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Monday, May 17, 2010

A Trip To A Chocolate Store

Hello everyone! How are you all doing? I'm well!!!

I'm recovering from a busy weekend that involved traveling to a wedding with our whole family and then stopping to smell the roses afterward.

One of those metaphorical roses being this: A Russell Stover outlet store. My sister discovered this store first on her way to the wedding. And, of course, I couldn't resist going to a chocolate outlet store. I mean... I had visions in my mind of chocolates lining the walls...In fact, I even compared it to fellow blogger, SunshineMeg's trip to the Hershey's chocolate factory.

It wasn't quite like that. But it did have plenty of chocolate.

So, here was the beacon in the sky signaling the chocolate store.Do they sell Russell Stover in Canada?
I will admit, though, that Russell Stover isn't my favorite chocolate.
But I really wanted to see what a chocolate outlet store looked like.
And...they sold ice cream and we wanted to treat the kids with some ice cream.
This is the sign that greets you as you walk in.

Here's a portion of the store...They sold boxes of chocolate, salt water taffy, jelly beans, and even served up home made fudge in a variety of flavors as well as chocolate pieces.

You can see more of the store in the background.
I guess I wasn't as impressed as I thought I'd be.
I did get some chocolate, though, which I have a photo of coming up.

Most of the kids wanted this "superman" flavored ice cream.

This was mine.
A turtle flavor.
It was ok.
I just threw this in here since I didn't post a 17 week picture.
This is our youngest, 2-year-old Stavesacre.
Today...after over-eating a "wee" bit this weekend, I hit the ground running this morning with my healthy breakfast.
Steel cut oats.
I loved my lunch.
4 oz of baked red potato-80, with 1/2 tsp of olive oil:13
1 whole egg plus two egg whites-102
2 slices of turkey bacon-40
spinach-5 with 1 tsp of Newman's oil and vinegar dressing-25
3/4 cup of orange juice:about 80
for a total of :340 calories
Then, I ruined it all with this.....
Can anyone guess what this is?
This is what I bought at the home-made chocolates section.
It was fresh...they had just made it on Friday,
and made to look like an ice cream bar.
So, I took a bite...

And...then, another...

It's a chocolate covered rice crispy bar.
I absolutely love rice crispy bars!!!
Oh, how many calories?
I estimated 450.
It was good, but now I'm sick of eating chocolate.
I did try to redeem myself with tonight's meal.
1/2 cup of brown rice:100 with 1/2 tsp of olive oil:13
2 slices of turkey bacon: 40
1 whole egg-70 with 2 egg whites-32
1/2 tsp of oil and vinegar dressing-13
total: 273
Oh, I also did run for at least 30 minutes outside for almost 3 miles. It was a beautiful day!!
I did my push-ups: 45, 55, 35, 30, and 55 for a total of 220.
And, I also did a 40 minute leg work-out.
I was in a great mood after all that working out!!
Also, I did buy some more chocolate that was in packages, but believe it or not, I'm actually thinking about throwing it away. I'm out of the chocolate mood. Maybe I could give it away to someone. I thought of having a give-a-way, but throwing it away seems easier.
Anybody want any chocolate?
Well, I hope you all had a great weekend!
Thanks for all your excitement about the upcoming ultrasound tomorrow.
It's 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday.
Everyone here is pumped.
All the kids will be there to see.
It's the first time ever that we'll actually try to see if it's a boy or a girl.
I've planned some healthy celebration food for afterward.
Well, now I need to go visit a few blogs.
Until then, blessings to you all!
Sunshine Mama


  1. Last year dh & I visited Chocolate World in Hershey, there is a cool, chocolate-y place! I wish my kids had been with us! :)
    YAY! 17 weeks! You look fabulous and your son is so cute...I like his t-shirt...LOL! :)

  2. Oh yummy! That would be a dangerous stop for me. Your photos always look so good!

  3. LOL...I loved that look of wonder on your 2-yo's is that name pronounced?

  4. ok. your 17-week picture looks like me everyday. LOL. and no, i'm not pregnant. :) THANKS thanks a lot. ;)

    that chocolate rice krispy treat looks amazing!!

  5. I've missed you!!! First, your family is SO ADORABLE...right from Daddy Rainmaker to the new bambino, whose ultrasound I can't wait to hear about!

    Yes, we have that brand of chocolate in Canada and is considered "not so good".

    My dream body is you at 17 weeks preggo! How funny is that?????????????

  6. I am a rice krispie treat lover too! I can't believe you found one covered in chocolate. Yum! Your picture at 17 weeks is beautiful. Red is a great color for you.