Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Loving Wednesday

  I am linking up with Jamie for What I'm Loving Wednesday!  Its  so cold I am struggling a little bit today.......

I'm Loving - that last night we went and watched Sarah and Addison year for Danville.  They were playing where I went to High School.  This Friday they will be cheering at Central. Love that family is close that we can go see them cheer.

I'm Loving - that tonight is 8th grade night for volleyball. Last home game of the season!!!!  Go Knights!!!!

I'm Loving - that even thou its freezing out Spring Break is coming soon!!!!

Hope you have a wonderful day!!!!

Monday, February 18, 2013


   I am linking up with Raising Reagan  Good Eating Habits on the Run.  You could take these smoothies with you in the morning.
  Every Sunday night I get together with my Life Group last night Chad who owns a gym shared with us some of his smoothie recipes.  We all been working out mainly in group fitness classes.  The guys are having a biggest looser contest. 

  ****  I really hope when we go to Destin they are not all still dieting!!!!  I love to eat out and eat!!!!!!!


This is Jeannie pouring the smoothies in the little cups for us to try.  Yes that is me playing on twitter...

This is Chad in the back using the magic bullet making the smoothies.  Yes that would be my Sonic coke.  We were post to sacrifice something for Lent but I could not sacrifice my coke - I thought about it but I just can't do it.
I will share with you his smoothies - I have been buying almond milk - its pretty good.  LOL Ashley won't drink it says it tastes like nuts and that's only cause it has pictures of almonds on the cartoon.
They also make whey sugar - I am kind of interested in maybe getting that and using that when things call for sugar.  Wonder if you can tell a difference?
8 oz water
2 oz 1% choc milk, skim milk, soy milk, or almond milk (this gives any shake a smoother texture)
1/4 cup ice (2 ice cubes if using large ice cube trays)
1 heaping tsp finely ground coffee of choice (decaf has been proven to help maintain hunger better than caffeinated)
1 packet or tsp whey low sugar substituted
1 scoop chocolate or vanilla whey protein
** frozen banana pieces, a tbsp oats, and 1 tsp flax (or 5 walnut pieces) will make this a complete break"fast" shake

10 oz water
2 oz V8 fusion lite
1/4 cup ice (2 ice cubes if using large ice cube trays)
1 cup pineapple / mango mix
1 packet or tsp whey low sugar substituted
1 scoop vanilla whey protein

10 oz water
2 oz V8 fusion lite
1/4 cup ice (2 ice cubes if using large ice cube trays)
1 cup triple berry blend from SAMS Club
1 packet or tsp whey low sugar substituted
1 scoop vanilla whey protein

8 oz water
1/4 cup ice (2 ice cubes if using large ice cube trays)
1 tsp jello sugar free / fat free pudding mix
1 packet or tsp whey low sugar substituted
1 scoop chocolate whey protein

A tsp flax oil or 1 tbsp flax seed, 1 tbsp oats, yogurt (watch out for sugar content), or fiber supplement will make any smoothie more complete. However, I would advise not to add fiber to a post exercise shake as fiber will slow absorption, which is not desired post workout.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day!

   I should of took pictures all week.  We have been dressing in our Valentines clothes all week.  Ashley was so excited that today was Valentines day.  She picked out a Dora Balloon last night.

We had fun last night writing out  Valentines.

We had a great time tonight we got together with some of the other ingle moms from the day care.  One of the ladies there is a foster mom and is getting ready to adopt.  Its funny how much people have in common.  We just laughed and the kids run around playing.

 Today I got a special Valentine from my dad -  he surprised me with a gift card from a Spa in town.  I am so excited to go get a facial.

  I would say today was a pretty good day!!!!


I am linking up with Thursday Blog Hop. over a Nanny to Mommy and Mom in the USA.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I'm Loving - that Ashley is so excited about Valentines Day...

I'm Loving - that Ashley has enough Valentines clothes to wear all week.  ( Thanks sheshemade and Zully)

I'm Loving - that our volleyball team won last night against Jefferson  7th and 8th grade.  That has not happened in a long time.  That both teams would beat Jefferson on the same night.

I'm Loving - that we have Monday off of school.  There is a book sale at the U of I. I am getting my hair colored.  Thinking about getting it cut to my ears.  Also have a foster care compliance visit on Monday.

I'm Loving - that its getting close to Spring Break...  Destin here we come!!!!!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Franklin 7 4A State Basketball

When your team makes it to State you love being the Athletic Director.  Franklin 7th grade boys basketball team made it to 7 4A state.  It was held in Normal Kingsley.  We played last Saturday and won 2 games on Saturday.  So then we played Thursday night in the Championship Title Game.  We played East St. Louis.  We lost except we played hard showed lots of character and heart.

We have a wonderful lady in our community and comes out to sporting events and takes pictures Liz Brunson .  Her kids are grown I believe she has grandkids now.  I wish a had talent like her and then use it to bless other people.

So here are some pictures of the night - she took 192 pictures I won't load them all.

  The game begins!!!  The crowd is ready........ We took 2 fan buses 92 students.  I bet a good 50 students got ride to Normal.

The students were wonderful!!!!  I think they will remember the game for years to come.

It was a great season.


Except I am ready for spring break and I already have schools calling about what dates we are playing next year...  I don't want to think that far ahead!!!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I'm Loving - that my Franklin Knights play Thursday in 4A State Championship Game - we play East St. Louis

I'm Loving - that we had a great Superbowl Sunday with our Life Group.

I'm Loving - the Zumba class that I went to last night at the YMCA.

I'm Loving -  tonight is we are meeting again for our Wednesday Night bible study.