Thursday, December 29, 2011

*New Year Goals*

Well, I have a long list of things already planned out for 2012. Here goes.

1. I'm starting a 5 month challenge on January 1st. No junk food of any kind until my birthday. I'm excited to see how happy my body will be after only eating healthy food for almost half a year! A physical trainer once told me to follow this rule: Pick it, Pull it, Skin it. If you can pick it, pull it from the ground, or skin it (meat) then you are eating healthy food. Good rule to live by. :)

2. January 1st I'm also going back on the HCG diet. I'm doing it without Anthony this time, and hopefully that will make it easier. He has got to be the hardest person to diet with. He is going on a low carb, high protien diet and has agreed to do the 5 month challenge with me. Any bets on how long he'll last? lol.

3. Anthony wants to learn how to play the piano. So we ordered some beginner books. I'm excited about teaching him, so we will see how it goes...

4. I am planning on going to massage school this fall. There is a really great school in Maui that I am applying to...keeping my fingers crossed that I will be accepted!

5. There have been a lot of ups and downs since moving to Dillingham. It's been really hard, but things seem to be on a somewhat normal level now. Maybe just because I'm used to it now. But I'm going to try really hard to be happy and stay positive this year. After all, every time I stop and think about how blessed I truly am, I feel guilty for having a bad attitude about where we are. So happy thoughts this year!!

6. And of course, Bible reading has to be on this list lol. Anthony and I have not found a church out here in Dillingham yet. There is one baptist church, but I've heard some different stories about it. We havn't been able to visit yet, because we have both been working opposit shifts and Sundays. Until I quit my job right before vacation. So hopefully we will be able to visit and find out a little about the church soon.

Well,this list could go on (and on), but I'm gonna stop here. Best of wishes in your new year endeavors!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The family

These pics are from the night before Phil and Jenn left Alaska. I don't get to see the family much anymore, but for some reason it makes it worse knowing they arn't in the state.

The littles had one last night to torture each other...and they took full advantage of that time lol. This was before Chub tried to rip Roo's ear off.

This was his "real" smile :)

Talking to Phil...

I think Phil needs one...

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

**Snow Day**

So I've pretty much given up on the December Photo Project. Camera is broken and I've only had internet off and on for the last week. But here's enough pics that should make up for it.  :)
We took a chilly little walk to the mailbox the other day. (Not exactly a little walk...)

LucyLucy was so cozy she decided to take a little snooze :)

The Wild Chub sledding down the driveway -

Haha my crazy love!

And more sledding -

Throwing little handfulls of snow on the Auntie.

Lol caught this pic at the perfect moment.

Then the little decided to wake up

Happy little family :) Don't you love that chub is sitting EXACTLY like Ang lol?

BTW, Chub calls the bunny ears on her jacket her "wings." :)

Having a great time with the family...Anthony has fallen in love with Little Lucy...pretty sure he is plotting to steal her lol. Will post more pics later!

Friday, December 16, 2011

December Photo Project *Day 16*

So I know I've missed a few days, but I didn't have internet. And now my camera is broken so I don't know how often I'll be able to post. These are all that would upload, will try to post more later...

Sunday, December 11, 2011

December Photo Project *Day 11*

Saturday, December 10, 2011

December Photo Project * Day 10*

So last year after Christmas I hit the sales and got lots of cute gift bags for super cheap :)

Friday, December 9, 2011

December Photo Project *Day 9*

Lunch time...

Thursday, December 8, 2011

December Photo Project Day 8

Sorry, no pic computer won't upload any tonight.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

December Photo Project *Day 7*

Anthony playing his video game...he would play it every free minute if I would let him.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

December Photo Project *Day 6*

Snowflake Sugar Cookies :)

And a few more...

We made goodie plates and spread a little holiday cheer around Dillingham :)

And spent a little time in the snow...

Monday, December 5, 2011

December Photo Project - Day 5

My first attempt at making calzones :)

For Amber


1 pkg. softened cream cheese

2 tsp. peppermint extract

9 cups powdered sugar

2 cups chocolate chips

3 tsp. shortening

Mix cream cheese with peppermint extract. Add powdered sugar gradually. Shape into 1-inch balls and place on wax paper. Squash into patties. Cover. Let chill at least 1 hour (I usually put them in the freezer).

Melt chocolate chips with shortening gently. Let cool. Dip patties in chocolate. Place on wax paper and allow patties to harden. Keep refrigerated.

Note: While dipping in chocolate, leave most of patties in refrigerator, only taking a few out at a time.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

December Photo Project *Day 4*

And...the holiday baking continues. Peppermint Patties :)