Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentine's Day/Meat and Veggies

Hi Everyone! Hope you had a great weekend! Our weekend was pretty relaxing and a lot of fun. Last night we met my parents for dinner. Here are a few people pics from the event (sorry no food pics!). My parents crack me up:


And Josh and I:
Today I slept in! It was wonderful. Once I was up, I went for a 3 mile run and then worked on my push ups! I then ran a bundle of errands. For dinner tonight, Josh and I had very different meals. For him, I made a steak and brussels:


While I had a giant salad consisting of romaine, broccoli, broccoli slaw, almonds, cheese (part skim moz), brussels, tomatoes, balsamic vinegar and olive oil:


I am also in the process of making some oat bran cookies for Josh's lunches this week.


This week is going to be nuts, so you may be seeing a lot of quick meals. I have sort of be holding off sharing details on the craziness going on over here and I think I am finally ready to chat about it ;). KNOCK ON WOOD- Josh and I are closing on our house in SC on Friday and settling on the sale of our house in MD next week. HOPEFULLY everything will go well and things will go smoothly! Whats your week looking like?? Stressful? Busy? Easy?
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50 comments:

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Aww so cute :o)

Meg said...

Yummy oat bran cookies! Your parents are so cute!

carolinebee said...

Oh my goshh! Congrats (pre emptively :D) Erica!! I'll be thinkin/prayin for ya. What a fun v-day, I love that you double dated with parents..totally my style ha!

Anna said...

cookie dough = heaven. My week is full of hoooomework and papers! thrilling.

VeggieGirl said...

So much fun!!

Hoping all works out with the housing deals!!

My upcoming week = hellish stress.

lilveggiepatch said...

WOW good luck with the house(s)! That is so exciting. Your parents look like so much fun! As usual, you and Josh are adorable. I love "double-dating" with my parents!

Bridget said...

Good luck this week! That is actually VERY similar to my week next week- closing on our new house in Omaha and settling with the buyers of our house in St. Louis. I know how stressful it can be, so good luck to you and Josh!

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

cute family photo! cute cookie!!!

loveofoats.com said...

love the pics - looks like a great time!!!!!!!!!

yay for settlement on both houses - that is awesome!!!! ours is 3/27... i cant wait :)

just me said...

love the fam pics!

my week is gonna rock; i have four days off starting tomorrow! yay!!!

and congrats on the house...knock on wood! ;)

Sharon said...

Oh my gosh, what a fun time! So cute!

The Blonde Duck said...

I hope everything works out with your house! Great pics of the parents!

ksgoodeats said...

Oh my gosh - your parents are too cute!!

Fingers crossed everything goes well for you with the house! Good luck with you busy schedule :) As long as I make it through tomorrow's Chem exam, I should be a-okay this week!

Juliet said...

Congratulations on the soon to be new house! :) very exciting.

Pearl said...

love the pictures! now i know where you get your adorableness from :)

emilydh211 said...

aww your parents are so cute!

my week is all up in the air right now. But my weekend should be fun, I am going to Nashville for a friends going away party!

Hope your Monday goes well and I wish you all the luck on the house closing! <3

Diana said...

Your parents look so great -- I bet it was nice to spend the holiday with them!

Hope all goes well with your house closing and that your stressful week goes by in a flash! :)

Maria said...

Looks like dinner out was fun! Your parents are adorable...and so are you and Josh!!
I bet you can't wait to get your house! Good luck with everything!
We have tomorrow off! yahoo! We are still up at the cabin and loving it!!

shelby said...

Adorable Pictures =)

Oat Bran Cookies?! YUM!

Sarah said...

Love it! Our dinners always look very different too. I do think women start out with an advantage- our hubbies don't have to worry about their diets now, but they will in a few years and it will be tough for them :-(

I hope you had a fun Vday with Josh and your parents!

bHealthier said...

oh my goodness! your parents look like so much fun! congrats for closing on the house- wait- so did you live in MD for awhile? I saw that pic of you and josh and i swear I have seen him before but I have no clue where.

My sister and brother in law live in Damascus, MD- I lived with them for a short while. Anyway, good luck with the business this week!

jenngirl said...

haha y'all are so cute with your contrasting dinners :)

Congrats on the house! I know that's exciting, even if it's a bit overwhelming!

My week is going to be a crazy one, but I get to go to mardi gras in New Orleans on friday so I've got motivation to make it through!

Katie said...

That big salad looks great! Happy V-Day :)

I Run for Fun said...

Glad you had a fun time with your parents. They look so cute together.

Esi said...

Your parents are adorable. Hope you had a good weekend. Definitely looking forward to being off tomorrow since I think the rest of the week will be busy.

HangryPants said...

Your parents are so cute! Good luck with all the house stuff. :D

Aggie said...

Love the pics of your parents and you guys! Glad you had a nice weekend!!

Good luck this week...exciting stuff!

I want some oat bran cookies!!!

lesley said...

Love the pics of your parents! : )

Yummy, yummy food pics, too.

And CONGRATS on closing on your house ... woo hoo, that's so exciting!! : ) Hope everything goes according to plan in the time that you want it to!!

And HAPPY MONDAY!

greendogwine said...

AWWWW - Your parents are too cute! :)

And of course - so are you and Josh! :P

dailygoods said...

aww i love the pics you put up! you and josh are so cute! along with your parents :) and congrats on the house! that is great news!! so you lived in md?? youve got to come back for a blogger dinner, sounds good right?? :)

Erin of Care to Eat said...

That's such a cute series of pics! Your dad has the cutest nose!
YAYAYAY! That's so exciting! Finally, right?
My wknd is actually pretty slammed!

lauren said...

those are great pictures of your parents!

This week should be pretty normal. Last week was my busy week in the month.

Diana said...

Best of luck on your house! Adorable parentals. :)

thecleanveggie said...

yum! oat bran cookies!
salad sounds delicious!
glad you had fun!

Rose said...

Your parents are fun! How cute.

I think this week is moving from not-so-stressful into super busy by Thursday. So behind on hw and work @ work. yikes!

Holly said...

That is AWESOME about your house(s)! What a crazy week but, whew, it'll be such a relief to have that all done.

That salad looks amazing!

My week is stacking up to be pretty busy...but I like it like that. As long as I can sleep in one weekend day! :-) Have a great Monday, girl.

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

Erica,
So excited for you my friend. I will hope and pray that everything goes smoothly as I know you guys have been stressed. It's all going to work out for the best, and soon you'll be in your new house...so exciting!

Cute parents, and you and Josh ain't too shabby yourselves. :)

Best of luck with your crazy week. Don't forget to breathe. Love ya!

Danielle said...

Your parents are adorable, love your salad, it's definitely what I would have picked!

Fitness Surfer said...

The second pict of your parents says a ton about their relationship. I love how one pict can say what years of writing cannot. Thanks for sharing your family us.

I had meatloaf and brussels just the other night. Never thought of tossing the leftovers in a salad. Thanks for the idea.

redheadedjournal said...

Aww! Your parents are so cute!!

luckytastebuds said...

Yayy!! I love couple pictures! :) You and Josh are definitely soooo cute. This weeks is looking a little intimidating, with a giant feast-filled weekend coming up. And on a totally random note, I was wondering, as a fitness instructor, do you have tips on what's best to eat after a workout if your workout ends at like 10pm?

Sammie said...

Your Mom & Dad are cute. I totally thought of you today when I was going go buy chicken. I was going to get the smaller pack that was already nice and tidy and waaay more $. I thought about what you said about cleaning the big guys once and having it all set when you want it. I bought the big pack and cleaned it all so now I'll just thaw it and I'm good to go. Thanks girlfriend.

foodsthatfit said...

What a cute couple you two are! Glad you had a good time with your parents! Have a great night!
Abbie

foodsthatfit said...

BTW where in Maryland are you??? Good luck with all the housing plans!

alessa said...

you and your parents are so cute, i love it! hope you have a great week and congrats on the house!!

Fitnessista said...

your parents are absolutely adorable!! and your madre is so pretty :D
looks like such a fun night and the cookies look amazing!
have a wonderful evening <3

Jeena said...

Looks like you had fun. I love the look of cookie mixture sitting on a tray. :-)

Victoria said...

Good luck with the closing! That's very exciting!

healthy ashley said...

Your parents are adorable!! Good luck with the closing!

Vegan On Stage said...

hahah this looks exactly like the sorts of foods that my boyfriend and i would have


him= large red meat
me= green salad

hahaha hey thats love