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Valentine’s Day and Baby’s “Sweet One” Birthday Party

Hello, all! Another weekend flew by. Ours was busy, but wonderful and full of love.

FRIDAY NIGHT: Valentine’s Day

My husband and I had a rare date night! We wanted to do dinner and a movie, but all the movies were sold out. We ended up just doing dinner and taking our time. We went to Northstar Cafe, and enjoyed eating and catching up. We had a wonderful time together!

I had a delicious margarita and the Thai burrito with broccoli and peanut sauce.

We need to have dates more often. I had missed this!

When we got home, we watched Dateline NBC with my mom and nephew (aka the awesome babysitters)!

SATURDAY: PARTY DAY

I got up early and had some coffee with my mom. She did some last minute errands for the party, and I cashed in my Valentine’s present (a blowout for my hair)!

After baby’s morning nap, we all got ready and headed to Peapod Play Cafe for her party! The theme was “Sweet One.” The cafe was a perfect place for adults and littles. They have a huge, safe play area for the kids, and the cafe area is great, too!

For food, we had pizza, mac cheese, fruit, salad, and Duck Donuts. I thought we would have too much, but almost everything was eaten! Our turn out was fantastic, and baby K had so many friends to play with.

Baby K had a donut outfit that said “Whatever sprinkles your donuts.” Brad and I had “Donut Squad” shirts!

Friends from Bugs class!

My sweet girl!

Baby loved her healthy, mom-approved, smash donut!

After the party, we came home and let her open gifts before her nap!

The rest of the day was spent with family. My sister-in-law moved in with us, as she got a job where we live and needs a place to stay until she gets an apartment.

I fell asleep early on the couch. The day was great, but exhausting!

HUGE shoutout to my mom for all of her help with the party. I couldn’t have pulled it off without her.

SUNDAY:

The day started with coffee and play time with baby K.

My husband did tons of organizing, which we have been needing to do for so long!

I was able to get to the gym for a full body lifting workout, and to the grocery store to stock up for the week.

Dinner was so good! My mom bought us tons of chicken sausages, so we decided to make a skillet meal using them, peppers, mushrooms, sweet potatoes, and lots of seasoning.

I went into the bedroom early and watched TV in bed.

This week, I need to clean, organize clothes, and work on baby K’s baby book.

I hope you a had a great weekend!

With love,

Carly

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Food, Fitness, Date Night, And A Baby Play Date

Hello and happy weekend, all! This is my third attempt to write this, because in true mother fashion, I have a constant (yet adorable) distraction.

We have had a great week! My husband and I were able to celebrate our anniversary (it will be 4 years on Halloween), and baby K and I had our first play date!

FOOD FAVORITES THIS WEEK:

Soybean Spaghetti and Meat Sauce.

Thai Coconut Chicken and Brown Rice.

DATE NIGHT: Northstar Cafe.

I had the most delicious salad and a sparkling wine. It was so yummy!!

After dinner, we saw Zombieland 2. It was really funny! My husband and I had a great time just hanging out and catching up. My mom was nice enough to babysit!

FITNESS THIS WEEK:

*3 mile outside run

*Fitness Blender Spartan 500 workout (on YouTube)

*Barre Class

*Spinning

PLAY DATE:

Baby K and I instantly hit it off with a mom and her little one at Bugs class. He is only 2 days younger than baby K! She asked us to come over and carve pumkins. We had a great time!

The babies were precious in the pumpkins haha!

That’s about all for this update, friends! Have a fantastic weekend!

With love,

Carly

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Our Date Night, Family Time, Food, And Fitness

Hey guys!! My posts are pretty sporadic these days, as I am still navigating motherhood. I will say that we have gotten into a routine, and I am more confident in being a mommy. Our little one went to the dr yesterday and is now 8 pounds, 9 ounces. She is a little chunk and so stinking precious!

We got our newborn pictures back yesterday and I’m obsessed with them, but can’t believe our girl is so much bigger already!

That is her on my wedding dress.

And her now….

I’m so blessed.

Now, onto the weekend….

FRIDAY:

My in-laws came over around 7pm and my husband and I headed out for a date. We went to dinner at Northstar Cafe and it was delicious as always.

After dinner, we had to go to the car so I could pump (yay mom life Haha) and also took a nap before our movie. LOL! We saw Captain Marvel at 10 (SUPER late for this mamma)! We enjoyed our night so much, but the little one didn’t sleep well that night.

SATURDAY:

The little one woke up early, so my mother-in-law held her while I went to Starbucks and did the elliptical for 30 minutes! I’m so glad that I am healed and can work harder on the cardio machines.

My husband spent the day working on his dad’s truck, and his dad and brother worked on our railing. I played with my girl all day!

My brother in law cooked us a tasty dinner and we ate then watched Bohemian Rhapsody. It was such a good movie by the way!!

SUNDAY:

We had a busy day full of visitors on Sunday! My college roommate (who also happens to be my husband’s cousin) came over with her girls and it was fun for them to meet Kennedy!.

Freshman year of college and now with our kids. Oh how life has changed!

We also had my husband’s aunt and some friends over. The house got crazy!!

I spent Kennedy’s Monday nap time cleaning from the weekend.

That’s all for today! Have a great week!

With love,

Carly

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A Long Weekend, A Date Night, Tasty Food, Fitness, Baby Prep, And Maternity Pictures

Hello there, everyone! I have enjoyed an extra long weekend and got a lot done for baby!! Yay!

Let’s jump right in…

FRIDAY NIGHT:

After work, I did a cardio workout at home.

When the hubs got home we made burgers, sweet potato fries, and veggies for dinner. So good!

SATURDAY:

The day started with online teaching, followed by lots of cleaning, and a barre/cardio workout.

We decided to have date night, so we headed to Texas Roadhouse for dinner. It was delicious, and I am loving spending time with my sweet husband before our baby comes. Not pictured: all of the rolls! Yum!

After dinner, we watched a movie before bed.

SUNDAY:

The day started with coffee and relaxing! I did an elliptical workout before getting back to my cleaning. I also hit up the grocery store.

Dinner was antipasto squares and they were SO good.

MONDAY:

The day started with protein pancakes and coffee. My mom came over to spend the day with me and we had a great time! She helped me do more baby prep and pack my hospital bag.

We went to the gym together and it felt so good to be there! I have been soley working out at home, so it was a nice change of pace.

We had lunch at Northstar Cafe and it was amazing as always!

We did some shopping after lunch before my mom headed home. What a great day!!

I also got our maternity pictures back today and love them so much! Here are a few favorites…

They make me smile so big!!

Anyway, there is a recap for you all. Have an awesome week!

With love,

Carly

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Weekend Wrap Up- Date Night Times 2

Hey there, everyone!! How was your weekend?! Ours was so fun (minus the terrible headaches I’ve been getting).

We decided to have 2 date nights this weekend! Friday night was my husband’s choice and Saturday night was my choice.

FRIDAY NIGHT DATE-BRAD’S CHOICE

When my husband got home from work, we got ready and headed out. We had bibibop for dinner, then saw Avengers Infinity War in the fancy theater with reclining chairs.

Dinner was tasty and the movie was awesome!

After our movie, we came home and I read until I fell asleep.

SATURDAY NIGHT-MY CHOICE

Our date started with seeing A Quiet Place in the fancy theater with reclining chairs. We loved the movie!!

After our movie, we headed to our downtown area to try out a place we had never been to before. It’s called Dirty Frank’s hot dogs and oh my gosh they were SO good!!

The pricing was cheap and the atmosphere was fun.

I had a veggie dog topped with coney sauce, sauerkraut, and grilled onions with a side of broccoli. We also split the fried cauliflower. YUM!!!

After dinner, we came home and watched some Netflix before bed.

SUNDAY:

I went to church, did some grocery shopping and made a stop at Lowe’s. My husband and I grilled out for dinner and it was delicious!

Salmon, asparagus, and corn!

Now it is time to relax before another work week begins!

Have a great one, all!

With love,

Carly