Wednesday, August 31, 2011

365 {8.31.11}

Let me start out by saying that I LOVE MY HUSBAND!!  Mike gets up everyday WAY before me (at the butt crack of dawn!), so he takes his shower first.  This morning when I stepped in the shower, I found this!!! 

aug 31 rs

SERIOUSLY!!  how am I supposed to get clean with this amount of soap, LOL!!

Luckily I only had one foot in the shower when I discovered it, so I replaced it with a full bar (In Mike's defense, it was pretty small when he got in this morning too, LOL!).

And just so you can get the correct perspective, here is another shot.

aug 31 2 rs

Good times at the Clark house!!!

And on a random note~am I the only one that cannot believe that tomorrow is September???

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

365 {8.30.11}

tonight while I was doing some work on my computer, I noticed Pete looking at me, LOL!  I cannot believe he stayed still for the picture!!

He is making himself comfy on the bean bag chair that Mike took out of Ashley's closet last night, to use while he watched some videos on the computer.  Crazy boys (Mike and Pete)!!

aug 30 rs

(taken with my iPhone, Instagram app)

Monday, August 29, 2011

365 {8.29.11}

Monday's are rough!!  I always have a little trouble getting back into the swing of things after the weekend!!  Am I the only one??

Tonight I came home made dinner, took Kodi for a walk, cleaned up the dishes, made lunches, then dished up a bowl of watermelon (MY FAV!!) to enjoy while I checked my emails and Facebook,  then realized I had not taken a photo for today *gasp

So here ya go~a photo of my nighttime computer surfing snack :)

aug 29 rs

Sunday, August 28, 2011

365 {8.28.11}

Grocery shopping is one of my least favorite jobs!  I usually try to get it done before Sunday, but I am very good at procrastinating with that chore, LOL!!  I usually end up going right after church on Sunday's. 

Of course I procrastinated again this weekend, so this is what I did this afternoon~blah!!
aug 27 a rs

Some guy was looking at me weird for photographing my shopping cart, LOL!!  Good thing that does not bother me *wink*

*kind of blurry, I know!!  (I love me some CARBS!!)

aug 27 b rs

I am always glad when I am done for the week!!

aug 27 c rs

Friday, August 26, 2011

365 {8.26.11}

Today I had the pleasure of making a meal for my friend Kim, who just had a baby boy.

The best part of that deal...was holding that little guy!!  Unfortunately he was hungry when I was there, so I didn't get any photos of the cutie, but next week I am going back, with my camera and props!!!

On the menu:
Parmesan Chicken (one of my family's favorites), recipe HERE, Baked potatoes and broccoli.  This was what was for dessert, cause Kim said not to bring anything fattning, LOL!!  Hope they liked it, LOL!!

aug 26 rs

aug 26 b rs

Thursday, August 25, 2011

365 {8.25.11}

Tonight after dinner, Mike and I decided to tackle some of the yard work in our front yard (hooray!!).  In Arizona, it is still over 100 degrees even  at night, but at least the sun is not beating down on you, so it is much cooler to do outside jobs at that time of day (or very early). 

With both of us working we finished the front yard in about an hour.  We were dirty and sweaty~so we decided to take a night swim~my favorite kind!!
aug 25 rs

And now I can cross the weeding/yard work off my list (which makes me VERY happy!!).

*the backyard scheduled for next Thursday ;)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

365 {8.24.11}

Just about every night I take Kodi for a walk, and just about every night I pass by this park bench, which is in desperate need of some paint!!  Although from a photography view~I think it is pretty cool!!

aug 24 rs

(taken with my iPhone Camera + app)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

365 {8.23.11}

Josh had played a string instrument since 2nd grade.  He started out playing the violin (took a break during high school, cause it wasn't cool), picked up the electric violin for a while, then one day he decided he wanted to learn the guitar. 

aug 23 a rs

One thing about Josh, is when he puts his mind to something, he does it!!  He practices everyday, and I may be bias, but I think he sounds pretty darn good!!!

aug 23 c rs

In between songs, he has to check his text messages, LOL!!

aug 23 b rs

and his audience is pretty cute!!

aug 23 d rs

Monday, August 22, 2011

365 {8.22.11}

Today was Josh's first day of class (he has been on a little break).  Of course I had to wish him a Happy First Day of school, but since his class started at 11:30 am and I was out of the house by 7am for work, I had to do it by text (yup, I am a mom and I can text~pretty impressive, LOL!!).  This is our typical conversation.

aug 22 rs

*and I just love how the iPhone has little bubbles for the texts~So FUN!!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

365 {8.21.11}

Sunday nights are pretty laid back around the Clark house~it is usually only Mike and I for dinner.  This is our typical Sunday night dinner (and just for the record...I am horrified at the finger prints on my toaster, which has been wiped clean after this post!!).

aug 21 a rs

And of course no meal is complete without dessert~and in case you are wondering this is 0, yes ZERO WW points (I found out yesterday that the Fat Free and Light whipped cream has 0 pts~I was all over that!!)!!  And it was DELISH!!

aug 21 b rs

Saturday, August 20, 2011

365 {8.20.11}

I have said it before, I LOVE lists!!  LOVE them!  My hubby does NOT (especially when I make them for him, LOL!).  Friday he said I could make a list for him, with a few items that I wanted him to tackle~now that is super EXCITING!!  I could have filled up the entire list, but I wanted to be nice. 

Check out the progress today~HOORAY for my hubby!!  He ROCKS!!

aug 20 rs

*this is the list I use (everday) and love it!!  You can download the PDF here

Friday, August 19, 2011

365 {8.19.11}

Three weeks ago I got an Gel Manicure, which was really nice!!  I was skeptical about the claims that the polish does not chip...well, it didn't!!  I was supposed to go today and have the polish removed and redone, but I decided that I just do not want to spend $39 + tip every three weeks.  So I soaked off the acrylic polish myself, cause I am cheap resourceful. 

aug 19 1 rs

aug 19 2 rs

Exciting stuff today huh???

Thursday, August 18, 2011

365 {8.18.11}

Josh was having a little after dinner treat tonight~If you have not tried this brand of Ice Cream, we (the Clark Family) think it is  the best ice cream ever (for store bought that is)!!  Since I am trying to stay on track with WW's, I only had 1 spoonful (teaspoon)~which was definitely not enough!!! LOL!!

aug 18 rs

Taken with my iPhone using this app.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

365 {8.17.11}

A few weeks ago I ordered a Memory Keeper Box from Paper Coterie, since I had a $40 coupon to use.  It arrived a few days later, and let me just say~I LOVE IT!!!! 

Then I found out that I could order another one with the same coupon code~SWEET!!  All you have to do is pay for the shipping (which is around $9).  So of course I ordered another one!!  Here are my 2 memory keeper boxes, not sure what I am going to put in them, but right now they are sitting on my shelf in my craft room (and make me smile when I look at them!!).

If you would like to order one, you have until August 31st, use the coupon code BEGINANYWHERE

aug 17 a rs

I am not being paid to endorsed or promote these products~just LOVE them!!  I may even order another!!

And so you can see the size of the memory keeper box~I took this shot.

aug 17 b rs

Let me know if you order one!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

365 {8.13.11}

Just about every night I take Kodi for a walk, and just about every night the sprinkler's are on in the park~some nights I want to run through them, because at 7:20 pm it is still 105 degrees in Arizona.  One night I may get the guts to do it, LOL!!

aug 16 rs

taken with my iPhone (a little blurry cause Kodi's leash was on my picture taking hand, LOL!). 

Monday, August 15, 2011

365 {8.15.11}

I used to be a hair stylist, many moons ago!!  My family likes the fact that they get FREE haircuts, but they do not like the fact that they have to WAIT forever before I set up my makeshift outdoor hair salon.  ( I have OCD and do not want hair flying everywhere~so we cut hair outside!!)

Tonight I gave Josh a haircut (since he is starting classes next week~and in return he will let me take a first day of school photo, I think he may be kidding me about the photo, LOL!!). 

This is my outdoor salon set up~a bar stool, cape, clippers, shears, water bottle, and duster, but NO A/C and let me tell was stinkin' hot out at 4:30 pm, in Arizona!!  So that explains no final haircut photo, we were both sweating to death and could not wait to get back inside!! 

Time to schedule Ashley and Nate for a h/c!!

aug 15 rs

Sunday, August 14, 2011

365 {8.14.11}

I have a confession to make...these photos were not taken today, They are from last Sunday.  But while I was editing the pic's from Nate's birthday party last week these seriously cracked me up!!

This is not condoned at our house...
aug 14 a rs

Could you say no to this face???
aug 14 b rs

aug 14 c

He did not get left out :)  But he is not allowed to eat at the table, LOL!!
aug 14 d rs

Saturday, August 13, 2011

365 {8.13.11}

I was soooo excited to find out that when I updated my Camera + app on my iPhone, that you can now add text to your photos~SWEET!!!

I think it might be IS time, for Josh to put away some of his shoes!!!

aug 13 rs

Friday, August 12, 2011

365 {8.12.11}

Josh was telling me about a documentary he watched the other day about dogs. He said that they make you live longer~I believe it!!!

aug 12 rs

I was NEVER a dog person until this crazy mutt came into our house!! He has such a great personality, and yes I am one of those crazy people who talk to their dog like a person, LOL!! I seriously LOVE him!!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

365 {8.11.11}

Today I am thankful for a few of my special friends who made me laugh over frozen yogurt!! Because today, to be quite honest, I was quite irritated over a situation!! But after a few hours of laughter and a yummy treat, I feel much better and I am moving on!
Thanks FRIENDS!!

aug 11

aug 11 a rs

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

365 {8.10.11}

I am the type of person (the crazy type~as my hubby would say, LOL!), that likes to get as much stuff done ahead of time as possible~I pack Mike, Josh and my lunch every night (yeah, I know those boys are spoiled!! But I figure since I have everything out~it is just as easy to do it all at once and clean up once too!), which really makes my morning run SMOOTHLY!! I really like having the extra 15 min to check FB before I leave for work, LOL!!

Here they are~all set and ready to go!!

aug 10 rs
(taken with my iPhone)

Monday, August 8, 2011

365 {8.8.11}

Part of today I worked on letter folding and envelope stuffing~which confirmed one assembly line job is probably not the best choice for me, LOL!!

aug 8 rs

Sunday, August 7, 2011

365 {8.7.11}

Today we celebrated my favorite son in law's birthday!!! His birthday was July 30th, but last weekend he did not have time to do the Clark Celebration.

We had his favorite dish of hotdogs and sauerkraut, and this year Ashley made him a Pizzookie~directions here. I only had a bite (because I am trying to stay on the WW wagon! but it was DELISH!!). Here he is while we sing to him.

aug 7 rs

And of course I always get a "creepy face" pose from him~and I threaten to put it online, LOL!!

Here it is

aug 7 a rs

Saturday, August 6, 2011

365 {8.6.11}

Today was my WW meeting (down 1.6 pounds~woot woot!!). The topic today was snacking, and can I just say that is one of my FAVORITE topics!! Our leader is the BEST!! She always brings in snack ideas every week (that is why I LOVE her so much, LOL!). After the meeting, Ashley and I stocked up on some fun new snack items~YUM!! (I am thinking that may be a photo of the day idea, LOL!!).

aug 6 rs

Friday, August 5, 2011

365 {8.5.11}

I love when I find a wad of laundry on top of the dryer, LOL!! This is Josh making me feel like I live in a college dorm.

aug 5 rs

Ok, time to put the sheets on the bed!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

365 {8.4.11}

This is what tonight looks like at our house~all the boys on the couch (Josh playing XBox, Mike doing homework~but really, I think he is checking FB, and Kodi sitting by his favorite person). I love HOME!!

aug 4 rs

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

365 {8.3.11}

Monday I found out that the office I have worked in for 9 years is closing. It is a little sad~but I have had time to process it and I am ok!

Today I updated my resume. It has been over 10 years since I have had to do that~Is it just me or is it hard trying to sell yourself?? I applied for 10 positions today and surprisingly, I am not worried (at the moment anyway, LOL!!). It is scary and exciting all wrapped up into one! Sometimes change is good~and I am excited to embark on a new ADVENTURE!!

aug 3 rs

to be continued....

*Mom I blurred out my info (she always worries about me putting too much info online)!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

365 {8.2.11}

I usually take Kodi for a walk every day after dinner~but to be quite honest...some days I don't feel like going!! Today was one of those days!! Luckily Kodi is strong willed and barks and whines until I go!

So I put my walking shoes on, and packed up my bag (which holds my keys, phone, doggie poop baggies, and a collapsible bowl for Kodi~I guess you could call it my doggie bag, LOL!!). I looked at the bag before I put it on my shoulders and it reminds me that LIFE IS GOOD!!!

aug 2 rs 4 d

I was trying to have a good attitude, and thankfully I took time to "smell the roses." I sometimes get too busy and forget how beautiful the desert landscape is!! That really got the thankful ball rolling!!

aug 2 rs a

I am thankful for the water fountain that is at the half way mark on my walking trail (Kodi is especially thankful, LOL!).

aug 2 rs b

I am thankful for some happy mail!! (I have a little bit of a magazine addiction! can you see it?? it is hiding on the bottom).

aug 2 rs c

And I am thankful for this crazy pooch that forces me to go on a walk when I don't feel like it~cause I always feel better once I finish!!

aug 2 rs e

of course, I am Thankful for my iPhone~which I used to take all these pictures tonight :)

Monday, August 1, 2011

365 {8.1.11}

I am back on the WW wagon!! I fell off a bit over the summer and gained a couple of unwanted pounds *sad face here*

But on Saturday I weighed in and I am back on TRACK!! it Feels good!! I do struggle with tracking my daily points~so my goal this week is to track!!! Here is today's points~and now that I look at it, I find that I like to snack when I get home from work, LOL!!

aug 1 rs

Another shocker~green peas are 3 points for 1 cup (who knew??), luckily I caught that before I ate them~cause I only ate a 1/2 cup instead to save up for a 2 point WW bar, LOL!! The Dark Chocolate Raspberry are my FAV!!! Check them out HERE.