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Time to begin the next chaper :)

7 Jun

Yep, we finally did it…. we GRADUATED!!!

I had a lot of emotions that day… but basically here is the jist of how I was feeling that morning via my facebook.

  •  Courtney Maughan

    I cannot believe this day had finally arrived! Today I am graduating with my best friend. We have been together since the very beginning. She has helped me through every bump in the road… and has ultimately taught me how to be happy 🙂 Today is our day Whit! I love you and I cannot wait to begin my college years with you 😀 I see an amazing future ahead for both of us…and it begins today! Congrats class of 2011.

Whit and I both decided to wear simple summer dresses under our gowns. And as far as shoes go, we bought the exact same pair. We both loved these gold wedges from Target so we just decided to match 🙂

 

 It is weird to know that my nephew Tyler saw his twin aunties graduate, and that one day we will be there to watch him graduate as well!

 

Michael came over to our house early and took me and Whit out to lunch before the big ceremony. Pictures ended up taking a lot longer than anticipated, so we had to make a quick run through the Starbuck’s drive-thru instead. Michael ended up ordering a venti double chocolate chip frappe…which needless to say you can probably see where this is going. You guessed it! His drink leaked chocolate all over his white button up. Whoops!

 

The ceremony took place at the Richie Center in Denver and was about 2 1/2 hours long. Most of the ceremony was mostly boring because we had to sit there and wait for our names to be called in a class filled with a little over 500 students, but it was definitely a day I will always remember. There were four diploma groups and Whit and I were in diploma group three.

Whit and I were seated in two different sections so when it was finally our diplomas group to stand then I just looked over at her and smiled. It was in those few minutes before I received my diploma that I reflected on how far I had come thus far. I never thought this day would come… but the second I received my diploma it his me that I am finally an adult entering the real world!

 

 

After the ceremony Whit and I picked up our carnations. You were supposed to give them to somebody that helped you get to this day. So with out a doubt we gave them to each other 🙂 We have been with each other since day one and she is the only one that kept me going all of these years.

Then… it was time to take pictures with all of those who have also been there for us all along. First up was the parentals of course.

Then our guys! 

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 And finally the siblings… I ❤ them all!

I am proud to say I am a high school graduate… and now beginning my sophomore year of college!

 

Graduation weekend was filled with a party, horse races, smores, laughs, and family.

Our campfire marshmallows from Wal-Mart were ginormous!!! And they made quite a sticky mess if you cannot tell hehe. 

 

It is time to begin the next chapter of our lives and our blog. Teens Eat has graduated and will continue on as Eat N’ Groove. We are taking this blog into a whole new direction. Instead of showing everyday’s eats, we will focus more on how we continue to create a healthy balance. Essentially it will be how we “groove” to through life. Of course we will still feature some of our amazing healthy eats from time to time, just not everyday 😉 We are excited to begin this new chapter and I cannot wait to show you guys what we have in store! 

-Court

Homecoming and a Recipe Call

12 Oct

Hello Ladies and Gents!

Homework, Work, and Homecoming took over life all last week, but this week is looking a little more laid back. (Thank goodness! lol)

Every year for Homecoming, it is our tradition to go to Olive Garden with all of our friends before the dance, and we of course continued that tradition this year. Here are a few pics…

French Mani’s and Pedi’s

Here’s Court getting a little pissed when mom tried to mess with her dress. lol. I came to help.

(Whitney in Gold&White, and Courtney in Red)

Sometimes we can clean up nicely…

This was our last Homecoming. (Tear)

Do you remember how we told you that we are going to be future Aunts in a few months.(December) Well here is cute little Baby Tyler from his Ultra Sound last week. Isn’t he adorable. We are having his baby shower next Saturday. Its Exciting 🙂 Oh and he totally looks like our brother 100% already. lol

 

Recipe Call

Send us your favorite Healthy Fall recipes. It can be from Breakfast, snacks, lunch, dinner, dessert, or beverage. Maybe it’s a Family Top Secret. Your choice.We are all for a cozy meal that warms you up in this cooler Fall Weather! If your recipe is chosen, we would love to share it with our readers, and have you or your blog recognized.

♥Court&Whit♥

Cappuccino Flavor

P.S. These No Pudge Brownies are absolutely tasty 🙂

 

Body By Jake

21 Sep

 Hey Guys! This has been the best most stress-free week of school ever so far 🙂

I really hope all of you guys are having a great week too! How is school, managing workout, eating healthy, staying organized, etc going? We are managing pretty well, but I really think it all has to do with having every other day of school off. And this week we just have school tomorrow, work on Thursday, as well as our Art Class Thursday night, and then we are done for the week. Friday is a FREE day at home, Saturday we have work from 8-4, and then Sunday off. Not bad at all right? Oh, and I finally figured out that not matter what every weekend is a 3 day weekend for Court and I. Pretty Cool 🙂

As far as working out goes, the other day we were surfing on the fitness section of OnDemand workouts, and came across Rock Hard Body by Jake. This workout is an awesome total body sculptor. It is 45 minutes of pure cardio and strength training. And the trainer Steve Maresca is awesome! They use medicine balls, but instead Court and I used a 8lb dumbbell. You guys should try out this workout and let us know how you like it, because it was probably equally as hard as Insanity as far a sweating and breathing heavy go. lol
 
 After seeing Gracie’s Sweet Potato Pie Oatmeal a few weeks ago, Court and I just had to recreate it! And so last Friday that is just what we did 🙂 I wanted this voluminous delish bowl of oats to never end. lol. 

 

Sweet Potato Pie Oats

In the mix:

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cooked and mashed sweet potato
  • 1/2 tsp chia seeds
  • cinnamon
  • vanilla extract+maple extract
  • stevia

Toppings

  • Marshmallow Fluff
  • Vanilla Yogurt
  • Cinnamon
  • Optional-Crushed nuts

 Decadent Heaven

 Breakfast for lunch has also been a yummy option lately. And I cannot get enough of Juicy Nectarines.

 When you are sick of bars for a snack, and there is nothing else to turn to Yogurt messes never fail.

 Caribbean Shrimp with Brown rice

In the mix:

  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
  • veggies
  • Spike seasoned tofu
  • Caribbean seasoned shrimp

Sunday morning Court, Ash, and I had breakfast at the kitchen table all together which was totally not normal. We all looked at the ads, and just talked. It was nice 🙂 Court and I enjoyed Strawberry oatgurt with pumpkin spice coffee, and Ash made an Elvis Sandwich.(She is so addicted to PB&Banana now!!! LOL, too funny) 

Every Sunday our family fills out Football picks, everyone puts in a dollar, and the person who gets the most points from all their teams winning gets all $5. It is kinda like Fantasy football, which a husband, boyfriend, or brother of yours might do online. Anywho, we do them every week, and this week I beat my dad by 1 point, so I am a lucky girl who now how $5 extra dollars in my wallet! Cha-Ching$$

The best combo ever is taking Cinnamon Date Manna bread, then heat it up, and top it off with PB&Pumpkin butter. Seriously it taste like a decadent dessert or Blondie.  

 With Molly’s suggestion to heat up apple sauce, we tried that when making this “Apple Sauce Mess” on the side of a smothered burrito.

 Pumped up Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats

In the mix:

  • 1/3 cup
  • 1/3 cup puffed millet
  • 1/2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp flax seeds
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 6 oz container of Light Apple Turnover Yogurt(Yoplait)
  • Lots of Cinnamon
  • Raisins
  • Chopped Apple Slices

Toppings

  • PB
  • Kashi GoLean Crunch
  • Fiber One

 PB Banana&Honey Sammie

 Big ol’ Veggie salad w/ a Garlic White Chicken Lean Pocket

 Bratwurst with Butternut Squash

 More Yogurt messes, but this time for dessert…

Since we did not have school today, Court and I woke up leisurely around 9, and watched some morning shows while whipping up some Maple Coffee Oats.  

Lately the afternoons have been looking a little dreary and dark, so this Fall like day called for a Panini with Lentil Soup.  

 

Who is excited for the Biggest Loser Premiere tonight? We are! And in honor we are cooking some Almond Crusted Chicken for dinner straight out of Jillian’s Cookbook. LOL 🙂 Have a great night guys! Relax with the ones you love♥ Oh and we posted the workout video below. DO IT!!!

-Court & Whit