22 August 2012

What I Ate Wednesday #83 + My Girly Freak-out Moment

AHAAFHDLFJAFOIAGNOANHHHHAOIDOKEJTRNAKLKOSIIIIIEEEEE!!!!!!!

Oh, I'm sorry -- you can't read that?
I'm too excited to form actual words. OBVIOUSLY!
But why?

PAUL IS HOME!!!!!!!!!!!

USMC Deployment Homecoming

For those of you that are new, my marine has been serving in Afghanistan for the past 7 months.  Our first deployment is officially freaking OVER!  *biggest happy dance ever*

I am currently crazy-glued to his side [emphasis on the crazy!] and shall not leave it for the world.  This means that I don't exactly have a proper What I Ate Wednesday post for you today.  I was, however, a good little blogger and scrounged up a round-up of some of the face-stuffage that has gone down over the last few weeks!  So drool away!  I'll be making up for lost time by annoying the crap out of my husband =)

Blueberry Watermelon Strawberry Fruit Salad
lots of fresh fruit. by the mouthful/bucketful... basically as much as I can stuff in my face 

Asparagus Artichoke Whole Grain Flatbread Pizza
lots and lots of whole grain asparagus artichoke flatbread
[Here's the recipe!]

Cheesy Pumpkin + Black Bean Nachos
weirdest nachos ever -- with pumpkin, black beans, and a freaking mountain of cheese

Cheese and Veggie Snack Plate
multi-grain rice and seed crackers, cucumber, and cabot habanero cheddar snack plate

Field Green Salad with Tomatoes, Eggs, Cucumber, and Carrot Chips
vegetables make me happy
Love Grown Gluten Free Granola
love grown granola and greek yogurt -- buckets and buckets of the stuff
it didn't suck
Healthy Spinach Dip and Veggies
peas and crayons... glitter and veggies... it's all the same really =)
[dip recipe]


and finally...
Bullet the Ferret and Hot Dog Squeakie Toy
What Bullet the Ferret Ate Wednesday.
 [His favorite squeakie doubles as his "summer staple"]
Oh and my summer staple?  My freaking husband!  I'm far too giddy to write this post =)  
You guys will do much better, right?  Please oh please make up for my madness!

Peas and Crayons
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103 comments:

  1. I am SO happy for you!!!! Enjoy each other :)

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  2. Heather @ Kiss My BroccoliWednesday, August 22, 2012

    YIPPEEEEEEEEEE! I'm so so excited for you girl! I know these past 7 months have been hard on you! Enjoy your time with your man!


    And you say "weird" nachos...I say DELICIOUS!! I'm totally making those! :)

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  3. Oh, that's so wonderful that he is home. Hope you are having a fabulous time with him :) x

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  4. girl, I am SO freakin' happy for you. enjoy enjoy enjoy, mama! XXO

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  5. Julianna @ Julianna BanannaWednesday, August 22, 2012

    that's so exciting that paul is home!!!!!! :) also all of your eats look delicious!!

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  6. Cinnamon @eatpraytriWednesday, August 22, 2012

    so excited for you that he is HOME!! YAY!!

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  7. Shari @ The Daily DishWednesday, August 22, 2012

    You are too cute! So exciting that your guy is HOME! :) Enjoy your time together.

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  8. Congrats on having your husband home!!!!

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  9. Alexis@fitpossibleWednesday, August 22, 2012

    So happy for you! 7 months is a long time... I understand tehe... enjoy all the time being giddy its a great feeling!

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  10. Tiff @ Love Sweat & BeersWednesday, August 22, 2012

    Yay! I'm so happy for both of you. Happy dance to your hearts' delight. :)

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  11. MY HEART SMILED AT THAT PIC. love him UP :-)

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  12. Emily @ Life on FoodWednesday, August 22, 2012

    Oh lovely! I am so happy for you.

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  13. HOORAY!! Paul is home!!! That girly freak out moment is definitely necessary! xo

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  14. Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeetsWednesday, August 22, 2012

    What great news!! You are entitled to a whole weekend/month of freak outs. How very exciting Go get your man Girl and get er done.

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  15. Sarina @ EarthgivenWednesday, August 22, 2012

    So happy for you! Wonderful picture of you and him.

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  16. you two make my heart swoon.... well that and wine. ;-)

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  17. p.s. my husband is my summer staple, and my fall, my winter, and spring. hehe

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  18. Kat @ Journey to 100Wednesday, August 22, 2012

    I am so happy that you two are back together.I had a hard enough time with long distance, much less deployment - blah!

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  19. YAY!!! Totally super duper excited for you!! :D <3
    (And I love love LOVE Bullet!)

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  20. Jennifer@TheFooderyWednesday, August 22, 2012

    Woo hoo!!!! Beautiful pic of the reunited couple, have a fabulous fabulous weekend!!! :D

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  21. So exciting! Welcome home!

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  22. HOORAY for your honey being home!! I can't imagine what it's like to be apart for so long. Enjoy every moment together! :)

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  23. Welcome home!!!! :)

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  24. Laura @ MommyrunfastWednesday, August 22, 2012

    I'm so thrilled for you that he's home!! I am amazed at those of you who have to deal with separation... Enjoy!!

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  25. Corey @ Learning PatienceWednesday, August 22, 2012

    WHOO HOO girlie...im so happy for you! Did he ever get the care package??


    xoxo from Trinidad

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  26. So excited for you! Enjoy each other's company! :-)

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  27. Amy B @ Second City RandomnessWednesday, August 22, 2012

    So happy for you, my dear! Enjoy!

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  28. Brittany (healthy slice)Wednesday, August 22, 2012

    so so SO thrilled for you and your man!! :)

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  29. Woohoo!! :) You guys are adorable! I have also been eating tons of fresh fruit...can't get enough!

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  30. Yippeee!!!!!!!!!!!! So happy for you that he is home. Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  31. Three Men and A Little LadyWednesday, August 22, 2012

    YAY!!!!!!!!! My husband was gone for a year back in 2009-2010 and there was no greater day than the one you just had!!!!! I am so glad another one had returned home safe! Enjoy this precious time, and don't feel guilty for letting everything else go;)

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  32. Liz @ Southern CharmWednesday, August 22, 2012

    YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!! So happy he is home and y'all are reunited!!!

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  33. Ami @ Parsnips and PearsWednesday, August 22, 2012

    awww so exciting!! Enjoy spending time with your hubby :)

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  34. This is my FAVORITE ALL TIME post of yours! I am SO FREAKIN' happy for you! I think we all totally understand if you happen to go MIA from the blog world until you are finished annoying your hubby. ;) WELCOME HOME PAUL!

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  35. The picture of you two is so cute!
    But bullet the ferret is the one who really steals my heart here :-) so adorable!
    thanks for hosting.

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  36. Madeline @ FoodFitandFamWednesday, August 22, 2012

    WELCOME HOME PAUL!!!!! Aww my heart is SO happy for you girl. Welcome home is unlike anything else in the world :)

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  37. Woww, nice catch! he's hot!!! you two are so cute together!!!!!

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  38. YAY! This just put the biggest smile on my face. I can't even imagine how happy you both must be. Enjoy every minute with your man! <3

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  39. Oh yay! Super happy for the both of you :D

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  40. Jillian @ Iron &amp; SunshineWednesday, August 22, 2012

    YAYY!!! Welcome home Paul!!

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  41. Yay! So happy for you! Semper Fi.

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  42. Aww, happy for you!!! P.S. You make veggies look so yummy!!

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  43. Aww, so happy for you and your hubby!

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  44. So excited for you and your hubby!

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  45. Kristi @ Sweetly FitWednesday, August 22, 2012

    awww yay!! You guys could not get any cuter. I'm happy for you! And I also love your amazing use of cheese in this post, haha. That's what I'm talking about!

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  46. So so happy for you! Enjoy being reunited, I can't imagine how good it feels!! :) Your food looks so delicious here, particularly the whole grain asparagus artichoke flatbread -amazing. Have a great week!

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  47. So excited for you and your hubby to be reunited!

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  48. SO FREAKING HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!

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  49. Glad your husband is home safe and sound and tell him thanks, I appreciate all he does for our country!

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  50. Congrats on having him home!!!! That must be the BEST feeling!

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  51. Enjoy your time with your husband and thank him for his service to his country!

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  52. Glitter and veggies <-- LOVE it!! So happy for you and your hubby. Enjoy every single moment. <3

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  53. I am SO happy he is home :) :) :) And please thank him for his service and also thanks to YOU for supporting him during his service!

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  54. Yay!! That's so exciting for you. SO glad that your husband is finally home! ;)

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  55. Yay!! So excited for you! Go annoy away!!

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  56. Long time lurker emerging from the shadows - I am so happy for you! God bless you and thank you both for your sacrifice and service.

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  57. Thank you so so much!!!! =) Hope you're having an amazing weekend!

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  58. I will! Thanks Karen! <3 Have a great weekend!

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  59. Now we BOTH have our boys! Thanks Koko! <3 you girly!!!!

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  60. Thanks Sophie!!! Have a fabulous weekend!!!

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  61. Thanks!!! and Hooray veggies! <3 Have a great weekend!

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  62. I flipping adore you -- thanks Sabrina! For all your support!

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  63. Thanks SO SO much Brittany! Hope you and the fam are having a great weekend! =)

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  64. Thanks Amy =) Thanks for being such an awesome support system through all this! <3

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  65. Thanks beautiful! He did! He gave the boxes to the guys and gals he served with over there and they went bananas over it! Sorry i'm so behind on life - i've been superglued to his side! Thank you so so much for all your help and your donation! You rock chica! Hows the running/healing going? Hope you're feeling 100000x better! xoxo

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  66. Thanks so much for your support Lauren!!! <3 I'm enjoying every second of him being home! ahh love it!

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  67. Thanks love!!!! =) So happy to have him home!

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  68. Bully says come visit! Love you Maria! Thanks so much for being uber supportive through all my craziness! xoooo

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  69. Thanks Kat! Long distance is rough too -- we are soooo strong from it! Rock on girly!!!

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  70. aww thanks Meghan!!! Hope you've had a wonderful week/weekend!

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  71. Thanks Siobhan!!! Love you girly! <3 I'm STILL freaking out! haha

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  72. Thanks Tiff!!!!! <3 Hope you've had a wonderful weekend! =)

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  73. aww thanks Shari! It's surreal having him back!

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  74. Anytime girl! I'm here with anything you need

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