I must admit, in actuality we are a bit boring.

I don’t have many exciting pictures to share, mainly because we are lazy bums.

Know what else? We rarely eat out. I come from a long line of home cooks. Even on vacation we don’t head out to eat very much. But this pretty much stems from the fact that we would rather lay around and have most likely had cocktails since noon. Mr. How Sweet and I also don’t venture out that much. Usually because I am lazy and he is too hungry to take a 5 minute car ride to a restaurant.

Just kidding. Sort of.

We have been averaging at least 2 meals out a day here. It is rough. It is unlike us. I feel like I’m going to explode. It is actually making me want to eat some broccoli. Now you know that means business.

We also have a boatload of goodies in the house. I did not make any. But somehow, we have ended up with funfetti cupcakes, funfetti cookies, brownies, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate chip cookie bars, Dove chocolate, white trash, s’mores ingredients, and 16lbs of taffy.

And beer.

Help me.

My grandpa took us out to lunch at a European cuisine cafe near the water.

Don’t be fooled by my greens and wheat bread. There was duck and gruyere on here. No, I have no idea what has come over me.

My mom had quiche lorraine, and in true Mother Lovett fashion she added half a stick of butter to her baguette.

She prescribes to the no-breakfast-3-crackers-for-lunch-and-burgers-with-fries-for-dinner diet.

We walked it off for precisely 3 minutes, and I saw another golden retriever.

I’m seeing approximately 23.6 goldens a day. Some people have baby fever. I have golden retriever fever.

It’s not that I don’t want a baby, but I’m a bit uneasy about popping it out. I’d prefer the stork to deliver it to my doorstep.

I’d love to tell you that I had an exciting day after that, but it consisted of me sitting outside by the water and reading for 5 solid hours. I didn’t budge. Except for a chocolate chip cookie bar. And to not shower.

“The kids” – which I am still included in, thank goodness – decided to go for more Mexican food, because clearly I haven’t eaten enough the last 4 days.

I declined on ice cream tonight. I may have had it twice yesterday, one of the flavors being salty peanut butter ice cream. They must have known I was coming.

The sun didn’t want to set, but I still took some pictures of it anyway. It’s majestic in my eyes.

My brothers:

This should alert you to what a smart ass Will is.

My cousin Joe:

And then we came home and the boys started to fish and got a giant one on the line that ended up getting away.

I think a s’more will cure the disappointment.

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22 Responses to “The One That Got Away.”

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    Lisa @bakebikeblog — August 3, 2010 @ 7:09 pm

    oh my! How good does that Mexican look! In all its carby glory!!!!


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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — August 3, 2010 @ 7:11 pm

    i would risk gaining 20 lbs if i could be there now…


  3. #
    Estela @ Weekly Bite — August 3, 2010 @ 7:26 pm

    I seriously wanted to reach through my computer screen and grab that margarita!

    So glad you’re having a relaxing time :)


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    Liz @ Tip Top Shape — August 3, 2010 @ 7:28 pm

    Your trips sounds so good!!!!! And I agree with Heather. I would be gaining SO much. Would be worth it though, haha.


  5. #
    Jaime — August 3, 2010 @ 7:38 pm

    Duck AND gruyere? Where do I book my flight?


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    Katie — August 3, 2010 @ 8:07 pm

    That all sounds like the perfect vacation. We don’t eat out very often either because we are too cheap. I always think I could make something taste better for less money – so I’ll jut make it myself thankyouverymuch. But it’s always nice when someone else takes you out (i.e. pays) – enjoy the rest of your vacation!


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    Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) — August 3, 2010 @ 9:28 pm

    Your family sounds like my kind of people! And hahaha @ your mom’s diet — my mom is the SAME way! Coffee from breakfast to mid-afternoon, then one big meal a day. She’s 4’9″ and has more energy than my husband and I combined, so I guess whatever works for her, who am I to say she’s doing it wrong? lol

    I know how you feel. When I eat out day after day I long for fresh veggies and plain grilled salmon. Of course, that vow of sugar celibacy lasts about 12 hours into my first day of “back to normal.” LOL :)



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    Wei-Wei — August 3, 2010 @ 9:48 pm

    Mmmmmm. A whole wheat duck and gruyere panini sounds divine right now. And the horror! You rejected salty PB ice cream?!

    Wei Wei


  9. #
    MelissaNibbles — August 4, 2010 @ 2:58 am

    I want your cousin Joe’s tshirt!


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    Liana @ femme fraiche — August 4, 2010 @ 3:30 am

    hahah I laughed out loud at this one! We rarely ever eat out either too. Mama (and the rest of the family) just doesn’t see how its worth it when her cooking is so good, we don’t need a restaurant to compare it to. And the golden retriever fever? I swear my house will have puppy nurseries for a long time before it has baby ones!


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    Erica @ ericaunmasked.blogspot.com — August 4, 2010 @ 4:30 am

    I love that you are enjoying yourself so much. I want to be like you when I grow up. It sounds truly magical. Enjoy every minute.


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    Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear — August 4, 2010 @ 4:40 am

    If you find the stork let me know, I want to use his sercives too :D


  13. #
    stephchows — August 4, 2010 @ 7:40 am

    a smore cures all :)


  14. #
    Matt — August 4, 2010 @ 7:50 am

    We actually eat out a TON when we are on vacation. We rarely eat out at home, so I think that is why. It is like a treat :)


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    Kristen — August 4, 2010 @ 8:01 am

    I love that you call it “white trash” too. I love that stuff! Sounds like you are having fun!! What a beautiful place you are at!


  16. #
    Amanda — August 4, 2010 @ 8:31 am

    You always find the best ways to make me smile. :)


  17. #
    Kacy — August 4, 2010 @ 9:00 am

    I have serious doggie fever right now! The breed changes regularly, but I want one sooo bad!


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    Mollie — August 4, 2010 @ 9:10 am

    What is “white trash”? I’m intrigued…


    • Jessica — August 4th, 2010 @ 9:20 am

      It can be made multiple ways, but it is usually a salty chex mix with pretzels and peanuts then covered with white chocolate.


      • LB — August 4th, 2010 @ 6:21 pm

        You might know it as puppy chow :)


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