Hikin’ Kinda Weather

The weather outside today was hikin’ kinda weather.

Hiking Trio

Ryan, Sadie and I went on a wonderful two hour hike at Weikwa Springs Park, about 25 minutes from downtown Orlando.

We’ve never seen so many people (or dogs!) on the trails before. Everyone seems excited about the 70 degree weather.

After our hike, we swung by 7-Eleven and Ryan bought a slurpee and shared a few swigs with me. Yum!

We then dropped Sadie off before heading to the grocery store to pick up food for the week. We both were feelin’ pizza and picked up a frozen one for dinner tonight. 

When we got home, we popped a California Pizza Kitchen Sicilian pizza into the oven right away.

Sicilian Pizza

It baked up in no time at all.

Pizza, Pizza

On the side we enjoyed steamed broccoli, but I forgot to snap a picture. Bad blogger!

My Plate


CPK knows how to make a mean frozen pizza!

Tonight we’re straightening up our apartment since our landlord has two showings scheduled for tomorrow. I’m so not in the mood to clean… Fortunately it shouldn’t take too long and I hope to be cuddlin’ on the couch in no time. 🙂

Saturday Morning Hike

I woke up at 5:30 a.m. this morning… for no reason. This is getting ridiculous! I wasted time waiting for Ryan to wake up by updating my iPod and flipping through wedding magazines.

Armed with a jammin’ new playlist, I leashed up the pup and went for a quick 30 minute run before breakfast. It was gorgeous outside! 

When I got home I made some more cranberry relish and topped a of bowl of butter pecan Flax Z Snax hot cereal with the colorful relish. I also stirred in half of a scoop of All the Whey cup cake batter protein powder and a big dollup of pumpkin.

Colorful Cranberry Relish

Saturday Mornin' Breakfast

Hikin’ Time

When Ryan suggested going for a hike with Sadie at Weikwa Springs Park after breakfast I was more than game. The cool breeze and sunny weather made it a perfect day for hiking.  

The Hikin' Crew

We followed the Orange Trail, which was a nice 5.3-mile loop through the park.

We’ve done this hike many times before, but today’s weather made it extra enjoyable. Plus, we had a super-cute line leader.

Our Line Leader

In the past we’ve seen deer and wild turkeys on this hike, but today our wildlife run ins were limited to freaky-deaky creatures.


We saw three black snakes. I was quite on edge after the first encounter!


After our hike, we both were haaangry! Ryan stopped on our way home to pick up a Cuban sandwich.

Cuban Sandwich

"C'mon Dad, Just Oooone Bite!"

I love Sadie in the above picture. She doesn’t look interested in that sandwich… not at all… 😉

For my lunch, I opted for a flatbread pizza made on a Joseph’s lavash bread with marinara, broccoli, spinach and goat cheese.

Veggie Flatbread Pizza

Yummy Lunch

I was still hungry after lunch, so I popped a bag of Orville Redenbacher’s 100-calorie butter popcorn to fuel this post. Now I feel nice and full.


I’m so happy to have a weekend at home! I feel like I haven’t had a weekend in Orlando in a while.

Next on the agenda for today is cleaning the apartment and decorating for Christmas. Ryan’s already popped in the Batman Begins DVD to entertain himself while I dive into the holiday goodies! We may have a dilemma on our hands when I try to blast Christmas music…

The holiday fun will continue today since this month it’s my turn to plan our “special date” for the month. I’m taking Ryan to the Festival of Trees event at the Orlando Museum of Art. The entire museum is decked out in Christmas decor with hundreds of trees on display. They’re all decorated from head to toe and look amazing.

After visiting the Museum we have reservations at Season’s 52, one of our favorite restaurants. All the food they serve has less than 475 calories and they utilize the freshest ingredients to create amazing dishes. I’m excited! I LOVE date night!