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Ugh…Trying to find my boxes of wraps and sadly I still have unpacked boxes from moving. I will for sure find them this week and wrap. I am so excited to share my results as they are giving free defining gel with every box of wraps!  I have to find these wraps!!!

Cleanse Day 2

Day 2 went well. It actually helps the cravings from not having more than one cup of coffee in the morning. I felt more energy. I did drink a ton of water, eat a good lunch and dinner and one bottle of greens. The greens really help me today at that 2pm slump at work. It gave me the energy I needed to get through the day.

Tonight I am wrapping as today I just drank all the water and greens. I do still take my HSN every day.  I can see my hair looking healthier and stronger. My goal is 3 more inches so we will see.

I was down about 4lbs after day 2 of the cleanse. I will continue to eat healthy as usual and drink my water. Its recommended to wrap every 3 days so thats the plan.  OhOh and the defining gel……I love this product, my personal favorite. It can do anything. Helps sunburn, reduce stretchmarks, brighten tattoos, everything!

Next update will include my wrap results! Cant wait.

 

 

The Journey

So I started my ItWorks! journey today with the cleanse. Its a 4 little 4oz bottles. You drink 2 per day for 2 days. I have seen some good results and wanted to jump start into this so I figured it was my best bet for the results I’m looking for.

You need to drink it before any food in the morning. I did, yes before my beloved coffee. Speaking of coffee your not supposed to have it during the cleanse but I’m addicted. I did only drink my small coffee I made at home, no Starbucks today for this girlie.

It tasted like a very sweet lemon lime drink. Not bad at all just not something you can drink all day but then again you don’t have to. I had it cold out the fridge. I had read its best that way.

I ate regularly during the day, I do not have bad eating habits so I chose not to change anything. I did drink a lot of water. The recommended is 8 glasses a day and I did that no problem as I do every day. I think maybe I drank water more quickly in the morning knowing I had the small coffee at home and didn’t want to ruin the results of my cleanse.

Tomorrow is cleanse day 2 and I will also be adding greens in the afternoon at work and wrapping tomorrow night! I cant wait for the results and to share the experience with you all. My journey has begun. Dont forget to subscribe so you dont miss a day of the journey.

PS – I did weigh myself and will let you know the results after each phase of the journey.

 

 

 

Last First Holiday

So Jermaine and I just celebrated our last first holiday. We have officially been through every major holiday and birthday as a couple. Our one year together will be on July 21st. Due to our work schedules I think we will be celebrating with a date night.

Going through this past year with our newly formed family it has been hard but exciting. Learning how each other celebrates holidays, birthdays, accomplishments. Of course you know we went on our first family vacation and it was amazing.  It is nice to incorporated some new traditions into the traditions that the boys and I were trying to create since the divorce. It couldn’t have happened at a more perfect time as we were not set in our ways yet.

I think the biggest thing I have learned this year is patience. I learned that not everything will happen on my time especially when it comes to the boys. Jermaine has taught me to relax and let the powers that be handle it and everything will happen at the right time and it has. When looking for a new place we were looking for months, I was looking before my lease was up at my first apartment. I was so disappointed and wanted to give up as we were not having good luck then we found a place that is perfect for us at this point in our life.

I remember the first time Jermaine said he loved me.. .yes he said it first. He was leaving my house and it came out of his mouth. I didn’t respond and thought we would just let it go unmentioned but no, he brought it up the next time we talked. I thought it was too soon but felt the same way. We also waited for him to meet the kids till we were all ready for that step. We let the kids take the lead on how often Jermaine came over or what he did with us. Of course he wanted to be there all the time and involved in everything but we had to be patient and let the kids map that course.

Whether it be with my job, his job, the kids, our families, the house, co parenting, anything Jermaine has been my rock when it comes to me freaking out due to things not going as I have them planned in my head. And I have learned and I am still learning that as long as everything is progressing and moving forward then the pace does not matter.

Now its time to set our traditions as we work our way through another year of holidays and new events like Kevin graduating this year, Ashton starting high school, and Cameron getting his licence. All I know is no matter what my rock will be by my side to make sure everything goes smoothly.

 

 

Last Day in MA

Our last day was perfect. My aunt and uncle held a cookout at their home for us. My Uncle Kevin came down form NH and my Aunt Donna and Uncle Dick came over. There was so much food we wished we could stay all day to enjoy it more.

Traveling back to the airport to turn in the rental was a headache. Dollar was so unorganized. By the time we got to the airport we only had a few minutes to check out luggage, print our boarding passes and get through security. Luckily at Logan the security line for Spirit is right outside the gate and was short. The only complaint I have is that some of us were TSA pre checked and there was no pre check line. It all worked out and we were on the plane.

3 hours later landing in Ft. Lauderdale waiting for our luggage. Finally got it and then found that the line for the Park and Ride shuttle was very long. By this time it was 9:30 at night and everyone was tired and hungry. We got on the shuttle grabbed the car and headed home. Of course we had to stop to feed everyone so we didn’t get in the door till about 11:30pm.

Our trip was great and everyone had a blast. They all keep talking about it and cant wait to go back again. When the boys come back from their dads we will write a review of all the places we went and ate at.  Think of them as your personal travel review gurus.

 

Travel Day 4

dairymaidSorry so late on the travel update but time got away from us. Day 4 was not very eventful. We took this day to relax and enjoy the relaxation of vacation. We woke up really late and then decided to go for a drive. Of course Kevin was there with the “Does this drive involve food?” question. To which I replied “I’m not sure..”

We hopped in the rental and drove around the back shore. The water was so nice to look at. We ended up driving through East Gloucester and then the conversation about food happened again. Cameron and Jermaine said they were not hungry but could eat, Kevin was hungry and Ashton had no desire to eat. So we ended up at Surfside Subs and the Long Beach Dairymaid. You guessed it, everyone had a sub with chips and a drink, well Ashton had a slice of pizza and a drink. And just like that we went from one hungry person to everyone eating a full meal and then getting large ice creams to end the drive.

I have to admit it was pretty nostalgic getting ice cream with my boys at the place I grew up getting ice cream all summer. We sat and ate ice cream and everyone agreed this was the best part of the trip.

Of course we went back to my Aunt and Uncles to take a nap before the evening festivities. That evening we went to my friend Errika’s mothers house for a cookout. The kids had fun walking to McDonald’s for what was supposed to be french fries but ended up being french fries, milkshakes and Slurpee drinks with Errika and Alicia’s sons. Ashton said he felt like he was on a guys nigh out as the 5 of them walked through town to get to McDonald’s.  My boys had no desire to go to Fiesta so we just enjoyed the cook out and company and went home.

I guess this was our day of relaxing as the next day we would be traveling home. And that was certainly a busy day.

 

Travel Day 3 Boston

The crew drove into Boston today. It was actually an easy drive with no traffic till we hit downtown. Found parking right in the garage next to Faneuil  Hall. The boys had fun shopping around. Playing around in stores, especially Newbury Comics. Jermaine and I took some pics in a photo booth. The boys chose to eat in the Marketplace as everyone wanted something different. Kevin ended up with Mac-n-cheese with bacon in a bread bowl, Cameron got a cheese steak sub and Ashton had Pizza as usual. Cameron loved all the food he wanted to go back through 3 more times.

After eating we walked to the North End. Jermaine loved the authentic old school Italian feel. Seeing guys out talking about the day on the street, all the Italian foods, and the highlight the “Connah Store”. We had some gelato and grabbed some Italian pastries and headed back to the car.

After over and hour in traffic to get home everyone was ready for a nap. We had about an hour before we were to go down the Bouvard in Gloucester to watch the armature round of the traditional greasy Pole.

Driving around town we finally found parking and went to watch the greasy Pole. It was won in the third round. We walked to the Fiesta and fed the boys some carnival food which they loved. Then dropped them off at Alicia’s house so the adults could have a dinner by themselves.

We went to Seaport Grill which is my go to spot every time I come home. I love the Haddock sandwich. My opinion is it’s the best in town. Jermaine had the fish tacos and was in heaven. We called it an early night after all the Boston walking and picked up the boys and headed home.

Up next is a lazy day around Gloucester. Tune in!

 

Travel Day 2

 

Off to Foxboro we went yesterday. I have to stay I didn’t think I would be as excited as I was… I didnt think anyone would enjoy it as much as everyone did. It was a long ride with traffic but seeing that Gillette sign while driving down the road made it all worth it. It was like when your taking your kids to Universal Studios in Orlando and you take that exit and can see the park, excitement and awe. Even my Dolphins fan was excited.

We went to Patriot Hall where you can see the history of the sport and the history of the Patriots. It wasn’t bad for admission, anyone over 13 is $10 (thanks to the Craft family for making it affordable). The staff was very friendly and helpful. You start on the first third floor where you can see a collection of jerseys from famous quarterbacks no matter what the team, Special balls, gloves, jerseys, receiving gloves, cleats you name it for each important game. There is a section with all Tom Brady’s trophies, baby pictures of some of the Patriot’s family, and a movie of the history and struggle of the Patriot’s that lead to the empire it is now.

The second floor is all interactive, you can catch a pass like Gronk, kick a field goal, see how fast you can get off the ball as a lineman, call plays with Bill, even try on some uniforms. All the boys and big boy had fun. Even Kevin who has social media but hardly posts was posting the whole time we were there. Cameron was in heaven taking pics and doing every interactive he could. Then we found it.. all the trophies and rings, well minus one ring as the Hall has not gotten the last one yet. Everyone was just standing there taking it all in. Of course we joked with Jermaine about being in the presence of greatness.

Just like a Disney ride you end in the store so you can spend your money on Patriots gear. We ate some lunch at the CBS Scene restaurant which was good. No complaints but wasn’t great, I do have to say the Ahi Nachos are really good. I would recommend them every time. There are a ton of places to choose from to eat at Patriots Place but we chose there at the recommendation of foodie Tyler and for the fact we could see the stadium while we ate.

The drive home was full of traffic and we all took a nap before heading to dinner. We had reservations at the Azorean. Sitting at a big family style table where the service was excellent. I wont go into much detail as the boys will be reviewing every place we eat on our trip so stay soon. I can say its been the best place we have dined so far.

At the end of the day I looked back and could see all the boys, Jermaine, Alicia and Tyler, everyone had a great time. Day 2 is in the books and we will be starting day 3 with a drive into Boston to go to Faneuil Hall and the North End.

Stay tuned!

 

Travel Day 1

After being up all night doing laundry and packing as we are last minute packers we were not in the best of shape getting up at 4 am to get to the airport. We made it to the Park N’ Fly after a little detour ( I took a wrong turn). With the Economy parking at FLL gone this was our cheapest option. We used to pay $7 per day in the Economy lot now its $10 at the Park N’ Fly but it was cleaner, safer, the bus transport was nice and clean, the driver was super helpful and we got to the airport in 5 min.

We did check in and print boarding passes at home so we just needed to drop the luggage off.  Standing in a long line that we thought would take forever really took like 20 min. Not bad. While in line I received and overheard 3 comments about our family. One was a St. Thomas Aquinas football Coach that commented on how Jermaine and Cameron were definitely football players. A Spirit employee asked me if I was taking my athletic team to a game. The boys were cracking jokes on how they were the water polo team traveling.

We made it through security with only 2 of the 5 of us getting molested or as Cameron describes it “massaged”. Kevin and Ashton were TSA pre-checked so they could walk on through. After spending $50 on airport food breakfast for everyone we were ready to take off.

The flight was quick but when Spirit states no frills they aren’t kidding. Luckily the boys all got seats together and Jermaine and I had exit row seats so Jermaine could have some extra leg room that he really needed.  Besides one screaming baby the flight was good and only about 2 1/2 hrs. long.

Then onto the next adventure of getting the rental car. We had to take a bus to the rental center and walking in there was more lines. We were lucky that we rented from Dollar and there was no line. We got a mid-size SUV so all my big guys could fit. We walked out to choose one and there was only one left. Nissan Rouge, not bad.

After sitting in traffic in Revere forever and driving on what you people call highways in MA, the speed limit is only 50/55, we made it to Gloucester. By this time it had been about 3 hours since the guys ate so I had to swing into McDonald’s (Ewwww) to feed them before things went terribly bad. Then off to my Aunts house to settle in for the next few days.

Breathing the clean air with no humidity was amazing. We sat outside for hours and the boys were running around in the backyard. It was nice to sit outside and be able to breath and not sweat. Everyone napped but Ashton then we went to dinner with Alicia and Peter.

We had to expose Jermaine to some fresh fried seafood and real clam chowder. We went to Captain Carlos in Gloucester. The 5 of us shared 2 fisherman’s platters that we could not finish. (The boys will be posting a review later). After some drinks, dinner, and laughs we took Jermaine on a tour around the city pointing out the home the boys were raised as babies in, my mom and dad’s house, the typical tourist spots and the beach.

We went home and everyone was ready to chill after a long day. Pretty uneventful but we had lots of laughs traveling as a family. Next up we have a trip to Patriots Place and dinner at the Azorean!

 

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The Crew is Traveling

The 5 of us,  yes all 5 of us will be heading to Gloucester MA!  This is my home town, where I grew up, where all my boys were born.  We are excited! Although I go up at least once a year the boys have not been in a while and Jermaine has never been. Due to the boys getting older with Kevin graduating next year this is probably the last trip we will be taking to Gloucester all together for a while if at all. We have our days plan to hit all the spots we want to in the short 4 1/2 days we are there.

It will be Fiesta week!  So naturally we will be going to Fiesta and watching the Greasy Pole.  With this many boys we have to hit the best places for the freshest seafood. That is the part most of them are looking forward to the most. Haddock sandwiches, Fisherman platter, crab cakes, “chowda” and of course a roast beef sandwich top our list.

Of course we will hit Boston and the North End to grab some Italian pastries and show Jermaine the city. For Cameron and Jermaine the highlight, next to the food will be hitting up Patriot’s Place. As you all know its football everyday all day in this household.

We are all excited to visit with family and friends and start our summer off with this great trip.

We will be posting daily and taking a ton of pics and as always traveling with these crazy boys is always interesting and an adventure. Make sure you subscribe to get all the updates while we travel.