Home Sweet Home

Welcome Home, says Roxy  :)


It seems my guest posts didn’t go up when I scheduled them to, so I’m trying to figure that out. And we had a power outage at the hotel sometime on Sunday, and they just never got the internet hooked up again, so I had a nice 4 days with no computers at all.

The trip was amazing. I know I’ll be doing some posts on it with tons of pictures, so be ready for those as soon as I can get through the 600+ pictures I took! It was a great, crazy, unforgettable trip.

We got in to Nick’s parents’ house this morning around 3 am, slept until about 9, ran some errands, ate lunch with Nick’s mom and then headed home. We’ve got a few groceries to tide us over until the weekend, the bags are unpacked, and I am in my pajamas on the couch, getting ready for a long night of sleep.

I did take pictures of food for the first time in over a week tonight! I had so many other pictures to take while we were gone, that I just didn’t worry about it. Plus, our breakfast was at the hotel everyday and was basically the same: eggs, beans, fruit, coffee.  Lunches were either tuna or a pb & j tortilla plus fruit or a granola/Lara/Clif bar or nuts. Dinners were out and ranged from grilled meat/beans/tortillas/salsas, soup, fruit plate/smoothie, plain salad, etc. All good and no one got horribly sick, either.

Dinner tonight was super easy, and I’m really glad I thought to buy these before we left.


I cooked these ravioli and put together a quick sauce with:

  • tomato sauce
  • onion
  • garlic
  • italian seasoning
  • crushed red pepper
  • oregano
  • salt
  • pepper


I thought these were really good – I do think I liked their mushroom agnolotti a bit better, but these were very good and so quick to make.


We also threw together a quick salad with some romaine and tomatoes from our garden.


Can I just say how excited I was to have something whole wheat and a big serving of veggies tonight? We had some produce, but mostly in the form of beans, plantains, pineapple, watermelon, or a bit of salad on 2 occasions over the entire week.

I’ll be posting the last of the guest posts over the next couple of days while I catch up on everything and get back into the swing of things around here. I’m also extremely terrified to look at my google reader  :)

See you for breakfast! This girl needs some sleep.

How long does it take you to get back to “normal” after a longer trip? I feel so out of it still after being gone for over a week.


  1. Brandi (and Nick) – WELCOME HOME! You’ve been missed! Glad everything went well and you all made it back safe. :)

    I think after a long trip I have issues getting back into the work grove. I remember after my trip to the Bahamas I was a little depressed having to go to work everyday and not just put on my bathing suit and go to the pool.

    Can’t wait to see the pictures and read the stories!
    – ange

  2. Roxy is so adorable! What a cute lil furball :) I’m glad you had a great trip! That dinner looks so good–I love ravioli!

    It usually takes me a day or two to get back to normal after a trip. It depends if there’s a time zone change and what I have scheduled for when I get back. Usually it doesn’t take too long though. Can’t wait for the pics :)

  3. Mmm ravioli!! I love it!

  4. Welcome back, Bran!

    Glad you arrived home safe and sound!

    I normally takes me a couple of days to get re-acquainted with being home, especially if there is a time change.

  5. Sometimes it takes me a full week to feel back to normal!!!

    I absolutely LOVE ravioli with tomato sauce and a big salad. One of my favorite dinners, there’s something so comforting about it. YUM.

  6. Glad you’re home safe – can’t wait to see the pics! :)

  7. Yay, welcome back!

    I think it depends on how long the trip was and what the time difference was. A week will definitely mess you up for at least a couple days.

    After our trip to Bangladesh a couple years ago, which was 2 weeks long and almost a 12 hour difference, it took me about 3-4 days to feel “right.”

    Can’t wait to read all about it!

  8. So glad you’re back and that you had a great trip! It takes me forever to recover from trips, short or long, haha!

    Take it easy and get rested up. Can’t wait to hear about your adventures!

  9. Glad your back–can’t wait to see pics!! I am sure they’re amazing :-)

  10. That’s too bad about the guest posts! I was wondering where they were at :) I’ve had problems with that before – something about timestamps, I think.

    Can’t wait to see some pics from the trip! Glad you’re back safe and sound!

  11. So glad you’re back! I’ve missed reading your posts!

  12. Welcome back!! Some kind of pasta and sauce is always my go-to dinner when I need to throw something together quickly and lazily.

    I liked those mushroom agnolotti too and stirred some balsamic cream into them (basically thick balsamic vinegar).

  13. welcome home m’dear!!! it usually takes me 3 days to get back “to normal.” well….4-5. okay a week.

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