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Free Yogurt for $5

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Yesterday was a very, very long day. I woke up extra early for some reason. But it was finally beautiful in Oregon! We have had such crummy weather lately, I was wondering if we would ever see the sun again.

It was a fun day though which started out with me getting to play with my nieces and nephews. They may not be related to me by blood, but I LOVE those little ones!

Then, since Aubrey and I knew that the Cho-Mobile was going to be at the Portland Rose Festival, we knew we had to go! Hello, FREE YOGURT! Well technically not free, since we had to pay $5 a piece to get in the gates!

Last year we scored major swag when Kashi visited. We had no clue they werenít actually inside the gates though, so we paid to get in and basically walked through and then out to go to Kashiís set-up! (I really hope they do it again soon!!) That was a bummer, since really everything inside is not worth $5. Overpriced food, games, and rides? Not really our scene.

But lo and behold was the Cho-Mobile!

Chobani is my absolute favorite brand of greek yogurt and they were handing out samples for their line of greek yogurts geared towards kids called Chobani Champions.

I couldnít wait to dive in to the HoneyNana flavor. I didnít even remember that we hadnít taken a picture of it yet before I was diving in.

But I didnít even care, because I was SO ready!

Oh my gosh, the BEST tasting yogurt ever! And I give them extra points for the biodegradable spoons.

I canít even fully describe just amazingly smooth and creamy it was. I was disappointed when I looked at the ingredients though.

Boo!! ďNatural flavorĒ and ďturmeric (for color)Ē? I hate it when things are added to foods just for color. And I HATE the ambiguity of ďnatural flavors.Ē

So while I was bummed it wasnít clean; it was still very yummy. Then we tried the berry one Aubrey grabbed.

I am not a huge fan of berry flavored things. They are always super tart. And I did not like all of the chunks. (Did I mention how amazingly smooth and creamy the banana one was?)
While we tried our yogurts we listened to a high school band playing. I love having entertainment while I eat! It makes it seem more festive.

After we ate our free ($5) yogurts we walked around through the various booths of food. Just a sample of what I saw: curly fries, ribs, burgers, curly fries, cheesecake on a stick, cotton candy, more curly fries, ice cream, and waitÖdid I mention curly fries? They were everywhere! And the smell was fantastic, but I knew if I ate any I would be clutching my stomach in pain for hours. And sorry, that is just not worth it to me!

The rides were ridiculously expensive, not to even mention the games. I knew I didnít want to eat anything else there, and that was when we fully realized we paid $10 to try free yogurt. Oh well, live and learn I guess!

We did walk through their wild animal exhibit at the end (I walked directly PAST all of the creepy crawly, slithery slimy things.) But it was apparently naptime.

I was so confused by that sign on the tiger cage. Donít worry, Aubrey explained it to me. Oh what would I do without him?

We also saw a tortoise

and something elseÖI canít remember what they were called but to me they looked like a cross between a deer and a rabbit.

Then we left to go do some grocery shopping. It really doesnít sound like we did much now that Iím reading it back, but it just felt like the longest day in the world! I guess itíll feel that way when I wake up so early! Tomorrow is teaching and church and then Iíll hopefully get a chance to just kick back and relax.

The AMAZING news is that Aubrey got a job! He has been unemployed for four months and now he is back at work!! But it has been super hard. He has been working 10 hour days and the commute isnít the best. So he basically is home in time to eat something real fast and then head to bed.

We had been eating dinner between 5 and 6 while he was unemployed and for his first two days of work I was going crazy trying to wait and have dinner with him after 7. I definitely ate a bit more than I usually do to stave off the hunger. Weíre probably going to have to figure out a new system for this coming week! I donít want to always be eating extra snacks I donít need.

Do you get to eat meals with your significant other? Are your schedules compatible? Iím really curious as to what other people do!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BETHANYBOO 6/9/2010 3:16PM

    My bf and I always have dinner together. He usually has to have a snack before dinner to tide him over but we make it work.

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PAG2809 6/7/2010 11:11AM

    The yogurt sounds like fun and I am so glad that Aubrey has found work. I finally got a call for a temp job, so perhaps things are starting to look up for many of us! Hang in there - you'll figure it out.

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AUBREYINGMAN 6/7/2010 8:58AM

    That was really tasty yogurt. Sorry I'm not home to eat with you honey. I love you. emoticon

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DENI_ZEN 6/6/2010 5:24PM

    Thanks for sharing your day with us, Amber! I loved the pictures; those were some interesting critters you saw. Great to hear that Chobani, manufacturer of rich, creamy yogurt, has created berry and banana versions :) And congratulations to Aubrey on his new job! These are very tough times. All the best, Sandi

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JOKNOWS 6/6/2010 1:13PM

    Loved your blog -- the funny title and the great pics! Our family is lucky to get to eat together often. Hubby has a regular 9-5'er and some days he works in the field and arrives home early. Tuesday nites are a mandatory family nite for eating -- no exceptions. I think it's important and it's my rule. LOL

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ANITA012 6/6/2010 12:28PM

    Amber...My husband used to work 12 hour shifts, plus had about a 1 hour commute each way to work until recently. Because of some health issues, he is now in early retirement which is nice because we can enjoy our dinners together...and not eat so late.
What I used to do was fix dinner and eat mine around 6:00-6:30, and when my husband came home...around 8:30...I would heat his up and he would eat at that time.
What I might suggest is to have your meal at your regular scheduled time, and then set a little dessert to the side to enjoy later when your husband comes home and has his meal. That way you both can be at the table and be eating something together. It would also help keep you from snacking needlessly while waiting for him to come home.
Then savor your dinner times together over the weekends when he's not working.


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