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Levi's first Halloween & Nanny at Rehab on Halloween

Monday, October 31, 2011

This was Levi's first Halloween. He's not quite 8 weeks old. Here he is in his first Halloween outfit:

And in the middle of the pumpkin patch:

And in a big pumpkin!

Today Mom went to the Rehab where Nanny is and they had a Halloween parade. She made Nanny a witch and she was a clown:

I've always enjoyed Halloween and cooking and decorating. I took a few things to work today and made spider eggs:

and also a pumpkin patch:

Happy Halloween!!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 11/6/2011 7:46AM

    Love the eggs!!!!

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LLTS01 11/5/2011 11:51PM

    Gruesome looking eggs. LOL

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KTTAYLOR21 11/3/2011 6:33PM

    You food was very creative!! I loved the eggs and Nanny in the witch costume is hilarious with those glasses on. Levi is the cutest!!! He looks like he's a quiet baby.

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TREEBW 11/1/2011 7:57PM

    Am I the only one that is a little confused about the costume? It looks like a grown man with muscles in shorts!

Ps- saw your new photo- you are looking pretty hot my lady! The shorts look fantastic on you!

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SHARON10002 11/1/2011 6:06PM

    Great pics, Carla! I love your Halloween deviled eggs! The black plate just adds the perfect finishing touch. Loved your pumpkin patch. What is the pumpkin patch? Couldn't figure that one out. . .

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 11/1/2011 10:31AM

    emoticon pictures, Carla!! Your little grandson is just adorable, as well as you mom and nanny. Have a great day!



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NANFACEMIRE1 11/1/2011 7:48AM

    Great blog......of course, I am just a little
The pictures of Levi, Mom, and the Halloween treats are great. You did a good job. I sure would like to have one of those is breakfast time now. Love you.

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BARBARAWEBSTER 10/31/2011 11:57PM

    WoW! emoticon What a great Picture Blog! Loved it. Sorry, I'm not eating any eggs with SPIDERS on them. Hate Spiders! LOL Love the darling baby pics. Have a wonderful week. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Mile challenge and I got to spend my day with my Grandson, Levi

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Aaron and Amber asked me to watch Levi today so they could go to Kings Dominion. Of course, I was more than thrilled to :-)

I am in the middle of a 100 mile challenge for the month of October and it was a beautiful day outside. I put him in his stroller and we went for 3 walks, each over 3 miles. That puts me at 76.48 miles walked so far for this month! I should hit 100 miles before I know it :-) This challenge pushed me to walk a lot more than usual. I've had so much fun walking with spark friends and then today with Levi.

Here he is in his stroller, ready to go the first time:

and here he is sitting in his bouncy seat:

He smiled a lot today, but I couldn't manage to capture it on camera :-(

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CHRIS3874 10/24/2011 9:43PM

    Guess he enjoyed it .

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LLTS01 10/24/2011 3:35PM

    He is absolutely adorable. Pinch those cheeks for me.

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NANFACEMIRE1 10/24/2011 5:20AM

    I am happy you could share your day with Levi and especially that you got in so many miles walking. Yay for you.......

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 10/23/2011 10:52PM

    He's just adorable, Carla!!! I'm sure he loved his walks today with his grandma! Great job on all those miles!! Keep up the great work!!!



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TREEBW 10/23/2011 9:12PM

    I am so happy for you!....on spending the day with Levi and walking like a maniac!!!

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MINDYJ1 10/23/2011 8:46PM

    He's so cute! Sounds like you had a wonderful day! Hugs, Mindy

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Rootin' for Ruby Sparktoberfest

Thursday, October 20, 2011

This week started our annual Rootin' for Ruby Sparktoberfest challenge! This was my first challenge for the Ruby Lites 2 years ago and one of my favorites.

The Ruby Lites are some of the most supportive people I've had the pleasure to get to know.

We have daily and fun challenges that allow us to get to know the others better and to improve ourselves.

I am on the Autumn Angels team with our fearless leader Arlene :-) Let's Go Autumn Angels!

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NANFACEMIRE1 10/21/2011 2:20PM

    I really like this challenge too. I am on the "Skeleton Crew" team and we have a good time getting to know each other. Good luck on your goals for this challenge.

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 10/20/2011 1:40PM

    This is one of my favorite challenges too. Ruby Lites Rule!!!!

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A nice walk-even with getting lost and a Gideon attempt

Saturday, October 08, 2011

This morning, two of my spark/fabfit friends met me to walk on a trail at a local water park. We had only gone about half a mile and the trail ended in a neighborhood. We should have turned left, but we kept straight and ended up off the trail totally and in a nice little neighborhood. Had no idea where we were, but we kept walking. I started to recognize a few street names and in my head thought if we kept going, we would end up at one particular street. WRONG, lol. Two of us had gps on our phones and we still weren't sure where we were. We finally found a street we knew and took it back to the main road and back to the water park. It seemed like we had walked a lot more than the 3.7 miles our phones apps gave us credit for, but that might be because I had just done over 4 miles with some running on BIG hills only 9 hours before, last night and I was tired. Thanks for that awesome walk and the sprint challenges last night Simone! We finished at around 11:30 PM!

Here's Simone last night:

and me last night:

We had volunteered to do a Gideon work out:
jog to warm up
30 seconds of jump squats
30 seconds of body weight squats
wall squats to failure
rest 1-2 minutes and repeat 5x

We gave it our best, but at this point we were tired and didn't finish all 5 rounds. Didn't help that we were in a public park and laughed uncontrollably through the jump squats.

Here's Wanda and Katina:

and me and Katina:

This afternoon is our NOVA sparkers meet up. I'm really looking forward to some down time and relaxation there.

I love my spark friends! Thanks to each of you for just being you!

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LLTS01 10/10/2011 10:08AM

    You guys rock!!!

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TREEBW 10/9/2011 2:47PM

    I dont think I could have done 5 rounds even if I hadnt walked that far before-hand!
At least you didnt get lost in the woods:)

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DONNAEDA 10/9/2011 10:17AM

    you look like you are really enjoying yourself. Thanks for sharing your pix.

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KAMAPERRY 10/8/2011 5:01PM

    You all rock!! I wish I could walk with you!

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CAROLYN1213 10/8/2011 2:59PM

    Girl! You totally rock! Such a warrior! I applaud you for adding that Gideon workout to your walk! If you got in two rounds this time go for three in a week or two! I love the way you make fitness fun with friends!

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    Wow, that is awesome! Keep up the great work, Carla!!!



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RUN2MYDREAMS 10/8/2011 2:25PM

    You are simply amazing girl!!! I'm so darned proud of you;) You are doing emoticon Rocktober and rock on girl!

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NANFACEMIRE1 10/8/2011 2:01PM

    Great job even if you did get lost. I am glad I wasn't there.......I don't like being claustrophobia kicks to matter if you finished the 5 rounds, you still did well. emoticon

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FabFit October Marathon Challenge-ROCKTOBER !!

Thursday, October 06, 2011

This month my FabFit team is doing a marathon challenge. We are challenged to do 26.2 miles either on foot with walking or running or on the elliptical. Some of us are aiming for 100 miles. Anything over 26.2 can be on a bike also.

As our leader states, to do a marathon seems like a huge goal, but to break it down mile by mile, it is a doable goal to get one done in one month. Just like we lose one pound at a time to get to our ultimate goal. We CAN do this!

I am looking forward to logging 100 miles and am going to try my best to do it all on foot. As of 10-5-11, I have just over 20 miles in!!

I have some awesome spark friends that live in my area and we meet on a regular basis. Wednesday evenings we meet at a local school track and Saturday mornings, we meet at a different school track for walks/runs. This past week, we have met on other days to walk together and get our mileage in.

RUN2MYDREAMS and LEAH57 and my regular partners. They are rocking the miles right along with me and I treasure our friendship and time together. We are a determined group of gals! Occasionally, we have other friends join us and hope to continue to add more to our walking group. Anyone in the area is welcome, whether you are on the FabFit team or not :-)

Here's LEAH57 and I after one of our track walks:

Here's RUN2MYDREAMS and I after a 4 mile walk (no, we didn't buy any of the candy in the pic!):

And here we are as a group:

We are all signing up for various races too, the next one all of us are doing together is the Hot Chocolate 5K in DC on December 3rd, but we have Pumpkin races and Turkey trots and others in between.

We are going to ROCKTOBER! (thanks for that awesome word TIFFYFANNY!)

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SHARON10002 10/9/2011 10:28AM

Great pictures, Carla!

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HOTLIKEHUBBY! 10/7/2011 9:07AM

    Woo Hoo! Way to go!

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LOOZINITNOW 10/7/2011 7:57AM

    So proud of you girls! Keep the miles coming!

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NANFACEMIRE1 10/7/2011 6:39AM

    Great blog gals are really doing a emoticon job. The miles are just adding......adding.....up. Good going. I like the pictures too.

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CAROLYN1213 10/6/2011 9:42PM

    You girls just make my day!!!! Love ya girl!!! You are totally going to Rocktober!

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KAMAPERRY 10/6/2011 3:03PM

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    That's awesome, Carla!!! Y'all are doing great!! Keep up the great work!!



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BARBARAROSE54 10/6/2011 11:34AM

    emoticon and thanks for the pics. Now Rocktober emoticon

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 10/6/2011 8:59AM

    Happy ROCKTOBER to you! Love the pictures!

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