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Food, Fitness, Date Night, Friends, And Family

Hello, everyone!! I hope you all had a great weekend. Ours was busy, but so nice!

Let’s recap:

FRIDAY NIGHT:

For dinner, we had crab cakes. They were so good! I had a salad with mine.

After we ate, we rented Knives Out. I had been wanting to see it for so long! We enjoyed it!

My brother-in-law officially started staying with us this night as well, so now we have him and my sister-in-law. It is a little packed in our house right now! Lol!

SATURDAY:

I got up first (as always), made some coffee, and got the baby up. Once everyone was up, we hung out and talked.

My sister-in-law and I went to the gym for upper body rx and it was extra challenging! I’m pretty sure both of us are super sore.

My mom came in town mid-day and we did some shopping. She is wonderful and got us some groceries! That evening, she stayed with baby K so that my husband and I could have a double date with some friends.

We met our friends for an early dinner at BD’s Mongolian BBQ. This was my first time there and it was so good! I love stir fry, and making my own and watching them cook was so fun!

We enjoyed catching up!

After dinner, we headed to the movies to see The Invisible Man. It was SO GOOD. It was super intense, and I was hooked the whole time.

We headed home after the movies, but I didn’t sleep well and had nightmares.

SUNDAY:

I was up first again, made coffee, and got the baby up. We all hung out for a while, chatting and listening to music. Baby K played us her xylophone lol! It was adorable.

Once she went down for a nap, my mom and I went to the gym. I did a hiit treadmill workout.

Afterwards, I got myself and the baby ready to head to my hometown for the night. Before we left, she got to ride in her car because the weather was amazing!

First stop in my hometown was my grandma’s house! She will be 97 this week. She is awesome! The baby was a little fussy there, but still was waving to mamaw and played with the toy she got her.

Next up was my best friend’s house for the night! Kennedy loves seeing her kids and was so excited. We had dinner and played with the kids before K got pretty tired. Once all the kids were down, my best friend and I chatted and watched TV. We went to bed early and I read a while.

We headed home this afternoon.

We had a great weekend! I have a lot of cleaning to catch up on.

That’s all for today. Have a wonderful week! With love,

Carly

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Food, Fitness, Friendships, And Baby Love

Happy happy Friday, all! I can’t believe Christmas is so soon. All of my shopping is done, and I just need to wrap. Our festivities start this weekend, as we are traveling to my husband’s hometown to see his whole family!

Having our sweet girl this year is beyond special, and I am so excited to watch her enjoy her very first Christmas!

Side note: doesn’t she look so cute with her first ponytail?! She is seriously the sweetest thing.

This week has been wonderful! Between Bugs class with baby K, good food, time with friends, and evenings with my husband, my heart is so happy.

I got to see a friend who has been in Mozambique (she was in the peace corps) for two and a half years. She came over to meet baby K, then we did a wine tasting and caught up! Being with these ladies brought me so much joy!! Our friend (in the middle) is heading back to Mozambique next week, and is planning on working and staying long-term. We will certainly miss her, but can’t wait to hear more wonderful stories!!

Today, I got to spend time with my best friend! We got coffee, went shopping, and had a delicious lunch at Northstar Cafe.

We both had the Thai Basil Burrito with broccoli and peanut sauce! Yum!!!

I have absolutely loved spending time with wonderful friends!!

FITNESS THIS WEEK:

*Barre workout videos

*Spartan 500 workout (via: Fitnessblender)

*Spinning

*Gluteus Maxout Class

FOOD FAVORITES THIS WEEK:

Chicken with veggies, cream of chicken soup, and lots of seasonings!

Chickpea pasta and meat sauce. I added cheese after I took this!

Our other dinners were soup, stir fry, and pizza is in the oven for dinner tonight!

That is all for this update! I am going to eat and catch up on all of your blogs. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

With love,

Carly

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Let’s Have A Christmas Time Coffee Date

Hello, all! It has been a while since I’ve posted, and with the Christmas season upon us, I thought I’d update you over some coffee (or maybe a peppermint mocha)!

CHRISTMAS FUN:

Last weekend was a busy one for us, but so fun! We had family pictures on Saturday, and they turned out so perfect!

On Sunday, we had baby K’s Christmas party at her gym class. She met Santa, and looked absolutely adorable! She did well, and was mostly interested in Mrs. Claus’ glasses.

The next couple of weeks will be full of more holiday festivities!

On Monday, my little lady turned 10 months old. I just can’t believe how much she has grown! She is the absolute sweetest, and I can’t get over how blessed we are.

FITNESS:

I am still managing to sneak off to the gym a few times a week, which is so nice! Some of my favorite classes this past week were gluteus maxout and spinning! The other days, I utilized YouTube, my elliptical, and the hotel gym (we were there for my husband’s work Christmas party).

FOOD:

I’ve been slacking on food pictures, but these are a couple favorites from the week.

Chickpea pasta with meat sauce.

Sweet potatoes, chicken sausage, and french onion soup seasoning with just a little water to make a sauce. It was so tasty!!

OTHER FUN:

I got to see one of my very best friends, and get out of the house for a bit! We did a wine tasting, and had an absolute blast catching up! I miss working with her so much. I get to see her again this upcoming week, which makes my heart so happy!

We went to Kalahari for my husband’s work Christmas party on Thursday. Kalahari is a hotel/resort that has a huge indoor water park, game room, restaurants, etc. It was my first night away from the baby which was hard, but we had a lot of fun! We did all the rides and enjoyed drinks from the hot tub bar. Plus, it wasn’t crowded at all being a week day! We have been on a weekend before and it was packed.

When we got home the next day, the baby was so excited to see us, and gave me the biggest hug and kiss. Talk about melting my heart!! Gosh, I love that kid.

That’s about all for this update. The baby is finally napping, so I am off to clean. I plan on catching up on all of your posts this evening! I can’t wait to see what everyone has been up to!

Have a wonderful weekend, all!

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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A Motivated Mamma Update

Hello and happy Friday, all! Do you have any fun weekend plans? We are having some friends over for dinner and I’m so excited! Luckily, I got my cleaning finished during the baby’s nap this morning. Yay!

Anyway, I have felt extremely motivated during my workouts this week, despite an extremely painful UTI. Those are the worst! Thankfully, my antibiotics knocked it out and I am MUCH better.

Gosh, this little cutie keeps me going. I just want to be the best mommy to her because she is amazing.

Let’s recap this week in healthy food and fitness!

MONDAY:

For my workout, I jogged with baby K. We did some hills which was challenging, but so fun for both of us!

For dinner, we made the most delicious meal from Hello Fresh. I have never tried a meal delivery kit, but it was delicious and so fun to make! They get expensive, but it was fun to try.

Lots of veggies topped with a grilling cheese. We put chicken on ours to make it more hearty!

We watched Bachelor in Paradise while enjoying our meal.

TUESDAY:

My workout was a Barre video at home. It felt good, but my UTI was in full force so I struggled with that all day. Ughh!!

For dinner, we had porkchops. I put mine in a salad! Yum!

I had a rough evening and did not sleep well.

WEDNESDAY:

I felt well enough for a 3 mile jog before my dr. appointment! My mom babysat while I got medicine and ran some errands! Thanks, mom!!!

We had a baby play date at my friend’s place, and it was fun getting baby K around other kiddos.

For lunch, we had food from Whole Foods because we love their salad bar!

My husband came home early to be on baby duty while I went to a Handmaid’s Tale Finale Party! We all brought a dish, dressed up, and watched the show. It was a blast and the episode was SO GOOD.

Anyone else watch the show??

I got straight into bed when I got home.

THURSDAY:

I woke up before 5am because my body doesn’t like to sleep in. I decided to take a spin class before I taught online. It felt so good!

Later, baby K and I had another play date! Starbucks and the park = so much fun!

For dinner, we had pasta! I added a veggie burger to mine instead of the meat sauce that my husband used.

FRIDAY:

The day started with a gluteus maxout class at the gym! It felt so good, but I’m already sore.

Now that the house is clean I need to shower before our friends come over, but my little one is napping on me and I love it so much. I never get these snuggles anymore, so I’m soaking it up!

That’s a for this recap, friends! I will leave you with a throwback picture in honor of my. brother’s 36th birthday this week. You have to love early 90’s fashion haha!!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

With love,

Carly