*HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!! I hope your day is beautiful and full of your favorite things!
*Yesterday’s run was 7 miles and it was hot (I’m positive that being pregnant makes me constantly feel like it is 15 degrees hotter than it usually is;) but it felt good after a day of laziness on Sunday.
*Brooke is my official smoothie buddy. It doesn’t matter where she is in the house or if she is in the backyard… the second I start the blender, she comes running! Yesterday was an Aloha vanilla protein powder + frozen mango and pineapple + milk + pb + banana. It was a fabulous combination.
*Had a lunch date with Andrew at the kitchen counter eating chicken and veggies in between his schooling.
*Brooke joined us too;) She likes to put her head on my lap while I eat… she’s not going to be able to do that in a month or two anymore.
*My bro-in-law is sharing his family’s cherry dessert! It really was SO good. It was perfect because it wasn’t too sweet either. Try it:) I’m drooling thinking about it right now:
1 cup vegetable shortening
2 cups white sugar
3 cups all purpose flour
4 large eggs
1tsp of vailla
Small pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 375.
1) Cream shortening, vanilla, salt and sugar.
2) Then beat in and add one egg at a tim.
3) Add flour and mix in.
4) Greease cookie sheet and then spread half the mixture evenly on the cookie sheet.
5) Spread the pie filling of your choice on top of it.
6) Then using a 1 oz cookie scoop, dollop the remaining dough evenly over the top.
7) Cook for about 35-40 minutes or until the cookie top is golden brown.
*Peaches with Brooke on the carpet. These were officially the best peaches I’ve ever had in my life. It’s a miracle I shared with her.
*I colored my grey hairs out:) I’m doing this every few months with a semi-permanent (my sister uses Redkin on me to die my hair and then I run home and wash my hair out:). No more plucking grey hair for a few months ha. I’m excited about it.
*Brooke fell asleep at Stadium of Fire and this is how Andrew carried her all of the way to the car. Quite efficient.
*I love it when they are so excited for something that they can’t just walk, they have to run.
*Knox has so much admiration for police officers and army men. We saw a several last Saturday night and on our way home two army guys talked to us. Knox was practically shaking he was so star-struck.
*Two of my best friends and I got together for dinner last night! One of them is here from Switzerland (that is where she lives now)!! I had the best salmon ever for dinner… I need to go back for more.
*We stopped by where my brother and sister-in-law are staying afterwards to say hi! They ordered Chip Cookies and I STILL CANNOT EAT THEM. Strangely they are one of my food aversions and for some reason my body refuses to want to eat them. Such a sad thing to miss out on. I had a banana popsicle instead.
*My sis-in-law puts ice in her milk… Anyone else do this?
*I decided on not doing a race today but I am already looking forward to my running outfit:) Brooke’s 4th of July outfit is already laid out too. I get really excited about this stuff.
*If you are doing a race today, GOOD LUCK and have fun! I wonder if 2017 will have even higher numbers. Last year the biggest race on the 4th of July was the AJC Peachtree Road Race… has anyone done this one before?
Have any tangents to share? I would love to hear them!
Are you celebrating today? What are you doing?
Does your family have any special family recipes? Things that you ALWAYS eat together?
Smoothie lovers… what usually goes into your morning smoothie?