Monday, June 01, 2009

a few pics

Chris, Jboy & I took a trip up to Missouri last week to visit my family. We had a good time relaxing & spending time with everyone.

Nearly my entire family lives in one small town, Lebanon, Missouri. (I can't tell you how surprised I am that there's actually a website!) Lebanon isn't exactly a place that you go to for "vacation" as there isn't much to do. We did visit the Route 66 Museum which was fun; they had a lot of neat memorabilia.

On Friday we took a drive out to the Mennonite community and bought a ridiculous amount of baked goods from a store there. Seriously, you'd think we'd never seen baked goods before. Between me, my parents & my sister we bought chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies, dinner rolls, jalapeno bread and at least 3 single serving pies. Everything was still warm from the oven and delicious! It would be a bad, bad thing to live so close to that store. After that we drove out to Bennett Spring State Park to visit the fish hatchery. It was pretty neat to see all of those fish & get the chance to feed them. They'd all but attack each other when you'd throw the food in.

The drive is about 12 hours, and this go round Chris decided to drive overnight so Jboy would sleep most of the way. He thought I would sleep most of the way as well, but I just couldn't. I was so worried that he was going to get sleepy & we'd have an accident. Needless to say we were both pretty worn out after the trip up & back. We're supposed to go back up for Thanksgiving and I think we've decided to make it a 2-day trip & stay at a hotel somewhere around halfway. Though, Chris' parents have offered to help pay for airline tickets if we'd like to fly so that's a consideration too. Hmmm, decisions, decisions.

Anyway, here are a few pics from our trip.

I love this one.

Doesn't he look like an explorer?

I don't know what I've gotten myself into, but I've decided that tomorrow today I'm going to start Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred. I read about it on a couple of blogs & decided it might be what I need to jump start me back into getting healthy. You remember that post so long ago (all of a month) about my new perspective? Yeah, that lasted about a week. But, now I have no more excuses. Every day that I "messed up" I would just get more & more disgusted with myself. Then the vacation came around & it was just like, well, why bother trying on vacation. I'd already planned with some friends to start the new DVD on June 1, so of course it just made sense to eat as much as possible until then. Well, here it is, June 1. A new day. A new life. I have to do this. (How many times have I said that?) I'm so sick of the negative tape playing in my head. All. the. time. The only way to turn it off is to do something positive. So, here goes...
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1 comment:

laurel said...

Yes! Stop playing that negative tape in your head. Course that's easier said than done.

Love your pictures. You have such a great eye for composition. The feet is my favorite too.

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