Sunday, October 21, 2012

Infamous fall family pictures

Well, there are some members of our family who do NOT look forward to this time of year - okay, more specifically, the fact that their mother makes them take pictures!!  Yes, formal, matching outfit, pose together type photos.  There was a lot of protesting at the beginning, but amazingly enough, it didn't take that long!  And this year, we even included mom and dad in some of them!  Hooray for us!  You won't be seeing those yet though - they are being saved for the Christmas card!!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Lately, I have been concentrating a lot more on fitness.  My goal really isn't to "be skinny," but more to be healthy, like my body AND feel good about myself.  It started at the beginning of August with regular dog walking, then in September I decided to step it up a notch.  I have been faithfully exercising (30 minutes of cardio and 15 minutes of strength training 6 days/week) for about 6 weeks now.  I am so happy that I can see results and I feel really good!!! (sometimes I feel old and creaky, but let's face it, I am not getting any younger).  I also started to watch what I eat.  I haven't cut out "treats" entirely, but only have one or two days where I eat a few yummy treats.  I still don't go overboard though, and I really think it is making a difference.  So, remember, make a goal.  Stick to it.  You will see results!!!

Thursday, October 11, 2012


I have been really busy "Crafting" lately.  I think that is a term that we Turner girls use freely!  I have been loving making Christmas gifts for my Halladay fam in UT.  I want to post everything, but that would ruin the surprise!!! I have also been busy making jewelry.  It has become my fav thing to do in my spare minute (Oh, who I am kidding, I do it instead of dishes, folding laundry, you know the drill).  Now, it is time to focus on Halloween costumes.  My two older boys have made life REALLY easy for their mom.  Kayden is going to be Clark Kent -  glasses, and superman T-shirt under white shirt and tie. EASY!  Jaren is going to be Peter Parker, which Kayden isn't too impressed about because "Jaren is just copying my idea!"  Oh boys, copying is the best form of flattery.  Anyway, his is about the same thing.  Just need to locate a spidey top for J.  The younger two are going to be Minions, from Despicable ME (hence, the picture).  I have finally been able to find overalls that fit Carter, so now on to creating!! Wish me luck!!

More Football

Football has kind of taken over our lives lately (the boys have it almost every day, except Sunday).  This year is Jaren's first year playing and Kayden's fourth.  Last year their team won the Southern Alberta finals, but about half the team moved on to the Sr High league.  It is a real growing year for their team this year, so I think it had been a bit frustrating for all involved!!

 The boys are learning lots though, so if they keep at it, they will ROCK it next year!
 Kayden mostly plays offense now and I think has scored five touchdowns this season.  YAY Kayden.  In the above picture, (you can't really tell from the photo), he had an AWESOME tackle. 
We have had really good football weather up until last nights jamboree.  It was snowing and windy.  Not fun.  It is supposed to be way nicer this weekend for their road trip to Lethbridge!  Go HAWKS!!