Thursday March 12, 2009

Mar 12, 2009


I have to be honest. It is tough to update this blog when there is no weight change or, as this week, a change in the wrong direction. But I am gonna post anyway. This week I gained a half pound. Am I freaked out about it? No. It is one tiny half pound. It will prolly be gone tomorrow. But I am so close to Onederland so I know it frustrates you guys that I am not there. No worries, I will get there.

Until then, I am LIVING LIFE!! This past weekend I went CAMPING! In a Tent. Yeah. Me. I know...

I have not done that since I was a kid camping out in mom and dad's back yard. I went with Steph, Joel and the three kids. It was Nelons's Cub Scouts camp out. It was a BLAST! I will so go again. This is something I never would have done at 356 pounds. Never. I would have had a hard time getting up and down off the ground. I would have been afraid to sit in the fold out camping chairs because I would break them. I would have been afraid to be around that many 7, 8 and 9 year olds because kids can be mean - even to adults - even when they don't mean to be. And I would not have wanted to embarrase Nelson in front of his friends by my giantness. Now, I don't worry about any of that. I am so glad I went. I so can't wait to go again.

Here are some pictures:

The Camp Site:



Pictures of the lake in the morning"







Nelson whittling a stick. He is getting really good at it:



Connor. Is he cute or what?



Speaking of Con-Man... At night, Stpeh and I walked over to the bathroom and Connor came with us. He wanted to hold the flashlight but he kept shining it in the trees instead of the ground so we could see. So Steph took it back and Connor ran ahead. Steph called out for him to stop, but too late. He ran into a chain link fence and went head over heels. I am so sorry, but it was damn funny. Steph and I were cracking up - until the tears started to come out of Connor. He busted up his chin pretty good and there was blood everywhere. And of course, he wails at the top of his lungs "See, you should have let me hold the FLASHLIGHT!!!!"

Here he is with his cut on his chin and blood on his shirt:



He cried and cried until I gave him my camera. He loves to take picture, but he is not very good at using my pink camera because of where the lense is he always gets his finger in the way... LOL





He is just fine now. Once we got back to the camp site he wanted to go to bed and he asked if his Aunt Marli could cuddle with him before he went to sleep. Awwwwwwww - so cute. It was awesome.

And here, the next morning. Steph made breakfast!



Ethan at breakfast:



And Connor wanted to take more pictures... so here is a pancake...



And we held out the camera and took a picture of us. This is the first and last no make up picture you guys get to see - but it was the only one of me (that wasn't blurry anyway) and I have to post it to prove that I was there! LOL!



So, even without getting to Onderland - I am having a blast! Having fun! Living Life!!

And I will get to Onderland. This is a marathon, not a sprint.

Have a great week!



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