One Fine Day

November 21st, 2009 | Posted by Alison Spath in Party Time

This fine Saturday started out with a 7 mile trail run early this morning, much like last weekend’s trail run, but without all the photo shop fun.

We left early this afternoon on a little road trip for a family birthday party about an hour and a half away.

A glass of Pinot Grigio upon arrival? Why certainly!

Pinot Grigio

Corbett Canyon

Tons of great party food.

Great Party Food

Lots of veggies!

Veggies Lots and lots of veggies

A few different pasta casseroles were served for dinner tonight. I can’t remember the last time I had pasta and it was a welcome treat!


On my plate, lots of greens with crumbly bleu cheese – plus a serving of the cheesy broccoli pesto casserole and some of the sundried tomato asparagus casserole as well. Both were amazing!

Birthday Dinner

And no birthday party is complete without kids waiting for cake to be served.


It’s almost time kiddos!

Time to Sing

Birthday Cake

Max requested the piece with the most amount of frosting.

Most Frosting

OK but we’re not leaving until the sugar buzz has worn off!

Cake Time

After cake I switched from wine and sugar to water. I most definitely wanted to avoid waking up tomorrow morning like I did last Sunday.

Switched to Water

Time to head outside for a fire!

Moved to Outside

And keeping warm under the outdoor heaters.

Under the Heat Lamp
Keep'In Warm

I didn’t worry about calorie counting today and just enjoyed myself this evening with good company and good food without going overboard. I think it helps that the scale is moving in the right direction and I’m feeling motivated to not completely derail my efforts without depriving myself either. It’s all part of the journey I suppose. It’s certainly nice though to have a Saturday with a long run and a party end as enjoyably as it started!

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5 Responses

  • Cindy says:

    one fine day indeed.
    I am glad you are having a day off from the counting. your run saved you anyway!
    you know cake does nothing for me normally but PASTA KILLS ME! NICE ~

    you look totally cute and cozy next to the heater!

    enjoy your evening. Im hoping to get J dude to bed soon..he’s on his last vapors being goofy and chasing his brother around and eating flat pretzel crackers . sheez…he’s been silly all day!

  • Glad you had such a great day! It’s so nice when you can enjoy yourself without going overboard…

    Happy Sunday! :)

  • Wine in a box? Please no hangovers, I am worried for you :) BTDT about 17 million times in my life.
    But very happy you didnt overdo it as you back-linked to. I remember that post. I have those moments w/ food allergies so yeah, I hear ya.

    “Max requested the piece with the most amount of frosting.”–very smart child. She must know me.

    You look awesome in your pic. Especially considering you’ve been in the car 3 hrs with toddlers. Wow. You rock!

  • Jennifer says:

    What a beautiful cake! At first, I thought that was Ava in the picture with glasses and curly hair. I was shocked but then I saw the real Ava next to her. :) Looks like a fun time and I’m glad you enjoyed yourself. :)

  • Erica says:

    A great Saturday for sure. I love the idea of trail running but have never been. I thought about it yesterday when Josh and I went hiking! Great party with yummy food. Love that they had so many veggies!! Glad you had a good time