Sunday, January 25, 2015

I don't want to get off my couch ever.

Sunday is leg/butt day at the gym. It's my favorite day...but it's also exhausting.  I can see results already, and so as hard as it is, I'm keeping it up.  So we hit the gym for about an hour and a half, and then had lunch while we meal planned.  She's helping me get fit and healthy at the gym, and I'm helping her get organized and prepared with meals.  It's a win win.

Had a pretty quiet weekend.  Got to spend Friday with our friends, and I fell asleep putting Delilah to bed. Usually, I can keep myself awake, but this week has been completely exhausting.  I've worked out a bunch, Delilah's classes, I had to take the car and get the oil changed, I had my pacemaker checkup.  
About that...
In October, I had it checked, and had about 16 months left.  They put me on a 90 day check up schedule.  I went in on Thursday, and they discovered that I was now at 8 months.  I lost  months in 3 months.  So now, they've got me on a once a month check.  Worst case scenario, I will have to have the battery replaced in April.  What a pain.  My dumb heart.

Funny story about the oil change too...
Went in and it takes forever.  The guy helping me was super nice though, and told me that the hose was disconnected from my washer fluid.  Ben had thought the pump was out and was going to order a new one.  Oil change guy told me it was just the tubing and that I could easily fix it.  He told me he wasn't allowed to fix it.  I understand that.  Well, when it was time to go, he showed me that he HAD fixed it!  Germany has these pesky little weasel things that will crawl up under the hoods of cars in the winter to stay warms.  They will chew on tubing and wires and can really mess up your car.  He said he suspected that's what happened to the tubing of our car.

little bastard.

Saturday, we went to go meet Cat in the Hat on base.  Delilah was awesome and not afraid at all!

After that, we went to the pool...then to dinner...and then friends over for a quiet night at our house.  

Quiet weekend, nothing too exciting, but I'm ok with that.

And now, FOOD:

Waffle and Fruit

Vitamix Vegetable Tortilla Soup
Quinoa Salad (with black beans, tomato, avocado, and Greek yogurt)
Quesedilla with guac
Scrambled eggs with an English muffin

Crockpot Chicken Fajitas 

Banana Oatmeal Muffins
Hummus and Veggie

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Care Bear Stare

Yeah, the title has nothing to do with anything other than Delilah is watching the old Care Bear movie from the 80s.  It's...interesting.

This weekend was pretty fun.  Friday, I got to spend the evening snacking on veggies and hummus and visiting with my lovely friends.  2 people that I've only known since April and June, and I feel closer to them than some of my friends from back in KC.  

Saturday, went out to Kaiserslautern with Ben, Amanda, and Delilah.  Got a pair of workout pants, and went to Globus as well.  I love that store.
That night, we went to another friends' house and had a Mario Kart championship.  I got knocked out, but I did really well on a lot of the practice rounds!  Ah well.

Yesterday, had people over to our house for a BBQ.  Ben grilled up a bunch of hot dogs, brats, and burgers...and some veggies for me.  
I haven't had any appetite lately, but I'm TRYING to be better about making myself eat.  I've been doing well at the gym with weights and stuff, but I need to be better at fueling my body.  I've upped my weights on my straight leg dead lifts, so I'm pretty proud of that.

Now, I've got to work on planning out the menu for the week:

Chia pudding
Cereal and juice
Yogurt with Juice+ powder and homemade PB
Muffin and fruit
Waffle and fruit

Cold quinoa salad
Annie's spaghettios with veg&cracker
PB&honey on English muffin w/veggie side

Vegetarian burritos-filled with quinoa, Greek yogurt, & veggies

"Pesto dip" with crackers
Muffins (the breakfast ones)
PB granola bars

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Life got in the way...

November/December were a bit crazy.  Along with Thanksgiving and Christmas, we also had THREE birthdays in our little group of friends to celebrate...including DELILAH'S!

Yep, Delilah turned 3!  We had a big birthday party at our house...had about 15 kids and a bunch of adults.  It was pretty incredible.  The amount of friends that we have out here just in this short amount of time really warms my heart.   Everyone really made me feel blessed and lucky to have such caring people celebrating my little lovie's birthday!

My beautiful little princess ready for her Frozen birthday!

The food set up in my living room.

Little bit about the birthday girl.

All in all, it was a very successful party.  

So then we had more birthdays and a trip to Trier for a Christmas market!

Gluwein is probably one of the most delicious drinks ever. It tastes even better out of a boot mug.

The boys got a little out of control.

Of COURSE we had to ride the merry go round. 

Before Trier, we also went to Heidelberg for my FIRST Christmas market.  Seriously, Germany is incredible with these.  Magical. 

I actually have a decoration for my house that's like what is in the background, but this one was a Gluwein house!

What a beautiful place to be during Christmastime!

Now it's the New Year, and I've made some resolutions, but I don't want to share them.  Not because I don't think I'm going to follow through, but because they are some things I seriously need to work on.
One I will share is that (whoa, this is so original) I've been going to the gym with my friend Amanda.  I've been working out with her off and on since summer last year, but I've been getting serious and have decided to not only eat healthy, but get my body into shape too.  I'm thin, but I definitely need to work on my strength and flexibility.  

That's all for now, perhaps I'll be better about keeping up with this darn thing. 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

I fell off the blog wagon

Past couple weeks have been annoying and weird, so I was just kinda winging the meals and winging life in general.  

Cereal with fruit
Greek yogurt sweetened with honey and toast

Quesedillas and black beans
Annie's Mac&Cheese
Pasta salad


Coconut Oil and Honey granola
Apples with greek yogurt PB dip
Assorted fruits/veg mixes

Peanut butter balls

Monday, November 3, 2014


Yogurt and fruit

Quesedillas and black beans
Annie's spaghettios, fruit, veg
Annie's mac&cheese, fruit, veg
Avocado, fruit, hummus, and nut crackers

Baked Salmon and veggies
Curry lentils

I was Marceline (from Adventure Time) for Halloween.  Met up with friends early on base (because it gets CRAZY).  Got dressed up and took Delilah around a couple streets. I'm lucky right now because she's still little and we didn't have to be out in the crazy crowds as much.  Next year will be a far different story, I'm sure.  
Delilah decided to be Rapunzel for Halloween, and was mega adorable (even with her short little pig tails).  Luckily, we have like 6 different princess dresses, so this was a last minute change from Anna from Frozen.  Silly little girl.  She had a great time running around with all her friends door to door, and I had a great time walking around with them all. 
Ben bought an old California Raisin costume off of ebay and was a big hit with a lot of the older people walking around with their kids.  He's so funny.
This is my friend Amanda, and I love her.

It was a great party, and then the next morning, we all rolled out of bed and had coffee and BLTs.  Ben's friend Mike came down for the weekend from the nearby base and he got along great with everyone.  

That night, we had döners and watched Troll 2 with some friends.  

All in all, it was a really fantastic weekend.  

Sunday, October 26, 2014


Turkey Meatballs (all the stores have been out of turkey!)
Pizza Sunday :)
(I don't really like using the "cream of" soups, so I will probably improvise that)

Cereal and fruit
Greek yogurt and fruit

Annie's mac&cheese
Avocado, blueberries, pecan crackers, and hummus
Noodles, fruit, goldfish

"Pesto" dip

So there's my menu for the week.  It's been a long fun weekend with friends, so I'm off to bed.  


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Menu and fun

Greek yogurt with honey and fruit
Cereal with apple slices

Boiled eggs, blueberries, and pecan crackers
Ques. with black beans and spinach
Bagel with PB&honey, goldfish, and veggies
Annie's spaghettios, veggies, &hummus

Turkey&quinoa enchiladas with black beans
Crockpot chicken over nachos
Turkey meatballs and pasta (same as last week, we just didn't get to make it)

Apple slices with PB
Veggies and hummus

That's all for now, I gotta go get ready for family pictures!


Back from pictures and we had a GREAT time.  The photographers were incredibly nice and I'm hoping that we got some really good shots. I'm ready to get some of these white walls decorated.

Had a very fun and exhausting weekend.  Friend fun on Friday night, slept in Saturday and watched movies all day, and then today we had pictures and ran around in the woods.

All is well.