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Wordless Wednesday ~ Chicken Pinterest Fail

Pinterest fail ahead but not in the normal way lol Pretty sure that's NOT chicken, unless it's referring to their behavior toward some things lol

1st Day of 3rd Grade

Goodness gracious! Another school year has come along. Where does time go? 
McKayla is just as excited for this year as she has been for all the other years too. She's happy to have a male teacher this year and is aiming for all A's again AND to get 1st place in AR points. I think she'll accomplish both.

Today was just a half day, a short day to learn the rules and organize supplies. McKayla said she had a blast and says Mr. G is funny and she can't wait to go back on Monday. She's also happy that several of her friends are in her class ------- I just told her she needed to watch that mouth of hers tho, she talks just as much as her mother does. 😂

Wordless Wednesday ~ Anniversary Teaser

We ran away last week for our 10th anniversary. I took a LOT of pictures (over 200) so may take a bit to get them up. In the meantime, enjoy this teaser post 😁






Weekly Fitbit Stats ~ July 3rd - July 9th

⍟ Best Day ~ Thursday! ~ 13,325 (hitting my step goal or going above 6 out of 7 days! Yay for anniversary trips! lol)
For the Week Total Steps ~ 53,325 (▲ 10,281 more than last week (Avg. 7,618 steps per day) Total Miles ~ 21.53 (▲ 11.32 miles over last week) Avg, Daily Calorie Burn ~ 2,062 (▲ 224 cals over last week) Total Active Minutes ~ 216 (▲ 209 min since last week) Exercising this week ~ 4 of 5 days (▲ 4 days since last week) Avg. Restful Sleep ~ 8 hrs 10 min (▲ 0 hrs 37 min over last week) Avg. Hrs with 250+ steps ~ (▲ 2 hrs over last week) Avg. Resting Heart Rate ~ -- bpm (same as previous week) Weight Loss ~ 3.0 lb (same as previous week)
Wowee! I've never seen my stats look quite like this before! I'm afraid it'll be awhile before I can recreate tho, unless I moved to Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge and did what we did all last week. Don't see that happening tho lol.

10 Years

Marriage Is Not What Everyone Think It Is. It's not waking up early every morning to make breakfast and eat together. It's not cuddling in bed together until both of you peacefully fall asleep. It's not a clean home and a homemade meal every day. It's someone who steals all the covers and knees you in the face because the bed is too small for both of you. It's slammed doors and few harsh words, fights and the silent treatment. It's wondering if you've made the right decision. It is, despite all of those things, the one thing you look forward to every day. It's coming home to the same person every day that you know loves and cares about you. It's laughing about the one time you accidentally did something stupid. It's about eating the cheapest, easiest meal you can make and sitting down together at 10 pm to eat because you both had a crazy day. It's when you have an emotional breakdown and your love lays on the floor with you and holds you and tell…

Weekly Fitbit Stats ~ June 26th - July 2nd

⍟ Best Day ~ Monday! 4,655 steps
For the Week Total Steps ~ 25,282 (▼ 1,837 fewer than last week) Total Miles ~ 10.21 (▼ 0.74 miles below last week) Avg. Daily Calorie Burn ~ 1,838 (▼ 67 cals fewer than last week) Total Active Minutes ~ 7 (▼ 106 min since last week) Exercising this week ~ 0 of 5 days (▼ 1 days since last week) Avg. Restful Sleep ~ 7 hrs 33 min (▲ 1 hr 1 min over last week) Avg. Hrs with 250+ steps ~ 5 of 14 hrs (same as previous week) Avg. Resting Heart Rate ~ -- bpm (same as previous week) Weight Loss ~ 3.0 lb (same as previous week)

Furry Friday ~ A Concert

A couple weeks ago, while sitting outside waiting on a friend at a doctors office, I heard this beautiful "song" and went to find the creator of it. After a bit of searching, I found the singer. He/she sang all kinds of different songs. Jumping from one to the next and never missed a beat. Even when I finally found him/her, if anything, he/she started showing off and sang louder and hit higher pitched notes. I was able to catch a quick video of it, so cross your fingers it uploads right and you get to hear him/her too. 😊



Weekly Fitbit Stats ~ June 19th - June 25th

⍟ Best Day ~ Sunday! 6,249 (reaching goal on Wed too)
For the Week Total Steps ~ 27,119 (▲ 733 more than last week) Total Miles ~ 10.95 (same as previous week) Avg. Daily Calorie Burn ~ 1,905 (▲ 60 cals over last week) Total Active Minutes ~ 113 (▲ 95 min since last week) Exercising this Week ~ 1 of 5 days (▲ 1 day since last week) Avg. Restful Sleep ~ 6 hrs 32 min (▼ 0 hrs 55 min lower than last week) Avg. hrs with 250+ steps ~ 5 of 14 hrs (same as previous week) Avg. Resting Heart Rate ~ -- bpm (same as previous week) Weight Loss ~ 3.0 lb (same as previous week)
I really need to work on some sort of documentation to see why one week I have mostly ▲'sbut then the next week is mostly ▼'s. I can't remember doing anything differently last week than I did the week before that (shoot, I can barely remember what I did yesterday but that's besides the point lol). Yes, I realize this is documenting of sorts but it's not detailing what I do or don't do. Also, how did I …

Furry Friday ~ I Believe I Can Fly!!

Zoe is quite the character.
We lay down in bed and she apparently thinks it's play time so she starts flipping and flopping all over the place. Biting and digging at the covers and frankly being a nuisance. Cute but a nuisance all the same.
Then John can't take it anymore (b/c she's not shy in her movements and may only weigh 8ish lbs but she'll still beat you to death) so he picks her up.
And this is the look we get:


Deflated. Even her ears flop down. She looks like a little kid who lost their balloon or their ice cream fell on the pavement.

The moment her puts her down, she's back to flip-flopping all over the bed. She usually "flies" a few more times before she'll finally calm down and realize it's bedtime. 😄

Traveled 3ish Hours to Eat Barbecue

Last month, (May 30th to be exact {look at me not back posting lol}) John, McKayla and I picked up Uncle B (not my brother, but John's brother-in-law) and "tried" to meet Aunt L, K and the kiddos at White Water. I say "tried" b/c we didn't succeed. Oh, we did make it to White Water but we got as far as the parking lot.
I'm getting ahead of myself tho, so let me back up a bit and bore you with all the details. 😁 
My brother-in-law had texted us about a month or so before, telling us to take off work the 30th b/c we were going to White Water. My sister-in-law (L), friend (K) and the kiddos would be in Florida the week before that, stopping to pick up K's niece and nephew on their way home. Brother-in-law (B) would be in Kansas that same week and instructed us to pick him up at the rental car place Tuesday morning, so that we could meet K and L at White Water.
So that's what we did. We met B at the rental place at 8 am Tuesday morning and started…

Another Bike Ride

Earlier today, we loaded up the bikes and headed to the Greenway again.

This time we went the opposite direction. It seemed to be a lot flatter and it was a lot cooler, so we stayed moving a lot more this time. I was happy to have made it to both ends of the Greenway and hope to do the whole path down and back next time! (To ride the full path is 3.94 one way, so I think it's doable.) We traveled 3.6 miles (down and back) and was only out for a little over an hour. 
I didn't succeed in taking any pics of the family this time but McKayla asked me to take a couple pics of her in the big yellow chair, so that works for this short but sweet post.
Enjoy! 😊


Weekly Fitbit Stats ~ June 12th - June 18th

⍟ Best Day ~ Tuesday! ~ 4,937
For the Week Total Steps ~ 26,386 (▼ 2,552 fewer than last week) Total Miles ~ 10.65 (▼ 1.04 miles below last week) Avg. Daily Calorie Burn ~ 1,851 (▼ 43 cals fewer than last week) Total Active Minutes ~ 18 (▼ 99 min since last week) Exercising this Week ~ 0 of 5 days ▼( 1 days since last week) Avg. Restful Sleep ~ 7 hrs 27 min (▼ 0 hrs 3 min lower than last week) Avg. Hrs with 250+ Steps ~ (▲ 1 hr over last week) Avg. Resting Heart Rate ~ -- bpm (same as previous week) Weight Loss ~ 2.0 lbs (same as previous week)

Furry Friday ~ Furry Entertainers

On Wednesday I had a few errands to run after work and ended up on my friends side of town and decided to pop in for a few minutes (it actually turned into a 2 hour visit, oops). I work with her and we're both animal lovers, so we're constantly showing off pics of our babies. She has the 2 cutest little doggies; Daisy and Molly and they were quite the entertainers!





These two gals were the biggest reason I stayed as long as I did (not that I didn't enjoy talking to C and her son lol), I just got a kick out of watching them play.

This & That ~ Birthday, Water Slide, Family Fun Day and Bike Ride!

Sunday before last (the 4th) McKayla came home from Camp L's (her Aunt's - she's been staying there pretty much since a week or so after school let out) so she could spend time with Daddy for his birthday (on the 5th). I picked her up from church and we ran to Wal*Mart to grab Daddy presents (a ball cap, pair of blue-jean-looking pj's and a new wallet) and stuff to bake him a cake. We came home and baked the cake, then I had to run by work real quick but figured I'd still have time to decorate the cake before Daddy got up.
Daddy had other plans.
When we came back home an hour later and walked in the door, Daddy was up! So we rushed to grab the icing and we're rushing to get the cake iced when Daddy comes out of the bedroom. McKayla and I both yell "No! Go back! You can't come out yet!" 😂 Daddy was obviously a little confused but was a good sport and stayed in the bedroom until we allowed him to come out.
After we gave him permission to come out,…

Weekly Fitbit Stats ~ June 5th - June 11th

⍟ Best Day ~ Saturday! ~ 6,773 (hitting step goal on Thurs as well)
For the Week Total Steps ~ 28,938 (▲ 2,968 more than last week) Total Miles ~ 11.69 (▲ 1.20 miles over last week) Avg. Daily Calorie Burn ~ 1,894 ▲( 43 cals. over last week) Total Active Minutes ~ 117 (▲ 107 min since last week) Exercising this Week ~ 1 of 5 days (▲ 1 day since last week) Avg. Restful Sleep ~ 7 hrs 30 min (▼ 0 hrs 8 min lower than last week) Avg. Hours with 250+ steps ~ 5 of 14 hrs (▼ 1 hrs lower than last week) Avg. Resting Heart Rate ~ -- bpm (same as previous week) Weight Loss ~ 2.0 lb (same as previous week)

Good week, more green than red which is always good. Saturday's step count goal was thanks to John's company picnic. A LOT of walking, more than my Fitbit actually counted b/c part of the day was spent at the water park (post to come as soon as I get pics edited and posted). Sunday was a pretty active day too with a 2 hour bike ride. We traveled 4.2 miles but it was a lot of stop and go…