday morning lasted over 2 hours. I got to take my grandma this year and she loved it more than the girls. Grandma even played a few games. Saturday we had 2 birthday parties to attend. Sunday we went to Canal Days in Metamora, Indiana. Did I mention more "fair food"?:) We did take a canal ride pulled by draft horses. Saw more clowns, face painting, dogs, horses and Izabella got to go into an old mill. It was a great weekend for the Bears.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Best Fried Chicken EVER

I have to tell ya-I do not like fried chicken but MAN can the Manchester Fire Dept. fry up the best chicken ever. I stopped up there on Sunday and it was amazing. I wish they did it more than 2x a year. It was all fat free, calorie free too-well that's at least what I told my butt:)

Indiana is getting to become a has to quit raining sometime. Kenny is having a quad party this weekend. We are expecting about 20 guys to come over and ride. Hope they bring their rain suits. We were planning on taking the girls to the Fall Fest but looks like it's not even going to let up for that.

Izabella and I went to Disney on Ice Wednesday w/ my friend Meg and her daughter. We had awesome seats and guess what? I took my camera but NO battery. I can't believe I did that, so we bought a 15.00 book w/ good pictures in it to show Kenny.

Well everyone is in Vegas at the O. Best of luck to the girls-Go Get em Adela.

Have a great weekend and hope it's dry where you are.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Good Ole Monday morning:) LOL

Well here's my story for the day-
I planned to get up early and get cardio and e-mail done before I had to get Izabella off to school at 7:00am. We never set an alarm because Rozalee has always woke up at 6:30-7:00 even on Sundays before church. Kenny has been working 12 hour days so he's trying to get as much sleep as possible. Let me remind you I NEVER EVER have woke up late for work, high school, college, nothing-even back in the days when I would stay out drinking all night NEVER EVER it just didn't happen. Well then there is this morning-I woke up at 8:37am and about had a heart attack, first because Rozalee didn't wake up so that scared me to death, secondly Izabella has to be at school by 8:30 and Kenny has to leave for work at 9:30. I run in to Rozalee's room and she's in her bed playing w/ her bears-Thank God and Kenny runs and gets Izabella up. I call the school and let them know what I did. We rush breakfast down poor Izabella, get her teeth brushed, dressed and out the door. I hurry drop her off while Kenny gets Rozalee breakfast and his lunch made, as I pull in the garage he pulls out and heads to work. It's now 10:00 am and I have to leave at 11:15 to pick Izabella up from school. I look at my e-mail real quick to make sure there were no emergency's that need to be answered ASAP and decide to attempt my morning cardio walk outside in the sprinkling rain. I tell Rozalee this is going to be quick because we have to pick up your sister soon. I usually walk 3-4 miles in the morning-unless it's raining hard then I do it inside-which I should of done this morning:) I get about 1 mile down the road and this nice little old lady that has a farm/cattle stops me to chat. They are in their 80's and still farm w/ about 20 head of cattle. For those of you that know me, I used to show cattle and now I have 7 cows again. So I couldn't run the little lady and her farming story. Did I mention I forgot my watch as I went out the door this morning!!! Ok, she's down talking, have NO idea what time it is, so to make the best out of this cardio session I decide I better kick it up a notch and RUN. I run about 1 mile, walk 1/2 and run another 1/2. I'm thinking I should be right on time. I walk the rest of the way home and get in the garage and see it's 11:20. I'm soaking wet from the rain and sweat. I change my clothes, and put Rozalee straight in the car. We're 5 minutes late picking up Izabella from school but it all worked out.
I almost sweated the small stuff this morning but I did what I could and made the best of it-don't stress over small stuff!!! It's not worth it.
My tip of the week is make sure you have a pair of gym shoes in each of your vehicles w/ a pair of extra workout clothes too. I have always done this and last week it came in handy. I was doing nails at the salon and had a 2 hour break so I made the best of it. I changed my clothes and hit the sidewalk for some cardio and a little mini-bootcamp. I always have the extra stuff w/ me because you just never know when you'll need it. They don't have to be a good pair-mine are actually pairs that are OLD like 5-6 yrs old.
On another note-I'm looking for a healthy chili recipe-anyone have one somewhere?
This past weekend had the Kenny's nephews birthday party and we also got to take a tour of where Kenny worked. He's been there 10 years and we've never got to see the inside of the Ford plant in Sharonville, Oh. He's a millwright/ironworker and they make the transmission for alot of the Ford vehicles. They had a car show, dog show, FOOD, ICE CREAM and free tours of the plant. It was so cool to actually see what goes on inside that 100+ acre plant. It's so big they drive gold carts inside because it would take you forever to get from 1 side to the other. It's actually amazing how they design these machines to build and put together transmissions. The girls had a blast. Rozalee especially liked the dog obstacle course.

Rozalee is going to be an animal lover like me. We have a 2000 pound bull that she pets in the field. Izabella likes small animals but the big ones scare her-not Rozalee the bigger the better. Which brings me to my next story. Our scotty 2 weeks ago got hit by a car, out underground fence wasn't working:( We told Izabella he was in heaven w/ our goat and Titan our English mastiff that died of heart failure last year. We told her that Great Grandma was taking care of them up in heaven, so she said they could stay up there then. Last Friday night Kenny came home w/ a new English Mastiff puppy. The girls LOVE him. They were both so surprised Saturday morning when we brought him inside. Rozalee gets on the ground and wrestles w/ him already.
I also had a jewelry party last Wednesday. You all know I love my jewelry!!! So did Rozalee. Izabella liked have all the kids over to play inside and outside with her. They played make-up and oh was it everywhere!!!
Well enough of my stories. I hope you all have a great week-MAKE THE BEST OF IT.