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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Birthdays.Wine tasting, and Rockstars!

Yesterday was full to the brim of carbs,family,wine, and friends! We first hit up my cousin Raquel’s 18th birthday party! Where the boys watched football, and the girls ate!

The Birthday Girl and I

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My Aunts Backyard, a beautiful view!

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I was jealous!

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The EATS, homemade Lasagna( I went with the meatless). I also had some salad with 2 pieces of garlic bread, MAMA MIA, it was delicious! I don’t remember the last time I ate Lasagna, maybe two years ago.

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Then Hubby and I got in the car and drove out Temecula about 50 miles away to meet up with the Bowie’s and Mead’s for some wine tasting and dinner. When we arrived they were at their last winery so we just sat with them and chilled, only had one glass of Almond Champaign courtesy of Melissa, hubby and I split it. It was so sweet and tasty.

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Then we hit up a local Brewery for some MORE CARBS..lol…They ordered this amazing bread stick appetizer. It’s basically the best part of the pizza, the crust! I ordered a glass of the house red, and had a small piece of the bread stick heaven.

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For dinner I tried to make a healthy choice but it was hard at a place like this. I ordered a whole wheat angel pasta with mushrooms and chicken. The waitress said there was little cream sauce, LIAR! It was soaked in a heavy cream sauce, good, but my stomach couldn’t handle it. Note to self always order the sauce on the side!  This was such a heavy food day for me, I am just glad I had no dessert choices.

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The boys played video games after. They looks so serious!

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Hubby and I, Revay, and Melissa.

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The Gang

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Of course we had to go back in to town and play some Guitar Hero, we all want to be ROCK STARS! This was my first time doing the drums, they were HARD! I felt like I got a work out hitting those pads. Has anyone else played the drums before and felt like you got a workout?!

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Chris was really getting in to it! Melissa was our #1 fan!

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Chris and Brandon are tottal PROS!

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We got home rather early, 10:30 which I need to get used to, because starting this Monday I have to go to bed no later then 10pm to get up at 5:30 for runs, I am getting excited and tired thinking about it. I also am going to give up alcohol for my 16 weeks of training, I want to make sure I am fully hydrated and feel great for runs in the mornings. This will be hard! But on April 20th, my Birthday and Boston I will be CELEBRATING!


I didn’t drink too much last night, but I need a carb detox. I haven’t felt that blah after meals in a long time. So this morning I made a warm and comforting bowl of Pumpkin and Banana Oats.

The Combo:

1/2 c oats
1/2 c H2O
1/2 Almond Milk
a dash of brown sugar
2 tbs of chopped pecans
1/8 Peanut Butter Optimum Bar from Natures Path
spoonful of cranberry apple butter 

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1 fresh picked orange

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With a cup of French Pressed Coffee, and I went back and got some AB after I finished the cranapple butter, I just couldn’t resist!

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Friday when I got home I received this beautifully box on my front porch! I love the box. Nature Path sent me a wonderful package full of a variety of their products, THANKS NATURE’S PATH!!!

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I can’t wait to try them all! I already had some of the Peanut butter Optimum bar in my oats this morning and it was great! I will do a full review of their products in weeks to come, and maybe I can even get a contest going! If you haven’t already make sure you leave a comment for this weeks contest.

Alright friends, I am going to catch up on your blogs, have a restful Sunday!

Plans for today:

-Grocery Shopping
-Marathon Plan for the week
-Bootcamp with Hubby
-Healthy Dinner
-Read and Relax


Anonymous said...

Looks like ya'll had a great time!!! I am so jealous of that box! So many yummy, healthy treats!

Mica said...

Ooh I loved this post. So much fun, and you're so pretty, Bobbi!

Also: The boyfriend is super-impressed by your PR's. He's actually in awe. ("Whoa! She's really fast!")

Mrs. LC said...

sweet package! :) Can't wait to read your reviews of those goodies!

Danielle said...

Looks like you had a really fun day! Have fun trying all the things in that box of goodies!

Becky said...

The Maple Nut Instant Oatmeal from Nature's Path is TO DIE FOR!! I make it a couple times a week in my lovely dorm room microwave, and it tastes delish with lots of different toppings/mix-ins....but my favorite is 1 banana, (half mashed, half sliced) and a spoonful of PB melted on top. Yummmm!

Lacey Nicole said...

I AM OBSESSED WITH NATURE'S PATH!! mmmm and almond champagne?! never heard of it and i think i need to find it...!! :)

Denise said...

Sounds like the night we had...booze and carbs. I'm paying for it today.

How do you get the stuff to sample and review??

Anonymous said...

It looks like you had such a great day! Really jam-packed, but those are always the best, aren't they?

That box is amazing!! Natures Path is so good..I can't wait to hear what you think of everything :)

matt said...

mmm i love those carbs!

good luck with your boston training! my goal is to qualify for boston!

girlrunningaround said...

Looks like a wonderful night!

joyRuN said...

Your aunt has a breathtaking view!

RunToFinish said...

Oh love the Nature's Path, it's great to have products that are natural and healthy.

we had a fantastic rockstar night this weekend too! We need to get the microphone though so I can belt out some tunes

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fun weekend! I'm eager to hear how you're training goes, sounds like u have a great plan! Your cousin is so cute too :D

teacherwoman said...

Looks like a great weekend! Great pics as well!

Meghann said...

Love the box of goodies!! Looks like you had a great Saturday, I know what you mean though I alwasy have a hard time finding something heatlthy at resteraunts like that.

Oh and that shirt I got at the expo was from Sistas Shirts their website is www.sistasshirts.com

ttfn300 said...

wow, so much fun!! lovely eats, too. and nature's path?? how awesome :)

Nicci said...

Bride Wars was a very cute movie! hope your having a great Sunday!

Lance said...

The food here looks awesome, Bobbi, especially the lasagna (I love lasagna!)!

Anonymous said...

What a fun time with friends! Yay for Nature's Path goodies!

Bridget said...

What a jam-packed Saturday! Glad you had a fun day!

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous weekend! Your aunt's view is breathtaking, the carby foods look awesome and the Nature's Path box is out of this world! I'm excited to hear what you think - they are so generous!

just me said...

loving all the carbs! totally great!

and that is one freak'n awesome package! i'm jealous! can't wait to hear what you think!

Jenna said...

I love all the fun pictures :) Awesome eats!! and Nature's Path Brand is soo good! I'm sure youwill love all of your treats!

Jen (Running with Food) said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous weekend! Way to score on the Nature's Path goodies!!

Have a good day, girly!

Brian said...

First of all, wine tasting= classy!

Second, that is one hell of a package to find on your door step! Cant wait for the review!

aron said...

hi :) i am new to your blog and love it! sounds like an AWESOME weekend!!! we have drums for guitar hero and i am horrible at them... i leave them for my hubs :)