Chili Peppers and Pumpkins

 

Earlier today on my Facebook page I wrote that I felt like I was sweating peppers on the treadmill. I’ve convinced myself that this past week I’ve been walking around smelling like spicy peppers, especially after my workouts. To my fitness class peeps- I am sorry. This is not the way to impress “my boyfriend” (who happens to be riding a bull right now on The Biggest Loser- funny stuff).

I guess these peppers I just put on my broccoli slaw spaghetti (made with this soup instead of marinara) probably don’t help the situation.

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Oops.

In all the excitement last week I totally forgot to write a post about where all these peppers came from.

The peppers came from a pumpkin party. (Whoa, say that three times fast.)

The other weekend we had an amazing family pumpkin party. Naturally, the boys and I had to make some Peanut Butter Doughtzel Balls to take along.

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(THESE would impress “my boyfriend”.) Smile

The party was awesome.

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Our cute nieces were there and helped watch over the boys.

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Thanks to them I actually got to visit with friends that I don’t see often enough.

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My best friend since 7th grade Jaime.

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My other dear friends Robin (who’s pregnant with twins) and Katie (and her cute Carolyn).

The boys tried to work their charm with their new lady.

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What can I say? Joaquin’s a foot guy.

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I think it worked.

Smile

After a little corn maze action

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and a lot of chasing this guy around,

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the boys were ready for a “nack”.

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I was ready to try to get some good family photos.

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They look excited, don’t they?

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Look at Joaquin. He was trying to plan his next escape route.

We also got to hoard pick some apples.

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Judah did a really good job of finding all the bruised apples on the ground and adding them to the bag.

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I did a pretty good job of throwing his apples back on the ground and trying to find the good ones.

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Do you think he caught on?

Joaquin did a good job of getting distracted rather quickly (surprise, surprise).

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He is a piece of work I tell you.

Before we left Andrew got me a few butternut squash.

How cool is this thing?

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Yes, it’s totally the same one I worked out with for my Move of the Week last week. Ha ha!

Then on our way out I spotted the pepper garden. Oh yes, A PEPPER GARDEN!

Andrew gave me 2 minutes to grab as many peppers as I could.

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I think I did pretty well with my limited amount of time.

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I work well under pressure.

It was a long day.

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Not long enough though to keep me from begging Andrew to drive me all the way to pick up my Vita that same night. What a great guy!

He even treated me to dinner at Islands on the way home (but only let me take a picture of my Margarita Lite before I had to put the camera away).

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It was good (better than Skinnygirl). So was my veggie burger and salad (not pictured- I wasn’t allowed).

I’m guessing that THESE

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may have something to do with my “sweat scent” as of late.

He he!

PS- The peppers are almost gone. (Bad for me. Good for anyone who comes close to me.)

PPS- I just ate this plate of desserts while watching The Biggest Loser.

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Trader Joe’s chocolate soy sandwich (90 calories), a Chef Betsy G. biscotti (110 calories), and a S’more (190 calories) – a graham cracker and a marshmallow (microwaved for 20 seconds) with a Trader Joe’s dark chocolate 100 calorie bar in the middle.

Hello hearty dessert.

Hello pillow.

Goodbye friends.

See you tomorrow!

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Comments

  1. 1

    I always want to eat dessert while watching the Biggest Loser too! What’s up with that?

    Awesome pics of the boys…I love that Joaquin is a foot guy. 😉

  2. 2

    fun outting!! you look awesome in workout clothes, but super cute in regular clothes too!! I’m never in regular clothes. lol. #gymrat

  3. 3
    Mama Pea says:

    You are buff.
    You have good taste in drinks, boyfriends and desserts.
    You rock.

  4. 4
    Cari Drewry says:

    Hahahaha… I guess this is what they mean when they say “you are what you eat!” Thanks for sharing!
    * Tattedbabydoll

  5. 5

    I just clicked on your broccoli slaw spaghetti and I am going to try that soon. I just bought Costco’s new Kirkland marinara sauce so I am anxious to try it out. Thanks for the recipe.

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