Red Lobster

Day Date

Jimmy and I both took Friday off of work and spent the day together. It was a special little day date and I loved every second of it!

We woke up sometime after 6 am and had a nice, slow morning. We drank coffee, ate breakfast, I read my Bible and journaled, and Jimmy played video games. I also prepped some things for a special dinner I had planned for us.

Well, I tried to write in my journal...

Well, I tried to write in my journal…

video-games-with-malcolm

Around noon, we headed out for lunch. We had a gift card to Red Lobster, so we enjoyed some delicious rainbow trout and steak.

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After polishing off lunch, we decided to try and finish up some Christmas shopping.

We wandered around a few stores, including HomeGoods, where Jimmy found this… platter? Decoration? Whatever it was, he was fascinated by it and wanted me to take a picture of him holding it.

jimmy

We browsed around a toy store that had trains (Jimmy’s favorite!) and went to a pet store with plenty of puppies (my favorite!). Jimmy even indulged me and let me hold a Bernese Mountain Dog. Berners are one of my most favorite dog breeds ­čÖé

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Those paws!

After we had our fill of trains and puppies, we were cold (the average temperature for the day was 12┬░F) and hungry, so we headed home and had a pizza party!

I had started the dough early in the morning and we each made our own personal pizza–mine topped with tomatoes and onions and Jimmy’s with pepperoni–and then I started a pet sitting job that lasted until Sunday.

pet-sitting

We ended the evening watching Gold Rush and snuggling. It was a wonderful day together, and reminded me of how important (and enjoyable) it is to date my husband!

Recent Eats

Hey there!

Here are some recent (delicious) eats:Hot sauce. My brother just got me into this. Not sure why I didn’t jump onto the Sriracha bandwagon sooner.

Pumpkin muffins. I’m developing the perfect recipe to share with you all this fall. Speaking of which, I went to Bob Evans last night and had pumpkin bread. It was so good and came for free with my meal.

Garden quiche. Or you can call it clean out the fridge quiche ;).

Tacos. Taco night is always a good night in the Smith house.

Orange-ginger pork chops. I just love pork chops lately.

Red Lobster cheddar bay biscuits. Enough said.

Cucumbers from my garden. So crisp and delicious.

Vanilla chai latte & lemonade. Both consumed while I was shopping… I guess shopping makes me thirsty?

Banana peanut butter. Yes yes yes.

Random water from a race swag bag. It was pretty good. I stole Hannah’s water too and her flavor (cherry) was better.

Cute lil lunch. Turkey sandwich, cheese stick, fruit & almonds.

Quiche.┬áMade with eggs from my aunt & uncle’s chickens. This one had more of a Mediterranean┬átheme with spinach, red onion, tomatoes, basil, and feta cheese.

Coffee in my favorite mug, coconut peanut butter, and curried tofu. I like the coconut peanut butter, but I’ll admit, I add honey to it because it’s not sweet enough for me.

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That’s what I’ve got as far as recent eats. Today is (sadly) my last day of summer, so I shall be soaking up every last minute of freedom, sunshine, and relaxation. Upcoming posts: a summer recap, endoscopy results, my Spinning playlist/workout, and I’ll post my school schedule.┬áPeace & love from me (& Jimmy) to you ­čÖé

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Bible verse of the day: Lord, I love the house where you live, the place where your glory dwells. Psalm 26:8