Tuesday, October 22, 2013

It's almost been a month....

 Well, I cannot believe it's been almost a month since I last blogged!  October is almost over.  It's just over two months until Christmas.  Boo Boo!  Gobble Gobble! Ho Ho!  Happy New Year!  It will be 2014 before I know it.  The year I turn the big Four O!!

We were lucky to have a two week fall break this month.  After nine weeks of school, it was great to have two weeks without homework, sports, getting up at the crack of dawn every morning, and going to bed early every night.  We did not take a family vacation this summer, and decided to wait for fall break.  We headed down south to Myrtle Beach for a week.

It was great to have warm weather, sandy beaches, not having to cook, and just hanging out.  We stayed at a high rise right on the beach.  It had indoor water slides, pools, and hot tubs which the kids loved.

I beg my boys to take pictures with me all the time.  Very rarely I will get one of them to take a picture.  Devin finally agreed to take a picture with me while eating a piece of peanut butter fudge right after Magiquest.  

This is the beautiful Indiana weather we came home to after six days of sun.  It was cold and rainy.  Not the view I wanted to see.  Oh well, it's supposed to get even colder this week. Even some snow! {in October!}  This girl is not ready for winter.  I think I could never see snow again in my whole life and be just fine with it.  We have had a few mild winters, so everyone says we are in for a cold one!  The willy worms are very dark this year, so I just better be prepared for cold!

In honor of the cold, I made my first pot of soup.  This is my favorite thing to have for lunch in the fall/winter.  I used lots of veggies that I froze from the garden this summer and used tomatoes that my husband canned!  It was very yummy and comforting on the cold days!

After a week of vacation and months of eating whatever I want, I climbed back on the elliptical.  I still exercised every night {except for the week of vacation}, I just was not eating healthy at all!  So when I tried on my jeans that fit in April, I knew I had to get back to healthy eating.  Momma does not want to have to buy new jeans after selling the ones that didn't fit on eBay.  Hopefully a few weeks of not eating everything in sight will solve this problem.

We went to our local apple orchard last week and picked lots of golden delicious apples.  They are so fresh and so good!  The perfect treat for healthy snacking.  I love dipping slices in a sauce I make with peanut butter, honey, and cinnamon warmed up in the microwave.  Very yummy!

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