Summer Recap and Cool Weather

I must apologize to my fans for the HUGE siesta I took away from blogging. Our summer was jam packed with lots of funtivities which led to more time to have fun and less time to tell you all about it. But the Summer has wrapped up, the weather is crisp and Fall feels right around the corner (having mixed emotions!).

The Summer started with a Chowder Festival in Rhode Island and we couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day. June quickly came to an end and we entered July which meant Family Vacation time! This year we all hopped on an airplane in our respective cities and flew cross-country to visit our West Coast Family – a MUCH needed trip and we had a blast. Since Kevin and I could not get a direct flight, we ended up spending a long layover in Las Vegas to see the sights and help with the time difference. Then on we went to Northern California. With trips to San Francisco, Napa Valley and the Zoo it proved to be a vacation to never forget!!

097 079 087 102The trip ended with an Oakland A’s win over the Houston Astros on the hottest day EVER! We didn’t want to come home!

California took us to the end of July and at the blink of an eye we were already halfway through August. Where does the time go? As last year, Kevin and I were able to spend Labor Day weekend in in Ocean City, NJ with my parents and their friends. It was SUCH an amazingly relaxing weekend and one we all really needed. With the beach two blocks from the house and the Boardwalk the same, we sure did get our exercise after dinner.

113With all of the running around all summer it was extremely difficult for us to stay on target with workout and and eating properly. I know I ate my fair amount of horrible, horrible food and carbs out of my eyeballs. The beginning of September was our goal to get back on track and not let the cool weather be an excuse to pack on the pounds. I’ll be posting my meal plan for a typical day the next time I update, but here’s a sneak peak of one of my first days back to the gym. Oh Happy Day!

IMG_3187To tide you over, here are some yummy meals we’ve been enjoying as we enter cooler, open window and fresh air kind of weather!

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This morning I woke up early and started on a batch of Pumpkin Spice Donuts (baked, not fried). They came out quite tasty….not exactly the flavor of your favorite donut shop, but they get the job done nonetheless! Last weekend I surprised Kevin with homemade waffles with the maker that has been kicking around my truck for months. Talk. About. Delicious! Then to wrap up the weekend, open face Egg Salad Sandwiches on Ezekiel Toast with a Steaz Tea.

I hope you all enjoy our update of the summer- VERY quick recap. I hope to keep this up-to-date better than I have been. My deepest apologies. Big things coming on the blog this season with holiday decor and delicious, healthy meals! Stay tuned!

One thought on “Summer Recap and Cool Weather

  1. Mom

    Your blog always puts a big smile on my face! I LOVE reading it, and reminiscing of the great times we had together this summer! We love you guys!! xoxo


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