It’s funny how as I get older and as life takes on more challenges, I start to reflect back on the simplicity of my childhood and think about how truly blessed I am.  Not only did I have a dad who provided for anything and everything I could ever need, he was also the support system for all of my emotional woes.  Luckily, I still have my father today and he continues to be my rock in life.  He is always there for me with his immense love, gives me the BEST advice, and has always supplied me with an unbelievable amount of self confidence.

That being said, I could go on and on about how influential my father has been on my life and how he has molded me into the woman I am now, but today is about letting him know how much he means to me.  He is the most positive & uplifting human being on the planet, he always puts his children first, he is strong and caring, but most of all he motivates me to want to be a better person.  I appreciate everything you have done for me, James Olson.  You are by far the most wonderful dad a daughter could wish for and I’m so lucky you’re mine.

Oh!  And did I mention that my dad is the best dancer in the whole wide world?!?  John Travolta would be scared to take on my dad in a dance off… just sayin’.

In honor of my father…


::The California Melt::

Step one:: Toast a couple slices of whole wheat bread.  I like the Arnold Select Sandwich Thins because they only have about 100 calories per serving.

Step two:: Slice an avocado & tomato and place the fruit on the toasted bread.

Step 3:: Sprinkle some sliced almonds on top; this brings a little crunch to the mix :)

Step 4:: Top with one slice of Swiss cheese, pop these babies in the broiler for 2 minutes & they are ready to enjoy!  You can even add a pinch of salt & balsamic vinegar to give it a little more flavor ;)

Try it… you won’t be disappointed. Promise!

Quick, Easy, & Healthy :)