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Weekend Wrap-Up (Food, Fitness, And Father’s Day)

Hello and happy Monday, all! How was your weekend? Ours was nice, as we had some family time, and spoiled my husband for Father’s Day.

Let’s recap…

SATURDAY:

My mom stayed Friday night, so in the morning we had coffee, played with the baby, then went to the gym before doing some shopping.

At the gym, I took an upper body workout class.

We picked up salad bowls from Piada for lunch. Talk about tasty!!

After lunch, my mom headed home, and my husband and I played with the little one.

I cleaned a bit, then we hung around the house. The baby had a bath and an early bedtime, so my husband and I got Chinese and rented a movie.

It was a lovely evening!

SUNDAY-FATHER’S DAY:

I woke up early and picked up donuts and coffee while my husband and baby were still sleeping.

When my husband and little one woke up, we had some family time. My husband enjoyed his breakfast and opened his gift card (for a deep tissue massage).

When the baby took a nap, I cleaned and had lunch, while my husband played some video games.

My husband took off for his massage, so the baby and I played until he got home.

We all went to Kroger for groceries and picked up food to grill for dinner. After putting the baby to bed, we grilled out steaks and turkey burgers. We also had corn and potatoes!

After dinner, we rented a movie before heading to bed.

We had a great weekend!

Now, I will leave you with some of my favorite pictures to honor my husband, my dad (who passed away in 2012), and my father-in-law.

My husband is the best daddy to our little girl. He adores her, and she adores him. I’m so in love with these two!

My dad was so amazing. I miss him every single day. I find that I am so much like him, and I couldn’t be more thankful for that.

My father-in-law has loved and accepted me from day 1. He constantly tells me that I am a good mom and it means so much to me.

I am so blessed!

I hope you all have a great week!

With love,

Carly

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Weekend Wrap-Up (Food, Fitness, And A Four Month Old)

Hi, all! I hope you had a great weekend and are ready for another week.

Well, as of yesterday, our little one turned 4 moths old. I can’t believe how much she has changed. She rolled over for the first time on Friday and this mamma cheered so much. Haha. She has a strong grip, loves sitting up, screams a lot louder when she wants something, fights naps-but sleeps well at night, and is literally the best thing that has ever happened to me.

We are taking her on her very first vacation in a couple weeks and I am more stressed than anything. Between packing, keeping her cool, and a huge change in routine, I feel like it will be tough. *Sigh*…wish me luck!

Now, let’s jump into our recap:

FRIDAY NIGHT:

After I got the baby to bed, my husband went out and got us Chinese! I love our restaurant by us because they have healthy options. I get steamed chicken and veggies with brown rice and the most amazing sauce ever! We also split wonton soup.

We watched Master Chef while we ate, then went to bed pretty early.

SATURDAY:

Saturday was kind of a blur because my sweet girl was super fussy most of the day. I think her belly hurt.

I managed to slip out to the gym for an upper body lifting workout (all with dumbbells). It was nice to get out and have my husband take over for a little with the baby.

When I got home, we played and hung out. Baby K fell asleep on daddy for an hour giving me time to clean! Yay!!

When she woke up, we went on a family walk and she loved it! I have an outdoor loving baby.

I got her to sleep when we got back (although she fought it like crazy), then my husband grilled out.

After dinner, my sister-in-law and I watched a movie (she is living here for the summer), while my husband worked on his racecar.

SUNDAY:

I woke up early, had coffee, and went out for a 3 mile run. The weather was cool and it felt so good.

Afterwards, two of my closest friends and I went to church (with baby K, too)! Baby did so well. She was amazing all day!! Yay!

After church, we ran to Whole Foods and picked up brunch items to cook.

We cooked, ate, talked and hung out at my house.

It was so much fun to catch up with them.

After brunch, I did a grocery run, then came back and played with baby K until it was her bath time. She went down early because she was so tired, but slept so well!

We ate dinner and watched a little tv, but I layed in bed early to read and fell asleep.

That’s about all for today. Have a great week, everyone!!

With love,

Carly

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Let’s Eat-Our Weekend Of Tasty Food And Fitness

Hi, all! I swear, it gets harder to write these days, as my sweet baby keeps me super busy. I meant to post yesterday, but time got away from me. My sister-in-law moved into our house for the summer. She has an internship in our city and is staying with us until August.

Anyway, let’s recap the weekend…

FRIDAY:

My work bestie and I left early since it was our very last day, and we were done with everything. We celebrated with wine at Coopershawk winery. I had a glass of Rhubarb wine and chicken potstickers. It was delicious!

When I got home, I played with the baby until she went down for bed.

Dinner was some leftovers.

I watched Big Little Lies while I ate.

SATURDAY:

The day started early, so I had coffee and watched a show. I went out for a 3 mile run before the family woke up! The weather was perfect and it felt so good!

Later, my best friend came into town and my hubs hung with the baby while I spent time with her. We had Starbucks, did some shopping, and got brunch at Northstar cafe.

When I got home, I cleaned and hung out with my family. Dinner was a rotisserie chicken sandwich and a white sweet potato.

We watched a movie before bed.

SUNDAY:

I woke up, had some coffee, and played with the baby. I love reading to her. She is growing so fast and I am soaking up every minute!

For lunch, I made a healthier tuna noodle casserole in my Pampered Chef Rock Crock. It was so tasty!

After lunch and some cleaning, my sister and mother-in-law came over. They got all of my sister-in-law’s stuff moved in and we grilled out burgers after getting the baby to bed. YUM.

We watched a little TV, but I went to bed before everyone else.

That’s all for this update! I’m looking forward to catching up on all of your posts.

Have a great week!

With love,

Carly

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Our Long Weekend (Food, Family, And Fitness)

Hello, all! How was your weekend? Ours was nice, as we enjoyed an extra day due to Memorial Day. As of today, I have four days left of work until summer break, and the start of being a stay at home mom. It is crazy to be beginning this journey.

Anyway, onto the recap…

FRIDAY NIGHT:

After getting the baby down for a nap, my husband and I got Chinese takeout and watched Blockers. It was a nice, relaxing evening.

SATURDAY:

I taught a few online classes, then enjoyed coffee and relaxing with the family.

I went to the gym for some cardio (the treadmill and stair climber).

After my workout, I came home and cleaned during the baby’s nap.

When she woke up, we took her little bathtub outside to enjoy the weather and water! It was so fun! She loved looking around and taking in her surroundings.

After a bath, we put baby to bed and grilled burgers. We had peppers and sweet potatoes, too! Yum!!

We rented a movie, but I fell asleep.

SUNDAY:

The day started with coffee as always!

I did a 3 mile jog before our visitors came. My sister in law stopped by and played with the baby, then later, my mom and cousin came over. We took a walk and it was so nice!

When everyone left, we put the baby down for bed, but she fought it like crazy and did not sleep well! Once she finally went down, I had a Whole Foods salad and toast for dinner.

I watched Big Little Lies before bed.

MONDAY:

I started the day early with coffee and more Big Little Lies before the family woke up.

I did a short baby wearing workout, then played with the baby. I did a grocery run, then cleaned while baby K and my husband napped.

After naptime, we took a family walk to the park.

By the time we got back it was close to the little one’s bedtime, so we gave her a bath before putting her down.

I took a shower while my husband grilled us dinner.

We ate and watched the Bachelorette before bed.

Well, that is all for this update. Have a great week!

With love,

Carly

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My Weekend Of Fast Cars And Fitness

Hello, all! How did your Monday treat you?

I went back to work today, and cried leaving my sweet girl this morning. The day flew by and I raced home, greeted with a huge smile. Ahhh I love her so much! I am so exhausted though.

Anyway…

This weekend was busy, but very nice. Here’s the recap:

FRIDAY NIGHT:

I had sausage and bean soup in the crockpot that we ate for dinner (after getting the baby down for bed).

We also rented a movie before bed.

SATURDAY:

The day started with coffee as always. I snuck out to do an upper body workout class at the gym.

It felt so good! After class and a quick lunch, I put the baby down for a nap and cleaned up the house. Afterwards, we all went to my husband’s shop while he worked on his racecar.

When we left, we did a quick grocery run before heading home. We put the baby down for bed, made some food, then rented the Ted Bundy movie on Netflix.

SUNDAY:

My husband’s shop puts on a big race each year, so he left super early to get there. It was rescheduled from last weekend due to the rain.

I got up and got the baby and myself ready before heading to church with some friends. After church, my girlfriend, little one, and myself headed to the track. It was a long day, but so fun watching my husband race.

I headed home around 5 to get the baby to bed by 7. She was overtired and it took me a while to get her down, but she slept great!

I read in bed until my husband got home.

Well, that’s all for this update. I hope to catch up on some blogs and get to bed early tonight. Have a great one!

With love,

Carly