Happy Monday morning everyone! Hope it’s started off well for you all…I know I didn’t want to get out of bed, and therefore I stayed in and didn’t do any yoga. The result? I’m totally dragging today and not at all excited to be at work. BUT I am thankful to have a job and work with people I really enjoy, so I’m focusing on those positives!
Let’s back up a bit…yesterday was kind of a lazy Sunday, and for that I am SUPER thankful! We started off by going to church, and I brought some clementines for everyone: This sermon series is based on the Song of Solomon, which models what a Godly and complete dating/engagement/marriage relationship should look like. I’ve loved Song of Solomon for a while, but it’s been so nice to understand verse by poetic verse what is actually being said and modeled in this book. You should check it out here…just click on anything that starts with “Sacred Romance.” It’s been amazing for me in my marriage, and it would be great for people who are dating as well!
We planned on meeting our friends Jason + Stephanie for a walk at the dog park near our house, so we did a Subway $5 Footlong for lunch: oven roasted chicken breast on wheat with pepperjack, spinach, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, black olives, and sweet onion sauce. YUM!
Nate was eating and I snapped this picture of him in his headband…he’s so flippin’ cute!
I got the meal and let Nate have the chips, while I ate the rest of the mac ‘n’ cheese that I made the other day. ‘Twas delish the second time around too (sorry for the blurry pic)!
I did take my point and shoot on the walk, but forgot to pull it out. Plus, it was a weird kind of sunny/foggy outside, so you couldn’t see the mountains or anything anyway. That’s one of the things I love about where we live: there’s nothing between our neighborhood and the mountains, so there are these great unobstructed views while hiking through the dog park. AWESOME!
I did take a picture of this cute little pond right outside of our pastor’s house…the funny thing is, when we were shopping for houses this was one that I wanted REALLY BADLY, but we found out it was under contract when we checked into it. Turns out our pastor and his wife had put an offer on it a day before!
We went to participate in the Pastor’s Coffee, which is basically an intro to what our church is about. If you’re interested and you live in the area, I highly encourage you to check out the church and come to one of these!
After everyone left, Nate and I stuck around with Michael + Cherise and Kraig + Amanda to just hang and enjoy some time together. The guys went and got beer while the kiddos ate, and then they stopped at Taco Bell for dinner. Once again, I did the drive-thru diet meal: 2 fresca steak tacos and 1 fresca bean burrito!
According to Taco Bell’s nutrtion calculator, this meal was 660 calories and 17 grams of fat. Not great (I should’ve just gotten one taco and one burrito), but certainly not as bad as it could’ve been. I can go 100% fat kid on some Taco Bell in no time! Then I had a Left Hand Brewery Milk Stout in a frosty mug:
I’m a very picky beer person, and rarely stray from porters, but this was amazing. Super smooth and deliciously cold 🙂 We had some great conversation, then Nate and I headed home to hit the sack!
We got up this morning, and Nate headed out to Winter Park for Demo Days (where you get to demo all kinds of skis) while I headed to work. I just didn’t feel like it would be fair to be there since I left early on Friday! I made myself a breakfast cake a la Carrots ‘N’ Cake, with a couple of changes:
Since I don’t have instant oatmeal, I did the following based on the original recipe:
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup egg whites
- 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 Tbsp dried cranberries
- 1 Tbsp peanut butter
The verdict? It was OK. I prefer the breakfast cookie myself, but it’s still a great way to get some oats in the tummy so I can make sure and stay full all morning!
I was reading Gelarah’s blog this morning, and I thought she posed a really great thought-provoking question: Set one new goal for yourself this week. What is it?
Mine is to LOVE MYSELF, and because of that I need to feed myself and think of myself in a loving way!
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