.Back to Real Life.

I made such a yummy/healthy lunch today! It is a really quick and fat free dish. It includes fresh baby spinach, brown rice pasta and cherry heirloom tomatoes all topped with a balsamic vinaigrette. It really pairs wonderfully with the weather in the central valley today! I also have a soyrizo split pea soup slow cooking in my new crock pot for dinner! I am feeling very accomplished today.
The only thing bumming me out today is that I am not near my family and Danielle, they would really complete my mood.
While back home Danielle and I spent a wonderful 3 hrs sitting in her car just talking about every aspect of life. She means so much to me. Most of my life all of my girlfriends have never been that great and spent most of their time competing with me rather than enjoying our friendship. I honestly just spent most of my time with my guy friends, but as I've gotten older I have come to really appreciate my ladies. I have two very, very important girls, Danielle and Chelsea, who have really changed my life for the better. Even though I have moved far away from both of them, I still think about them and appreciate them each day.
I have spent a good part of the beginning of 2010 analyzing 2009 and appreciating all those important people.. I have come to the conclusion that 2009 was a year of breaking away and even though it hurt to leave behind special things, I know that 2010 is about finding my place. I've devised my dream and now I'm going to live it. So, here's to dreams, fresh food and friends.


  1. the food you made sounds good and yes breaking away from people is hard iv not broke away from most people in my family but i have some and it hurt bad

  2. Oh Amber! This made me really happy to read! I am so grateful for you being in my life, too, and so grateful you have those beautiful girls in yours. 2010 will rule!

  3. Adria! You are also one of those ladies that has made a difference, and I truly appreciate you! <3 <3

  4. This made me tear up. Love you so very much Amberkins. <333

  5. That's so awesome you have people in your life, especially Danielle, that are so amazing and true. :) & your lunch looks so great!yum!<3