Memorial Day Mushies

Hey guys! How was your day?? Ours was bueno :)

We were both off work, so we did Insanity, cleaned the casa, walked the puppers and went to a BBQ at the commanders house.

I was patriotic in my sailor shorts :)

me

and made a pasta salad to take to the BBQ at the commander’s casa.

pasta salad

-100% whole wheat pasta

-honey goat cheese

-balsamic fig vinaigrette (shallot, fig vinegar, EVOO, sea salt, pepper)

-spinach

-walnuts

-small diced red onion

I managed to take a pic of my plate –I was in “sneaky blogger” mode- before I re-filled it a couple of times :D

plate

Fruit + veg + pasta salad and broccoli (x3ish)

For dessert, there was tres leches, mocha chocolate, poppy seed layer cake, cupcakes, cookies, and berries with cream. If you picture it in your brain, think of the most epic dessert table you’ve ever seen :) I had a small bite of the poppy seed cake and chocolate cake and a big bowl o’ berries.

‘Twas lovely :)

I’m off to pack up macaroons and read for a while, but before I go, a quick “thank you”:

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Thank you to the brave and selfless men and women who have served our country

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those who are home with their families,

missing their families,

getting ready to deploy,

coming home

or just got back from deployment

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(Pics from one of my favorite posts)

I am so thankful to you for protecting our country and the many freedoms we enjoy <3

See ya’ll in the morning with that crazy awesome giveaway!

xoxo

Gina

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Comments

  1. You look extra sparkly; must be b/c of your restful vacation and the Pilot being back. I gotta try your pasta if i can find the vinegarette. We worked in the yard this morning and grilled salmon and shrooms by the pool tonight.And Yeah for our troops!!!

    • Fitnessista says:

      that sounds amazing!
      if you don’t make the vinaigrette, the annie’s bottled raspberry vinaigrette tastes great too :)

  2. Hey Gina! FYI, on the pic of you and your pilot kissing, you linked to one of your fave posts but the link takes you to Katerinas guest post?? just lettin’ you know! :)

  3. The pasta looks delish :-)

    You look adorable..and love the pic of you and your hubby. Glad to hear you had a restful, happy memorial day! Thanks to all the brave men & women that keep us safe, for sure!!

  4. The pasta salad looks wonderful! Thank you to all our troops and veterans!!

  5. That pasta salad looks amazing. Fig vinegar!? Sounds delicious!

    That pic of you and the pilot is so cute!!!

  6. Pasta salad looks yummy, different than most of the pasta salads i’m used to seeing at cookouts…that’s for sure!

  7. Where did you get those sailor shorts?! I have been looking for a pair everywhere, and those are by far my favorite.

    • Fitnessista says:

      thank you! express- they have them in khaki and navy/denim. today is the last day to get $15 off your $60 purchase too, heh heh ;)

  8. love the sailor shorts! and thank you to you and the pilot for the sacrifices you make each day to ensure that others can live safely…reading your blog for the last few years has given me more insight into the sacrifices you make (both of you) and how hard it is mentally, emotionally and physically to separate loved ones for the sake of a greater cause. thank you :)

  9. Love your shorts!

  10. Laura J. says:

    You look gorgeous in that picture girl! Such a cute outfit too :) Speaking of clothes..b/c of your facebook status I ended up spending almost $200 at Express.com haha. My closet thanks you. My wallet…not so much ;)

    Happy Memorial Day to you and your pilot!! Thank you both so much for all the sacrifices you’ve made so that we can continue to enjoy our freedoms.

  11. Cute shorts! Very summery and cool.

  12. What a beautiful picture of you two!

  13. Lovely post!! I’m glad you had a good weekend!

  14. Elizabeth says:

    beautiful pictures and a beautiful post. my special someone is leaving iraq in a few short days to come home and i couldn’t be more excited. :)

  15. Happy Memorial Day! Great post, cute shorts, yummy looking salad and ADORABLE picture! You guys are too cute!

  16. great post :-)

  17. I love/hate that my boy has a dangerous job (he’s a firefighter) but I love Memorial Day when he puts on the formal dress…mmhmm…
    your shorts are fab, you are fab, && this post was fab. happy memorial day gina & pilot!

  18. Thank you to you and your Pilot. I appreciate the sacrifices you both make everyday for my family and I. God bless!

  19. What a great tribute to the Military, thanks for mentioning this, Gina. I was on a blog today and the girl did not know what Memorial Day was or was for. She’s American. I clicked off :)

    Cute shorts!

  20. Thank you to the Pilot!

  21. You look so beautiful and glowy!!

    Thank you to you and to the Pilot, for all the sacrifices and the hard work. I know, from going through it with my brother [and my Dad], how heart wrenching it can be. And yet, there’s so much love and devotion in it too. They’re like Knights. Chivalrous, brave and strong to the end.

    <3

  22. #1- I love that picture of you two.

    #2- What a great pasta salad idea!

    #3- Give the piolot a big hug for me, even though I don’t know him, I feel like I do from all of your bloggies (LOL) and can’t thank him enough!

  23. jessica says:

    Thank you to the Pilot!!

  24. That pasta salad looks banging! I love cookouts – but mostly I love big bowls o berries!!

  25. Adriana says:

    You look really thin! But I am sure it is just some major toning up due to the INSANITY. Regardless, you look great!

  26. Ay ay ay, there I go with the tears again! Beautiful post. I have A LOT of military men in both my family and my husband’s, plus my little cousin just turned 18 and joined up, so I always feel a big burst of pride when I see posts like this. Yes, thank you to all of them for all that they have done and do!

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