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Life is a highway….

19 Dec

Boy has life been crazy lately! Sorry to keep you guys out of the bubble for so long…. but not to worry we’ll get ya up to date. The past few weeks were filled with….

>Welcoming our handsome nephew into the World! Meet Tyler Charles Davis. 🙂
I absolutely ♥ this little baby.

We all left for the hospital around 3 am and he was born at 11:55 am. So it was a loooonnngg morning…..

All of us (minus mom) sat in the waiting room all day 🙂 

Homework and picture-taking took over most of the morning…

This did not even remind me of a hospital. There was a cozy fireplace right in the middle of the waiting room and…

A Christmas Tree!

Then it was time to welcome the first grand baby to the family!

With both sides of the family there, ten of us waited patiently to hold him.

I was a little nervous that he did not like me at first… as you can see he was very upset, but I am getting the hang of it now. I LOVE being an auntie. 

And then of course he is a little angel for Whit, HA!

>Babysitting little Ty

Travis and Erica bring Tyler over every few days or so to see all of us.  

Ashley is always good at rocking him right to sleep 🙂

This past week, he opened his eyes open for the first time.

Well that’s all of Tyler for now….

 

>College Finals (yuck!) + signing up for semester 2 classes:

– Forensic anthropology
-Ethics

 

> Last minute Christmas shopping!

 I found a bunch of great gifts at a new store in town called Charming Charlie. Every heard of it?!? They have got the most awesome jewelry, handbags, accessories, etc.

> Our 18th birthday!

Oh man this was fun. Last year we went snow mobiling and this year we got our noses pierced (plus Whit got her cartilage pierced). This was crazy enough for us. We asked people what they did did for their 18th birthday, and the most common answer was clubbing. That really did not seem like much fun to us… so we kept it simple.

On the way to the Electric Crayon… we had fun with more picture taking 😛

 

 The rest of our b-day consisted of smothered chile verde burritos, red velvet cheesecake, Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader on the Wii, and The Goonies.

 And the best present was new laptops since we are off to college next year… thanks mom and dad!

>Work… we are becoming shift leaders and getting a raise.

 

> And of course some great holiday food! Tis the season… to enjoy 😛 (Within reason lol!)

 

Yogurt mess with half a packet of cashew butter on top.
VERDICT: This packet of nut butter was probably my least favorite out of all the nut butters we received from Artisana. It had a very bland taste. Also I would recommend refrigerating it before eating.

 

A salad that consisted of:

→ Romaine
→ Morning Star meat
→ Carrots
→ Red onion
→ Tomato
→ Egg whites
→ Ritz crackers crumbled on top
→ Light Italian dressing

and a toasted Alternative Honey Wheat bagel.

 

1/2 packet of Pecan Butter over berry patch oats 🙂

VERDICT: This had a very similar taste to almond butter. It is definitely worth the buy if you like AB and PB as much as we do 😉

Also a package that we recieved a while back were Attune Bars~!

“Keeping your digestive system healthy is an important part of feeling your best. Attune’s probiotics provide a natural support against stress, poor diet, antibiotics, travel, and other elements that can throw your digestive system out of balance. When eaten daily, Attune probiotic wellness bars replenish and rebalance your system, helping to promote health and wellness, digestive comfort, and increased immunity. The result? You’re healthier, happier, and alive from the inside out.”
 
We all know that certain kinds of chocolate leave us constipated… but if you choose you chocolate wisely then you’ll be fine. These Attune Chocolate Probiotic bars are the perfect go to bars.
 
Here are all of the different flavors:
Chocolate Crisp Chocolate Crisp: Real, rich chocolate with rice crisps for a familiar, tasty crunch that’s just right!
Dark Chocolate Dark Chocolate*: The antioxidant power of smooth, dark chocolate with 68% cocoa content. A truly healthy pleasure!
Mint Chocolate Mint Chocolate: Real, rich chocolate and rice crisps mingle with refreshing mint flavor that will wake up your taste buds. That’s cool!
Blueberry Vanilla Blueberry Vanilla: Take a break from pure chocolate with a creamy, crispy combination that delivers the amazing flavor of fresh-picked blueberries and smooth vanilla ice cream. After one bite, you’ll be back for more.
Coffee Bean Dark Chocolate Coffee Bean Dark Chocolate: The richness of dark chocolate meets the satisfying crunch of whole coffee beans for a taste sensation that will wake up all of your senses
Raspberry Dark Chocolate Raspberry Dark Chocolate: A symphony of smooth dark chocolate jam-packed with sweet raspberries for a fresh, flavor combination that will make your tastebuds sing.
Milk Chocolate Almond Almond Milk Chocolate: The classic duo of milk chocolate and diced almonds come together for a satisfying, crunchy chocolate bar.
 

Chocolate Crisp Verdict: This tasted like an upgrade to your Kit-Kat, probably my second favorite out of the three bars.
Dark Chocolate Verdict: I have never really been a fan of dark chocolate just because of the after taste, but this one surprisingly left no after taste. It was rich… probably the way dark chocolate is supposed to taste.
Mint Chocolate Verdict: This one was the best out of the three! If there is one chocolate I love it is mint. It was like York Pattie without the filling.
Overall these chocolate bars were a little pricey at about $1-$2 per bar, but if you want good chocolate then it is going to cost you 😉

 

Chile Verde= Best Crock Pot dinner ever in Denver!

Our freezer is still chuck full of Manna Bread!

VERDICT: Had all the figgy taste that I was expecting. The figs in this bread definitely loosened up the dense taste.

And of course who does not love breakfast for dinner….. left over turkey in some egg whites.

EGGOS!

Whew! That was a lot but you are all caught up now 🙂 Have a great night guys.

QOD: Have you had your eighteenth birthday yet? If so, what did you do? If not, what are you going to do?

  

XOXO Court & Whit

December Giveaway #1: $25 Oh Nuts Giftcard

1 Dec
 Hey Lovely readers who we adore so much, we want to show you how much we appreciate you this December with a few days of different giveaways.
 
 

 

Giveaway #1 allows you to win a $25 Giftcard from Oh Nuts

In case you don’t know that much about this wonderful Company, here is a little background on them:

“Today, the Oh Nuts brand is a nationally recognized one stop shop for everything in dried fruits, nuts, chocolates, candies, related confections (both finished products and raw ingredients,) custom and pre-configured gift baskets for any occasion, (real or imagined)—even hard to find items like sugar-free and organic products—become remarkably easy to find when you enter the world of Oh Nuts.” (Source)

Court and I have enjoyed some Nuts from this Company in the past, and loved them, but in case you missed our reviews to them can be found here.

Ok, let’s get to the fun part! Here are all the ways that you can enter:

There are 3 ways to enter, and you can enter up to 3 times MAX!

 

1. Go to the Oh Nuts 
Christmas gift baskets page and choose your favorite Christmas Gift,  then leave a comment on this blog post with the name and url of the gift you like the most.

OR 
Go to the Oh Nuts Hanukkah gifts page and choose your favorite Hanukkah Gift,  then leave a comment on this blog post with the name and url of the gift you like the most.
2. Go to the Oh Nuts facebook page  and post on the wall the url and name of your favorite  Hanukkah Gift OR Christmas Gift. Also write “I am here via “Teens Eat” (w/ URL)
3. Follow @ohnuts and you should Tweet ” Win a free Hanukkah Gift from http://bit.ly/6nIsCi Follow @ohnuts & Retweet to enter.”
OR 

” Win a free Christmas Gift from http://bit.ly/dUpizt Follow @ohnuts & Retweet to enter.  “

 
 

***This Giveaway ends: Wednesday December 8th at Midnight!**

~Court & Whit~

P.S. Look for more upcoming giveaways this month!

 

 

Holiday excitement/anxiety is…

2 Nov

Slowly creeping up on me!

Does anyone else feel it? Today is November 2nd. I cannot believe how fast October passed! Today all I could think about is how much x-mas shopping I still have to do, school work until finals, our 18th b-day approaching, and of course the baby will be here to in a few weeks! I am excited and stressing at the same time 🙂 Speaking of x-mas shopping, I cannot wait until BLACK FRIDAY! Do you guys like shopping on that day? I do not know what it is, but something about waking up at the but crack of dawn and running like crazy to catch all of the great sales… just gives me a high!

Breakfast this morning was P-R-O-T-E-I-N Oats!

  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup almond milk, 2/3 cup water
  • 1 tsp. chia
  • 1 tsp. flax
  • 1 tbsp. shakeology
  • 1 tbsp. caramel toffee fudge whey protein
  • 2-3 drops vanilla stevia
  • 2/3 drops maple extract

Top with

  • egg puff(2 egg whites)
  • dollop Jiffy All Natural pb
  • Kashi Go-Lean Crunch- Honey Almond Flax
  • 1 dried fig chopped up

After breakfast digested then it was time to do some boot camp: This is one of Fitnessista’s workouts from this month!

-Warm up 5 min cardio of choice (Whit and I did the warm-up from Insanity)

Superset 1: Bicep curl and tricep dip (15 of each, repeat 3 times)

Superset 2: Step-ups on the right (10), on the left (10), sumo squat and crunch (10), left (10)– repeat 2 times

Cardio blast: 5 min. Start at an easy jog or walking pace with 5-6% incline. Add 1% incline every minute until you have reached 5 min (if you need to take it down before then, do it)

Superset 3: Pushups (12- start in full plank and drop to your knees to finish if you need to), bent-over wide row (15)- repeat 3 times

Superset 4: Stability ball back extension (12-15) and Stability ball crunch (hold a weight at the ends with both hands,keeping your arms close to your ears to make it more challenging- 15)- repeat 3 times

Cardio blast: 5 min sprints. Go for 1 min at an easy pace, 30 seconds at a very challenging pace, alternating for 5 minutes total.

Bent over fly and dumbbell front raise (15 of each)- repeat 3 times

-Cool down (5 minutes), stretch.

This whole work out took about an hour and Whit and I were drenched! I never got bored the whole work out. This was a good work out to confuse the muscles 🙂

 

Lunch was a GIANT salad and Pumpkin Apple Sauce Mess:

  • Romaine/ Spinach
  • Cucumber
  • Bell pepper
  • Carrots
  • Red Onion
  • Lentils
  • Quinoa
  • Mushrooms
  • Spike
  • Hummus
  • Italian dressing

Who ever said salads are gross…. obviously does not know how to make one like this! 😉

Unsweetened apple sauce, pumpkin, raisins, kashi, graham cracker, AB, and heated up! This one smelled like pumpkin pie…. so good.

Well lovely’s,

I’m off to relax and maybe watch some Dawson’s Creek. I am obsessed! Do you have any shows you watch on DVD? Tell me about it! 

❤ Court