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day-cation

boo

the day-cation is officially over.
funny how when you are having a great time… time passes so quickly!!!

it was a great weekend.
sigh
and it’s over
a very expensive weekend – but you only live once!
see my new stylin’ hat?  i know the picture sucks but look at my bee-utiful hat!!!!

it was such an American weekend lol

a few years ago they got rid of all of the Outback restaurants in Canada.
i was devastated.  i loved the Outback!!!!!!
so as we were driving to our hotel to check in – what do we pass?????
AN OUTBACK!!!!
within walking distance!!!!
craaaaaaazy

i don’t have to tell you where we ate
and i will not tell you what i ate (but i will show you something i ate lol)

i was soooo very bad…i have the headache today to show for it

it was an amazing weekend.  lots of walking, laughing, eating…and wine 🙂
it was purrrfect.
i am glad we got to walk around and take things in – burn off dinner…take in the view.

i’ve been there before…but each and every time i go, i see through new eyes.
i have amazing memories and not so amazing memories of that place
but each time i go…it just keeps getting better and better – this is one of the pictures from the hotel.  not a bad view huh?

For breakfast we went to IHOP
again, i didn’t think we had IHOP’s in Canada…so of course we just had to eat there
i had strawberry banana pancakes
i thought i died and went to heaven…and then so did my belly.  i could not eat all of it…tooooooo much!!

wow – by Sunday my poor belly looked like i was 4 months pregnant.  i wish it didn’t dislike carbs so much!!!!!

I have lots of pictures and videos…but none that i will share here..although i gotta say, the videos are so awesome that the whole world should witness them…especially me belting out adele –  rolling in the deep lol

i’ll save all that for the blog next door.

no gym for me tonight…no time – apparently the hotel i stayed at had an amazing gym -alas i did not see it!!!

this being an adult stuff is for the birds.  i just wanna play!!!!

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for those of you asking…

i went to visit my friend, and her baby today.  both baby and mom are doing great!!

here she is, 2 days old and already smiling…she is soo smart! (ok so i am a little biased):

and here we are and i am obviously smitten:

i am so very in love i can’t handle it!!!!!

thanks to all of you who asked about the baby – i have left names out for privacy, i am sure you understand 🙂

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matters of the heart

i was looking through some pictures last night.
album after album on the computer…bringing back so many different memories and emotions.

i noticed all of the pictures had 2 things in common
1 – food
2 – love

sometimes i complain that i have too much to do..too many places to be…
but looking back at these pictures, i realize how truly blessed i am.
blessed that i have so many people in my life that love me and want me around
what better feeling is there???

every special occasion is captured on camera. i would say “film” but that’s not really accurate these days 🙂
you have the typical bee pictures of food…and then you have all those other pictures…
people hugging, people smiling…people looking so very happy and completely unaware that they are being photographed
those are my favourite pictures.

i talk alot about food on here…well, because that’s this blogs primary focus
but i don’t think i’ve ever really talked about the way i love.

i’ve said the holidays are all about the food…
but i think i’ve changed my mind.

it’s all about the love.

whether you spend this time with the people you are related to…share the same blood line with
or with the family you have created through time
it’s all about love isn’t it?

sure, the food is part and parcel of the holidays
but i’d like to believe that the food tastes all the sweeter when you are with the ones you love.

how would the holidays feel without it?  without love?
losing those that you love…
i can assure you…the food would just be food…and the special day would be…just another day.

i have so many pictures, hugging those that matter most to me
where you can see the love just pouring out of me.
i am glad i have those.

sometimes i think about losing.
you know…losing someone i love.  i know it’s inevitable, but it’s still such a sad thought in my mind.

so i am grateful.  so very thankful
to be busy, to be overwhelmed, to have so much to do
because that means i am loved.
i am so very loved.

i decided to post this picture.  one of my favourites from the weekend!

this is me and my daddy.
he loves me 🙂
and you can tell by just one look at my face, that i very much love him back.
this was taken one week into his radiation treatment…3 more weeks to go.
we know he will be just fine…but…nothing lasts forever…and it makes you think…down the road…
to places you’d rather not let your mind wander to.

so i choose to make the memories…i choose to make as many awesome, amazing, fantastic memories
so i can always hold on and always remember.
and when i look back at the pictures, my heart will be warm with the love i felt in that very exact moment.

yeah, the food was awesome this weekend
but the love was even better.

i get that you need food to live.
but love?  love is what keeps you alive.

without it…life ain’t worth that much is it.

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thank you for yum

there was a big celebration last night kids 🙂

i took a special someone out for a special dinner…and brought with me my camera.  we celebrated a new beginning…a new chapter…to greater things a-comin’!!

ya know, it’s nice to go out for dinner with someone who doesn’t care if you want to take a million pictures of what’s about to go in to your belly.

what can i say?  i love food!

so allow me to make your mouth water!

i started off with….

yes, this is low carb beer…and i love it

then…

my caesar salad – no croutons

and my main meal:

medium rare steak with mushrooms, in a peppercorn sauce.  no worries, the baguette was for show…i didn’t eat it 🙂

followed by my thank you note:

annnnnnnd finally…the purrrffffect way to end the night:

Hope you enjoyed my food porn…god knows i did!

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one dinner down

one more to go!

i had an amazing Easter dinner with amazing people today!  i am still beyond stuffed!!
excuse me while i undo my pants 🙂

one more tomorrow and i am sure i will be bringing home leftovers that will last me for days.

lookie loo at what i ate:

of course…i started the day off with this:

and then i had:

looks delish yes???

and i get to do it alllll over tomorrow!!!

i may or may not have had some milk chocolate Lindt easter eggs….shhh don’t tell anyone!

ha!  not to worry…you know i will kill myself on the elliptical come monday….cause that’s the way i roll.

Happy Easter every bunny!

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oy vay

with all my red meat options out there….i decided on the salad bar tonight

and felt worlds better about my decision.

i am so tired of all the food here.  don’t get me wrong…i did love it, but i am so ready to get back to some sense of routine…and that would include a lifestyle of healthy eating and working out.

watching the sun set in texas has been an experience…one i could never describe in words actually.

the Capri’s and the flip-flops and the hospitality have been so very much-needed.

the beer…the southern cut french fries…and the ever-present red meat…oy…i need an intervention.

my driver hosted a party the other night…and made 20 rib eye steaks and 18 fajitas…told me i would never experience this hospitality anywhere else.  i would have to agree.  this of course was after his personal invite to me.  he welcomed me to his home with his family…after days of knowing me. 

i took in an amazing piece of american history last night.  scratch that…world wide history…as i made my way around down town Dallas…after another steak dinner.  i was actually surprised at my own reaction.  i fought the tears from falling…and i don’t really know why i became so emotional over JFK…other than the obvious.  to stand where he was killed…took me over, and surprised me.

i felt myself so caught up in the moment.  overwhelmed really.
so many pictures to prove it.

i am surrounded by amazing people.  and if my heart wasn’t so lonely for those i love the most…i could stay here forever…and eat steak and fried beer…and fried twinkies wrapped in bacon (ewwwwwww!)
and i would be a 300 pound hottie i tell you.

off i go.  i have a lake waiting for me. i have a lot of writing to do there.

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tonight

this was my dinner tonight:

if you are wondering what it is…well, it’s steak, steamed broccoli and mashed cauliflower.  nowhere in Canada have i ever seen mashed cauliflower as an option.  oh, and of course a glass of red 🙂

this was what i was looking at while i chilled on a patio.  On a patio people!!

I’m a happy Bee…a happy Bee indeed.  even my toes are happy!

and of course…the view that greets me:

sharing is caring…and i shall share a lot more at the blog next door 🙂

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before pic

i have had so many people asking me to post before and after pics.

i have an endless amount of before pics…if you are my friend on facebook….you will see several.
i don’t have any after ones…because..well….i ain’t done yet 🙂
i have a lot of “in the moment” pics….but i have promised myself i won’t be posting any pictures until i’ve hit my one year.

but i want to appease you all…and so i offer you a before pic….

whadda ya think?

hahahaha!!

psyche!

Happy hump day kids


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i think i may cry

i think my external drive just died on me.
it made some god awful sounds that scared the cats away…and my computer will not recognize the device.

what this means?

everything i have ever written in the past 5 or so years…gone.
GONE.

all my writing is gone.
possibly the worst thing that could ever happen to me right now.

2 years of pictures of my nieces’ firsts…gone.
GONE.

years and years of pictures of people i love and have loved…gone.
GONE.

i need someone to seriously talk me off the Ben and Jerry’s ledge right now.


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