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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

Happy Easter!!!!…=)

5 Apr

SUNDAY 4/4-

Whit and I decided to take easter off from work. It felt glorious to finally have a Sunday to sleep in and go to church. The last time we did that was over x-mas break. We slept in until about 9 am, then we came down stairs to hurry up and make breakfast because we had to be out of the house by 10:30. The house was unusually quiet because our mom was at work, our dad was asleep because he just barely had lasik on Friday, and our two older sisters were still asleep. It was weird it did not even feel like a holiday.   

 For breakfast Whit and I whipped up some Monkey Brains Blueberry Oats.

 We topped our oats with Brazil Nuts, blueberries, banana, and pb. It is weird, but anytime I have a bowl of blueberry oats mixed with brazil nuts it tastes like coconut to me. This flavor was something our of the ordinary, but I still think the strawberry one is my fave!

 MMMmmm warm blueberries are the best!

 At church Whit and I got a grande non fat toffee nut latte, and were still pretty stuffed from breakfast by the time lunch rolled around so we kept it simple and light.  

 This was our first time trying the peanut butter & jelly flavor of the lara bars and it is a new fave 😛 We could eat one of these babies everyday lol.

Since Our dad just got lasic surgery on his eyes Friday and he has been sleeping non-stop this whole weekend! He cannot do anything real physical for a week, SO he decided to make this next week his “recovery week” from P90X. He is not a guy to just sit around all weekend, therefore he had the brilliant idea for an afternoon walk. And it was gorgeous outside, but a bit breezy. Could have probably used a light jacket.

 Pictured: Dad, mom, Whit, Ash

 Me and Whit BFFL=)

 Easter dinner was probably as easy as it can get, Rolls and ham with potato salad. Also not pictured were some Deviled Eggs. Dessert was probably the best part Homemade Carrot Cake using a new product Xagave. Using the cookbook and Agave nectar the company sent us, we made a whole wheat carrot pineapple cake.

 The changes made to the recipe:

-For Cake-

  • Substitute Egg whites for eggs
  • Apple sauce for oil

-For Icing-

  • Use greek yogurt, reduced fat cream cheese instead of butter, and full fat cream cheese

 

 

 Verdict: I love agave in my cake! This carrot cake was so yummy, and no one could even tell the icing was mostly greek yogurt. lol It is great to make your family healthy secretly. Our dad was licking the oThe cookbook is great, and we look forward to trying more delicious Xgave recipes.

**To purchase your own, or to find some recipes visit http://www.xagave.com/ **

After dinner all of us kids watched Did you hear about the Morgans? It was a funny good movie to end the night with. Well breakfast and lunch are packed for tomorrow, and now it is time for these young ladies to get some beauty sleep. lol Hope you had a great Easter=)

XOXO Court and Whit♥