May 23, 2012

I went to cycle class this morning and worked up a great sweat that left me wilted as a piece of old lettuce. Pineapple for the rescue! (Plus a handful of almonds)


I pile is accumulating by the door. I don’t really mind packing things, but I can’t stand how MUCH stuff I have to bring places. I’m trying to keep things grouped and organized for this trip. Karen, Matt and I are taking two cars to fit it all (against my protest that I would gladly sit in the back seat with 2 coolers of kegs and beach chairs..) but it seems 2 cars is necessary.


The recreational equipment (plus a fan for mom)


My portion of the pantry staple foods (Karen has a cooler full of more!)


Clothing. Shoes + toiletries in another bag!


Beach gear. (Chairs already in car)


I will have to call Larbs and make sure she has packed her NEW ENGAGEMENT RING! Congrats to the newlyweds to be, who are now planning a beach wedding for next summer! Beaches just ring in the celebrations! There will be lots of [sparkling water] cheers this week to celebrate.

It’s one of those days when I just didn’t really want anything for lunch.


I made a quesadilla (using up the tortillas this week!) with chicken, cheddar and jalapenos


Loved on some cherries


And did not eat this salad. Does it look simple and gross to you? Because that’s how it tasted..


Water fruit of the day: lime!


Ultrasound time. I’m nervous.


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1 Krissy @ Shiawase Life May 23, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Ugghh, I know what you mean about that salad…I had one last week like that – just couldn’t stand it!!


2 Katie May 23, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Hope all goes will with the ultrasound! Oh, and I just read Larbs’ big announcement! 2012 is turning out to be quite the year for the Youngers–first a baby on the way, and now a wedding to plan (:


3 Anjali @ The Picky Eater May 23, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Those quesadillas look yummy! You just listed my three of my favorite fruits in one post: pineapples, cherries and limes!


4 Catalina @ Cake with Love May 23, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Only when you start packing you start realizing how much stuff you actually nned! That salad looks simple, but definitely not gross, but very fresh instead, you should’ve add a fried egg on top, and I am sure it would’ve been delicious!


5 Erin May 23, 2012 at 12:55 pm

I’m at work under fluorescent Lights and really craving a beach vacay right about now! All those supplies are making me crave the sand in my teeth – I mean under my toes!;-) and good luck on the ultrasound! It’ll be fantastic, I just know it!


6 Johanna B May 23, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Congrats to Laura. Can’t wait to see a photo of the ring. How exciting!


7 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat May 23, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Congrats to your sister!!! And I love your suitcase – so cute!


8 Khushboo May 23, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Wow I feel like an am amateur packer all of a sudden….well done for getting so much done :)!


9 Molly @ RDexposed May 23, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Enjoy your ultrasound! It’ll be more fun than a glucose tolerance test that looms in your future.


10 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles May 23, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Oh my gosh…CHEERIES! I love cheeries! When my eldest son was younger, and he had such a limited diet due to food sensitivities and allergies…cheeries were the one fruit that he could tolerate and loved at this time of year…no matter the cost, I was buying them! I would have tellers look at me strangely when the gigantic price would pop up on their cash register…they had no idea that cheeries were ‘priceless’ to me! The look on my son’s face when I would present them to him…he would literally light up…how do you put a price on that!


11 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) May 23, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Good luck with the ultrasound! I’m sure everything will be great! Sounds like you have a plan for the trip! I want to go to the beach…


12 Lace @ Real Food Quest May 23, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Those cherries look beautiful! What lovely pictures.


13 Cait's Plate May 23, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Ah!! So exciting for your sister! A wedding and a baby all within the year! Your family has so much to celebrate :)


14 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance May 23, 2012 at 1:15 pm

I always bring a fan (when I can) when I travel – can’t sleep well without one! Maybe your Mom is the same!


15 Sana May 23, 2012 at 1:17 pm

So many exciting things are happening for you and your family!!! Congrats!


16 [email protected] for the Soul May 23, 2012 at 1:19 pm

oh wowww I had no idea whatsoever! Congratulations to Larbs~~~


17 j3nn May 23, 2012 at 1:19 pm

I love fresh pineapple!! <3

We're packing this weekend too… fun and stressful at the same time. I hope you get some time to relax. :)


18 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning May 23, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Good luck with the ultrasound- and congrats to your sis and brother-in-law to be!!
I like your suitcase- I really need a nice new one that stands out in the baggage carousel. :)


19 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See May 23, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Confession: There are rare moments when I absolutely cannot stand salads!


20 Lauren May 23, 2012 at 1:28 pm

I have been wondering when Other Matt was going to put a ring on it! How exciting!


21 KathEats May 23, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Other Matt – hahaha


22 kristen @ verbs and vignettes May 23, 2012 at 1:36 pm

the cheesy quesadilla and those cherries look delicious! hope there weren’t too many dishes in the sink after lunch. :p good luck at the ultrasound! sending good thoughts your way for everything still going swimmingly.


23 Lyn @ Life Lyn Style May 23, 2012 at 1:37 pm

I’m taking two kids to a Beach house next month with some of my family. I’m still trying to figure out how to fit everything we need in a car with two kids and their car seats etc. I’ll be interested in your posts as you are gone – especially as it pertains to meals.


24 Michelle (Peachy Palate) May 23, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Cherries! My wholefoods (not thee wholefoods, just a wholefood store!) got in 5kg today and sold out! The salad actually does like kinda gross….well just not as yummy as they usually do :) Hope the ultrasound went well !


25 Elisabeth May 23, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Congratulations to your sister!


26 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count May 23, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Lunch looks good! Good luck with the ultra sound.


27 Averie @ Averie Cooks May 23, 2012 at 2:02 pm

And the stuff will only multiply by ten-fold with a baby! Everyone says it, but it really is true…there’s just so much…stuff :)


And congrats to Larbs!


28 Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana May 23, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Looks like the makings for a great beach vacation :)

Hope you have fun at your ultrasound! We’re getting a 3D ultrasound this afternoon, SO excited!! I’m hoping the baby has turned head down, I think he might be because the kicks have been feeling different lately.


29 Annette @FitnessPerks May 23, 2012 at 2:13 pm

I wish I was going to the beach with you!!! Good luck today–and safe travels :)

And yes–that salad needs some cheese + fruit on it!


30 Angel7 May 23, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Just think of all the preparation and stuff you will need to pack for vacation when you have a baby in tote :) I always get concerned that I will forget stuff when packing for our daughter when we go on vacation. However, there is usually a Walmart nearby whereever we are, unless we are in a very remote location. It is amazing how many Walmarts there are out there! I think they might have the most stores.

Do you think Baby Younger/Monson will be in your sister’s wedding? You could push him down the aisle in some sort of really nice stroller :) I wanted my niece to be pushed down the aisle in a pretty stroller at our wedding, but it did not happen, which was perfectly alright with me.



31 KathEats May 23, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Yeah! They’re [mom and larbs] are taking about nautical outfits already!


32 Maria@ Sinfully Nutritious May 23, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Just wait till you have to bring baby stuff!!! :)
Everywhere you go tends to seem like packing for a vacation when a new baby is in tow. But, it is so much fun. You seem so organized that I am sure you only pack when you need, and once you are there and need it, you will be glad you packed it. When we go camping I pack everything, including the kitchen sink! I love to know that if I need something I have it.

Have a wonderful trip, we will be happy to hear the updates.


33 Lindsey May 23, 2012 at 2:38 pm

HUGE congrats to your sister!! Your organized packing amazes me. Have an awesome time at the beach!!


34 marie May 23, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Congrats to your sister! Can’t wait to see some pictures of the engagement!!


35 Nikki May 23, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Totally unrelated to your post, but I know you’ll be interested to read this if you haven’t already!!



36 KathEats May 23, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Just finished reading it!


37 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats May 23, 2012 at 4:42 pm

I lived by the beach in college and even when we were just going for a few hours I felt like I brought so much stuff!


38 Alyssa (pb and oatmeal) May 23, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Good luck with your ultrasound! That salad could defnitely use a makeover 😉


39 Lily O'Dare @ Candied-Lilfe May 23, 2012 at 5:30 pm

love a simple tortilla lunch

had a quesadilla with squash, herbs, and farmers cheese that was out of this world the other day! side of thinly slice radishes with sea salt rounded out the meal…yum


40 [email protected] May 23, 2012 at 6:27 pm

I hear you on the annoyance that is packing– I just always remind myself it all goes to a worthwhile purpose, aka vacation!! Those cherries look so good– so excited for summer fruit! Have a great time!


41 Katie @ Real Food Katie's Way May 23, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Oh my gosh have SO much fun on your vacation…I’m glad to hear all is “normal” with you as far as baby is concerned…

PS I’m not going to lie, that salad doesn’t scream Kath 😉

PSS CHERRIES!! I’m counting the days until I can enjoy them again!!


42 Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles May 24, 2012 at 1:26 am

I’ve been enjoying pineapple the past few days in smoothies! LOVE!


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