Waving Hello!

March 17, 2012

We’ve had such wonderful luck with the weather this weekend!! It’s been just warm enough to enjoy 100% without a chill to the air, and we’ve had pretty much cloudless skies the whole time.

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This morning, mom, Larbs and I went on another marsh walk where we ran into black snake #2 of our trip!! So scary. My whole body broke out in goose bumps by some ancient instinct. I just barely was able to walk by her.

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After our walk, which lasted over an hour, we packed up a picnic and headed to the beach!

Hummus, pepper, avocado, pepperjack sandwiches

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With a side of grapefruit and a handful of wheat thins on the side!

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After some relaxing reading – improved today with my newly purchased BHI visor! – we went on another family walk, over an hour again. Lots of walking this trip!

When we returned, I ate a banana + packet of almond butter I brought from home.

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A hot shower felt oh-so-good, and I’m headed up to join the others for cocktail hour before our last dinner!

Waving goodbye

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1 [email protected] March 17, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Hiking with your mom would be SO fun. I’d just be cracking up the whole time. Say hello and happy birthday to her for me please!


2 Mom March 17, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Hi Allie! Thanks for the birthday wishes.


3 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries March 17, 2012 at 4:20 pm

looks beautiful!! i get totally freaked out by snakes too. :/ your sandwich looks tasty, and your banana + nut butter is one of my all-time favorite snacks!


4 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance March 17, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Thanks for linking to your family’s blogs – I’m checking them out now!


5 Erica March 17, 2012 at 4:28 pm

How fun! Snakes totally freak me out too! That flavor AB is awesome. Enjoy the rest of the trip


6 Christena March 17, 2012 at 4:28 pm

What a nice, relaxing vacation!!! No more snake photos, please! :) I got goosebumps just looking at the picture!!!


7 The Healthy Engineer March 17, 2012 at 4:57 pm

I really want to try those packets of Justin’s.

Though it is raining here, a walk outside was super refreshing! But I’m terrified of running into a snake since I have nightmares about them.


8 emily March 17, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Ooooh, pepperjack. Must buy!

It seems like you guys have had a picture-perfect family vacation, yay!


9 Ashley @ Coffee, Cake and Cardio March 17, 2012 at 5:31 pm

I love the colors! The sandwich looks awesome!


10 Kelly @ Vegolosophy March 17, 2012 at 5:32 pm

The sandwich looks super yummy as always!!!


11 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats March 17, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Have a great evening with your family! I love going on walks, especially one that involve such exciting wildlife!


12 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles March 17, 2012 at 6:03 pm

The sight of snakes and mice paralyse me! Love family vacations…just got back from our family ski vacation to Stowe…hit every kind of weather system…sun, rain, fog and snow! What a tasty sandwich combo!


13 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More March 17, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Looks like such a fun day of walking! So glad the weather is cooperating!
In SoCal we have rain, chilly and cloudy skies. But I like when the weather changes here so it’s okay. :)


14 Stephanie @ Legally Blinde March 17, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Ahhh I hate snakes – I’m impressed you were able to get a picture!


15 jojo March 17, 2012 at 7:25 pm

I’ve been meaning to try the maple almond butter package, I keep eyeing it in the store.. :)
Snakes give me chills too.. more than spiders I think..


16 Angel7 March 17, 2012 at 7:45 pm

I would have been scared to death of that snake!

Have a nice last dinner :)



17 Laura @ She Eats Well March 17, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Justin’s Nut Butter. Always a good idea to keep around. I had some this morning on top of GF toast and homemade strawberry-peach jam. YUM.


18 [email protected] for the Soul March 17, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Oohhh that sounds like a derrricious combo!

And kath, so glad nothing happened! That snake looks so–black and scary…0_0


19 The Healthy Apple March 17, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Is that the Justin’s nut butter I sent you last year? Hahah; xoxo Love ya!


20 KathEats March 17, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Indeed!!!! Thanks!!


21 Kris March 18, 2012 at 9:11 am

Where do you find the 90 calorie packs of Justin’s? I have been looking!!!


22 KathEats March 18, 2012 at 9:47 am

Ive seen them on grocery store shelves


23 Kris March 18, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Do you know where? (Or, can you say on here?) I have seen and bought the regular portion packets (yum!), but I would love to find the 90 calorie ones. Thanks for your help!


24 Sara R. March 17, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Awwww, I don’t mind black snakes because they’re easy to identify and I know they’re not poisonous but if there’s any kind of design on them at all I am pretty terrified because I don’t know enough to identify the ok ones vs. the bad ones!

Looks like you’ve had a wonderful, relaxing couple of days with the family, snakes and all!


25 Averie @ Averie Cooks March 17, 2012 at 11:05 pm

What a great nature-ish post…If you like snakes! EEK!!! I am not a fan!

Glad you made it past them!


26 Kristin March 17, 2012 at 11:32 pm

WOW!! That looks sooooo delicious! I want to try your sandwich. And that’s a perfect combination with the orange slices! Great idea.


27 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count March 18, 2012 at 8:57 am

Looks like a beautiful area for walks.


28 Björg March 18, 2012 at 9:35 am

Where do you get those little but butter packets? They look so handy for school :)


29 KathEats March 18, 2012 at 9:47 am

I think they’re on the shelves at whole foods


30 Stepheny @ GUSD March 19, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Your sandwich looks delicious! What kind of bread do you use?


31 KathEats March 19, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Cville Crunch from our bakery, Great Harvest Bread Co


32 Lexi @ Cura Personalis Foodie March 19, 2012 at 3:50 pm

For a second, I thought those were strawberries on your sammie. Strawberries + pepperjack? Haha


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