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4th Day of Vacation

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Ok, so I didn't go cycling this morning. I woke up (at 7:00 again) and my quads & calves were sore. I'll bike another day & see the sights. We lazed around for a bit, made the kiddos some pancakes and discussed what we should do for the day. The verdict? Kayaking. Never done that one before & I figured a good way to get some different kind of cardio in. We got to the boat rental & were going to rent a boat with a tube instead, but they didn't have any more tubes left. So, kayaking it was. We all had to divide into 2: DH w/ the princess, Elie with his friend, Tzvi with his friend and Isaac got stock with ME! We all got suited up and had our lessons. Everyone got into their kayaks and off we got pushed. Well, Isaac & I didn't do so well. We couldn't figure out how to steer or anything and ended up circling back to the shore. The guy saw we were having trouble and helped us out. Once we got going, we had a blast. We were out for about 90 mins. You can burn a lot of calories in 90 minutes. There was one criteria I had: NO TIPPING MOM'S BOAT OVER!! They kept on telling me it's so shallow, come on Mom. Nope, I stood my ground.

After kayaking, we went out for lunch. That's the only picture I got for today. Wasn't taking my camera on the kayak.

We had a great lunch at the Driftwood Cafe. Ordered the fish tacos and only ate one. Got full right away (and we were all pretty hungry). After, we got some ice cream (Cold Stone) and I had the sinless sans ice cream. It was only 3 points for the small & it was pretty good. Came home, caught up on some emails, read a bit & now, we're waiting for the boys to come home from golf so we can make dinner. It's almost 8:00 and they're not home. We're hungry!! Not sure what's on tap for tomorrow, but you know, I'll blog about it.

Until tomorrow-

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MSEVERLAST 8/2/2010 1:05AM

    I love hearing all about your vacation! It sounds absolutely wonderful!

Kayaking?!? I would love it!!

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THIRDXACHARM 7/30/2010 11:02AM

    Sounds like so much fun!!

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RAINSAYRE 7/29/2010 11:05PM

    Sounds wonderful! I'm so impressed that you brought your scale along on vacation. I know you'll be happy that you did!

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SWEETNSKINNY 7/29/2010 11:03PM

    I LOVE kayaking!!! So jealous!

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3rd Day of Vacation

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I got to sleep in again today, 7:00am. However, I didn't go to sleep until 12:00 b/c I had to finish my book. Woke up and went to sit in the little nook again to start a new book. Yes, I'm a reader!! At about 8:45, DH and 15 y.o. son went on a bike ride. I decided to go running. Oh man, elevation didn't help. Ran about 3 miles. However, the last .25 miles was all up hill. I don't do uphills. Walked some, ran some. Came home and ate some breakfast. I was hungry by then. Oh, I was out for about 30 minutes. I read some email, sparked a bit and then, read some more. We decided to have lunch at the beach and then, hike. So, the beach:

They said it was pretty cold

Love that little girl

The boys playing football in Lake Tahoe

The water was just beautiful to look at. After, we packed up and got back into the car to go to Eagle Lake. It was a great hike. Lots of up!! But hey, you get to come down on the way back. Here are some pics:

Big bro helping little sis across

Matthew & Eric at the top of our rock climbing

Elie contemplating life

All the kiddies being goofy

my boys being crazy

We were out for about 3 hours: hiking, rock climbing, swimming in Eagle Lake (okay, not all of us went swimming). A beautiful day. Came home (after stopping off at the market again) and made some yummy dinner: chicken, pasta (which I didn't have), salad and sauted cauliflower. My DH made cookies (which the boys just said are burnt). Good, no temptation there. I'll have my WW latte bar.

Tomorrow, I'm hoping on going on a nice bike ride in the morning. My DH found a bike path for me. The roads scare me w/ the narrow lanes and cars. I'll let you know how it goes.

Until tomorrow-

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MSEVERLAST 7/30/2010 12:33AM

    THAT looks like SO MUCH FUN!!

Thanks for sharing with us!

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    I love it there! Looks like you're having a great time & beautiful weather. Enjoy!!

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DEESJOURNEY2FIT 7/29/2010 1:20PM

    You guys look like you're having a great time! Love all the pics! Hope you're having an amazing time!

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THIRDXACHARM 7/29/2010 10:32AM

    I like when you're on vacation ... seems you blog more than when you're not. It looks like a great trip, just enjoying your family and nature. Happy for you!

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    What great pics! Thanks for sharing your vaca with us.

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2nd Day of Vacation

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I got to sleep in this morning, til 7:00am. That is late for me. It felt good and definately needed it. I got up and went to sit a little nook and read my book. My DH was up for an hour already. He decided to go biking and I decided to sit and read. Mistake on my part, but, I wasn't in the mood to get up and go yet. Here's a picture of the boulder in the middle of the house. Take a look on the top:

Rachel decided to climb up the boulder. How fun is that!!

After DH, came back from cycling, the boys went to play some golf and we & the princess went into town. We wanted to find the visitor center to get some info on hikes. We did just that. We came home, had some lunch and after awhile went to Fallen Lakes. The ride was amazing. Very narrow road at times and not much space for cars going the other way, but, we made it there. The kids had a good time. Here are some pics:

The Studs!!!

Climbing up a waterfall

Across the lake

Crossing back over on the log

We were out for about 1 1/2 hours. At least I got my cardio in today. Came home and made dinner. Here's what they had:

The 2 friends that my boys brought. Enjoying their burgers w/ EVERYTHING on it!

I had a turkey burger w/ mushrooms and onions. I won't tell you what they had. It'll clog your arteries just reading about it. Trust me!! Or, you can use your imagination.

Now, it's 9:50pm and I'm so ready to go read my book. So, I think I will.

Until tomorrow-

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DEESJOURNEY2FIT 7/29/2010 1:14PM

    How crazy with the boulders in the house! Glad you had a great time, love the pics!

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MSEVERLAST 7/29/2010 12:04AM

    It looks beautiful and sounds like you guys are having some great family time! Kids will remember those trips always!


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THIRDXACHARM 7/28/2010 11:13AM

    Looks like alot of fun. Glad you're getting some time to relax and read.

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SWEETNSKINNY 7/28/2010 7:59AM

    Sounds like a great day!!

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    What fun!! Enjoy every moment!!

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KITKAT771 7/28/2010 6:44AM

    sounds like a fun time!!

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1st Day of Vacation

Monday, July 26, 2010

Yeah!! Vacation time. We left today at 7:40am to south Lake Tahoe. I got to drive the first leg of the trip & after lunch, my DH drove the rest. Nice to fall asleep for a few. Didn't sleep well last night, so it was good to close my eyes. The house is amazing here. It's 5,000 sq. feet, but only 4,000 is livable b/c there are boulders that take up 1,000 sq, feet. Pretty cool, huh? I'll take pictures and post them tomorrow. Too tired.

After we unpacked and checked things out, DH and I went to the market. Well, almost $500 later, we got home. That's what happens when you have 3 teenage boys and 2 friends. I don't count the princess. She doesn't eat anything like them. LOL We made the boys empty the car. So cruel, but, hey, isn't that the reason we have kids?? I think tomorrow we're going to hang out in the morning and after lunch, do some hiking. I'm hoping to do a little biking tomorrow. A little nervous b/c of the elevation (and to get back to the house, it's all up hill). We'll see. I have to be strong and keep up my workouts while we're away. I also promised myself that I wouldn't let my eating get so out of control. If I don't gain anything on this vacation, I'll be happy. If I lose, I'll be overjoyed. And yes, I brought my scale with me. I don't go anywhere without it. It comes on every vacation. But hey, I also brought my scale to measure my food, too, so it's all good.

Until tomorrow-

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DEESJOURNEY2FIT 7/29/2010 1:12PM

    So dedicated you are with the scales! I so wouldn't bring mine, lol!

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MSEVERLAST 7/28/2010 11:50PM

    This sounds like its going to be good!!


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THIRDXACHARM 7/27/2010 6:38PM

    Then you're going to do great on your vacation ... some people pack their pillow and you pack your scale. Funny! Have a great time. I can't even imagine what $500 of groceries looks like!!!

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TRACY45H 7/27/2010 10:42AM

    Have a great time!

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KSTYLEFITNESS 7/27/2010 10:27AM

    You are going to do great!! Have a nice vacation.

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RGDSGAL 7/26/2010 11:54PM

    Have a good vacation..............

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A Wonderful Day

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I had a few more pictures to share from the wedding:

Me with the oldest and youngest

Dancing with her big brother

Getting her groove on

Today was a good day. Worked out at home this morning. Did my own spin class and it was good. Did a few errands before I went to WW. It was good: lost 1/2 a lb. I'll take it. Came home and called my friend to tell her I was ready to hit the road. She picked me and the princess up (my car was getting a hitch put on it, so I was carless) and off we went to the American Girl store. What a day the girls had. We got to the Grove and started off with lunch at Woodranch. I had 1/2 a tri-tip sandwich (didn't eat the bread, just meat), sweet potato fries and a side salad. Very content. Then, it was off to the American Girl. Rachel wanted to get her doll's ears pierced, so we did that first. Then, I told her she can get one thing. Dilemas, dilemas, dilemas. She finely chose a very cute plaid t-shirt dress that came with boots, a long sleeve shirts and a beanie. The doll looked adorable. She wanted the matching outfit, but I told No Way!

Rachel, Sarah, Lauren and Alli (Rachel's friend)

How cute are they???

We walked around a bit, got some Starbucks, did some shopping and came home. I got dropped off to get my car and Rachel went to her friends house. They didn't have enough of each other.

Now, it's way after dinner, my 18 year old went to Blockbuster, so he's picking up Rachel and I'm trying to figure out what to have for dessert: either a WW latte bar or blueberries with cool whip. Not sure yet. Decissions, decissions.

Eating went well today. I was happy with how the day went. Hoping this continues, especially when I go on vacation.

Until next time-

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    Sounds great & you looked great too!

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THIRDXACHARM 7/21/2010 1:21PM

    Sounds like a great "girls" day. Fun!!

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    Darling, darling, darling!! Oh how I miss the American Girl stage!! Those were the days!

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