Sunshine In My Bones

Since Ryan’s parents are out of town for the weekend and they live in a very lovely house right on the water in St.Pete, Ryan and I decided to go and lay in sun and relax over there instead of at the apartment pool in Tampa. We pulled our chairs out to the dock and just relaxed and read for a couple hours. Ryan jumped in the water and snorkled around a bit and we both did some swimming in the pool. I’m reading a book I just cannot put down: The Year of Fog by Michelle Richmond. Highly recommend it!
Here I am posing with the scary owl on the dock


And Ryan being scuba steve…


On our way to St.Pete, we stopped at the health food store to pick up lunch for me and a banana/coconut smoothie for Ryan (he got a sub later on but I was hungry around 11:30). I got a little plate of fun mixed things instead of my usual wrap. On that plate there is a little hummus, babaganoush, arame salad, whole wheat pasta salad with spinach, three bean salad and tabbouli. All mixed together it was perfect! I also treated myself to one of their amazing vegan chocolate chip cookies and had half right after lunch for dessert and saved the other half, which I ate mid-afternoon while in the sun. I also snacked on an apple once back at the apartment.



Ryan and I are going over to my parent’s house for dinner tonight. I believe the menu consists of grilled shrimp, steaks, roasted fingerling potatoes, macaroni and cheese and grilled veggies. My mom is so good about having something for everyone and macaroni and cheese is Ryan’s favorite. 🙂

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  • VeggieGirl
    May 25, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    Oooh, St.Pete!! How fun!! And I like all the samplings of different foods on your lunch plate – looks delish!

    Have a wonderful time at your parents’ house tonight!

  • Romina
    May 25, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    Ooh what a beautiful and balanced lunch! Have a great dinner. =)

  • Kristie
    May 25, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    Mmm that mixed container of different foods looks really tasty! I love having a little taste of a variety of foods as a meal, so fun.

    Looks like you guys had a lot of fun swimming, I wish I could be doing the same right now!

  • Becca A
    May 26, 2008 at 2:02 am

    Wow, looks like you had a great weekend with some great food! And those girls are super tan!

  • M.E.
    May 26, 2008 at 3:45 am

    Thanks for tip on the new book, I just added it to my “to read” list. I picked up Souvenir at your recommendation and finished it in 2 days!

  • Cara
    May 26, 2008 at 4:29 am

    Sounds like a good time. Also nice abs! 🙂

  • Sally Parrott Ashbrook
    May 26, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    Yum, that lunch sounds terrific.

  • tray
    May 26, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    wow! check out the abs! i hope i get that kind of definition- any tips?

  • april
    May 27, 2008 at 2:00 am

    wow your abs are amazing! what kinda work outs do you do for them?

  • jenna
    May 27, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    Yoga, girls. Yoga, yoga, yoga and more yoga!!!!!!

    I really never do crunches or ab stuff at the gym….maybe once a week if that. I swear its the yoga. And good food of course.

  • april
    May 29, 2008 at 3:59 am

    I’m definetly signing up!! haha. what kind of yoga do you take? I took a class the other day and it was just a lot of stretching and poses. Do you take a different kind or is this one still a good workout?