Bears In My Oats

(Kath would approve!)

I can’t believe I’m going home tomorrow! The last time I was in Tampa was on September 25th, 2009 when I said goodbye to my parents and boarded my one way flight to the West coast.

Crazy! I actually feel like I’ve been gone for years—so much has changed and it’s just been such a whirlwind of a 4 1/2 months. Actually, this has been the longest time that I’ve EVER been away from home for! I can’t wait to see my puppy….and sleep in my BED!
Anyways, today for breakfast I had overnight oats + 2 πŸ˜‰

Anyone else obsessed with the red Haribo gummi bears?! In a moment of weakness I bought a big bag yesterday at CVS and have been munching on them ever since….
I also had an orange ’cause I’m out of bananas!

And some fruity black tea with agave.
Bout to head to a yoga class then come back to write and pack…then BACK to the yoga studio to work at the front desk.
Have a great day!

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  • PippaPatchwork
    February 3, 2010 at 7:44 am

    Home is so essential! Enjoy!

  • Jenn @ Livewellfit
    February 3, 2010 at 7:45 am

    I imagine going home with feel so incredible! Since you are truly building a new life in CA it will be such a cool mixture of feelings when you get home. I felt full of excitement telling family about my new life and new ideas but then I craved being at home with them and my friends. Enjoy!!!

  • Madeline @ Greens and Jeans
    February 3, 2010 at 7:53 am

    It’s always nice to go home, no matter how old you are!

  • Julia
    February 3, 2010 at 7:57 am

    So happy to see you go home & enjoy yourself! You’ve done such an incredible job setting up a lovely life in California in such a short time; you should be proud of being so brave! Have a wonderful time πŸ™‚

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    February 3, 2010 at 7:58 am

    There is no place like home. πŸ™‚

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    February 3, 2010 at 7:58 am

    After I spent a semester in Italy, I could not wait to see my family again! I cried when I saw them at the airport πŸ™‚

    Love the gummi bears in the oats. My fav gummi candy is sour watermelons!

  • Katie@ Two Lives, One Lifestyle
    February 3, 2010 at 7:58 am

    That would be a long time for me too, I miss my family so much even though I love where I live now. Have a safe trip home!

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    February 3, 2010 at 7:59 am

    Gummy bears in the oats–silly. No matter how long I live on my own, I always feel like I’m home when I visit my parents. Have a great trip!

  • Danielle
    February 3, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Oh man, Haribo gummi bears are my downfall. I hate it when they put the little snack bags near the register…I can’t resist. I love putting them in with ice cream because they harden up and take longer to eat!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    February 3, 2010 at 8:04 am

    i adore haribow gummi bears…so good! i love that they’re not super soft like other brands!

    hope you have a great trip πŸ™‚

  • Sarah R
    February 3, 2010 at 8:06 am

    Safe travels! I’m sure Florida misses you as much as you miss it. Oh, and my husband loves those gummies. But the have to be the Haribo, no other bear is the same.

  • M.
    February 3, 2010 at 8:07 am

    Please take a picture of doggie and Mikie kitty for us,thanks!!

    Have a cozy and wonderful getaway to home.

    No matter where we roam ,our contentment lies at home πŸ˜‰

  • adrienmelaine
    February 3, 2010 at 8:07 am

    Haribo anything rocks!

    Have you ever gone to their factory- so many samples.. !

  • Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion
    February 3, 2010 at 8:17 am

    YAY! Enjoy your trip home!

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    February 3, 2010 at 8:21 am

    That is a long time to be away from home. Enjoy your time with the fam, missy!

  • amanda
    February 3, 2010 at 8:22 am

    I love Haribo!!! My favorite are the coke cola ones and cherries!

  • Christie @ Honoring Health
    February 3, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Enjoy yoga!

    Hope you enjoy your trip home!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    February 3, 2010 at 8:36 am

    Gummie Bears are a big favorite in my house!

    Have a safe trip home!

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    February 3, 2010 at 8:36 am

    Hope you have a wonderful trip back home, Jenna! I speak from experience when I say it’s very strange revisiting home after living abroad for an extensive period of time. Expect things to feel a tad surreal at first. πŸ™‚

    I LOVE Haribo gummy bears. In oats?! Genius. I’ve always preferred the red variety, I’m a little kid when it comes to candy preferences.

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    February 3, 2010 at 8:36 am

    have a wonderful trip! soak it all in πŸ˜‰

  • ellen eats beets
    February 3, 2010 at 8:44 am

    I never used to like gummy bears, but I’m obsessed recently. Have so much fun at home!!

  • Kelly
    February 3, 2010 at 8:45 am

    I have loved the Haribo Gummy Bears for years! I will have to try this in my oats. Safe travels!

  • Jane
    February 3, 2010 at 8:48 am

    You seem to do morning yoga pretty frequently, so I was wondering: how early do you get up? Around what time is this morning yoga? I’ve tried getting up earlier to make it to yoga – it doesn’t happen πŸ™ Love the blog! You definitely inspire me on my journey to being more conscious about my health (and sometimes my fiancΓ©, when I show him a particularly interesting one!).

  • Mama Pea
    February 3, 2010 at 8:55 am

    Can you buy just the red bears? Or do you pick them out? Because I snap at my husband for picking out the good stuff. You should see him with the M&M trail mix. I get peanuts. That’s all. Peanuts.

  • Karla
    February 3, 2010 at 9:17 am

    Going home is always such a good feeling! I won’t be going home to California maybe til May but maybe not again til Christmas πŸ™

  • Ameena
    February 3, 2010 at 9:22 am

    There is nothing like going home to your old bed, your mom’s great food, and your old friends…I hope you have a fabulous trip home!!

  • Kristi
    February 3, 2010 at 9:24 am

    On a recent roadtrip I splurged on some gummi bears…I only eat the red & clear and husband has to eat the rest!! We are leaving for the peace corps in 3 weeks and will be away from home for 27 months. We are able to come home for visits but it will probably be next Christmas (10 months)!!!!!!

    Have fun at home πŸ™‚

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    February 3, 2010 at 9:25 am

    Have a great trip!

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)
    February 3, 2010 at 9:28 am

    I haven’t had a gummy bear in years — oh my gosh! Yum! Have a lovely, safe trip. πŸ˜€

  • Kelly B.
    February 3, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Have a safe trip!!

  • Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries
    February 3, 2010 at 9:30 am

    I looove the clear ones! Gummies in oats sounds aaamazing

  • Lauren @ louisianagrown
    February 3, 2010 at 9:34 am

    Mmm I’m really craving some of those gummi bears now.

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    February 3, 2010 at 9:51 am

    So exciting that you get to take a trip home, I know you must be SO happy!! I’d be going crazy not being home for that long. I can’t believe how much things HAVE changed since you left Tampa but for the good! You have an incredible life!!!

    And I love gummi bears. But it’s one of those things where if i start eating them, I won’t be able to stop πŸ™‚

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    February 3, 2010 at 9:52 am

    So jealous you are going to Tampa! Have SO much fun!!!! And give everyone big hugs for me! When are you coming to Paris!?

    Yumzzz on the oats – looks delicious! Have a great day =)

  • Foy Update - Cook. Garden. Write. Repeat.
    February 3, 2010 at 9:59 am

    I can totally see you in your mom and dad! I expect to see lots of cute puppy pictures!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    February 3, 2010 at 10:02 am

    When you’ve been away from home for so long it just feels good to settle in. Have fun!

  • Amanda@thgrainsofparadise
    February 3, 2010 at 10:13 am

    I think it’s important to go home as much as you possibly can. I wish I could do it more often….I’ve only been home 4 times in the last 11 yrs! Luckily, my family comes to visit me ( which I’m sure is way more fun for them anyway ) I miss California though sometimes….Aloha:-)

  • Laura Georgina
    February 3, 2010 at 10:21 am

    It’s funny how you can be at home in your own home, but REAL home is always where the family is… And you’ll be there before you know it!

  • Allison K
    February 3, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Have a great trip!

  • Teniah
    February 3, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Have a wonderful time with your family and safe trip!!

  • Suzanne
    February 3, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Gummy bears are my FAVORITE candy ever. If you want a real treat, get the chocolate covered ones. AMAZING!

  • Mary (Food Fit & Fun)
    February 3, 2010 at 11:23 am

    So happy for you that you get to go home! I love going home. I couldn’t imagine being as far away from my family as you are. It must be hard.
    For some reason Gummy Bears KILL my teeth!! But my boyfriend is OBSESSED with Haribo candies…he especially loves Haribo Smurfs..they are pretty hard to find in america. haha

  • Island Girl Eats
    February 3, 2010 at 11:49 am

    I love red gummi bears – and for that very reason I don’t buy them! Have you ever tried jelly babies? They are from the UK, my husband loves them. He was craving them last night big time!

  • Jil
    February 3, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Yay for a trip hommme! πŸ™‚ and love the gummi bears — mmmmm!

  • Lily @ Lily's Health Pad
    February 3, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Have a great time with he fam! Family visits are the BEST.

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    February 3, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    Safe trip! You’re so lucky to have such great parents and a close relationship–as they are, too.

  • Jenna
    February 3, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    yay for going home and boo for having no bananas!

  • Madison
    February 3, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    I have a small (BIG) obsession with Haribo gummies! Save me from them!

  • Julia
    February 3, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Haribo are my fave gummi bears and gummi candy in general! I have a friend whose mom lives in Germany and when her Dad goes there to visit, he brings us back German goodies including lots of Haribo – the ones from Germany always taste more fresh to me…

  • diana(mymarblerye)
    February 3, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    totally creepy but I”m so happy you get to go home!

  • Kath
    February 3, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    Hahahahaha. Love the bears!!

  • Emily
    February 3, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Okay….I’m gonna HAVE to try these overnight oats, maybe with some gummi bears, too. HA! I have read about them on multiple food blogs…..guess they will make an appearance on my blog too! Always enjoy reading yours, happy blogging……

  • Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle
    February 3, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    those are the best gummy bears!!! I can’t have them around the house b/c the package will only last a couple hours before they are all gone!

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write
    February 3, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    It’s ridiculous how cute you are in that picture.

    I know how exciting it is to go home for the first time. I went from July to November the first time I went home. I was dying by the time Thanksgiving came around that year.

  • Ashlei
    February 4, 2010 at 6:41 am

    I miss all the great restaurants in Tampa! That’s where I’m from too πŸ™‚

  • Nancy
    February 4, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    haribo makes the best gummi bears!!