Saturday, May 7, 2011

Beautiful Life

It's days like today that remind you what a beautiful life it really is! Bodie woke me bright and early at 5:30 and from there the day began. We enjoyed time outside and then came in to immediately begin chores. Good news - the laundry was done by noon! For those of you who don't know, I think laundry is the worst chore awaiting you week after week AFTER WEEK! 

I even had time to make my Andrew some homemade banana choco-chip pancakes before he woke up. 


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 Banana 
  • 1/2 cup choco-chips

I am still amazed by how easy homemade pancakes are to make. Just mix all the ingredients in a large bowl and heat! 

Mmmm... delicious! 

After my stomach was filled with an apple and pancake, I headed out for a Saturday morning run in the 70 degree heat. Sadly, I had to leave the woof behind. It was too hot for the nugget. 

Pre-run excitement! 

After the run I felt an overwhelming sense of accomplishment! The laundry was done and I finished my workout for the day. 

Soon, Bodie and I headed over to my parents house for the day. 

While Bodie caught up on his suntan and the guys played golf, my mom and I headed out (with everyone else in Colorado) to purchase some flowers.

I would say it was a successful trip! 

I am going to leave you with a daily prayer I found today on my new favorite blog Dashing Dish. Enjoy!

Father, please help me to see myself as you see me. Your word says that you give me the desires of my heart as I delight myself in you. I desire to feel good about myself, so I can be confident and be a vessel of your blessing here on earth. I thank you that you are helping me to reach my perfect weight in Jesus’ name.

I thank you that you are teaching me to listen to my body, and to exercise self control in a healthy way. Help me to find an exercise that I can enjoy, and help me to do it in a healthy consistent way. Help me to enjoy healthy foods, and to eat the right portions at the right time of day.

Father, I submit myself to you, and resist the devil in every way. I resist wrong foods, and wrong ways of thinking in Jesus name.  I am kept in perfect peace in all situations, because I choose to keep my mind on you.

Lord, thank you for loving me and empowering me to succeed at reaching my goal weight! I believe that I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength! In Jesus’ Name, Amen!