Loving Life Lately

Happy Monday! For me it actually is a happy Monday because I don’t have school this week :) I have a whole bunch of marvelous going on lately!

Marvelous… how about how this is the last Monday of 2013! I swear, this year went by faster than any other year of my life. I know, there have only been 13 others ;)



I mentioned in my last post how I ended Christmas at my dad’s house. I spent the night there for the first time in quite awhile and it went really well! Sometimes I have some anxiety about how it’s not my normal routine or if they’ll have good food for breakfast. I don’t need to worry about breakfast… eggs, toast, a banana, and blueberry crumb cake!

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I went sledding after that with my dad and brother :) we have a huge hill right behind the house!


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Going out to lunch with the girls! Tricia (on the right) lives in Utah and is home for Christmas break.

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Grandma and Aunt Jo Ann

chicken milanese

Chicken milanese – chicken, garlic aioli,bruschetta, and mozzarella. So good.

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Shrimp tacos for mom. They were literally the size of my palm. She did say that they were flavorful though! 


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making homemade pies with Grandpa Kelvin! I’ll have a whole post on that soon :)


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Stocking up! When I find a good deal, I can’t resist buying tons!


fish fry

going to a fish fry last night! Nothing beats some fresh Lake Michigan perch. Plus some pizza, salad, beans, and homemade applesauce! The salad: Bacon Lettuce Tomato Avocado. It might have been the best salad I’ve ever had.


And dessert. These were some kind of blondie. The caramel was still warm – my tastebuds were doing a dance in my mouth!


loving life lately! Since Christmas, I’ve been eating a lot more than I normally do. I’m finding that when I have a full belly I’m so much happier than when I don’t eat enough. I didn’t run at all this weekend and didn’t even worry about it. Baby steps!


 scone and cookie

Well, I’ll leave it at that. I can’t believe tomorrow is New Year’s Eve! How are you celebrating?


Leigha is the founder and writer of The Yooper Girl. She has a passion for living life, eating good food, running long distances, and cats.

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      The other day I went to make oats and I was ALL out. Luckily I stopped myself from having a major meltdown, lol!

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    Looks like an awesome week! And tons of great food – that scone! And the pie. Aaanndd that blondie. I’m happy that your relationship with food has been taking a turn for the better – baby steps are awesome! I find myself feeling soooo much better with a full tummy – that’s what our bodies want! :) Have an awesome day!
    Jess @ Story of a Girl recently posted…Healthy and Happy Twenty-FourteenMy Profile

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      I tried one today, and it was awesome! Except I microwaved it too long so it was a little crunchy haha. But the flavor was great!

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    I’m so glad you’re doing so well!! Good food always helps. ;) I want a bite of everything in this post, especially that blondie. Talk about mouthwatering! I hope the rest of your break continues to be this awesome! Happy New Year! <3
    Alex@Veggin’ Out recently posted…Christmas Recap!My Profile


  1. […] Then I went out to dinner with my dad, step-mom, and her family (remember Kelvin?). It was fancy place – I went there back in December! […]

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