Thursday, December 29, 2011

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Chaos

Sure hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas! I sure did. Santa brought me everything I wanted! He must have read my blog for great ideas. ;)

Friday, December 23, 2011

What’s Cookin’

Happy Holidays blogger friends!! It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! All of my shopping is finally done--food & presents.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Great Holiday Gifts for Someone Special: 2011

Christmas is quickly approaching. Buying the perfect present is always a hard task for me, second only to telling people what I want for Christmas. This year I though I would put together a quick blog post filled with things I've found interesting, awesome & giftworthy for Christmas. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

SandRidge Santa Dash 5k: Recap

The SandRidge Santa Dash was my last race of 2011 & my first running year. It’s been a great year. I don’t love running, but I LOVE races. The excitement, the crowd, the butterflies--every bit of it is so exciting. Sprinkle in some adventure races & you’ve got a spectacular running year.

Power 90, Week 1 Recap

If you’ve been reading, you know that I started a Power 90 challenge. Power 90 is the precursor to P90x--if you’re like me, you’ve never heard of it. The point of Power 90 is to get you ready to conquer P90x & eventually P90x2.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Sweet Note by P & What I Munched for Lunch

My Family by Phoenix

My mommy’s name is Jessica. She works at Chesapeake. She makes money at work. Sometimes I stay with Gigi & she goes to work to make more money. She likes to play soccer ball. She likes the red team in football. We like to eat at Cici’s pizza. I get one candy there.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Another Green Juice: Celery-Lemongrass-Pear

I hope you're enjoying my "trying new juices" posts! It's always fun to branch out from your usual routine.

This is a recipe from Matthew Kenney’s book, Everyday Raw Express: Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less. This book is fabulous! I love raw food, but as a single mom of a four year old with a full time job--I don’t have that much time to whip up dinner. In this book, you will find some great recipes that, honestly, take 30 minutes or less. I’m going to put together a salad from this book tonight for lunch tomorrow! I will post pictures & the recipe soon.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Surprise, Surprise!

Remember here when I told you my friend Ashley was taking some picture of me & Phoenix? Well here’s an early Christmas present for you...a few amazing snapshots of P & I!

Friday, November 25, 2011

A Thanksgiving of First’s--2011

This year, many “firsts” occurred. It was a spectacular Thanksgiving, & definitely will be remembered. I think the best words I heard yesterday were “Mommy, this was a great Thanksgiving. I’m thankful for you.” I’m thankful for you too little turkey..very thankful. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Secret to Weight Loss

Pomegranates. Yes. Simple as that. Ok it’s not really a secret diet, but can you imagine a diet of pomegranates?! They are absolutely delicious, yet such a pain to eat. Here’s a mental picture of me tonight...

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Pumpkin Carving & Vegan/Veggie-ta-wee-an Kiddos

Last night we had soooo much fun doing one of my favorite holiday activities...
Pumpkin carving!! Here are a couple of pictures from the adventure.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Weekend Fun!

The weekend went by way too fast! I packed it full of fun & volunteering, as well as a little photo shoot for my love.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Where Have I Been??

Wow it’s been awhile! So many things have happened since my last blog. I will try to recap in short & then we can get back to some regularity.
On September 17th, we celebrated Phoenix’s 4th birthday. We had so much fun & the party was such a success! Superheroes came to visit the kids and it was a big hit.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

New Beginnings!

So for those of you that don't know me personally, I'm a single mom to the most handsome little boy ever. 

Monday, September 5, 2011

Conversations with a Vegan

For those of you that read my last post, the “raw-sagna” was another flop for me. It honestly tasted good, but for some reason sun-dried tomatoes make me sick to my stomach. Since the sauce was 90% sdt’s, I had a hard time stomaching the meal. You cook, you learn--right??

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Good Food, Food Flops, & My Week in Review

Wow, my week has been so hectic. I’ve been choosing between blogging & working out every night after work because I’ve been so exhausted. Obviously, working out won the battle--so now it’s time to blog!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Cheat-a-tarian, Vegan-ish, Loca-tarian, Organ-ivore

I learned some new words today! 

Locatarian- someone who eats locally grown food
Organivore- someone who eats organic food
Cheatatarian- my favorite word for veggies that eat meat occasionally
Veganish- those of us that forget about trace products sometimes!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Summer Games & My Attempt At Athleticism

So let's preface this post with a little background on me as an athlete:

When I was really young (we'll say 4ish) I wanted to be in a dance class like all of my other girl friends...unfortunately I resembled a frog rather than a ballerina.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

First Day of Preschool

So, Monday was my little man's first day of preschool! He's getting so big. Chesapeake Energy opened their child development center on August 8, 2011. Phoenix was a part of the second start group on August 15th. After spending an entire week in Tyler, TX, we were stressed prepared for this first day to come. I decided he needed a buzz cut for his first day--this would ensure he didn't look like Alfalfa in the morning.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Working in the Field

I'm hanging out in Tyler, TX this week! Tyler is one of my work field offices & also where my grandma lives. I brought the kiddo & we are having a blast.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Adventure Races!!

I've been meaning to write about the Dirty 30 for a few days now! I signed up for my first mud race back in March when I was gung-ho about running as many races as possible.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

What a Week!

Being a single mom = busy, busy, busy all the time! The three things I must fit into every day are: quality time with my son, our health, & fitness.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Farmer's Market & Garden Saturday!

I love Saturday's. For me it means a day to enjoy, visit the farmer's market, tend the garden and to do whatever else comes up (and squeeze in a Jillian sesh before bed).

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Running in the Heat & Dinner with an old Friend

So I've been trying to heat train so that I can get ready for the dirty 30. Let me tell you it's been hell! We've been running at noon & nothing could be hotter. My friend Caroline & I only ran two miles today and I thought I was going to die. The heat definitely zaps it out of ya! Tomorrow will be 3 miles in a/c. :)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011