unforgettable faces

Today was the last day of my little work-cation.  However, work was over and now it was playtime.  The weather was pretty crummy, but we made the best of the day and actually got out of the house!  Before heading out we each got in a quick workout and then I made farro, which is completely taking over my morning routine!

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When I get home, I’m going to do a few trials to see if oats hold me over longer, or if I’ve just been extra hungry this week.  Today I added ground flax meal for a little extra sticking power, which seemed to help.

Tommy Bahama coffee..oh yaaaah.

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Farro Breakfast for TWO

  • 2/3c whole farro
  • 1.5c water
  • 1.5c milk of choice [I used almond milk]
  • 1/4c ground flax meal
  1. In a coffee grinder, spice grinder, or Vita-Mix, grind farro until about mostly powdered.
  2. Set a pot over medium heat and add liquids + ground farro.
  3. Whisk to combine and let sit , whisking when needed for about 8-12min.
  4. Done when desired consistency is reached.  If it gets to thick, just add a little water and whisk again.

Thick. Nutty. Creamy. Wonderful.

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After breakfast, there was some playing and then getting ready for a rainy day adventure.  First we toured downtown by car. 

The girls stayed occupied by reading.  They LOVE reading and making up cute stories along the way.

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Can’t get enough of their expressions!

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The girls are both extremely smart.  They impressed me all week with the things they knew.  Today, Lulu pointed out the world “love” on her mom’s computer.  She said “Mom, that word says LOVE!”  Mind you, she is 3 years old! 

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The carousel was our next stop!  One of the girls’ favorite spots!

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It was not easy taking their photo as they spun around.  It was also making me a bit dizzy trying! haha

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I really grew attached to these kids in no time at all.  Bittersweet.

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We went to lunch at Pea Daddy’s favorite spot, Venti’s.  They have an awesome menu and advertise “fresh, clean food!”  It was indeed just that.  I had a hard time choosing what to get.  They even had a pumpkin curry dish, but eventually I decided on the falafel bowl. 

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Cute decor. 

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Patiently waiting.

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Eye on the prize.

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Hands down, thee best sweet tater fries I’ve ever had.  No others even come close to comparing.  They were extremely crispy, drizzled with honey and topped with shredded coconut. 


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Investigating the fry.

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Lulu and I have many things in common.  One of them is our love for ketchup.  We like to use fries [or our hands] as a mechanism for ketchup delivery!

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This falafel bowl was top notch.  The falafel were perfectly crispy with great flavor packed inside.  The house made yogurt sauce + hummus were delish, and it was topped with a load of veggies, black beans, brown rice underneath and a ginger/cabbage slaw on top.

Might need to recreate this at home!

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Next stop was Great Harvest.  Wish I would have been hungry enough for a free sample slice, but I was stuffed.  They had an awesome sounding seasonal loaf called Stuffing Bread.  It was a large bread that was loaded with carrots, onion, celery, sage and other spices, to use for Thanksgiving stuffing.  Too bad I had no suitcase room.  I’ll have to check our local GH to see if they have it!

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The girls had room for a slice :)

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Last photo with the girls before leaving for the airport.  Lulu had to have her Olivia book, unicorn, and a DVD in the photo to make it complete.

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Kisses to the girls + a hearty hug to Mama Pea, then I was on my way.  This was not an easy goodbye, but I know it won’t be the last of Ashley + the Peas!

<3 Ashley