… shaking it off… and heading out in search of balance…

i hadn’t anticipated this post, but tonight we all miss haley!
so it feels right…

haley is a teen:

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she was cute before i knew her:

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i instantly loved her:

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she has a little bit of personality:

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she held it down at first:

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and eats her cupcakes with style:

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she graduated in the spring:

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she spent her last summer as a kid in the sun:

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she was college bound:

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we moved her into the dorms:

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and we miss her everyday!

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sometimes we just mope around:

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sometimes we drink wine to cope:

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tonight we made pizza b/c that helps:

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garlic broccoli pizza
-crust of choice (i let our friend JR make the crust tonight b/c he had a “new recipe” – healthwise i would make a thin whole wheat crust in the future)
– 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
– 4 tbsp olive oil
– 8 cloves fresh garlic (pressed, chopped etc)
– 4 oz. part skim ricotta (give or take)

-add olive oil and garlic to saucepan on low heat, cook until garlic starts to brown… salt and pepper to taste
-add the broccoli and toss it around in the olive oil/garlic
-top pizza crust with broccoli mixture and add ricotta
-bake at 500 degrees about 8 minutes (if crust is precooked)

YUMMMMMMO
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but of course you need a little variety…

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butternut squash and red onion pizza (i didn’t get a shot of the whole pizza before it got sliced up)

– again, pizza crust of choice
– roast butternut squash (or squash of choice) and red onion, then spread over pizza crust
– sprinkle with part skim mozzarella
– salt and pepper to taste
– finish with some fresh rosemary (this really made the pizza KILLER)
– bake at 500 for about 8 minutes (if pizza crust is already cooked)

** this pizza had incredible flavor but was a tiny bit dry, so maybe a little olive oil, ricotta, or whatever you desire to add a little moisture to the pizza.

we were all enjoying our pizza when…

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what was that sound?? no mama pea, it was not ring ring ring ring ring ring ring ring… banana phoooone….

even better…

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a skype date with HALEYYYYYYY!!!

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it just made our night!!

it was what we all needed…

we love you haley… and we miss you…

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Comments on: "everyone misses haley!!" (2)

  1. Oh, I just loved this post. I must meet Hayley! Preferrably when she doesn’t have the swine 🙂

  2. Hi! I came across your blog on the Peas blog. My daughter went off to college this fall too so I can relate. I think I’ve gained 20 pounds just in comfort food from missing her. I love your blog!

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