Monday, December 10, 2007

Parades, Leaves and Results

It was a warm, sunny weekend here in Georgia. And the whole week looks to be that way too.

It's a nice break from the cold to have the warm sun on our faces and no jackets, short sleeves and shorts on for a bit! That's one reason we live in Georgia!

Perfect weather for Parades and Yard Work -- which is just what we did. Okay, so really you got me there. There is no such thing as "perfect weather for Yard Work" but still... it had to be done.

Our town had their annual Santa Claus Parade. Normally we're all bundled up and running around to keep warm. Not this year, though. I did make the boys put on a fleece when we left the house -- silly me! But in my defense, Saturday was a bit overcast so it hadn't quite warmed up to the mid to upper 70's yet.

I did not get many parade pictures, but it was a good one. Lots of music and floats -- there was a distinct lack of candy this year, which I don't mind, but some of the folks around us kept commenting on it! Josh saw lots of friends from school there and we all had fun.

Here is Sam enjoying a Blue Candy Cane....


Sam had been sick and was still not feeling well. Poor kid had the worst cold ever! It seems to be better now -- he actually went to school today so I got a break from him clinging to me that was good.

Josh with his second Candy Cane of the morning...


Finally, Santa and his reindeer...

It's Santa!!!!

I think that must be Santa's brother herding the reindeer, because Santa's in the sleigh!

Santa and His Reindeer Arrive

The boys were very excited! They kept yelling, "Hi Santa! Hi Santa! Merry Christmas Santa!!!" It was really cute!

Since the weather was so nice, we decided to spend Saturday afternoon and all of Sunday raking leaves in our yard. The final leaf bag count for the year.... 91 bags.

Here is half the garage filled up with the bags. The other half is just as full....


And finally, I mentioned in my previous post, that Sunday was the final weigh in for the neighborhood Biggest Loser Competition I was in.

Well, I did well.

I lost 14 lbs for a total loss of 8.6983% .

I came in second. I won $100. Not too bad.

However... I missed out on the top prize by 0.0031%.

Yes folks, that's right 3/1000 of a percent gets me $100 instead of $275. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a wee bit bummed out -- more than 0.0031% even. But oh well -- I guess that's the way the fat burns. They are starting another one next month and running for 16 weeks. I haven't yet decided if I'm going to join that or not. I just think 16 weeks is a VERY VERY VERY LONG TIME. I guess we'll just have to see how much weight I gain over Christmas!


  1. Are those REAL reindeer??? How cool. I wish we had a parade like that. All we have is this reindog parade....

    Congrats on the weight loss. That is awesome!

  2. Congrats on the weight-loss!!

    The warmer weather is noce, but it's a little too warm for me at this time of the year.

    I love the blue tongue!

  3. Oh I wish I could have been at that parade!

    8.6983%! Wow!! I am impressed! 16 weeks is a long time....but I would be motivated to overcome that 0.0031% and reign supreme!!! :)

  4. Holy cow! That's a lot of leaves! Your back must be killing you after all that raking. I love the parade pictures. Don't you love blue candy canes and their wonderful tongue-staining abilities? You know candy cane makers were thinking of all the lovely potential photo ops when they created blue candy (bastards!). Congrats on coming in second in your Biggest Loser Competition. I can't believe how close it was, but at least you have money to spend on new skinny clothes.


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