Sunday, August 30, 2009


Happy Sunday!  I hope everyone has enjoyed their weekend!  We were VERY ready for a weekend off, after the kids’ first full week of school.  Katie and Zachary were ready to sleep in and Tyler was ready to hunt and fish.  We headed to the cabin as soon as school was out on Friday and sometime that evening I decided that my Saturday would be filled trying to be Betty Crocker:

Can’t take the credit for these, Zachary made these chocolate chip cookies!August 09 002


Homemade peace cobbler x 2!  This is my go-to dessert because it’s one of the few that I make from scratch…dough and all!  (And it’s also the prettiest!) August 09 003 

Paula Deen’s Chocolate Chip Zucchini  Bread – Oh so good!  And it’s healthy right?  It has vegetables! August 09 004


My stove full of goodies.  I ended up making 2 more loaves of the zucchini bread without nuts and I put them in the freezer to enjoy later! August 09 005


And what baking expedition would be complete without Katie making her special cupcakes!  Oh, she makes quite the mess but she LOVES it and has so much fun!August 09 001

This morning, feeling very heavy from my multiple tastings and BBQ at the neighbors (!), I set out on my walk.  I was so excited when I walked out the door this morning and had to go back in for my jacket!!!  I L-O-V-E fall!!  Yippee for crisp, fall air!  So as I’m sure you can imagine, I didn’t walk for long.  My right leg is still sore when I start off running, but after a few minutes it feels fine…so I don’t know what’s going on there.  I won’t even tell you what kind of junk runs through my mind when discomfort/pain has no obvious cause.  You can imagine.  But anyway, I ran 10 miles and it was glorious!  I didn’t ever take my jacket off and loved every minute of it.  After my run, promptly did this:

August 09 009I sat my booty on the banks of the river and soaked my legs.  I’m tellin you, this is best kind of ice bath you could ever have!  It was sooooo stinkin’ cold at first but after awhile, I think my legs just went numb.  I tried this attempting to minimize the leg soreness…we’ll see.

August 09 008 

So now I’m back home relaxing in the recliner.  Probably won’t do much for what’s left of the day.  Just watched our Cardinals win again…10 games up in the NL Central!!! 



Mrs. LC said...

You were a baking beast! (Beautiful baking beast!). ;)

Running beast too - I wish I could run like you!!! I always get too unmotivated before I "train" to go much further than 3 miles.

Keri said...

I love fall, too. That's the problem with don't get much of one! I have to say that seeing pictures of all that yummy stuff you made almost makes me want to spend the day in the kitchen myself.....almost!

Anonymous said...

You go girl! I love the pic of your feet in the water :) Hope you have a great day!

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