After spending Monday night in Indy with my BFF Vanessa, we woke up Tuesday morning and drove to Broadripple, one of my favorite spots in Indianapolis. We had plans to meet up with our friend Sara for lunch, and we both wanted to go for a run around Butler and Broadripple before lunch. Vanessa is about 4 times faster than I am, so she took off in a different direction and ran 10-15 miles, while I ran down the Monon Trail and only ran 5 miles.
It was about 65 degrees, the sun was shining brightly, and the sky was clear and blue. Literally perfection.
After our run we met Sara for lunch at Patachou, one of our all time favorite restaurants ever since college. We’ve probably been there 100 times and it’s always delicious. I got turkey chili and mixed greens, Sara got tomato and artichoke soup, and Vanessa got a vegan sandwich that looked pretty fantastic.
After lunch we said our goodbyes and I started my drive down south to my parents.
Waking up at my mom’s house is always the best because as soon as you walk downstairs you are not only greeted by my adorable and super sweet mom (love her!) but you automatically get hot coffee, a pristine kitchen with fresh flowers everywhere (quite the change from my kitchen with perpetually dirty dishes piled in the sink), and yummy food for breakfast.
I made a bowl of greek yogurt with granola and fresh mulberries for a late breakfast (after sleeping in). Ahhhhh vacation life is the best!
Later, my mom and I decided to go play some tennis. She is WAY better than I am but we had a ton of fun hitting some balls.
After tennis we of course had to go pick mulberries. If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you know that every summer we get tons of mulberries from the trees in my home town. My mom is obsessed and picks gallons of them to freeze for the rest of the year.
Mulberries look like blackberries but are often a little smaller. They have a really mild flavor and are very pleasant and sweet. I love them in cereal, smoothies, baked goods, yogurt, and all by themselves. My mom loves to put them in her salad.
For lunch I made a quick veggie and egg scramble. I don’t know if you can really tell through this picture, but this egg is green! My mom gets all her eggs from a friend who has chickens, and they are seriously the best eggs. The yolks are the most vibrant orange color and they put grocery store eggs to shame!
I had a piece of cinnamon raison Ezekiel toast on the side 🙂
Then it was time to clean up and go to my mother-in-laws house for the afternoon. I am so sad Kyle couldn’t make this trip but I’m really glad I got to see his family. His mom and I hung out for a while and then his grandma arrived so the three of us joined Kyle’s dad and took their sweet dog for a walk around the neighborhood. It was such a beautiful afternoon!
That night, Kyle’s mom made dinner for us and Kyle’s sister came over with her two kids. We had chicken, corn, baked potatoes, broccoli, mac and cheese, bread, and an awesome salad with strawberries, blueberries, and feta. What a dinner!!
Max really loved the corn 🙂
For dessert we had strawberry shortcake. It just doesn’t get any better!!
I drove home stuffed and content. Can I just quit my job and move home?