Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

Wasn't a big fan of Thanksgiving food

This guy was, though

Classic Picture

Where's my turkey and dressing!?

Me and Ryan look pretty silly, but happy to have a picture with two of my boys,  Sean was in charge of the camera on this day.  :)

His movn' and groovn' face. :)
This was our first year since 2007 where we didn't host.  We really missed our family, but we enjoyed our little family of 5.  We didn't cook a whole bird; just a turkey breast.  We skipped on making mashed potatoes, but had dressing, Wal-Mart made rolls, gravy, green bean casserole, and homemade pumpkin pie with vanilla ice cream.  We brought an extra pie to our neighbors and brought some food to some of the Bates children in the evening and fellowshipped with them.

Black Friday shopping was fun and crazy!  We braved the mall and got a few good deals.  We got 95% of our Christmas shopping done, which is great!  Sean and I purchased a KITCHEN AID MIXER!!!!!   We have wanted one FOREVER!  It should be on our doorstep any day now and will be quite helpful for making Christmas cookies.  :) The color picking part was very important and we finally chose cinnamon.  Sean also went with Zach Bates to a gun show Friday afternoon and got a new gun; traded in his old one.

Saturday, Sean, Andrew, and I went to the last Vols game of the season. Some of our friends watched Hunter and Ryan. We had great seats and even better is they were free. AND the Vols WON! An SEC game! (BTW GO GA!). :)

It was chilly!  High of 46.  Much better in the sun, however.

Which brings me to Monday!  Ahhhh!  The start of a new exercise program.  It's kinda funny how it all started.  I have been not liking how my body is super un-toned.  Well, in the middle of the night a few weeks back I saw an infomercial for this workout program called "Insanity".  I watched a few minutes of it before deciding to go back to sleep because I didn't like seeing all the beautiful bodies!  lol  Then a few days later a friend at church mentioned that she does this very same workout.  Then Sean happened to mention it and was interested in buying it.  Usually I am the one pushing for us to get in better shape and encouraging us to walk and eat right,  Sean........not so much.  But this time he was the one encouraigng me.  After praying about it, I felt God leading us to get this workout.  Sooooo, we purchased it and started it Monday.  It is a 60 day program.  We will be done Feb 9th.  Feb 9th, Feb 9th, Feb 9th.......did I mention we will be DONE Feb 9th!?We have been getting up at 0630 to do it before the boys all get up around 0830-0900.  Day 1 was especially brutal for Sean.  This morning was hard work, but good.  It is 6 days a week. We even took before pictures (not posting those!!!) and weighed ourselves.  I'm 122 and Sean is 196.  We are excited to being doing this together and excited to see the end results. More importantly, we are hoping to take better care of God's temple.  :) OH and the hardest thing for me has been abstaining from Coke.  Sean decided he wasn't going to drink soda during this program and I laughed at him.  Then I felt God urging me to be supportive and give it up, too.  Well, who knew I was addicted to my Coca Cola.  Lunch time just hasn't been the same and really seriously it has been quite miserable.   Going for warm Krispy Kreme doughnuts this morning helped, though.  :) 


~ Noelle said...

we tried to go with no coke... but marc cant do it.. and with it in the house, the temptation is just there...

Hettie Brewner said...

It must be a southern thing! :) No one else seems to understand. It is still in our house and yes the temptation is definitely there! Ugh! I'm purposing not to complain, though. :(