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I have been busy the last 12 hours or so making some exciting changes, unfortunately this will cause you to update your Google readers, blog rolls, etc.

I have been wanting to purchase my domain through wordpress and finally decided to take the plunge last night, only to discover that Jenโ€™s Daily . com was already taken. After a lot of brainstorming last night and digging through Go Daddy .com as well as wordpress .com to find open domain names, I decided to combine things that I loveโ€ฆand Food, Family, Fitness was born.

The site has been purchased, but needs some tweaking! I invite you to join me as I move to my own site ๐Ÿ™‚


On Like Donkey Kong

Remember how I said I wasn’t sure how I wanted this blog to go?

I didn’t want it to be solely based on weight loss; I wanted to focus on intuitive eating? It didn’t work. Apparently, eating your weight in pizza and ice cream will cause your button to pop off.

I have the opportunity to join a weight loss group that started last week and goes until the end of October; the grand prize is over $300 and mark my words:


I’m going to need some support with this one everyone!!!

Mama Didn’t Raise a Quitter

I’m so glad I let myself sleep on the decision as to quit or keep going. I did a lot of thinking yesterday and what it boils down to is a few things:

1. I’ll probably never run races, marathons or be a full fledged vegetarian. I’m ok with that.

2. I don’t always make the best choices when going out to eat. I’m ok with that.

3. I don’t want to make this be a weight loss blog, but weight loss will be discussed.

So, I’m not quitting this blog. I’ve put in a lot of time and effort into it. It will probably never be a “huge” must read blog, but I like writing, cooking and taking photos of food ๐Ÿ™‚



French Toast Tuesday

Embrace it. You won’t be sorry.

At least once a week we have breakfast for dinner, and lately it’s been french toast.

I have been dreaming up all of the different toppings I can have with these blank canvases and decided it needs it’s own segment on the blog…so French Toast Tuesday begins.

Today is Grilled Banana French Toast.

I have read others grilling bananas and topping oatmeal or other items, but I’ve never been brave enough. Until today. There is no going back.

Mmmm. Try it. Love it.

What is your favorite way to top french toast?

Cheesy Dilly Eggs

So now that we are almost totally settled in, it’s time I get back to regular blogging. I was trying to think of something new to do with eggs this morning and after going through my spices I came up with these delicious little beauties.

Cheesy Dilley Eggs

* 2 eggs

* Dill Weed

* Cheesoning

These tasted truly amazing! A little cheesy and a little dill pickley, but neither was over powering. Placed on top of toast, it was the perfect breakfast.

I’m off to tackle the bane of my existence; the play room and office. I’ve been putting this off for days.


2011 Family Vacation (Day 4)

The connection is soooo slow up here!!! I’ve been trying to upload some pictures today for over an hour and they just finished, so this will be short on words, but lots of pictures!! We spent the early afternoon at the beach today, then went on some go karts and bumper boats and then after dinner headed back out to the dunes.

It’s after midnight, and I’m exhausted…see ya tomorrow!!!!

2011 Family Vacation (Day 3)

Today was a strange day! We woke up this morning and it was really cloudy and kind of raining, with a threat of severe thunderstorms for the afternoon and evening. We waited, and waited, and waited some more…but thankfully it never happened! We got a tiny bit of rain for about 1/2 hour in the late morning/early afternoon and that was it! Before dinner, we decided to take a chance and head to the pool, it was great! It wasn’t too hot or too cold and everyone got some energy out. The rest of the evening was gorgeous and the rest of our vacation has nothing but blue skies, sunshine and mid 70’s…hello beach!!! Our plan for the rest of our time here is to hang out in the mornings and maybe do a couple of day trips and then spend the afternoons at the beach and on the dunes. I’m excited!!! Here are some pictures from the pool this afternoon.

The last picture is the newest member of the family; my mom’s new puppy Murphy. Fun fact: He was born on my Dad’s birthday ๐Ÿ™‚

See ya tomorrow!!!

2011 Family Vacation (Day 2)

No pictures today, it was another fun day at the beach and on the dunes. Apparently, our sunscreen expired, because the 5 of us are all burned to a crisp. I’m ready for an ice bath and bed ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope everyone had a great weekend!!! If you get a chance, read the guest post I did on Back to her Roots; which is an awesome blog you should be reading!!

2011 Family Vacation (Day 1)

Well, we finally moved! I gave myself almost a week of sun up to sun down unpacking and organizing and then Friday morning we left for our annual family vacation to Silver Lake Sand Dunes. Today was our first full day and it was perfect! Not a cloud in the sky, not too hot, not too cold and we spent it hanging out at the beach. Nothing better!!!

All 3 little nuggets are passed out and snoring and as soon as I hit publish, I’ll be joining them. Tomorrow is dune day, we’ll be taking the Jeep out on the dunes, hanging out at another beach and I’ll be doing a little more reading on the sand ๐Ÿ™‚

Home Sweet Home

I have been afraid to post this, but with a closing date set for this Friday, I’m pretty certain that after months of doing research, house drive by’s, looking at hundreds of houses and a house that passed the home inspection with flying colors…we are moving! We found this house after 2 days of driving by 28 houses and having appointments at 8 of them, this was the last stop. Everything has moved along quickly and if all continue to go well, we start the move this Saturday getting our things out of storage that have been in there for over 3 years (it’s going to be like Christmas getting all of it out!) and then our big move will be in a few weeks.

I didn’t take a ton of pictures, because after aย  near 2 hour home inspection, the 3 year old was beyond patient and ready to leave, but I will take more this weekend.

View from front door.


View from kitchen

Hall to bathrooms and full bathroom

Main bathroom

1/2 bathroom (this is by the kitchen and laundry room, off the mud room)

family room that will be the play room and kids domain. We are going to have the majority of the toys in there, with a small TV and DVD player for them, this also has a sliding door to the backyard and then has a small door to get to the garage.

Counting down to moving day!!!