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Our Family And Food-Filled Memorial Day Weekend

Hello, all! I hope you are well, and had a nice (long) weekend. K has been walking all over, and rarely sits still! She will get into anything that she has access to, and keeps us on our toes! She has a big, wonderful personality, and I am soaking up her being little.

This past weekend was so nice, as we enjoyed awesome weather, and lots of family time.

FRIDAY:

My mom came over for the day, which was so nice! We got lunch at a delicious vegan restaurant called Portia’s Cafe. Everything was so fresh and tasty. I had a wrap with tons of veggies and hummus, and the most delicious, healthy, strawberry cheesecake I have ever had!!

A little later in the day, I had a delivery come to the door. The cutest edible arrangement! Such a fun surprise! The fruit was so fresh and yummy. K and I ate it up quickly!

That evening, my husband and I started watching the show Locke and Key. It is SO good and we have watched a lot over the weekend evenings!!

SATURDAY:

My husband ordered my absolute favorite coffee from the cutest bookstore in North Carolina. I started the day with a cup in my bookstore mug. The smell took me to the beach, and I cannot wait to be there again in October!

After coffee and breakfast, we packed up and headed to the campground that my husband’s family was at.

K enjoyed seeing everyone for the day, and we left at her naptime.

We took a long way home, and stopped to look at some houses while K slept.

We watched more Locke and Key, and ate brats for dinner once K went to bed.

SUNDAY:

The morning was beautiful outside, so we started the day with a long family walk. Spending time with my husband and little girl is the best!!

That afternoon, we got K’s baby pool out and let her play a lot. She had SO much fun, and slept like a champ that night. She had to try a couple different suits on haha.

MONDAY-MEMORIAL DAY:

We took another family walk and it was perfect!!

I went for a jog when K napped, and it started getting SO hot. We hit almost 90 degrees. My mom came for the day, and we took walks, had lunch, and K played in her pool. It was a great day!

Dinner was grilled salmon, veggies, and a salad!

We ended the night with more Locke and Key! We have two episodes left.

That’s all for this update.

Have a wonderful week!

With love,

Carly

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Weekend Wrap-Up And A One Year Old

Hi all! Well, my baby turned one yesterday! This past year has been nothing short of amazing, and I adore this sweet girl more than anything in the world. She has the best personality, and is simply a blast. Days were hard when I first started this motherhood journey, but I figured it all out, and LOVE hanging with this cutie every day! She is absolutely everywhere and gets into everything, so it is never a dull moment haha!

How cute is she with her healthy smash donut??

Even though I could gush on her all day I will move on lol!

FRIDAY NIGHT:

The hubs and I were sent deep dish pizzas, so we made those for dinner. We made a supreme and a cheese. Both were delicious! The sauce went on top!

SATURDAY:

Hubs let me sneak out to the gym for an Upper RX class. It felt so good!

That afternoon, baby K had her Valentine’s pictures and she was absolutely adorable!

After we put her down for bed, I had a quick dinner because my husband already ate. We rented a movie called Fighting With My Family and it was really good! I stayed awake the whole time…yay! Haha.

SUNDAY:

Baby decided that she didn’t want to nap all day which is so unlike her! We had a busy day, full of two birthday parties.

Party 1: her little friend from gym class. They are only two days apart in age! This picture melts me!

Party 2: My husband’s co-worker’s little girl turned two! Her party was at a play place and it was so fun for the littles. We enjoyed catching up with friends, too!

Baby slept SO well last night!

This week, I will be doing the last minute things for Baby K’s “Sweet One” birthday party on Saturday! I am so excited!!

That’s all for this update!

Have a great week!

With love,

Carly

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Memories, Loss, And Family Time

Hello, all!

It seems like it has been forever since I have posted. My days have been so busy, as I am loving on my sweet baby girl and husband. Our weekend was busy, but it filled my heart more than anything.

FRIDAY:

After teaching online, I packed up myself and the baby and hit the road to my hometown. Our first stop was my best friend’s house to visit! She has four littles, and I just adore them. It was fun to have our children together.

Next up, we met my mom and niece at my father’s grave. We lost him in 2012 to brain cancer. It is so important to bring baby K. Her grandpa would love her more than anything. He sure left a wonderful legacy with his 5 grandchildren! He is SO missed.

After that, we headed to my grandmother’s house. She is 95 years old, and the most amazing woman! I could tell it meant so much for us to be there. Being at her house with my daughter brought back so many memories of when I was little. It was always a full house. We had so much fun!

I was exhausted by the time we got home. So was the baby!

SATURDAY:

The day started slow, which I absolutely love.

I went for a 3 mile run during baby’s first nap.

Later in the afternoon, we went back to Boo At The Zoo! We went last weekend, too. It was SO much fun!! We saw a lot of animals, then had baby meet Captain Marvel and Ironman. She was fascinated with them and their costumes.

She slept well that night!

SUNDAY:

We all started the day at church, but baby K was so fussy we had to leave! We tried to rock her, but this kid only naps in her crib or the car. She is getting dedicated this upcoming Sunday, so let’s hope she stays happy! Haha.

I went to yoga during her nap because my back has been hurting so bad! It felt amazing.

I did some laundry and went to the grocery store as well.

After her second nap, we all loaded up to meet my husband’s family at Alum Creek. It is a little beach and lake about half an hour from us. They brought the jetskis and we got to ride while the grandparents played with baby.

Once she got fussy, we left to get her home for bed!

We had such a great weekend!

I hope you all are having a great week so far! I’m excited to catch up on your blogs today!

With love,

Carly

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Our Weekend Of Food, Fitness, Friends, Family, And Pumpkins

Hello, all!! I planned on writing this last night, but baby K had her first fever, and I practically stared at her monitor all night. We had a long day of adventures yesterday, and she was great, minus a runny nose. When we got home, she was a little fussy and so warm. We fed her, gave her tylenol, then a bath with baby friendly essential oils (found at Buybuy baby). I rocked her to sleep which is my favorite thing ever. My husband took her temp a few hours later and it was back down, so I’m praying it’s still down when she wakes up.

Update: She’s up with no fever! Yay!

Anyway, let’s get to the rest of our lovely weekend, shall we?

FRIDAY NIGHT:

When my husband got home from work, I made a frozen pasta meal. It had garlic chicken and veggies! It was really tasty! We ate and rented the newest X Men.

SATURDAY:

We spent the morning playing with the baby, relaxing, and drinking coffee. Once my sweetie took her nap, I headed to the gym. I did a full body lifting circuit and it felt good. I grabbed a smoothie from the gym cafe before heading home.

Afterwards, we all went to my husband’s shop so he could do an oil change on my car. He is getting it all ready for our upcoming vacation to NC. We leave Friday! I can’t wait to have our little one on the beach for the first time!

When we got home, I put baby down for a nap and snuck off to get a haircut. I am so happy that I have a husband who encourages me to get out and take care of myself.

For dinner that night, we decided to cook a fun meal together. I wanted a savory apple dish because we still have lots of apples from the fruit farm! This had chicken, apples, sweet potatoes, bacon, onion, and brussel sprouts. It was delicious!!

SSUNDAY:

We had a big day planned! We headed to my hometown to my favorite childhood place called Youngs Jersey Dairy. We met up with my best friend and her family, my mom, and my brother and his family. We grabbed lunch, then took a hayride to the pumpkin patch.

Cousins!

We all got ice cream and saw the goats before heading home.

Baby K was exhausted from the big day!

After getting her to sleep, I picked up Jersey Mike’s for dinner. I did some laundry before bed.

That’s all for this update! Have a wonderful week!

With love,

Carly

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Family Time, Fitness, And Breakfast Dates

Hello, all!! Another Monday came to quickly, but lucky for baby and I, my mom came to visit! Yay!!

This weekend was relaxing, as we stayed home and got some things done around the house. I felt exhausted for some reason, and my husband was having some stomach pain, so our bedtime was early Saturday and Sunday night. We snuck in some family time and it was so lovely!

Here is the recap…

SATURDAY:

The day started with coffee and a family walk. Our weather was cool and it felt SO good.

The baby loved looking at the trees and feeling the wind.

At the end of our walk, a car pulled up and a woman was looking for her 3 little girls and a dog. She was so scared and it broke my heart. I took off running to look, while my husband and the baby went another way. The mom ended up finding them, but was so thankful for our help! I pictured that being my baby and felt it deep in my gut.

Once we got back inside, I put the baby down for a nap, then headed to the gym for an upper body workout class.

I absolutely love this class!

The rest of the day was spent cleaning, playing with baby, and a few more stroller walks!

Once the baby went down, we ate some dinner and watched Netflix until bed.

SUNDAY:

I was craving Northstar, so my husband, baby and I went out for a breakfast date. We walked around our outdoor mall for a bit first and worked up an appetite.

A Lego giraffe!

For breakfast, I had the ham and cheese scone, along with the “shooting star” juice. My husband had biscuits and gravy, plus a blueberry bake.

The sun was coming through the windows, that’s why the pictures aren’t the best! It was delicious and hit the spot!!

When we got home, I did some laundry, went to the grocery store, and walked the baby!

Once she went down for bed, I made the easiest dinner possible.

Turkey hot dog, mac cheese, and peas. Haha!

We watched tv until bed.

That’s all for this post!

Have a great week!

With love,

Carly