Monday, January 5, 2009

This Eating Has Got To Stop!

Yes, I ate some of that Red Velvet cake the other night when we all went out to eat at Bucca Di Beppo. It wouldn't have been so bad that I ate some of it but there were about four other desserts about the same size that I also decided I needed to try and that after eating ravioli and meatballs etc.... my scales are not happy right now. I went to Weight Watchers last week and learned about their new momentum program but maybe I should have waited until this week to start the new program. Ughhh................. Oh well, it's a new day and a new start, right???? Anyway, here's some photos of our dinner out the other night. The top one is of our daughter Melissa(aka SAS and Buttons Mom) and our niece Stephanie.

This is Sas and our daughter Christina with baby Jaycee(on the left) and her Mom, Melissa.


Sas(aka Sydney) waiting for some food. Chubby cheeks look good on her not on Grandma.

This is a self portrait by Maddie. LOL Maddie loves my camera and takes it away from me any chance she gets. She mostly takes photos of her hand but she actually got one of her face. After she takes a photo, she always says "wow".


This is our nephew Tim with his daughter Jaycee and Melissa(there's two Melissa's, our daughter and Jaycee's Mom).


This is my brother-in-law Steve and his girlfriend Pat and Pat's Mom.


This is my brother-in-law Jim and my mother-in-law Lynn. My sweetie has three brothers and one sister and in my family I have three sisters and had one brother.


This is my sister-in-law Karen and her boyfriend Doug. When my sweetie and I started dating back in 1972, she was just a little thing.


This is our daughter Christina and her boyfriend Troy. It was fun but this was our second time there in two weeks and if you have ever been to Bucca's then you know how big the family style eating is. Anyway, hope everyone has a good week, the furnace guy is here working on our furnace this morning. I think it just needed a good cleaning. I am working getting documents in order for a group of nuns that I have booked on this Tauck Hawaii tour. The nuns were about the sweetest group I have ever worked with. They are all so excited about what they keep telling me is their trip of a lifetime. I am so glad they picked Tauck for their tour because Tauck is always a pleasure to deal with and I don't have to worry about the ladies on their trip because I know they will getting the best attention. I wish I could tag along in their suitcases! Well, I better get moving, have a good one!


16 comments:

Wibeche og Rune said...

What a big cace:) Yes the eating has to stop. We have eaten so much unhealthy food this christmas.

To day it is a new beginning:)

Beautiful pictures:)

Wibeche

Brenda said...

Great family pics! I hope you ate a meatball for me! I would love to join the Nuns on their trip, I bet they have a load of fun!

Rue said...

Hi Joan :)

You have such a beautiful family and I love that Maddie always says "wow" after every picture she takes LOL

Good luck with the diet, I'm going to need it too ;)

Happy New Year!
hugs,
rue

Sally said...

Love the pictures - you have such a great family!

Is that "a" piece of cake or is it the whole thing? WOW, that's a hunk unless you somehow enlarged it. hahaha

I always wanted to be a Nun, now I know why. They have fun!

Steph said...

1) I look so chubs in that picture of Melissa and me. No more wearing my frizzy hair in that style!
2) Until I read the caption, I thought that it was me holding Sassy, not TeeTee! We really do look alike from behind. I think her hair might even be darker than mine, though.
3) It seems that my dad and I (and Grams) are the only ones without significant others. Interesting.
4) I LOVE JOAN'S JOURNEYS! :)

Mel said...

I am laughing at Aunt Steph's list of comments....

Sandi McBride said...

Gosh Joannie, I went into sugar overload just looking at this! Course the sweet babies pushed me over the top...I'm officially watching my carb intake as of last week...and I'm hoping to take off about fifteen pounds in the mean time! Hope 2009 is going to be great to you and your family...it's a mighty lovely family!
hugs
Sandi

Donna said...

What a gorgeous family!! And I WANT that cake!!!LOL...
Happy day sweetie!hughugs

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

wow! That cake slice is huge!
But the sound of meatballas and all sounds delicious!
It is the time where our waistbands really doget tighter,Mine sure is!

Donna said...

Sweet family pictures! Yes, the eating has got to slow down. We're already cutting back.

Ooooh, a Tauck tour! This last trip with them was our 7th! We're Tauck groupies, LOL. They know how to treat you right! Do you work at a travel agency?

Kellan said...

Great photos!!

I am thinking about going back to WW and I was curious about their new program - thanks for the link!

Have a great week, Joan!

Kellan

justabeachkat said...

Here I am doing low carbs and what do I see as soon as I open your blog???? A yummy HUGE piece of cake. You are soooo bad! wink

Tauck is who we use when we travel. They are the BEST!

Hugs!
Kat

Donna said...

Hi Sweetie! LauraBelle has asked...Joan....to be the next Brenda Photo Challenge host...Would that be you?? Did you accept?? If you did, I need to post it!
Happy day sweetie!!hughugs

LivingTheLife said...

Sweet family pics...and a sweet family, to boot. Loved Maddie's self-picture...maybe you have a budding photographer on your hands.

Loved the story of the nuns...I'll pray that they DO have the trip of a lifetime.

Blessings...
Teresa

Jules from "The Roost" said...

It was nice seeing all your family pictures! The food sounds really good too! I am trying hard to stick to my diet but this post made me really want some cake!

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

I finally made it back to a WW meeting. I'd missed 2 because I was sick. I was shocked to see how many people were there! The last meeting I went to had about 8 or 9 people there. THIS meeting had over 50 people. New Year's Resolutions going on I guess, eh? It was good to see a crowd, though. I hope they all do well.

How'd you do? How's it been going for you? I'm doing a post Wednesday about my WW experience (including the "changing of my goal").

Loved all the pictures of your family. Everyone looks like they are having a blast. Nothing like dinner out with a crowd to make your spirits high, if you ask me. (And yeah, those darn desserts can really ruin things for you, can't they? lol)

Kari