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Let’s Have A Mid-Week Coffee Date

Hi, all! Happy hump day!! I am sitting here enjoying a (third) cup of coffee while the little one naps. My breastfeeding/pumping journey has officially ended, and my coffee consumption is back to an all time high.

I wanted to update you all with life lately, and what better way to do that than with coffee? Haha!

Let’s begin…

BABY:

We took baby on our annual apple picking date and had a blast with her.

Comparison to her in my belly to her now!

Baby has been thriving in her bugs class, and stood up by herself (while holding onto the bars) yesterday. My 7 month old is a rockstar!!

She sleeps like a champ, and I am proud of our consistent bedtime routine.

She laughs constantly, and knows when she is being funny. I seriously adore this kid more than anything!

I could continue all day, but let’s move on.

LOVE LIFE:

The beginning baby stage was hard, as my husband and I were exhausted and figuring this parent thing out, but now that things have settled, I love him even more than I did on our wedding day. He is the best dad, husband, and provider I could ever ask for.

He always tells me that I’m beautiful (even when I am covered in vomit). Haha! These two love each other so much. Oh my heart!

We haven’t been out on a date in a while, but we do incorporate date nights at home. These include movies, board games, and cooking dates (we have had a blast with our Blue Apron and Hello Fresh meals).

That being said, our anniversary is coming up in October and we are planning on a fun night out!

UPCOMING VACATION:

We leave in a couple weeks for North Carolina, and I am so excited for the baby to see the ocean for the first time.

I have a slight ping of sadness, as we visit the Outer Banks, and hurricane Dorian hit hard this year.

FITNESS:

Since having the little one, I can’t get to the gym like I used to, so I have to get creative at home.

I love running the baby outside! She gets to look around, and I get cardio and arm work pushing the stroller.

I also take advantage of the tons of YouTube videos (HIIT workouts, pure barre, etc.)

Carrying my little around all day is a workout itself!

OTHER:

Today is my sweet Maverick’s “gottya day.” We have had this little one for 5 years!

Last, but certainly not least, I am reflecting on this day 18 years ago. I was only in the 8th grade, but remember that day vividly. What a reminder to hug our loved ones a little tighter.

That’s about all for this coffee date, friends! Have a wonderful rest of your week!

With love,

Carly

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Our Long Weekend Of Food, Fitness, And Family Time

Hello all!! How was your weekend? Since yesterday was Labor Day, my husband had the day off and we enjoyed the extra family time.

Here is the recap:

FRIDAY NIGHT:

My husband picked us up dinner from Jersey Mike’s on his way home from work. We ate and rented Godzilla.

I also had a mountain of veggie straws with my meal haha.

SATURDAY:

We decided to go out for a family breakfast. We dressed in our OSU football gear and headed to the Fox in the Snow Cafe.

Everything was delicious and it was nice to sit outside, eat, and chat.

Once we got home, the baby went down for a nap and I headed to the gym for an upper body lifting class.

It was a good one.

When I got home, we watched football, played with the baby, and went out on a long stroller walk.

Dinner was quick and easy!

I fell asleep early!

SUNDAY:

The day started slow with coffee and a walk with my little. I went to the gym for a much needed hour long yoga class. It felt absolutely amazing!

My mom came into town and spent the day with us, which was so nice. We went to lunch at Whole Foods, took some stroller walks, and enjoyed being together.

My mom left early evening and I got things ready for dinner. We had crescent rolled hot dogs (mine were turkey dogs), avacado pasta salad, and pumpkin muffins.

Dinner was so yummy!

After dinner, my husband and I played Clue and Trouble. It was fun playing board games instead of watching TV.

MONDAY:

The day started with coffee and a 3 mile run before the weather got too hot.

Later, we took baby K to the park and she had a blast!

The sun and fun wore her out and she fell asleep early last night!

For dinner, we had Hawaiian chicken and I put mine over a salad! I loaded it with our leftover pasta salad, cheese, and nuts. I also had a pumpkin muffin!

We watched Bachelor in Paradise before bed.

Well, there you have it! Have a wonderful rest of your week! I’m off to clean!

With love,

Carly

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Family Time, Fitness, And Breakfast Dates

Hello, all!! Another Monday came to quickly, but lucky for baby and I, my mom came to visit! Yay!!

This weekend was relaxing, as we stayed home and got some things done around the house. I felt exhausted for some reason, and my husband was having some stomach pain, so our bedtime was early Saturday and Sunday night. We snuck in some family time and it was so lovely!

Here is the recap…

SATURDAY:

The day started with coffee and a family walk. Our weather was cool and it felt SO good.

The baby loved looking at the trees and feeling the wind.

At the end of our walk, a car pulled up and a woman was looking for her 3 little girls and a dog. She was so scared and it broke my heart. I took off running to look, while my husband and the baby went another way. The mom ended up finding them, but was so thankful for our help! I pictured that being my baby and felt it deep in my gut.

Once we got back inside, I put the baby down for a nap, then headed to the gym for an upper body workout class.

I absolutely love this class!

The rest of the day was spent cleaning, playing with baby, and a few more stroller walks!

Once the baby went down, we ate some dinner and watched Netflix until bed.

SUNDAY:

I was craving Northstar, so my husband, baby and I went out for a breakfast date. We walked around our outdoor mall for a bit first and worked up an appetite.

A Lego giraffe!

For breakfast, I had the ham and cheese scone, along with the “shooting star” juice. My husband had biscuits and gravy, plus a blueberry bake.

The sun was coming through the windows, that’s why the pictures aren’t the best! It was delicious and hit the spot!!

When we got home, I did some laundry, went to the grocery store, and walked the baby!

Once she went down for bed, I made the easiest dinner possible.

Turkey hot dog, mac cheese, and peas. Haha!

We watched tv until bed.

That’s all for this post!

Have a great week!

With love,

Carly

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Our Weekend Of Food, Friends, Family, Fitness, And Sickness

Hello and happy Sunday, all! Our weekend started out wonderful, but that changed when our sweet daughter became ill. I will get to that, but let’s recap the good parts first.

FRIDAY NIGHT:

I spent a lot of the day cleaning because my husband and I were having our friends over for dinner.

Once I got the baby down, I put out cheese, crackers, and wine to have when our friends came.

When they got to our house, we chatted while my husband grilled steak and salmon. Our friends brought homemade mac and cheese!

Dinner was absolutely delicious, and we had a great time catching up.

After dinner, we played Cards Against Humanity. It was so fun! Such a nice change of pace from watching movies. We talked and laughed so much. When they left, my husband and I cleaned up and headed to bed.

SATURDAY:

The day started with coffee and hanging with the baby. When she went down for a nap, I went to the gym. I did 30 minutes of a spin class, then a short upper body lifting workout. It felt so good!

When I got home, we got ready, and headed off to a food truck festival downtown. It was such a nice family day!!

These two are my absolute favorites!

We waited in the longest line for a food truck called Cousins Maine Lobster. It was actually on the show Shark Tank! Guys, it was SO worth the wait. I had lobster tacos and my husband had the lobster roll.

We also grabbed a meal from Island Noodles, which was delicious! Noodles, veggies, and terriaki chicken! Yum!!!!

We fed the baby a bottle while we ate.

She was exhausted by this point, so we headed out after eating.

When we got home, we played until it was time to get our sweet girl to bed. She fell asleep and we had some leftovers for dinner. We rented the Avengers, and enjoyed some ice cream that we picked up from Kroger earlier in the day.

About an hour into our movie, I heard the baby somewhat gagging on the monitor. My husband ran into her room (I was right behind him) and rolled her onto her side as she started vomiting. I got her in my arms and the vomiting started again. It happened many times, until everything was out of her and it was just dry heaving. My husband did an excellent job staying calm, but I struggled with that. We talked to my husband’s aunt, who is a nurse, and she gave us advice on what to do.

We had her lay with us for a long time, until we knew the vomiting was done. We kept an eye on her the whole night. She slept well thankfully!

SUNDAY:

Baby girl was so hungry when she got up. She was also super happy!!

She has had a great day so far and seems to be 100 percent herself. My husband woke up not feeling well, and I have a sour stomach. Hopefully we don’t get any worse!

It was so terrible seeing our sweet baby in pain. This was the first time she has been really sick and it broke my heart. I’m so glad it was short lived!!

Well, that’s about a for today! I’m hoping to get my laundry all folded before dinner.

Have a wonderful rest of your day and a great week ahead!

With love,

Carly

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Our Weekend Of Food, Fitness, Family, And Wine

Hello, hello, all! I am currently sitting on our deck with my sweet girl in my lap. We luck out having a huge tree to keep us shaded. Baby K loves looking around and listening to the sounds of nature.

Anyway, this past weekend was so nice, as we got to spend some quality family time together. Here’s the recap:

FRIDAY NIGHT:

After getting the baby down, I put together a quick meal. I stuffed a white sweet potato with chicken, bbq sauce, and cheese. I also had some veggies and ranch. It was easy and tasty!

After dinner, my husband and I rented The Upside. I thought it was such a well done movie!

SATURDAY:

I woke up early and snuck in a 3 mile run outside while the baby and husband were still sleeping.

Afterwards, we got all ready and headed to our favorite winery by my mom’s house. The drive is near 2 hours, but the baby did awesome! We had a lot of family meeting us there for lunch and to meet our sweet girl.

I love seeing these sweet cousins together!

Yum!

We all caught up and hung out for a couple hours and had the best time!

Once all the littles were getting fussy and tired we knew it was time to go.

Once we got home, I fed the baby and played with her until bedtime.

That evening, we just relaxed, as we were tired from our day!

SUNDAY:

My work bestie came over with Starbucks that morning! We caught up while my husband worked on her car.

We ended up heading to my husband’s shop because he needed extra tools. I loved it because it meant more time with my favorite girlfriend!!

When he finished up, we grabbed Jersey Mike’s on the way home for lunch.

I got the baby down for a nap and went grocery shopping.

Once I got home, I played with my girl until she was ready to eat and have a bath.

She made quite the mess with her green beans!

Once we got her down, my husband made salmon in the crockpot. It was delicious!

We watched some tv before heading to bed fairly early.

That’s about all I have for this recap!

Have a wonderful week, everyone!

With love,

Carly