February 8, 2016
Ready or not it Monday again. Luckily for us we’re coming off a long weekend thanks to a snow day this past Friday. I was woken up by my phone ringing at 5:30 Friday morning and a man telling me that our school district was going to be closed. I was so out of it, I didn’t even know we were supposed to get a storm, but I was happy about the call. I shut my alarm off and fell back to sleep! It was Elly’s first snow day of the winter, so we were all pretty excited. I had a cleaning job that I had to go do so the girls spent the afternoon at my cousins house, playing outside with her boys. They had a blast and the snow was perfect for making snowballs and snowmen, not the best for shoveling but fun for playing. We spent the rest of the day warming up with hot cocoa and just relaxing around the house. This was one of the first weekends in a long time that we didn’t have any set plans. We slept inish on Saturday (as much as you can sleep in with three little kids). I made a yummy sweet potato hash for breakfast, which I forgot to take a picture of. The recipe is HERE, I used mild sausage instead of ground turkey and I also added eggs. It was delish and the perfect way to start of a Saturday morning. We ran some of our regular weekend errands, Hannaford, Target, Coffee run. It’s so much easier going out with the kids when Jud is with me, most of the time I go by myself I always have to give myself a little pep talk before I go into the store, lol. I try to get in and out as fast as possible before any meltdowns can happen. Although last weekend we went to Walmart (I had Jud with me) but Harper somehow grabbed a big pack of blueberries in the back of the cart and spilled them all over the produce section floor. Those are the moments you stand there and look around like (who’s kid would do something like this?!?)…oh mine *insert big sigh, head down, eyes closed*.
Saturday night was a big night for Elly and Jordyn. Jud had signed them up for a father daughter Valentine’s ball months ago and it was finally here! They were so excited all day, the kitchen was the practice ball room dance floor. They showered, I did their hair and they even got a little sparkley makeup. This was the aftermath, and I thought to myself, “boy this is going to be so much worse in a few years”. They had a blast and my husband came home saying he wants to take me dancing, that should be interesting. I do know the Whip Nae Nae, does that count as dancing? Pretty much
This past week Jud and I also decided to get back on our super healthy kick. Sometimes we’re super healthy and other times we’re just regular healthy, does that make sense? We’re both working hard at sticking to a strict workout plan, Jud is trying to put on muscle, lose weight and get a six pack by summer. I’m working on getting longer, leaner muscle and losing a few winter pounds. Last week my step class started up again from a holiday break. It felt so good to get back into a twice a week group with other people to motivate and challenge you, not to mention a teacher who knows you can push it harder. So when you’re working hard at the exercise part it makes you want to clean up the eating a bit. We’re focusing on really limiting our sugar intake, and upping our protein. Lots of chicken, fish, eggs and veggies. Here’s one of our dinners from this weekend. Salmon and roasted asparagus, you can easily add brown rice or whole wheat pasta if you need a little starch with it. I also made these Peanut Butter Granola Bars they were a big hit. We eat a lot of granola bars around here and I spend so much time at the store reading the labels and trying to pick the best of the worst basically. I’m definitely going to make these bars once a week to have on hand for lunch boxes and snacks, they were easy to make and taste way better then store bought bars. Anyway back to the weekend….
Sunday we went to church and then grabbed salad at one of our favorite cafes on our way home. Harper and Jordyn took long naps while Elly did quite play time and Jud and I fit in our workouts. The evening was relaxing and we ended the night in bed watching the super bowl, which obviously wasn’t really a big deal to me because the Patriots weren’t in it this year. That about sums it up. It was a great weekend, I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend as well. Here’s to large cups of coffee to get us through this cloudy Monday.
Till next time