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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

PMS is a….

7 Jan

Well ladies I’ll let you finish that sentence. It is that time of the month for me this week and I have been experiencing unbearable cramps. I even missed school today because of it. Endometriosis is probably the reason for all of my pain. So far 3 out of the five women in our family have been told by a doctor that they have it. In case you have no idea what I am talking about here is a little bit more info. about it from google: 

Endometriosis

Google Health   Mayo Clinic   Medline Plus   WebMD 
Endometriosis is a condition in which the tissue that behaves like
the cells lining the uterus (endometrium) grows in other areas of the
body, causing pain, irregular bleeding, and possible infertility …
http://www.google.com/health

One of the horrible symptoms this carries is painful/heavy periods. Here is a link with more information: https://health.google.com/health/ref/Endometriosis

QOD: Do you experience painful cramps? If so, what do you do?

 

With that said, here’s a guide to soothe your cramps:

First off, having some kind of medication always helps.

“Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, are the most effective medications for treating painful menstrual cramps”.

Tip: Most medicine for menstrual cramps: Midol, Aleve, Advil, Motrin, Naproxen are only available over the counter. If your cramps are really bad, then consider seeing a doctor to get a prescription 🙂

  

                    

 

 Invest in some sort of heat!
 “Since warmth helps to relax tight muscles, many women find that applying heat to the lower abdomen can relieve cramps.” I like the heating pad the best. You will not regret buying one, this thing is my best friend when I am on my period. The heat really does help soothe your cramps.

Exercise!
It will speed up your blood circulation, release endorphins(which are a natural pain-killer), and slow down the pain. I find that light cardio and yoga always helps. Yoga especially, because it feels good to stretch out your abdomen.

 

 

  

 

 

  Eat well/ Hydrate!
Drinking hot herbal tea will also help increase blood flow to your abdomen area. I have been drinking 1-2 cups everyday this week. It is just a natural home remedy that temporarily relieves the pain. Bananas are also a good thing to have. The potassium in them helps shut off the release of lactic acid from your cramps.

Here’s where I found some great information: http://www.getridofthings.com/get-rid-of-menstrual-cramps.htm

   

↑I hope these tips help! 😉

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This morning, Whit took care of me and brought me some hot oats to eat in bed:

  

 

  With some…

  • Kashi GoLean Crunch
  •   Graham Cracker
  •  

    Honey PB

  •  Banana

  • PB filled pretzels
    on top! It was just what my belly needed 😛 Thanks Whit!

 

 

Most my day has been spent doing relaxing and drinking Whit’s Apple Cinnamon Tea creation!  

 

Oh yeah and as if she has not done enough for me already today…. she also made me LUNCH! Seriously Whit, thanks 🙂

 

This was the best raspberry Preserve & Coconut Butter cheesecake Sandwich! Seriously you guys, spread coconut butter on some bread and heat it up with your favorite preserves. It will taste like cheesecake or icing. New favorite sandwich ♥

Happy Friday! Tell me about your plans for this weekend.

XOXO Court

 

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