28 July, 2009

A Night Out

When Mike does something, he does it well. In this case, he told me earlier in the week that we were going out for dinner on Saturday night, but he didn't tell me where. So Saturday before I headed out to his house, he told me to wear something dressy. I had just bought a dress at a garage sale, so I decided on that. I got to his house and shortly after, we left for the restaurant. He took me to Boatwerks and because the weather was so nice he planned for us to get there early enough to get a seat outside on the patio. We sat about as close to the water as you can get and enjoyed the view of the lake and watching the boats on the water. We both decided to branch out from our normal burgers that we usually order at restaurants. Mike ordered the Grilled BBQ Pork Chop and I got Chicken Oscar. I was surprised at the combination of flavors in my meal (Chicken, Crab meat, Asparagus, and Pasta), but it was very good! Our waitress was nice enough to take our picture and suggested that we go down by the water for it. After our meal, we went on a nice little drive. Mike had worked at some houses on South Shore Drive and he wanted me to see some of them. We were able to go up on a private drive, there were some absolutely beautiful houses there! After our drive, we headed back to his house and watched a movie. It was a great night out!

21 July, 2009

Half-way point!

I am officially half-way through my 30 day work-out! A few weeks ago, I started Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred work-out video. I have been working out 5 days a week (I take the weekends off, as you're allowed 2 days to rest each week). And today marks my half-way point! I feel really good, as it's been a while since I've worked out like this. Usually I do my work-out first thing in the morning. I like that because I feel like I have so much energy to get through the rest of the day! I have found that this work-out is quite challenging but I do enjoy doing it! There are 3 levels of the workout, each one getting progressively harder. I made it my goal to do each workout for 10 days, and then move to the next level. So right now, I'm on level 2. I am starting to see results of the work-out. I can feel that my legs and abs are more defined, and I have lost about 1/2 an inch from my thighs, hips, and stomach. My ultimate goal is to lose about 10 pounds from this work-out, and I haven't weighed myself yet, so I don't know how close I am. It has been quite a challenge for me to stick with this program and do it each day, but so far I am doing well and feeling good about myself!

14 July, 2009

A sweet surprise

What is this?

There's a brand new candy store not too far from Mike's house. I had mentioned to him that I read an article in the Advance about the new store and I thought it would be interesting to see what types of candies they have there. The other day, he got out of work a bit early and decided to pop in the store before we hung out. The first (well, after giving me a hug) thing he did was hand me this huge piece of chocolate. "What is it?" I asked. "Try it and find out" he replied grinning. I got to admit, I was a little hesitant, seeing as how he was grinning and refused to tell me what I was about to eat. So, I took a bite and ooo yummy! The inside just melted in my mouth. So, did you figure out what it is yet? Chocolate covered sea foam!!! This is definitely high on my list of favorite "gourmet" candies. He also bought a bunch of malted milk balls and some Sour Warheads so we could relive our childhood!

11 July, 2009

4th of July!

What a day! Mike and I went with some friends to go tubing. We went up to Newago, got our tubes, and set out down the river. It was about a 3.5 hour trip from beginning to end, and we had a blast! On the way home we stopped at KFC for a no-clean-up meal and then off to fireworks! Mike's mom knew about a man in Overeisel who puts on an amazing fireworks show each year. I've seen a lot of shows and I would say this is one of the top 2 I have ever been to (the only better one was at Disney, so it better be good!). It was non-stop fireworks for an hour! It was kind of funny because after about 30 minutes, they set off a bunch of fireworks at once, and a lot of people thought that it was the grand finale...this happened probably 4 or 5 times! There were so many beautiful fireworks!

This is the actual "grand finale"...some of my favorite fireworks were the ones going off about 40 seconds into the video, non stop BOOM BOOM BOOM! (I tried to upload a movie of the fireworks, but after uploading for 8 hours, it still wasn't done...I'll try again tomorrow!)

09 July, 2009

The Big 5-0!!!

Last Tuesday was my Dad's 50th birthday! Mike and I fixed a steak and potato dinner and a birthday cake.

We decided to get Dad a new grill for his birthday. He wasn't expecting it at all, and you can see the surprise on his face!
Of course, the guys had to open it up and check out the goods! Happy 50th birthday Dad!
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