Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Ride-in-movie, Winter Therapy & a Pintastic Valentine's Day

We like doing things as a family, we just do.
Don't get me wrong, Scotty Boy and I like our own time too, but we really like hanging with our girls.

Even while exercising.

You should probably know, I'm married to an Ironman. 

I don't say this as a metaphor.  I really am.  He earned his Ironman status at the first ever Ironman Texas last May in The Woodlands.  He worked hard for it, and he did awesome.  He told me "I just want to check the block"....

He's back in training.

 "Only" a few half Ironman competitions this year, we'll see.  He does have an indoor trainer for his bike, which he puts where he and the girls can watch a movie together. Now they can join him on his 3 hour rides and he still gets to spend time with us :)  I love this about him.

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Biking + Disney Channel = Quality Time
The other perk of riding with the girls?  They fan him and feed him Gu Shots and gummy worms.

We've got another athlete in the family. Roo.  She's 6, almost 7.  She tried basketball this season.  She loved it.  Her favorite part, dressing for it.  For both practices and games, she always sported a sweat band on her head.  Just under her pigtails.  She made the Cougars look good.  She also got a basketball goal for Christmas this year.  It was kind of a pity goal.  She told her coaches "I hope I get a basketball goal, cause right now, I'll I got is a bucket in a tree."  See?  Pitiful.  All that hard work payed off though, cause she got this medal and a whole bunch of pride :)

It's been super cold and wet here, yuck and yuck.  So a trip to Barnes 'n Noble was the cure to our dreary ailments.  Starbucks served us up some Vanilla Steamers, a Chocolate Chunk cookie to share while reading about Ancient Egypt.  Winter wearies cured!

Also, Scotty Boy made his YUMMY pumpkin bread, my girls LOVE this stuff!  He slices it up and wraps each slice for the freezer.  He found the recipe in LAVA magazine, he's healthy like that. It's actually called Pre-Workout Pumpkin Bread.  Pulls out a slice to toast for breakfast.  The girls like theirs with some butter or cream cheese.  Makes my people happy.
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Doesn't that look delish?

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Pumpkin Bread Train, and Scott likes to make faces in pictures. 

All this leads up to the great Labor of Love, Valentine's Day!

We totally got our Valentine on here, because we Love Big!  Not to be confused with Big Love, that's different.  And like so many others, this Valentine's Day was Pintastic!  Here's a sampling:
Roo chose the "Of all the FISH in the sea, I'm glad we swim in the same SCHOOL!" Complete with fish bowl and gummy fish.  Hazel Monkey went with "You Rock" and Pop Rocks.  I also like it when things are punny.  Pun + Funny = Punny.  I'm a giant nerd like that.  The teachers got jars of pixie stick bouquets, and the girls woke up to a "Heart Attack" on their doors.  All found on the time sucker of love, Pinterest.

My littlest Valentine made me this:

I wear it like this:

To celebrate, we went out to dinner with the rest of our town.  I know, you are shocked.  There was a wait.  Another shocker.  Scotty Boy had called ahead.  I was shocked.  Still had to wait.  He was shocked.  So, we hung out in the car while we waited the 45min turned 1hr15min.  But it flew by, because, we did things like this:
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post it pics
Honest Abe Impersonations

And when the wait was over, we ate yummy food together.  Since we are celebrating love, you know what else we love?  Texas.  Texas makes everything awesome.  Including onions:

And so this is my Valentine for the 15th year
And it was a picture perfect day and night

Because we LOVE BIG.

Not everyone loves Valentine's Day.  I get it.  It's a very consumery celebration that is supposed to be about the heart.  You know what IS cool?  The dude it is named for.  St. Valentine.  The guy rocks.  He married Christian couples and helped those Christians being persecuted.  Both crimes in his day.  He was martyred because he would not renounce his faith and he tried to convert the Roman Emperor. A true example of LOVE.  Love of God and his people. The day of his death:  Feb. 14th.
St. Valentine
St. Valentine
(from Wikipedia)

And when all was said and done, we crashed like this:

Full of LOVE and SUGAR.


  1. look at you go!
    and by go, i mean blog!
    wootie woot woot!

    this is a post of epic proportions.

    i love how you guys celebrated valentines day.

    that pumpkin bread sounds amazing.
    and slicing it in individual slices and freezing - so something i would do.
    also, butter is something i would do.

    love that your hubs is an ironman. even more that he is a cyclist! my dad is a cyclist and i LOVED watching him on his trainer. but its in the garage. :)

    PS thanks for being lucky #115!!!!! WOOT

    1. I will be quoting "wootie woot woot" from this day forward. It is my vow. Excited to be #115, FINALLY! I can now comment and follow all this happy business :) I like getting a dose of cuppa, it's more than a want, it's a NEED!!

  2. love it.....D did the same Valentine's as the blog...delightful.....