Friday, November 5, 2010

Packed & Passed


I found out today that I passed the Maryland bar examination. I DID NOT want to spend another two months studying 10hrs a day again, so I was over the moon. It also saves me the embarassing "no I didn't pass" when everyone asks me in Australia :) Happy, happy, happppppppppppy Babs.

In other news, we're T-minus 13 hours until we are on the road to Australia--the road being a rental car ride to pick-up the new Aussie wedding band, continue to the airport to drop off said rental car, hop on the plane to LA, hop on the plane to Auckland, hop on the plane to Melbourne. I know at this point you're jealous ;) But it ain't over yet! It ends with a 90 minute car ride to the Aussie's parents.

Bags are packed . . .

Okay, okay overpacked ;)

The snacks are plentiful--choc, raw macaroons, oatmeal with protein powder, fruit. Trashy magazines will be purchased (I'm looking at you In Touch).

See ya on the otherside of the world,


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Is Gardein Lying? Because it sure tastes like chicken

Lunch today was chinese. Orange chicken to be exact. But this orange chicken was cruelty-free :) It was low in calories and high in protein. It looked so much like real chicken that I had to triple check. The Aussie could not believe how chicken-e it tasted.

This was the Aussie man-sized portion. I had a 1/3 of this amount. The yellow chunk in the back is fresh pineapple--yum!

Today also involved picking this up . . .

Now, I hope I can get it to Australia this weekend with minimal struggle. The trip involves a stop in LA, Auckland, and finally a 90 minute drive from Melbourne to the Aussie's parents home.

Dinner was a favorite "fast food"

Multi-grain avocado and cucumber sushi, oh how I love thee.

Along with some amazing iced tea from the coffee shop in Wholefoods. Best.tea.ever.

Today I also did something pretty darn exciting. I booked a cruise to the Bahamas. I've never been, so I'm very excited. The Aussie's brother is coming to visit, so all three of us are going on a cruise at the end of January.

The picture is from

It looks like heaven to me :) It was also really affordable--300 per person for 3 nights.

Off to shop for bridal party gifts,


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

In My Possession

I *may* have quickly pulled my wedding band out of the box and put it on my finger today :) I'm excited, in case you couldn't tell. When they called to say it was finally in, I knew I had to pick it up ASAP :)

Can I get a woot, woot?

I also turned this . . .

Into green! 112 dollars of green to be exact.

In food news, I've been making lots of these . . .

Frozen raspberries, fresh pineapple, a bit of OJ, lots of H2O and ice creates a delicious smoothie with a gorgeous color.

The other day I made the Aussie a sunshine burger (no soy and very tasty)

Tonight dinner was an easy one--black beans, tri-peppers, avocado & brown rice.

The night is ending with a bit of this & that . . .