Breakfast/ Lunch

A Whole Lot of Yum

Happy Humpday!

Would this cheer you up?


That would be a cinnamon sugar mini pretzel that we made at work today. Looks awesome, doesn’t it??! I had a tiny bite to sample…I was pleased! 🙂

This morning I had yogurt + about 2 tbsp muesli to start the day:


Chocolate peanut butter oatmeal around 8:00—


And, then, for lunch I had the BEST thing ever: a morningstar farms veggie burger with spicy pepperjack cheese and ketchup on some sourdough baguette that I brought home from work today. It was AMAZING.


It was a huge chunk of baguette actually and now I feel quite stuffed! I also had another special plum, which I learned is just simply called a “yellow plum” (weird, huh?!)


This afternoon I am going for a walk with Mikan and my mom and then doing some YOGA. I can’t wait. I’m going to do a Dave Farmar podcast….I’m not sure of which one yet though. I desperately need to stretch!

So, some of you (well a lot of you actually) have asked about how I met my boyfriend, Ryan. I have actually given the story out in the comment section before but I think some of you might have missed it. So, here it is again for your viewing pleasure!

The summer I turned 21 was when my family moved over to Tampa from Vero Beach, FL. I had just finished up my junior year of college and was interning at a ad agency downtown. My mom and brother were still living in Vero Beach, trying to sell the house, while my dad and I lived in a condo here in Tampa. Sometimes in the morning, I would see a younger looking guy in the elevator that would always get in the car that had the spot next to my car, but I had never worked up the nerve to say hi. Weeks pass. I don’t see him. And then one day we see eachother AGAIN in the elevator and he finally says good morning. He asked what I do and I told him (in a grown up voice!) that I “worked as a writer at an ad agency downtown”. Little did he know I was just a 21 year old intern!!!!! A couple more weeks go by and I don’t see him again but always wondered about him and wondered who the other car parked in his spot was (aka I was wondering if he was married). I thought about him a lot and always hoped to see him but our paths didn’t seem to cross again. Then, towards the end of June, I get a call from my dad telling me that he just ran into “elevator Ryan and he wanted to know if I wanted to go see Dave Chapelle with him that night”. Ryan didn’t have my phone number or anything but he recognized my dad since he parked next to him so he worked up the nerve to ask him if he could take me out! I wasn’t going to go since I had never actually TALKED to Ryan, but my dad told me I was being pathetic and I should just go with him because I had nothing else to do. So, I called Ryan (he gave his number to my dad for me to call) and said “well this is random but why not”…so we went to see Dave and the rest is history! I called him the next day to see if he wanted to go to a baseball game with a bunch of friends and he went….and then he called me to ask me out to dinner……….and then I finally told him I was only 21 years old (he was 28 at the time) and was going back to college in a few weeks. He was very sad but we decided to try to make it work and see where it went to my whole senior year we spend talking on the phone and visiting each other about once a month. As a little girl, I always prayed for that “fairy tale” that you see in movies and I am SO blessed to have found it with Ryan. I actually told my mom that I loved him after we had only been “dating” for a few weeks. I just knew!

I hear more of my brother’s school cookies beeping downstairs so that means I must run! See you for dinner!

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  • Danielle
    February 18, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    What a cute story! it sounds like it’s out of a movie!
    That cinnamon pretzel looks so good, my mouth is watering.

  • healthy ashley
    February 18, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    What a sweet, sweet story Jenna!

  • ttfn300
    February 18, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    such a great story 🙂

  • Rachel
    February 18, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    Love the story… and the pretzel 🙂

  • Erin
    February 18, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    Cute story and I want your food as always. Is that weird?
    I love sourdough. Have you ever read “By Bread Alone”? It’s a cute story, and you might appreciate it as a breadmaker!

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    February 18, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    Adorable story and a gorgeous pretzel!

  • Emily
    February 18, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    The pretzel, umm..yes, please!
    Loved the story of you and the boyfriend!

  • Runeatrepeat
    February 18, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Cute story 🙂
    I have to have one of those pretzels!

  • emily
    February 18, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    good love story!

  • Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday
    February 18, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Thanks for sharing! You guys could make a movie!!

  • VeggieGirl
    February 18, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    HOLY YUM PRETZELS!!! If only they were gluten-free… 🙁

    Love the story of you and Ryan!!!

  • Amanda
    February 18, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    I was wondering what kind of oatmeal do you eat?? It always looks so yummy!

    • jenna
      February 18, 2009 at 12:53 pm


      I eat Scottish porridge oats—they are larger and thicker than regular rolled oats.

  • Mariposa
    February 18, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    lovely story about meeting the boyfriend! i love romantic meeting stories.. somehow you just now when its the right person!!

  • Allison K.
    February 18, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    Aww…Cute Story!

  • Kailey (SnackFace)
    February 18, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    Aww I love that story! I love love! And that pretzel at the top? Yes that would make me happy! Haha. Have a great rest of your humpday!

  • Shelby
    February 18, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Yes, that would cheer me up. Can I have one please?? 😉

  • SmA033
    February 18, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    awww that story is SOOO cute!! thanks for sharing– and also, i just wanted to say, i love your blog. I’ve been reading for a couple of months now and i really look forward to reading it everyday. and thanks to you, i was also introduced to & have become quite the yogi, if i do say so myself, in the last 2 mo. of regular practice. I was never really into it before but now i slowly eased myself into it (esp. after hearing you talk about it!) and now i LOVE it! it’s so addicting!! so, all in all, thank you! 🙂

  • HangryPants
    February 18, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    I love your elevator story. And yes, that pretzel makes me happy.

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    February 18, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Love the story!!!!

  • FoodsThatFit
    February 18, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    MMM, carbs! I love soft pretzels, and the cinnamon looks fabulous! Your meeting story is sweet! He seems like a great catch!

  • Julie
    February 18, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    Wow, what a cute story!

  • Jewels
    February 18, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    love the story!

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    February 18, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    I’ve never seen a plum like that…trying new forms of produce is so fun!

    I love that your dad hooked you up! I bet Ryan was less nervous to ask your dad out than to ask you directly 😉

  • Emily
    February 18, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    That’s such a great story! Thanks for sharing it with us! 🙂

    By the way, that cinnamon sugar pretzel looks awesome!

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    February 18, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    P.S. Know of any elevators I can hang out in?

  • brandi
    February 18, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    I love cinnamon sugar pretzels!!!

    What a cute story 🙂

  • Bec
    February 18, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    That pretzel looks so good, I almost drooled on my laptop. What a cute story on how you and Ryan met!

  • fitforfree
    February 18, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    thanks for sharing that story — so cute!

  • Sarah (Tales of Expansion)
    February 18, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    yum, thanks for the pretzel cheer-up. and sweet story about you and ryan! it’s amazing how some things to fall together …

  • Sarah
    February 18, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Your pretzel looks so delicious…
    And I really loved the story. It reminds me of how I met my boyfriend!

  • Matt
    February 18, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    The pretzel looks delicious!

    And such an awesome story about Ryan! You guys are so lucky!

  • Sarah (now in FL)
    February 18, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    The cookie project lives on! Geez! Your brother should be giving you and your mom a cut of the profits.

  • Sharon
    February 18, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Oh my gosh, that is such a cute story!!!

  • Anne P
    February 18, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    yay… i’d read that story on here before but loved reading it again with more detail 🙂 so cute!! i love that he asked your DAD! that takes guts!

  • Anne P
    February 18, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    p.s. is your brother’s school helping to pay for all these cookies they have to make!??!!? it’s been going on forever! and where do all these cookies go? who is eating them??

    • jenna
      February 18, 2009 at 3:13 pm


      Hahaha yes–they have bake sales every day as part of this “project”. Apparently all the middle school kids eat them every day!

  • Victoria
    February 18, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Cute story! My husband and I saw Dave Chapelle on our first date too!

  • Natalie
    February 18, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Aww, such a cute story Jenna!

  • kirsten
    February 18, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    what a cute story !! 🙂

  • Sarah M
    February 18, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Adorable story about how you and Ryan met!

  • Anne P
    February 18, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    that is too funny! i bet your house always smells amazing 🙂

  • Kati
    February 18, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    oh man, I want a pretzel now!! that’s such a cute story…i love hearing how people met, and I am married to a Ryan too 🙂

  • Jenny
    February 18, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    That’s a really sweet story Jenna! How nice of him to go to your father first! 😉

  • Mindy
    February 18, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    That was a REALLY cute story 🙂

  • girlatastartup
    February 18, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Love the story

  • Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    February 18, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Pretzel = complete bliss. 🙂

    Love how you and Ryan met and that he asked your dad for permission first. Cutest boy!

  • Meredith (Pursuing Balance)
    February 18, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    What a great story!

  • Colleen
    February 18, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Thanks for sharing your story – soooooo sweet! That pretzel looks crazy-good, so does your dinner!

  • Sarah W.
    February 19, 2009 at 8:05 am

    that pretzel looks devine!!!

    thanks for sharing the story about you and Ryan – sooo cute!!!

  • lainb
    February 19, 2009 at 8:05 am

    Wow, what a cool story about Ryan! Go him for asking you out THROUGH YOUR DAD!!! Not many guys would be able to do that. And go your Dad for encouraging you to go!!

    I wish I had more in-person love connections like that. I’ve been doing the internet dating thing for 10 years and it’s gettin’ me no where. heh.

  • Leanne
    February 19, 2009 at 9:37 am

    I need a story like that to tell!!! ha ha too cute!

  • Jess
    February 19, 2009 at 11:26 am

    My store finally got the honey-flavored Oikos, which I’ve never tried. It’s waiting for me in the fridge today. I’m excited.

  • Fitzalan
    February 19, 2009 at 11:45 am

    I honestly just got a wave of chills reading that story. That is such an incredible story and any guy who has the guts to ask a girl out through her father is obviously a keeper!


  • Jenni
    February 20, 2009 at 9:56 am

    what an adorable story!