So...here's a quick rundown of our weekend...
Ice cream at the Rock House...YUM! It was just the girls and us on Friday night because Will had a sleepover. The girls were feeling left out so we took them to get ice cream. I didn't have any (hard!) because I'm trying to get off sugar. I've tried off and on since March, but I always cave and give in. Three days without it, and so far, so good. I'm also trying to eat less meat. I hesitate to use the word "vegetarian" but I'm trying to eat veggies in favor or meat these days. So far, so good there too.
In light of those two dietary decisions, I made a trip to Whole Foods on Saturday. John had to run to the mall, and I don't know if I've told you lately, but I strongly I detest the mall. I don't think I've even stepped foot inside the place since Christmas, and I had no intention of doing so on Saturday. So, the kids and I dropped him at the door and headed to Whole Foods.
I was in heaven. I love, love, LOVE that place. I could spend all day and a small fortune in there. I bought a few things that I can't find anywhere else, and we took our sweet time looking at all the beautiful cheeses, seafood, and produce. My kids love all the free samples!
If you don't live close to a Whole Foods, I'm sorry. If you do, please tell me you love that store as much as I do! The only store I might love more is Trader Joe's (though I've never actually been there), and I'm so sad we don't have Trader Joe's in Colorado.
Yesterday morning, John suggested we take a family hike. I love it when he makes suggestions like that!
We went to North Cheyenne Canon...a GREAT city park...and hiked up above Helen Hunt Falls. The hike was short and very steep, but the views from the top were beautiful!
I was kinda hoping to see a bear. When we drove up to the visitor center, they had a board with some wildlife sightings listed, and people had seen some bears within the last week. We didn't see any, and that's probably a good thing. I always think that would be fun, but I'd probably freak out if I met one on the trail.
The kids did great on the trail, but they were very thankful when we said it was time to head back to the car. We stopped down the road, and found a huge rock to perch on for a picnic lunch. Beside the rock was a little stream, and the kids had fun wading in it.
It was a beautiful day, and we had a great time. The temps were perfect, and everyone was in a relatively good mood. Of course, any day spent outside in nature is a great day for me!
On the way, home, we stopped at the recycling center and dropped off our first, BIG load of recycling. I wish I had taken a photo because you can't believe how much stuff we were able to recycle in one months time. I was proud!
We made it home and my kids watched Camp Rock for the
And we all had a good laugh about Jack, our fly-stalking-then-eating-beagle. We haven't turned our AC on yet, so we've had our windows open, and with open windows come flies. Ugh. John told me that Jack has been catching and eating them. ICK! GROSS! Sure enough, I was sitting on my bed (watching Camp Rock with the kids) and Jack started going crazy chasing a fly. He caught it. And you know the rest. Blech.
I'm off this morning to my moms group at church. This morning I'm up to share my testimony. Yay! Happy Monday.
This evening, I'll draw a winner for my GIVEAWAY. It's not too late to enter!