Archive for May 2010


Amazing Grass

May 25th, 2010 — 8:59am

I made a smoothie today with Amazing Grass, Pomegranate Mango Amazing Meal. It made my normal, “meh” smoothie into YOM.

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Why yes, that is a new Starbucks insulated cup.  It’s reusable and awesome!

In that bad boy:

-6 frozen strawberries, 5 fresh
-1 scoop Mediclear protein powder
-Half a packet of Pomegranate Mango Amazing Meal
-1 cup almond milk
-2 TBSP ground flax
-2 tsp honey

Seriously, YOM.

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In 33 Days I Won’t Be Able to do This

May 23rd, 2010 — 7:51pm

Tonight I wanted Thai and Shaun and Lu wanted Sushi.  I walked downtown picked up both!

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And yes, Lu really did want sushi. As soon as Shaun mentioned sushi, Lu yelled, “Sushi! Sushi!”. So sushi it was.

I can’t believe we’re moving in 33 days!!!  We’ve been incredibly busy.  We just got back from visiting my parents and work has been insane. Our visit was so fun!

The first morning my Mom made me waffles out of Mochi. YOM!

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Lu got to feed the fishies:

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Pet the horsies:

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Picked oranges:

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Went swimming at Uncle Ben’s and Aunt Sheri’s:

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Blowing bubbles:

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Having fun:

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Hung out with the doggies:

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The next day we went to the beach (where it was incredibly windy!) and played with my oldest friend’s son Ben.  Lisa and I have been friends since we were 12!:

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Isn’t Ben cute?

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We went back to Mimi and Papa’s for dinner and Ben did some farming!

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The kiddos played!

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And then they modeled!

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Ben LOVED Lucy:

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Look at my girl!

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And I picked up Ben and guess who HAD to be in Mommy’s arms?

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We got back today around 4:30 and I’m beat.  I can’t believe I have to go to work tomorrow. It’s tiring traveling with a 20 month old-even a well-behaved one!!!

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Fashion Maven

May 13th, 2010 — 10:15am

Work is still incredibly insane.  Last night I didn’t leave until after 6 and I’m usually home by 6 and cooking dinner.  No bueno!

One of the bright spots in this insanity is, of course, Lu.  She is talking more and more and letting her preferences be KNOWN.  One area that she is VERY clear about is her wardrobe.  On Monday, I tried to put on her pink sneakers and she absolutely did NOT want those.  She wanted her red Chucks.  I also tried to put on her pink Paul Frank sweatshirt and she wanted the green one.  It all totally worked together but isn’t what I would put together.

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She’s also been picking out shoes for Mommy.  She’ll pick out shoes the 100% go with my outfit but that I wouldn’t necessarily pick.   They’re always a little bit more colorful than I would put on but I ALWAYS wear the ones she picks out and she loves it. 

Yesterday, I picked out her pants and shirt with some white sandals and she was ADAMANT that she wear the Chucks again but this time she wanted the PINK sweatshirt.

Check her out (this is my new favorite picture):

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There’s either a Sienna Miller or Nicole Richie picture out there on the interwebs that looks JUST like this.  I can’t find it though.

She’s got style!  Poor thing is stuck with un-stylish me!  Hopefully she’ll infuse some her style into Mommy.  I could use all the help I can get!

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Happy Mother’s Day!

May 10th, 2010 — 7:02pm

Here are the Lucy Masterpieces that we sent to Gram and Mimi:

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Mimi’s:

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Gram’s:

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Lucy did all the painting except the stems.  Mommy helped her with that.

They were a big hit!  Both for Lucy to make and for Mimi and Gram to receive!

We had Mother’s Day weekend it seemed.  We went to the zoo on Saturday and then had a more relaxed day yesterday.

At the zoo, there were Zebras!

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Giraffes!

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Lucy! (Saying WOAH!)

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Gorillas! (My favorite)

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There was a baby gorilla but he was camera shy.

More Lucy taking it all in.

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Lions!

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No Tigers…

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And BEARS-OH MY!

Brown:

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Sad Polar:

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Grizzlies!

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The bears where the only animals that really looked sad and made me sad.

There were also, smelly penguins:

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Snow Leopard!

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Rhinos!

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A happy Lu and Daddy.

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A cute, but blurry, picture.

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Up close and personal peacock.

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Kangaroos!

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Come and knock on my door….(Shaun had NO clue what I was referring to when I started singing that):

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Overall, it was SO fun and Lucy had a great time.  She was such a good girl. 

That night I wanted a kabob SO bad but I had meat in the fridge I had to use so I made my own.  I just threw whatever Mediterranean spice I had in the food processor and came out with this.

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It was seriously YOM.  I had never roasted green beans before but I did on Saturday and they were delish!  Lu LOVED this dinner too.  She was like the bottomless pit!

Yesterday was a chill day.  I did get some presents.  “Flowers” and a handmade picture frame from Lu.

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(She’s eating in that picture-QUITE appropriate)

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And Shaun got me some more of my perfume.  I had just run out so it was perfect timing.

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He got me the BIG bottle.  I got the smallest bottle last time and it lasted 2 years!  I be this will last me at least 3.

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I wear 2 squirts of this almost every single day.  I’ve been wearing this scent since I was 18.  I did take a break from ages 22-27 when I wore Michael Kors but I went back to my old standby.  It’s gotten to the point where I can’t smell it anymore and that makes me sad-because really?  It smells like heaven.

In the afternoon we went to the park and then out to Indian food for dinner.  It was a nice day.

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Insanity

May 5th, 2010 — 9:23am

So work has pretty much been insane.  INSANE.  I barely have time to shove something in my mouth, nevermind taking a picture of it and blogging about it.  I hope it gets better soon but it’s better than being bored, right?

I did make some cupcakes last night for Teacher Appreciation week.  Today was “Sweet Treat” day and I made some awesome treats!

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These are NOT healthy AT ALL.  They are chocolate cupcakes with a chocolate chip cookie in the middle, frosted with vanilla frosting.

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They smelled heavenly and Shaun assured me that they tasted heavenly too.

All packaged up and ready to go:

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YOM!

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May 2010 Menu

May 4th, 2010 — 11:33am

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April 2010 Menu

May 4th, 2010 — 11:21am

I didn’t do an April monthly menu and BOY could you tell.  I never knew what I was making, I was unmotivated to cook and I made some disastrous dishes.  I did, actually, make some good ones too but not enough to have not learned my lesson.

May’s menu will be up shortly!

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Let’s Go Giants!

May 2nd, 2010 — 7:42pm

This weekend went by SO fast!!!  Yesterday we ran errands, went to the park and did a craft project. 

This morning I got up and ran 3 miles in 37 minutes 30 seconds.  Still slow but getting faster!  I did our grocery shopping and then we jammed over to the Caltrain.

We rode the train up to San Francisco and went to a baseball game.  It was a beautiful day for a game!

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Check out our views!

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Lu LOVED it and despite missing her nap, did FABULOUSLY.  She even started cheering with everyone by the end.  Too bad the Giants lost.

Watching the game:

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Best seat in the house!

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Tonight I finished up our craft project that we started yesterday.  It’s Teacher Appreciation week and we made Lu’s teachers some cards.

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It was a great day! 

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