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Could I possibly?

I found these yoga positions for abs on I added in the plank and downward facing dog poses for those of you, like me, who don't know ANYTHING about Yoga (I also added Upward Facing Dog, Forward Fold and Mountain View, the brunette is doing the ab poses). I've been walking at lunch nearly everyday and I'm starting to slim up. I have a few areas that need some extra TLC and Paul was "kind enough" to teach me some floor exercises, including push-ups, which he didn't waste time telling me that the "girl way" is the "cheater way". I think in combination with walking the monster (aka Acosta Bridge) doing the floor exercises Paul and I worked out and maybe dabbling in some of this yoga for abs...Shia might slim down a little quicker. Boat 1. Sit with your knees bent, feet flat on the floor. Grasp your legs under your thighs, slightly above your knees. 2. Lean back slightly. Lift your feet off the floor so that your shins are parallel t…

Blog Woes...

I just opened my blog page and NO DAMASK BORDER!  I literally thought I was going to scream!  Whew!  I fixed it!  So if you checked me out earlier and had weird messages about Photobucket blocking is fixed!  YAY!

Does Muscle Weigh More Than Fat?

It's like that joke which weighs more 1,000 pounds of metal or a 1,000 pounds of feathers. Duh's the same, a 1,000 pounds is 1,000 pounds! Honestly though it is a total weight loss lie that we are accustom to telling ourselves. Last night I almost told myself this white lie and believed it. I've been walking at lunch. No easy walk either... bridges are involved see previous post for visual. However, I've only lost 10 pounds and I've been starting to feel like it's not working. I guess I want and need to see drastic results overnight. So after weighing myself and not seeing some huge change in the numbers I started to think...well maybe I just have MORE muscle hence the whole white lie. I then got out my trusty measuring tape and wrote down my measurements and compared them to my measurements of a month ago and there was some pretty drastic changes there. I mean in my hips I've lost 2 inches and in my waist I've lost about 4 inches. My upper arm is…

New Ducklings!!

So after the otter sightings I kept checking to see if they had swam back.  No otters but there's a new duck with four little ducklings.  I told Paul that I think it's one of the babies from the first 12 all grown up.  She was very friendly and not scared at all.  I think it's because she grew up in my backyard and knows where the food is at.
At first she was just checking the backyard out.  I ran and got some crackers. When I came back she was still in the yard and her little ducklings were in the water.  At first I got worried about that "halk" showing up and snatching them, so I was hesitant to distract her with food.  But she started quacking and they were quacking back to her.  It was as if she was telling them that the coast was clear. They swam around quacking back. Still quacking.
She went out to get them! She brought them to the grass! Little ducklings hiding behind mama! I kept trying to throw a cracker away so she would move but those little ducklings…

We're OTTER here!

So last night I get home from work and I let Daisy out back and about 15 minutes later I hear her barking up a storm.  I figured she was giving me her typical Cracker Alert (telling me that the neighbors are outside).  So when I open the door I see four otters in the lake!  They were super cute and sitting up in the water just looking at Daisy.  So I got Daisy inside and ran for the camera by then they were swimming away but here's the best shots I could get for now.
When I went outside to check on Daisy they were all sitting up in the water but by the time I got the camera they were swimming away...this guy was still having a peek.
These were the bigger two...Mommy and Daddy perhaps?

Hey guys...wait for me....

More Marissa....

She had to steal the show at gift opening time and show off her horse. This thing really moves!
I just love her cute lil face!
When Marissa rides in my car she wants to hear the "Barbie Song" so I made her a CD with the "Barbie Song" (Barbie Girl by Aqua) and some Disney Princess songs. So she got a gift too at Kaelyn's birthday party. Plus, you know Aunt Circle...I had to jazz it up. I couldn't use puff paint so I decked it out with some Disney Princess stickers.

Leah is here!

Leah Kelly was born on July 7, 2010. Marissa and her little sister, Leah Okay see how her little lip stands out. Nicole's was like that when she was a baby and I used to hold her and feed her...she would fall asleep and I could rub that little crease and she would wiggle her nose and I thought it was hilarious. I was five!

Baby Gifts

I got Marissa and her new little sister, Leah, matching outfits. This tradition of bibs started with Marissa. I got Nicole a bib and I ironed on letters to spell out my name so Debra couldn't say that the bib was referring to her. So then when Debra had Kaelyn I did the same thing, but this time I put Circle...since Marissa had dubbed this nickname before she could say Mellissa she called me Circle. I want the new babies, Kaelyn and Leah, to call me Shia but I stuck with Circle for the bib.
Mad lady with the puff paint.... It never stops, I was a puff paint manic. I changed it to say Aunties since Leah has two and I had to change the tense hence the flower in the middle...come on it couldn't say My aunties loves me! Here's Nicole with the bibs! I knew she would love them =)

Kaelyn's First Birthday Party!

Nicole got Kaelyn a ball pit and here's Kaelyn's daddy (Tony) playing in it! Debra and Kaelyn
Kaelyn got a stroller for her dolls... ...but she wanted to test it out. Kaelyn, Debra and Tony At Publix they give you a free cake for the baby to destroy  at their 1st birthday. Kaelyn wasn't really interested  in the cake, maybe she likes chocolate.... Also at Publix, you can get them to airbrush a photo on the cake.

Happy Birthday Kaelyn!

Debra and I went in together on this little house for Kaelyn.   I bought flowers to plant and surprised Kaelyn and Debra before the party. This little house is so even came with a piece of mail for the mailbox! I couldn't resist buying her a little watering can and of course I had to puff paint it!. Here's Kaelyn watering her flowers. She loved the phone! She picked it up and said "bye" She was so focused on her new house she didn't want to stop.   Marissa and her are buddies!