Sunday, April 11, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
- The girls went to museums
- We went to the NASA space center (this was pretty cool but I am way to ADHD to enjoy most museums but it was good for the girls to see one of the many things the government does with the money it takes.)
- Food- Jess and I discovered Cajun Food and we love it. Muffalettas, Gumbo, Etouffee, crawfish, and the list goes on. I also had the best burger in my life at Papas Burgers
- We went to the Houston Rodeo (this goes on the whole month of March and is the biggest rodeo in the world. The best part was the pig racing, the petting zoo, and the famous fried food. We had fried twinkies, ice cream, snickers bars, green tomatoes, pickles, smores, oreos, and a few other things I cant recall right now. let me just say that by the time we were done with our fried feast I could feel the deep fry working through my arteries till I fell asleep that night and drifted into a oily slumber.)
- Jess and I got into a groove with some riding we did several 2 hr rides in 70 degree weather.
- The kids made friends during spring break with a couple little girls there age. The girls have been craving friends so much that they have become very outgoing in meeting other kids. when we take them to parks they get right out there and mix it up and meet kids.
- The Longhorn Ranch was one of the best experiences of the trip so far. We met some real nice members of our ward in Houston who took us out to there ranch. Not only did we get to see some longhorns but we also got to feed them and get right out there in the middle of them, I have to admit that even I got a little uneasy when the girls were out there in the middle of those bulls walking up to them. Our friend almost got gored by one while they were fighting over their food. We also took a canoe ride on their pond, chased an armadillo and had a catfish fry at the local Catholic church for lint.
- Fishing- Savannah and Shiloh had been saving their money up for some time and decided to buy fishing poles and tackle. Just behind our place we had a big pond with a bunch of crappie, so the girls caught a bunch of minos and gold fish with a net in a small stream and then used them as live bate. With 70 degree weather we spent a few days just fishing it was a great reminder that some of the best experiences are best had in the great outdoors.
- For Jessicas B-Day she and I went to see a play called the 39 steps, it was one of the most entertaining plays I have seen, way funny.
- Houston Temple- Jess and I got to check out the Houston Temple, it was on the smaller side but very unique both this temple and the San Antonio Temple have some beautiful stain glass windows.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
- Make friends with the hotel staff and guests
- Visit old graveyards
- Decorate hotel rooms
- Caught fish in local streams near our hotel
- Pass out valentines day cards to the hotel staff and guests
- Watched Avatar
- Ate at great places
- Visited Down Town Houston
- Explored the local woods
- Did I mention Eating
Houston is one of those cities we were just not that excited to visit, I mean what does anyone know about Houston? Sure they sent a spaceship to the moon but what else is cool about Houston.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Monday, June 30, 2008
Savannah is tough.
Friday, June 27, 2008
"We ask that you do all that you can to support the proposed constitutional amendment by donating your means and time to assure that marriage in California is leagally defined as between a man and a woman. Our best efforts are required to preserve the sacred institution of marriage."What do you think, is the church overstepping their bounds by getting involved in political matters?
Thursday, June 26, 2008
When I was racing back in Kentucky, I learned a secret that has been of great help to me over the years.
Big Breakfast Helps Weight Loss
(Ivanhoe Newswire) – You’ve heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Now piling an extra helping on your plate may actually help trim your waistline.
New research from Venezuela and Virginia Commonwealth University shows eating a big breakfast filled with carbohydrates and protein then eating a low-carb, low-calorie diet the rest of the day can help you lose weight and keep it off.
Researchers compared their new diet with a strict low-carb diet in 94 obese women who were not physically active. Both diets were low in fat and total calories but had carbohydrates distributed differently.
On the very-low-carb diet 46 women ate 1,085 calories a day with 17 grams of carbohydrates, 51 grams of protein and 78 grams of fat. Breakfast was the smallest meal – participants were allowed 290 calories, seven grams of carbohydrates and 12 grams of protein.
The 48 women on the “big-breakfast diet” had 1,240 calories a day – 46 grams of fat, 97 grams of carbohydrates, and 93 grams of protein. They ate a 610-calorie breakfast with 58 grams of carbohydrates, 47 grams of protein and 22 fat grams. Lunch had 395 calories (34, 28 and 13 grams of carbohydrates, protein and fat, respectively); dinner had 235 calories (5, 18 and 26 grams, respectively).
After four months, results show the women on the low-carbohydrate diet lost an average of about 28 pounds. Those on the big-breakfast diet lost nearly 23 pounds on average. But after eight months, the low-carb dieters regained an average of 18 pounds, while the big-breakfast group kept losing weight, dropping another 16.5 pounds. Women on the new diet lost more than 21 percent of their body weight, compared with 4.5 percent in the low-carbohydrate group.
Researchers say the big-breakfast diet works because it makes you feel fuller and reduces cravings for sweets and starches. It boosts your metabolism and keeps it up all day long.
SOURCE: The Endocrine Society’s 90th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, June 2-15, 2008