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Food, Fitness, Family, And Friends

Hello, all! Happy weekend! We have had a lovely week. We are finally expanding our circle, and seeing more friends and family. I didn’t realize how much I had missed everyone until we got together. It is filling my heart, and K loves seeing her buddies again!


K has had so much energy lately, runs all around, and keeps me busy. She has a big, silly, fun personality, and I can’t get enough of her. I could gush over her forever! Lol!!

As far as fitness goes, I have been enjoying my at-home workouts!
This week:
*Barre
*Stroller runs
*Elliptical
*Kettlebells, bands, and bodyweight excercises
*Stair runs

FOOD FAVORITES:

Chinese takeout! I love the healthy options!
My mom and I grabbed lunch at Zupas Cafe! I had a mango salad, veggie soup, bread, and a chocolate covered strawberry! Yum!
Chicken sausage skillet. It has apple chicken sausage, sweet potatoes, peppers, onions, and lots of tasty seasonings! I put it over brown rice! So good!!
Northstar Cafe with my mom and K! I had a ham and cheese scone, a salad, and a fresh squeezed “shooting star.” Absolutely delicious!!!
Yet another Northstar meal! My cousins and their girls were over today, and this was the first time they had it. I got the sweet basil burrito with a side of peanut slaw as well.
I made pumpkin muffins this week and they were gone SO quickly!! I like to top mine with some chocolate chips and almond butter.
This weekend will be full of cleaning and enjoying family time! I hope yours is wonderful as well!

With love,

Carly

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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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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, Family, And A Wedding)

Hello, all! We just got back from a wedding in Michigan and it is good to be home. It was a lot of fun, but boy am I tired! Bed time will come early tonight haha.

Anyway…let’s recap:

FRIDAY NIGHT:

Dinner was a turkey meatball sub and a salad kit. Yum!

We went to bed early because we had a big day ahead!

SATURDAY:

I woke up at 6 to do my hair, have some coffee, clean up, and get ready. We left our house at 8 for Michigan to celebrate our friend’s wedding!

We grabbed Starbucks for breakfast and ate on the road.

We grabbed a quick lunch when we got close to our hotel, checked in, ate super fast, changed, and made it to the church in time for the ceremony. The ceremony was quick, but lovely!

Family photo attempts haha..

Dear friends and family together again!

The reception took place at our hotel, which was so convenient! We headed to cocktail hour at 5 and enjoyed snacks until the reception began.

Once we were seated, the wedding party arrived and did speeches before dinner. I had the vegetarian option of cheese ravioli.

After dinner, I had banana bread with a decaf coffee. Soooo good.

Dancing seemed to start late, so we all hung out and talked until it did.

Me and the hubs!

They also had a photo booth which was super fun.

Later in the evening, they brought out late night food and snacks consisting of loaded fries, mini chili dogs, and donut holes with cider. Such a great idea!

The reception went until midnight and we chatted until close to 1 before heading to our room. We shared a room with Brad’s cousin and her two little girls (who decided not to sleep). Lots of crying = barely any sleep for us. Guess we have to get used to it! LOL!

SUNDAY:

I woke up pretty early, despite lack of sleep, and I was still exhausted. I had a coffee, then went into the workout room for a cardio session while everyone else was still sleeping.

Baby busting out….

After my workout and a shower, we had a huge breakfast put on by the bride and groom. It was delicious and I was so hungry!

Our friends own a local candy shop in town, so after breakfast we visited and gathered tons of goodies to bring home. Carmel apples, and tons of different chocolate items! We stocked up.

We headed home afterwards and I slept in the car most of the way. Oops! So much for offering to drive half of it haha!

I ran to Kroger and grabbed food for dinner. My husband cooked and it was delicious!

Steak, asparagus, mushrooms, onions, green beans, and a salad kit.

Now I am relaxing until bed!

I hope you all had a great weekend and have a wonderful upcoming week!

With love,

Carly

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This Week In Review-Food, Fitness And Friends

Hello! I typically post on Friday, but I’ve had a busy week! First of all, I have to share another ultrasound picture because our baby is growing and moving like crazy.

Baby trying to back flip in the first picture haha!

I’m so beyond in love, I just can’t take it!

Okay…onto this past week!

MONDAY:

The day started with Starbucks and a 4 hour crisis prevention class for work. After the class, my work bestie and I went into our classroom to start getting it organized because school starts on Monday!

I was able to get a short cardio workout in later in the day.

Dinner was a PF Changs beef and broccoli kit over rice. Yummy!

TUESDAY:

I woke up early for a spinning class at the gym, followed by some online teaching.

After that, I drove to my home town to spend the day with my best friend. We went to Starbucks, then got pizza at my favorite local pizza place called Spinozas. I got a whole wheat crust with spicy sauce, spinach and peppers.

When I got home, I took a nap because getting up early and a long drive two ways wore me out.

My husband came home with flowers for me! He’s so sweet!

We had chicken legs for dinner and watched Bachelor in Paradise!

WEDNESDAY:

I woke up, taught, cleaned, the hit the gym for a short strength training session! Thank you, Youtube!

My best friend came into town to get her hair done, so we had lunch at Northstar Cafe and did some shopping. Yay for seeing her two days in a row!

Best salad ever!

I did laundry when I got home and caught up on some some shows.

I don’t think dinner was very exciting haha!

THURSDAY:

I started the day online teaching as usual!

I did a cardio workout, but the rest of the day was uneventful!

Dinner was stir fry over rice.

FRIDAY:

The day started with teaching, then I had an ultrasound which was so amazing!

Afterwards, I went into work to help my work bestie in the classroom. We are excited and slightly anxious for the year to start!

I did a VERY short jog early evening, but it was so muggy that I decided resting was better for my body.

My husband worked super late so I hung with the cats!

Anyway, my husband’s family is spending the weekend with us!

Have a good one, all!

With love,

Carly