Is it Really Fall?

Wow this weekend it actually finally felt like fall was here.  So with the cooler weather I was ready to be outside and enjoy the cool crisp air yes in SoCal cool and crisp means about 67 degrees lol)

I work up bright and early and decided to let the girls (my chicken girls) explore the full backyard while I cleaned up the garden.  I'm a bit sad my pumpkins never really did anything except get aphids so I ripped them out, and in the process I found this guy.  DQ loved it and watched it for ever.
poor noodle look how haggard she is, can you tell she is at the bottom of the pecking order.

Then DQ had a birthday party to go to, complete with rock climbing wall and
 a trampoline thingy <---(the technical term lol).  Then we finished up by babysitting.  I have to give myself some major props here because the party was catered with a full on BBQ spread and I made awesome choices.  I had a salad topped with the BBQ chicken and some beef brisket.  I passed on the mac n' cheese and baked beans (but yes I had one cupcake).  
And while babysitting they always get us pizza (and it's good pizza) and I also totally passed on it this time around. Hubby was happy about that since they always make me take the leftovers home and hubby LOVES that pizza!

Sunday was another awesomely cool day so TaTa and i met up with Barb to hike our 5 mile loop.

It was a gorgeous morning.

and it was a great burn.  

Afterward Barb left to go to a baseball game and TaTa and I went to the village to have bagels and coffee and, of course hit up the farmers market.

The rest of the day was spent meal prepping and cleaning the house which I actually love to do when I can open the windows and blast the music. I am much more an autumn cleaning person than a spring cleaning one.


Oh hey Friday...Who Knew?

Just a little more randomness that is my life…

Who Knew???

 that shoes could get so clean after being dragged through the mud....

That I actually have collarbones… just another nsv

That there is so much effn' traffic at 5 am!

That rainbow foam could make you so happy (god my car was filthy).

That the Syd from toy story is real and it calls me mom!! 
(She wanted to make a robot) still it's a bit disturbing lol...

So that's my week in a nut shell.  Have a great weekend all!
Linking up with Paula  and Jennie.


WiW…Real Life

I'm So nothing changed this week and that's ok. 

Yes I would have liked a loss, but at least it's not a gain.  177.4  So there is six more weeks until We leave for DR. I am so excited. I'd really like to lose a few more pounds and be i the 160's by then (even if it's 169.9 I'd be ok lol) so that is what I'm shooting for. 

Yesterday was the first day of fall, but you wouldn't know it. It's still in the triple digits here..ugg really?? Pumpkin flavored stuff just doesn't  taste the same in sitting by the pool.

But even though it was hot as balls I wanted to get my workout done since I had a surprise waiting at home for me.  So I busted out a quick run.  Better than nothing right?

So that meant I was able to play with this when I got home!!  So exciting I am so not the "needs the newest phone" type person but my iPhone was the 4 and on it's last legs, and honestly it was only a few bucks more than the 5 so I went for it.  The best part was I just ordered it monday morning and was at my house my Tuesday afternoon (psh lines, and waiting nope)

Then of course real life called and I had to deal with this…

Linking up with Liz, and WiW.


Survivor Mud Run Recap

This weekend was the Survivor Mud Run.  Have to admit I was a little nervous leading up to it, I've done a plenty of 5ks, and a handful of halfs, but never a mud run or a run with obstacles.

We all spent the night at Barb's on Friday since the race was only 10 mins from her house.  I was so happy it has finally cooled down a bit since our wave time was at 10:15.  We got there in platy of time to snap a few pictures.

we really didn't  really thinking ahead and we never saw a bag check so I wrapped my car key in a ziplock and then duct tape (cause every problem can be solved with that shiz)

and tucked it in the back of Carrie's pants hoping for the best.

Lucily we found this awesome lady half way through the course that took our picture and then text it to us.  Otherwise we wouldn't have had one.  I actually one saw one photographer the whole race, and our bib number was covered with mud so I don't know how you would even find us lol.

After the run we headed back to the car to clean up and take a few more pictures.

When we got back to Barb's we hosed ourself off in her front yard before moving on to the shower. I had mud in places i didn't know could get mud lol..

Then we watched Blacklist (hello!! love this show) and compared battle wounds.

We had such a great time.  I will totally be doing another mud run even though I swear I'm still picking dirt out of my ears haha (where were you thinking..)


Oh Hey Friday

Hey Friday there you are…thank god that means this crazy week is almost over!
Not that it hasn't been fun, but seriously the older I get the more tiring "fun" is lol.

This will be short a sweet since the crazy is not over yet, Wednesday we went to the Katy Perry concert. We all got off at 3:00pm and went over to our friends Jen & Brad (who scored some tickets and came with us).  Seriously this girl is the hostess with the mostest… lol 
But watch out she has a mean Mai Tai recipes (which we loves maybe a little to much)

Then because Brad is so awesome he got his driver (yea talk about fancy) to drive us to the concert

We went to Cheesecake Factory for apps (and I was a good girl and only had a few of this and that).
but as you can see i this picture maybe one to many Mai Tais as I'm not sure what the heck I was looking at!

We had pretty decent "cheap seats" and turns out Jen & Brad sat right behind us!

I am still trying to recoup, since my Back -to- School night was last night (I have not been home in 2 days) and I will finally get to go home today but only for 2 hours before I have to pack up and head out to Barbs for the Survivor Mud Run tomorrow morning…praying I survive.

Linking up with Paula and  Jennie.


WiW…I'm Melting

Holy crap, it's been a week so sorry, the only excuse I have is that my brain has literally  melted!!
It is so freakin' hot here... summer decided it was not quite done with  yet and unleashed it's self on us here in Southern Cali.

So I'm going to try and recap my weekend and do a weigh-in with out making this a novel the best I can!!  This weekend was great (and did I mention HOT) but it didn't stop me from helping to celebrate my friend Nelle's big 40. We celebrated at Stg. Peppers Dueling Piano Bar in Long Beach.

I clean up pretty good :)

Then the hubs and I had to move our ass and get the chicken coop ready for move in.  The girls are getting ready to bust out of their indoor accommodations pretty quick.  It came along super nice and I must say I have a pretty awesome hubby to put up with all my crazy ideas and help me with them on top of it all.

I love my "fix-it" man.

Now on to WiW….
I am down 1 pound from the last wiw (two weeks ago) 177.4

I have been working hard even though last week was crazy and this week is even more so.  I am going out with the "crew" to see Katy Perry tonight after work, then tomorrow I have Back-to-School night for my school. and finally the Survivor Mud run on Saturday.

Here is some of the hard work I've been doing...

Now that TaTa lives closer we are able to hit the gym together.  Yesterday she asked me to go, I had nothing planned so I just followed her lead.  She has been doing a lot of heavy lifting and I am proud to say I was able to keep up!! (must be the Body Pump).  

I also got this book this weekend end after hearing an interview with Kellie on the Half Size me podcast.  I am super excited  and have already read through most of it.  I love that it has a ton of pictures and explains what each exercise is for/targets.    It's def going to be a grab addition. 

Linking up with WiW,  Vodka & Soda and, Shanna


WiW…Waffles and Workouts

It's a weigh in wednesday with no actual weigh-in, this week.

It's got a little to do with this...
But mostly because I wasn't home.  Yesterday was DQ's back to school night so I stayed at Carrie's house and got to sleep in a whole hour (5:30)!!  But yes after the school thing, Grammie and I went to Bruxie's for dinner.  It was sooo good and worth every bite, I will be going again but maybe as a treat meal after a killer hike or a race. 

I have been killing the workouts again Monday DQ had a bit of a pool party hangover (aka too much swimming in water not enough drinking it) and didn't feel good so she stayed home.  When the hubs got home I was able to hit the gym before the after work crowd.
Since it was pretty empty still I did something I never do... free weights.  I don't know why I feel so uncomfortable "lifting" on my own but I really like it so I put on my big girl panties and did it!

I have a few of these workouts I put together and printed out, but I felt a little like a dork bringing in the paper so I just too a picture with my phone and referred back to that  when I needed to.  

Guess what no one stared, no one pointed and laughed or told me I din't know what I was doing, in fact no really cared.  I got in a great workout, and felt awesome! 

and even though I don't have a "scale" measurement today I have this.

Pictures can speak a thousand words.

Linking up with WiW, and Fitness Blondie.


Petting Zoos and Pools

Look at DQ she is in heaven!! 

 I sent this picture to the hubs and he asked "What are those?" my response "Our new pets!" he about had a heart attack seeing as I talked him into chickens a few short weeks ago lol.  He was happy to hear that they were Guinea pigs and that none were coming home with us. (We were at a birthday party at Zoomars a petting zoo in San Juan Capistrano).

After the party we headed home to make these sinful things otherwise know as "Slutty Brownies" that evil bitch!

to take to an end of summer work pool party… and yes they love and hate me for them!

The pool party was in Canyon Lakes so I pretty much drove 200 miles in one day for parties.
but so worth it.  Sun, water and friends. 

again to many weekend snacks and those damn brownies, cause of course I had to do quality control first, then I may have had one two more that night ugh.

To try and redeem myself, I got my ass out of bed at the crack of dawn Sunday to hike the Claremont Loop with TaTa.  It was so stinking hot and muggy even at 6 in the morning, but we got it done.

and that was all before 9 am!!
The rest of the day was spent in the pool trying to stay cool and not snack.

Linking up with the Motivational Monday team, Katie and Meg


Oh Hey Friday…My Crazy Life

The first week of school (for me) is over and I must say it went  pretty smooth.
Not to much crying me or the kids so that's good, and a few parents have welcomed us with sweet gestures like starbucks cards and even a bottle of wine (ya they just became my favorite lol)

besides school starting for me this week has been a bit slow so I decided to share just a few random happenings in my life.

Yes this is a typical day in my life a turtle wedding.

as I have mentioned before with DQ you never know what you will find.  She caught this beautiful butterfly to show her friends.  Don't worry we did let it go afterwards.

This is THE MOST EXCITING thing EVER!! We finally booked our big vacation!!!
We have not taken a big vacation since our honeymoon 10 years ago. So we decided it was time and what's even more fun is the bestie Carrie is coming too.  Only 7 more weeks YAY.

Speaking of the bestie, here is Carrie and I at Body Pump yesterday.  We are on a roll we have kept our Thursday gym date for over a month now.  

I found this funny will stalking instagram the other day.  So funny and so true.  I have to admit I'm kinda over running long distances. Not that I ever ran a full marathon but I have done quite a few halfs. Long Beach Half is actually coming up in a month and I still haven't signed up and not sure if I will.

Linking up with Paula, September Farm, and Jennie.

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