kenley and i woke up before the sun on saturday to run the lady track shack 5k! we had so much fun.
since we were so close to the science center, we stopped in to see the new astronaut exhibit.
the kids launched a space shuttle!
crosby was just chillin’.
our saturday night family movie was beauty and the beast. it had been a long time since i’ve seen it and it’s definitely still one of my favorites.
sunday morning came early and we were off to celebration for a cold and rainy race. we finished and it took the rest of the day to thaw out.
we had a good weekend, how was yours?
Happy Friday! It’s hard to believe it’s already the last Friday of January. I’ve got a lot to love this week, so let’s get started.
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Kenley has continued rock star status this week on her two wheeler! After bath and pjs this week, they insisted on a ride around the block.
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Our new recipe for the week was buffalo chicken spaghetti squash and it was a huge hit! It was our first time cooking or eating spaghetti squash and we were really impressed. I modified the recipe a little bit and cooked the buffalo chicken in the crock-pot during the day. We also cooked the spaghetti squash in the Instant Pot, which was super quick. I made way too much, so I used the leftovers with pizza chicken later in the week. It’s amazing to see the squash string right out like spaghetti.
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We are so excited that good TV is back! Suits started back up this week and we are loving Timeless. We still have to catch up on This is Us this weekend. Too much TV, not enough time!
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The kids celebrated their 100th day of school on Wednesday by dressing up like they were 100 years old. They loved it and thought it was hilarious to pretend to be an “old lady” and an “old man”.
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friday night sunset.
friday was parents’ night out at the y, so we went out for dinner and drinks while the kids had a blast playing.
our run on saturday was a struggle, but at least i got to see these lovely ladies.
we headed to legoland in the afternoon.
riding the horses!
after an unsuccessful attempt to ride the new ninjago ride, we headed back towards the end of the day to try one more time and walked right on! it was super cool.
after a morning of homework and meal prep, we headed outside before the storms rolled in.
when we got the bikes out, i asked kenley if she wanted to take her training wheels off. she ran inside to ask greg to take them off. after two tries, she was on her way! she did such a great job!
we had a good weekend! today was hit or miss due to some poor listening ears, but kenley is so excited about her training wheels coming off!
how was your weekend?
Happy Friday! I apologize for missing last Friday, but now that the semester has started, my Friday loves may not happen each week. I’ll do my best! The good news about skipping a week is that there is more to love, so let’s get started!
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The Gap x Disney collection was released right after Christmas and it is absolutely adorable. There are so many cute things for babies, toddlers, and kids. It seems there are some items that are already out of stock, but I am eyeing a couple of things for the kids.
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I have shared a couple good books recently and I am always adding to my must-read list. Here are 7 books to help you feel fabulous right now.
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We have been trying a lot of new, healthy recipes over the past couple of weeks. Michelle and I have been testing them out and swapping the good recipes that we find on Pinterest. This week we had BBQ Chicken Zucchini Boats which were a huge hit! We are really loving zucchini boats. They are a great alternative to carbs and surprisingly really filling. I highly recommend if you’re looking for a new recipe next week.
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I also am loving my Instant Pot. I have had it for almost a year now and I am finally feeling comfortable with it, even though I haven’t even scratched the surface of what it can do. I frequently use it for hard-boiled eggs, quinoa, brown rice, sweet potatoes, and chicken. It’s been clutch on our big meal prep days on the weekend. I am excited to expand my horizons and start using more of the settings. Ha!
What are you loving this week?
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friday date night.
10 miles on saturday with the girls. we headed to the cross seminole trail for a change of pace. it was a great run.
we had these crazy kiddos over for dinner on saturday night. they had such a great time.
sunday park time!
after a hard workout at the y and a trip to aldi, i spent a couple hours in the kitchen doing some serious meal prep. i knocked out some breakfasts, lunches, and dinners for the week.
this is where greg spent most of the weekend, with a special appearance of one of our rental cars (that’s a story for another day). we took on a big project and it looks great! i’ll be sharing soon!
just in case you needed a smile going into the week.
we had a great long weekend. we did some work around the house, watched football, and saw some friends.
how was your weekend?
my morning run got cancelled due to the nasty weather so we headed to the y, which was crazy packed. greg and i headed out for a run in the rain after dropping the kids off and it was so fun.
we had some gloomy weather on saturday, so we headed down to i-drive to do some touristy things.
our first stop was the orlando eye! it was our first time up in the eye and it was really fun. we’ll definitely go back when the weather is nicer to hopefully see more.
our next stop was the sealife aquarium. kenley and i have been on a field trip, but it was the first time for the boys.
checking out the scuba diver!
our last stop was madame tussauds which was actually really cool. i definitely would like to go back when it is less crowded.
the rain brought in some chilly weather which made for a cold run this morning. it was 36 degrees, which felt like 31 and i now realize i do not own warm running clothes. brr.
warming up with hot lattes!
after church and lots of meal prepping, kenley talked us into going to the park. these florida kids didn’t last long.
we didn’t either.
we had a good weekend with some great winter weather. how was your weekend?
Happy Friday and happy new year!
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There is just something exciting about the first week of the year. We were back to work and back to school on Tuesday, so it was great to start the year with a four day week. I think we all were excited about a fresh start. We’ve been diligent about our work-out schedules this week, as well as keeping the house tidy after taking down all of the Christmas decorations. Here’s to making it a habit this year!
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We have been really on top of our game this week with our breakfast, lunch, and dinners. I have been thinking about sharing our meal plan on a weekly basis, but for now, I’ll share it here. We did a lot of food shopping and prepping Monday, so I was really thankful to have that extra day this week to devote to getting ahead. For breakfasts this week, I made Italian Sausage Egg Muffins which been quick and easy to warm up each day. For lunches, Greg and I had jar salads. It was my first time doing these and I am hooked! They are so easy and super filling. Our favorite dinner this week was Buffalo Chicken Sweet Potatoes, but I’m also excited to try our Mexican Chicken Zucchini Boats tonight, inspired by this recipe. In the spirit of keeping it real, I will also share that the guilty pleasure we’ve been loving this week is the Cheez-Its Snack Mix. Oh my, that stuff addicting! I am hopeful we can keep this momentum going past the first week of the new year.
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I have been getting back into podcasts lately. I haven’t listened to many since the first season of Serial, but the two I have been loving lately are Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey and I’ll Have Another with Lindsey Hein. Definitely check them out!
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Attention Florida residents — The Discover Disney ticket is back this year with both 3 day and 4 day options. We are so excited to take advantage of the great deal! Also, SeaWorld is offering the Preschool Pass again!
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I am loving several books right now. Last month, I finished Emily Ley’s Grace, Not Perfection: Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating Joy and it was amazing! I highly recommend it for any woman in any stage of life right now. I am onto The Magnolia Story and loving it so far. I am hoping to get it done before my classwork ramps up. I also got a couple cookbooks for Christmas too which is helping in the meal planning department: Run Fast, Eat Slow and Inspiralize Everything.
What are you loving on this first week of the year?! Don’t forget to hop over to see what Misha is loving and I’m also linking up with Carolina Charm today.
Have a great weekend!
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before my parents left on saturday, greg and i headed out for a date night on friday night. we enjoyed our wine tasting and dinner at cooper’s hawk, then a beer at brass tap.
as soon as we were up on saturday morning, the christmas decorations started coming down. we took a short break to celebrate jackson’s 5th birthday at the park, complete the light sabers!
the weather was nice and cool and the kids had a great time. once kenley showed crosby how to put his leg over the top of the tower, he continued to climb over and over again. it’s so fun watching him learn new things.
after ringing in the new year, we headed to the science center on sunday morning to check out the new kidstown, as well as toytopia before it ends. the new kidstown is amazing!
greg and the kids had already been to toytopia, but i really enjoyed learning about the history of so many toys.
just a little water table action on new years day.
today was full of grocery shopping and meal prepping! so excited to start the year off on the right foot.
balance bike ride around the block. no one was smiling by the time we got home. who’s ready to go back to school tomorrow?!
we had a great weekend, but we’re all anxious to get back into the swing of things now that all of our visitors have gone home.
happy new year!