Sorry for the slight blogging hiatus. This weekend was action packed with a lot of fun activities, and a little bit of behind the scenes blog work (more on that later this week!).
Saturday started out with my Body Pump class. I am getting more comfortable with Pump each week, and I find myself adding in more little jokes, singing a bit more, and just having more fun with everything overall. I absolutely love starting out my weekend with this amazing class and workout.
After teaching Pump, I headed over to visit Brian at an open house for the student run dental clinic that he is a part of.
I was able to meet the dean of his program as well as some of his class mates.
The facilities were so new. I was very impressed by how nice everything looked.
Once we were done with the clinic open house, it was time to shower and clean up for the evening. We had not one but two cookouts to attend. The first cookout was for Brian’s clinic group in dental school, and the second was for our friend, Tori’s, birthday.
It was a perfect night to be outside, so the cookouts were great to have as our evening plans. At the dental school cookout, everyone brought a different dish, and there was such variety! I brought my homemade hummus along with some veggies and pita chips.
There were so many things to sample, I didn’t know what to pick. The dessert table looked pretty darn tasty, so I kept my pickings pretty small in order to save room.
Celery with some corn and bean salsa, corn chips, potato salad, more veggies, cheese, and some plantains. Yum!
After our food settled, Brian and I shared some goodies from the dessert table. Not quite sure what everything was, but there was a little chocolate and peanut butter goody…that little gem was by far my favorite!
After chatting and hanging out for a bit, we then headed over to Tori and Kegan’s house. We were happy to celebrate Tori’s birthday, but we were super excited to meet the newest member of their family…
TEDDY! Isn’t he adorable!?
We spent the evening chatting outside, drinking a little wine and just relaxing…so perfect!
I made sure to limit myself to one small glass of wine last night early in the evening because I knew that I was heading out for my long run today. 9 miles was on the agenda, it felt oh so good to check it right off the list!
I then made a delicious breakfast of carrot cake pancakes for Brian and I (recipe coming soon..), showered up and got ready for the day.
Brian and I had plans to attend Dig IN-A Taste of Indiana with Tori and Kegan. This event showcased Indiana growers and their high quality dishes in sample sized bites in the beautiful White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis, IN.
This event was so amazing, and I can’t say enough great things about the people, the food, the atmosphere, about everything…so I will be dedicating an entire post to this wonderful event later in the week 😉
After Dig-IN, Brian and I were definitely ready to go home. We ran a couple of errands, then came back home to prepare for the week. We weren’t exactly starving for dinner, but we needed a little somethin’ somethin’ in our bellies, so I whipped up some veggie and cheese plates.
The cheese was from Trader’s Point Creamery. Trader’s Point is an organic dairy farm in Indianapolis, IN. They had a booth with delicious gazpacho soup at the Dig-IN event, and while we were in line I think that we just hit the lucky spot because the marketing manager just happened to be standing there and gave us some cheese to take home to sample! You know how I feel about free things…
She didn’t just give us any cheese, she gave us some of their famous Fleur de la Terre. This cheese was slightly salty, and had a slightly sharp flavor…so delish! I made sure not to eat it all and save some for a recipe later in the week 😉
After such a busy and fun weekend, I am more than ready for a good night’s sleep.
Hope you all had a great weekend too!
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What a perfect weekend! Great job on limiting yourself to wine & fitting in a 9 mile run. You are AWESOME! 🙂