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Keeping up with the Kolesar

Hello lovely bloggy friends! 🙂 Sorry I have been incognito lately. I have been a little busy since my trip to Florida and definitely not motivated to blog or be on a computer for very long for that matter. Here is what I have been up to:

Went to CHEESEHEAD LAND with the fiance’ from this past Friday until this Tuesday. We had a really great time (per the yoush – a.k.a usual, if you are new to the lingo). The 13th was our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!! :):) Jason is the love of my life. He makes me so happy. You are probably thinking, “Gee, Kim, what did you guys do for your anniversary/v-day?!” Well, let me just tell you all about it! We did….NOTHING (in particular). For our anniversary we hung out with his cousin (Brian) and his wife (Lori) and had a few drinks and some food. Valentine’s day we went to see “When In Rome”. BTW do not go to the theater to see this movie. It is definitely a RENTABLE FILM. I give it 1/2 a thumb up ;). Let me back up to Friday real quick. Jason, myself, Brian, and Lori all stayed in a hotel connected to a casino in Dubuque, Iowa for a night. Contrary to popular belief, ZERO gambling took place that evening. It commenced Saturday morning 😉 Friday night we hit the town. We went downtown to the local bar scene and also hit up a decent Italian restaurant. I have to admit I was doing some hungover gambling Saturday mornin’. UGH. I tested the gambling waters with a solid $50, lost it in 10 minutes, and left the table. BOOOO! Hopefully my luck improves when we get to Vegas!! More on that in a minute…

On Sunday night, Jason and I went back to his rented house in Wisco and he built a fire. We made s’mores and snuggled up…:) It was WONDERFUL.


I also got a few things accomplished while I was in WISCO:
1. Wisconsin License Plates
2. Wisconsin Driver’s License
EEEKKKKK! It is all coming together so nicely. I have to give Jason credit for being so organized with EVERYTHING. He is making everything so easy for me. Making sure I have all the paperwork in order and filled out, all proper documentation, ETC. Basically, he helps me be prepared and not overwhelmed by anything (moving-wise) and he is helping make my transition easy and smooth. I am very thankful.

We also saw lots of Jason’s family on our extended stay. It was nice to see everyone and to finally give them a chance to take a peek at the engagement ring! 🙂

Okay back to the news about VEGAS!! Jason and I decided to celebrate our one year anniversary/Valentine’s Day/my 25th birthday/his 27th birthday in VEGAS!! The stipulations: no gifts for any of these days PERIOD. All money goes towards a kick ass time and a special date in SIN CITY. 🙂 We are going the first weekend in April. We went last year around May 10th and had an A-MAZING time. We also “broke-even” for our trip on gambling. Keeping my fingers crossed…

A few pics from VEGAS ’09!
On a side Note: I miss my long hair 😦

Here are a few items I have been consuming – FAIL or SUCCESS:

SUCCESSES!! I have been reading on other blogs about this CHIA seed so I had to try it. Also, the Barney Butter is so good!! The Almond butter I bought prior always had so much oil on top and was a mess to stir, but Barney’s is yummy and easy! 2 thumbs up! Looking forward to these MONDO cookies as well…

Okay, on to an EPIC KALE FAIL:

Kale chips gone wrong…

Woops. Burnt the crap outta this batch! They were NASTY. Especially for a first timer. Made a second batch the next day and it was a SUCCESS!! Sprinkled with some sea salt and enjoyed. 🙂

This morning:

Woke up to some YOGA, warm morning JOE, home-made BREAKFAST COOKIE (thanks to FITNESSISTA –I am not sure how to tag or “link” people to their “creations”, but I do want to give credit where credit is due until I figure this whole blogging thing out!), and a crunchy peanut butter LARA BAR for the road. 🙂 NOMNOMNOM!!

Well, it is late and I need Zzz’s. a.k.a beauty sleep. Hope you had a great week as well. 🙂 Night!


Get your fitness on!

Somebody’s got a case of the Monday’s! But, it is not this girl! 😀 This morning was the ushe as far as breakfast and work are concerned. I woke up at 5 a.m. and made and iced coffee with vanilla Almond soy milk and a T of agave and for the main course I made my favorite oatmeal combo. I have yet to drift away from this mixture -YUMMY! Work was the same ol’ same ol’. Got there at 6:30a.m. for the morning meeting and safety briefing and then did computer based training all morning. I had a trail mix Cliff bar before I hit the gym for a run at lunch. I ran 4 miles in 38:21, not too shabby!

I stretched and left work for the day. I had a dermatologist appointment scheduled, but I rescheduled so I could veg with my boo-ski and kitty and take a much-needed NAP! For lunch I had some fiber crackers with cottage cheese for an appetizer. I decided to make a tuna melt. I grilled an entire can of tuna in water on a single piece of whole wheat/high fiber 45 calorie bread and added a piece of sharp cheddar cheese. I also microwaved some leftover sour cream potatoes that Jason made over the weekend (and they were BOMB!). I ate the appetizer, potatoes, and 2 bites of my tuna melt and I was stuffed to the brim!! My eyes are bigger than my stomach, obvi. Then it was nap time. At 5:30 p.m. Jason and I headed to the World Gym. I sweat my buns off at Body Attack and Jason pumped iron! 😉 We got all cleaned up and I started packing for my trip to Florida. Jason decided to test his skills on another sushi roll and it turned out PERFECT!! It was cold and I think the riced had time to “firm up” in the refrigerator. YUMMMM! It was so good, he made 2!!

That was the appetizer. For the main course, Jason grilled BBQ chicken and green beans. The chicken was really juicy and delish!

I love when Jason cooks because he is GOOD AT IT and I know he enjoys it – usually :). I am stuffed and about ready for bed. We have to be AT WORK at 4 a.m. because I am leaving on a trip to Florida at 7:30a.m.. EARLY!! woo doggy! Well, bloggypals, I will keep you updated on the sunshine and nice weather when i get to the sunshine state tomorrow! Have a great night! 🙂 Toodles!