Pumped Up Kicks, Family, and Lotsa Pictures!

FOOD

6 days of food.  I really can’t believe it’s been 6 days, but it’s been so crazy around here, that it’s just flown by.  If you keep reading, you will totally understand.

But I do apologize, in case you missed me 🙂

Since I’ve been home from TX, it’s been lotsa smoothies, salads, and fun home cooked meals.  Mostly.  There was definitely a Thai green curry working lunch, and a pasta dish when out with R and my dad!

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my fav new smoothie jar!

my fav new smoothie jar!

mac no cheese....

mac no cheese….

with a boca chickn patty

with a boca chickn patty

a BAS!

a BAS!

same BAS with salsa and tangy home made soy yogurt

same BAS with salsa and tangy home made soy yogurt

pomegranate plunge!

pomegranate plunge!

tofu green curry

tofu green curry

home made sofrito...

home made sofrito…

to put into the @terryhope Venezuelan (sweet-ish) black beans.  Served like we love with daiya shreds, vegan sour cream, and chips for scooping.

to put into the @terryhope Venezuelan (sweet-ish) black beans. Served like we love with daiya shreds, vegan sour cream, and chips for scooping.

smoothie with Garden of Life raw protein powder.  Don't use it often, but definitely did on Saturday (I was out of greens!).

smoothie with Garden of Life raw protein powder. Don’t use it often, but definitely did on Saturday (I was out of greens!).

spicy penne with artichokes and broccoli

spicy penne with artichokes and broccoli

mall pho!

mall pho!

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veggies before grilling (broccoli, baby potatoes, asparagus, and mushrooms)

veggies before grilling (broccoli, baby potatoes, asparagus, and mushrooms)

after grilling with baked beans and a veggie burger

after grilling with baked beans and a veggie burger

fajitas!

fajitas!

another BAS

another BAS

arugula pesto pasta with salad

arugula pesto pasta with salad

smoothie!!

smoothie!!

FITNESS

Remember how I “accidentally” left my running shoes in Austin?  Yeah.  About that….

NEW KICKS!!

so clean and bright!  Alas, know it won't last (especially since my first run was in the rain!)

so clean and bright! Alas, know it won’t last (especially since my first run was in the rain!)

I’m shocked and shaken that I have changed my shoe model.  I’ve run in Brooks Ravenna since 2009 – after the Shamrock 1/2 marathon in Virginia Beach when my blisters were so big they had their own orbits.  I was fitted for the Ravenna’s, and it honestly felt like I was running on little clouds.  Did my first (and thus far only) full marathon, and nary a blister.

Imagine my shock when I went to get fitted, dutifully tried “other” shoes, and actually liked another pair more?!  I almost feel like I’m cheating on a trusted partner.  Except my feet are really happy, so I’m sure I’ll be over it soon.

Clearly, runs have been my workout of the week!

LIFE

I loved traveling to Austin and seeing all the awesome vegan bloggers, cookbook authors, chefs, and amazing people.  I won’t lie though…I’m happy to be home.

Well, it’s been a crazy week!  My Dad is in town visiting, which is nice.  He got here on Friday, so it’s been a lot of family time.  And beer.  I’m from WI, and my Dad brought all the beer with him to my house!!

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M had his theater awards ceremony this weekend, where he won two awards!  Can’t believe he’s graduating this week!!!

from left...A, R, me, my Dad, and M

from left…A, R, me, my Dad, and M

D wasn't in the shot because he was the photographer!  Love watching him in action!

D wasn’t in the shot because he was the photographer! Love watching him in action!

Speaking of M…he’s 18 today!  Holy cow, my son is an adult!

his friends did the perfect surprise party...M was moping all day about his bday...and the evening ended up being perfect!

his friends did the perfect surprise party…M was moping all day about his bday…and the evening ended up being perfect!

And of course, miscellaneous morning pictures, life pictures, and cat pictures!

my morning java shot.

my morning java shot.

Ginny has a crazy obsession with shoes.

Ginny has a crazy obsession with shoes.

and boxes!

and boxes!

and eating R's wet hair....

and eating R’s wet hair….

and lying on my arm when she's decided I should lay off the computer.

and lying on my arm when she’s decided I should lay off the computer.

and stealing my desk chair....

and stealing my desk chair….

and eating R's hair (again)....

and eating R’s hair (again)….

and shushing her....

and shushing her….

The morning pictures…

a rare one with M too!

a rare one with M too!

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Miscellaneous life shots…

I had a morning java partner today.  I'm sorry, but he's so dreamy it kills me.... ;)

I had a morning java partner today. I’m sorry, but he’s so dreamy it kills me…. 😉

me and R at dinner Saturday night!

me and R at dinner Saturday night!

it was a hot day today, and D jumped right in after getting home from work.

it was a hot day today, and D jumped right in after getting home from work.

M and A

M and A

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Dad, R, and I stopped up at one of the local farms this weekend.

Dad, R, and I stopped up at one of the local farms this weekend.

baby goats - they were so sweet!

baby goats – they were so sweet!

another morning java pic!

another morning java pic!

And finally, some garden updates!

what D is calling "legit eggplant!"

what D is calling “legit eggplant!”

baby cukes

baby cukes

cherry tomatoes coming in

cherry tomatoes coming in

my first zucchini!

my first zucchini!

romas

romas

2 responses to “Pumped Up Kicks, Family, and Lotsa Pictures!

  1. therawproject

    Great pics and I hear ya, Austin was a blast, but it’s been non stop too since I got home. I’m a Brooks fan too now running in Glycerin’s currently.

    • I do love my Brooks! Their set up at the runner’s expos are a hoot too.

      I’m really looking forward to the first week of July. I have it in my head that it’s going to be nice and quiet. Husband has a go-live, so he’s working nights, family visits will be over, and kids will be chilling on summer vacation. Here’s hoping I didn’t just jinx myself!

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