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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Happy New Year (A little late)

 
We had a wonderful New Year's Eve and New Year's day. We got off work, popped open a bottle of Strawberry champagne and had a glass together before heading out with friends. We had dinner at a Mexican restaurant, followed by 3 games of glow bowling. There was a power outage during our dinner and we joked that it was the Millenium 14 years later. The lights were out for quite a while...luckily we were already done eating and we had some cash on us so we could pay and leave. I'm not quite sure what everyone else did.
 
After bowling, we headed home and set off a Chinese lantern. When you don't have fireworks, those will do right? It was actually really cool to watch it float up into the sky. We were afraid it was going to float into our neighbors tree and set it on fire, but we just barely missed it...eek! 
 
It was a great night and we had a lot of fun with sweet friends.
 
Cheers!
Happy 2014 from us!
 Love these friends.
And this guy
 Baby Miller is coming in a few short weeks. Can't wait to meet him/her! So exciting.
 
Aaron and I slept in on New Year's day and we relaxed and just hung out all day. It was a wonderfully lazy day off together.
 
It's no secret that I've gained the married 15 pounds so we are both making an effort to get healthier, exercise 5 days a week, and eat right. I tried my first juicing recipe yesterday, and it was pretty much a complete failure.
 
I used 2 apples, 2 handfuls of spinach, 2 handfuls of romaine lettuce, and 2 handfuls of brussel sprouts.  I used my Ninja Complete Kitchen System. I was told it could juice, but I had never tried it before.
I don't know about you, but nothing about this looks appetizing. I'd rather not drink a chunky salad. So then I was mad that my Ninja didn't juice and that I wasted all those ingredients.
 
I got online and googled it and found that there is a secret. You must add 4 ice cubes and set it on crush for 1 minute. After I tried that it was much juicier, but still not drinkable in my opinion.
Finally, I figured it out. I poured it all into a strainer and I squeegeed it with a big spoon until it was completely juice coming out. It finally looked like the right consistency. I tasted it and to my surprise, it was actually really good. It just tasted like apples pretty much. Have you tried juicing with a Ninja? If so, what's your secret and what are your favorite recipes?
 
I've also been drinking Dr. Oz's swimsuit slimdown drink before every meal. It's supposed to be really good for you and help burn fat. The recipe is: 1 cup grapefruit juice, 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar, and 1 Tablespoon raw honey. It tastes absolutely disgusting, but hopefully it works. I'm willing to try anything at this point.
 
Hope you all had a wonderful New Year's Eve and New Year's day.
 
Guess what tomorrow is???
JUAN-UARY 5th!! Can't wait for the new Bachelor...woooohoooo!!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like such a fun night! And I can't say that I've ever had Strawberry Champagne before, yum!

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