Yesterday’s run: 7 miles at a 7:26 average pace.
I need to figure out a way to convince my parents to install one of these in their backyard for Brooke because she was pretty much obsessed with it.
Painful. PS That is not 10.4 degrees.
We went to the pool with my SIL, her kids, her friend and my best friend from high school and her daughter.
There was plenty of time spent in the shade eating snacks and this is the one and only photo on my blog where I am not wearing 10 layers of lip gloss. I had forgotten it at home and it hurt.
I don’t know what I am going to do when Brooke grows out of this swimsuit.
My SIL and I are super classy and had a strong craving (she is pregnant so she at least has an excuse) for soft pretzels from the gas station on the way home.
This is kind of our thing. I always get the parmesan pretzel with marinera dipping sauce.
And then when the kids went down for their naps I took a nap on my favorite nap couch ever. Back in the day I lived with my SIL (I set her and my brother up…the biggest accomplishment of my life) and she had this couch at her condo. I lived with her when I was student teaching and after every work day I would come straight home, lay on the couch and take a 30 minute nap after school and before my waitressing shift.
We go way back:
For dinner we made pizza with the pizza dough from Trader Joe’s and then cookies for dessert. Carbs. They just make you feel a better:)
Say hello to Almond Joy cookies. We used my SIL’s favorite cookie dough recipe for these and they were perfect. I think the magic ingredients are oatmeal and Bisquick. The oatmeal makes them perfectly chewy.
I found my go to cookie recipe.
1 c. butter
3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. brown sugar packed
1 t. vanilla
2 1/4 c. flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
1/2 c. Bisquick
1/2 c. oats
As many chocolate chips and Almond Joy pieces that you want to add (the more the merrier)
Cream well the butter, sugars and vanilla. Add eggs and mix well. Add dry ingredients and mix throughly. Place spoonfuls on sprayed baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 9-12 minutes. Transfer to cooling racks. Eat a lot of them when they are warm.
And another late night of chatting with my brother and SIL. I like them a lot.
PS remember Phoenix people…let’s go to Kiwi Loco in Chandler for froyo at 7:30 tonight.
Tell me what you are up to today!!!