Sunday Sermons, Shopping and Snow!

January 18, 2009

My mom gets the Mother Of the Year award for getting up at 7 this morning to exercise in sub-freezing temps with me! She’s also sewing the loose buttons on my jackets for me :)


This was what the sky looked like when we got out of bed – blah!

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We are right next to Goucher College and I mapped out a 1.5 mile loop around the campus. I ran the loop 4 times while mom walked. It was cold, but not that cold. And it felt great! Total mileage: ~5.2.


After our exercise, we showered and met my grandparents at their apartment for breakfast. I whipped up some oats!

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The base was 1/3 cup oats made with milk, banana and some raisins. The toppings included blueberries (Gram is the Queen Of Berries and always has some on hand!), cherry preserves, and homemade coffee cake!

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And I had some lovely orange juice –

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After breakfast we all headed to my grandparents’ church, which is where my mom and dad were married 32 years ago. The pastor and his wife are blog readers! The whole church was dressed in purple in honor of the Ravens game tonight.

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We left church and headed straight for Loehmann’s for some shopping!

See any similarities?

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Yes, we broke out the camera in the dressing room “for the blog” they said :)

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When we left it was SNOWING!!! (Hard to see the little flurries though)

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We drove by my mom’s elementary school, Hampton Elementary.

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And ended with a lunch of leftovers from the party last night. I know where I get my taste in music – we ate while listening to Pop’s Mormon Tabernacle Choir CD of patriotic songs!

I had some crab dip over a toasted English muffin –

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Some fresh fruit

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I had to have a little bit of cheese

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(And may have had another cracker or two and a few chips :) )

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And I ended with half of one of these amazing store-bought-yet-homemade choco chip cookies

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We’ve got 2 hours of “nap time” until we’re due for dinner at 5:30 (!!) in the dining room tonight. (A different one from last night). My mom’s brother, aunt and cousin are joining us as well. Off to watch TV :mrgreen:

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1 Diana January 18, 2009 at 4:01 pm

homemade coffee cake!!! sounds fantastic!


2 Gar January 18, 2009 at 4:02 pm

i love girls’ quality time. :)
Glad you’re having an amazing day with your family!

5:30pm…wow! Quite early, but if you sleep early, I guess that works out. :)


3 Joyful January 18, 2009 at 4:25 pm

Sounds like a great weekend!


4 Fancy January 18, 2009 at 4:30 pm

I love Loehmanns! Did you get good stuff???


5 Lisa January 18, 2009 at 4:36 pm

Wow, those are great-looking oats!

And don’t you love the “early bird special?”


6 Lara January 18, 2009 at 4:37 pm

What a great run–your mom seems like a sweetie. I love that your whole family is so supportive of your blog :)


7 Lori January 18, 2009 at 4:53 pm

That oatmeal with the fresh blueberries looks scrumptious!

And again, your new camera is amazing!I need to start saving!


8 Sharon January 18, 2009 at 4:55 pm

Oh wow, so much fun! Glad you are having a blast with parents and such!


9 theoddbod January 18, 2009 at 4:57 pm

nap time sounds like a good idea right about now


10 Rachel January 18, 2009 at 5:01 pm

The oats with coffee cake on top look sooooo delish! And it’s been nice to get glimpses of your family on the blog – hi family!


11 Sarah (Tales of Expansion) January 18, 2009 at 5:02 pm

yum on the coffee cake-topped oats! i’m jealous of your run this morning — i just couldn’t drag myself outside today.


12 Maggie January 18, 2009 at 5:04 pm

Your family sounds so cute :) I’ve never heard of Loehmann’s though. Yum for the coffee cake oats – so cool!


13 VeggieGirl January 18, 2009 at 5:06 pm

Sensational Sunday!! :-)


14 Danielle January 18, 2009 at 5:27 pm

Looks like you are having so much fun with your family. Hope you have a nice nap and enjoy your early bird dinner.


15 Sarah (lovINmytummy) January 18, 2009 at 5:56 pm

Admit it, you bought the plaid jacket, didn’t you?

Did they have it in my size?


16 Jen January 18, 2009 at 5:57 pm

WHat a wonderful Sunday!! :)


17 K January 18, 2009 at 6:00 pm

LOVE the oat topping – yum :) Gotta love those moms too!


18 Shelby January 18, 2009 at 6:02 pm

That coffee cake looks so light and airy, mmm!


19 Meg January 18, 2009 at 6:09 pm

Sounds like a great family day! Oatmeal and coffee cake all in one bowl = AMAZING!


20 Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) January 18, 2009 at 6:13 pm

Your mom is awesome. Good for you guys – it is so hard for me to exercise outside in freezing temps. Your oats looked wonderful this morning…coffee cake ? Brilliant Kath!


21 Mariposa January 18, 2009 at 6:29 pm

looks like you are having a GREAT time! : ) i love your breakfast, it looks so yummy! fresh fruit!!!


22 zestycook January 18, 2009 at 6:34 pm

Your family is awesome! Great eats. Looks like you are having a blast!



23 lauren January 18, 2009 at 6:59 pm

so cool you are right in Towson – i was up at the mall yesterday! I am in Baltimore city – Canton. Those Otterbein cookies are my FAVORITE – especially the sugar cookies!


24 Sarah January 18, 2009 at 7:29 pm

I went to Hampton Elementary School! For kindergarten, before my family left NC.

It’s a small world.


25 Jasmine (Sweet and Fit) January 18, 2009 at 7:45 pm

its so cute how the pastor and his wife are blog reader’s! cute jeans…hope you nabbed them…and that hot plaid jacket


26 Renee January 18, 2009 at 7:52 pm

You should have tried to get into the city! Towson is a nice town, but there’s so much to see (and some great runs) in Baltimore :)


27 Justy2003 January 18, 2009 at 8:48 pm

Your trip looks like so much fun!
I put coffee cake in my oatmeal once when I was home for Christmas and there was some around. It was pretty tasty! :)


28 Katelyn January 18, 2009 at 9:03 pm

today sounds like it has been great! How fun to go past places of your childhood!


29 Katelyn January 18, 2009 at 9:04 pm

*mom’s childhood! Typo!


30 jennifer January 18, 2009 at 9:05 pm

good day… but I gotta say being one of the masses on the Mall in D.C. beat ya 😉 The concert was AWESOME!!


31 Jessica January 18, 2009 at 9:23 pm

What a fun girls day out you had, you guys are such a cute family! I love the sweet wholesomeness of it all!


32 Maureen January 18, 2009 at 9:30 pm

I am jealous of your photogenicity!


33 The Healthy Hostess January 18, 2009 at 9:36 pm

Hanging out with family is the best! Enjoy the rest of your time! :)


34 Biz319 January 18, 2009 at 9:50 pm

What a fun day! Smart to put the crab dip on an English muffin!


35 Kath January 18, 2009 at 9:59 pm

Fancy ,
I did! They have great stuff.

Sarah (lovINmytummy),
Haha – no but mom and Gram did.

lauren ,
We were at the mall yesterday too!

Sarah ,
You know we’re in Maryland? Maybe it’s a different Hampton in NC?

Renee ,
Wish we could, but time is short!



36 Arden January 19, 2009 at 8:51 am

I grew up in VA and I remember the Loehman’s dressing room when I was a teenager. NO DOORS!!!! Mom and I always joked about wearing our good underpants before we shopped there. Thanks for bringing back the memory.


37 sara January 19, 2009 at 4:54 pm

yeah Baltimore!!! i’m from there originally … used to go shopping at Towsontown Mall ALL THE TIME. disappointed you didn’t get any of my favorite Bawl’mer cookies though, Berger Cookies! i love ’em!

looks like you had a great trip :)


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