A Baby! A Concert! A Lot of Fun!

May 16, 2017

I’ve got some new readers, so business first.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog. I’m really glad that you’re here!

I tend to ramble on and on and make lots of spelling and grammar errors, so I apologize in advance.

I was so going to post everyday in May, but family came first this weekend. Instead of posting a blog on Saturday morning, we were taking turns holding this guy!


Mom (our daughter Kate) went to the hospital at 12:45 am Saturday morning and Sawyer was here at 2:15 am! Quick and easy for mom. I knew when the phone rang in the wee hours of the morning, we had a baby on the way or he was already here. I could hear him crying when I answered the phone. This is grand baby number six. He is just adorable.

Meet Sawyer Graye. 6 lbs even. 


Here is a picture taken over the weekend of grand baby number five, Wrenley. She is two months old already!

lol. I have no idea why this is so small, and I’m dumb, so I can’t seem to make this picture bigger!

We didn’t stay at the hospital as long as we would have liked to on Saturday morning. We had some celebrating of another kind to do!

We had tickets to see Garth Brooks! Since the concert was close to our wedding anniversary, we decided that we would get a hotel room downtown and make a “staycation” out of it. If you read the blog regularly, then you know I appreciate a staycation. (You know, stay in your own city and do things people do when they’re on vacation!) We checked into the hotel early and headed out to enjoy the outside. We were in the Kansas City Power and Light area of downtown, and it consist of lots of places to eat and lots of places to enjoy a beverage and play and people watch. The place was packed early! I thought I was being so organized by checking in and being out and about at 4:00 pm for a 7:30 concert! There seemed to be several graduation parties happening. Hadn’t thought of that.

We did find a great spot on a patio to sit and ended up having a few friends join us. The weather was great, the chit chat was great, when the waiter spilled an entire beer (not even a drink we had ordered) down Mike’s side of his shirt and jeans, Mike handled things like a champ and all the pre concert time spent playing outside and seeing friends was great!

Garth was awesome! I swear that guy is so genuine and sings with so much passion. I cried. Like what the heck? I’m pretty sure that I’ve never cried at a concert before, but I did.

I sent our friends a text with this picture telling them that we got moved to the floor! She knows me too well and didn’t buy it.


We were like up in the roof! Didn’t matter. So. Much. Fun.


The lady beside me was super emotional through the whole concert, so I kept giving her hugs. 

We were happy.


As we left the concert at 12:30 (the time FLEW by!) we realized that we never ate dinner! We had a few drinks and a few bites of Calamari, but we were both hungry. We stopped at a bar that was still serving food and had dinner at 1:00 a.m. STAYCATION!!!

Sunday morning we slept in and checked out at around 10:00. Then more downtown fun with breakfast on a patio.


After breakfast, we went to visit each of our moms and wish them a Happy Mothers Day. By the time we got home it was after 5:00.

Busy weekend, relaxing evening, short walk and early to bed for me.

Monday was a full day of errands and “to do’s” that didn’t get done over the weekend.

We’ve made a habit of meeting at our neighborhood spot (Sunset Grill) for dinner on Monday nights when I get done working as a receptionist at a WW meeting. It’s kind of a nice way to wind down the day and we always see people we know there.

One of the reasons that I really didn’t want to miss a day of blogging this month was so that I wouldn’t take any days off of tracking.

I tracked everything these last few days!

Here are the weekend eats along with Monday’s.


Breakfast – 5 SP

Two Mama Lupe’s Low Carb Tortilla’s filled with a Veggie and Egg White Scramble and a Laughing cow Cheese Wedge with Salsa and berries.


Lunch – 3 SP

I took these leftovers along with an apple to eat while working at the Food Truck. No food truck food for me this week!


Dinner – 17 SP

Un pictured Beer’s with friends on a patio and then home to grill up these Chicken Brats and Peppers


One more link wrapped in a grilled pepper!

Total = 25  SmartPoints



Breakfast – 9 SP

Big Ass Waffle topped with 1 T. Pure Maple Syrup, 1 T. of Nut Butter, Warm Blueberries and Banana Slices


Lunch – 8 SP

This RXBar (new flavor! Yum!) for 7 SP and an Apple with 1 tsp Nut Butter for 1 SmartPoint and a LaCroix Lime for zero SmartPoints


Dinner – 35

Un pictured wine and a few bites of Calamari before the concert and one beer at the concert.

Dinner at 1:00 am was a cup of coffee and this flatbread veggie pizza.

Total = 52



Brunch – 17 SP

I didn’t eat all of this, and I had to guess on points….but it was yummy!

Kind of like Breakfast Nachos?

Corn Chips covered in some yummy spicy sauce with Chicken and Queso Blanco with Scrambled Eggs on the side.


Dinner – 12 SP

Trader Joe’s Palette Super Green Salad with added Grilled Chicken

Did not care for it.


Added a leftover grilled Chicken Brat on a slice of bread with relish and mustard. (Bread – 4 SP, Brat – 2 SP)

Total = 29



Breakfast – 7 SP

Trader Joe’s Sprouted 7 Grain Bread (1 Slice = 1 SmartPoint….2 Slices = 3 SmartPoints) with smashed Avocado (40 g) and Scrambled Egg Whites,

Strawberries and 1 tsp Trader Joe’s Mixed Nut Butter


Lunch – 7 SP

Whole Foods Salad Bar. All Zero SmartPoints Veggies with Sweet Potato, Rotisserie Chicken, Balsamic Vinegar and Olive Oil.


Snack – 5 SP

Needed a pick me up while doing some paperwork!


Dinner – 14 SP

When we eat out at our little neighborhood spot, I have a few items that I pick from and feel like I can give a pretty accurate guess on SmartPoints.

I order this salad with Grilled Chicken (not the fried that is on the menu), no Cheese (just saving some points here for a small glass of wine) Avocado Ranch dressing on the side, and a side of Salsa.

I only use about 1 T. of the Ranch and stir in the Salsa for a nice creamy dressing. There is also a diced egg in there somewhere.

One Glass of Red Wine. (I am my grandmother’s granddaughter. She had a cocktail everyday at 5:00. I just wanna be her.)

Total – 33 

2017 Goals
Make time each week to Meal Plan
Drink 100 ounces of water each day
Exercise 5 days a week
Eat three meals and one snack daily
FOUR 100 Mile Walking Challenges this year!

I found this gift bag at a Christian Bookstore yesterday while shopping for a Baptism gift for our grand daughter. Isn’t it the cutest??

“love the life you live, live the life you love”



12 responses to A Baby! A Concert! A Lot of Fun!

  1. julesfarm@yahoo.com May 17, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    It was a busy one! Geeesshhh!


  2. What a weekend!!!!!!!! You crammed a whole lot of happiness into that weekend!!!!!

  3. julesfarm@yahoo.com May 16, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Yay! A Co-worker! Thanks for sharing that! Are you in the KC area Michelle?

    Happy you are reading the blog love the food post! Thanks!!

  4. I too work for WW along with my full time job!!!!!
    Your new grandson is just divine. Lucky lady!!!!

    Love your food posts!!

  5. julesfarm@yahoo.com May 16, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Love Love Loved the concert!!

    I bought the Dark Chocolate Breakfast Bars one day when I worked some WW meetings longer than anticipated and needed something to eat. They are 5 Smartpoints and I think they are small for 5 SmartPoints. There are other things that I could eat for 5 SmartPoints that would be more satisfying to me.

    My favoite filling snacks are fruit and 1-3 tsp of Almond Butter. An Apple sliced into several slices satisfies me because it takes a while to eat and all of the chewing takes a while. I’m full after an apple and nut butter.

    I also like a high protein snack, which means lower in SmartPoints. It’s not unusual for me to pull out some Rotisserie Chicken and Carrot sticks. Again, with the carrots, lots of chewing, and that satisfies me.

    Greek yogurt is high in protein and a great snack. Sometimes you have to shop and try different brands until you find your favorite.

    Do you like pickles? I have a lot of members that love dill pickles. Zero Points and lots of crunch.

    Did you see my Banana Roll up a few days back. One low Carb Whole Wheat Tortilla (1 SmartPoint and 5 g of Protein) with 1 tsp Almond butter spread on it and wrapped around a Banana. Then I sliced it so I could have several small bites. Visually very satisfying and really yummy!

    Veggies and Hummus is always good and fairly easy to pack to go. I also like Veggies and the Laughing Cow Cream Cheese Wedges.

    I hope those are a few ideas that help?

    Let me know!

    Happy Monday!

  6. julesfarm@yahoo.com May 16, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    Hi Ronda!! Okay, I sent you a text about the vintage trailer. Hope you got it. I think I need that pink trailer. Like….NEED it. lol

    It was such a great weekend. It really is a special time. Life is good.

    Thank you for such a sweet comment.

    Are you ready for the heat? Is it already hot there in Yuma??

    Hugs back to you!


  7. julesfarm@yahoo.com May 16, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    We took my mom to a concert one time and she sat in a chair in the handicap area. She couldn’t do the stadium seats. The only bummer was that we couldn’t sit there with her so we had to sit in our seats and she sat by herself. 🙁

    That really was an awesome concert! He was here for two weekends and sold out SEVEN shows!! The guy is loved!

    Looking forward to sharing more baby pictures. Love these little babies!

  8. julesfarm@yahoo.com May 16, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    Ha ha. We did bounce around a bit this past weekend, but it never felt stressful or rushed, so that was good. I did want to hang out more on Sunday with just the hubs, but we knew we needed to visit with our moms. Who’s idea was it to get married on Mother’s Day weekend?? We have that same issue every year! Mom time, or us time? lol

    Send me an email with a list more info Joan. I would love to help you with some food choices. Tell me what you mean by “the right food for my body”


    Thanks for the congrats. Happy Monday!

  9. Good Morning – Garth Brooks – best concert I have ever been to. I have a question, are the Weight Watcher snacks really filling? I know you work for them, but you do not seem like the type to push something that doesn’t work. I have a snack issue :). I would like to try find something filling and easy. Thanks.

  10. Oh! My! Life IS grand, …those grandbabies are ADORABLE!! … Going to a concert with your love, still being able to pop over and visit your moms on mom’s day, meeting at a neighborhood grill for date nights, living your dream of being a weight watchers leader… this truly is a special time in life. So happy for you, your joy spills over in your blog. Hugs, to you.

  11. Oh I would have loved seeing Garth Brooks but I can’t sit in stadium seats. My left knee won’t bend enough.
    We had 5 concerts in Cincinnati and they say he stayed longer than he was supposed to for each concert—-he really is a giving person.
    You are so blessed—-congrats on the latest bundle of joy.

  12. It’s amazing how you bounce around. I am having a difficult time eating the right food for my body. Any pointers TO DO IT. Congratulations on your anniversary and new baby💐