Hello, and happy Friday!! It has been a long time since I have posted. I have been so focused on keeping up with my almost 2 year old and housework that I am consumed most of the time. My little one is always busy, and I am trying to navigate having a full blown toddler. She is a ton of fun and makes me laugh constantly! She is behind in speech, which I often worry about. We have an appointment the day after her birthday, and I am looking forward to figuring out the next step in helping her. Other than that, she is still in gymnastics and is very brave! I am so proud of her. We get to have play dates with gym friends, staying as covid safe as possible. We often spend time with my mom, which has been a lifesaver this winter!
As far as fitness goes, I have been continuing my at-home workouts. I got some new bands and love them! They don’t slip off of my legs constantly, which is awesome. I have been utilizing YouTube to find full body band workouts! I am so sore afterwards. On cardio days, I do the elliptical, use my punching bag, run sprints, jumps and abs. I have to mix things up to keep from getting bored! Yesterday was chilly, but sunny, and I was able to run outside for the first time in a while!
We have been enjoying some good food lately! We always try to eat pretty healthy, well me more than my husband haha. On New Year’s Eve, my niece came over and we made such a yummy dinner! Here are just a few pictures from lately…
Hopefully I can catch up on all of your posts soon!
Hello, all!! Is anyone else ready to say good riddance to 2020? I have definitely had some low moments this year. It hasn’t been all bad though! We have definitely had some wonderful things happen as well! I like looking back and going through pictures. Here is the recap:
JANUARY: *K made a full recovery from her December hospital stay!
*I found out I was pregnant, but suffered an early loss.
FEBRUARY: K turned 1 and we had a “Sweet One” Party for her.
*My sister-in-law moved in with us because she started a job in our city.
MARCH: *The pandemic started, and I had a quarantined birthday at home.
APRIL: *We took a lot of walks, and played at home.
*We celebrated Easter at home and K had her very first egg hunt.
MAY: *Celebrated Mother’s Day with a socially distanced dinner with our families.
*Found out that I was pregnant and felt so much joy, and a little anxiety knowing that I would have two littles under two!
JUNE: *Had an appointment/ultrasound and our sweet baby had a faint little heartbeat.
*Had family pictures taken for when we were ready to announce our pregnancy.
*Found out that I was likely to miscarry, and was given options of how I wanted to go about it. I decided to let it happen naturally.
*Went to the lake with my husband’s family, and it was so nice to get my mind off of things for a while.
JULY: On the 4th, I suffered a very painful miscarriage at home. My mom and husband switched on and off taking care of me and K.
*Spent a ton of time outside and went to the Zoo often.
AUGUST: *Put our house up for sale while our new one was being built. It sold in 5 days!
*Visited my brother and his family. K and her cousin had a ball together!
*Had many more Zoo visits, and enjoyed the outdoors as much as possible. It was a super hot month!!
SEPTEMBER: *Went apple and pumpking picking, and made some final memories in our first home.
*Moved into an apartment with my mom while our home was being built.
*Went to Michigan for my brother-in-law’s small, family only wedding. It was beautiful!
OCTOBER: *Enjoyed SO many fun Fall activities: Hayrides, pumpkin picking, farm visits, and Boo At The Zoo. We also did a ton of Fall baking!
*Went on vacation to the Outer Banks, NC. My husband and I celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary while we were there!
NOVEMBER: *We moved into our beautiful new home and enjoyed celebrating Thanksgiving.
DECEMBER: *Went to Zoo Lights, baked cookies, and enjoyed Christmas at home.
Now that a new year is coming, I just want to have a positive outlook on everything and enjoy making memories with my family! I don’t plan on making a bunch of resolutions that I won’t keep, instead I just want to enjoy this wonderful life I have been given.
Hello and happy Friday, all! December in our new home has been beyond wonderful. My husband is a master organizer, and we are completely unpacked and settling quickly. We still need curtains, and we also need to hang a few things, but overall everything looks great. I feel blessed beyond belief!
Other than unpacking, we have tried to keep life fun and as normal as possible despite these crazy times.
FUN WITH A TODDLER:
*Santa (masked of course) at gymnastics
*Salt dough ornament making and painting
*Cookie making and gingerbread man decorating
*Indoor snow play-we added different food coloring to a bucket of snow
*PJ’s and snuggles
FOOD, FRIENDS, AND FAMILY
I am still staying away from big groups, but I have seen some friends and it does a wonderful thing for my soul. My best friend came over last weekend and we went to dinner at Northstar Cafe.
We have been spending a lot of time with my mom and it has been wonderful. My daughter loves time with her grandma and I get a much needed break with her around. She gets us food and groceries often. We are so lucky to have her! She passes a healthy, delicious smoothie place on the way to our house called Power Fuel Nutrition and has been bringing me different ones to try. They are fantastic!
We had family Christmas pictures taken at our home this year and I love them! Our Christmas card is my favorite one yet.
I am trying to build up my home gym as much as possible. I have a lot of space and have been utilizing it! I need to add some heavier weights and a yoga mat, but am enjoying what I have for now. I love using my loop bands and punching bag to get some strength training in.
*My husband and I just finished watching Schitts Creek. We LOVED it so much! Such a lighthearted and fun show to watch.
*I am re-watching Glee on Netflix. I loved it during its prime and it is fun to watch again.
*I am reading the Harry Potter series over. It has been fun to read as an adult.
*I have been watching a Facebook video series called Murder and Makeup. It is so cool!
*I am still enjoying my true crime podcasts!
That’s about everything for this post! I look forward to catching up with all of you.
Hello, hello!! Happy Friday! I have struggled to keep a consistent writing schedule, but that’s mom life I guess. We are currently in the car on our way to North Carolina for vacation. The Outer Banks is my favorite vacation spot, and we have been going since I was little. I am SO excited to be there. We have 8 hours of driving today, and right around 3 tomorrow. What a perfect time to write!
Anyway…let’s start with life lately. Last weekend, we went to Boo At The Zoo. They did a great job keeping it covid friendly and safe all around!
Also, in honor of the season, we have been enjoying our porch decorations.
We get the keys to our new home the weekend before Thanksgiving! We are thrilled. The build is going so well, and it has been so fun watching the progress! Ahhh!!! Other than that, K has been enjoying gymnastics, and I got to have a much needed and long overdue wine date with one of my best friends!
Moving on…Today’s Treadmill Workout
I woke up early to sneak in a quick workout before our long drive. I like to get my blood flowing before sitting all day! I do this often, especially when I need a quick, yet efficient workout. *Please note that I only post workouts that work for me and my fitness level!
*1 mile jog, building pace. Then do a minute walk before getting into the main part of the workout. *6 rounds: 1 minute jog, 1 minute run, 1 minute walk. *Cool down and stretch
That’s it! Quick and to the point.
Moving on again….Let’s Bake
BAKED OATMEAL RECIPE:
Mix everything well, and bake in an 8×8 dish for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F. I think next time I would add a banana to make it a bit more moist. It was a bit dense, but I enjoyed it a lot! It was also toddler approved!
I know this was all over the place, but I hope you enjoyed! I’m off to catch up on my reader. Have a wonderful weekend!