Tuesday, May 6


Someone call 9-1-1 because I've fallen off the blog universe and I can't get up.

Wow, what a freakin' two weeks this has been, huh?

I am doing... much better than I ever could have thought. Death is hard time (for me) and I just am not a fan of people I love leaving this earth. Who is, right?

I was able to go home to Mass.. be with mom and dad, my grandma, my aunts, uncle and gazillion cousins. Though they were sad times, it was really priceless to see and hug everyone. Then after that I returned to work for one day and then headed off to Camp Canadensis with our church's teens. Man are they awesome! It was what I needed as a distraction for sure.

When I finish this post, I'm putting some pictures of our time there.. And just so you know, I'm getting back on track (I started again today). Oh and I lost two pounds from last week.. I decided to cut sugar and wheat from my diet for a while. I feel like I have an allergy or something because my butt gets bigger every time I eat the stuff.

I'm ready to be back with you guys. Sorry for the major withdrawal. And thanks for loving me (and missing me).

Totally am daddy's girl.
This is "downtown" Taunton. This place is called the Taunton Green.
Look it up. It's pretty historic. And my mom is totally being bossy.
Generations of hot Portuguese blood.
Another "Green" picture.

Can't you just smell the fresh air?
Can't have camp without a big ol' campfire!
Good form. My team won! Man, I got some exercise that day!
Swizzle I will be using that toward the challenge thank you very much.
It was foggy and cold in the mountains.
Am I a future leader?
If I hear one more joke about someone getting their rifle when they see this pic, I just may scream.
A pic I actually like of me.
Man, now I have to spend the next few catching up on everyone. Wondering if Amanda has had that baby yet?!? Love you guys!


MMalloy said...

It's so good to hear an update. Yay for 2 lbs loss!!! You are totally awesome!
The pictures are beautiful of your family and the camp.

Laura B. said...

I am so glad you're back!!!!!!

Great pictures of you - you're simply gorgeous!



Steph said...

OMG - I'm sooooo glad that you're back - I freakin' missed ya! I'm glad that you made it home. Being with family during tough times is important and it's good for our souls. Your family and the time you spend with them are two things that you can never replace.

Looks like camp was awesome - man, I admire you for being such a great role model for those kids - the world needs more Tina's out there!

HUGS from Barbie and Baby!

Amanda said...

awesome pics!!!

of course I had my baby!!!!!! :) he's wonderful!!!!

Kate said...

Glad to see your still around, and safe and sound :)

Candace said...

Glad you're back and feeling better. You're looking good.

Swizzlepop said...

WOOHOO my stalker is back! I've posted so much that you'll be catching up with me for days :P.
Glad you're back and that you had a nice time with the family. Love the pictures with your daddy and generations. Good genes lady!
Now the camping ones... let's just say that I admire Mother Nature from afar ;). And no one better say anythin gabout a shot gun in relation to those deer/doe unless they want me to arm the deer with some fire arms to see how they like it. Sorry, I am totally against hunting. Unfortunately I could not smell the fresh air in that shot because all I could see and hear were the creepy bugs LOL.

WOOHOO for 2 pounds loss! And totally count that volleyball or whatever towards the challenge. Anything that gets you moving counts, even the Polly walks or chases :P.

Welcome back!!!!!!!! (((((HUGS)))))