“This was a magical morning. We all got up at 3.00 am or something, and went out and we prepared in the dark. And then waited for the first
See... not morning yet.. still dark out. We stay right here.
Promised myself I would post my results online to keep me motivated. So here it is. This summer (may) I was determined to look as fit as I felt. I was weighing in at 168, the worst shape and the biggest I have ever been. I told myself I would not hit 170 and to start getting my butt in gear. I started working out on my own at my school gym with @Nora Viveen and eventually found a personal trainer with my bestfriend #meganferguson. I ended up gaining weight a little bit while I was with him and realized it was too expensive to move forward when i saw no results. When July hit myself and megan thought we would try out Limitless Preformance (@limitlesspreformance kitchener ) as you probably know i am in love with this gym. We started going 3 times a week and even than I started see amazing results. I felt stronger, faster, thinner and healthier because I got excited to eat right and work out. In august when megan went off to school I started to become a regular. No matter what day I was at limitless. I felt like a family and it never felt like a chore to ever work out as hard as I did. I pushed myself and all the older guys too ;) I am currently weighing in at 148 and continuing to eat healthy and work out as much as I can. I know I'm not the skinniest but that wasn't my goal. I am proud of myself and my results. Thank you to everyone who supported me, pushed me, and didn't believe in me
include photos of us as children and a timeline of our 6 years of dating. It took about a week to cut all the letters out and about 24 hours of ironing to finish the 30 foot long runner. We also had a crossword puzzle in our programs and most of the answers could be found on the runner, so it gave everyone something fun to do while they waited for the ceremony!
If people were meant to pop out of bed first thing in the morning, we'd all sleep in toasters
My mom passed away two and a half years ago. She used to send my brother and I cards whenever she went away on business trips and she’d sign every one the same way. I got this at Curious Tattoo in College Park, Maryland. Ryan did an amazing job reproducing my mom’s handwriting. I could not be happier with the way this turned out and I am excited to have a piece of her with me at all times.
Atlantis Paradise Island Resort in the Bahamas. I visited the Bahamas in November, 2009. We went there for a week and every day it was hot out. The bahamas is made up of many islands and this is the one I went to.
Places to go and things to do
Great set up. If we could figure out something with our closet wall, this would be great.
Craft and DIY
I am loving this garland. I might do something like this in my nursery after we find out the gender. An idea @Jillian Leonard
"We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are. "-Sirius Black
. . . Something To Think About. . . Washington, DC Metro Station on a cold January morning in 2007. The man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time approx. 2 thousand people went through the station, most of them on their way to work. After 3 minutes a middle aged man noticed there was a musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds and then hurried to meet his schedule. 4 minutes later: The violinist received his first dollar: a woman threw the money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk. 6 minutes: A young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again. 10 minutes: A 3-year old boy stopped but his mother tugged him along hurriedly. The kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children.. Every parent, without exception, forced their children to move on quickly.. 45 minutes: The musician played continuously. Only 6 people stopped and listened for a short while. About 20 gave money but continued to walk at their normal pace. The man collected a total of $32. 1 hour: He finished playing and silence took over. No one noticed. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition. No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars. Two days before Joshua Bell sold out a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100. This is a true story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people's priorities. The questions raised: *In a common place environment at an inappropriate hour, do we perceive beauty? *Do we stop to appreciate it? *Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context? One possible conclusion reached from this experiment could be this: If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made. How many other things are we missing?
words of wisdom.
100 things we have learned poster. Make on the first day of school. Each day add something! Perfect way to wrap up the day!
What we have here is a life size decapitated Zombie Head. 55 servings of our double dark chocolate stout beer cake! It's 100% edible (no rice cereal or foam in this guy). My client dared me to make them sick with a gross zombie cake. So I did. No excuses just all out gross. Check out my profile and web link there for more great sculpted cakes. It went fast too only 7 hrs start to finish.
“Jane Austen wrote such a sensationally romantic story. It got to me all the time during filming. It’s deeply romantic, and I think in this day and age we need films with romance at their core out there. They can light people up.” (Rosamund Pike)
Fall yard sign. After Halloween, we needed something else to put up, so we whipped one of these out too. @Chelon Colquitt
fashion and style
My First Art Book. Take digital photos of all your little one's pieces and then throw them out. Second, use the photos to create something
This absolutely gorgeous piece of Sherlock fanart got no repins the first time I posted it here... I am going to pretend that didn't happen and pin it again... "The Man wakes up in the Morgue" by ~oirbmeamu... Click for artist info.
Love 100 cupboards. We found this book on accident, we were looking for something at the library to listen to on a road trip. We ended up loving it! First in a trilogy.
Good To Know
Sesame Street: Bruno Mars: Don't Give Up. We watch a video each morning as part of our classroom routine. Usually they are Schoolhouse Rock! videos, but sometimes I like to share something a little different, too. Students see the same video all week, and by the end of the week, they are singing and dancing along. It's fun for all of us, and a great way to start the day.
How is it possible that out of all the LITTLE BOYS in the whole world we got the best ones 13"w x14"h hand-painted wood sign
words of wisdom.
How is it possible that out of all the Little Girls in the world we got the best one13"x14" hand painted wood sign for girls - girls room
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cinash: I don’t even know. This is what happens when I hang out with my parabatai. We talk about what lunchtime on the TMI movie set must have been like. Maybe it went something like this.
An anthropologist put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told the children of an African tribe that whoever got there first won the sweet fruits. When he told them to run, they all took each others hands and ran together, then sat together enjoying their treats. When he asked them why they had run like that when one could have had all the fruits for himself they said, "Ubuntu, how can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?" Ubuntu in the Xhosa culture means "I am because we are."
We selected out favorite E.E. Cummings poem and I used raw and unstretched canvas that I first primed with white house paint (I often use this in place of gesso). I let it dry and then went to town writing out the poem- and believe or not I used black shoe polish to write with
home is wherever i'm with you
monteray chicken: made for dinner tonight and got a thumbs up by all. I left out the scallions because I forgot to buy some, but will
Beautiful Malachite. Like green marble. The detailed info. is below. When I first went to The Gemological Institute of America & we were doing gem identification, one of the first things that we were told is Never do a sight identification (deciding what something is without testing) unless it is malachite. For some reason every time I see malachite I remember this.
Blogger Tiffany Cheney says "The first thing I worked on after we got the invites out, were these fun monster containers that held homemade play dough for each kiddo to take home."
Lego Birthday Party
Churchill: Why would you do this? Of all the things you’ve told me, this I find hardest to believe. Why? To invite your friends to see your death? The Doctor: I had to die. I didn’t have to die alone. Amy and Rory. The Last Centurion and The Girl Who Waited. However dark it got, I’d turn around and there they’d be. If it’s time to go, remember what you’re leaving. Remember the best. My friends have always been the best of me.