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Monday, May 26, 2008

Maggie Makeover

Happy Memorial Day! We had a wonderful ward picnic at a local park. We brought Maggie along, but she was SO HOT from all of her fluffy fur, that she just laid down in the shade. I determined that today was the day to get her first haircut - and haircut it was! Check the before and after photos:Before
Isn't she a doll? I always knew that she was a tiny dog - only weighing 6 pounds. But once you take away her fur - she's REALLY tiny! Anna chose her purple bow and I had to take a picture of it before Maggie pulls it out. I think she's now ready to play at the next picnic!

Lowe's has a 10% off sale on Memorial Day for military and we took advantage of it by buying some paint for our house. We bought the Valspar brand which was already on sale and then with the military discount - it was an opportunity we couldn't pass up. We knew we wanted to paint Anna/Katya's room purple, but Tyler then added that Keith's room SHOULD be blue - since he's a boy, after all. Can you tell who's ready to have a son? :o) I wanted the rest of the house to be a nice warm golden yellow color. I'm excited to see it when it's all done. Now we just need to learn how to paint - since we've never done it before. And yes, I would accept any help from anyone who does know how to paint. :o)

Day one on my new plan: pretty well. It's a modified SBD diet, but so far it's working pretty well. :o) I also want to start up a HLSG: Healthy Lifestyle Support Group which will meet every week or every 2 weeks. I really need some support in eating healthy. I feel like so many of the activities that I'm involved in (mainly at church) are frequently accompanied by refreshments which aren't all that healthy. Therefore, I would like to have some support from other ladies who are trying to be healthy, too. Hopefully we can exchange recipes/exercise ideas/etc and become healthier together!


nicole said...

Maggie is ADORABLE!! And how fun to be painting the rooms in your house. You guys are so ambitious! It seems like there's always something new and exciting going on with you! You live an inspiring life. :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your current weight loss. 21 pounds is a big deal.


Anonymous said...

I wish I could help with the painting - that is my creative outlet. Unfortunately, I am doing the same project. I was hoping to be done Monday, but here it is Tues and I still have the dining room, living room, entrance way and school room. If you have any questions about painting that I can answer either via phone or email, just let me know.