Seeking Shade

July 5, 2010

Beach time is going well :mrgreen:

But I DO very much wish we had one of these umbrellas. I love the beach, but I do not like sun enough to absorb all the UV rays. My skin is already 3x darker with SPF 50! Might go seek out one of those tent awnings this afternoon…

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Matt and I went on a nice walk – about 2 miles – after breakfast and then jumped waves for another 20 minutes before settling down with our books.

We are all frantically trying to read 500 pages for the book club! Didn’t know how long this book was when we assigned it!

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We all came in for lunch around 1PM. The house is so cool and shady!

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I made a big salad with colorful veggies, avocado, hummus and Garlic Gold as dressing.

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Plus a side of Great Harvest bread with a thin layer of Nuttzo PF

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And a nectarine!

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I look forward to lunch all day but it comes and goes so quickly :(

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Had a couplea these for dessert

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Might stay indoors till the peak of the sun is gone before heading out for bocci ball and frisbee.

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1 Kaz July 5, 2010 at 1:06 pm

Looks like so much fun! Your lunch looks so crisp and refreshing. 😀

Good luck finishing reading your book club book!


2 [email protected] July 5, 2010 at 1:09 pm

I am so jealous. I wish Indiana had beaches. Enjoy the book!


3 robin June 30, 2011 at 7:41 am

Indiana has awesome beaches, the dunes national lakeshore


4 Evan Thomas July 5, 2010 at 1:10 pm

Do you like the Nuttzo PF better than the original? I just tried it this weekend, and I think I like the peanut version better.


5 Kath July 5, 2010 at 1:11 pm

I like the chia seeds SO much that it’s a toss up. I also like the hazelnuts in the PF. But original is so very good too!


6 Freya @ Brit Chick Runs July 5, 2010 at 1:10 pm

Hehe I always look forward to my meals SO much!! I try and make them last as long as possible 😛
Have a lovely afternoon!!


7 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) July 5, 2010 at 1:15 pm

What a great day! Lunch looks perfect and refreshing! Good luck on the reading! Enjoy your afternoon!


8 Tina July 5, 2010 at 1:18 pm

I just bought a huge sunshade umbrella from Home Depot for $40, I thought that was a good deal! I haven’t tried it out yet, but I’m excited to!


9 Sara July 5, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Good luck with your book club reading!! Your lunch looks so always!


10 courtney July 5, 2010 at 1:28 pm

Those are my favorite cookies from TJ’s! And they are so addicting! Your vacation looks wonderful! Enjoy :)


11 Robyn @ Frugal 'n' Fit! July 5, 2010 at 1:33 pm

Don’t you love it when the biggest stress of the day is trying to read a novel? :)


12 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg July 5, 2010 at 1:40 pm

I love how you and your sister have matching bathing suits! I wish my sister and I had thought of that :-)


13 Lana July 5, 2010 at 1:41 pm

So cute that you and your sis look so much alike already…and then have near-matching bathing suits!

(And yes, your husband-Matts are strikingly similar as well. Crazy! People must think two sets of siblings have married, which does happen).



14 Sami July 5, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Your lunch looks so much better than my breakfast. Have fun with all of that reading!


15 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] July 5, 2010 at 1:51 pm

Look at you book worms =) I’m envious of your sunshine. I’m white as a ghost.


16 Jessica @ How Sweet July 5, 2010 at 2:05 pm

Sounds like the perfect day to me!


17 Mary @ What's Cookin' with Mary July 5, 2010 at 2:06 pm

Looks like you and the fam are having a great time! Enjoy your time together 😉


18 Gavi @ GaviGetsGoing! July 5, 2010 at 2:16 pm

Your vacation looks so relaxing and wonderful! I hope you continue to (safely!) soak up those rays and enjoy yourself! :)


19 lynn (The Actors Diet) July 5, 2010 at 2:33 pm

ahhhh the beach looks great! i used to be a sunworshipper but in the last few years i slather myself with sunscreen, wear coverups, and hide under an umbrella! i get tan very easily!


20 Brittany @ A Healthy Slice of Life July 5, 2010 at 2:46 pm

Did you and your sis plan the bathing suits? Too funny! Enjoy bocci ball… wish I was beachin’ it :)


21 Kelsey @ CleanTeenKelsey July 5, 2010 at 2:47 pm

I love the beach! One of my favorite things to do is write my name in the sand. 😛

That salad looks wonderful. I’m so jealous of you and all your Great Harvest bread–it’s seriously my favorite. :)


22 Stacey @ Tipping the (Kitchen!) Scales July 5, 2010 at 2:48 pm

I hope you’re enjoying your time away, it looks amazing – but hot! I’m so impressed that you manage to continue to eat so healthily even when you’re away from home.


23 Artemis @ t.a.p.e.s.t.r.y July 5, 2010 at 2:49 pm

You and Larbs reading the same book in practically the same bathing suit! Cute!

Have you ever tried getting up to make yourself a mocktail in the middle of your meal? I always do that or take a quick bathroom break in the middle of my meals. It helps me register my level of hunger and it makes the meal last longer!


24 MLT July 5, 2010 at 2:59 pm

You and your sis have matching bathing suits-cute!


25 Kristin (Salty Tooth) July 5, 2010 at 3:04 pm

Ugh, I burn so easily. I should own stock in sunscreen!


26 Courtney July 5, 2010 at 3:11 pm

Cute suit! Wish I was on the beach reading my book, instead of motionless in front of the fan today!!


27 Mary @ Bites and Bliss July 5, 2010 at 3:15 pm

Nice cool lunches are the best after sitting in the heat all day long. A little tan’s nice but don’t get burnt out there!!


28 [email protected]:// July 5, 2010 at 3:16 pm

Sounds like a fun day and don’t we all look forward to every meal. With so many delicious and healthy foods to eat it makes meals fun.


29 Cynthia (It All Changes) July 5, 2010 at 3:22 pm

I can’t handle the sun. It makes me sick. But I love being out there just a bit to soak up some vitamin D.


30 Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf July 5, 2010 at 3:28 pm

The sun here is too harsh for me. I have Casper skin and it’s a good thing I like being so fair-skinned, because exposure to the rays quickly turns me into a sun-dried tomato. Though reading on the beach sound like fun! But not as fun as swimming in the waters! I love playing in the water!


31 Marisa (Loser for Life) July 5, 2010 at 4:25 pm

I’m at the beach, too, and I can’t believe how much stronger the sun is! I have SPF 70 on and sit under the umbrella, but still got a bit of sunburn on my shoulders.


32 Lisa @bakebikeblog July 5, 2010 at 4:56 pm

LOVE the idea of the family book club! I must try that with my family :)


33 The Wife of a Dairyman July 5, 2010 at 5:15 pm

It’s amazing how quickly you can become tan, even with spf of 50! The beach looks delightful :)


34 Callie July 5, 2010 at 5:31 pm

That Nuttzzo looks so good. :) I’ve been wanting to try it for a while, but they don’t sell it at the Whole Foods I live next to.


35 [email protected] July 5, 2010 at 5:56 pm

Looks like so much fun! I’m the same with the sun, I can’t sit out in it all day!


36 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter July 5, 2010 at 6:02 pm

What a fun day!!!! I’m so jealous!


37 Kelli July 5, 2010 at 6:34 pm

You’re so good because whenever I go on vacation I tend to eat less healthy. You’re really pushing me to try better! : )


38 Camille July 5, 2010 at 7:14 pm

I love the little tent village!
Looks like you guys are having a great time :)


39 Paige @Running Around Normal July 5, 2010 at 7:16 pm

Reading a book on the beach has to be one of my top 5 favorite activities. Looks so relaxing! And the salad looks very refreshing:)


40 Jess July 5, 2010 at 7:43 pm

Haha I hear you—I still got a tan this weekend wearing SPF 85! Looks like you’re having a nice trip!


41 Wei-Wei July 5, 2010 at 7:43 pm

Yay the beach! At least you remembered sunscreen, though – otherwise you might be hurting quiiiite a lot right now. D: Have fun!



42 Erin July 5, 2010 at 7:53 pm

I do love summer and soaking up *some* sun but it’s just crazy this week! It apparently hit 108 today in DC, which is really unusual for us, and I’m feeling exhausted after walking around for an hour or so.


43 Hannah July 5, 2010 at 8:21 pm

All of that beautiful colourful summer produce! Heaven!


44 Kristin July 5, 2010 at 8:40 pm

Kath you are awesome! Thanks for the vacay updates, enjoy!


45 Erin July 5, 2010 at 8:49 pm

you can rent umbrellas I think…you can call ahead and have them set it up for you infront of your house. :) enjoy the beach…pina coladas at the tiki bar are amazing! homemade mix…yummy. Deck house is a good fish restaurant… and if you want a splurg go get a squiggly. :) If you haven’t been to those places of course. :)


46 Kath July 5, 2010 at 9:43 pm

Hey Erin!! We’re thinking about Deck House actually!! And Squiggly’s used to be a homemade donut shop where my dad would pick up donuts as a surprise when we were little. Hope we make it for an ice cream!


47 Cara July 5, 2010 at 9:08 pm

Looks so prefect and relaxing!


48 faith @ gracefulfitness July 5, 2010 at 9:39 pm

I hear you about lunch going too fast! Salads help though because it takes so long to chew raw veg. Enjoy the beach!


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