‘Cakes, Exchanges & Grilled Cheese

Post-workout I was a little hungry again!

For Christmas I gave Ryan this Canterbury Naturals apple cinnamon pancake mix (the boy loves his ‘cakes) and we decided today was a good day to give ’em a go.  

Cinnamon Apple Pancake Mix

Fluffy Pancakes

Pancakes are so tasty. The only thing better for breakfast might just be a Belgian waffle (with chocolate chips, banana slices and whipped cream, of course 😉 ). We both gave these two thumbs up!

I ate one decent-sized pancake before we headed off to the mall to do some more Christmas exchanges.

After popping in one store, I remembered the Starbucks gift card I received for Christmas chillin’ in my wallet! Instant smile. 😀

Ryan ordered a chai tea latte while I opted for a light mocha frappuccino.

Ryan’s drink came first and when I told him to smile with his yummy drink, the following picture was the result:

Super Suave (or Creepy? 😉 )

Foxy fiance, huh? 😀

When my yummy drink came I was in frappuccino heaven. I think the mocha flavor is my fav.

Lovin' My Mocha Light Frappuccino

After hittin’ up another shop or two, we headed to the grocery store to pick up some food for the weekend before making a lunch fit for a wet and chilly day.

A hot grilled cheese sandwich and a cup of Maryland crab soup was the perfect meal.

Afternoon Lunch

Grilled Cheese

Maryland Crab Soup


Now I’m off to my friend Laurel’s apartment to watch some movies and be lazy. Ryan and I have plans to make a first attempt at gnocci tonight. I hope it’s tasty!  

Enjoy the rest of your first day of 2010!

2010 is Here!

In honor of 2010, here are 10 things I’m excited about in the upcoming year (in chronological order):

  • My friend Ashley’s wedding
  • Going to see Wicked
  • Blog redesign
  • Possibly running another half marathon (haven’t fully committed yet 😉 )
  • Moving out of our apartment into a bigger place (most likely) 
  • Completing Invisalign
  • Food and cake tastings for our wedding
  • My bachelorette party in Chicago
  • Our wedding
  • Our honeymoon

Yay for 2010!

Ryan and I brought in the New Year extreme-relaxation style.

Before dinner we headed to the movies to see Sherlock Holmes.

Sherlock Holmes

Ryan and I both really liked the movie (I think I actually liked it a little more than him) and were glad we went to see it. Jude Law pulls off a moustache surprisingly well. 😉

After the movie we walked around a bit trying to decide where we wanted to eat, but nothing was calling to us. We decided to come back home to enjoy leftover Tuscan bean soup (for Ryan) and lavash pizza (for me).

Lavash Pizza

I made my pizza using Joseph’s lavash bread which I crisped in the oven a bit before topping it with tomato basil sauce, spinach, portobello mushrooms, sliced plum tomatoes and cheese.

Pizza, Pizza

...And Again

I gobbled up the whole thing. Yum.

After dinner we hung out for a bit before deciding ice cream was needed. We took Sadie along for a quick trip to get Ryan a cookies ‘n’ cream milkshake and me a soft serve cone. We ended up sharing both and they were delicious. (I apologize for the lack of picture. I know ice cream is worth its own pic, believe me.)

We rung in 2010 in our apartment, celebrating with our own little family. After reading your comments on my Lame-O! post from yesterday, I realize my blog readers are pretty fantastic. I’m glad so many of us love quality nights at home! 😀  It feels pretty darn good not to wake up hungover today, huh?


Today I woke up and made a quick breakfast of Flax-Z-Snax butter pecan hot cereal with half of a scoop of All the Whey cinnamon protein powder and two big scoops of pumpkin.


I’m digesting a bit before heading off to the gym for some light cardio before taking a BodyPump class at 9:30 a.m.

Ryan and I have plans to head out to finish up some Christmas exchanges/returns afterward. I’m looking forward to checkin’ some things off my “to do” list today.

Happy New Year!!!