The Lakeside Life
Smith Lake, AL
written by: Haley May, Partner/Creative Director
For as long as I can remember I have been a total breakfast hater. Big shocker, right? The thought of waking up to pancakes, eggs and breakfast meats made me absolutely gag.
Luckily, I married a man who felt the same way. We were on the same page of just holding off the food until about 11am and skipping straight to lunch. And for the first few years of our marriage, that's exactly what we did.
Until our two little boys came along. Somehow, two breakfast haters created two little breakfast loving monsters. When I say they love it, I mean they REALLY love it. The average at home breakfast for Cash and Camber consists of LOTS of eggs (they eat about two-three dozen a week) along side bacon, toast or occasionally pancakes. Recently they are loving oatmeal, Greek yogurt and fruit.
I hate to just sit them at the table alone, and my metabolism totally stinks after having the twins, so I went on a journey of finding a breakfast that I could enjoy with them. It had to be something nutritious that would help fuel me for my day - and get that metabolism moving. That is when I started experimenting with avocado toast.
I came across tons of variations across Pinterest and after many trials, I created the ultimate breakfast which I call Everything Avocado Toast.
It's the perfect morning breakfast full of whole grains, healthy fats and protein.
Here at The Lakeside Life we consider our little trio a pretty tight knit group. But today, today is a little different. Here in the South, our lives revolve around sweet tea, days on the lake, Jesus and of course, SEC football. With today being a big game, a VERY big game, our team is just slightly divided.
National Championship games are always exciting when an SEC team is playing, but TWO SEC teams playing brings a whole new meaning to the day. Alabama vs Georgia will be an iconic game. Each team tugs at the heart strings of each of our founders in a different way.
For Syndi Hanna and her family, they struggle with chosing a team. Syndi and her husband Scott are both originally from Moultrie, GA, so their Dawg Pride runs deep. The long time Georgia fans moved to Alabama in 1997 and knew they HAD to pick a local team to root for. So, the Hanna's chose Alabama. However, the Hanna's son Tylar converted to being an Auburn fan because his school principal, that he admires dearly - Mr. Wiggins, is an Auburn fan. So today, with the iconic match up, the Hanna's are a little torn. But in the end, Syndi and her husband Scott will stay true to their roots and yell GO DAWGS!
The Rigg family on the other hand, is a SUPER divided family. I am not so sure I would want to watch football at their house. Beth and her twin girls are Auburn fans, her husband Tim is an Alabama fan and their son Ty is both an Alabama and Georgia fan. Ty is having the most difficult time deciding who to root for. Ty's "Pops" was born and raised in Georgia. He went to school at UGA and played football there prior to entering into the Army. So although Beth's family has ties to the Dawgs, Beth loyalty lies with her husbands team, The Crimson Tide.
Over at the May house, there is only ONE choice: Alabama. Haley is a 2012 graduate of The University of Alabama and she is all about some Alabama football. Although she was raised by Auburn loving parents, Haley has always been a fan of The Tide. She was a student at UA when they defeted LSU in 2011 and Notre Dame in 2012 to bring home the National Title. Haley's husband is also an Alabama fan along with their twin boys, Cash and Camber, who are two years old and have masted the sayings "Roll Tide" and "Aubrun Stinks".
Note: Haley's parents will 100% be rooting against The Tide.
In the end, the Lakeside team is very excited to root on the two teams for yet another SEC National Championship.
Who will you be rooting for today?
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