Sunday, March 17, 2013


Today Chris and I celebrated our 12th anniversary!

I woke up so sore and achy!  Yesterday the weather here was gorgeous and we decided to get our first  yard work of the season done.  Seriously, there is not a part of my body that is not sore today!  Weeding, raking, cutting, hauling - it is a work out and today, I AM FEELING IT!

Because I was feeling so sore, and Chris was too, we ended up starting our morning lazing in bed with our daughters and playing the Logo Game on our kindles.  Logo Game is totally addictive!!!  How we get onto these things, I will never know...but we spent no less than 2 hours playing that game this morning!

At some point my oldest daughter said she wanted to paint my toe nails green.  You see, on my wedding day I had my toe nails painted a very vibrant green and had little St. Patrick's Day sayings and shamrocks on them.  She wanted to re-create the magic!!!  So, while I kept playing the Logo Game, she painted my toe nails. When she was done I was inspired and I ended up with green toe nails, green finger nails, green eye make-up and a shamrock tattoo on  my cheek.  Over the top?  Maybe a little, but you know what, you only live once!

The girls decided they needed to get their green on as well, so off they went to primp.  When they were done we all looked so festive!  We decided there was no way we could just hang around the house and watch movies (the original plan).  Chris threw on some festive green and we all loaded in the van and headed out.  We were all starved since we had spent the morning guessing logos (ugh!), so we decided to head up to MacCool's Public House and celebrate the day in style.

MacCool's is this awesome little Irish Pub that we discovered several years ago.  The location nearest to us closed and we haven't been there for quite a while.  I was SO excited to eat there...but at the same time, I was worried.

I'll admit, part of the reason Chris and I didn't go away for the weekend to celebrate our anniversary is because I was worried about getting off track.  I have gone off the rails on more than one "special occasion" - Thanksgiving 2005 stands out as one of the biggest diet fails of my life - and I was determined that was not going to happen today...especially now that I reached my big milestone!

So, as we pulled into MacCool's, I started to get a little nervous.  I hadn't eaten breakfast (not healthy, I know...but I was glad to have the calories) and I was starved.  That is NEVER a good way to go into a restaurant where you want to have some semblance of self control.  I ended up ordering the Irish Meatloaf (yes, that is a real thing) with mashed potatoes, green beans, fresh sliced tomato and a little side salad.  It was all DELICIOUS, worth the wait, and you know what??  I was well within my calorie range...and I felt incredibly satisfied!


My big discovery of the day! Sliced tomatoes with salt and pepper on them are FANTASTIC!  I mean, DELICIOUS!  I absolutely will be eating that again in the not too distant future!!!

After lunch we did some grocery shopping and headed home and vegged out for the rest of the day.

It was such a nice, peaceful day!

I just want to publicly state that I believe myself to be one of the luckiest women around.  I have been married to my best friend for 12 years!  Our story is truly something fairy tales are made of (I mean that!!). I love him with all my heart and cannot wait for the what is to come!  

AND to be able to celebrate without sidelining our goals!  Well, pretty damn awesome!

Great day, great anniversary!  I am a lucky woman!

Happy St. Paddy's Day!!!

1 comment:

  1. Happy anniversary! Let me just say that I am very proud of the success you have had in the past couple of months! You are inspirational and I have seen a huge difference in your motivation. You rock Connie and you are already leaps and bounds ahead of anyone else who is thinking of getting healthy but has done nothing about it yet! You are awesome:)