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Friday, January 7, 2011

My Plate.

So I joined My Plate last year in an effort to lose some weight.  I joined it again this year for the same reason.  I got my sister Christy to join with me and we are "friends" on it and can see each others profile.  I saw that Christy had actually written something in her diary.  It was something cute like "I'm tired, but I'm still going" and I thought "I want to write in my diary!"

I went to my profile to edit it and I saw that something was already in the "about me" section.  I figured I had written it last year when I joined.  "Oh," I thought, "what a delight to look upon myself in 1/2010."

Here's what it said:

About Me:
I'm a LiveStrong.com member who has not yet written anything for my 'About Me.'

Ha!  That's hilarious. 

Anyway, I don't really have anything to talk about, but I found a photo of the cherry pie I made at Christmas and I thought it turned out really cute so I will share that with you.

Also, this year I have decided to hand make all my Christmas gifts for my twelve family members.  It's going to be quite the project and it will be kind of a bummer because I won't be able to post what I am working on until after the end of the year.

I'm really excited about it though and have been combing through craft websites for inspiration.  I'll also being trying new things so that will be fun and daunting at the same time.

Have a great day and wonderful weekend!

Monday, January 3, 2011

The Fish Hatchery.

Happy New Year!  I thought for the new year I would try and blog more.  Yeah, I said try.  I hope everybody had a nice new year weekend.  I sure did.  I drove up to the snow with my sister's family this weekend and it was really fun.

The snow was too dry to make a snowman, but we did have fun throwing rock hard ice balls at each other.

And Jasmine got to bury a flag she had made with our names on it in the snow.
Christy and the kids were hoping for snow to actually be falling from the sky, but it has actually been pretty dry here lately.  It all worked out though because Ken can make it snow.
Then we headed out to a fish hatchery we had seen on the way up the mountain.  I enjoy a good fish hatchery and while it was kind of off season there were still some fish in there and it was fun to actually be out and about on the weekend instead of on the couch.
There didn't seem to be anyone around so we wandered through the buildings and used the heated bathrooms which were surprisingly nice.

Then we went to another hatchery!  Who knew there were so many so close together?  This one wasn't very fun.  It was completely fenced off.  I took a nice photo of Christy's family though:
Jasmine got a souvenir frozen stick.
Mikey got a rock.
And Christy got a headache.
We had fun though and plan to go up to Bonneville Dam in two weeks to take some dam pictures and go to the fish hatchery.  I've been to that one a few times before and it is always a good time.

My birthday is on Thursday.  I'm turning 30!!  I have the day off from work and Christy and I are going to hang out and go shopping.  I'm also going to see Black Swan this weekend which I'm really looking forward to seeing.  And of course... The first of the year diet.  Which I will immediately go off for my birthday.  Ugh!  It's so inconveniently located.

Anyway, I hope everybody had a wonderful Christmas and here's wishing for a wonderful 2011.