We are having so much fun with our new hobby...Kayaking!
So much so that we went and purchased 2 new to us Kayaks off of Craigslist. We caught the Kayaking bug after Kayaking at Shingle Creek with the kids last month, We enjoyed it so much!
We then took them out for the first time across the lake that we live by , no kids and not 1 alligator was seen! It was a great time spent with my Hubby but I did learn that I need to take some time and study all of the different paddle strokes and which ones work best in choppy waters.
Next we need to purchase an actual kit for loading the kayaks on top of the car , right now we are using pool noodles but hey it works!
Enjoying every moment outside but can't wait for cooler temps!
In our kitchen I'm trying out a new color scheme that I'm not sure about...
I'm not sure because I've always used more traditional colors but after watching the HGTV show Fixer Upper I liked the cooler tones but it's like starting all over from scratch. Everything I have is country/traditional. Not sure how long I'll keep it.
I did find this basket at Bealls Outlet that I'm loving next to my stove.
So for 2 months I've been getting pretty real about my weight...with my Husbands recent health diagnosis of Diabetes and Celiac disease, if he doesn't want to be on a few meds then he has to make some lifestyle changes. I'm supporting him the best I can!!
First purchase are these Excercise clothes- from WalMart
This came from Amazon!!
So far I've lost...
You'll have to watch to find out!
I'm so proud of my Husband for making such strides in this rough diagnosis and turning it around!
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~After reading this and really nit-picking each chapter to see where my faults are, taking the time to think about where I can start to adjust and change some things in my everyday life, This book has been a great tool to re-think how and why I do the things I do. I am certainly growing in my day-to-day life and while the changes are small, they are noticable.~
Have you read this book, if so What chapter made you really think?