So, how did Derek and I conclude Holiday Spirit 2010?
With a little Holiday shopping, of course.
Holiday shopping with the family. Isn’t that how all weekends in December end up being spent?
Derek and I had a little Christmas shopping to catch up on. I’m happy to report I walked out of the mall with one Christmas gift for someone else and three new shirts for myself. Ooppss. 😉
Our morning started casually. I called out a few breakfast options for Derek to choose from and he picked smoothie.
Smoothie it was!
- Frozen Mango
- Frozen Pineapple
- Rolled Oats
- Peanut Butter Powder
- Chia Seeds
- Almond Milk
- Vanilla Yogurt
- Almond Butter (topping)
- Granola (topping)
It was pretty warm this morning, so the smoothie was nice and refreshing.
After breakfast we hit up Hot Yoga for a sweaty stretch. It was odd doing Hot Yoga in the daylight, but I enjoyed the smaller class and fast flow.
Derek had been to Hot Yoga once before and handled it wonderfully, but – as I told Derek – not every practice is created equal. Derek felt light headed for the most part and spent the majority of his practice in child’s pose. I was so proud of him for understanding his body’s limit and backing off rather than pushing forward. Yoga isn’t always about ‘keeping up’ it’s about discovering what YOUR body can do, not someone else’s. 🙂
I had the last of last night’s Gingerbread Shingle as a post-yoga snack.
The rest of the day was spent at the mall. Shopping. Shopping. and More shopping.
With lunch thrown in at California Pizza Kitchen.
I started with the Smashed Pea and Parley Soup (tasty, but a tad watered down for my taste).
And Derek and I split the Goat Cheese and Pepper Pizza with the honey wheat crust.
The pizza was nice and thin – it basically melted in your mouth. It was a great lunch and I’m glad I got to spend time with Kelly, Anthony, and Ben.
A little shopping later…
This was all Derek’s idea and I 100% supported it – Spicy Italian Sausage with Onions, Peppers, and Spinach on a Multi-Grain loaf Bun.
Mouth watering delicious and really easy to create. Dinner was ready in 15 minutes – love that.
On the side some steamed fresh green beans.
Dessert: the last (:() of my Pumpkin Ice Cream.
I better get wrapping!