Happy Mother’s Day & I’m An Ambassador!

This girl has some VERY exciting news that I can’t wait to share, but I first have to wish a VERY Happy Mother’s Day my amazing Mom. I’m blessed to be able to spend this day with Mom and Dad.

Mother’s Day Weekend, 2012

Before I recap the details of my lovely time spent with Mom yesterday, I have some VERY exciting news to share. I’ve been selected as a FitFluential Ambassador! I am beyond excited to be accepted into the Ambassador program and my deepest wish is that I can use this opportunity as a way to continue promoting healthy living. Fitness and overall health is a big passion of mine and this opportunity is a step for me to join other influencers and ambassadors promote health and make it a social priority. I hope that I can inspire others just as FitFluential Ambassadors have inspired me to make healthier choices in my own life.

I took Mom to Capitol Roasters, a coffee shop she and I have never visited before. While I’ll be honest and say that it wasn’t the world’s best cup of coffee, the atmosphere was very enjoyable. It’s a fairly open yet inviting coffee shop, without much people traffic at the time of day we went. This made our time truly special so we could share what was on our hearts and minds openly. I’d recommend the place and visit again simply for the quietness of the place. Sometimes, a coffee date isn’t about the coffee…it’s about sharing life together. And the price wasn’t bad at all! Everything in the photo below was under $6.

Apple Cinnamon and Sunrise Explosion muffins. Chocolate Almond coffee, sprinkled with Cinnamon.

We both decided on a cup of Chocolate Almond coffee and shared freshly baked good. I had a coupon for a buy one, get one free muffin. Mom had the Sunrise Explosion – a carrot cake, raisin and spice muffin- and I enjoyed half of an Apple Cinnamon muffin. (I knew Dad would enjoy the other half, so I brought it home for him to enjoy.) We found a spot on a comfortable couch and caught up on life. I loved our coffee and conversation. There’s something special that happens every time we share a coffee date and happy tears are always gauranteed. I took along her Mother’s Day gifts to let her open. My brother and I decided to give her gifts the complemented her love of hospitality. We gave her several things to set a spring themed table and an adorable hostess apron. I was excited to give this to her and I hope she will enjoy it whenever she hosts company.

Isn’t she lovely? She’s the hostess with the mostess.

She and I then went to the mall. Mom won a contest for sharing a funny story about her mother on the mall’s website and she was selected as the winner of a gift card! We had a mini shopping spree and we decided to use the gift card to find matching charms for our Pandora bracelet that would honor the memory of Nana. We decided on a charm called “forget-me-not” and it was classy, just like I have always imagined Nana.

Because we had a healthy and filling breakfast, plus a baked treat from Capitol Roasters, we weren’t hungry for a formal lunch. We came home and had snacks in the afternoon. While mom made some blankets for her ministry at church, we watched Driving Miss Daisy. During the movie, I prepped the marinade for Salsa Lime Tofu and cut up a Strawberry Papaya. Here’s how the table looked:

Salsa Lime Tofu, mixed steamed veggies, crescent rolls, and strawberry papaya

Dinner turned out fantastic, and I remembered to bake the tofu a little longer this time. I doubled the recipe to have enough for the family and plus enough for me to take back to Lexington as left overs to be used for lunches at work. This was Mom and Dad’s first introduction to Tofu, so I hoped they enjoyed it. And they did! Mom, being the main cook in the family, especially enjoyed it and is considering all of the possibile recipes she can create with Tofu. Win!

Mom, Dad & Tofu

What an amazing day! I can’t believe how wonderful yesterday was…great time with my parents and great news from FitFluential! I wonder what today holds…

And by the way, I updated my Recipe page to make it easier for you to find recipes by category. Simply rest your cursor over “Recipes” and a drop down box of categories will appear. Right now, you can search for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Smoothie recipes.

Well, I’m off to church with my family. I’m looking forward to seeing familar faces from my church family, especially on a special Sunday like Mother’s Day.

Wishing you all the very best Mother’s Day. katie

How are you celebrating Mother’s Day?
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