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Afternoon Poolside

by Meghann on July 14, 2011

The shade is my friend here.


(Sunscreen is my friend too – and trust me – I’ve been applying a TON of it. SPF 50 all the way!)

Beer and peanuts are my new afternoon snack.

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Served poolside, of course. πŸ˜‰


We’ve developed the typical pattern of beach in the morning and pool in the afternoon around here. I think it’s a pattern we all quite enjoy.


Even Maddie!



Thanks to Kelly, we’ve deemed my hat the ‘face umbrella’ and it works like a charm. πŸ˜‰  


Ashley and Ben were in charge of dinner tonight. We were all curious about their super secret creation because every time someone grabbed something from the fridge or cabinet and go ‘What’s this for?’ it seemed to always lead back to Ben and AShley.


The super secret creation?


A jambalaya of sorts with yellow rice, black beans, sausage, shrimp, summer squash, and bell peppers.


It was definitely a crowd pleaser. Everyone went back for seconds (and some thirds!). πŸ™‚


For dessert? Cookie dough! Can you believe we’ve gone through this entire container in less than a week?!?

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So. So. Good. πŸ™‚


It’s my last night. πŸ™

Better kick some booty in Dutch Blitz while I can!! (My whole family is addicted!)

Good Night!!

1 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey July 14, 2011 at 9:23 pm

That dinner lookss really good! I feel like you’ve been on vacation forever!
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2 Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun July 14, 2011 at 9:24 pm

Just wanted to say 2 things

1) you got killer arm/shoulder definition in that pic of you propped up on the chair

2) I now want cookie dough

Love you!
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3 Chloe (In Fine Feather) July 14, 2011 at 9:26 pm

That jambalaya looks awesome – and so does the pool!
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4 Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter) July 14, 2011 at 9:34 pm

Dude, I love your hat! Where’d you find it?

Boooo- i’d be super sad to leave that gorgeous scenery.
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5 Meghann July 15, 2011 at 6:26 am

Target! Gotta love Target!

6 Cait's Plate July 14, 2011 at 9:40 pm

Mmm – LOVE cookie dough out of a tub! I can eat it raw and be perfectly happy πŸ™‚

Glad you’re enjoying your last few moments of vacation. I kind of wish you could stay because it’s been so nice living vicariously through your trip! πŸ™‚
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7 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) July 14, 2011 at 9:43 pm

My grandma always has huge tubs of cookie dough at her house that she never eats, but whenever my family comes over it mysteriously disappears πŸ™‚
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8 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen July 14, 2011 at 9:44 pm

I didn’t even know they made cookie dough in a tub like that! Where did you get that?
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9 Meghann July 15, 2011 at 6:26 am

BJs! (It’s a wholesale store like Costco or Sams)

10 Holly @ The Runny Egg July 14, 2011 at 9:49 pm

I so wish we had a tub of cookie dough in our house!
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11 Mary July 14, 2011 at 10:00 pm

vaycay success! Have a safe trip back tomorrow!
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12 Jane @ Broccolini & Cheese July 14, 2011 at 10:14 pm

Seems to me that you have had the perfect vacation. Hope you have a safe trip home!
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13 Lindsey July 14, 2011 at 10:57 pm

I love eating cookie dough, it is the best part of baking cookies πŸ˜‰

14 Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food July 14, 2011 at 11:12 pm

still so jealous! especially the cookie dough dessert! πŸ™‚
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15 Lauren July 15, 2011 at 6:54 am

So sad its over. I’ve been living your vacation through you this past week. πŸ™
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16 katie July 15, 2011 at 7:22 am

My husband wants me to make him a jambalaya this week! I hope I can pull it off like Ashley and Ben did !

Maddie is SO CUTE! I always awwwwwww over her pics when you have them on a post, usually out loud too, lol!
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17 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance July 15, 2011 at 7:24 am

I’ve always wanted to make jambalaya! Thanks for the great dinner idea Ben & Ashley πŸ˜‰
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18 Jordan @ food, sweat, and beers July 15, 2011 at 9:02 am

I love how the face umbrella gets around, too. It always looks to be on a new face every few pictures. Nomad hat that it is…..

Jambalaya is just one of my alltime favs, and now that I love shrimpies, it’s all the more delish. Good choice, Ben!
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19 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife July 15, 2011 at 11:32 am

awww looks so fun!
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20 Cat @Breakfast to Bed July 15, 2011 at 1:14 pm

you look ripped in that picture!!
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21 Ali @ Ali Runs July 15, 2011 at 5:39 pm

All of these vacation posts make me so jealous (and happy for you guys). Vacations with family are seriously the best!
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