Monday, May 23, 2011

On a Boat!

And, we didn't sink....thank goodness.  We figured out pretty quickly that the boat still needs some work, so we only stayed about about an hour and a half on Lake Anna.  Rich is already re-wiring the entire boat this evening.  Even though it was a short trip, it was lots of fun.  Hailey was not scared of going fast and was entertained the entire time.  I love being on the water and being able to relax.  We all wanted to fish, especially Hailey with her new Dora pole, so we fished at our pond when we got home.  Rich hopes to have the boat back on the water next weekend!

Can we fish yet?!

In the driver's seat...

So cool in our new shades.

I think someone is quite excited to be on the water!


Super cool

Trying out the new fishing pole

Hailey's first bass...caught with my pole!  And, yes she is still insisting on wearing those boots!

Camo girls

Proud of her new fishing hat.

Yep, I had to get one as well.

Miss Prissy Pants

We are ready!

Look at that hair! 

Getting ready for the water

We spent all day Saturday working on the boat and trying to get it ready for the water.  It's a good thing that Rich knows how to work on and fix just about anything, otherwise I think we would be out a substantial amount of money!  I don't understand a thing that he does, but he always gets whatever it is running or fixed one way or another.  This is one time when he is focused, and at times overly focused on what he is doing.  He could spend 10 hours outside working and not even realize what time it is or that he hasn't eaten a meal.  I think it is good for Evan to get exposed to these things so  hopefully he'll be able to fix things in the future as well.  Hailey is taking after Rich and would much rather stay outside and work with him rather than stay inside with me.

Such a little girl now!

Gettin' her ready.

Rich doing what the does best.

Do you think Hay Hay is ready for the water? :)

Mr. Bunny is ready to go!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Biggest Loser

Well, not really, but I am still feeling pretty good.  I had my measurements done this morning at the gym and in the last 8 weeks I've lost 2.5 inches in my hips, 1.5 inches in my waist, and 1inch in my chest.  My legs and arms stayed the same.  I've also lost 6.5 lbs during the time.  We decided against measuring my BMI for another 6 weeks, so that I can really see a big change.  I know I've gained a lot of muscle, but I still have some more fat to go before I really feel good about things, but I know I've made a lot of progress.

Showing off the back muscles

Front double bicep

Sunday, May 1, 2011

PHETE BBQ and Fishing Extravaganza

On Saturday we invited a few of Rich's classmates over for a BBQ and fishing tournament.  I know I've said it before, but I love having people over because I can drink and not worry about driving, the house gets cleaned, and we do not have to travel anywhere.  The same was true for Saturday.  At first I wasn't too sure about having all of these 21 year olds over, but once they got here we all had a great time.  One of Rich's professors, who happens to be a very attractive 25 year old former national soccer player, came over as well.  I think I would have a hard time concentrating in his class;) 

We grilled up some turkey burgers and Jessica and I made pasta salad, potato salad, mixed greens salad, and strawberry shortcake.  Then, after a few hours of fishing, we returned home to grill what seemed like a million steaks....seriously, I think we grilled 20 of them and ate them all!  I don't even have to talk about the fishing because we all know that I out fish everyone:)  I gave up my rod to Cory after a while to see if he could catch up.  We had so much fun that Matt and Cory will be back Tuesday for some more action on the lake.

One of my 7 catches.

The crew on the other side of the lake.

Cory finally figuring it out after I gave him some pointers;)

Cory catching up after I stopped fishing.

Rich finally getting to fish after being a good host.

Rocky, JJ, and Matt not having much luck.

Cory and Rich manning the grill.

Midnight steaks.

Cory's girlfriend