Fit Albuquerque

Did you know that Albuquerque, NM was voted the #1 fittest city in the US by Men’s Fitness Magazine for 2007? Judging was based on population habits, such as nutrition and exercise habits, AND environmental factors, such as air quality and parks. Now in terms of nutrition, I’d think that we all still eat too many cheese-laden enchiladas and wash them down with the honey on our fried sopaipillas. (Oh wait… is that just me?) I’m wondering if we pulled ahead because of air quality and our parks system. We probably have pretty decent air quality compared to the other large cities in other states, and our parks are pretty nice. I’d be pretty interested to find out what the actual percentage is of the population in Albuquerque that works out at least 3 times a week, for 30 minutes.


It’s a girl!

We had a baby girl… in my dream last night. I was an unfit mother in my dream and I realized that I hadn’t nursed my baby in weeks because I was just giving her YooHoo to drink. 🙂

funny web

The search for Bigfoot

I read this article today. It reminded me of Napoleon’s current event in Napoleon Dynamite.

“Last week, Japanese scientists explaced… placed explosive detonators at the bottom of Lake Loch Ness to blow Nessie out of the water. Sir Cort Godfrey of the Nessie Alliance summoned the help of Scotland’s local wizards to cast a protective spell over the lake and its local residents and all those who seek for the peaceful existence of our underwater ally. “

family travel

Back to the Routine

We had a wonderful week of vacation at the church camp meeting in the Sacramento Mountains and visiting Nathan’s Gramma in El Paso. Now it’s time to get back to our routine. I already miss Nathan now that he’s back at work. The trip was great aside from a few navigational problems. It was HOT in El Paso but great weather in the mountains. I played a lot, a lot of volleyball and listened to some great lessons. Met some great people and just had an all-around blast. I wish they had camp meetings more often! We just picked up the cat this morning from her vet’s office where she was boarded. She’s been very purr-y and I think she’s happy to be home. Sean was petting her and she started purring. Sean said “I made Callie burp, mommy!” instead of saying he made her purr. 🙂 funny boy! We also got to take Sean to the zoo in El Paso. They have a sea lion there that swims up to the glass and if you touch the glass, he tries to bite you through the glass.

food web

Spam Mcmuffin, Please!

Not many (non-filipino) people I know like Spam. Perhaps I need to move to Hawaii? Nathan pointed me to this article. I grew up eating Spam with scrambled eggs and white rice for breakfast. Also, Spam with fried rice is yummy too. Mmmmm, I wonder if they sell Spam at Costco… that would be a TON of Spam… might last me a whole week! 🙂 I haven’t had Spam since before I got married. *sigh*

family gadgets

Walking the TV home

Did you see that weird guy walking down the street from Costco with a big HDTV on a flatbed cart? It was strange… he was just walking down along the sidewalk, down the road from Costco with the big thing on the cart. Well, I saw him. Oh yeah, I also married him. 🙂 We bought a new tv yesterday and it wouldn’t fit in the car, so since we live less than a mile from Costco, Nathan asked to borrow the cart and walked it all the way home. It was a sight to see… I regret not getting a picture of it. Nathan was so excited to get the new tv that he couldn’t sleep last night, so he went ahead and left for work 2 hours early. I think it’s cute when he gets excited about gadgets… it appeals to my geeky side, I suppose. Anyways, thankfully, the TV seems to work fine, so we don’t have to return it… that would be a huge pain the walk it back to Costco!


Junction Cave

We went to Junction Cave today with Hunter, Nathan’s parents and his brother, Ty. Nathan and Hunter went through the cave all the way through (it goes underground about a quarter mile). Hunter managed to crawl through some mud (Sorry Paula… hope it doesn’t stain). I took Sean in a little ways til it got really dark, but the terrain was too rough to try to take him all the way in, so he and I turned back and did some hiking with Shila. I think the guys had lots of fun. Caving is quite an adventure. Make sure you bring at least 2 flashlights per person, a jacket (it’s cold underground), and a hat or something to help protect your head. Just a note, Junction Cave near Grants, NM is off of State Road 53, there is a turn off with a sign that says “El Calderon” not Junction Cave.