My favorite picture ever and the best fro-yo topping ever.

October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween! It is one of the best days of the year and I hope you enjoy every second of it.  Brooke and I are going trick-or-treating TWICE today so you know I am going to have a good day.

Yesterday morning my cutest friend texted me that she had an urge for fro-yo and knew that I was the perfect fro-yo companion.  

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I requested Yogurtland because I heard a rumor that they now had White Chocolate Macadamia Crunch.  By far the best fro-yo topping that I have ever had.  I definitely go the chocolate route when it comes to fro-yo.

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Looking back on the situation, I feel kind of cruel because I was teasing Brooke by placing this beautiful cup of sugar right in front of her.  Mother of the year award.  I will make it up to her today.

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We ran some errands, hung out outside (Brooke’s favorite thing in the world to do) and spent a lot of time in the kitchen getting dinner ready.  Still eating leftovers from Sunday night’s soup party but I tried to fool Billy into thinking it was a brand new dinner by making some Bisquick biscuits on the side.  I have a severe love for any and all condiments.  Every food I eat has to have some kind of condiment with it.  

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Billy had to leave again right after dinner and once Brooke fell asleep I sunk into the couch, watched some FNL and had some of the most amazing caramel corn that my friend made.  If you are looking for a good caramel corn recipe look no farther… she used this one HERE!

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I would like to present to you my all-time favorite picture of Brooke.  When I texted this picture to Billy I said, “We sure have a beautiful baby” and he replied, “I know, I am sorry, it is all my fault.”  

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Anyone going trick-or-treating with their kids today?

At what age did you stop going trick-or-treating for yourself at?

-I will probably loose some friends if I tell you.

Condiment lover?  Favorite condiments lately?

When was the last time you went to fro-yo? 

-I know you aren’t going to believe me but the last time I went before yesterday was SIX weeks ago.  In Utah I used to go every other day.

Christina @ The Athletarian October 31, 2012 at 4:56 am

I saw that pic of Brooke on your IG and nearly died. She is gorgeous!
No trick or treating for me today. I think I’m getting too old and don’t have any babies to take around (and steal candy from). Dang it! I’ll just have to go to stores tomorrow and buy bags for myself when it all goes on sale! ;)
I just went for froyo last week and it was heavenly. I think of you every time I go!!


Khushboo October 31, 2012 at 4:58 am

As much as your posts crack me up, I am equally drawn in by pics of Brooke…she is TOO cute for words! Can’t wait to see her trick-o-treating outfit today!!


Becky Przy October 31, 2012 at 5:00 am

Happy Holloween Janae!!!!

I haven’t been for fro-yo since June….rural MN isnt’ exactly a hot-spot for it;-)


Kaitlyn October 31, 2012 at 5:01 am

I could easily put mustard on anything. Oh wait, I already do. Cute baby pic, of course.


Erika October 31, 2012 at 5:03 am

I find Brooke looks so much like Billy in that last picture!
Happy Halloween :)


Lindsay's List October 31, 2012 at 5:12 am

oh my word…she IS the best!


Robin October 31, 2012 at 5:14 am

My 18 month old and I (37 weeks pg, hurrah!) are going as pumpkins tonight. My husband asked if we are trick or treating or just hanging out with our friends and i just stared at him blankly. Baby, costumes, pregnant, favorite holiday…what do you think?
And yes, I was probably a senior in high school when I stopped. I’m guessing some people frown upon that!


Brandy October 31, 2012 at 5:17 am

Oh I love that picture of Brooke!

I have got go make your soup. I’ve been trying to eat very healthy recently but soon I ill have to make it as a splurge meal bc I will want 2 bowls!

My kids are so excited about trick or treating!! My girl is 5 and my boy is almost 3 so they are at a fun age. :)


Maegan October 31, 2012 at 5:20 am

What a great picture of little Miss Brooke! She looks like such a happy baby!

1. Nope, no trick-or-treating for me. I’ll just swipe some of my nephew’s candy later this week. :)

2. I don’t remember how old I was when I quick trick-or-treating…maybe 12?

3. I love, love, love condiments! Like you, I pretty much add them to everything I eat. Hot sauce is probably my #1 go-to; I love Tapatio and Sriracha, but I just discovered green Tabasco sauce and I couldn’t love it anymore than I already do. It’s spicy (a little milder than regular Tabasco), but it also has that great tang you’d great from something like pickled jalapenos. I love it on everything from soup to pizza to tuna salad. I’m also kind of obsessed with that hot Chinese mustard you get with takeout. I can’t eat fried rice or egg rolls without it anymore.

4. We actually don’t have a fro-yo place in my area — how crazy is that?!


Lauren October 31, 2012 at 5:21 am

Oh my, white chocolate macadamia nut does sound like the best fro-yo topping. I usually go with some kind of chocolate and coconut but I’ve also been digging sea salt.


Amanda @ .running with spoons. October 31, 2012 at 5:22 am

My heart just melted when I saw that picture of Brooke on IG… she’s a cutie for sure. Hope you guys have an awesome time trick-or-treating! :D I honestly think I was in high school the last time I went :lol: So maybe like… 14 or 15? And mother of the year award would go to me because I can’t wait to have kids so I can take them trick-or-treating and then steal all the candy ;)


Abby @ Change of Pace October 31, 2012 at 5:27 am

That is a beautiful photo- so alert! Have fun trick or treating!


Whitney October 31, 2012 at 5:39 am

You and Billy are gorgeous so it’s no surprise that Brooke is too! :)

and now I NEED fro yo!! thanks! :)


Kendra @ The Rhoton Family October 31, 2012 at 5:39 am

Great picture!


Kristy @ Kristy's Health Revolution October 31, 2012 at 5:42 am

Please frame that photo immediately! I don’t care that it’s a phone photo!


Kari @ Running Ricig October 31, 2012 at 5:45 am

That picture of Brooke is insanely cute. I love it.

I can’t remember when I stopped trick or treating. It’s always SO cold here on halloween, so I’m pretty sure I wussed out at a young age.

I can’t wait to see pictures of Brooke trick or treating.


Nicole@TheKidlessKronicles October 31, 2012 at 5:47 am

Not going trick or treating and I stopped probably going into middle school.
Favorite condiment lately is salsa. Does ranch dressing count?
Fro Yo a couple of weekends ago. Sounds good right now!

The Kidless Kronicles


Jade October 31, 2012 at 5:50 am

Happy Halloween! I actually don’t like the fro yo places like yogurtland…I know that’s blasphemy on blogland. I went this summer with my sis and nieces and they had a good time!


Annette October 31, 2012 at 5:53 am

You and Billy are both so funny – no wonder you have like 5 million friends! I love your blog :)


Jessica R October 31, 2012 at 5:54 am

People are wierd here. They don’t trick or treat on Halloween. This year trick or treating was on this past Sunday. I don’t understand this. No one will be out tonight. I don’t have kids yet but if I did I’d be really disappointed.


Chelsie @ Balance, Not Scale October 31, 2012 at 5:59 am

Okay. Most cute and adorably beautiful baby photo winner right there!! She’s gorgeous! (And I love Billy’s response!!)

Can I just take one moment to say how extremely jealous I am of your fro yo shops?! We don’t have ANYTHING like that near me (and I’m seriously contemplating moving just so I can have the convenience of this amazing dessert close-by)!!


Erin October 31, 2012 at 6:02 am

What a cutie pie!!!


Katie @ Peace Love & Oats October 31, 2012 at 6:05 am

I last got froyo on saturday, pumpkin spice flavor! And I stopped trick or treating when I was 13 or 14… So sad, it was so fun!


Amanda @ Romancing the Unusual October 31, 2012 at 6:07 am

It feels like I haven’t had froyo in ages! But if we’re being honest, it was probably last week. I’m a sucker for it. I always go the chocolate route, too. No fruit on my froyo, please! ;)


Lindsey October 31, 2012 at 6:07 am

I think I was 15 the last time I went out on my own!
We had fro-yo a few weeks ago, but have snow here now and its cold so I have not been in the mood to go for it lately!
Brooke is too adorable!


Sarah October 31, 2012 at 6:17 am

She is just precious.

Also, your froyo posts always make me craze froyo like a crazy. I haven’t had any in MONTHS. Please make Billy share a frozen yogurt cup with you the next time you go to Costco. The flavors are boring, but they give you more than one person could ever finish for $1.25. (That’s a premise, not a challenge!)


Erica October 31, 2012 at 6:17 am

Love the picture. Oh my goodness.

Is salad dressing a condiment? If so, tomato bacon salad dressing is my fav right now.


Jenn@ Run It My Way October 31, 2012 at 6:18 am

I can’t really get away with trick or treating anymore… but does it count that I ate ALL of the halloween candy that Ryan bought? He thought he hid it well, but then he found the empty box the other night… hehehe

That picture of Brooke is amazing, she’s just perfect!!! Have a wonderful first Halloween together!!


Natalie @ Free Range Human October 31, 2012 at 6:20 am

Happy Halloween! I actually quit when I was in 6th grade. A bunch of my friends and I went out that year, and we had a few people that wouldn’t give us candy because they said we were to old! It’s been far too long since I’ve had frozen yogurt. I may have to remedy that situation this weekend!


TorontoRunner October 31, 2012 at 6:32 am

Happy Halloween to you and your little love!

Have a fun day!


Glamorous Ski Bum October 31, 2012 at 6:32 am

I’m so sad that Halloween isn’t celebrated in France! It’s depressing to see everyone’s costumed party pictures on facebook.
I trick or treated when I was 16, and felt like a total loser when I knocked at a random house, and there was a house party going on with people from my class! That was my last time trick or treating…


Lindsey October 31, 2012 at 6:33 am

Happy Halloween!!
Brooke is just to cute and always smiling:)

Ahhh love my condiments- ketchup, salsa, hot sauce….pile it on!

Enjoy Brooke’s first Halloween.


Karen @ Runner Girl Eats October 31, 2012 at 6:33 am

I’m definitely too old to trick or treat and since I don’t have any babies I will be handing out candy to a bunch of cuties. Our neighborhood has TONS of trick or treaters so we sit on the front porch with hot cocoa and give out candy and mingle. I haven’t had fro-yo in a while but now I really want some…maybe I will sub the hot cocoa for fro-yo tonight ;)


deirdre @ Oh Well Whatever October 31, 2012 at 6:37 am

Awe she is so darn cute, good job you guys. Yes Ryleigh is 21 months so tonight will be our first try and trick or treating. She is going to be a giant triceratops dinosaur and has been practicing her rawr which sounds more like she is gargling. Should be interesting. Oh and we don’t really let her have much sweets so I am sure she will be in a sugar comma or spin in circles for 30 minutes or something crazy.

Probably stopped at around 13 or so, don’t really remember.


kim@hungryhealthygirl October 31, 2012 at 6:45 am

The last pic of Brooke is beyond cuteness!!! I had froyo last night, actually. Tonight I’ll be trick-or-treating with my kiddos. Hope you get some good candy! ;)


Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile October 31, 2012 at 6:47 am

I cannot get over Brooke’s adorable faces!! Lol I am CRAVING froyo ! It’s chilly out though haha I literally stopped trick-or-treating once I got into high school. Probably after 9th grade!


Tabaitha October 31, 2012 at 6:47 am

Seriously love that picture of Brooke! When you posted it on Instagram, I showed my husband and everyone else in the room. Happy Halloween!


Brandi October 31, 2012 at 7:02 am

Lol! That Billy is a hoot! :) She is adorable!


Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries October 31, 2012 at 7:03 am

That truly is one of the cutest photos of Brooke – it just makes you smile! :) I’m a condiment lover too… jam, ketchup, mustard, bbq sauce, ranch, you name it! We just went for froyo last night thanks to a coupon I found lying around. It was delicious, as always!


Katie October 31, 2012 at 7:05 am

Billy’s reply cracked me up!!! And Brooke has to be one of the cures babies on the planet! It’s been waay too long since I’ve had froyo. Happy Halloween!!


Lizzie October 31, 2012 at 7:05 am

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! I love Halloween, it is awesome. Especially when I only let the trick or treaters take ONE piece of candy each so that I have leftovers for myself.

Little Brookie is the cutest baby.

I also <3 condiments – my all time favorite is ketchup of course but I LOVE all condiments, sriracha is one of my bigtime go-tos as well! And chocolate. Chocolate goes well on everything.


Sarah October 31, 2012 at 7:09 am

I noticed you hadn’t been in a long time! I miss froyo. I go in waves… I’ll go a million times one week and then I won’t go for a month. It’s a serious issue that I need to work on. And you’re right- Brooke is the cutest baby ever.


natalie @ southern fit foodie October 31, 2012 at 7:13 am

Okay, I’ve been wanting to tell you for a while that I really think Brooke does look like Billy! She is a gorgeous little princess!

I love condiments too – but I don’t think I can pick a favorite. It depends on my mood. I would say sriracha and chocolate are in the top choices.

I had a froyo date last Wednesday with my friend Amy. Today I’m having an ICE CREAM date with another friend – we are going to BR to have the pumpkin ice cream. :)


megan d October 31, 2012 at 7:20 am

I had fro yo last Friday. I get it about as often as you used to. I have noticed you don’t go as much. Are you moving on? Is fro yo no longer your fave?

I trick or treated until I got married and ross told me I was too old. Pffft. Luckily only 2 yrs went by before we had Annabelle and I started taking her. I take the kids out while ross stays back and hands out the candy. So in my 29 yrs I have only missed 2 yrs of trick or treating. :)

Brooke is gorgeous. The end.


michelle kim October 31, 2012 at 7:31 am

Your daughter IS beautiful! Hahaha, Billy’s funny :P
And the last time I got fro-yo was probably three weeks ago. I used to eat it about three times per week before I started school!


Catie B October 31, 2012 at 7:33 am

That picture of Brooke is so cute!!!! If i had a kid I would go trick or treating twice too!!!
I had fro yo a week ago… I think that’s too long… Oh! And we just got Yogurt Land by my apartment!!! It’s so good!


Maja October 31, 2012 at 7:40 am

Ok, I know this is not socially acceptable, but I am super critical when it comes to the cuteness of babies (some are just weird looking, sorry!) BUT, this is a freaking adorable picture of a loooovely baby! So cute! Good job you two!


Kristine Elise October 31, 2012 at 7:40 am

Haha, Janae I went trick-or-treating until my junior or senior year of high school. My mom encouraged us too and told us we are only young once. She is right…you can never get back your trick-or-treating days!!! :) Have fun with Brooke tonight!


Jill October 31, 2012 at 7:54 am

Hey that’s the same caramel corn recipe I use! So easy and tastes great.

Happy Halloween! I had my little girl 2 weeks early so I get to take her and my 2 year old out tonight. So excited :).


Jean October 31, 2012 at 8:28 am

I mostly stopped in junior high, although there were a couple of times in high school where I “dressed up” as a snowboarder (not really a costume in Alaska) and went door to door with some friends. I’d say we were too hold!!


Jaime D. October 31, 2012 at 8:38 am

That is the cutest picture of Brooke!! She really is a doll!! Have fun trick or treating today. ;)


Jacqueline October 31, 2012 at 8:39 am

Happy Halloween to you guys!!
That picture of Brooke is now my favorite one so far!
I agree with the condiments. My current favorite hot sauce is one from the Palo Alto Fire Department. If you see it, definitely give it a try.


Kristin October 31, 2012 at 8:48 am

Beautiful Brooke!!!


Blaire @ Just Been Running October 31, 2012 at 9:03 am

Happy Halloween Janae! I love that you love this holiday as much as I do! That is the cutest picture ever of Brooke! Gosh, she’s beautiful!

I love trick-or-treating and I wish I still could. You are so lucky you have a kid so now you can go every year!! I don’t remember when I stopped, but I’m sure it was pretty late because I love it so much!

I am exactly like you with the fro-yo…I used to go every other day, which got a little out of hand so I stopped and I probably haven’t been in a month. Not ok, I need some in my life right now!!


char eats greens October 31, 2012 at 9:15 am

Haha I like that he said it was all his fault…how clever of Billy ;)


Janee October 31, 2012 at 9:27 am

Hey Janae. Do you know of a good sports medicine doctor in Utah? Preferably Salt Lake. I’ve done something to my leg and am thinking of having it looked at. Also, have you ever done pool running? I was reading about it last night and wondered if it might be a good option while taking time off from running. Sounds super boring though. Way worse than a treadmill.


mary @ minutes per mile October 31, 2012 at 9:38 am

Love condiments. My fave is barbecue sauce. It makes me feel like I’m back home in Tennessee even when I’m afar!


GreenGirlRunning October 31, 2012 at 9:55 am

Crazy, but I can’t remember the last time I went trick or treating! It’s so much more fun going with my kids than I ever remember it being when I was a kid! Last time I went to get fro yo was way too long ago… like almost 2 weeks. Very bad ;) I’m wondering if you and Brooke could get any cuter?! Her baby photo album will probably make the Guiness Book of World Records! You get mom of the year award for that!


Kay October 31, 2012 at 10:27 am

Happy Halloween! Looks like you had a great day!


Pam October 31, 2012 at 10:31 am

that really is my favorite pic of Brooke!!! hope you frame it! :) :)



Julie October 31, 2012 at 10:31 am

such a cute photo of brooke – just when i think she can’t get any cuter, she does!!! also, i am happy to report that you got me into FNL, i’m hooked. tonight i am going to go get pumpkin custard with candy ghosts swirled in…happy halloween!


Annette@FitnessPerks October 31, 2012 at 10:43 am

She is adorbs!!! CUTE baby.

That caramel popcorn looks/sounds amazing. I need SOME today!


Cory Reese October 31, 2012 at 10:55 am

Great pictures!

I agree with you – Halloween is just as awesome for parents as it is for the kids. The morning after Halloween I have to tell the kids that the dog must have eaten their good candy.


Stephanie October 31, 2012 at 11:21 am

Your baby is the best. That last picture just kills me. :-)


Erika October 31, 2012 at 11:52 am

My heart just officially melted. What an absolutely BEAUTIFUL baby you two have! Brooke is just a pure delight to see every day on your blog and I love how happy and peaceful she always looks. Like a little angel. Keep up the good work, Mama :)


Yo Momma Runs October 31, 2012 at 12:03 pm

I never stopped. I just went from trick or treating to taking little kids trick or treating and stealing their candy when they aren’t looking.


Em October 31, 2012 at 12:07 pm

I went fro-yo’ing just last week. White chocolate macadamia sounds so divine! I don’t know of any places around me with that topping….I actually love roasted nuts and fresh fruit on my fro-yo but chocolate is always welcome as well!


Alaina October 31, 2012 at 12:08 pm

It’s been since May since I’ve had fro-yo. I think that needs to change. :-)

I cannot get over how beautiful Brooke is!!! Just too cute for words.


penny@herworldlypleasures October 31, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Brooke is so adorable!! Can’t wait to see more of her here.


STUFT Mama October 31, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Awww….. Brooke. That fro-yo topping looks divine. Great, now I want some like NOW.
We’re definitely going trick-or-treating and I think I’m more excited than the boys. LOL. Wish we could go with you and Brooke!!!


Grecia October 31, 2012 at 1:45 pm

I wish I had little ones to take trick-or-treating but I don’t! I stopped trick-or-treating a few years, I still went even though I knew I was too old.
It’s been too long since I got froyo, since the summer. I didn’t succeed in my goal to collect all the hello kitty spoons.
lol I love Billy’s reply.


Jess @ Blonde Ponytail October 31, 2012 at 2:18 pm

CLASSIC response Billy! Blame the beauty on her genes! She is a gorgeous girl but I’m gonna have to give at least 50% credit to Brooke’s beautiful mama.

I think fro-yo should happen for us tonight—it’s Halloween after all?!


Karla @ myhighonlife October 31, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Haha that response from Billy is amazing-she gets it from both of you. :)

I am getting froyo tonight and I am so excited. So what if I’m on a diet-it’s HALLOWEEN.

All-time favorite condiments are Franks and BBQ sauce. You can put either on almost anything and make it ten times better.


Kate October 31, 2012 at 5:09 pm

that is absolutely the cutest photo of brooke ever. love it!


Missy October 31, 2012 at 5:36 pm

That picture of Brooke is awesome! She looks so happy and she is so cute!


Losing Lindy October 31, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Happy Halloween! She is beautiful, but think it might be your fault.


Ali Mc November 1, 2012 at 12:25 pm

I agree ;)


Ali Mc November 1, 2012 at 12:25 pm



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