AND--we sync the FITBITS with our food journal, My Fitness Pal. I have kept a food journal for many years ---but being able to have it online and to sync with my exercise is SO helpful. SO----in a nutshell, being HEALTHY has become the most important task for both George and me--when thinking about 2015. AND--we will continue that important emphasis in 2016. Except for the general aches and pains of most 73 year-olders, I feel as if I am in the best physical shape I've been in in many, many years. AND--my wonderful husband has lost about 50 pounds since May!!!! SO proud of him!
|Reflections in the water at the Grand Tetons National Park, at the Schwabacher Landing area in August, 2015;|
|George and I are so so so proud of Granddaughter Brooke who graduated from high school in June. We were so happy to be there to witness this fabulous event.|
1. FAMILY TRIPS: Our Texas trip in June for a granddaughter's graduation from high school; Our trip at Thanksgiving to be with George's son and family in Florida;
|Sunrise at Ocean Isle Beach, January 2015|
|Cass Scenic Railroad trip up the mountain to Bald Knob, West VA-- Oct. 2015 (One of my all-time favorite things to do; OH--how I love the old steam trains!)|
|We LOVE traveling with our good friends, Neal and Patti. This year in October we were in Beautiful West Virginia!!! This picture was taken at Lower Falls of the Falls of Hills Creek, in the Monongahela National Forest.|
|The Beautiful SNOWY Smoky Mountains in TN; Picture taken on our February trip to Gatlinburg and the Smokies;|
|One of our MANY MANY beautiful ROSES in our Yard; This is BRIGADOON--taken in July, 2015.|
|One of my favorite Backyard Birds; This is a Red-Headed Woodpecker; Picture was taken in May, 2015.|
My KNEE SURGERY (in January); This was the 2nd surgery I have had on that left knee (meniscus tears)---but all has gone well after surgery and I am doing GREAT. To show you what I've accomplished after two knee surgeries, here are some of my FITBIT statistics (from May-December): Number of Steps taken: 2, 433,001; Number of Miles walked: 894.55; Number of floors or HILLS climbed: 7,342; and Number of Calories Burned: 576,840. As I said, I'm working hard hard hard when it comes to exercise---and so is George, whose stats are even MUCH better than mine!!!!!
|One of MANY pictures I took of our big ICE STORM in February; This was our back yard. So much damage; No electricity for days; This was the 'ugly' in our memories of 2015.|
|My one goal on our trip to the Tetons and Yellowstone this year in August was that I really hoped I would see a MOOSE.... I DID (actually saw two) --and here is a picture to prove it!!!!!|
|Taken at Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee in April, 2015; Fall Creek Falls is where I got my FIRST kiss from George in 2001. We go back to that same area every year and re-live that magical first moment together.|
|Can you believe this crazy girl is 73 years YOUNG??? George took this picture of me being a child one day!!!!! ha|
1. Get and Stay as HEALTHY as possible (eat healthy foods, get lots of exercise, get enough sleep, and don't forget to drink your water).
2. Get off of your computer --and MOVE around... Get out in nature and enjoy life all around you. (That is the reason I don't blog as much anymore. I have to make myself get away from the computer!!!)
3. Take time for friends and family. Accept people as they are. We are all God's creatures ---and we all are unique and wonderful!!!!
4. And most importantly, LAUGH a lot..... Smile... Be Silly... Dance as if nobody is watching!!!!!! LIVE and LOVE.
|Meeting with special blog friends, Sam and Shug Pollard (from Texas); We met them here in Crossville (and even got to show them our home and yard) in September...|