Katie’s first grade Fairy Tale Ball- She was Ariel…
Hubby was late tonight, so I took Becca to cheer practice. I ordered my favorite; Indian take-out. I made Katie her favorites; sunny side up eggs and toasted English muffins.
FINALLY FRIDAY!!! Plus, it is a long weekend, so I am super stoked. My little ladies and I are having a girls’ day tomorrow, Pilates/Kids Yoga in the am, lunch, and movie time =) Dinner out with Daddy (maybe Mexican?) and if it is nice (not raining) I plan on taking the pup for a run. Sunday looks like it might be some sleeping in, Bodyflow, DVRing, working in the kitchen, and running. My dog is middle aged and getting too lazy and a bit fat, so I am going to whip his booty (and mine) in to shape 😉 I might be celebrating Martin Luther King’s birthday cooking my first meal in my new kitchen… We are SOOOOO close!
I have been saving up some of my favorites for a bit, so I thought I would share them with you tonight!
Breakfast with my sweet girlies…
Chillin with my kitty, Oscar
Our sweet little Christmas tree. Since we are in major renovation mode, this little guy is all we can do this year. I think it will become a new tradition to have it up somewhere in the house every year.
Finally got a Fit bit… I am loving it so much! Trying to beat myself.
Out to eat at our favorite Greek place
Kids Yoga- My girls go to a kid yoga class while I go to Pilates. They love it so much!
Last day of school before the BREAK!!!! So excited!!!
Happy Friday, ya’ll! I hope you all had a great week!
It has been an emotional one for me. Yesterday was the anniversary of the death of my sweet Lizzie. She would be 10 and had been fighting cancer since she was 4. That life was all our little family knew, so it was our normal. This past year we have been trying to get used to figuring out how to live our lives in a whole new way. It has been mostly amazing, but of course we miss our girl more than anything.
Pretty holiday flowers for Lulu.
Learning about Hanukkah.
Holiday parties at the girls’ school.
Dinner at Lizzie’s favorite restaurant- Habatchi =)
After yoga, I was starving, so I treated myself to an amazing Indian buffet for lunch. I especially loved the lamb meat balls and the Cheese Paneer. I went back to the buffet twice! I tried EVERYTHING. Soup, salad, veggies, meat, and amazing sauces! Sweet, sour, spicy; I loved every bite!
This weekend brings Pilates, parties, shopping, cooking, eating, Barre, family pictures, and DVR catch-up. Hope you have a great weekend!
FRIDAY!!!! WEEKEND!!!! This is what I have been loving this week…
HAPPY FRIDAY!!!! So thankful for a 3 day weekend! I will be taking a moment on Monday to talk to the girls about the significance of the day and importance of such a great man and leader. It is not just a “day off” but a day to be thankful for one of the greatest men and inspirational leaders this country has ever seen. Our country is definitely not perfect, but I am hopeful that it will continue to improve everyday for ALL people who live in this great nation.
Since we do have a long weekend, I thought I would go ahead and make a meal plan for this week and go shopping after work. As promised, I do have a crockpot meal. I also want to challenge myself to make at least one new meal that requires a technique I have not done before. I know that this will be a tough challenge, but I want to push myself as a home cook. This week it is homemade empanadas.
Meal Plan 1/16/15
Sat- Meaty Lasagna- my parents took the girls tonight for a sleepover so I could have a Girls Night Out!!! So tomorrow I am making them dinner when they drop my sweet peas off.
Sun- Pork Empanadas- I am going to braise a pork loin in coke and soy sauce. Then I am going to make homemade dough. Then I am going to fill the dough with the meat and cheese. Jalapenos will be in some for the adults. The kids will get the mild ones.
Mon- Chicken Stir Fry with Chinese Noodles
Tues- Girls go to dinner with grandparents while I go to yoga and hubby goes to hockey. When I get home from yoga, I am making a “Mommy Meal”- Something like risotto or a pasta of some sort…I bought some of those “fancy” mushrooms and wine, so we shall see =)
Wed- Crock pot Meal- Turkey Chili
Thurs- Leftover Night
Friday- Family Night Out!!!!! GREEK?????
On to things I am loving this week…
Book #2- Wild
Amazing. Almost done. I am laughing, crying, and getting very emotional with this one. I need a light read next week.
My “I’m bored with water but need something that is not soda” drink
Winter sucks my skin dry and this cream is a lifesaver!!!
Reading these on the elliptical. They just balance each other out…
Have a great weekend!!!!!!!!!
It has been a long time since I have done one of these! I know I said the same thing about my weekly meal plans, throwback Thursday, and many other things.
Everyday is weird. I wake up, get the girls up and off to school, and go to work. I come home and cook dinner, go to the gym or yoga, read, watch TV, and go to bed. Normal. Normal, but strange and foreign to me. Every day we move through life and try to make the best of what we have and cherish it all. Like I said before, we are trying to live life to the fullest and make our lives count. So that is what we are doing.
So that being said, here are a few things that I have been loving and looking forward to this week…
My goal is to read at least one book a week. This one was pretty freaking awesome. Crazy, disturbing, and wild. If you haven’t read it, you should. I’m looking forward to watching the movie when my mind is in the right place for it. Right now I am reading Catching Fire (3rd time). Next week, I hope to begin reading Wild before I go see the movie for it.
My workouts—–Vinyasa Yoga- This is usually a faster paced yoga. The assanas (postures) flow together in a series of movements that are synchronized with the breath. I love it! I got a Groupon for a local Pilates studio, so I have been checking out a lot of their classes. Vinyasa is one of them, but I have also taking some other fun and challenging Pilates classes. I have until the end of the month with that Groupon, then I will try something new. I also have my tried and true gym that I mix it up with. They have a day care there, and the girls love to go with me.
So we all love that, right? My gym also has a pretty cheap date night from 6-10 every Friday night. We have not been able to go for a long time, but now we will definitely start going back more often. Tonight we are going to try a new Sushi place. I am super excited!
My favorite TV show…
Have a great weekend!!!!!
Happy Friday, ya’ll! I hope everyone had a great week and have some fun plans this weekend! I am looking forward to a weekend with friends at an awesome mountain cabin. Time to relax and unwind sans children. They get to play and be spoiled by grandparents, and the grown-ups all get to have a little fun time as well!
Here are just a few of my favorite things this week…
I had this post all ready yesterday, but never got a chance to post it. So here are a few of my favorite things from this past week…
Chilaquiles- I love to try different versions of this yummy mexican brunch dish. This was made with green chilies, jalapenos, grilled chunks of chicken, tortilla chips, jack cheese, topped with sunny side up eggs, and avocado. Would have been even better with a spicy bloody mary!
Talenti- My new favorite frozen treats! I have had a few kinds in the past and LOVED them!This past week I got the roman raspberry sorbetto. This week, I am trying the mango sorbetto and the black cherry gelato.
Farmer’s Markets… I went this morning and got a bunch of treats! I have thinking about radishes for a while, so when I saw some this morning, I knew I had to snatch them up! One of my favorite combos is salted butter and radishes. I love making butter and radish sandwiches
during the summer!