Bonjour! Hope everyone is doing well! It’s technically only been a day since my vacation started, but I’m already having a blast. Yesterday we tackled more yard work in preparation for our ground level deck extension which we’ll be tackling next week. I made myself a grand breakfast to carry me through a 1.5hr soccer practice and beyond:
I turned 2 English muffins into French toast and topped them with strawberries, walnuts and agave. Mmm, Mmmm, GOOD!
I’ve been overrun with zucchini from the garden lately so I decided to make some muffins from ED&BV. They came out fantastic! My hubby ate 4 over the course of the day.
By the time these were in the oven it was just about lunch so I pulled my Hungry Girl cookbook and made some zucchini fries:
I served myself a heaping plateful with Dijonnaise for lunch.
This is the point where some serious sweat was shed in the yard. The yards on my side of the street are pretty secluded and don’t get a whole lot of wind. It gets hot back there! By the time dinner rolled around I just wanted a huge ass salad.
All the veg you see came from my parents garden; the lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers. There was also feta, leftover beer butt chicken and roasted red pepper dressing. I ate a few cookies at Mom’s as usual for a Sunday night. When we got back home we set up the cute little fire pit we bought at Walmart (also intended for said deck). See that concrete pad in the background? That is the area we will be extending into a 12 x 16 deck. Our raised deck is directly above that. I can’t wait to have another liveable outdoor space! The kids REALLY wanted to roast marshmallows….
And I set out the fixing for s’mores.
I enjoyed 2 myself. That was more than enough for me!!
Enter some TV, sleep and 8am wake up time to get breakfast and head off to Pilate’s. I needed something quick and cereal was the way to go. A bowl of Kirkland cinnamon pecan crunch to be exact!
My hubby and I cruised the net looking for a few things to do over the next few days that will entertain the kids. At 11 & 8 we have to ditch some of the places we usually go because they’ve outgrown the attractions, rides, etc. We managed to find a few areas of interest and printed off tickets and coupons. Before I knew it lunch had arrived. I made big salads for DD and I with greens from the ‘rents garden, feta, hemp seeds and cashews. The dressing today was pear & blue cheese…
I also ate a muffin with some almond butter on top;
We spent the afternoon catching some rays at the “beach”. It’s really the local conservation/campground park, but the kids love the beach area there! They splashed around..
While I chilled on a towel with my hubby:
I coated us all with SPF 50 and was impressed that we were all OK after 3hrs of sitting out. DD was tuckered out by the time it was time to jet home!
HA! We stopped for Chinese take out on the way because neither my hubby or I felt like cooking anything. I had some lemon chicken, low mein, beef & broccoli and fried rice.
This was good but made me very, very thirsty! I have sucked back 2 bottles of water already! Yikes! Dessert was some pineapple coconut froyo.
As soon as the kids go to bed my hubby and I are gonna watch a movie or 2. We have some plans set out tomorrow which will have us leaving the house by 10am. Should be blasty! See ya tomorrow!
Bye for now!!