Tuesday, August 18, 2009

We've Lost an Olsen Twin!

On March 1, Sam and I decided that we needed to change our eating habits.  We were way to used to eating out, and we were looking more than a little chubby.  Anyway, we decided that we wanted our diet to be easy.  We didn't want to deny ourselves anything, because we've both done diets that limit the types of food that you can eat, and those are no fun!  So, we made some rules:

1.  We would ourselves to around 1500-1800 calories per day.  
2.  If we wanted to eat out, we could, but we had to share the meal.
3.  We wouldn't snack between meals.

Since then, Sam has lost 75+ pounds, and I've lost 25!  It has been relatively easy, because we've been doing it together.  We still enjoy eating at all of our favorite places, but we just share, which not only saves calories, but $$$ too!  What a deal!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

This & That

Life at our house has been crazy the last week.  Chase got the stomach flu... and then Halle got it... and then I got it... and then Sam got it.  Chase is still recovering, but for the most part, we are all back to normal again.  But, among all the chaos, we still found some time for fun.

I love a good deal, so when $2 Tuesdays go on at Thanksgiving Point, we take full advantage.  The crowds are huge (apparently I'm not the only deal-lovin', Mormon mom out there), but we still have a good time.  So far, we've spent one Tuesday at the Gardens, and one Tuesday at the Dinosaur Museum.  My kids love both places, and I love getting them out of the house, so all parties involved are happy!

A while back, Sam and I were asked to take part in Youth Conference.  We had to create a bread stand that looked like something from Book of Mormon times.  It was so much fun!  We dressed up (as the directions stated), and even dressed up our kids as little Nephites.  It was so cool to see the church get transformed into Jeruselum.

Now that we are all back to normal, hopefully we'll be able to do lots more playing before summer comes to an end.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Deja Vu

Different Baby...

Same Trouble...

Chase (9 Months)

Halle (9 Months)

Taylor Family Fun

Sam's whole family came into town last week for a week of fun!  It was so great to see everyone, since we don't get to hang out very often.  We tried to cram as many activities as we could in a short amount of time.  Here's a little photo summary of our week:

We played in the sun...

We went to the Children's Museum...

We found our "WILD" side and went camping for a night...

The boys went golfing...

We snuggled this cute new one...

It was a great week.  We miss everyone already!