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It’s a birthday weekend!

I had the best time on my birthday! 

It started with a killer workout with a friend (TurboFire HIIT 30) and I really ninja-kicked those sumo burpees, calories were burned like crazy and I was sweating buckets!  Loved it!!!

Then I HAD to take half of Brian’s massage.  He overbooked himself and someone had to suffer through it!!!  It was glorious!

Lunch with Brian and friends was great AND Danny bought our lunch, he’s such a great guy!!

I went to run a few errands and then because I broke/chipped my tooth, I was fortunate enough to get into the dentist.  Not many people look forward to a dentist appointment, especially on your birthday, but I was so glad.  He got me fixed up in a hurry and I was on my way…..

Brian and the kids took me to dinner.  We went to the Japanese Steakhouse and it was delicious as usual.  Madelyn did NOT like the fire.  She was a bit scared after that anytime the chef would produce smoke.  She even told me that she didn’t like it at all!  I think she was relieved when we left.

Then on a spur of the moment decision – Brian asked if anyone had cake and the answer was no, so we went to Orange Leaf!

I had to share my gift of new sunglasses that I got, I  had tossed them in my purse and this is what I pulled out…..

Madelyn thought they were a LOT of fun!  

When we got to the lake, our friends were here to greet us and let us know that they had missed us….

The last time we were here (4th of July), the babies had their spots still.  They are growing up so fast LOL!!

It’s been such a strange summer for us, I have missed our lake time.  Usually we spend a lot of time here, but i think we’ve been here 3-4 times this summer.  That makes me sad, but I’m going to enjoy the time we have now!

We have friends staying with us and today a LOT of friends are coming down to enjoy the lake with us!  I can NOT wait!!

We are going to have a big bbq ( I am making Mama Pea’s black bean burgers – YUM!) and there will be boating, swimming, tubing and who knows what else.  Last night there was a bit of a QUEEN sing-a-long!!! 

I brought my workouts, but didnt’ do one yesterday.  I have been having some vertigo and just didn’t feel good.  I’m feeling so much better today and ready to do something this morning!  I am bummed that I missed yesterday since I had to take my rest day earlier in the week.  Not sure how I am going to make it up, but I’ll figure something out!

So, I better get going now and get started  on this fun party!  Hope you all enjoy your day, find some joy in the little things you do!!!

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All American Birthday!

It’s Brian’s birthday today!  We are so birthday loaded at the beginning of the year!


I have been cooking up a storm today.  He requested spaghetti and meatballs and apple cobbler. 

He’s a bit picky with the way he wants his apple cobbler, must have a bottom crust ( I know that it makes it NOT a cobbler) and tons of apples and crumbly topping.  (maybe a dutch apple pie then?) 

All I know is that my hand was cramping from slicing all the apples!

Recipe from one of my favorite cookbooks..  Only made 2 changes 🙂

The reason my hand was cramping.  A LOT of apples!

It’s TALL!

before the crumbly topping

with the topping!
Should be so yummy, I know the house smells heavenly!
I’m sure I’ll have lots of photos to share tomorrow after the birthday party!
Happy Birthday Baby, Much Bunches!

Fit Club Tuesday- Kenpo X!!

Good Morning!  I am SORE this morning.  I like being sore, I know that I have worked hard, however, I also need to be able to walk 🙂  It’s a little difficult this morning, so I’m going to do my Brazil Butt Lift workout a little later today and let those muscles relax a little!!


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Workout tonight at the Carl Junction Community Center – 7 PM.  Bring your mat, water and a towel!  Shakeology tasting and a LOT of fun!


Lentil Soup

4 oz lentils ( I used red)
3 1/2 cups vegetable broth
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 carrot, sliced thin
1 tbsp olive oil
salt to taste
1 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp celery seed

Saute onion, garlic and carrot in olive oil. Add the spices, vegetable broth and lentils.  Simmer for 45 mins or until lentils are tender.


Yesterday’s food choices:

Breakfast was shakeology (pb and banana!)

lunch was the lentil soup and 3/4 of the garlic flatbread

Dinner was tacos 
I only ate 2 tacos, but I snacked on tortilla chips, salsa and guac before we actually ate

We had Lauren’s bday party and I did eat a small pc of cake. 
Chocolate with peanut butter icing and peanuts and choc chips on top!
Twas fabulous!
Happy Birthday Lauren!!