hello! i have had a busy, fun filled weekend and am just now sitting down for some blog time. in order to stream line things, i think it’s time for a top ten things from the weekend.
staying out past midnight on friday night. these days, that never happens! i met some friends at a dive bar for karaoke
the re-discovery of my love for english muffins with cream cheese and homemade raspberry jam! i learned this from one of my ex-boyfriends. the only thing i got out of the relationship was the knowledge of how delicious the combo is and seasons 1 and 2 of OZ on DVD. needless to say, i am glad that relationship didn’t pan out.
i paired it with 3 egg whites and 1 whole egg for yesterday’s breakfast and have been obsessed with the flavor combination since. in fact, i am munching on a toasted double fiber english muffin slathered in philly cream cheese and momma b’s raspberry jam this very SECOND. obsessed.
i went snowboarding at the canyons yesterday with my friend j5. we had no idea that it was going to be a blizzard! no complaints, though. we happily rode all day in lots of fresh powder while it dumped snow all day.
gotta love random blizzards!
impromptu double date dinner parties! my friends jessica and simon just moved into a new place and i wanted to check it out. they were gracious enough to make marshall & i some deeelicious chicken + broccoli + squash pasta for dinner.
this was so good! i have no idea how simon made it, but i think i need to convince him to make me dinner more often.
marshall making fun of people everywhere. he always calls out people who hold up their alcoholic beverages in photos. ever since he pointed it out to me, i have noticed it more and more. and we aren’t talking about people randomly holding their drinks in photos—that is bound to happen. we are talking about the people who aim to make their drink the focal point of the photo. start watching for it.. you will laugh. i promise.
making homemade ice cream for my VERY FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE!
after dinner, we busted out the ice cream maker that marshall gave me for christmas. it was still it the box so it was super simple to transport to jessica’s house. i used the recipe for vanilla oreo ice cream from the ben & jerry’s book that teri sent me.
aside from basically tripling the amount of vanilla it called for, we followed the recipe to a T.
yay, newman Os!
yay, homemade ice cream!
okay, the photos do NOT do this stuff justice. we were all astonished at how flipping amazing the ice cream tasted. and more astonished that we made it ourselves. so impressed. let’s not talk about how we devoured a half gallon of ice cream between four people.. k?
marshall coming home with these two new friends:
lemon and black cherry chobani! AH. i have been on the lookout for the new flavors since the new year. BEYOND EXCITED. FYI—he got them at the target in centerville.
my workout today:
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2.4 miles / 20 minutes.
finished up with 10 minutes of intervals on the stairmill.. because i love that thing.
i went to target to get groceries for the week and snagged three super cute sweaters for work.. all on clearance! the stripey on and the blue one were $4.50 a piece and the gray cowl neck one was $12. cha ching!
the packers making it into the superbowl! can i get a wooflippinghoo???
clearly, we are all excited in our house. it is also clear who is in control of the leather couch.. muddy paw prints galore. i am such a pushover.
there you have it.. my top ten from the weekend.
wondering what the other ten in my title is referring to? well, according to my new challenge, the second topic to discuss is “where you would like to be in ten years.”
hum. that’s a toughie. you know, i have NEVER been one of those life plan type of people. when i graduated high school, if you asked me where i wanted to be in ten years, i would have given you a blank, clueless stare.. because i had zero direction. zero aspirations. zero goals. i just played it by ear. ten years later, i am happily married. i own my own house. i have two dogs who i love more than life. i have a solid career in an industry that i didn’t even know existed until i randomly fell upon the position. and guess what? NONE of it was expected. i think playing it by ear worked out pretty well for me.
so, now that i have to think of where i would like to be in ten more years, i kind of have that same blank, clueless stare going on. i think not having a set plan works in my favor, because whatever happens happens and i don’t have specific expectations. BUT.. for the sake of answering the question, i do have a few things in mind that i can list.
in ten years…
- i will be 37 (yikes!)
- i would like to have two kids.
- i would like to have professional training in both fitness and nutrition and acquire certifications in both fields.
- i want marshall to go to school, graduate and be doing something he loves and is passionate about.
- i want to still live in/around salt lake city.. i don’t think i would be OK moving far away from my mom! ha.
- i want to have traveled to greece, somewhere in asia and figure out how to get into canada.. and go there.
that’s it. i am not setting the bar too high. i will roll with the punches and live life as it comes.. but those are just a few things i see in my future.
that was fun!
i am excited that so many of you want to take on the challenge as well. some of you asked if i would care.. my answer is no way! go for it. the more the merrier, please tackle the challenge yourself.
oh, and apparently the challenge is a 30 day challenge where you tackle a topic a day.. but in case you didn’t notice, i don’t post EVERY day. so, instead, i am tackling a topic every time i post. this works better with my schedule.
okkkkay, i am out of here. off to enjoy the evening with my happy husband—yay, packers!
1. have you ever made homemade ice cream? what is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
2. what is one thing you want to accomplish in the next ten years?
xo. janetha g.