Happy thinking out loud Thursday!
Quick shout out to all of you who sent me love regarding yesterday’s “food is not the enemy” post. Those responses as well as numerous past examples of support is the exact reason why I continue to share my heart and bare my soul to you guys. Thank you for allowing me to be me <3
1 This weekend was Little Sissy’s very first volleyball tournament. While I was excited to go and support her, no one really thought that her team would make it very far. They have only been playing for a few weeks now and a few of their starters weren’t going to be able to make it, so I was mostly just hoping that the girls had fun out there.
Well, wouldn’t you know…
My family and I were thinking that they would make it out of pool play and then get knocked out in the playoffs but the girls totally crushed everyone in the tournament! They lost their very first game to the team they would eventually beat in the finals – and they completely crushed them in the finals. It wasn’t even close!
I was so happy for the girls and so blessed to be able to be a part of Little Sissy’s growing passion for a new sport.
2 Ninja and I celebrated 7 years of marriage on Monday. Since we went on our anniversary trip the weekend prior we didn’t have any plans, but Ninja bought me flowers and got us both ice cream to enjoy together that evening. I typically like us to enjoy a slice of cake together like we did on our wedding day but being gluten-free has really made that tradition a bit harder. I can’t just go pick up a slice from the local store like I used to and I didn’t have time to bake a full blown cake this weekend, so ice cream it was!
A low key evening alone together was the perfect way to celebrate together. The ice cream didn’t hurt either 😉
3 Fall baking has hit me hard guys and I don’t know what to do about it. I know I shared a few recipes with you guys this week already [Pumpkin Carrot Bread & Roasted Kabocha Squash Soup] but I think you guys might want to buckle in and get ready for a lot more.
Apple Pie Overnight Oats
Chocolate Chip Pecan Sweet Potato Muffins
Guyssssss. I’m so sorry. I wish I could show you my “blog recipe ideas” notebook because it is literally apple, sweet potato and pumpkin everything. How on earth do you guys find balance posting recipes in Fall time? Do you just post all the pumpkin things and go with the flow?
I just don’t want to bore you!
4 Speaking of Fall, as much as I love everything about this season [colors, flavors & temperatures] I must admit that I am really missing my summer hikes.
Of course it’s not like Ninja and I still can’t go hiking – we totally can. The only issue is the ever changing weather and I don’t know about you guys, but I don’t have the warmest workout gear. I think I am going to try to squeeze in a few more and then call it quits until February rolls around. Although hiking in the rain does sound like fun…
5 Do you guys remember that one time I posted workouts? Yeah…not sure what really happened there.
The truth is that Ninja and I are doing some work to our backyard, which has taken away my photoshoot area. I suppose I could try to set something up in the house, but the light is so much better outside! I’m thinking of maybe hitting up a park or two and trying to shoot something out there, but is there even any interest for workouts? I only want to do them if you guys want them!
Alright I am keeping this one short because I got to get to Little Sissy’s 2nd volleyball game this week! Her team won their 1st game easily but now they are playing a team that they lost too earlier in the season, so its revenge time [hopefully!].
Are you guys already sick of all the pumpkin recipes? I hope not!
Is anyone interested in workouts or exercise ideas?