Saturday, January 12, 2013

Jackson's Mill Weekend

Well, I am home from my amazing weekend with friends in West Virginia! While it is nice to be home, I am constantly amazed at how FAST the weekends go, especially ones away.

We stayed in a really cool suite this time...awesome digs!!

This is a picture of the hallway entering the suite....

This is a picture from my Saturday afternoon run. Normally, when we are here in January it is freezing and icky and snowy! This year it was 65 - 70 and sunny??? What is up with this weather? ha!! Loved it though!!
This is the greatest running road ever...it is slight hills up and down at a tiny grade and other than that really flat. It is 2.8 miles out from the mill and 2.8 back - perfect distance for a Saturday afternoon!!
Fluffy white clouds!!!!
I found these berries! So pretty...I am going to give them a few weeks and make sure they dry pretty and add them into a wreath I am making for my aunt!
This was my room in the suite....awesome!!! What a shame I did not have a friend to stay over :-(
Another room view...
This was our cool elevator....it was a box and you could watch the walls as you went down....you had to hold in the button the whole way up and down....pretty neat!!
This was our dinner out with friends! These are some of the greatest people I know!!!!
And this is our bonfire Saturday night...The talented men I went to dinner with above built this - what a fine job they did!!!
This is another view of our hallway....loved this suite!!
This is the left side of the mill....
And this is the roof we could climb out on...if we stay here in the summer, you KNOW I will be tanning out here!!!! Whoop!!!
 

Hope ya'll had at least half of the weekend recharge I had....NOW BACK TO WORK :-)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

HAPPY 6th BIRTHDAY!!!

Happy birthday to the sweetest, spunkiest (word stolen from your mother's description) and all around cutest Godchild and niece!!

 

Our family was sooooo blessed when you born and you have brightened up so many of my days with your funny expressions and just by being you! It has been a joy watching the little girl you have become over the last 6 years and I am sooooo excited to see who and what you become in the future!

I love you sweet Kyleigh Marie and I could not imagine what my life would be like without you in it!!!

XOXOXO

Aunt Annie

 

Connect Cafe


Welcome to Thursday’s Connect Cafe. This is a fun link up for our Google+, Facebook and Twitter pages. Link them ALL up if you want to! (Just be sure to put the URL of the page you want followed to make it easy on everyone.)

This is hosted by Deb, Tammy amd Melissa - be sure to stop over ay Deb's and and follow everyone - making new friends is sooo fun!!!

 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

RIP Klare and Training News

RIP Klare
My brother-in-laws father passed away last weekend and he was such an amazing man~
I just want to let Dan and his familyknow how sorry I am for their loss and let them know that I love and support them for whatever they need right now!!!!


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So I think everyone knows I am working on myself a lot the past year or so!


I have about 40 more pounds to lose and I should be happy at that weight! I have been working very hard so far and have not quit.

I also have decided to stretch myself and realize that I can do anything that I put my mind to....ON THAT NOTE....

Back in October I ran a race for THON (Penn State Fund Raiser) that my nieces class was sponsoring...shout out to Jessica!!!!

I ran with these people...



I am in the white short and my sister is in the grey and my nephew Matt is in the Full Reps shirt....I know, a seriously not attractive picture (I do not look good when I run)!! HA!!! Plus, I had that gnarly thing on my face from dermatologist cream...ick!!


Well, my sister has just informed me that THOSE people are now signed up for a relay race at the end of next year...I was contacted and yes, I am officialy signed up and on the team!!!! WHOOP!


It is in New Jersery and called Reach the Beach! It is a realy that goes 200 miles in 2 days! There are 12 of us and each of us take 3 legs anywhere from 3 miles to 9 miles each, fun, right?!?!
I need to train to get faster!!! Last year at this time I ran a 13:30 mile and I am now to around 11 min miles so that shows I can be at around a 9 minute mile by October, right?!?!?


TIME TO START TRAINING!!








 

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Happy 78th Elvis

I went to lunch today with a few friends from work.
I am out of the office on Friday and will miss a very dear co-workers last day so me and another woman decided to take her out to lunch today. We ended up at Burgatory as we have all seen and heard of this restaurant but had never been there. NOT good for my diet-ha!) It was very hard to walk past my favorite restaurant of all time, Chipotle, to get there - I felt like I was cheating - LOL!!

 
 
This is a restaurant that allows you to make your own burger...you select the meat, bun style, rub, and all the toppings or you can select a pre-designed one. I selected the pre-designed NAKED Morton's Steakhouse Burger...it was amazing - the naked means no bun-ha!!! Here is the form to complete if you want to make your own customized burger.

They appear also to be very popular for their shakes.

The waitress informed us that today would have been Elvis's 78th birthday and they had a shake special in his honor - today only - peanut butter, banana and bacon. Sadly, we did not try it. Everything was amazing though!!!

 

 

Tonight is another hiphop and zumba night at the Southside Works gym! I love when I am on track - I need a biggggg workout after that lunch!

Happy Tuesday all!

 

 

 

Monday, January 7, 2013

FMM

I am teaming up with Kenlie at All The Weigh for Friend Making Monday!!

 

Come along and join in!! I can't wait to read all your responses...


Simple Questions

1. Outside my window I see…trees and snow and part of the parking lot (same view at home and work - ha!)
2. My kitchen counters are…icky yellow formica.
3. Yesterday I drank…lots of water – lots of coffee - lots of hot tea.
4. My cell phone is…my lifeline. I have a blackberry for work and do not know what I would do without it...not and iPhone fan.
5. My computer is…another must have!!! I have a home Dell and also an iPad (that I love)!!! I also have a work laptop - fun fun fun!
6. My favorite reality show is…Survivor and Biggest Loser...they count right?? Also Big Brother when it is on.
7. My workouts are…very consistent. I workout at least 5 days a week sometimes 6 or 7...I have to force myself to cut back - HA!

8. The last book I read is…Bared to You-still need to buy the next in the series.
9. My week will be….long. I started a new postion at work and there is a lot to learn!!!
10. So far 2013 has been…a good year. I’ve made some goals, and I’m working toward them. Kept Kenlies answer on this - HA!!!

Now it’s your turn to answer this week’s questions. Don’t forget to come back and link up in the comments! Happy Monday, friends!

 

 

 

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Fun weekend

I have nothing too exciting to report from the weekend.

I spent yesterday taking down Christmas decorations and now my house looks sadly boring!!

I took a video of all my fun singing animals - my family gives me them for gifts and I love them. I have some from 15 years ago!!!

Then last night I went to a meeting with some friends and then we ended up going out to meet up with an old friend of ours, Yvonne at Gil's where she is a bar tender. I have not been out in a bar in so long and was shocked to find out that they do not have darts or games in bars anymore around here. Seems soooo strange to me! But lots and lots of big screen tvs!! This is a picture of Rose and I (I am on the left).

Today I did a quick Zumba class this am and then hit Costco for a quick trip for this new popcorn that I am obsessed with!! It is called Boom Chicka Pop and it is amazing!!!!!

This is a photo I took on my run this pm. This is the Montour Trail by my house. I ended up doing 4 miles and had an average of 11:09 mile....that is awesome for me!!! It was so pretty and they did such a great job clearing it of most of the snow and ice!!! Awesome day!!!

Hope ya'll had an amazing weekend!!! Can't believe it is over already :-(

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

Friday, January 4, 2013

I confess Friday

I am linking up with Aubrey today! She is hosting the I confess Friday for Mamarazzi week!! Iam soooo happy it is Friday!!

Here are my confessions in photo format!!!

Way to start the first confessional of the New Year right?!?!?


I CONFESS:

I confess that I REALLY love his man!! Kidrock is my obsession!! I entered a giveaway hoping to win tickets to his New Years Eve show....I did not win as you will see in the later pictures :-(

I love Panang Curry Shrimp from the Thai Foon restaurant. I confess I have tried to recreate it because I am cheap and wish I could make it at home rather than spend money to get take out. Below is just one of those attempts. It was okay but just not the same!!!
These are my feet in preparation for a New Years Eve without Kidrock. I am loving this pedicure! I confess had just had a pedicure two days before this but really wanted something special for New Years!

When I got to the hotel with my friend and started dressing I realized I had two right shoes and could not wear my new spiked, spiked heals for New Years :-( I confess I was really sad!!!! Thank goodness I had a pair of black boots with me, I wore those instead...
This is me and my friend Rose that I spent New Years with as Kidrock was afore mentioned busy! HA!!! I am on the left....I confess I was sooo excited to actually go to a party on New Years that we brought out own horns and beads!!! HA!!!!

I confess....I had soooo much fun with Rose and everyone else at the party that I did not even miss Kidrock....that is, until I got hit on by a man that spent 20 minutes talking to a coffee urn. From that episode, I decided that 2013 is REALLY gonna rock!!!!

Thanks for letting me confess!!!! Soooo excited for this new year!!!!! Hope ya'll had a good one and I cant wait to read all your confessions!!

 



 

I confess Friday



I confess...

I am linking up with High-Healed Love to participate in the I confess Friday!!

I am sooooooooo happy it is Friday...here are my confessions in photo format!!!!

Way to start the first confessional of the New Year right?!?!?

I CONFESS:

I confess that I REALLY love his man!! Kidrock is my obsession!! I entered a giveaway hoping to win tickets to his New Years Eve show....I did not win as you will see in the later pictures :-(

I love Panang Curry Shrimp from the Thai Foon restaurant. I confess I have tried to recreate it because I am cheap and wish I could make it at home rather than spend money to get take out. Below is just one of those attempts. It was okay but just not the same!!!
These are my feet in preparation for a New Years Eve without Kidrock. I am loving this pedicure! I confess had just had a pedicure two days before this but really wanted something special for New Years!

When I got to the hotel with my friend and started dressing I realized I had two right shoes and could not wear my new spiked, spiked heals for New Years :-( I confess I was really sad!!!! Thank goodness I had a pair of black boots with me, I wore those instead...
This is me and my friend Rose that I spent New Years with as Kidrock was afore mentioned busy! HA!!! I am on the left....I confess I was sooo excited to actually go to a party on New Years that we brought out own horns and beads!!! HA!!!!

I confess....I had soooo much fun with Rose and everyone else at the party that I did not even miss Kidrock....that is, until I got hit on by a man that spent 20 minutes talking to a coffee urn. From that episode, I decided that 2013 is REALLY gonna rock!!!!

Thanks for letting me confess!!!!
Soooo excited for this new year!!!!!
Hope ya'll had a good one and I cant wait to read all your confessions!!