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Anniversary Weekend....

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Tonight I went out for a dinner and a movie with my husband. It was a great night out -- dinner and a movie... We celebrated 13 years since our wedding! It has been an amazing 13 years! I am so lucky to have such a supportive and loving husband.

Tomorrow we are headed to a Classification Game for Women's Olympic Hockey Game at Thunderbird Stadium at UBC - we will be watching Switzerland versus China.

On Sunday we are headed to the Vancouver Olympic Centre for Men's Curling for Round Robin Session 9 -- one of the games we will be watching is Canada vs Switzerland. Current Stats have Canada in 1st place and Switzerland in 4th, so it should be a great game to see.

It should be two full days, as we are taking transit down (as there is no parking at the venue) -- luckily my husband works near a Skytrain station so we have free secured parking! Lunch will be Subway on the go... and dinner will probably be somewhere on the way home. The only difficultly is water bottles and external food aren't allowed in the venue so we can't take healthy snacks or Klean Kanteens filled with water. I think we will take some bottled water with us that can be recycled once empty.

Monday is our 13th Anniversary. And unfortunately it is back to regular routine...

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

  
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KATELJM 2/22/2010 6:21PM

    Happy Anniversary!

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LDBROOME 2/21/2010 9:40PM

    Congratulations on celebrating your 13th Anniversary!

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NANAOF3LUVSJC 2/20/2010 10:08PM

    emoticon plus three!!! Glad you had a great time.

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THORNTONSTEPH 2/20/2010 7:08PM

    Happy anniversary. Hope you have many more wonderful years together. Enjoy the Olympics. It would be fun to watch it in person.!

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ONCEMOREAGAIN 2/20/2010 2:53PM

    Happy anniversary and enjoy your trip to the Olympics! I love curling!!

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MOLLIEMAC 2/20/2010 8:52AM

    May you both enjoy your celebration! Sounds like a fun weekend....MJ

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46SHADOW 2/20/2010 7:43AM

    happy anniversary! emoticon

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Weekly Log - Feb 15- Feb 21

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My plan for this week include runs on Monday, Wednesday & Friday. On Saturday and Sunday it is unlikely that I will get a run in, as we have Olympic tickets. We will need to leave approximately 4 hours (possibly more) before each event, so I might be able to get out for an early and short run, but if not we will be doing lots of walking and other family activities!

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday I plan on strength training, Sunday I hope to get some yoga in.

TRACKING
Feb 15 - 4.8km Running, 2.7km Walking, Stretching
Feb 16 - 1.8km Walking, ST Upper body done, 30 min yoga
Feb 17 - 15km Run, 0.9km Walk, Stretching, 40min Skating
Feb 18 - 1.9km Walking
** No Strength Training -- was feeling very ill in the evening
Feb 19 - 8km Walking, 20min setting up tables and chairs at school
Feb 20 - 4.5km Walking, 75min moving tables, chairs and boxes taking down a scrapbooking CROP. My Strength Training/Cardio for the night!
Feb 21 -


UPDATE: I will not be running this weekend. We need to leave by 9:30 each morning, possibly earlier on Sunday so I'd have to be up and out for my run by 6AM if I were headed out... I don't do runs that early! Especially since I need to function for the rest of the day. I will spend the weekend with my family -- and we will be walking and taking transit, so although I'll miss my runs, I will enjoy my weekend.

UPDATE #2: Setting up & taking down from the scrapbooking CROP at our school was great exercise. We setup within 20min with the help 4 adults and various kids. Taking down took 3 of us over an hour to sort, clean, move chairs, boxes and tables. All done by 11PM!

  
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JSOL170 2/18/2010 6:20PM

    Um... Just call me jealous. Lol
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NANART4 2/18/2010 6:19PM

    emoticon Keep up the great work!

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JLK7TIGER 2/18/2010 2:16PM

    emoticon Job on staying on track so far this week. You are such an inspiration to me and our team. I'm glad that you are apart of it.

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POSEY440 2/17/2010 10:27PM

  I will be thinking of you sitting in those stands watching those great athletes. You are doing so good on your walking. Thank you too for all your encouragement for me and I really am grateful to you friend. Enjoy yourself and your family at the Olympics.

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ONCEMOREAGAIN 2/17/2010 9:50AM

    What a great schedule! I am so happy you are going to the Olympics! That is awesome! I keep my TV on so that I can see and hear what is going on as I am doing things in other rooms. I absolutely love the Olympics...both winter and summer. My friends all think I'm crazy, but I love watching what the athletes can do. DH and I stayed up until 12:30 this am watching the men's short performance in skating...WOW!!

Have a wonderful time, and I'm glad you are close enough to have the opportunity to go!!

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PAMMAX64 2/16/2010 11:49PM

    Good job and the have fun at the Olympics! I am envious!

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The new me! A photo shoot...

Monday, February 15, 2010

The new me has some clothes to wear!

A new dress and a sweater


A "little" black dress


And some new tops, and new jeans!


  
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ASHLEEWEBART 2/19/2010 7:26PM

    You are so successful! I like the new clothes. The perfect reward for all that hard work.

Ash

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KATELJM 2/17/2010 6:32PM

    You make me smile. You so obviously are having a good time celebrating your success.

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JLK7TIGER 2/16/2010 11:10AM

    emoticon You look great!

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    Fantastic! Thanks for sharing the inspiration! emoticon

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    Nice! How fun to be able to do that! emoticon emoticon

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MOONWILLOW1010 2/15/2010 1:08PM

    You look AWESOME!

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    Looking good! emoticon

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ROUSEHEAVY 2/15/2010 12:14PM

    whoot-whoot!! check out that sexxy girl!!! u go girl!!

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DEBBIEKAY1 2/15/2010 11:39AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonfor sharing you have done an AMAZING JOB!

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BZYBOYSMOM 2/15/2010 11:33AM

    Beautiful!!! emoticon

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SLENDERELLA2010 2/15/2010 11:32AM

   

You look SO GREAT! Job well done!!

Sue

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    emoticon you look fantastic

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IXCHEL23 2/15/2010 10:07AM

    Looking great!! Like the berry colored top!

Nancy

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USARUNNERGIRL 2/15/2010 9:38AM

    You are looking fantastic. Way to go girl.

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KIDDER136 2/15/2010 8:35AM

    Woo Hoo, you look fantastic... Congrats....

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    You look wonderful!!! emoticon

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KUDLBNY 2/15/2010 8:11AM

    Your Looking FANTASTIC. Keep up the good work, it is paying off for you.


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46SHADOW 2/15/2010 4:50AM

    Wow! Well done. You're a spark inspiration.

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KYMY02 2/15/2010 2:48AM

    You look AMAZING!!!!

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    You look wonderful! You are such an inspiration!

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    Shake that booty girl! You look marvelous!!

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Rewards - I bought more to rebuild my wardrobe (sorry no photos yet!)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

This week has been great. For the most part I've been on track -- eating well, exercising well... I did make some changes to my plan as by Thursday I needed a bit of a break plus was overrun by other activities. I didn't get all my runs in because the kids were off school, but did get time on the exercise bike!

Today I started the day early to take my 7yo daughter to a Highland Dance competition. She did great. It was her first competition up a level, competing in two new dances. She danced strong and had fun and came home with three third place medals and a 4th place. Today she danced the Highland Fling, the Sword Dance, the Scottish Lilt and Flora MacDonald's Fancy.

Then we stopped by to show the medals off to Gramma's (my mom)... and then us girls went out shopping. I was looking for a skirt and dress.... So did I find something? Yes! I tried on MANY MANY MANY items.... I found a skirt and two blouses and two dresses and a sweater. I will post photos once I get dressed up in them. I don't believe the size on the label - definitely found some "VANITY" sizing or strange FIT! According to the size chart on their website, I should be in a size 7 or 9... but the dresses are an XS and others are size "5". Most items I tried on were stretch, but not everything - and for the most part the size 5 was the best fit, unless my mom grabbed from the petite section (size 7s didn't fit! they were too tight across the shoulders). The dresses were on super sale, so I picked up both, one is sleeveless and black (a great "little" black dress -- with emphasis on little!!!) and one is burgundy.


Now the only thing I need is a great bra! I did get some shape-wear, that will be necessary under these dresses.... BUT do need a bra to wear with my dress clothes, as the shape-wear doesn't do anything for enhancing what little is left... I will get out on Monday or Tuesday hunting for a bra... not going to be fun, but I really need one that fits!


Hope everyone is having a great weekend.





  
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KATELJM 2/17/2010 6:36PM

    I'm glad you're having fun shopping now. Those new clothes will remind you how much you have accomplished.

You rock!

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L3DESIGNS 2/14/2010 3:41PM

    I have been fitted for a bra before -- but that was at a much bigger size, so that doesn't work. I have decreased significantly in both cup and band size. Tomorrow I will go bra shopping.... probably with my 4yo unless I can fit my run in and get bra shopping during preschool.

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THORNTONSTEPH 2/14/2010 3:30PM

    Oh, I cannot wait to do just that...rewards with smaller clothes. I think it is wonderful that your daughter is being active and doing something she enjoys at the same time. You are setting a great example for her and us. Thank you! It helps to know that it is do able.
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WRITINMYSTORY 2/14/2010 1:57PM

    Congratulations to you! You have so much to be proud of and think of all the years you have added to your life for those beautiful babies you have pictured on your page! Pat yourself on the back.

Good luck with the bra shopping--I am still terrorized to this day from the first time I had to go bra shopping with my Mom! One never forgets the trauma!
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TISMELEELEE 2/14/2010 1:31PM

  I went for a bra fitting a few months ago and I HIGHLY recommend it!! My "ladies" are very happy to finally be supported the way they deserve to be!!

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FITCHICK421 2/14/2010 12:47PM

  love shopping for rewards

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NANCYANDRA 2/14/2010 6:39AM

    Happy bra shopping - argh - but oh so worth it WHEN you find a keeper :0/

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DEEDUM 2/14/2010 1:57AM

    Don't be afraid to get "fitted" for a bra! I did that and wow, it works so much better to have a good fit!

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PAMMAX64 2/14/2010 12:52AM

    All I can say is YA HOO!!!! Also, congrats to your daughter! She is doing great!

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Skating Fun!

Thursday, February 11, 2010


Yesterday I took my 4yo out to Parent & Tot skating ! Two weeks ago we went skating as a family with the Olympic Mascots and she's hooked.
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For her I have skates and a helmet, as well as my own skates and I grabbed my brother's hockey helmet out of his gear (I figure if its stored here I can use it!!!) So off we headed to the arena, where we found 4 other kids (and their mothers) out skating -- because we had our own gear, it cost us approximately $4 to skate for nearly an hour.

She was great out on the ice - given that it was only the second time she's been on the ice!



Do you think she had fun?

Here is the scrapbook page I just created:

The only problem was my older two kids were jealous. Now off to figure out some family skating time that works with the schedule....

  
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46SHADOW 2/12/2010 7:28AM

    great fun!

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KATELJM 2/11/2010 11:33PM

    Simply adorable!

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PAMMAX64 2/11/2010 10:19PM

    Great pics! Love the page! Dont you wish they had those guides for kids when we were kids?

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POSEY440 2/11/2010 3:57PM

  that is so cool I never could do that as a kid it is so cool. Enjoy this time with your children it is priceless. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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