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The Last Vacation

19 Aug

Guess what we are doing right now?

We’re running loose in the Ameristar Hotel! LOL… JK we are too young to gamble, so we’re lying around in this luxurious sweet watching some movies. It might not sound like much fun to you, but I have having a blast. Sometimes you just need to get out of “suburbia Life”! Ya know what I mean. On Monday, we will be back to our repetitive schedule of waking up early, going to school, working out, hw, sleep, and work on the weekends. I am too worried though because it seems like the more stuff you have going on in your life then the faster the days go by.

Yesterday, we finally let ourselves sleep in, and decided on an afternoon workout instead. That of which was a HIIT 15. It was short, but effective. Being the overnight oat queens that we are, we had “Blueberry Muffin Overnight Oats” today 🙂

  • 1 pkt. instant quaker blueberry muffin oats
  • 6 oz cont. Dannon light n’ fit vanilla
  • 1/2 sliced banana
  • blueberries

Top with:

  • 1 slice zucchini bread
  • chopped cinna-sugar almonds
  • Justin’s Honey PB

These oats were glorious and filling. We both were not even hungry until 2:30.

After breakfast we got down to packing, which took a lot longer than anticipated. Court and I basically packed the house. lol. Oh well, better to be overpacked than not have something. When we were finally all packed, it was time to go grocery shopping for some munchies. We made a quick trip to King Soopers and Sprouts and came back with a good variety of loot for everyone. 🙂

As soon as Ash got off work we did our workout, whipped up a quick-lunch and hit the road. We had to eat it in the car so that we could attempt to beat the 5:00 traffic(Yeah that did not happen).

Whit and I somehow happened to keep ourselves sane in the 102 degree weather on the way up! These thins are so yummy, especially because the pb on the bottom was all melted. If you are going to have these for a snack then I would recommend pairing them with some fruit. They were good, but not that filling.

With all the traffic, it took us about 2 hours before we even reached the mountains. When we got here, the line was around the corner to check in. Who woulda thought so many people went gambling in the middle of the week! So Whit and I just sat down and fun taking pictures.

We were in the other room so you cannot even begin to tell how many people there were in line.

This was not even half the junk that we brought!

Finally in the room. THANK GOD FOR THE INTERNET!

We were not on as high of a level this time!

Awww… RELAXATION!

With all of the stuff that we packed, you’d think that we would have remembered the paper plates… NOPE! Everyone was down gambling so Whit and I prepared ourselves dinner. Not too shabby. A turkey sammie with nut thins on top rocks!

And for the side: Cinnamon goldfish and Animal Crackers

These always remind me of being a kid. Whenever we would go grocery shopping with our mom, whit and I would sit in the basket and eat our Animal Crackers. Then when we were done shopping my mom would pay for them. It is weird how some things can bring back so many memories.

Stacked high with a pepperjack slice on the bottom.

The best part of the night had to be watching this movie. I have waited all Summer to see this. And I have gotta say it was worth it. It just wouldn’t be the same if we did not watch a Nickolas Sparks movie while staying in the Ameristar! It was Karstee’s first time seeing this movie and she cried. Us three love chick flicks. Have you guys seen this movie yet? What did you think? I wish Liam Hemsworth was my boyfriend! So cute 😛

This morning’s breakfast involved a package that arrived in the mail yesterday from SunLand PB.

What Makes Valencia Peanuts Unique

Quoted from the website:

“We call them nuts, but like all peanuts, Valencias are legumes, more closely related to peas and beans with one important difference: they grow beneath the ground.

Valencias are smaller, sweeter and have more intense flavor than other varieties of peanuts. They have three to five kernels in each shell and are grown almost exclusively in eastern New Mexico. In fact 90% of the Valencia peanuts produced in the US are grown within 120 miles of our plant. Portales claims the honor of being the “Valencia Peanut Basin of the Nation.”

Farmers plant Valencia peanuts in May in the sandy soil of eastern New Mexico and west Texas. From a single peanut comes a beautiful plant which blooms in late August. Each blossom drops a “peg” which implants itself into the ground to grow a tasty Valencia peanut…more than 20 per plant.

Valencia peanuts love the sandy soil of the Portales valley and the surrounding high plains. After the peanuts are dug in the fall, they dry naturally in the sunny autumn days which are unique to the area. It’s a climate that is vital for the Valencia- a time for the peanuts to be “kissed by the sun” before they’re gathered for processing.”

Whit and I made instant oats for the whole fam. for breakfast this morning! We enjoyed a bowl of Chai Apple Active Lifestyle Oatmeal, topped with Caramel PB. I loved these oats. If you love chai tea then these oats are for you. They have a hint of spice in them! I loved the peanut butter even more though! It has the same texture/ taste of PB loco peanut butter. It just melted perfectly right in the center of the oats. And caramel flavor omg! This was such a decadent bowl of oats. 😛

Today has been mostly been spent by the pool and hot tub. And now I am enjoying this lunch with a Tazo Chai Creme. Yum!

Well I only have the rest of today and tomorrow to soak up the rest of my Summer break and then it is back to a hectic schedule. I know this year is going to be tough, but it is my senior year and I do not want to stress. This is going to be the year that I figure out where I am going in life. I am kinda excited! Whit and I are thinking of just starting at community college for all of our general classes and then moving on to a University. I have not really found any scholarships that apply to me except a few twin ones, but you have to go to college in their state. I do not know where else to look for scholarships. If you guys know of any awesome websites or scholarships, we are all ears!

-Court & Whit

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Goodbye Jackson Hole, we’ll miss you :(

12 Jun

Were Back!

          The trip was amazing, we truly could have not asked for a better week. Jackson Hole was gorgeous, and we miss it already. Luckily we have managed to unpack all of our bags, fumigate our bedrooms, have a nice homemade meal, and prep breakfast and lunch for tomorrow. We have work Sun.-Tues. and we close tomorrow, so better to have a more relaxed morning, than a hectic one. Now instead of giving you a day to day recap, Here are a ton of the pictures.

Get ready there are a lot…

 We all woke up at 4, and were out of the house by 5. Court and I brought our breakfast on the road. Cliff bars, PB apples, and Coffee. Simple.

-Car Ride adventures-

 There was magazine reading, sleeping, iPod listening, and of course complaining. It was a 10 hour trip of course.

Below- Here’s Ash sticking her head out the window, it was hot out!

 We got lost at one point, so our dad pulled over and had to Pull out Jane, AKA the GPS.

 Welcome to Jackson Hole Wyoming!

 We stayed in this little area called Teton Village. Which is a bunch of Condos, right next to the Tetons. We were literally steps away from the Ski lift and Tram.

Here was our bedroom… little twin beds side by side 

 And this was the family room area, where we watched Red box movies at night.

Our first morning there, we made Blueberry Hungry Jack Pancakes!!!

 Light, Fluffy, and perfection topped with Banana, syrup. And then paired with some White Chocolate mocha Dunkin Doughnuts coffee. All made in our condo Kitchen. The Dunkin Doughnuts coffee was really good, now I see what all the rave on the commercials is about.

Our parents came to Jackson Hole 22 years ago for their Honeymoon, so there was a lot of memories. We even drove by the motel they stayed in, and walked to all the places they visited, including this Antler Arch, which they have an old Picture under. With none of us even born yet. weird.  We rekindled the memory with a newer up to date picture.

 While at Yellowstone, we went to “Old Faithful”

 Then, we waited till the Geyser shot off. It was an awesome 2 min show. That took about an hour wait. lol

 Here’s mom and dad before the Whitewater rafting experience.

 My mom and I by the Upper and lower Falls in Yellowstone.

 PB&J Oats!

 Yeah, we found some Stunna Shades~

 Lol, our daddy is so cute in this Cowboy hat. 🙂

Jenny Lake had this beautiful View for our Hike.

While on the hike, we ended up seeing a bear in the first 10 minutes. Our mom is deathly afraid, so she ran back to the car, while the rest of us went on with the other people on the trail. We told her just to stay with the group but she didn’t listen. So she sat in the car for 4 hours while we hiked.  

The weather started out great, but then quickly turned to pouring rain. Which is not fun, when you’re in jeans or cotton like Ash and Court were. There was so much mud as we went on, if you look at my jeans, they were covered on the bottom.  

The Hidden Falls were awesome, and they were quite a Hike to get to.

After the whole Bear incident at Jenny Lake, this picture was priceless.

 Here is the bump that I almost died at. In Ashley’s words “Man Whit you totally just ate that.” Lol I watched the ground the rest of the day

They say Moose are the hardest animal to spot, but there was one right around our condo, so we hurried up and snapped a pic with them. (The mamma and babies).

Well your all caught up, it was a Candid week, and this photographer is tired.

Work is in the AM, but it’s Summer so F going to bed early. Lol. Talk to y’all later. Also, don’t forget you have until Monday to enter our Giveaway.

XOXO Court & Whit♥