Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 In Review

Moments to Remember:

1. Wedding dress shopping!
2. Bought a house.
3. Tim turns 8!

1. Tux shopping.
2. Wall paper removal in the new house.
3. Hiking in the snow.

1. First dress fitting.
2. Washington DC trip.
3. Tim gets a staple in his head. :(

1. Final dress fitting and veil making.
2. Lots of hiking.
3. Easter!

1. Tim gets an eye injury…back to the hospital we go. :(
2. Wedding planning, 1 month to go!

1. Family comes to PA!
2. Our Wedding!!!
3. Camping at Rocky Gap with the extended family!

1. I move into our new house, Alex moved in a few months back.
2. Independence Day!
3. Hiking, park, slip n’ slide – Summer Fun!

1. My birthday.
2. Visit the Crime and Punishment Museum in Baltimore, MD with Lisa.
3. Visit the Spy Museum in Baltimore, MD with Lisa.

1. Rock jumping on the Susquehanna River.
2. The 10th Annual Musical!
3. School starts 3rd grade – 1st year of homeschooling.

1. Corn Maze.
2. Tim and Alex go to the zoo.
3. Halloween.

1. Playing in the leaves.
2. Painting the bathroom.
3. Thanksgiving.

1. Lots of snow – over 2 feet!
2. Getting and decorating our 1st Christmas tree!
3. Christmas!

That's 2009 in a nut shell!

Favorites of 2009:
Favorite moment of 2009: June 20th – Getting married!
Favorite song: Too many to list.
Favorite movie - Drama: My Sister's Keeper
Favorite movie - Comedy: Didn’t see any new ones.
Favorite move - Action: National Treasure – Not new to 2009 but new to me in 2009. lol
Favorite TV Episode: None, we don’t have a TV.
Favorite new show: None, we don’t have a TV.
Favorite lunch while at work: Taqueria Moroleon Mexican‎
Favorite home cooked meal: Chicken Enchiladas
Favorite homemade Dessert: Swirled Cheesecake Nibbles
Favorite gadget: My phone, LG EnV – the only gadget I have. lol
Favorite Website: Facebook
Favorite Radio Station: 103.7 WXCY
Favorite Ice Cream: Cold Stone Creamery Banana Caramel Crunch
Favorite Pizza: Pizza Hut
Favorite LOL Moment: The “ankle deep snow” conversation.

Looking forward to everything 2010 has in store for us!

Outline for this post compliments of Natalie at Hope Springs Eternal.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred Review

We decided to purchase the 30 Day Shred while doing some last minute Christmas shopping the other day. The video says you can lose up to 20 pounds in 30 days; I'm not over weight or anything but we can all stand to lose a little, right? The video includes 3 complete 20-minute workouts which progress by level of intensity, 20 minutes didn’t sound too bad to me – little did I know…

I have never seen The Biggest Loser so I didn’t really know what to expect from a Jillian workout. I did read a review on the 30 Day Shred shortly before purchasing and it said it was quite intense. On the other hand I have a sister-in-law that is a big fan of Jillian and is currently 5 months pregnant; she said she “easily” does level 3 and has moved on to the 40 minute workouts, PREGNANT! (40 minute workouts not included on the 30 day shred video)

Alex asked if I would do the workouts with him, I told him I would need to see him do it 1st to see just how intense it was before I agreed to do it with him for the next 30 days. So the 1st time he did the workout I watched, he only made it through the 1st 10 minutes of the video before almost passing out! I wasn’t so sure about this whole 30 day workout.

The next day was Christmas so neither of us did it.

Then yesterday we took a different sister-in-law out to an amazing buffet lunch/dinner, we were all so over stuffed when we left it was disgusting! We brought her back to our house to hang out and play wii, we had all been talking about the 30 day shred on Christmas when we were over at their house and everyone seemed really into trying it. So before we took her back home she wanted to try the workout, I decided to try it with her, yes, even after watching Alex almost die the day before.

It started out easy enough, arm circles, windmills, hip circles and knee circles, not too bad, I could handle this. We then went into jumping jacks; this was starting to remind me of gym class. She then instructed us to get down on the floor for some push ups, PUSH UPS; I can’t do 1 push up let a lone a bunch of them! I tried but did not make it through the 1st round, lets face it, my arms are like tooth picks and when’s the last time you saw a tooth pick doing push ups?

We both made it through the rest of the video and it was HARD! Half way through my legs felt like noodles! We rested for a little while then set out to take SIL home; I was feeling ok until I started descending the stairs! I was a little worried about being able to lift my leg to work the gas and break peddles! lol

It is a pretty intense workout, especially for someone who never does any physical activity what. so. ever., except chasing after an 8 year old but that’s fun not work! All in all it wasn’t too bad, like she says in the video, if you want results you have to work for it, it doesn’t come for free. I did day 2 with Alex today and lived to write this review, so I guess that proves it wasn’t too terrible. It will be interesting to see if we I really stick with it for 30 days though. I can definitely see how you would lose weight quickly or die trying with this workout!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Our 1st married Christmas!

Our Tree...
I normally do a "themed" tree, this year we let Tim pick the theme and he chose multi color.

We couldn't find an angel we liked for the top so (for the time being) we used this popsicle stick shaped star Tim made one year in school. It works for now anyway.

And YES, it does look like our tree is directly in front of our door but actually that door is upstairs and only leads out to the balcony, we don't use it much in the winter.

Our Favorite Ornaments...

The last one is kind of dark but it's Spiderman climbing up a wall (Tim's favorite).

Saturday, December 19, 2009

First Post...

I’ve decided to start my own little blog to track our adventures. It will, eventually (when we tell them about it), be for family so they can keep up with us and what we’ve been up to. It’s snowing like crazy here and isn’t showing signs of stopping so I figured I would take this time to start this blog. It will probably end up being about whatever randomness we get ourselves into. Enjoy.


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