Another successful road trip in the books! Thank you for having us, Sedona + Phoenix. We so appreciate your sunshine, stunning views, and oodles of good vibes.
I have always loved B's sense of loyalty to his longtime friends, and extra appreciate when those friends extend the same loyalty and commitment towards him, and us. It's 10x's better when those friends have wives so easy to love and adore -- so incredibly easy to be around, whose company I thoroughly enjoy. Icing on the cake? When they also have precious toddlers who make you giggle while they tickle your love's beard and he growls like a bear! Heart melting (ovaries stirring?), I know ;)
Spontaneity, travel, adventure. These are core values in my relationship. We drove 12 hours straight to get home on Friday evening, and I cannot lie -- it was not a miserable experience. Music, snacks, chatting about the next trip...about our future, our life, and yep...even our feelings on various topics (though just briefly, as I can't squeeze too much emo out of B at once or he'll shrivel up). Some of the hardest laughing I have done is in the car with B on a long drive. I used to *hate* being "stuck" in a vehicle. But now? It ain't half bad.
"You’re just left with yourself all the time, whatever you do anyway. You’ve got to get down to your own God, in your own temple. It’s all down to you, mate."
Nom nom nom. I love this snack so hard! Easy peasy to make, lots of fiber, super filling.
Drain a can of chick peas, then blot with a towel to dry.
Toss in olive oil, and whatever spices you happen to be feeling that day. For me, it's usually garlic powder + rosemary.
Pop in the oven, spread out on a baking sheet at 450, for 30-40 minutes or until crispy.