Too MANY choices.

 This is Brooke’s mischievous face.  She knows she is not supposed to take her socks off and I caught her in the act…

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We spent our afternoon at the Stanford Shopping Center and finally after 2.5 years of blogging and me asking Billy to take my picture with desserts it was finally his idea that I get a picture taken with these beautiful cakes.   Finally I have brainwashed him into thinking this is normal behavior.

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After the mall we went on over to my cousin’s baseball game.  This was Brooke’s first ever baseball game and I think she loved it. 

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She thought she was pretty cool when she got to sit on the curb after the game with Billy and she desperately wanted to try that Gatorade.

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My cousin’s team WON (he is really good at baseball) and we went to a Chinese restaurant afterwards to celebrate.  The menu had 8 pages to choose from.  I get anxiety when there are that many choices because I want to try every single item because they all sound delicious.  PS even though they had an 8 page menu, they did not have Orange Chicken?!?! Crazy right?

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We started with pork buns (rolls with pork inside and this Chicken Chinese Salad.  The salad was the best ever, I don’t know how they made it taste so good.  

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Since there were so many choices we decided to order most of the menu;)  Calamari, kung pal chicken, scallops and shrimp, chow mien, mongolian beef, lemon chicken and broccoli.  

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  

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Tell me three things that you did yesterday?

Favorite Chinese dish?

Favorite flavor of Gatorade?

-The purple one.  Delicious.

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I like Brooke’s guilty face and Billy’s boat shoes next to her. I didn’t realize you’d only been blogging for 2.5 years. I guess I’ve been reading since the beginning! Yesterday I cheered on some bloggers at the Rock n Roll DC half, ate a skillet of cinnamon rolls, and picked up some cupcakes at Georgetown cupcake to bring to my mom in Florida! Winning day if you ask me!

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We dressed up my daughter in a green tutu then went to a St. Patrick’s Day parade where we saw a ton of high school friends. When we got home we made homemade pizza. Great day!

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I drink powerade zero not Gatorade but love the purple as well.
Yesterday was Saturday so what we did was a given TARGET,grocery shopped, and ended he night seeing Jim gaffigan. Hilarious.

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1. Went on a gloriously short recovery run
2. Did 10,000 loads of laundry
3. Went to the mall to try on jeans and fit into the smallest size I’ve ever fit into. That was a good moment!

That Chinese place looks so good!

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Long run
Target shopping spree
Made steak for dinner

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Three things I did yesterday: watched my boyfriend play NHL ’11, ate pistachio ice cream, got my hair cut.

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To be totally hoenst with you I use a cup of orange juice and a half scoop of vanilla whey protein as a sport drink . Not only do you get the sugars from the OJ but you get the Vitamin C and other anti-oxidants that help combat the free radical damage caused by exercise. You can get low acid OJ if you find it doesn’t sit well on your stomach although I have never had a problem. September 8 at 7:16 am

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Where did you get the cute sweater? Such a nice spring color on you .

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Three things I did yesterday:

*went fishing with my hub and daughter in the Ogden River!
*went antiquing where the hub found a killer deal on a book!
*decided to “not be bored” and be thankful for the family I have. Every moment with them is a wonderful one.

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I actually don’t like gatorade at all… or any flavored water or sports drink, I wish I did though! And three things I did yesterday: 1) brunch with a friend, 2) went to the Sporting KC (KC’s pro soccer team) season opener game, and 3) had dinner with my family & grandparents!

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I love pork buns! I think they’re my favorite things whenever I go for dim sum.

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No orange chicken?!?! I like red Gatorade but I can’t remember the last time I had it!

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I panic when there’s too much to choose from too!

Ps: I love how you’re dressed, red is definitely your color :)

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I can’t blame Brooke, I would want my socks off too. :)

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Going with everything is the perfect solution to too many options, and I’m so jealous that it’s warm enough over there for Brooke to go ripping her socks off! Wish I could do that…

Three things from yesterday? Hiding from the snow, baking up a storm, and lots of taste testing ;)

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Oh yum- I love going for Chinese with a group of people so I can taste half the menu!

Yesterday included a 20 mile run, watching the Bachelor finale, and making peanut butter cup cheesecake. It was cold and wet though; I’ll be looking forward to the sit outside and take your socks off weather!

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I LOVE her little pigtails! I just started eating meat again after 16 years as a vegetarian so I don’t know my favorite Chinese dish now – I haven’t had it since I’ve been back in the game! I’m more of a powerade girl. Three things I did yesterday….yesterday was pretty boring – played on the internet, worked at a running store, and went to yogalates I guess!

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Three things I did yesterday: Went to my husband’s basketball game, bought and hung curtains in the nursery, and ate enchiladas. It was a great day all around! :)
My favorite Chinese dish would have to be orange chicken. I can’t believe they didn’t have it on the menu?!
Favorite flavor of Gatorade would have to be the blue or purple frost one. Do they even make those anymore? I haven’t had a Gatorade in forever.

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Kung pao chicken! I love how it’s spicy!!! The watermelon ice Gatorade was my favorite bc it was clear but still amazing tasting! Three things we did yesterday were 10 miles with my coach, play at the park, and make brownies :-)

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I get anxiety with large menus, too. You pick one dish than turn to the page and see something which sounds delicious and your heart rate picks up because you don’t want to choose the wrong one hahah!

I used to hate grape flavored things but I like the purple Gatorades/Powerades the best now! So good.

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Brooke makes the best faces ever!! She is so adorable!!

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I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone order that much Chinese food, but it looked delicious!

I ran yesterday, then came home and got in some reading for school and wrote a quick four page paper on it.

Don’t really like Gatorade. When I used to drink it I liked the blue kind.

P.s.— Brooke is so adorable! She looked like she was having fun at the baseball game.

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Three things I did yesterday: ran my 5th half marathon, made chicken Parmesan pizza, and did some studying for a Spanish exam.

I know what you are saying about ordering anxiety when there is like a million different options! How are you only suppose to choose one!? As for Chinese food, General Tso’s chicken is my favorite even though it’s probably nutritionally the worst! It’s loaded with sugar and fat, but yummmm it’s so worth it.

I love that Brooke keeps trying to take off her socks, but to be fair it doesn’t look like she is wearing shoes. She probably just thought that it was a no socks, no shoes kind of afternoon. ;)

Favorite flavor of Gatorade is definitely orange. They had some at my race yesterday, and when I grabbed the cup I was so excited that…I dropped it. Yeah. LOL. That’s embarrassing.

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Yesterday the Bebe’s and I gymed it up, went to their gymnastics practice, and then to get some froyo at Sweet Frog’s! Delish! (And that was all by noon thirty haha!) I love me some fried rice (shrimp is my fave, but any will do) and I LOVE the grape gatorade. Funny though, I haven’t had gatorade in what feels like years!
The weather where you’re at looks fantastic! I wish this VA weather would cooperate! We are supposed to get more snow! Booooo!

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Purple is the BEST! I just love her little smile! Melts my heart!
What a fun day!

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Brooke’s face is priceless. Lol. Love it. Yesterday I hiked 13.1 miles with my friend Yhu for brazen ravings badger cover. Ongoing those hills are insane and I don’t understand how trail runners can actually fun down them. Just woke up and sides of hips and thighs are aching.

I really like fried rice and chow mein.

Have a happy st pattys day!

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Omg stupid phone typing gets the best Of me. I hope my comment above is somewhat understandable. Have a lovely day!

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Three things I did yesterday: Ran, went shopping, and drank a lot of green beer :D I love Sesame Tofu!! It’s really hard to find at Chinese Restaurants! And my favorite flavor of Gatorade is the pink one. Part of the G series

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Three things I did yesterday: ran 15 miles with my friend training for the Paris Marathon, wore compression socks post-run for the first time ever, tried out a brand new place next to my house called The Wining Butcher (love it!)

Favorite Chinese dish: Hunan chicken

Favorite Gatorade flavor: purple

I’m wondering how many people all of that Chinese food was feeding? It all looked delicious!

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I can relate with the menu anxiety. I basically can’t talk to anyone until I’ve ordered because I have to focus. And no orange chicken?! That’s my go-to at Chinese restaurants. Looks like you got a good variety though!

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My favorite Chinese dish is anything with eggplant in it. I love Stanford shopping center and that bakery has amazing cheese croissants!

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I love the strawberry powerade-zero! Plain ‘ole terriaki is my favorite type of Chinese food. Yesterday, I taught 3 group ex classes, went to a crawfish boil, and announced some major news to my family, friends, and Internet strangers! http://colleenscreations.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/our-big-news/

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Orange chicken is my favourite chinese dish, hands down. All of that food looks amazing, though!! Yesterday, I went to lunch with my daddio, did some much-needed spring shopping(!!!), and watched old episodes of 24 with my hubby :) It was a great saturday!!

xo

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They would probably have had to clean the display case if I would have been there from all the drool I would produce looking and smelling those heavenly desserts.

I love your sweater! Where is it from? You girls always look so gorgeous.

Kung pao chicken FTW!

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I second this. Where is your sweater from–I love it!

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Thank you!!!! It is from banana republic!

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You and Billy are twins. I love your sweater and Brooke’s mischievous face.

Yesterday I ran a St. Patty’s Day 10K (and PR’d by 5 minutes!), hung out by a friends pool, and had frozen yogurt without any toppings (shocking, I know). It’s been a good weekend so far. Hope you guys enjoy your Sunday :)

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3 random things I did yesterday:
1. ran an awesome 7-mile training run in a time under my goal (whoo!)
2. had my car towed, after it completely broke down on the road (while driving it), and said goodbye to it because it’s not worth fixing :(
3. went out for dinner my husband and my parents, and that totally (okay, somewhat) made up for the car fiasco. we had fun!

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Brooke’s michievous face is adorable!

Yesterday I ran a 10K race, ate at a local diner, and then did a level 3 30 day shred workout.

My favorite chinese dish is General Tso’s!

Favorite flavor of gatorade is the blue one (the original blue one, not that light one).

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1. ran five miles
2. car shopping
3. lesson plans

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I love her face in that first picture! She knows that mommy caught her. ;)

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Mmm, all that Chinese food is making me hungry, I haven’t had it in so long! I love beef with broccoli and Lo mein Mmm

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I like the purple Gatorade best too!

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Me and my man love those pork buns (char sui bao) – he’s half Malaysian-Chinese so he was brought up on them! Don’t think orange chicken is such a “thing” in the UK – I don’t remember seeing it on the menu. My favourite dish?! I couldn’t choose! We had lunch in Chinatown last weekend and ordered way too much food :)
Yesterday I:
1) arrived late to a ballet class and was rather embarrassed by the teacher :( (class itself was great though)
2) enjoyed a tea and chat with a ballet friend I haven’t seen in ages
3) bought some birthday presents (including father/son Lego as their birthdays are really close together)
Have never tried Gatorade though…

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I was there today too! Have you tried “melt” it’s right up your style of food.

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Chinese dish (but I’m a Chinese food snob, since I live in Asia now): Fried tofu (NOTHING like any tofu I’ve had in the US – this is creamy, soft, nicely seasoned, perfectly fried, and DELICIOUS) with mushrooms, sugar snap peas, bok choy, fish, and shrimp, all in a tasty brown sauce.

We always eat Chinese food family-style, but I could easily order – and eat – just this one dish, all for myself. Yummmmm………

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I used to hate gatorade, but then i started drinking it in races and on long runs, so now I don’t mind it. I still don’t have a favorite flavor, though.

Yesterday, I cleaned the house, read a book, and grocery shopped. I’m wild.

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My daughter is constantly taking her shoes and socks off! She does this and then puts the socks on her hands, and shoes back on her feet…sneaky girls!

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8 pages and NO orange chicken?!?!? That’s my favorite and what I always get.

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My favorite chinese dish, I like chicken chow mein. I love noodles in general so any noodle dish I love.

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