Balanced Day


I’ve had a delightful day thus far.  The weather is gorgeous and I’ve had time to work, relax, exercise, and be outdoors — I love days where I can fit everything in without feeling rushed.  The only thing missing is a beer and time with friends, which are both on the agenda for this evening.  Got to savor these last days of summer, right?

I fit in some time on the stair climber this morning and then ate a yogurt parfait on the way to work.

Did I mention the weather was perfect?

You know the best part about the day after a storm?

Puddles!  We must have stopped to look at every pool of water on the way to the park.

The park was packed today!  Check out the stroller parking area.

I enjoyed the breeze while this guy played in the sandbox.

During nap time, I ate lunch and got to watch Passport to Europe – Vienna (I don’t have cable at home, so the travel channel is a treat).  I want to be Samantha Brown.  This was a fun episode because Matt and I have talked about visiting Vienna on a special trip that may be in our future…

After babysitting, I strolled home and decided to stop at the Prudential Center Farmer’s market!

I bought some fresh blueberries and these beauties:

Stay tuned, as I might try to make dinner out of these guys.

  • melissa
    August 26, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    Would you do a post on your work out and food ( favorite foods, go to recipes, etc)? It would be great to see how you strive for balance with a busy schedule. I know a lot of people of people could relate, and I could use some tips as a busy twenty something as well 🙂

    • Laura
      August 27, 2010 at 10:48 am


      I’ll def. try and do a post on this soon, although I’ll probably wait until I start my internship; I actually have a lot of free time now and I’m not sure how my workouts and cooking will be affected when I start working, packing lunches, ect. Right now, I’m able to make it to the gym 5 or 6 days a week and I usually alternate between 30-45 mins. of spinning, stair climber, elliptical, or short runs and 15 mins. of weight lifting (mostly for arms). As for cooking, I use a lot of recipes from cooking light and from my sister’s website ( and try to do meal planning for the week on Sat or Sun. Hope that helps for now!

      Thanks from the comment!

  • Lauren
    August 26, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    It was a GORGEOUS day today!

    Next time you’re at the Pru Farmer’s Market check out Samira’s hummus and baba ganoush… both are delicious and make locally. The company usually has a tent set up on Thursdays.

    I’m looking forward to seeing what you make with those beautiful peppers!

  • kath
    August 26, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    That kid looks like you!

    • Mom
      August 26, 2010 at 9:12 pm

      Yes, I agree!

  • Amber's Notebook
    August 26, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    what a great day! Omg I just went to Vienna in July and I fell in LOVE! I wanted to move there!

    What channel is Passport on? I have never seen that show but I LOVE travel shows. And thanks for your comment on my blog <3

    • Laura
      August 27, 2010 at 10:37 am

      Now I really want to go to Vienna! Passport to Europe is on the travel channel…

      • Amber's Notebook
        August 27, 2010 at 4:23 pm

        oh how weird that i have never seen it! I guess I always watch food travel shows on the travel channel lol!

  • Sara
    August 26, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Ooohh – “special trip” = honeymoon!?!? Maybe a wedding is in your near future?! 🙂 Come on Matt, pop the question!! We need to see wedding pics on the blog. haha.

    • Laura
      August 27, 2010 at 10:40 am

      special trip does equal a honeymoon:) Although I hope a wedding will be in my future one day, it’s def. not in the near future…