Saturday, July 23, 2011

Just Another Day in Paradise...

Just another day with you and me in paradise..para..pardise!!

This past week has been so nice with Jake being home so much. However, we had to take jake back to his home and it was so sad. The owners brought us back some organic Main mape syrup and blueberry jam that was made from the place they last lived in Main and omyword, this stuff is so good! They are also treating us to a steak dinner sometime soon and has invited me to be apart of her book club. I'm kinda nervous/shy/apprehensive/excited about this club. We are going to start a book about how to be a servant wife. I asked her if there were any other women my age in the group and she said no. Many of the woman have been married over 15 or 20 years so I think I'm going to take this as an opportunity to just listen and learn.
Yesterday Jake was home and around 4 we decided to go out to dinner and a movie. We were pretty excited to go see Winnie the Pooh but after dinner we decided to not see the movie because we had already seen a movie this month for our entertainment. So we went to Borders instead. I know. Well, we JUST became Prime Rewards Members when Borders decided to shut down. They are closing at the end of this month and everything had to go because the company is bankrupt. We went looking for an ASVAB study guiede and ended up with an armload of goodies.

Yay for sales. Boo for closing down the store and standing in HUGE lines.
Good for us for NOT sticking to our budget :(. BUT, how could we pass up 40% off of blue ray? or 30% off christian fiction? Probley really easily if we had just left but we didn't. We did save about $62. It also didn't help our budget when I saw that Jcrew was having a 40% off sale and FREE shipping to Hawaii...Oh man...Aubree has gotten me into Pinterest and it does not help my self control what-so-ever when it comes to shopping. On a side note, everyone needs to check out the Fablehaven Series!! It is one of my top favorite!


just another day in paradise...

Got this for an outstanding $42 cheaper!

When we got home last night we had planned to wake up bright and early and go watch the sunset on Kailua. Well, that didn't work out as planned but we did get up around 6:30 and headed on out there. It was so peaceful and relaxing.

Afterwards we headed on over to Elvin's bakery and had some pastries and coffee. It was such a relaxing morning and it felt so good getting to spend time with Jake. We came home and put in BBC's Planet Earth and just ooed and awed over the quality of the scenery and amazingness of blue ray.
I am trying something along with my weight watchers just to see how it works. Mrs. Pantling (the owner of jake and lady over the bookclub) told me about this plan where you combine good fats with each meal to flush out the bad fats that your body stores because it's not getting the right kind of fats it needs. I looked up the article and compared it with my nutrition's book and it looked really accurate (I'm no nutritionist or anything but I do know a bit). She said she has been on it and really feels great and has lost about 8 pounds or so. It isn't a fad diet or a quick loss anything, its just something that your body needs. What basically needs is about 1-2 Tbls of monosaturated fat with each meal. Examples may include 2 T of raw nuts (not salted), 1/4 c of dark chocolate, 1/4 c olives or olive oil, or 1/4 of an avocado. She said to try it for at least 2 weeks and see if I can tell a difference. So in about 2 weeks I will let ya'll know how it is going. The only thing is is that pecans are so bad for weight watchers. 1 T is like 4 points!! So I'm trying sliced almonds instead and some walnuts. I have been on this diet for 5 weeks now and have yet to weigh myself! haha

Jake and I are babysitting tonight. I've never watched a child with Jake and am pretty interested in how he is going to act. I'm a little nervous because I've only met the parents once and am suprised that they trust us with their little girl but the guy is good friends with Jake from work and it's been forever since he has gotten to take his wife out on a date.

If anyone is interested in that meal 'diet' here is the link:

1 comment:

  1. I really wish there was a boarders close to me!! :) What book are ya'll going through in the book club? Fablehaven looks good... oh and btw ... i am now on the lookout for the harry potter books. you have gotten me excited about reading/finishing the series :)