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Mother’s Day Weekend!

May 14, 2012

Hey everyone! Happy Monday! Although I’m not about to start of on my usual Loooooong Mondays, I still love to think of Monday as the start of a new week, so we should all go into it with a great attitude:

If you missed my weekend posts, here’s a recap:

I tried out SOL Sunflower Beverage

I spent way too much time on Pinterest

I crafted from Pinterest, found a health food store, and met my friend for froyo!

I hope you all had a great mother’s day, especially any moms reading out there! I think my mom did! We started out the day by my dad making omelets for everyone! My mom loves them and they’re something we rarely have.

After breakfast most everyone did yard work while I went on a long walk. Oops, totally missed the yard work…

Then my mom took me to go get new running shoes! I’d been in dire need of some over the past couple weeks so I’m excited that I finally got some new ones! I’d been running in a pair of Saucony XT 900s, and they treated me very well! However, I am always up for a new shoe, so I went in very open minded. I ended up trying on several shoes, including the new model of my Saucony’s. I ended up not liking that shoe, but I really liked the Asics GT2160s, which I ended up getting. I have a narrow foot and these fit really well:

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I’m supposed to try them out on a treadmill first so I can return them if I need to, so I’m excited to see how they feel running!

For dinner we had my grandparents over. We had some cocktails out on our back patio, and then served dinner buffet-style and ate out there as well. For dinner we had brisket, Cheezy Vegan Mushroom Quinoa, fruit salad and then cookies (which I couldn’t eat…) for dessert. Don’t worry, I had some ice cream.

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The quinoa dish is a recipe that I found on Anne’s blog: Fannetastic Food. I thought it looked perfect and was similar to a dish my mom makes, which she calls Greens Rice. Everyone seemed to enjoy it! Here’s my plate, and I definitely went back for seconds.

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It was a really nice evening with my family and I’m so glad the weather was just perfect for sitting outside! No bugs and not too cold! I always get cold… Haha.

So a happy mothers day to my mom and grandmother, as well as all other moms out there!! Hope you all had a great day!



Did you do anything fun for mother’s day?


Ever made a new dish for your family that seemed a little “weird” to them?

23 Comments leave one →
  1. May 14, 2012 8:39 am

    I flew home to see my family for the weekend! It was so fantastic 🙂

    I hope you enjoy your new running shoes!

  2. May 14, 2012 8:45 am

    sounds like a great day! we didn’t do much other than church and lay around since we don’t have any moms in town. we called them all though, so that was nice. i love your new running shoes!

  3. May 14, 2012 8:56 am

    Sounds like a great weekend! I went to CT to see my baby cousin and celebrate her 2nd birthday and celebrated with my boyfriend’s family on Sunday with lobster!!

  4. May 14, 2012 9:08 am

    Glad you had a good Mothers Day with your family! Yes, I frequently make food at home and/or request that my mom make food or pick up things from the store that my family thinks is a little odd!

  5. Alyssa (pb and oatmeal) permalink
    May 14, 2012 10:18 am

    I didn’t get to spend Mother’s Day with my mom, but my sister and I bought her a Vera Bradley bag and I know she loved it so that made me happy!

  6. May 14, 2012 11:23 am

    I have those same running shoes and love them! For some reason mine have purple shoelaces though, random!

  7. May 14, 2012 11:52 am

    I also have very narrow feet and recently purchased the Brooks Adrenaline gts12 narrow. Loving them so far but I have been meaning to try out Asics so I will definitely keep the ones you purchased in mind. Glad to see you had a great weekend!

  8. May 14, 2012 12:52 pm

    My parents and I went to a seafood restaurant right on the Boston waterfront and had lobster rolls. They were to die for! 🙂

  9. May 14, 2012 3:53 pm

    So glad to hear my recipe was a hit! 🙂

  10. May 14, 2012 6:08 pm

    The meal looks fabulous and I LOVE the plates you all used!! Where are they from?

    My honey and I went out to eat with both sets of parents. It was a good meal and fun times with them!

    • May 14, 2012 8:57 pm

      I actually have no idea where they are from, my mom has about a million sets of plates she’s collected throughout her life, usually as gifts or antiques my grandmother loves to find.

  11. May 14, 2012 7:58 pm

    That looks delicious! We had our brunch outside too, the weather was perfect! We were even able to swim after!
    Hope you had a great weekend!!! 🙂

  12. everydayvegangirl permalink
    May 16, 2012 3:15 am

    Hi Katie!  I love your site so much and just nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award.  I posted this on my post:  You can check out the Versatile Blogger Aware site and rules here:  

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