Monday, January 31, 2011

seeing purple...

on friday, katherine and i visited
the university of evansville's campus...



~@~@~@~

our experience was great!

kat's admissions counselor greeted us
and went over our agenda for the day,
we then took a tour of the
campus (which was very
informative), had lunch with one
of ue's academic advisers,
met with financial aid, and ended
the day back with her admissions
counselor to debrief.

(katherine awaiting the debriefing)

if all goes as planned,
my kitty kat will be a purple ace
come fall:)



love and God's blessings,
dani xx

Saturday, January 22, 2011

adding color to an otherwise gray day...


last weekend was a long weekend off for katherine due to the martin luther king, jr. holiday on monday. so, kat and i made a date to go prom dress shopping. prom isn't until may; but, we knew the earlier, the better selection.

honestly, however, we have been windows shopping ever since the 2011 dresses came off the runway. as a matter of fact, the very first day we were able to view them online, we looked at each and every dress available (over 5,000 dresses) out of which katherine only really liked three.





the first was just a short, fun pick, the second (minus the bolero) was my favorite, and the third was katherine's favorite. i thought they were great choices but told her we should at least go and look at what was in the stores and that it would be a good idea for her to try on some different styles; she agreed.

~@~

therefore, on monday, that is exactly what we did. unfortunately, none of the three dresses katherine had chosen were in the store. but, she did try all of these:









the first was too big,
the second was a maybe,
the third was not lined,
the fourth was a definite maybe,
the fifth was too heavy,
the sixth was only the style she wanted,
and the 7th was just too much dress...

whew!

~@~

in the end, we ordered...



her favorite from the word, "go":)

love and God's blessings,
dani xx

Monday, January 10, 2011

Friday, January 7, 2011

the plan part of my "plan"...


well, i went for my first consultation
and weigh-in yesterday.
i have a good six months of the perfect plan
diet plan ahead of me...
~@~

this plan doesn't require exercise...
but...
in the last 17 hours,
i have been to the grocery store twice,
prepared and drank hot, fresh lemonade,
prepared and baked oat bran muffins,
eaten one of the muffins as well as fruit and eggs,
drunk 20 oz. water, made tofu dressing,
and...
i have baked 8 chicken breasts.

whew!!!

there is exercise involved:P

~@~

i am getting excited though
about the prospect of not looking like a whale
in my bathing suit when we head to cancun
in april:)

(so long, moonpie face!!!)




love and God's blessings,
dani xx

Saturday, January 1, 2011

no resolutions here...


however...

i do have a word.

"PLAN"

this is a big word for a procrastinator like me,
but i am calling it mine for 2011.

i am 41 years old and have never had a plan.
so, please, say a prayer for me:)

~@~@~@~

right now, there are only 3 things i plan to do:

1.) increase my family's health.
2.) increase my family's wealth.
3.) and pray... more:)

happy new year, my loves!


love and God's blessings,
dani xx