Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

The winner is .... Kat!

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A Gift

... For you? Leave a comment. I will pick a winner on Christmas. Tis the season.
Merry Christmas!

Last year I got into using this Black Mountain clay. I love it's rich chocolate brown with just a thin layer of glaze for a touch of color. So fun!
This bowl is 4" tall x 8" wide

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Family Pictures

How do people get a family picture where no one is crying (before, during or after), everyone is smiling, looks nice, is looking at the camera, etc ... ALL in the same picture?
Kat did a great job. I am guessing this is not the easiest group to deal with ... :)
The five siblings.
Good representation of our personalities!?!Such a nice picture of my parents. Don't they look fantastic for being 68!

phew ... let's not do that again for a while!
Oh man ... it's already out of date! Jennie is expecting in May.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Tried and true! This is one of my favorite protein smoothies. 1 c. water
1 scoop protein powder
I have two different protein powders that I use. I like this one because it has chia seeds, flax and hemp in it.
1 c. frozen berries
2 cups spinach
I get the big tub of spinach from Costco. If I am not going through it fast enough I will freeze it. Next best thing to fresh.
This frozen berry mix from Costco is awesome! It is very sweet so there is no need to add any sweetener.

If I am using fresh spinach I don't need more liquid than the 1 c water. If I am using frozen spinach I tend to need a little more liquid. I will use unsweetened almond milk (only 35 calories a cup) or coconut milk. I just add as needed. If you like your smoothie richer you can use this instead of water.
Put it in your Blendtec blender(if you don't know about Blendtec you need to!) in that order. Don't forget a dash of cinnamon. This makes a plenty big smoothie. I can make two servings out of it most of the time.
Deli-sh! Super healthy. It is around 250 calories.

Sunday, December 11, 2011


21 Years!
Now THAT is a tradition!
By far my favorite weekend of the year. Kari asked if she could be in charge of the party gifts. She gave each of us these darling bracelets along with a sweet poem about friendship. I will think of my besties every time I wear it. Thanks Kar! Food! Food! Food!
Oh wow! We ate yummy food.
4AM! Yes we can talk and laugh and giggle and eat until 4AM! It took me a week to recover.
I feel that one of the greatest blessings in my life have been my friendships. I treasure and admire each of these girls. I look forward to year 22!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Saturday night ...

... Fleece pj's, a bag of M&M's and Footloose (the original). I am not sure if you should feel sorry for me or be super jealous of me?!?

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

"Pain You Enjoy"

Remember how I SWORE I would NEVER do this again ... well I lied.
UV Half, June 9 2012

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


A little preview of our 21st Annual Christmas Party!
Commentary by Missy, "This one is funny because MJ looks like she's going to beat Julie up
and Julie is talking her out of it. Sandy is pissed and way too cool
for all of this crap. Sari is going to beat the camera up. Aubree is
disgusted with all of us. Kim isn't sure if she is liking what Julie
is saying. Beckie is talking to herself. Rachel thinks something is
either real funny or real sad. Shan decided to rest her eyes until we
are ready. Kari is telling Jill a funny joke."


Monday, December 5, 2011

One word ..

Beck was in town for our Annual Friends Christmas Party.
3 Days
13 hours sleep
59 hours talking
1 bogillion calories consumed
15 stores visited
X$ spent (does it really matter?)
2 pedicures
100's oz Diet Coke

We got to the airport and realized we had not gotten a picture together. Haggard as we were, we snapped a quick, in the car picture. I insisted!
I love my BF and instantly missed her as I drove away from the airport. If only life were perfect and we lived next door to each other!