Saturday, October 22, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Cory Eller serves in the Oklahoma National Guard 45th Infantry Brigade. If you were not aware the 45th's deployment to Afghanistan this summer was Oklahoma's greatest number deployed (around 3400) since the Korean War. The 45th is currently still serving a one year deployment...
Cory's wife Jackie has recently given birth to their baby boy. At the end of Cory's 2 week leave from Afghanistan I was able to capture some heartsmiles with my camera before he returned. Enjoy these moments of the heart...
Thank you Eller Family for all of your sacrifices you continue to make for our country.
Monday, August 22, 2011
We take our commitment to our girls and their path and journey with God very seriously and give thanks every day that HE has blessed us with them. Thank you for letting us share this special moment with you.
Monday, August 1, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Visiting with friends and family, waiting for the baby to arrive and started a little dining room makeover to name a few things.
The girls are now in swimming lessons every day here at the house so that is keeping us close to home for the next few weeks but I don't think they mind one bit as long as they get to swim.
Here are a few pics of our summer so far! Hope you are enjoying yours as much as we are... STAY COOL!!! And find some WATER!!
Monday, July 4, 2011
Thursday, June 30, 2011
|April Working hard on her kettlebell swings|
|April after one of her workouts... |
she gives it her all every time!
Why Paleo, Why no Grains & Legumes or Carbs or dairy?
I eat “real” food -- fresh, natural food like meat, vegetables and fruit. I choose foods that are nutrient dense, with lots of naturally-occurring vitamins and minerals, over foods that have more calories but less nutrition. And food quality is important -- I’m careful about where my meat comes from, and buy produce locally and organically as often as possible.
It’s not a low calorie “diet” -- I eat as much as I need to maintain strength, energy and a healthy weight. In fact, my diet is probably much higher in fat than you’d imagine. Fat isn’t the enemy -- it’s a great energy source when it comes from high quality foods like avocado, coconut and nuts. And I’m not trying to do a “low carb” thing, but since I’m eating vegetables and fruits instead of bread, cereal and pasta, it just happens to work out that way.
Eating like this is good for maintaining a healthy metabolism, and reducing inflammation within the body. It’s been doing great things for my energy levels, body composition and performance in the gym. It also helps to minimize my risk for a whole host of lifestyle diseases and conditions, like diabetes, heart attack and stroke.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
With this baby the first trimester was a very nauseous blur. Think constant state of car sickness or being hung over without the relief of just... you know... throwing up? Then, I also had serious headaches that were the type only a nap or sleep will cure.
With Izabella (our first) I had one incident of nausea and with Sophia (our second) I had a couple weeks of light nausea. Headaches with both. So... what does that mean??? Does it mean we are having a boy this time around??? Nah... I just think it means I am older and the older I get the harder it is on my body. Who knows... I guess we will just have to wait and see. Stay tuned until the end of September.
Garth has been in Kansas the last 3 weeks during the weekdays and that has made it difficult to workout. I am embarrassed to say I haven't been to a workout in awhile. I went last week for the first time in 4 weeks. And I also did a workout here at the house. So, this week I am going to try to do better. I have started training a girl during the week and she is making great progress. I am looking forward to making a post about her later... something else to stay tuned for ;)
So the other thing that has caused a lapse in posting is... my camera was acting up and I had to ship it off for maintenance. It's back now and we will have to see if I approve of the "fixes".
Izzy turned 4 on Saturday and we had a family party for her I am posting a couple of pictures below.
Monday, March 14, 2011
On her last visit home we went to Nannie's. It was a good day filled with laughs, hugs and of course a few tears.
We ask that you pray for her safety along with the safety of all those serving in any capacity.
Here are a few memories from that day as we wish her the very best...
I chose this song again because it seems so fitting for our Marines... Alive and Well... that's all that really matters.
Monday, February 21, 2011
This weekend we took the girls to LaFortune Park. They rode in the jogging stroller while Garth and I ran and then their reward was playing on the slides and swings when we were finished.
Such a beautiful weekend!
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Here are my up skills!! I have to tell you that I am so afraid of ANY kind of jumping... This picture makes me look like I am jumping really high... let's go with that for today ;)
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
PS I didn't take this pic ;)
The girls loved it and so did I!!!
Monday, January 24, 2011
Eat clean meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar and... and in our house little to no dairy
The Paleo Diet Cookbook by Dr. Loren Cordain (don't let the word diet scare ya... It's really a cookbook with explanations on why he agrees with Paleo)
The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf
The Primal Blueprint and Cookbook by Mark Sisson
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Highlight of the workout for me....
I DID 6 REAL UNASSISTED PULL UPS IN A ROW!!!!!!!!
This is a big deal to me!!!!! I could actually see the bar below or at my chin!!!
It has taken me over a year but I can now do it!!! I am stringing them together and getting it done.
My goal for the year is to get stronger and to continue my clean eating. I want to do things at the RX'd (prescribed) weight by the end of the year...
Easy Day Peeps!