Friday, March 17, 2017

Friday Five: Spring Break, St. Patricks Day, Pink Drink

Did you realize it's Friday?  I didn't until a couple of hours ago, Spring Break has totally thrown me off apparently!  Not only is it Friday, it's St. Patrick's Day!  So Happy St. Patrick's Day!  I grew up near Chicago where they celebrate in full force, even dying the river green.

My Friday five--

5 Thoughts

1. Ryder had his last soccer game of the season; they had not won any games this year-- but this final last game, they won 6-0!   He was so happy to end with a win.  Alex's team also won 2-1, she even took a shot on the goal, didn't score but exciting to see.

2. Spring break has been fun, we started the week with me editing pictures from recent photo shoots and the kids helping get Ryder's room all clean.  I told them if they did this and gave me this day to get work done, then the rest of the week we could have fun.

3.  They each picked something fun to do each day, we went to Sky High trampoline place, had a picnic lunch at the park and got some ice-cream and went bowling.  Tomorrow we are going to go to the driving range, we waited for that one for Saturday when Eric could go with us.

4. I am still taking my Pink Drink and still totally happy with it.  The energy I have is so much better throughout the day.

5. I am currently all caught up on photoshoots. I have another booked in April and sure I will soon have more, but it feels good to be all caught up for the minute, I was even able to finish a book I had been reading today after I finished the pictures.

5 Pictures

soccer team


Selfie with glasses

Wind machine

Picnic in park

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Courting Carrie in Wonderland

If you love being transported in time with a good clean story and some romance, then I highly recommend Courting Carrie in Wonderland by Carla Kelly, read my full review below.  

The Book:
Struggling through college and balancing her summer job in Yellowstone Park with the Wylie Camping Company, Carrie McKay simply doesn't have time to consider romance. Spanish American War Veteran Sergeant Major Ramsay Stiles also isn't looking for love, busy with his own complicated affairs. But as the magic of Yellowstone starts making its way into their hearts, both begin to see love move up their priority list.

My Review:
Carla Kelly did it again, her writing style truly transports you in time- this time to Yellowstone in the early 1900's.  Sergeant Major Ramsay Stiles survived and became a hero during his deployment in the Philippines, now he has returned to duty helping protect the natural wonders and the tourists who come to see Yellowstone.  When his commander jokingly commands him to get married, he wonders how that will be possible.  This book made me long to return to Yellowstone to see the "Wonderland" as it was nicknamed back then.  Carla does a great job of painting the picture of what Yellowstone was like back at the turn of the century.  The story is fast paced and heart warming and really just an enjoyable fun easy read.  I have read several of Carla Kelly's books and have loved them all, I love how she transports you in time and shares a fun clean story that leaves you smiling.

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Friday Five: Newlywed Game, Chaperone, a birthday

Happy Friday everyone!  Next week is spring break for us.  We don't have any definitive plans, but hoping we have some fun.

5 Thoughts

1. Friday night we had a fun dinner with the Bishopric members from my ward, or congregation.  We played the Newlywed Game and Eric and I won.. I am pretty sure we have won every time we have played that game.

2. I chaperoned Alex's field trip to the LA Science Center this week.  It was fun and I managed not to lose any of the kids in my group, so a win!

3. The weather finally got so nice again this week.  I ate my lunch outside on the porch swing the other day as it was just so nice I couldn't be inside the whole day.

4. We had fun celebrating Eric's birthday, he opened his presents, we went out to dinner to Dickey's and then came home for cake.  It was a simple but nice night.

5. Ryder had his 1st grade performance last night; it is the same performance my older two kids did, but still so fun and cute to watch.  I did not take one picture during it though... we were in the back and I didn't bring my "real" camera, as I was a genius who thought it would be a good idea to get a bunch of pictures off of it 5 minutes before we had to leave.  It wasn't done, so cell phone it was. I did take one video though.

5 Pictures
Our dinner Friday night
photo shoot
Photo shoot time! And wow I need to clean my view finder
Sister Missionary
This Sister Missionary is about to head home, we will miss her
girl scout cookie cereal
Anyone else try these?
birthday cake
Birthday Cake

What are your weekend plans?

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

A Birthday Post

Today is a special day in our house, it's my husband's birthday!  He is quickly approaching 40, not quite there yet though.  It is crazy to think that I have known him now for over 16 years.  I think about when I first met him, so cute but way too tall but how very quickly the height didn't seem like that big of an issue.

He really is my best friend.  We love watching shows together, playing games and going out to eat.  Really we just like being together.

He works to hard to provide for our family.

He is an amazing father who truly loves our kids and is there for them.
father and son

He helps me stay calm and level headed at times when I want to freak out about things.

He makes me smile and laugh.
husband and wife

He understands me and is there for me.

He loves God and is doing his best to follow Him.
father and daugther

He cleans up after us, often cleaning messes he didn't make, and has cleaned the bathrooms our entire marriage.

He is patient, he has a big laugh and he just lights up a room.
father and son

To my husband, my best friend, I love you, happy birthday!
husband and wife pose

Monday, March 6, 2017

What I Really Think About the Plexus Pink Drink

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It took me five months, five months of a friend asking before I finally tried the "Pink Drink" or Plexus Slim.  Five months of saying no, five months of almost dreading when that friend sent me a message.  How did I get to where I am today, now an ambassador, sending out the e-mails trying to sell the pink drink?  Here is what I think about the Plexus Slim or the Pink Drink.

Day -15: I finally gave in, there was a Facebook event that I finally agreed to attend, and I won. I seem to have quite a bit of luck at winning small giveaways.  I won money for some Plexus product, I don't even remember what, but my friend who invited me said I could apply it to another product, so the "Pink Drink" it was.

Day -4: My prink drink arrived, I didn't take it... I began having major doubts about some factors of it and was ready to say forget it before even taking it.  But something just kept nagging me about it (and no not my friend trying to sell it to me).  I thought of the good personal friends who told me all of the changes it did for them, no more migraines, no more gut problems, more energy, sleeping better, no more restless leg, etc.etc.

Day 1: Okay, here I go.  Wait how much water do I have to mix it with? I can't drink that much water very first thing in the morning, what is the minimum? Okay I will do that.  I am having flash back to that awful orange drink you have to take when pregnant.

I mix it up, it is pink, hence the 'pink drink'.  Take my first sip, it's good!  Totally wasn't expecting that.   All of those health products seem to be nasty.  Kind of tastes like strawberry or maybe watermelon Kool-Aid.  All right, I did it, my first drink.

Day 6: I am sick, darn cold that my kids had I finally got, and oh look a coldsore too.  Seriously, haven't had one of those in a while.  This stupid drink doesn't seem to be doing anything.  I told my friend so, it isn't supposed to be a quick fix she assured me, it takes time to heal a gut.  Sounds like something someone selling it would just say I think to myself.

Day 15: All better now, my cold definitely didn't get as bad as my husband's, plus thankfully my cold sore went away quickly.  Still taking the pink drink.

Day 29: All right, I did my month, tried it now I can get my friend off my back, going to go cancel my order.   Dang, it say's it's processing.  I wonder if that means it's too late to cancel.  Maybe I will give it one more month, there is a 60-day back money guarantee after all.

Day 40: Got a text that put me in tears very first thing in the morning, upset angry-- things just aren't fair.  I want to eat, I want comfort food. Not going to wait the 30 minutes to eat breakfast, just not taking the pink drink today.

The rest of the day was much better, had a great day with the family, went to a movie had a lot of fun.. feeling so much better than I did in the morning.... oh no, what is that, holy cow I am gassy.  Man, it seems like something died inside of me.  This gas if awful this is just like the gas I would often get... before I took the pink drink....

My husband comments, wow you haven't been like this in a while now, plus we haven't had to hurry home after eating out.

It hit me, no more urgent trips to the bathroom, no more gas that seems like something died inside of me, no more daily afternoon naps as I was just too tired to make it through the day, and my weight which had been so stagnant and stuck at a number I didn't like,  my weight dipped a few pounds.

The pink drink was working!

I honestly half believed it still.  Was it all just my imagination, had I changed anything else in my life that was causing the good affects?

No-- it had to be the pink drink.

Here is where I admit, I still don't know as much about the pink drink or other Plexus products that I probably should, all I know is what it did for me, what it has done for my good personal friends and that I like the way I am feeling now.  I want to keep feeling good, I don't want to have regular trips hurrying to the bathroom as I just have to go.   I want to take a nap only because I want to, not because I just can't make it through the afternoon.  I want to finally lose some of that weight around my gut that just never quite goes away since having kids.  And this is why I am selling the Pink Drink.  This is why it has become something I believe in and support.

I would love for you to join me, in learning more about what the Plexus products can do for  you.

The Triplex, three of the most popular products of Plexus working together can:

--Support Weight Loss
--Support healthy glucose metabolism
--Promotes healthy gut flora
--Helps maintain a healthy immune system
--Helps remove harmful microbes and substances
--Helps nutrient digestibility
--Supports your body's natural detoxification process

If you would like to learn more or are ready to start getting a healthier more energized version of you, visit my Plexus site, message me or leave a comment here letting me know.  I would love to help you start feeling better and having more energy to do what you want to be able to do during your day; even if you just have questions ask away, if I don't know the answer I will try and find out for you.

So what do I really think of the Pink Drink?  I am sold, it works.