A Visit With Reader Carolyn

by HEAB on August 16, 2010

There are several readers of HEAB that I have become good friends with via the Internet, and one of them is Carolyn. Carolyn, I’m not even really sure when we started emailing each other – maybe last spring or summer? Anyway, I consider her a very close friend and confidant, and yesterday, Chris and I had the privilege of finally meeting Carolyn and her husband, Paul, in person. They live in southern Michigan and drove up to Fife Lake to hang out yesterday, and although it was the first time we’d ever actually met in person, I felt like we were all old friends.

Who is Reader Carolyn you ask? Well, she is the brilliant mind behind both the Chipotle Almond Butter as well as the infamous Vajayjay Cake in honor of the HEABlet. Remember that one? 😉

I’ll let the photos from yesterday do all the talking…


Me & Carolyn


Check out all the goodies Carolyn brought us. There was also a bag of TJ’s oat bran and 2 containers of almond milk that did not make it in the photo as I can’t find either around here.

Carolyn, we love you!


Me & CD at breakfast with Paul and Carolyn at the Loon’s Nest Restaurant. I ordered a veggie omelet with sausage.


Post lunch, the men walked the dogs (Paul and Carolyn brought their dog Nina to visit)


while the women sat around talking. :) It was a gorgeous day outside!


Then came time to say our goodbyes, but I’m already looking forward to seeing these guys next year!


On their way out of town, Carolyn and Paul stopped at the Dairy Bar. Paul had a cake batter flurry and Carolyn ordered the no sugar added pecan. Oh, and I should mention that it was Paul’s birthday yesterday. Happy Birthday Paul! I had all the ingredients to make him brownies, but we are still without electricity…and water. :(


Meanwhile, while Carolyn and Paul were enjoying their ice-cream, I was attacking the Great Harvest Extreme Cinnamon bread with some goat cheese gouda. Amazing.


Since we were powerless and waterless, I made a bowl of overnight protein chia oats early in the afternoon to eat for dinner. A few hours later, after the mix had thickened up, I added 1 scoop of Jay Robb’s chocolate rice protein powder and topped things off with one spoonful of Naturally Nutty Pepita Sun Seed Butter, aka pumpkin pie in a jar and one spoonful of Naturally Nutty Chocolate Butter Toffee Peanut Butter. This tasted more like a dessert rather than dinner, but nothing wrong with that, right? I knew we still wouldn’t have power this morning, and so I went ahead and prepared another bowl of overnight protein chia oats for today’s breakfast using filtered water from our neighbors. After an early morning walk with the pups, I came home, added a scoop of Jay Robb’s vanilla rice protein powder to my bowl along with a few strawberry Whoppers. I present to you my bowl of…


Vajayjay Oats…hehe, I’m really not a perv, I promise!

OK, I know strawberry Whoppers have not one ounce of nutritional value, but let me tell you, they taste delicious atop a bowl of vanilla oatmeal! :)

Carolyn and Paul, thanks again for driving all the way to Fife Lake to see us. We had a wonderful day yesterday, and honestly, I can’t wait to see you both again next year!!!

Do you have any good online friends that you’ve never actually met in person? I used to think that whole concept sounded kind of creepy, but since starting my blog, I feel I have gotten to be so close with many of you, even though we’ve never met. It’s been the most rewarding aspect of blogging!