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Hectic Holiday Travel Weekend!

December 19, 2011

Good morning from beautiful Kansas City! So far my winter break has been semi-hectic! Lots of things to do before I headed home and then lots of family time when I got here. However any activities other than studying are fine by me!


Before I left, I headed over to my brother and sister-in-law’s apartment, where we ordered carry out and decorated a gingerbread house! Okay, Lauren and I decorated the gingerbread house, Molly tried to eat it, and Harrison watched football.

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Take a gander at the final product. Snazzy, huh?

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Hahaha, we did our best.


The next morning it was off to the airport! I had a quick breakfast of a piece of Udi’s toast with PB, egg whites with Chia seeds, and then an apple that I had to eat at the airport!

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My flight was a little delayed, but my dad was there waiting to pick me up! We grabbed my bag and headed home, where my Mom was watching football: Kansas City Chiefs v. Green Bay Packers.

Ever heard of the Packers and their quarterback, Aaron Rodgers? Apparently they are the best team in the history of football, and he’s an amazing quarterback.



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I rarely watch a whole football game, but I could not tear myself away from this one! The Chiefs don’t really have the best record… so we definitely didn’t expect to win, but we kept our lead for the whole game and beat them, killing their undefeated streak!

It was a wonderful moment.


You know what else is wonderful? This Banana Bread Protein Muffin that I made! And yes, I was browsing through SELF magazine featuring Jillian Michaels while eating it. LOVE her.

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Banana Bread Protein Muffin


1 T Sunwarrior Vanilla Protein Powder

1 T Gluten Free Baking Powder

1 packet Truvia

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 banana

approx 1 and 1/2 T almond milk

cinnamon or  nutmeg to taste


Mash up the banana and microwave it for about 15 seconds. In a separate container, mix together all dry ingredients. Then mix in the banana and almond milk. You may need more almond milk. The consistency should be a very, very thick liquid. Microwave for 35-40 seconds. If it’s not done enough, stick it back in for another 10 seconds, depends on your microwave.

Other great mix-ins could be chocolate chips or walnuts!


When was the last time you decorated a gingerbread house? I hadn’t done it since I was probably 8 years old!

Are you a big football fan? Who’s your team?

13 Comments leave one →
  1. Hadley permalink
    December 19, 2011 11:32 am

    The Chiefs will always be my team!

  2. December 19, 2011 11:49 am

    I’m sure you are happy you don’t have to study, for a little while at least!
    The ginger bread house looks great! Good job on the roof! Happy holidays 🙂

  3. December 19, 2011 12:13 pm

    I love football..I’m am a Patriots fan! The gingerbread house you decorated looks awesome! I definitely don’t have as good of decorating skills!

  4. December 19, 2011 12:27 pm

    Love your gingerbread house its beautiful! I’m a bit of a football fan (well you guys would call it soccer!) I support my local team Newcastle United!

    • December 19, 2011 3:58 pm

      thanks! And I always thought it made so much more sense to call soccer football. I mean, you are kicking the ball with your feet. You can’t touch the ball with your feet in american football! Haha ridiculous.

  5. December 19, 2011 4:45 pm

    i’m sure it feels so great to be home!

    my dad was definitely NOT a happy camper yesterday as he is a HUGE green bay fan. he’s from wisconsin so he’s a hardcore cheesehead. 😉

    • December 19, 2011 8:20 pm

      haha just remind him of the last 18 games that they won, and they’ll probably win against next week (since they won’t be playing the chiefs… haha). d

  6. December 19, 2011 9:16 pm

    Pretty sure I NEVER watch football, unless it is the team my husband and I love. He watches college ball and likes it.

    Your muffin thing sounds good! Have FUN with the fam.

  7. December 20, 2011 12:54 am

    I need to decorate a gingerbread house tomorrow! It is going on the to do list. 🙂

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