Friday, March 7, 2014

Paelo Diet

I'm on the third day of a Paelo diet.

 Two years ago, I decided we needed to be strict Vegetarians to help with my hubby's cholesterol.
We have enjoyed the lifestyle but my fibromyalgia discomfort has increased. My daughter suggested trying the elimination Paelo diet to see if it would help with my symptoms. After much reading, I decided to give it a try and chose the first day of Lent as a starting point.  I figured it would be a difficult transition and, if I was to give up many of the things I crave, Lent would be a great time to put the plan into action.

Here is the plan:
NO Processed food
No Dairy
No grains
No alcohol  (Yikes,  I might need a glass of wine!!)

Yes to 
and Fruit
with minimal good fats

I read the first week is the hardest and baby is that right!
Three days into it and my stomach is churning!
I can have my coffee but it has to be black, no cream or sugar.
I've watched my coworkers eat sweets, while I sat drooling!
I've eaten more green beans than I have in the last year.
I've had a hard time purchasing the meat because I see the slaughter houses in my head.

I will keep you posted as the weeks go by.
Wish me luck to a new....pain free.. body!!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

A quick hello!

Hello Friends,
I hope you are enjoying your Weekend!
We've had another few inches of snow and, to be honest,
I'm getting tired of Winter!
I can't wait for sunny skies, green grass, flowers
and SPRING!!

Now, this is what I'm talking about!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Today my Granddaughter turns 14!

Happy Birthday


Today Daylee celebrates her 14th Birthday!

I remember the day you were born. 
All of our family was at the hospital, standing outside of the delivery room 
waiting to hear the sound of your first cry!

I can not explain the joy I felt when I first saw you and held you
in my arms!

You were an angel sent from above!

Now you are a beautiful young woman.
You are kind, thoughtful and caring.

You work hard to maintain your excellent grades and
realize the importance of your education.

You have found your niche in volleyball,
I look forward to watching you reach your goals with your
new team.

You are a wonderful daughter to your parents and they are very proud of you.
Even when you have disagreements, as all families do,
remember that they have been through everything that you are experiencing now.
They can be your strongest critics and your biggest champions.
They will always lead you on the right path so trust their advice.

You are a sweet grand daughter and I want you to know how proud I am of you!
I am always here for you....just a phone call away.

When you turned twelve, I wrote you a Birthday post..
Then things I wished for you back then, I wish for you today.


   My hopes and wishes for you:

Always First: I hope you remember how much you are loved!
Remember, friends will come in and out of your life but your family will always be here for you, 
never forget to turn to us in times of need.
I hope you realize what a unique person you are, find your self confidence and let it shine through.
I hope you reach for the stars, remembering that with hard work anything is possible.
I hope you know it is OK to make mistakes, just pick yourself up and learn from them.
I hope you always live in the moment, cherishing everyday.
I hope you always look for the good in others.
I hope you remain strong and do not succumb to peer pressure; be the Leader, not the follower.
I hope you continue to champion for the underdog, as you have in the past.
I hope you realize that people and relationships, not material items, are what is important in life.

I wish for you more smiles than tears,
More sunshine than clouds,
More love than your arms can hold!

......these will always be my wishes for you!

Happy Birthday!!!


Sunday, April 28, 2013

40th Birthday Party!

The Party is Over...

  Celebrating at D Note in Arvada, Colorado,
 with family and friends.

She will not be happy to see this picture..I think it's adorable!!  
Shhhhhhhh..don't tell her I posted it!!

Tiff and her SIL

..and with  her Daddy!

This was a first for me..Scottish Rock band..Amazing!!

My Ex..always the clown..puts his hand in the way of my picture..gotta love him!!

..and a good time was had by all!!!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Lordy, Lordy...Look who's 40!!!!

Happy Birthday, Tiffany!!
Celebrating your 1st Birthday..

You were a special little girl with beautiful red hair..
You  grew into a lovely young lady who loved to dance..

The years flew by, soon you were in High School..

 Then, I turned around and
 you were getting married!

Tiffany, I'm so proud of You.
You are a wonderful wife to Jesse
and a loving, supportive mother to Daylee and Evan!

My wish for you is that  you will
always be as happy as you are in this picture!!

Dang, You are a Beautiful 40 year old woman!!

 Happy Birthday!


Monday, April 8, 2013

What keeps me busy....

This is what keeps me busy!
I'm trying to learn a new craft,
stressing over the imperfections
but learning something new every time I sit at the sewing machine!

I told Emma, a lot of love 
and several HBO words went into this quilt!

In the end,
Nothing feels better than seeing the smile on a grandchild's face!

I'm making a quilt for our new grandbaby using the Yellow Brick Road pattern.
All of the blocks are sewn,
I need to lay it out ( that's where I'm stuck) then sew it together!


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Happy Sweet Sixteen!

Today my beautiful granddaughter turns sixteen!

Another milestone for our family!

Emma was a  precious baby,

I could have held in my arms forever!

She grew too fast into a precocious toddler!

The years flew by and

our sweet little girl  turned into a lovely young woman!
 She loves to travel,
Emma showing me one, of her many  talents!!

 is a good student and athlete,

... has climbed a Fourteener!
and run a race with Nana!

Last week she traveled to California, one of her favorite places, to visit colleges.
Can we be at that time already?


In the past I have given you advice on life;
to respect others,
to always do your best,
to enjoy everyday,
to always put family first and
to remember how much you are loved.

Today, I see the wonder of the world in your eyes,
the excitement of all things to come!

I pray you have a life that is filled with love,  an exciting career
and many adventures!


  Happy Birthday, sweetie!

We love you and feel so blessed,  God chose us to be  your Grandparents!

Nana and Grandpa Bill