Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Operation "Big Fat Fatty"

Me and my friend Alicia have both decided to develop a weight loss plan over the next 6 weeks. There really isn't much too it other than eating better and exercising more. Today I went and got some fresh vegetables, salad, fruits, Smart Ones meals and some other thing. I also FINALLY started going back to the gym. What motivated me was the fact that I have two free memberships to two different gyms that I haven't taken advantage of yet, so today, I did. I did 30 minutes on the Eliptical Crosstrainer (awesome machine) and ended up going 3 miles and burned 330 calories! That is alot of calories burned in 30 minutes! So...my plan for the next 6 weeks is to maintain the eating habits and the exercise habits. My goal is to lose 11 pounds which will put me in the weight range considered to be normal and not overweight. My goal date is June 13th (my best friend's wedding day!) God knows my bridesmaid dress could and should look better on me than it does!

So wish us luck! Hope on over to Alicia's blog to see what her goals are. I am going to stick to this! It won't be hard. Most of the guidelines I will be following are similar to the Weight Watchers guidelines, which I can honestly say is the ONLY program out there that has the results you want to see.

Monday, April 27, 2009

New "Tough Plush" Toys for Latte!

I'll tell you what!! The blogging world is so awesome. After I posted about how Latte destroys practically every single toy we buy her my blog friend, Ashley over at Brainwork sent me a message saying she would love to send me some toys for Latte. She works at a dog toy distributor in VA and she sent me a TON OF TOYS! I was so excited when I got the package today and Latte LOVES her new toys and has not destroyed anything yet! Woohoo!
Most of the toys Ash sent are called "Tough Plush" and they're awesome!! If you have a crazy puppy like me, I recommend getting some of these!

What we got:
(1) Booda Dog Collar
(1) Booda Wing A Ball
(1) Booda Floppy Disc "Small Fry"
(2) Booda Bone-Multi Color (rope)
(1) Booda Fresh 'N Floss (rope) contains fluoride and baking soad!!! :)
(2) Booda Tuff Plush Long Friends (one is a cow and the other is a lion)
(2) Booda Tuff Plush Rug Dogs
(1) Bag of Yogurt Flavor Booda Bones
So I want to send out a big thanks for my friend Ashley and thank her so much for being so sweet and sending us some awesome toys! Thanks girl! Enjoy the pictures! The quality is not that great...the lighting was off and Latte was moving around alot! haha

Her favorite toy! :)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Picasa 3

I downloaded a photo editing software program a few days ago and I have been obsessed with it ever since. Over the next few weeks I am going to be post some pictures that I've taken over the years in no particular order or with no particular subject. I hope you all enjoy. I really do love photography. It amazes me...Happy Friday (most of you will be reading this on Friday)! :)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Loofa Dogs

I have purchased 3 of these Loofa Dogs in the past week. I started out with the little one from Target. I would say it's about 6 inches long. Lasted for about 2 days...
The second I bought was about 14 inches long from Target. Lasted for about 1.5 days...
The third one we bought was from Walgreens ($5..best deal!) and was about 16 inches long and twice the size of the second one. Lasted 1 day!
Please tell me how it's possible for a 6 month old, 10 pound minature Dachshund to completely maul, destuff and destroy the squeakers located inside each one of these toys?
Never in my days have I seen this or imagine that there would be so much stuffing inside of these things to fill my living room floor.
My dog is hilarious...so cute...but if you give her a toy with a squeaker inside of it...
She will DESTROY.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Sweet & Sunny Saturday!

Man oh man...what a beautiful day it is here today down in St. Petersburg, FL! I Love it here so much. And I love spring! :)

Today I took Miss Latte to the doggie beach over near Ft. De Soto State Park, which by the way was rated the #1 beach in America in 2005 and 2008. She loved it! I never imagined that she would have as much fun as she did. She was so cute and hilarious. She would chase the waves and then they would chase her, she took off running full speed up and down the shore line. It really was the cutest and sweetest thing I've ever seen. She was one of the smallest doggies there but she didn't mind. She was so worn out by the time we left that she slept all the way home!

After we got back from the beach, I went to Home Depot and got some beautiful flowers and pots to plant them in. I live in an apartment so all I have right now is a porch. I LOVE spring and planting flowers. I got a variety of different types, some that like the sun, some that like the shade but my favorite is my Lily plant and my Orchid plant that David got me a few days ago! Love, love, love flowers! I also got a charcoal grill and I think I might grill out tonight. Grilled asparagus and corn sounds delicious doesn't it??

Well I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend, I know I sure am! Now I'm heading to take a little nap. My windows are open and there is a really nice breeze and I am so relaxed! :) Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Wordy Wednesday!

I seriously have THE BEST man on the Earth. Today he surprised me AGAIN with lunch and flowers when he picked me up from work at the end of the day today! :) He took me to Target and got me some things I've needed AND he practically spring cleaned the entire apartment! How lucky am I? *sigh* I got me a good man...and he spoils me and loves me so much!!! :)
I got the most awesome orchid plant today! :) I will post pictures soon. I have so many flowers in my apartment and I'm so excited about it! Pics of those coming soon....
Until then...enjoy some pictures from my trip home :) Happy Wednesday!
Flowers from my love :)
Easter Eggs Made by Maddie Girl

My niece Madison

Latte was excited about the egg hunt! Plastic eggs...her new favorite toy! LOL

Daddy's Girls :)
Daughter #2, Daughter #1 and Daughter #3

4 Generations :)

Gran and her girls :)

I love my daddy :)

Cool bunny!

Momma's Girls :)


Love my mom! hehe :)

Grandma Gantt :)

Latte and Her Mommy!

Grandma and Me

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

I'm Alive!

I'm alive...just been really busy traveling, spending time with family and friends and David. I can't believe I haven't posted in a whole week. CRAZY! I had such a great time at home for Easter this past weekend! I got to see my grandma and cousin I haven't seen in a while and of course my family and besties. The drive went much easier this time around because I had an extra day to rest up. Easter dinner was delicious as always. I hope everyone enjoyed their Easter! :) I'll get around to posting some pictures eventually. I will have some time this weekend. Happy Tuesday everyone!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Terrific Tuesday!

Here are some pictures from the past few days! We have been having so much fun! :) I can't wait to go to Charleston on Thursday, although I will miss that handsome guy below...hehe :) We've been to the beach, to Busch Gardens, to a fun park where we rode go-karts, played minature golf, and played many rounds of skee ball! We've been to the movies to see the Fast and Furious (awesome movie) and have made cupcakes and been out to eat and I have also cooked a few fabulous meals! I hope everyone is having a good week so far! :)

David said I wasn't making dinner fast enough!

Cooking pork chops and mac n cheese....

While the girls make cupcakes!

Put Put at Celebration Station!

My honey :)

In line waiting for the go-karts! So fun!

Heading to Montu...the longest roller coaster in the world...and my favorite!

At Fort De Soto lovin' the beach! :)

Sheikra...we rode it twice and almost 3 times but the line was too long!
Oh and it has a 200 foot drop at a 90 degree angle and top speed is 70mph...thrill of a lifetime!

Harley....Budweiser Draft Horsey! He was so huge!