That has to be one of the lamest titles I’ve ever come up with (I won’t put that to a vote). But at least I have a delicious breakfast to back it up If you’ve ever read Caroline or K’s yummy blogs, you know that they are the parfait queens. Other than the occasional McDonald’s (gasp!) fruit + yogurts, I’ve never really taken on the challenge of perfecting the layers of yogurt, cereal, fruit, yogurt, cereal, fruit, etc. That all changed today – cue the dramatic music!
I suppose I should start with a little background. Lately I’ve been waking up at 5:35 am (yes, those five extra minutes make all the difference in the world) and heading straight to the coffee maker to brew up a steaming cup of Coffee Cocoa.
I spend some time reading blogs and catching up on email (both of which I am still way behind on) and, more importantly, waking-the-heck up. By the time 6:15 rolls around, I am ready to roll and get my workout in. A couple of girls at work convinced me to run in a 10k for Susan G. Komen on September 26, so I’ve been following an easy training plan from Runner’s World that doesn’t require me to run more than three days a week. Bobby agreed to run it with me, and since it’s for a cause that is very near and dear to me, I am really looking forward to it.
When I got back from my workout today, I couldn’t wait to try out my parfait-making skills. I decided to go with the following combination:
- 1 cup plain Stonyfield yogurt + cinnamon
- 3/4 cup Kashi Go Lean
- 3/4 cup blueberries
- 1 tbsp. raw almond butter
I layered it as carefully as I could, and it turned out pretty well, if I do say so myself!
I completely devoured this breakfast! I loved the fact that there were so many layers – it made every bite different. I also have to give big props to Caroline and K for the idea of combining plain yogurt with cinnamon. It’s awesome.
And so starts my day!
October 16, 2010
I promised you some talk of wedding details, so here goes We are still in the very early planning stages, but the date (above) is 99% set and the official location is Scottsdale, AZ. I could not be more excited about getting married in Arizona in October. The air is warm and dry, the sunsets are gorgeous and the mountains are picturesque. I decided last year that fall is officially my favorite season, and combined with the fact that the number 16 is very special for us – our official anniversary is November 16, 2003 – it just makes sense.
What do you think? I love the fact that I can get your opinions, so feel free to chime in! My MOH really seemed to like it, so hopefully we can find it in a store soon and try it out. I also really like the “lapis” color from David’s Bridal.
I’m actually going home for Labor Day Weekend, and am looking forward to trying on dresses, narrowing down the church and reception venue, and chatting with my mom about plans. Bobby is coming, too, so we can make sure we both like everything I’m really excited!
I can’t wait to share more with you in the next year and two months! Since I’m very new at this (oldest in my family with no sisters = no experience), I would love to have input from any and everyone, so I may start asking questions here and there.
First question: Did you/do you want a big or small wedding? Why or why not?