Sunday, August 26, 2012


This weekend we bought a Vitamix. It was super expensive(500.00) ahh choke... but I hear from so many that it works fabulous. So far we have made two different smoothies from the recipe book and I am impressed. Both we added spinach, tomatoes and zucchini to them and you would have never known they had veggies it it. Super Cool! do any of you have one? If so, any favorite protein shake recipes to share?

Tonight I am going to make the Tortilla soup for dinner. Later today I am meeting up with about 6 other Arizona Bandsters for lunch. Super excited to meet them all and get to know them in person better. I will try and take pictures to post later on.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Big Booty and Barium Swallows

So I was browsing through our pictures on the computer and I came across this picture and seriously had to do a double take...I was like OMG, my Ass really used to look like that??? I showed it to my hubby and he said "who is that?". He didn't believe it when I told him it was me. So even on my worst days I can look at this and say "you've come a long way baby"!!

I went to True Results today and had a really good visit with the NP, she gave me a psychological Adjustment instead of a Band Adjustment. We talked through some of my recent stressors and stumbling blocks and got a game plan set up. Since it is close to my One year she also did my annual Barium Swallow to check out how my Band is doing and everything looked great. Positioned well, no pouching and barium went through well. It was a relief just to make sure everything was still okay.
Hope you all are having a good week. I get to meet up with some of the other AZ Bandsters this weekend for lunch, so I am super excited. Also very excited that BOOB's is getting closer...

Sunday, August 19, 2012

On a lighter note...

Yesterday we celebrated our 12th Wedding Anniversary. We went to Outback for a yummy dinner, went to the mall for chair massages and then Scott surprised me by getting me the Past, Present, and Future Ring I have had my eyes on. I love this guy I tell ya!!!! I am so blessed to have married my true soulmate, and best friend.
You can't tell by the picture but the ring is surrounded with Rose Gold, I love it because it has a real Vintage look to it. The picture does not do it justice...

Friday, August 17, 2012

High's and Low's and I am not talking weight here.....

The past two weeks have been a rollercoaster of sorts. It started with my hubby and numerous trips to urgent care and finally the ER. I have only seen him this sick one other time in our marriage with his gallbladder, this time it turned out to be a raging UTI from him having Prostatitis. Darn those Prostate's when they start acting up. Anyhoo, he is on the mend but having a man with wee wee issues has been no picnic I tell ya. A few days later we had his brother,wife and 3 small children stay with us for about a week, school started for my boys, I had a luau for about 50 people at my house last night and today I found out my sister's sweet 4 year old lab died. Man I loved that dog. Every time I would visit my sis I would sleep on the blow-up mattress and Maggie would climb up and lay next to me like she was a lap dog or something. I think it was the straw that broke the camels back because driving to the store tonight I started bawling my eyes out. I think I just needed a good girl cry....
Once I put it all back into perspective well except for Maggie dying (that just sucks) then I started to feel better. In fact I think I will take a bubble bath know Calgon take me away!!!
I will leave you with a couple cute pic's from the party last night. My friend works at Costco in the Bakery Dept and she made this super cute cake for our party. Also, a pic of Maggie Moo

Rest in Peace Maggie

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Night Splash Waterslides with the boys

A fun NSV last night. I took the boys to Sunsplash Water Park that on Saturdays they have Nightsplash from 7pm-11pm. It is so hot here in AZ that this is a fabulous options so that you don't get baked in the Sun. Anyhoo, I rode all the major slides and it was fun, scary,and exhilerating. My boys were so happy that Mommie would go on all the slides with them this year! The best part is I didn't feel like I had to be launched down the shoot like a beached whale!!!! Oh and I dared not to wear a shirt or cover up over my swim suit who would have are some examples of the slides we did

Friday, August 3, 2012

The Golden Girls

so my coworkers and I found these wigs at work today and decided to have a little Friday Fun....we had the whole office cracking up!!!

Maybe we are the '3' shades of

Thursday, August 2, 2012

August Pic

Here is my monthly picture for August. I bought this cute sundress to wear and the amazing part about it is....... It's a size large!! I used to wear dresses like this and felt like they looked like a tent on me. This one not so much. Yaa!