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August30th

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How was your weekend? Here’s what I did.

Harlow 1

On Friday I got to meet little Harlow Parker Baldinger.

Harlow 3

Harlow made her debut last Thursday, August 26, weighing in at 8 pounds, 3 ounces. She was 19 inches long, and I’m just so happy for her mama and daddy, Devon & Jeff. Harlow, I might add, looks JUST like her mama. Beautiful. :)

Harlow 2

On Saturday morning Hubba Bubba and I went out to run that 5K I told you about, benefitting the Bonnie J. Adarrio Lung Cancer Foundation. I had hoped to run most of it, and I expected to have to walk part of it. To my pleasant surprise, Baby Girl and I sailed through the whole thing, running like we were some kind of powered-by-two superwoman. “This isn’t bad at all!” I thought to myself with the finish line looming ahead. As I crossed over it, I heard my time called out. “Nineteen minutes!” Nineteen minutes?!

chocolate chip cookies

Now, I knew there was just no way on this earth that I had run 3.1 miles in 19 minutes. It turned out that the course hadn’t been mapped out correctly, and the “5K” had been a mere 2.1 miles.

chocolate chip cookies

chocolate chip cookies

This not-so-minor snafu in course planning reminded me that we were out there to raise awareness for a good cause, and that that goal, at least, had been accomplished. My workout, however, had not been. So Hubba Bubba and I went back together and ran the course a second time in order to earn our brunch.

chocolate chip cookies

chocolate chip cookies

I called Sister afterwards, giggling, to tell her that my “5K” time had been 19 minutes. That event was supposed to have been the pinnacle of my pregnancy fitness, I explained to her, and so I was feeling a little anti-climactic. Besides, I’d talked about it on the blog. Now what would I tell the readers?

chocolate chip cookies

Sister’s advice: “So go out and run a 5K and time yourself.” Hmm. I’ll have to get back to y’all on that one.

chocolate chip cookies

chocolate chip cookies

On Sunday I went shopping and found some bargains on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica (not a usual spot for bargain shopping, so I was pretty excited). I also overheard a really loud guy with a seriously strong New York accent talking to his kids in one of the stores I popped into. “Man this guy is… northern,” I thought to myself, shortly before realizing it was Adam Sandler! Living in LA can be kind of fun. :)

chocolate chip cookies

Afterwards I came home and made chocolate chip cookies. Just the regular old Nestle Tollhouse recipe you find on the chocolate chip bag. But they were good.

chocolate chip cookies

Like I said, the recipe is on the bag, but I’ve listed the ingredients below so you can make your grocery list. These are particularly rewarding after you have completed a 5K, or a “5K.” 😉

chocolate chip cookies

NESTLE TOLLHOUSE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
2 1/4 C all-purpose flour
1 t baking soda
1 t salt
2 sticks butter, softened
3/4 C granulated sugar
3/4 C packed brown sugar
1 t vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 11.5-oz package chocolate chips (I used semisweet chunks.)
1 C chopped nuts (I skipped this, but it’s up to you.)

Prepare and bake according to package directions.

Have a great week!
Hannah

3 Comments

  • Comment by casey (aka sister-in-law) — August 30, 2010 @ 12:46 pm

    btw…I got to taste these cookies and all I can say is – they tasted how you want EVERY choc chip cookie to taste for the rest of your life. AMAZING!!!!!!!

  • Comment by Maggie — August 30, 2010 @ 6:51 pm

    Congratulations on the semi 5 K X 2 and then the 5K…..yay !!! Nice work !! and by the way, those cookies look great………

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