Sunday, May 30, 2010

Handy Cheyenne

Chey helped the boys assemble DJ's crib. She was getting after it.

Saturday, May 29, 2010


Chey and Angelica love to play together! I'm so glad to see my baby
girl. I've missed her.

Friday, May 28, 2010

BIs-TRIs Friday

Trey totally kicked my butt this morning. I wanted to give up, but he kept pushing me. He'd say, "One more rep!" He makes it look easy. No fair.
After working out our triceps and biceps, Trey ran for five minutes and I ran a 8:40 mile. 
My Dud to Stud FO SHO!
My itty-bitty arm muscles. What can I say? Well, at least my leg muscles are really strong.

She Means Business

She Means Business

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Getting Our Fitness On

For the past few days, I've been going to the gym with Trey. I don't plan on getting a membership, but it's been fun seeing how and where Trey works out. I would even say, going to the gym with him has been more exciting than going out on a date.

Today, we worked abs and then Trey swam 10 laps, while I ran three miles on the treadmill.
Swim Day at the Gym
If my schedule was more flexible, I would join a gym, but my schedule is really tight. So, I think I'll stick to my home gym, but I think the gym option is great for Trey. I've never seen him this consistent and serious about a workout program. He is inspiring me to do more cross training. Since, he's been hitting the gym, I've been hitting the weights. And although, he doesn't admit it, I know I'm inspiring him. Yesterday, after lifting weights, I ran a mile on the treadmill and he got on the mill beside me. He ran for five minutes and walked for five. I could not believe it!

Sweet Success

Recently, I read an article in Runner's World about grilling fruit. That article inspired me and since reading it, I've been grilling green apples. I've heard other fruits, like pineapples and peaches taste great on the grill. The only reason I'm eating so many apples is because I bought a 5 lb bag and Cheyenne is not here to help me eat it. So, I've been having 2 apples a day for the last week.

By the way, apples and salmon are a great combo. You should try it. If you like to grill a specific type of fruit, I'd love to hear about it. Tonight, I think I'm going to grill a banana.

Going to Town

Cheyenne is still in Abilene and she's all dolled up! I do believe she's ready to go out on the town.

Every night, before bedtime, I read Chey a few books, then turn the lights down, and we sit there and cuddle for at least five minutes. Awww, seeing this picture makes me miss my cuddle bug!
Going to Town

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Good Morning Sunshine

To Cheyenne: 

Mommy and Daddy miss you! I hear you are having fun playing and visiting with everyone. Is it true you are wearing panties and pull-ups? Oh, my!
Good Morning Sunshine

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Play Hard. Nap Hard.

baby girl
Nap Time
Well, you would think I'd have all this free time, without a little one to chase around, but the truth is I've been running around like crazy, since she's been away. Yesterday, I met with Erin and her girls. Soon she will be watching Cheyenne and we are very excited! 

After that I made an enchilada dinner for our friends Ben and Carrie. A few days ago, Ben had back surgery. He is at home doing fine, just recovering. After dropping off food, I met with the run group and ran a 3 mile fun run. A HOT run! And then after that we went to Mellow Mushroom and celebrated Lee's 30th birthday. By the time I got home it was late and I was tired. Trey has been out of town on business, but he'll be back home this evening. I'm glad too! I would've like for him to go to Mellow Mushroom with me or even better running. One day.

Monday, May 24, 2010

What to Do?

Cheyenne is spending the next few days in Abilene. Here she is with her Sponge Bob cup. She's such a big girl. She didn't even cry this morning when I dropped her off. She loves her Abilene trips. I'll miss her, but momma and daddy like her Abilene trips too. 
Sponge Bob Cup

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Living the Simple Life

This is how Cheyenne likes to kick back and relax. 

Finger-Licking Good

Cheyenne went a little crazy when I gave her some chocolate. I was walking the grocery store and they had some chocolate biscotti samples. I couldn't eat it in front of her and say no you can't have any....
Grocery Store Samples 1
Okay, that smile looks a little scary.
Grocery Store Samples 2

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Apples of Gold: Hospitality

Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
Luke 6:38
Apples of Gold: Hospitality
Apples of Gold: HospitalityIMG_0003

Friday, May 21, 2010

She Found My Lip Gloss

Luckily, she couldn't open it. That would've been messy.
She Found My Lip Gloss

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Dud to Stud

Last night, Trey and I worked out together! That never happens. We lifted free weights and I worked my abs using my super awesome exercise ball.

Yeah, Trey is still going strong with his workout regimen. 5 days a week, he’s hitting the gym -- weight training and swimming and he’s starting to see results. He’s dropping weight, gaining muscle and his dress pants are practically falling off his butt. Currently, he’s doing a specific program he found in a magazine. It’s called From Dud to Stud. Really, that’s what it’s called. It’s a dream of mine to go running with him, but he said he doesn’t want to run with me until he reaches a certain weight. Hopefully, he will change his mind and decide to run, despite this magic number nonsense.   

The thing that impresses me the most is he’s changing his diet. Extra virgin olive oil, cooking his own breakfast, and eating less processed food…he’s even trying new vegetables. Who is this man? For about two weeks, we’ve been eating a lot of protein…mainly meat. We’ve been grilling about three times a week. I’m enjoying this healthy journey and I’m glad Trey is on board.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A Glimpse of the Garden

I had to double check, but it was only three weeks ago when Trey and I planted seed. Wow, it's growing fast.  From the looks of it, we may need to trim back the tomatoes (to the left). What do you think? Any green thumbs out there? If they get any bigger, they'll be toppling over each other. Like I mentioned a few weeks ago, this is our first garden, so this is all new.
Garden @ 3 Weeks
The potted herbs (not pictured) are coming along nicely. I'm ready for some fresh basil and rosemary. I can smell it now!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Looking Fabulous

This morning, I took Cheyenne to the doctor for her 18 month check-up. Baby girl weighs 26 lbs.
Heading Out

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Apples of Gold: Purity

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
Phillipians 4:8

Apples of Gold
Vegetable Pizza
Green Salad with Asiago Cheese, Nuts, & Dried Cranberries
Chicken Parmesan
Orange-Cranberry Rice Pilaf
Herbed Vegetable Medley
Refrigerator Rolls
White Chocolate Cake

Watching Sponge Bob Square Pants

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Getting Over It

So, we all passed the bug around. I had the stomach virus, then Cheyenne, and Trey got the last share of it. He's been in bed all day, sleeping and resting.

Tomorrow, I hope we're all back to normal.

Ready to Go Shopping

Friday, May 14, 2010

I Want My Mommy

It must have been something I ate, because I'm SICK to my stomach. Last night, I went to Apples of Gold and had a wonderful meal, but later my stomach started going crazy.

Back in January, I got sick with the same type of illness, which is basically a stomach bug. After talking with the MD, she suggested I go on the BRAT diet. haha. I'm not a Brat.

Bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast. It's already 1 pm and I haven't had anything. I really need to eat something soon. I wish my mom was here so she could rub my back and take care of me. I took a sick day from work and Trey took Chey over to Katy's. There is no way, I could've watched her. I've been sleeping most of the morning.

Back to bed I go and maybe I'll feel well enough to crawl out of bed and warm up some rice. Thank goodness for my frozen batches.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

More Swing Time!

Cheyenne wanted to keep swinging and when Trey went to pick her up, she threw a fit and signed MORE.

A few shots of Cheyenne going down the slide.
Birthday Party
Birthday Party
Birthday Party

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sunday Morning Run

Distance: 6 miles
Duration: 59:34
Pace Per Mile: 9:55
Weather: 62 degrees. Cloudy. Wind ESE at 6 mph.

I know, I’m a few days late, but here is my weekend run. I didn’t want to run more than six miles, since I did yoga the day before. And let me tell you, I was sore. Yoga is an excellent option for cross training and although it doesn’t come naturally to me, I think I will continue to do it. I can only get better. I hope.
6 mile run
6 mile run
6 mile run

That's My Girl

Just like her momma, she likes a clean house.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Birthday Party for Emma and Clark

This weekend we celebrated Emma and Clark's birthday party at the park. Cheyenne wore herself out. 

Cheyenne playing with Clark in the red wagon. It looks like she's telling him a great story and like a boy he's not listening...haha..I'm joking...couldn't resist.
birthday party
The sun was shinning bright
birthday party
She loves the park
birthday party
I was so excited, but she wasn't feeling the merry-go-round. I thought it would be fun, until Trey started spinning us dizzy.
birthday party
Baby in Motion
birthday party
Fun Times
birthday party
Carrie, Ben, Trey and Cheyenne wanting to get back to playing
birthday party
Ball Time
birthday party
Birthday boy, Clark
birthday party
Because daddy's a kid too...
birthday party
Towards the end of the party, Cheyenne's mood went downhill. She needed a nap.
birthday party
Rubbing her ear is a clear sign she's exhausted.
birthday party

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Mother's Day Gift

No more using the small chopper to puree food! No more pureeing small batches at a time! I'm so excited. Thanks Trey and Cheyenne. I love it! 
Food Processor

Mother's Day

One of the ladies from Apples of Gold gave me this easy brisket recipe. Last night, I marinated the meat and this morning, before heading off to church, I placed it in the oven for a few hours. When we came home from church, it was practically ready. 

Easy, simple, and better than going out for lunch.
Mothers Day Brisket
The sides were super easy too, especially since I'm still making Cheyenne's food a few weeks in advance. It's nice to have healthy options ready at a moments notice. The green beans were an organic can product, the potatoes were made in advance, and fresh farmers market greens and tomatoes.

I've also started making our ground beef and chicken in advance. So during the work week, I don't have to worry about it. It saves me anywhere from ten to forty minutes, not to mention one less pot I have to wash.

Well, I hope all the mommies out there have a wonderful day. We love you and appreciate you!

Apples of Gold: Submission

Ephesians 5:1-2
Watch what God does and then you do it, like children who learn proper behavior from their parents. Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious, but extravagant. He didn't love in order to get something from us, but to give everything of himself to us. Love like that. (Message) 

My Best Zucchini Bread
Poppy Seed Bread
La Madeleine's Tomato Basil Soup 
Spinach Salad
Quiche Lorraine
Carmel Baked Pears

As soon as my garden basil is ready, I'm making La Madeleine's Tomato Basil Soup! 

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Try Something New Everyday

This morning, I went to my first EVER yoga class at the Lululemon Showroom!

Yesterday, Lululemon had their grand opening and since Trey worked late (he didn't get home until 10 pm), Cheyenne and I went to the grand opening party. We had sushi and Chey LOVED the green juice.

By the way, every Saturday they offer a free yoga class to the community, so if you're interested let me know!

Friday, May 07, 2010

Butt Naked

Cheyenne woke up crying at 3 am. She leaked through her diaper and her sheets were soaking wet. I didn't feel like changing the sheets, so after I cleaned her up,  we cuddled in bed. She didn't have any bloomers on, just a t-shirt and her diaper.

Sometime around 4 am, Chey decided to strip her diaper off, swing it around and bounce butt naked on Trey's pillow...all while we were sleeping. Did I mention, the diaper was wet? Hilarious!

Trey didn't think it was too funny, maybe because this all happened on his pillow. After he got over the initial shock, he carried her butt naked, back to her bedroom. That all happened early this morning and even now, I can't stop laughing!

Thursday, May 06, 2010

No, He Didn't...

Yes, he did! My birthday gift from Trey:  The Men's Health BIG Book of Exercises. Before he gave me this book he said, "Women can use it too!" I laughed so hard. It was a thoughtful gift and last night I referenced it, while I used another birthday gift, an exercise ball, which Trey's parents got me. Don't let the ball fool you, it's hard work! Talk about a great core workout. These abs are gonna get ripped.

Here is an idea of what's inside the book. The book has some helpful tips and there are more charts like this including chest, shoulders, glutes...
By the way, my 26th birthday was absolutely wonderful. Friday evening, I spent time with my family in Abilene. Trey organized a birthday celebration at Red Robin's and I got a free ice cream sundae which Trey and Cheyenne ate. Surprised? Cheyenne liked the ice cream a little too much. Some people think I deprive her of sweets. I just like to give her treats when it's a special occasion, nothing's wrong with that :)