Sunday, June 19, 2011

Moving Day

Happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there! My dad got his Father’s Day weekend started on the right foot yesterday: he spent the day helping his daughter move all her crap back home :)

I was up bright and early (despite getting only five hours of sleep after Sarah's party) to start lugging all my stuff downstairs. Eric helped me with my furniture and then together we crammed as many boxes as we could into my car while we waited for my dad to arrive from Traverse City with the trailer he rented. By the time he got there, we were ready to load it up!

In hardly no time at all the trailer went from this:


To this:


Nothing like moving your daughter back home to make for some father-daughter bonding :)

My dad and I

As I mentioned the other day, packing up all of my things has definitely left me with mixed emotions. While I’m excited to be living back in my hometown for the first time in two years, I’m also really going to miss my apartment and my friends. I’ve had some really fun times while living in Grand Rapids and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t sad to leave.

By the time I started packing up my food (go figure), the tears were flowing. Eric tried to capture a picture of me crying like a baby, but of course seeing him standing there with my camera made me start laughing.




After the water works were over, my dad took Eric and I out to lunch at On The Border. For those of you who are wondering, yes I have eaten Mexican food three times in the last two weeks. Sorry, but I don’t ever get sick of warm tortilla chips, tacos, refried beans and rice.

Today we got really crazy and finally ordered guacamole live! I can’t believe I have been to On The Border more times in the last year than a person should probably go in their lifetime and I have never experienced the joy of having your waiter prepare fresh guacamole for you right in front of your face.


I was SO excited. Probably a lot more excited than a normal person should be for a plate of mashed up avocado.




In addition to all of the chips and guac I devoured, I also managed to down four of these tacos full of melty cheesy chicken goodness.


Yes I said four. Don’t judge me, moving made me hungry!


When we were finally done stuffing our faces my dad and I hit the road for TC. We spent the rest of the afternoon unloading the trailer and then I proceeded to spend the rest of the night avoiding unpacking. Around 7:00 I was finally hungry for dinner (you’d think I’d had a big lunch or something) and I thought “hmm, it’s been a couple days since I’ve actually posted some healthy food on the blog” so I made a salad, just for you :)

DSC05453 Spinach, chopped apple, dried cranberries, feta, walnuts and sunflower seeds



Well, I’m off to eat some oatmeal, join a gym and spend the day with family. Have a good one!


PS: You know you’re a good blogger dad when you take pictures of your daughter passing you on the freeway.

freeway passing2

For those of you who have witnessed my unsafe taking-pictures-while-driving habits, now you know where I get it.

freeway passing 


Enjoy your Sunday :)


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