Daily Archives: December 26, 2011

Lard is Gross, Not Funny

I hope you all had a wonderful day yesterday. The day after Christmas is always a little sad for me because all the excitement of Christmas is gone and it’s another whole year away. Plus, our house is always a disaster and looks like a toy store threw up.

I had so much fun playing with my new camera yesterday and plan on doing a whole post on it soon.


I had Danny take some pictures of me with my new camera to test it out. Okay, okay, I just like pictures of myself.

I don’t know why I’m standing with my arms like that. I never know where to put my hands and always look awkward.

 A self portriat:

Gah, my husband is weird:

Yes, that’s a Twilight calendar in the background. And old Twilight calendar. I keep it up because I like the pictures. It stays on January 2010 all year long. Deal with it.

And of course, a self-pic in the car:

If you can’t tell, I like taking pictures myself. And I was having fun with my new camera.

Yesterday afternoon, we went to my in-laws to visit, eat, and exchange presents. My in-laws are always so nice and generous and I was blessed to have such a close family on both sides. They got me a heart rate monitor that I really wanted. Now, I just have to read the manual to figure out how to use it.

I don’t think we were quite ready yet. Or Mrs. Claus was doing something funky.

Opening presents:

My husband, his brothers, and cousins. The only three of us that are not part of the family by blood are the three tall, blond girls. Hmmm…obviously this family likes themselves some blondes.

In the evening, we went to my mom’s. There was so much food!

Those were just appetizers, then we had dinner. I made the orzo spinach salad.

The girls:

My mom gave the kids a polaroid camera to play with. They had no idea what that old fashioned thing was, but liked playing with it.

Shake it like a polariod picture.


This morning, I actually slept in until 8 am. Then I went to BodyPump at 9 am. I was in a rush, so I ate some strawberry Greek yogurt with Bear Naked cereal on top in the car. I actually thought that I saw someone watching me when I took this picture, which is why I look like that.

You’d think that after taking 2.4 million pictures of myself in the car, I wouldn’t be paranoid if anyone was watching.

After BodyPump, I had a thinkThin brownie crunch bar. It was pretty blah. I ate about 3/4 of it before tossing it. Not my favorite flavor. And by crunch, they mean five random pieces of rice krispies scattered throughout the bar.

Today was such a busy day. We left the house at 11:30 am and didn’t get home until after 8 pm. We had to pick up Cutie Bootie Sweetie baby, then we went to visit some family, ran some errands, ate, and grocery shopped.

At some point, we did stop at Panera to get a little nourishment.

Fun at the grocery store:

Good: The Odwalla protein drinks were finally back in stock. Bad: They’re $2.49 each.

I still bought one.

You might think that they best thing about that picture is Danny pretending to look shocked at something in the freezer case. It’s not.

The best thing about that picture is Jacob is the background taking a picture of a jar of lard. Lard. That’s gross. But for some reason, my kids find lard hilarious.

Now, I’m finally home and going to bed soon. Have a great night!



Filed under Family Fun, Fitness, Lunch, Working Out