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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Bootcamp,the Desk, and a Dive In Movie!

Yesterday morning was pretty intense. These days I get so pumped for Friday mornings, knowing that there are going to be a group of ladies waiting for me, is the best morning inspiration!

I had my boot camp ladies running,jumping, and sweating like crazy!!! It was a lot of fun, and these girls are seriously impressing the heck out me :) I was even sore all day at work yesterday, and I didn’t even do everything because I was helping people.

At work we have a staff lunch provided for us on Fridays(another great perk).

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My plate has a little bit of everything! Some salad,veggie soup,cottage cheese,two meatballs, and pasta. I also had an apple for balance ;) After eating I went on a short walk to see more of our beautiful work place.

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What a view!

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Here is my wonderful desk! I am going to be working on it next week and making it more of me :) I love personalizing places, and making them feel homey. 

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Hubby and I are so blessed to be able to work with the 1-6th graders at our church on Sundays. Last night we helped out at a Dive-In Movie party at our pastors house. I love that I still get to work with kids even though I am not going to be a teacher.

For dinner we had pizza and Kirsten(our pastors wife) was so wonderful and even provided Healthy OPTIONS

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I love this idea of putting strawberries and lemons in with the lemonade, it screams summer! 

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My plate, I tried to fill up on as many fruits and veggies and also enjoyed a slice of cheese pizza(had one more later in the evening). 

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Hubby and I checked out Kirsten’s garden, we are thinking about expanding ours!

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Kirsten was so sweet and kept trying to send a ton of zucchini home with us, we snagged three, but look how big they are!!! I don’t even know any zucchini recipes, any that you all have to share?! 

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Here is when the fun and craziness started! We had a whip cream pie searching contest. The goal was to get out 13 pieces of candy from a pile of whip cream, only using your face no hands allowed. Well it was just the game until at the end all the kids decided to start having a whip cream fight with BOBBI!!!!!

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WOW, they got me good!!!! 

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It was so fun, in my entire childhood, and adult life I have never been in a food/whip cream fight in my life! I will have to write this one down in the books, it was fun resorting back to just letting go and being free! 

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After I changed and cleaned up we brought out the candy and popcorn for the kids to enjoy while watching the movie. I had a bight or two of a Snicker bar, I was not in the mood for too many sweets I could still taste the whip cream up my nose! 

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This was so cool we all relaxed in the pool and watched “Surf’s Up”, why have I never seen this movie?! It was soooo cute and super funny!

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I couldn’t wait to get home last night and take a shower, I felt so sticky and gross.

This morning I am up a little later then usual(7:30am) and I am going to ANOTHER boot camp that is hosted at the park right down the street. I think I might ride my bike. I am loving all the outdoor activities I have been doing lately :) To top it off Hubby and I are going to work on the yard when I get back, he has been looking forward to it all week! I am not sure I remember the last time I was home on a Saturday?!

Have a beautiful Saturday morning!!!

12 comments:

Julie said...

That is great that you are still able to work with kids! Love the nature pictures :-)

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Becca said...

Stuffed zucchini! That's what I do when I get huge zucchini's like that from my dad's garden. Sauteed veggies, some parm and mozzarella cheese, and tomato sauce. YUM YUM YUM.

Angie Eats Peace said...

Those are some gorgeous zuchinnis! I made tacos out of zuchinni and squash last week:
http://angieeatspeace.blogspot.com/2009/06/angies-eats-wednesday.html

Mica said...

LOVE the whipped cream fight! It looks like so much fun!

Your job has great scenery. It's awesome!

jenngirl said...

I'd love to see how you make your desk more "homey" :)

Looks like a really fun evening! I love the idea of swimming AND watching a movie all at once!

I've seen lots of zucchini recipes floating around blogs, hope you find a good one! :)

Niki said...

Wow!Those zucchinis are huge! Glad you had a good Friday!

Island Girl Eats said...

What about baked zucchini?

It looked like you and the kids had a lot of fun with the whipped cream. What a fun evening.

RunToFinish said...

haha the whip cream fight is classic! looks like another great day...seriously i can't wait til we can move somewhere with a view like that

cooknkate said...

Those are HUGE zucchini! But so versatile.

You can shred them and squeeze out the excess moisture and it freezes well. Shred on a box grater (like for cheese) and place in a colander. Add about 2 tsp. of coarse salt and toss to combine. Allow to sit for about 15 minutes, then rinse it well and pick up handfuls of it, squeezing it in your hands to press out moisture. It can be frozen in 1 cup increments.

Use it in your fabulous pancakes or try it in the Green Monster. It can be made into Zucchini bread (I use this recipe- http://www.elise.com/recipes/archives/001330zucchini_bread.php) or muffins. Cut up chunks of it to use on your pizzas too. It's fabulous brushed with some olive oil and grilled tender. I like to use grilled slices on burgers, or combined with other veggies for a grilled veggie sandwich. It works well with grilled eggplant.

Melissa said...

Probably not what your looking for but here's my zucchini cookie recipe...

http://ahappyandhealthylife.blogspot.com/2009/06/soft-zucchini-spice-cookies.html

Megan said...

So I am glad you finally checked out Washington Produce. I love them!

And too bad I saw this now, I have a ton of zucchini recipes. Matt's favorite is breaded and fried. But you can shred it to make Zucchini pattie thingies, with eggs and bread crumbs, you could almost use it to replace a burger patty. Or you can scoop out the middle, saute it with onions and other stuff, stuff it back into the zucchini (cut in half first) and then broil it with cheese on top. For matt's half, you can add ground beef to the sauteed process.

fusionjazz said...

Funny you should mention zucchini recipes. This was emailed to me today. See link with pics.

Zucchini Risotto
"This creamy main dish gets a splash of color with the addition of zucchini, sun-dried tomatoes, and basil. With much less butter than in a typical risotto recipe and no wine, there's no running around for ingredients you don't have on hand! The result is a lovely, light flavor in a very filling meal."

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Zucchini-Risotto/Detail.aspx?ms=1&prop25=19752923&prop26=DailyDish&prop27=2009-06-29&prop28=DailyRecipe&prop29=FullRecipe&me=1

By the way allrecipes.com is great for any recipes. They're easy and pics are posted of the cooked food items.