We had our first real “vacation” type experience this year just yesterday as we took our kids to LAGOON amusement park. The last time we were there was in 2007 - 4 years ago. We scoured the park all day long and stayed until closing and had a fabulous time that we didn’t want to end. We stayed through the heat and then the rain until they kicked us out!
Lagoon 2007 Lagoon 2010
LAST time I was there in 2007, I remember NOT going on most of the rides and being TIRED much of the time. THIS time it was a blast! We went from thrill ride to thrill ride and I even rode the coaster “Wicked” which I was too scared to even think about last time. I rode it with my girls 3 times.
What a rush! I really think I could get into thrill coasters. Now I’m thinking about planning a trip to Magic Mountain! After going on a ride called the Spider with the kids, I was running and skipping down the exit way towards my husband and put my hands in the air like it was a party. When I got to him and we hugged, he whispered to me, “You are so young!” That made me feel good. I’m glad he didn’t say “You are so immature” even though that is closer to the truth! lol
I am finding that everyday is about CHOICE. One bad choice (or several) need not continue or discount good choices OR determine my next choice. I really love this quote that Christine put on her post a while back and I’d like to share it here:
Whether we're on the path toward victory or defeat is determined by the very next choice we make. Not the choices from yesterday. Not the choices five minutes ago. The next choice. Our very next choice. May it be that of an overcomer.
by Lysa Terkeurst
Every day I start fresh with my healthy food choices. I refuse to be a statistic! I truly believe it’s possible to keep this weight off and maintain a healthy lifestyle, even when life gets hard and stressful. Being healthy makes it easier to handle the stresses of life! I’m still counting my blessings. Life is good!
Chicken salad with cottage cheese Salad with chicken meatballs (and hot sauce)
Here are some of our dinners (lean and greens) we had the other day. Yummy.