Monday, April 26, 2010

First Communion Recap

Howdy! I took lots of pictures yesterday, so I’ll just get to it, K? Yesterday morning was a gloriously lazy one. As in I didn’t even get out of my PJ’s until 1pm! I enjoyed my breakfast at a leisurely pace: IMG_1317

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup rye flakes
  • raisins
  • cinnamon
  • granola
  • kefir


I attempted to catch up with blog reading over the course of the morning. I actually made a decent sized dent. Before long it was time to eat some lunch. I wanted to keep it light because I knew we were having a big dinner. I ate more salad with the last of my honey mustard dressing from Manon. IMG_1320

I also had a chocolate chip All Bran bar: IMG_1321

We were all prettied up and ready to hit the church on time. I managed a few shots before the service; IMG_1330 IMG_1322 IMG_1327 IMG_1336 IMG_1338

The kids all did a great job singing the songs they learned and behaving like ladies and gentlemen. DD was able to get some shots of the group. Here’s one of them. IMG_1335

The mass was done in enough time for all our family to head over to the restaurant for dinner. I had a set menu per se so everybody started off with a salad. Check out the neat presentation! IMG_1356

That “shell” was spectacular! Light, crisp and just a touch of salt. The choices for the main entree were baseball sirloin or half a Cajun style chicken (both served with roasted potatoes and veggies) or seafood fettuccini. I went with the chicken for my meal. Along with the potatoes and veg, it was served with some delicious jalapeno corn bread. IMG_1358

So delicious!!! Dessert for everybody was a cake that I brought from the bakery. I forgot to take a photo of the cake before it was cut, but here is my piece… IMG_1363

Everyone enjoyed their meals and it was fun to catch up with everyone. Here are a few pictures from the restaurant: IMG_1368

DS opening his cards.


Mom, my sis Lisa and myself.


Mom, Dad and DS


DD in her new Lululemon dress. IMG_1362

DS with his piece of cake.

We got home from the restaurant shortly after 7pm and practically dove into our PJ’s. BLISS!!! I watched the Amazing Race (GO cowboys!!) and some other random TV before hitting the sack.

And here we are at Monday again. Is it just me or are the weeks really flying by??? Here’s today’s bowl of oats. IMG_1371

  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup Quaker oats
  • cinnamon
  • raisins
  • carob chips, pecan pieces and kefir


Work was extremely busy today because I had Friday off to go to Toronto. Days off are always something that we pay for, eh? Sheesh! I’m on 11:30 lunch today so that came around real quick. I munched on an oatmeal raisin walnut Clif bar, courtesy of Sara: IMG_1372

At the gym I completed an intense incline walk. (4mph, 7% incline)

  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Avg Hr: 168
  • Max Hr: 183
  • Calories Torched: 495
  • Distance: 3 miles

I was SO sweaty after this walk. The treadmill I was on seems to be calibrated differently than the other because this same walk seems much harder on the one I was using.

I enjoyed a favourite for lunch today…goat’s milk yogurt!! I had about 1 cup with a tbsp of honey stirred in. Fresh strawberries and granola topped it off. IMG_1373

I never got around to an afternoon snack. Probably because I sipped on this huge iced coffee throughout the afternoon!! IMG_1374


I whipped up some pasta for the fam tonight using some sauce that I had pulled out of the freezer this morning. I dug into my leftovers from dinner last night. What? You didn’t think I polished off that huge plate, did you? LOL!! IMG_1375

I also sautéed some red peppers, onion and kale which is what you see in the bottom right corner. Great meal. And to finish it off I had another piece of cake. IMG_1376

Thankfully, only 4 pieces came home with us so that is now a cake of the past!! I don’t really have any plans for the rest of the night which is pretty swell as far as I’m concerned. While this is publishing I’m gonna make a sugar cookie tea to sip on as I enjoy my night of nothingness….

Bye for now!!


  1. awww the first communion looks like a success! Love your outfit! And the lulu dress is adorable on DD. You both looked fabulous. Your yogurty mess lunch looks so yummy- I'm going to make a similar combo soon. Enjoy some relaxing tonight :)

  2. i have that same starbucks drink container- love it!

    awe the girlies look so beautiful in their white dresses.

    looks like everyone had a blast! LOVE that u put carob chips and yogurt in ur oatmeal. YES!!! <3 xoxo

  3. I love all the photos! Dinner looks delicious! And the cake... DS is such a handsome young man! (Don't tell him I said so, I'm sure he'd hate it...). And I love DD's Lulu dress! :)

  4. what a great ceremony and congrats to DS!

    You all look beautiful at church!!!

  5. You and your family look gorgeous all dressed up! Looks like a beautiful first communion, Krista! That chicken looks pretty yummy!

  6. Beautiful ceremony - your family is SO photogenic!

  7. lovely ceremony and nice pick of the menu! that cake is really pretty too, I bet the pre-cut cake was even prettier! ;)

  8. You all looked great all dressed up! And how nice it would be to stay in my pj's till 1 o'clock--glad you enjoyed it! :-)

  9. Wow, first comm. brought back some memories. I still remember so much about that day. Love your outfit, and you planned a fabulous lunch! Where did you go?

  10. what a beautiful family you have :)

  11. What a lovely ceremony.
    I love oatmeal raisin cliff bars. It is such great pre-workout fuel!

  12. Look and you and the family all prettied up :) Looks like it was a good night with family.

  13. I loved the communion recap!!!!! Was excited to see pics!! U looked so beautiful!! All of your family is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Your parents are too cute!!!!!!!!

    Love your daughters dress too!!!

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh yummy cake!! Glad you only had 4 pieces hanging around, cake is deadly to me, I cant ever keep leftover cake around either , I would eat it all!!!

  14. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! The horror!!!!! U dont like protein powder??!! We cant be friends anymore!!! lol! Kidding!!! love ya girl!!!

  15. That appetizer is like an explosion of beauty!
    And oh my God why do I find children in ties so PAINFULLY ADORABLE?

  16. That's so excited for DS! I remember when I did it I was just happy that it was over. Memorizing things, making things and having to go to lots of rehearsals was tiring and very boring for a 6 year old ;)

  17. Congratulations to DS and your family. You all look beautiful!


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