Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Oh Christmas Tree

We went to Journey Ranch (our church's property) to pick a Christmas tree!

Justin helped Uncle Greg with our tree.



Anabelle picked out her own little Christmas tree that she put in her room.

Just Stuff

Here's the scoop. We're out of internet at the moment. Sometimes there is a WiFi connection (like right now) that I can use with my son's ancient laptop, but it's not there all the time. I'll have to see if I can get my camera to work on his computer! I really wanted to partake in the Merriment Chain! Oh well.

In other news. Hubby got another job. His other one is only a few days a week now, and the place will be on vacation for a couple weeks soon, no workey, no money. He says his new job is boring. It's down in the city.

Justin has decided he does not want to play basketball this year. And my sweet daughter is in need of an eye exam and dentist visit. She's getting better at not eating too many sweets. (She was good at eating them whenever and not asking first.) We don't actually have much sweets in the house, but there's sugar in so much food, plus she gets it at school where I can't remind her to just not eat it!

I have finally lost some weight! I've been stuck at one weight for years, and didn't know what to do, doctors just say lose weight, well, that is not really easy with PCOS. Since learning about real food, I have learned what I need to eat with PCOS, and it has finally starting working! I am very happy! I'm doing low carb, high protein. The coconut oil is also helping big time. I also cut out all low fat, no fat foods. My body is desperate for healthy fats, and I love that I don't feel tired all the time anymore. I still struggle with not eating processed food, but I do eat far less, and I choose them wisely by reading labels. I avoid soy like the plague, as it is a hormone disruptor, among other things. With PCOS, soy is the LAST thing I want to consume! I need to balance the hormone issue, not make it worse.

Happily waiting for December to get here, and more snow!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day

After volunteering in the classroom this morning...



I hope you will too!

Have a blessed day!

A Trip to the Museum

The 2nd grade went to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science yesterday. We had lots of fun exploring the museum and learning a lot at the Colorado Wildlife class.





Trying to shed their "snake skin".



Anabelle trying on the deer antlers.



Anabelle on the bus ride back to school.



Two new things I learned about Colorado wildlife: We have minks, and they look just like ferrets. I also learned that antelope shed their antlers instead of dropping them like the elk and deer do. The field trip was fun and I enjoyed being able to go along and help with the kids! :)


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Thank you's

I won two giveaways recently! It's so nice to find something in the mailbox besides junk.

Sue at Wicked Faerie Queen had a Halloween giveaway and I won her Pumpkin Shelf Sitter!



I also won Carol's Granny Sweets mouse in the Winter Wonderland Giveaway! Carol makes a lot of cute mice, check out Buttermilk Creek Farm!

Granny Sweets is currently residing above the kitchen sink in the window. Hope you can see her okay, it's been too overcast for decent inside pics.



And because you can't see the elk in the very background of these pics, I zoomed in real far and snapped a quick pic through the window.



Hope you had a great SONday!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Goodbye October

October has come and gone. Hard to believe it is now November and Thanksgiving preparations will soon begin!

On Halloween we joined in with our church for trunk-or-treat. This was our first experience with this sort of Halloween event. Tons of kids came, way more than I figured would come. One of the local grocery stores, King Soopers, allowed us to use their truck docking area to park cars and give out candy. We even had a firetruck handing out candy too! Starbucks provided free hot cocoa and coffee and the grocery store also donated candy. Church staff would come by periodically to refill treat buckets as needed. Everyone did an awesome job decorating their trunks. Most had a theme, which we did not. Everything we used we already had and use to decorate our house. One family wanted pictures taken with our trunk, thought that was a bit flattering. hehe.

Anabelle the ballerina kitty cat in front of our trunk. I was her mommy cat. ;)


See the rest of our Halloween pictures. My son made his own costume this year. I also helped out with the kids in Anabelle's classroom with their pumpkins. Then went back later for the classroom party. Afterwards my husband picked us up at school and we went straight to Conifer to get our trunk decorated. Halloween was a very busy day!

Our very good friend Greg also took a bunch of pictures at the trunk-or-treat. You can see them here! Mommy cat is in there somewhere. ;)

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