I Am Back To Work

I am a lunch lady at one of the grammar schools here in town, so I only work during the school year and have the summers off. Today is my first day back to work for the 2016/2017 school year.

I am not ready.

Hope everyone has a nice Thursday though, lol!


This Is How The Summer Went

I’ve NEVER had a summer as craaaazzzzzy as this one!

My kids go to Steven’s summer camp in the same town my parents live. We were working with one car (my 97 Honda Accord can’t do highway driving) so it was just easier to stay with my parents and Steven drop the kids off at camp. And summer camp is a month long!

While we were hanging in my old stomping grounds, we did a lot of fun things: Six Flags Great Adventure, going out to look for Pokemon, iPlay America (an indoor arcade), the boardwalk and swimming in my parents pool a whole lot.

We were home for a week before we went on our big family trip to Myrtle Beach. My sister came up with this idea to rent a house with her family, my family and my parents and stay for a week on vacation. We booked this trip back in February, obviously not knowing that I would have seen my mom for five weeks straight the week before, LOL! We did have such an awesome time down there, and the kids were super sad to leave.

Four days later we were driving to our camping trip. We were driving on the major highway and the engine blew. We pulled over and called AAA. In a five hours time span, we got towed off the highway, parked at a hotel, called around for a rental car, got the rental car, and got my car towed to our mechanic. Then we FINALLY made it to camping right before the sun went down. We set up camp in RECORD time and BAMM! our off the grid camping trip was saved.

Once we dropped the rental car back in NJ, my dad picked us up and brought my family back to his house. Then Steven and I went out and bought a new car (to replace my 97 Honda Accord that is stuck on our driveway pretty much). Now we are figuring out what to do about my car. It needs a new engine which is expensive as all… or to buy a car with the money we were gonna put in to the new engine. Not sure what is best at this point.

God, give me the strength!


Family Camping Trip 2016

Let me start by saying that this summer has been something else! Two broken cars and pretty much living at my parents house, playing switcheroo with transportation for everyone, on top of going on two vacations…. I guess that’s a whole other post in itself, lol.

Now for my real post:

Last weekend we headed to our usual camp ground, for a weekend of being off the grid awesomeness in the middle of the woods on a mountain in Pennsylvania! It really is so beautiful there, and puts me in a good mind frame before the start of September (school, work, sports, clubs, ect…).

Did I mention I like to do landscape photography? Enjoy!







Operation Lose Weight, Day 1

When I was a teenager I considered myself having an athletic build (from playing all that soccer). I was very much in shape. Then, I grew up, had children, and pretty much let myself go.

Exercise and eating better are my new loves. Today is the day I start being healthier, and dropping all this weight. #nomoresoda #gottalovewater #kindadont #gonnatryto

I will be using my Fitbit, My Fitness Pal and Map My Run apps on the daily. If you want my info so we can be friends, let me know! I need all the motivation I can get.

And I am sure I will do before and after posts from time to time, so keep checking in for those.

LilySlim Weight charts