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Our Easter Weekend

Hello, all! I meant to get this up Monday, but deep cleaning my house and finishing my Shutterfly books have taken over during baby’s nap time.

Easter sure looked different this year, but we managed to make it special and fun.

SATURDAY:

My in-laws dropped off some things (staying 6 ft apart), including our favorite chocolates in the world. Our friends in Michigan own a candy store called Fabiano’s. I love supporting local, and literally everything is delightful!

That evening, we had a fire in the firepit. My sister-in-law/roommate and I played Friends Trivia while on Facetime with my other SIL. It was a lot of fun.

We came in around 9, showered, and my husband and I caught up on Survivor in bed.

EASTER SUNDAY:

We were able to live stream our church from home. The service was awesome, and although I miss being there physically, I am so thankful to still be able to watch from home.

After church, Kennedy colored a picture of a bunny for the fridge.

She decided against a morning nap, and fell asleep on dad in the afternoon. She only napped about half an hour in her crib that day.

The weather ended up being nice, so we took her out in her truck for a walk. She loved it!

We also did an outside Easter egg hunt for K. It was so much fun!

We made dinner and relaxed that evening.

I hope you all are staying safe and healthy!

With love,

Carly

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Warm Weather, Family Time, Food, Fitness, And Finding Happiness

Hello, all!! We had such a wonderful weekend. Between beautiful weather, family time, and spring cleaning, I really couldn’t have asked for more.

Even though things are crazy right now, I have found that my family brings me so much happiness, and time spent with them takes my anxiety away. Despite my husband and sister-in-law still working, we are taking every precaution necessary, and I know this won’t last forever. Until then, I will enjoy every moment together, and soak in sweet baby cuddles as much as I can.

Let’s take a look at our wonderful weekend…

SATURDAY:

The weather was STUNNING and we spent most of the day outside. During baby K’s first nap, I got in a loop band workout with a short jog outside. When she got up, my husband brought her out to finish my workout with me (aka squats with her on my shoulders).

Next up, we took a long family walk and the baby loved taking in her surroundings. She waved to the water when my husband showed it to her.

After lunch and baby’s second nap, I put her in a swimsuit and sunscreen so that she could play in her baby pool. She had fun splashing around. She enjoyed another walk, and watching daddy play with his remote control car haha.

Later, after she had dinner, my husband made a fire in the fire pit and baby got to enjoy it before a bath and bed. She is so adorable, I can’t handle it sometimes.

My husband made us a delicious dinner!!

After dinner, we made banana boats and s’mores by the fire. Oh my gosh, the banana boats were amazing!! I stuffed mine with almond butter, chocolate chips, marshmallows, and coconut. I put it over the fire until it melted then scooped it onto graham crackers.

We sat by the fire for hours just talking and enjoying each other’s company. A lot of people were having fires in their backyards, and it felt like life was normal for a little while.

We crashed hard that night!

SUNDAY:

I made baby K healthy pancakes and fruit. She devoured it!

We spent all of her nap times organizing and spring cleaning. It felt SO good!

That is about all for today, friends! Stay safe and healthy.

With love,

Carly

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A Few Fit Favorites And Some Other Random Fun

Hello, all! I hope you are staying healthy and happy with everything going on. The sunshine sure is helping around here! Being able to be outside has been wonderful for us

The baby loves taking walks in her truck and ask for “truhhh” all the time.

I have also done a lot of outdoor workouts, which have been awesome. It helps with my motivation, that’s for sure.

FITNESS FAVORITES THIS WEEK:

This week has been all about bands. I used them when I was pregnant, and have just gotten back into using them! I have been finding tons of workouts on YouTube. I like to bring the baby monitor outside while I workout.

I also have loved runs outside with baby K! She loves it, too!

FOOD FAVORITES THIS WEEK:

With the nice weather, we have been taking advantage of the grill. Grilled food is THE BEST!

OTHER:

I am loving the family time, walks, waving to neighbors, cuddles and prayers with my girl, and seeing her learn and grow constantly.

She loves pointing to different animals, seeing the water, and laughing at puppies ehen they run by.

I am looking forward to making a fire and having s’mores tonight after dinner! Gosh, I love this weather SO much!!

I hope you all are finding positives in a hard situation!

All my love and hugs,

Carly

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My Quarantined Birthday And A Baby Update

Hello, all!! This whole pandemic has been a whirlwind, and with a stay at home order, baby K and I have hunkered down. My husband and sister-in-law (who lives with us) are both considered essential, therefore are still working. My worries come in waves, but I am doing my best to stay calm, and enjoy time with my sweet baby.

Speaking of baby K, she has gained SO many new skills since her first birthday. She is pulling herself up on everything, and learned how to climb the stairs. There is no stopping her! She is chatty and now says “bye-bye” and “belly.” She knows her body parts and LOVES books. Her gym class has been doing Facebook live videos and we have been joining in! Watching her learn and grow is the greatest joy in my life.

Yesterday was my 31st birthday, and despite being in the middle of this crazy time, it was still very special!

My celebration started on Sunday with Starbucks of course! We had family time, and I took a bath during the baby’s nap.

Once she went to bed, my husband cooked a delicious dinner of salmon and vegetables. I also had a salad and my favorite wine!

My sweet husband made me brownies (which I got into before the picture haha). My sister-in-law got me wine and ice cream!

After dinner, we played a few games of Clue, then watched The Greatest Showman because I love that movie!

Monday was my actual birthday and baby K and I had fun at home! My mom sent me pretty flowers, and ordered me and baby lunch from my favorite place (Northstar Cafe). Curbside delivery for the win. I had the Thai burrito with broccoli and peanut sauce. YUM!

She also got me a tablet!! I LOVE IT! I definitely have the greatest mom!!!

My husband and in-laws got me a Shark vacuum and it is amazing! I have been wanting one for SO long. I cleaned the house during baby’s nap and enjoyed every second of it haha.

After dinner, we facetimed my mom, brother, and sister-in-law to play trivia. Even though we couldn’t be together in person, this was a perfect way to spend time with each other. We all had to come up with categories and mine was Friends (the TV show). We had a lot of fun!!

I also had my brownies and ice cream before bed. It was a great birthday!

Well friends, that is all for now. Stay safe and healthy!

With love,

Carly

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Fit Friday And Other Favorites-Home Edition

Hi, all!! Pretty much everything is closed around here, so the baby and I are bound to the house. The weather is beautiful today, so we have been able to get outside some. That has been SO helpful. Every time I get sad, I just look at what I have, and remind myself just how blessed I am.

On that note, let’s talk some favorites from the week!

FOOD:

Whole grain crust pizza and carrot fries. This was absolutely delicious!!

Chipotle by the fireplace.

Hash with ham, sweet potatoes peppers, onions, and lots of seasoning! Yum!

FITNESS:

Since I have to workout soley at home, I have been trying to mix things up. I have been able to get out for two runs with the baby and it felt amazing.

I have also done hiit videos, barre, and the elliptical!

FAMILY AND FACETIME:

I can’t get over how much my little girl brings me life. She makes this whole situation easier for me because she is so happy and wonderful! She had so much fun driving her car around this morning.

My husband is beyond amazing, too! He is always a voice of reason and calmness.

Facetime has been so important for us! The baby and I facetime my mom and mother-in-law just about every day!

My birthday is Monday and since my mom can’t visit, at least we get to talk all the time!

OTHERS:

*Even though we can’t get too close to people, it is so nice to see our neighbors outside. Smiles and waves are good for the soul.

*My favorite snack lately: Perfect Bar. These are SO good and filling!

*Book: I randomly stumbled upon a book called Regretting You while searching for another one. It has been so captivating and I have been staying up way to late to read it! Haha.

This weekend, I hope to do a little home celebrating with my little family since I am turning 31!

Have a blessed weekend!

With love,

Carly