Tuesday, February 1, 2011

I'm gonna have a go at this.



Certain food groups (like grains, dairy and legumes) are probably having a negative impact on your health and fitness without you even realizing it. Are your energy levels inconsistent (or non-existent)? Do you have aches and pains that can’t be explained by over-use or injury? Are you having a hard time losing weight no matter how hard you train, or are pretty lean but still have a little extra puff on your midsection? Do you have some sort of condition (like skin issues, digestive ailments, seasonal allergies) that medication hasn’t helped? These symptoms may be directly related to the foods you eat – even the “healthy” stuff. So how do you know if (and how) these foods are affecting you? Strip them from your diet completely. Cut out all the inflammatory, insulin-spiking, calorie-dense, nutritionally sparse food groups for a full 30 days and let your body heal, recover and reset from whatever effects those foods may be provoking. What, exactly, does that mean? Super strict, by-the-book, 100% Whole30 for the next 30 days.

Sunday, January 16, 2011


How is it that I have not posted anything on my blog since December 2009? I read blogs quite often but haven't seemed to put anything on my own. Well. Well, things have changed but that's normal.

I got my hair cut off last Tuesday. I love it. I needed a change and my scalp needed a break.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Homemade For The Holidays

I know I've been slightly MIA lately but I'm hoping to keep my blog up to date is the coming seasons.
Yet again I'm opting for homemade holiday gifts...I'll keep you posted.

I'm working on a quilt at the moment for Chet, my boy friend.
It's for christmas. I'll post pictures soon.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Daddy and me...

I love this picture...
It's from last summer but I just thought you should see it.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Chicken transfer...

The Terpstra Family chickens have moved...below is a little note from Ethan...

Your 3 hens sunbathing by the pool. What a life

Here are your Mottled Cochins. My brother David has named them Laurel and Hardy. The family thinks they are hilarious and love them.

We considered naming the Egyptian Fayoumi, "Cain," since he killed his brother, but went with "Ra," instead. Ra is an ancient Egyptian sun god. He has been a good boy since I put him with the goats. I will give him a few Phoenix hens to see what the chicks look like. He is terrified of my roosters. This is his "before" picture, as I hope to restore him to his former glory, complete with new tail.

This post is mainly for my little bro...

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Elijah's 2nd Birthday...

Today was Elijah's 2nd birthday. Each year Laura and her family invite myself and my family down to their house for a little birthday party. I was a little nervous about going because I hadn't seen anyof them since my brothers wedding in April. There were 8 of us from my family this year: Mom, Dad, Eli, Evan, Kim, Grama, Grampa, and myself. All in all today went well. We got the party about 3:00 and left at about 8:45. We got to watch Elijah by ourselves for a few hours today while his family went to their church group, it was fun to have him to myself for a little while. I'm hoping to have a few more pictures to share soon...

These are the fish I made for Elijah's birthday present...

they all go in this cute little bag.

5 fish of assorted colors.

They have magnets in their noses that 'hook' to a magnet on an old ice fishing rod my dad found for me. Eli's brother, Benjamin showed him how to use it.

Eli got a really cool Thomas the Tank Engine set that runs on a battery. I think he played with it to the point of killing the gears already.

I learned from his mom, Laura, that he LOVES water...baths, sinks, showers, etc.

This was his favorite activity of the afternoon...

I love this boy...

Friday, December 19, 2008


So my very first semester as a college student has come to a close. I went as well as I could have imagined, except for my political studies class. Government is not my cup of tea. I had 13 credits, all night classes with the exception on my friday morning class and I enjoyed it. However it trained me to be a night owl. I'm blogging at 3:40...that's just plain wrong. I like going to school. I love to learn. My next semester is going to be very different and very challenging for me. I have 16 credits and a lab science course. Here's my schedule...
Sorry if it's hard to read...I'll break it down for ya.
Monday: Biology class 12:45 - 1:45
Biology Lab 2:00 -4:00
Spanish 7:00 - 9:00
Tuesday: Geometry 10:15 - 12:30
Circuit Training 12:45 - 3:00
College Writing 4:30 - 6:45
Wednesday: Biology Class 12:45 - 1:45
Spanish 7:00 - 9:00
Thursday: Geometry 10:15 - 12:30
Circuit Training 12:45 - 3:00
College Writing 4:30 - 6:45
Friday: Biology Class 12:45 - 1:45

See what I'm saying about it being different?
Last semester it was one class a day. Each class one night a week. Condensed classes. This semester is kind of a test. I wanted to do day classes to see if I can handle it both ways. I wanted to figure out what I like best and in what type of class set up I succeed in.

Okay... So I'm sorry about my last post. I started to update it twice and got destracted both times. I'm a pretty good multitasker however Apples to Apples is a little more fun than blogging...ha.

I need to go to bed but I have a funny story to share. I was driving around tonight and I was out on alpine. I was driving to Walmart to pick up my friend Jenn who I brought to Dr. Grins with me tonight. While on my way there I drove past a lot of really bright and distracting store signs but one in particular caught my attention. I tried to get a picture to share with you all but it didn't work out so well while I was going 45 mph down the road. It said "Bed, Bath & Beyo." You may not think that's funny but I couldn't stop laughing at the fact that this store claimed it could provide you with B.O. Haha.