I feel like the past week just flew by. Maybe it was the short work week? Maybe it’s just because it’s summer and the days are going by way too fast? I don’t know. But I managed to remember to snap a few photos of my meals yesterday so I’m sticking with the Wednesday tradition of showing you what I ate!

banana smoothie with about time whey

I kept breakfast super simple with a protein shake. Alex and I were meeting a couple of the pastors from our church for coffee, so we had to be out the door earlier than normal. No time to decorate this with beautiful toppings!

We met for coffee at Sugar & Twine, a little coffee shop in Carytown. I’ve only been there a few times but I really like their vibe. It’s very well curated and the coffee comes in really unique mugs.

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It was nice to start the day with a huge mug of coffee.

Since I ate breakfast so early, my stomach was rumbling around 10:30. Luckily I had some of these cashews in my desk drawer.

I picked these up on a whim at Target and they’re so good. Almost too good. I grabbed a handful and zipped up the bag, tucking it out of site. If it’s in view. I’ll just keep going back for more!

Around noon, I went down to the cafeteria to grab lunch. I’ve raved about the salad bar at work before, because it’s pretty incredible.

I made this massive salad and it was only $4. That’s like half the price you’d pay at Whole Foods!

The salad was really satisfying and I didn’t get hungry again until around 4:00.

I had one of these mini Larabars to hold me over until dinner. They’re only 100 calories each and they taste amazing.

Once we got home, I had to make dinner pretty quickly because Alex had a softball game. I managed to whip up Jenn’s tomato soup with mozzarella balls in about 20 minutes. This is one of our favorite meals. I know summer isn’t exactly soup weather but this soup is so good that I don’t even care.

easy creamy tomato soup

I took the photo before we added the mozzarella balls on top because truthfully I burned them a bit and they didn’t look so pretty. Luckily they stil tasted great!

All in all it sounds like a normal day but actually some big stuff is going on! I didn’t want to say anything because there was always the potential for things to fall through but… my parents moved to Richmond!!!!


This photo was taken almost exactly a year ago, at our family reunion. Now we won’t have to drive 8 hours to be together!

They spent most of the day yesterday driving a giant moving truck from Columbus to Richmond and today they’re unpacking! I’m so thrilled to have my parents close by. It’s kind of funny that my brother moved to Richmond, I followed a year later, and now my parents are here 6 years after that! We’re so excited!

Do you live near any of your family members?

I’m linking up with Laura for What I Ate Wednesday!