I love…

I love starting my day with a couple of sweet, sticky dates and a sweaty 4 mile run. 

I love it when breakfast turns out oh so right. 

Chia French Toast

  • 1 whole egg + 1 egg white
  • splash of milk
  • cinnamon + nutmeg
  • 1 T. raisins
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 2 slices whole wheat bread
  1. Whisk together eggs, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, raisins and chia seeds.  Meanwhile, heat nonstick pan (sprayed with cooking spray) on medium heat.
  2. When pan is hot, dunk bread into egg mixture on both sides.  Place on hot pan.
  3. Flip once one side is golden brown.  Flip and cook the other side until brown and toasty.
  4. Top with favorite toppings—almond butter and raspberry jam are my personal faves. 😀

I love salads that include all of my favorite things.

From cheesesticks to olive oil to garden fresh tomatoes.  Love.

I love it when lunch is made up of a big green salad…

…and fizz…

…and fuzz.

I love a voluminous lunch filled with nothing but summer.

I love PB&Company Bee’s Knees Peanut Butter.

I love yogurt with flax and granola.

I love peanut butter on yogurt with flax and granola.

Love.

I love visiting my Pepere and talking about his 8 ft.+ tall tomato plant.

I love laughing with him, at the way the plant peaks through the window.

I love laughing.

I love it when Pepere serves out appetizers while mom cooks the meal.

I love unsalted pretzels better then salted pretzels (?!?)

I love these little yellow bowls, filled with memories of when Memere used to serve us grandkids icecream in the morning (complete with sprinkles) after a sleep over.

Love.

I love chicken topped with garlic powder, paprika, olive oil and parsley.  Especially when grilled and served with oven roasted potatoes, ketchup and farm fresh green beans.

I love listening to Pepere share stories of his farm in Canada. 

I love eating and chatting with family.  Love.

I love my mom’s homemade blueberry pie.

What am I saying?

Everyone loves my mom’s homemade blueberry pie.

I love a cozy, relaxing, liesurely walk after dinner.

I love the fresh air.  The birds.  The company.  The way the setting sun kisses the trees, and watching them blush into a glorious orange. 

I love finding a random apple tree in the middle of a walk.

I love it when dad takes a bite of a small shiny apple.  I love that we all wait and watch his reaction before following suit.  I love that he exclaims it’s delicious.  Delicious.

I love it when we continue on our walk, leaving this simple pleasure behind for someone else to discover.

I love it when the clouds look as if they’ve been painted into the sky.  God is such an artist.

I love the end of a cool summer day.

I love the simple things of life that make me stop and smile.

Love.

Question: What are some of the things that you loved about today?

HAPPY FRIDAY!! 😀

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16 thoughts on “I love…

  1. Your photos are beautiful! and a great idea for a post. 🙂 I might need to copy it at some stage! 🙂 that bread looks YUM too, xx

  2. awwww what a sweet post! this made me think of all the things i love, which are eerily similar to yours. your pictures are so incredibly gorgeous, and i am just in love with your family. y’all just seem to get a long so well, laugh and enjoy good food. three must-haves for life 🙂

  3. What a lovely post and great photos. This definitely puts me in the mind set to pay more attention to things I love everyday 😉 As for my favorite part of Friday, I loved running through hundreds of dragon flies on my run, A beautiful sight if ever there was one. 🙂

  4. What a beautiful post!

    I love waking up with my husband each morning. I love making our breakfast and eating it in bed. I love lazy mornings, where we can lay in bed for a while and read, and then I get to mosey on over to the Farmers Market. I love finding fresh fruit and veggies!

    Thanks for a great reminder to look at the little things that we see every day!

  5. These photographs are absolutely amazing! .. especially the ones of your french toast. I am no expert when it comes to photography, but it must mean something if I can’t stop looking at it! Hah!

    Chia seeds on the other hand? The freak me out.
    ❤ Tat

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