Our Quest to change our lives began in Feb. 2010 and we lost 224 lbs. We slowly gained a lot of that weight back and we're now on another journey for weight loss and better health using Bright Line Eating. This is the story of our continuing Journey. .
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Friday, November 4, 2011

I like to pretend...

...that we are normal!  But it's not true!  We are a wacky family mainly due to me and Brent.  But I'm okay with that.  Some people will see us as immature and they'd be right.  My girls alone tell me how weird I am and sometimes their friends don't "get me".  But hey, we each march to our own drummer, right?

I mean, both Brent and I are the babies of large families... we have that "baby" perspective.  I am growing to like who we are, now.  Where for years, I felt... well.... LESS.  Funny how losing my weight can help me feel like I am... MORE.

The other day, I got a great deal on some pre-cooked frozen shrimp.  So I made this stir-fry dinner (using cooking spray) with some veggies, 7 ounces of shrimp, and my "Wok with Me" orange glaze (which I can't find in Utah - only in Oregon) for my own "Orange Shrimp".  Yum.

Lastly, I wanted to post this picture I took from my back porch last night.  

We close on this house on Monday!!!  We had to take the leaning pergola down from our back porch and now we have this view of the mountain range at night.  The pic doesn't do justice to the colors that were there.  It was breathtaking!  I'm feeling very blessed.  
Take care, my friends.  Life is Good!!! XoxO ~Margene


Julie said...

That is an awesome view Margene. Beautiful!! Being weird is good, Mike just shakes his head at us.
Take care and have a blessed weekend.

Rettakat said...

I think your kids are going to have great fun memories for a lifetime! No boring and stuffy old parents for them... they will be telling stories for years to come. :-)

Sharon said...

Normal is boring. I try everything possible NOT to be normal! LOL!

That view is utterly incredible. Yes, you are blessed. Hope you'll post some more pics of your new home.

Sarah said...

My family is the same way. We were always doing different things that our friends thought were weird for a family to do. I just thought we were totally normal!


Joy said...

The picture of your family made me laugh!! You guys are so funny!!

Congrats on your house!! SO exciting!! Guess that means you will not be moving back to Oregon :-(

Love the view of your new home.

Take care my Friend!! Love and miss you!!