Saturday, June 16, 2012

Maddie and Me

by Meghann on June 16, 2012

The aftermath:


Throwing dinner parties is fun, cleaning up before or after them isn’t. ๐Ÿ˜› Derek and I were a little tipsy trying to clean up last night. We managed to get one load of dishes in the dishwasher before calling it a night and leaving everything else for the morning. (And by “morning” I mean those dishes stayed until noon. Oops. The point is they eventually got done, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

Today was a lazy day. Derek had our future brother-in-law’s bachelor party to attend and Maddie and I had some “Mommy and me” time to catch up on. I slept in, ran 6 miles for my “long run” of the week (still digging this non-training schedule), and made a berry smoothie for breakfast.


Tired of berries yet? Nope. Me either!  


In the mix:

  • strawberries, blueberries, raspberries
  • milk
  • ice
  • honey
  • chia seeds
  • chocolate whey protein powder


It was missing something – peanut butter.


I had some peanut butter with strawberries on an english muffin on the side, but it needed to be in the smoothie too. ๐Ÿ˜‰


i had to do a little work today. A little became a couple of hours and all of a sudden it was lunch time.


I combined last night’s leftover salad, brussels sprouts, and berry-stuffed chicken and called it a meal.


So good. :)

Then it was Maddie play time.


Maddie is such a loner at the dog park. We stayed for about 15 minutes and she stayed by my feet the entire time. I ended up giving up and taking her for a long walk around the bigger park the doggie park is attached to. I think she got more out of walking the big loop with a leash, than she did being leash-less in the dog park area. She just prefers being attached to her mommy. :)


I had a Peanut Butter Clif Fruit and Nut Bar on the walk.


Dinner was another mess of what I could find in the fridge

  • cous cous
  • hard boiled egg
  • broccoli
  • olives
  • blueberries
  • goat cheese.

Served cold.


It was a mess. :)

Since Derek is at the bachelor party, I decided to see a movie that I knew he would never see with me: What to Expect When You’re Expecting.

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Warning: if you have any form of baby fever DO NOT see this movie. It only makes it worse!

I loved the movie! It made me laugh, it made me cry (seriously, I had tears running down my cheeks), and it made me root for all the characters! I like how all the stories linked up an created a pregnant version of Love Actually. This isn’t a movie you take seriously, but if you’re looking for a light-hearted comedy, it’s a good choice.

Have you seen What to Expect When You’re Expecting? What did you think?

Post-movie dessert of leftover pie and ice cream.


Time to hit the sack.

Good night!


It was a Berry Bash

June 16, 2012

It’s berry season!! Who doesn’t love berry season? I seriously wait all winter for them! The team at Whole Foods feels the same way, which is why they’re celebrating all things berries this June with in-store promotions, berry-centric recipes, and special berry deals. They’re particularly obsessed with thinking outside the “berry box” and asked if more ยป

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