Friday, October 30, 2009


taken with my blackberry (quality not so great)

Just a little bit of what is going on with the Page family:

Hi, I'm Charlie's mom. Mom of one of the most spectacular kids on this earth. Tonight he was honored at a neighborhood high school game. He was honored for leadership skills and taking care of business so far this year. I'm so proud of him! He was his school's representative. Sometimes, I step back and say two things "Stop growing up please" and "Hey, I am helping raising you? Seriously? Man, you're awesome despite me! woot!". I'm incredibly proud of him and he never ceases to amaze me. I thank God he is our son!

It was a blast seeing him go out on the field and be introduced with his dad. Zoe and maddy didn't like having to sit in the stands where it was cold and Zoe didn't like sitting still. Maddy kept complaining of her butt being cold, loudly! But we stayed for a little bit and watched a bit of the game. Go Rams!

Maddyism: "Feel my rash (instead of wrath)"

Tomorrow is Halloween and we will take the kids trick/treating and then back to the house for scary movies and candy (Maddy will not be watching scary movies). It's become a tradition that Charlie's friends stay the night too. We rented 28 days later, should scare them pretty good. MUHAHAHAH!!!

That is about it, we have tons of things coming up and I hope to write more then! Come back!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Healthy Living Tips #1 & #2

Hey guys! Me and my good friend Jennifer have been teaching turbo kick for about 5 weeks at our church as an outreach. We started to give out a little newsletter that gives a verse and a tip for healthy living and so on Tuesdays (or Wednesdays) i am going to post them here for my other friend's benefit!

Jennifer and Vanessa’s Healthy Living Tip #1:
1 Corinthians 6:19 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own.

Make healthy changes as a family a little bit at a time. Make a plan for the year of healthy changes you want for your family and slowly integrate it into your life. Such as, instead of using white bread change to whole grain or walk as a family after dinner. It is hard to make change on your own, let your family know you care by making positive and healthy changes for them and for yourself!
Jennifer and Vanessa’s Healthy Living Tip #2:
Proverbs 23:1-3 “When you go out to dinner with an influential person, mind your manners: Don't gobble your food, don't talk with your mouth full. And don't stuff yourself; bridle your appetite” (The Message)

Eating out and watching what you eat can make for an interesting challenge. This week’s healthy living tip will give you some ways to be healthy and have fun too!

One thing we always do when eating at a new place is check their nutritional information online and decide what we are going to eat before getting to the restaurant. A good place to check for nutritional information is We also tend to frequent the same places. The places we eat out at most of the time are, Subway, Snappy Salads and Jason’s Deli.

Try to limit your portions. Restaurants give you outragous sized portions. Ask for a to-go box to be brought out with your meal and pack part of it away to save for later. It is unnecessary to clean your plate, eat until you are full!

Eating out doesn’t have to be stressful, good planning and strategies can help make your eating out experience fun!