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A Weekend Full Of Tasty Food, Fitness, And Baby Shower #2

Hello, all! How was your weekend? Mine was busy, but wonderful. Let’s jump right it, shall we?

FRIDAY NIGHT:

My husband picked up Jersey Mike’s on his way home for dinner because we didn’t want to cook.

We ate and watched Ozark! We have been binging that show on Netflix…love it!

SATURDAY:

The day started with my usual online teaching. Afterwards, I hit up the gym for some cardio. Baby has moved off of my back (for now) so I am feeling much better! Yay!!

After the gym, I met a girlfriend for brunch at Northstar cafe. We had so much fun catching up!

After brunch, the day was spent cleaning the house and Christmas shopping!

My mom came over that evening and we did some more shopping, then picked up Whole Foods for dinner.

We watched football until super late!

SUNDAY:

I woke up, had Starbucks with my mom and husband, then got ready for baby shower number 2! My mom and I drove the 2 hours to my husband’s home town to celebrate. It was a blast!

My belly feels huge now!

My husband’s aunt made this baby! So cute!!

Bow making station!

The grandmas!

My college roommate (who is also my husband’s cousin).

My cat decided this toy was his hahaha!

I was wiped out when I got home so I made a quick dinner, then watched Ozark with the hubs until bed.

It was a great weekend! Let’s hope the week goes by fast.

Have a great one!

With love,

Carly

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Weekend Wrap-Up (Food, Fitness, Fireplaces, And Family Time)

Hello, all! Another Monday came too soon…

I hope you had a nice weekend! I tried to catch up on sleep, which a did a little. We weren’t too busy, so that was nice. I can’t believe how chilly the weather is. It feels like we skipped fall (my absolute favorite) and headed straight for winter. Boooo. I am super happy that my mums bloomed so nicely though!

Here’s the recap:

SATURDAY:

The morning started early with coffee and teaching. I had 6 classes, which is more than I typically do! I love the extra money, but the sleep would have been nice, too.

After teaching and breakfast, I did a barre workout in my basement. I love prenatal barre because it gives me a great workout while staying low impact!

After my workout, my husband grabbed us lunch from Chick-Fil-A, then we watched football by the fireplace. I officially am using my fireplace constantly! Haha!!

I had a wrap with a superfood side salad.

After the game and relaxing, we both started working on house stuff. My husband cut the grass and worked in the garage while I cleaned.

By evening, I had a shower and made a quick dinner before watching a movie with my hubs.

SUNDAY:

I slept in a bit which felt great! I made coffee and did a short prenatal yoga video.

My husband and I got ready, then met my mom and her friend for brunch at Northstar cafe! My husband and I spit a blueberry muffin before our meals came out.

I had the sweet potato and turkey hash. It was delicious!

After we ate, we did some shopping and I got an outfit for sweet baby.

When we got home, I took a short nap before finishing my cleaning and going to the grocery store.

For dinner, we made pizzas and they were delicious!

Bedtime came early!

Have a great week, everyone.

With love,

Carly

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Brunch Dates and BABY News

Hellloo, everyone! How is your Saturday treating you?

I taught a few online classes this morning, went to the gym for a short treadmill workout, then had a brunch date with my husband.

We went to a favorite spot of our called Scramblers. It was so tasty.

I had scrambled eggs, turkey sausage, an English muffin, and fruit.

It hit the spot.

Now, onto another topic:

I’m pregnant!!

It has been a whirlwind up to this point, as I am coming up on 13 weeks.

There’s my little peanut!

How we announced it….

We are so excited and so in love already!

My experience so far has had it’s ups and downs. Here’s what I have realized:

1) The exhaustion I have felt has been like none other. I feel tired most of the time.

2) Morning sickness should be called all day sickness. I’ve had it pretty rough, but have finally started to feel better most days! Yay!

3) Food I once loved makes me sick to look at. Meat has been the worst. Just the sight makes my stomach turn. I’ve finally had some chicken and a few other things, but it isn’t quite what it used to be. Sometimes all that sits is bagels and fried food and that’s okay!

4) I’m still working out, but the motivation has been lacking a bit. I want to stay healthy for me and the little one!

5) Days can be hard, but hearing your baby’s heartbeat for the first time is the best sound in the world.

6) I’m so in love with this little being!

That is it for now! More updates to come.

Have a wonderful rest of your weekend, everyone!

With love,

Carly

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Birthday Presents, A Fitness Challenge Update, Some Exciting News, And Tasty Food

Hi, everyone!! How has your weekend been?! Mine has been great. Friday was my birthday and I was beyond spoiled!

I wanted to share some of the goodies I got.

A movie gift card and adorable shirt from my mom! She also treated me to half the cost of my hair color earlier this month.

My oldesr brother and his family sent me a huge gift basket full of snacks and other fun treats. It was such a surprise!

Glasses, candles, a bracelet, and a Starbucks gift card! These were from my girlfriends.

My middle brother paid for my winery meal last weekend.

The hubs is taking me to a Reds game (baseball) this spring! I’m pumped. He also got me the cutest card and cooked a delicious dinner!

On Saturday morning, I actually had an interview for Vipkid. The job is teaching English to kids in China. You set up a classroom and teach through a webcam.

Well, the exciting news came that evening…I GOT THE JOB! I am so excited to start!!!

After the interview and a workout, my husband and I had brunch at Scramblers. It was SO good!

Dinner was literally ice cream from Greaters. Not even sorry.

We watched Thor after our ice cream, then went to bed.

FITNESS CHALLENGE UPDATE:

I have been doing a group fitness challenge at my gym. Whoever has the most classes in a certain amount of time gets a gym bag full of goodies. I’m currently tied for second. Time to double up classes! I took yoga tonight and it was worth 2 points….score!

SUNDAY:

We went to church this morning, cleaned, and grocery shopped. I’ve also been getting things turned in for my new job.

My mother in law came over for dinner! It was fun catching up with her!

Chicken parm and a salad kit. YUM!!

Sorry for all of the ramblings! Haha.

Have a great week, everyone!

With love,

Carly

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Weekend Wrap-Up-A Treadmill Workout, Healthy Food, And An Evening With Friends

Hi there, everyone! I hope you had a lovely weekend. I sure did! I can’t belive I go back to work tomorrow after 2 weeks off. Here’s hoping the kids aren’t too crazy haha!

Here’s a little wrap-up of the weekend!

FRIDAY NIGHT:

My husband and I had friends over for dinner. They recently got back from their honeymoon in Hawaii and had some great stories! Lots of laughs and tasty food is good for the soul. 

For dinner, I made a chili pasta and cornbread muffins. My friend brought a poppyseed salad to go with it! We also had some wine and champagne. Yum! 

SATURDAY:

I woke up and had coffee with my husband before heading to the gym. I decided to do a 30 minute treadmill workout that I came up with on the spot. I liked it a lot and will do it again for sure!

Here’s what I did: I started at an easy jog pace. I sped up the pace every minute until I reached 5 minutes. Next, I walked a minute before repeating the 5 minute build. This went on until I hit 30 minutes. It kept my heart rate up and I left super sweaty. 

*note that I am not a personal trainer and only post workouts that work for me and my body! 

After the gym, shower, and a quick lunch, my husband and I met his mom to pick up some tools to work on our house. We spent the rest of the day  (and into the evening) working on trim and stairs. Our house is becoming so homey with each new thing we do and I love it!!

We finally chilled out, made dinner and watched a movie before bed. 

Chicken sausage, sweet potato fries, and an english muffin. Quick and tasty!

SUNDAY:

Today is a tough day for me. My dad passed away 6 years ago today. He was such an amazing man and I miss him dearly. 

One of my favorite family photos! My whole family on the day I was born.

We have kept busy today which helps! This morning, I made coffee and relaxed until my husband woke up. We decided to go out to brunch at a place called Scramblers. I love their breakfast food! 

My plate of scrambled eggs, turkey sausage, an english muffin, and fruit!

After we ate, we went to Lowe’s to get some things for the house. I dropped my husband off at home and headed to the grocery store. 

Once I got home and unloaded everything, I picked up the house.

By the time I finished I was hungry and made dinner.

A large salad with chicken and coconut oil fried plantain! 

Now I am watching Shark Tank while my husband continues to work on the house. He is the best! 

I’m off to check on him…

Have a great one, friends!

With love,

Carly