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Friday, November 28, 2008

Home Sweet Home

Wow I can't believe it's 10pm and I am wide awake!!! I should be dead tired sense my body is still on TN time. O well I am glad that I have all this energy because I got so much accomplished. Here is a little recap of how half of the day went:


We left TN this morning at 7 am, those Early flights always kill me. By the time we got through the security line, and were about to board my tummy starting growling. We were about to get on a 4 hour flight and I had an EMPTY stomach, tragic! So hubby was kind of enough to help me find the nearest Sbux( this week I learned that I am kinda of a Sbux addict on vacations, better then an alcoholic lol). I ordered a Perfect Bowl of Oatmeal, and a tall coffee with two pumps of peppermint my favorite holiday beverage of choice.

We had a very pleasant flight, I got my scarf done, read almost my entire book (which Nichols Sparks might be one of my favorite authors now) and I was able to organize my pictures on my laptop, something I have been meaning to do the whole trip. I forgot that I had a protein bar that the SIL gave me to try so I had that about half way into our flight, it wasn't too bad and kept me full until we landed.

aww he looks so peaceful:)

On our one hour layover, we ate at this nice restaurant in the Phoenix airport can't remember the name it's famous for it's whiskey ( something I DO NOT enjoy, a bad college experience). I had a Lobster Salad, loved it..and I snuck a few of hubby's fries of course. There was a lot of egg on it, I only ate one half because the egg was also shopped up all over the salad.


My wonderful mother picked us up from the airport, and I was hoping we could just hang out at her place and have leftovers, sadly they had NONE!!! Four boys and a father will do that to you.

I snacked on a 1/4 of a Cherry Pretzel PROBAR ( it was dinner time for us even though it was onnly 3pm), this one was good but a little too salty for me. When we got home, Bosco was so thrilled to see us, or should I say we were so THRILLED to see him! The minuet we opend the front door I was suprised with several boxes on the porch, goodies for the POTM challenge!


We settled in and hubby already got to the laundry, that's right he's a little OCD like that, but that's why I love him;) Like hubby like wifey the minuet we walked in, I started cleaning out the fridge and the pantry to make a grocery list for the week. There is something about a clean fridge that is invigorating. Call me crazy but I love to clean out my fridge, what makes you feel invigorated? After the fridge and pantry were done, I started putting away all the fall decorations and hubby brought out the SIX boxes of Christmas decorations, what can I say I LOVE CHRISTMAS! When I was a kid we would all get to decorate the tree while drinking hot coco and watching White Christmas. Did you, or do you have decorating family traditions? I got everything up, and when we get our tree tomorrow I will take pics so you can see how festive it all looks!


Not only did I clean, and decorate, I also made our first home made meal in a WEEK ( Thanksgiving was homemade just not our home). I didn't have a lot to work with so I just kept it simple, I am going shopping in the morning. For hubby it was turkey sloppy joes and mac and cheese, and for me a sweet potato sloppy joe. After dinner I sipped on a hot cup of cider and started major planning the MONTH of December. With all the wonderful Holiday traditions it's hard to keep track sometimes of what all is happening. There are no women's studies this month which leaves Wednesday nights FREE, which means more time to bake and to write my Christmas cards. I think I got everything on the calender from, work parties, to work outs, to cookie exchanges! This year my bff is having a cookie exchange at her house, I have always wanted to go to one of these and now I get to!!! Any cookies suggestions?


Everyone is doing so awesome with the POTM challenge! I am so glad that we did this together is felt good to be encouraged by you all and even you readers that aren't participating that are still cheering us on. THANK YOU! I loved that I didn't Pile on the POUNDS this Thanksgiving, just miles!

Here is the fun workout schedule for the week:

Work outs:
Saturday: AKB
Sunday: Last time to run for POTM, 4-5miles
Monday: Teach AKB
Tuesday: AM Spin & weights PM AKB
Wednesday: Off
Thursday: Going to try AKB in the AM
Friday: Run 4 miles
Saturday: AKB/ Softball
Sunday: Loma Linda Holiday Classic 15 k!

Lets hope I stick to the plan.


This week I already have two Christmas parties and a couples study at my house !!! MAN I am already pooped thinking about it, but once again I WILL not BE stressed! I WILL NOT! I plan on having a lot of quite time this week to be ready to take on whatever the day has layed out for me:) God is good!

Sweet Potato Soufflé

As promised here is the recipe for the wonderful healthy Sweet Potato Soufflé I made for Thanksgiving.

I got this from foodfit.com

Sweet Potato Soufflé

This recipe serves: 10

4 large sweet potatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup skim milk
1/2 cup dry sherry
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup frozen orange juice from concentrate
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 pinch salt
4 large egg whites
2 tablespoons sugar
2 oranges cut in thin slices

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. In a large pot, cover the sweet potatoes with water and bring to a boil. Boil until tender.
3. Drain and peel the potatoes and place in a large mixing bowl. Mash well.
4. Add the olive oil, milk, sherry, brown sugar, orange juice, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and salt. Beat well with a mixer.
5. Spoon mixture into an oiled ,ovenproof gratin dish.
6. Bake until the potatoes are hot, about 25 minutes.
7. While the soufflé is cooking, make the meringue. In a clean bowl, whip egg whites until almost stiff. Gradually add the sugar and continue to beat until soft peaks form.
8. During the last five minutes of cooking the soufflé, top with the meringue mixture.
9. Return to oven and remove when the meringue is lightly browned. Garnish with the sliced oranges.

Serving Size: 1/10 Number of Servings: 10

Per Serving
Carbohydrate18 g
Fat 2 g
Fiber 2 g
Protein 3 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Sodium 25 mg



Alright folks time for me to hit the hay! I am getting up early for AKB, and then going SHOPPING by myself ( I like going alone, because then I can take my time and get the perfect gift). So Check back in the AM for the most creative giveaway, you don't want to miss it!


Anonymous said...

bobbi you should really see our starbucks here...other than your usually coffees (lattes, cappuccinos) and some ice drinks, there is nothing. Although there are two or three kinds of muffins they sale...

MizFit said...

love the husband pic.
mine always sacks out HARD on planes (and would kill me for posting that :)) does yours read your blog??

not mine...

Meghann said...

Welcome back home! Traveling all day is always a downer and throws my eating schedule off. Glad you were able to grab some startbucks.

Check back on my blog tomorrow for my POTM final! I'm going to have a whole post dedicated it to it. :) Its been fun thanks for the challenge. I can't wait to collect my winnings! ;) ...lol!!!

Andrea (Off Her Cork) said...

So glad you guys made it back safe and sound! I always start laundry right away whenever we get back from vacay too! And if I didn't change the sheets before we left, I change those right away too so we have fresh stuff. :)

I am putting up xmas decorations too! They are my favorite and I don't put them away until the end of January because I love them so much. :D

I didn't run yesterday and I'm kicking myself. I should have done a small run. *grumble*

Also, I would very much like to send you a Christmas card. :) Would that be okay?

Anonymous said...

So glad you made it home safely!

What Nicholas Sparks book are you reading? He's one of my favorite authors. I can't put his books down!

So exciting you get to host guests this week! Thanks for that recipe!

Mica said...

Glad you had a safe trip home! I'm getting excited about Christmas just reading your post!

Anonymous said...

LOL about being addicted to starbucks "better than alcoholic"... :)

just me said...

welcome home!!! i hate traveling; knocks off my entire internal schedule!

as far as christmas decor goes, that's my brother's jobs...they love doing it every year; i'm not a big fan.

cookie exchanges are so fun! i usually do it by myself and give them away as christmas gifts...yummy goodies!

can't wait to hear the results of potm!

girlrunningaround said...

Mmmm, I'm a Starbucks addict too.

Sounds like you guys had a productive night once you got home.

RoadBunner said...

I love Christmas, too! One family tradition is we play the (annoying to everyone but me and my family) Chipmunks Christmas album while we decorate the tree...and open presents...and eat Christmas breakfast. I visited my sister a few years ago for Thanksgiving and she played it during dinner (to the chagrin of her husband)!

HangryPants said...

I am glad you did POTM, too! Like I said, it was like my very own running group. :D
Caffeine on a vacation is very important! Thanks for the sweet potato recipe.