Make it all better!
After blogging about Hellish Half Marathon run, we jumped in the car to drive about 1 hour to see my aunt, uncle, cousins, and grandpa.
Along the way, we stopped at Starbucks and I ordered a Skinny Pumpkin Spice Latte:
When we got to my family’s house, the cousins were rolling out pizza dough and my grandpa was supervising (he was having fun, I swear. Bad picture!):
I played with the cutest little doggie in the world for a while. She’s been on the bloggie before. :) Her name is Precious:
My family made the most delicious lunch of Grilled Pizza and Fruit Salad:
The best part of the salad were the toasted pine nuts — I just love pine nuts:
I was STARVING by the time lunch was served…. 13.1 miles will do that to a girl!
I had a generous serving of salad, watermelon, and pizza:
My pizza had mushrooms and pineapples on top. This was my first foray into grilled pizza and man — it was GOOD!
They did, however, make me drink out of a Gators cup (grrr):
It was a really nice lunch and totally lifted my spirits. My aunt, uncle, and cousins are going to Italy this summer and we had lots of fun talking about vacations and whatnot. They are also starting to think about college (a little bit; they both have a few years left) and we spent some time talking about the benefits of staying local vs. going out of state.
My little cousins are both SO smart; they could probably get into an Ivy League school! Check out all these trophies:
On the way home, I spotted a Dairy Queen and demanded we stop for Blizzards. The last time I had a Reeses Blizzard (which is probably my favorite treat, ever) was in MARCH (ironically, after a Half Marathon). It’s been far too long, my sugary sweet friend!
Lesson of the day….
- Pumpkin Spice Latte
- Husband time
- Family time
- Grilled pizza
- Dairy Queen
….Makes EVERYTHING better! 🙂