Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I'm still here and Happy Birthday Mom!

Hey all,

Sorry for the lack of posting but I wanted to soak up my visiting time with my mutti (mom is Mennonite German). My mom is from Paraguay and she speaks a lower dialect of German which is cool! I can understand words but I can't speak back, unfortunately. Anyways, we are having a grand time hanging out and walking all around Nelson. We ate some fabulous food at my favorite restaurant here called The Full Circle. We also drank lots of dandelion tea (Mom had a dandelion latte with rice milk, YUM) and played many rounds of Skip-Bo. I also got a late Christmas present, a mini-trampoline! I'm so excited to bound away on it and give my lymphatic system a boost. I introduced mom to Cesar Millan and his show The Dog Whisperer. Ry and I are truly mesmerized by his abilities to calm down crazy dogs! We are trying to learn his ways so when we get our dog, eventually, we will be in a calm, submissive state! Also, as yesterday was Mom's birthday we stayed in and made dinner and dessert, and sipped on Organic wine. I started the feast off with raw tomato basil soup from Heathy and topped it with some cashew cream, YUM! Then mom was intent on making a recipe she brought from home , so we had a lovely, light pasta dish. We finished off the night with the raw raspberry ganache fudge cake from the lovely, Ani Phyo . All in all, a fabulous night of eating! I will do a more extensive post later with lots of pictures but I have to run now as we are meeting my good friend Synje for tea and I haven't finished my green smoothie yet!

Have a great day and I'll be back on Wednesday with the longest blog post ever!


evergreen said...

I am so happy you are enjoying the time with your beautiful Mom! Give her a birthday hug from me, and tell her I think she raised a lovely daughter:)

Looking forward to the longest blog post ever! Have fun:)

Melissa said...

Oh Evergreen you are too kind! Thank you for the birthday hug too.
I'm looking forward to getting back to regular blogging as I really missed it!

Nikki said...

Awe, so glad you're having some mom time! Mine's coming to visit at the end of the month :)