Vlog #3 What I Miss About Alaska

Where Were You?

It was a brisk autumn day in a small town in south-central Wisconsin. It was first period at our High School, I was in Driver’s Ed, in the simulator that sits outside of the school. At the end of class, we headed back inside to our classroom. Once we entered the room, we were bombarded with questions about planes. “Did you see?” “Did you hear?” “We’re under attack!” I was so confused. I thought someone was attacking our school. Until the teacher turned on the TV, and saw the horror that would forever live in our minds.

September 11, 2001. It was the day that America was hit in her heart, airplanes hijacked by terrorists from another country. Slammed them into our own buildings, killing our innocents. Even some unlucky passengers were brave enough to sacrifice themselves, crashing one of the planes before it reached it’s intended target.

One of my acquaintances, not really a friend but was on the basketball team with me, was hysterical because her brother was on one of the planes. Thank God, she found out a few hours later he had missed his flight. But, so many others did not miss their flight.

Today, I decided to remember this day, yet another of ours that will live in infamy. If you were old enough to know what was happening, you remember too. You remember where you were, what you were doing, what you thought. I think, even if you don’t live in the United States, you probably remember hearing about it, and being disgusted at the horror.

Where were you? What were you doing? On this day of infamy…

Blank Mind

There was something I wanted to blog about yesterday, but of course I procrastinated and now I don’t remember what it was. :oops: Well, for starters, new layout! I wanted something different, I really liked my previous theme but was getting sick of it. :evil: Hope you guys like it :) It’s fall themed, as we are heading into fall and thank God! I’m so sick of this hot weather! I definitely missed the heat in the winter when living in Alaska, but I hate humidity and I’d take -40 degree weather any day over 100+ with 100% humidity! :Z

So, lately I’ve been working really hard on my design site, as well as getting a few new fanlistings up and running. I’ve been totally neglecting this site and my screencap site :( I’m going to start spending a lot more time over there and over here, I started with my picture section. I’ve completely redid it, using a lightbox plugin and added new pictures. I still have a bunch to add to Easton’s section, but they are currently sitting on my phone and iPad and I need to download them to the computer so I can add them :) Will do soon!

I guess that’s all I really have to say for now… if I remember what I wanted to blog about, I’ll add it to this post :p

Still Going Strong

John and I are still going on our diet! It’s so exciting to see the results in such a short amount of time. I’ve finally made it to 10lbs lost, and John is over 20lbs (but he’s counting from April, I’m counting from end of June). I keep forgetting to get pictures of our recipes so I can add them on the site :( But, I blame the fact that my camera’s screen is broken, and it’s also lost. lol. I guess I could add a few on here without pictures, or I’ll just edit the pictures like crazy from my iPhone :|

Over the last week or so I’ve been wrapped up in my design site. I’ve completely redesigned sections of the site, added new premade themes and today, made a new theme for the site itself. If you’re ever looking for a new design for a fansite or blog, check me out! :)

I’m also hoping to get some inspiration and redesign this site as well. Just the theme, though. I don’t need to edit pages and stuff! haha! I would really like to come up with a new theme for the site as well as some free WordPress themes for download :) I also plan to add more pictures on the site! They are seriously lacking and the ones that are there are waaaaaaaaay outdated. I’m sure everyone wants to see how Easton is growing up! He’s sooooo big! Just about to hit 18 months old, on the 10th, and then he gets to try peanut butter! Yum! I’m still sad he can’t have fish or seafood, because there are a couple people in John’s family who are allergic, so since it’s by blood, we’ve been told to wait until at least 2 years old to try it. So, we must still wait on that. And I love seafood! :(

Anyway, not much else interesting to say. I need to go read some blogs.

Comfort Food

Wow I’ve been gone for a while, huh? Sorry about that! :oops: Easton has stepped down from his status as a daredevil, but now insists on teething so now we have a very whiney boy on our hands… ALL THE TIME! X(

Oh a much lighter note, John and I decided to lose some weight! Ooooohh yeeaaaaahhh! Well, John decided first. He’s always been “right under” the cut off for Army standards and he said he’s sick of it. He wants to make a change and eat right, and exercise more. Well, I figured if he’s eating healthier, I gotta do it too! I mean, I’m not making 2 dinners and lunches everyday! haha! Well, we decided to download My Fitness Pal, and let me tell you. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G ! It’s only been 10 days and I’ve already lost almost 5 lbs! Craziness! It’s giving me such a boost to keep going when you see results like this! And, yeah, it really sucks when you first start because you’re hungry ALL THE TIME. But, once your body adjusts, you’re not as hungry anymore! My daily goal is 1700 calories, which isn’t too bad. I don’t even want to know how many calories I was taking in each day. Probably close to 3,000. And that’s on non-pasta days. Do you realize how many calories are in pasta!!! :-(( I LOVE PASTA and now I can’t eat much of it! Ugh. But, it’s for the best! I mean, if we keep up with this, imagine what will be the result in 6 months! A year! I’m so excited! :)

This is also helping Easton too, to eat healthy. One thing that I think a lot of parents worry about (at least I know I do) is the health of their children. Me, I’m the only “fat” one in my family. I mean, I weigh more than my dad, dude! Currently, I weigh more than John! :( But, that’s okay! Because we are working on it :) Anyway, because John and I are both bigger in nature (his is genetic, so he has to work even harder) I am worried every day about what Easton is eating. I don’t want him to be big, at least not in an unhealthy way. Luckily, he likes most of his vegetables and loves fruit! :) For us to eat more healthy, it’s helping the cost of food as well, because now we don’t have to buy as many “extra” foods for Easton, because he can just eat what we’re eating! It takes a weight off my shoulders, however, I now am having to cook a lot more again! haha!

Because of this health-kick, I plan on adding tons of new recipes to my collection here at the site. I want to encourage anyone reading this if you’re interested in eating healthy, and still eating foods you love, check out Taste of Home and their comfort food diet cookbooks! That’s where all our meals are coming from and they are amazing! I’ll be adding our favorite recipes on the site over the next few weeks :)

Oh, and anyone who already has MyFitnessPal and wants to add me as a friend, my username is crazycordy Please add me! :)