Monday, March 30, 2015

Spring Break Kick Off Weeke

As I mentioned on Friday, my Spring Break started at 3 p.m. that afternoon. Many of my colleagues bolted for the doors so that they could finish packing & hop flights south. I, on the other hand, had a wild night planned with these two...


I had strategically scheduled Charlie's grooming appointment for 6 p.m. on Friday night so that we'd have an excuse to go out together. We had a coupon for free dessert at Uno's, so that was where we went! I had my favorite salad & Eric opted for pizza. The real champ of the night was Ella though, that girl housed her macaroni & cheese and broccoli, then ate over half of the dessert we were all sharing! Eric & I just kept laughing because we rarely see her that excited to eat.

Once dinner was over, we make a quick pit stop at Target to pick up Olivia's crib mattress, then picked up this handsome fella to head home!


Saturday morning was super-productive around our house. Actually, I should say Eric was super productive. He woke up me up with the smell of bacon, then he put Olivia's crib together. I love that man.

While he did all that, I lounged around watching Fixer Upper & colored with this peanut.


We put that huge box to good use!


Ella is really fascinated by Olivia's crib. I keep finding her in there, just kind of looking around. I think it will be interesting to see her reactions as we put more & more touches on the room that used to be hers...

While Ella napped, I headed to the gym for some cardio & watched some more HGTV. I just can't get enough of that channel. I'm not sure if it drives Eric crazy or if he's just grateful it isn't the Kardashians.

After the gym, I made a quick pit stop for some tea & a banana. I really wanted one of those drinks that's basically a milkshake, but I stopped myself because I'd already went over my calories on Friday night with the apple pie sundae.

We had a nice, home cooked meal for dinner, then Ella & I "played sleepover." This basically consisted of her getting out her sleeping bag and the two of us sharing popcorn. Best game ever in my opinion.


Unfortunately, Ella barely slept on Saturday night. She kept coming into our room & telling me that her nose was all bubbly. What she meant was her nose was running & it continued to run all day Sunday. She was seriously irritated by it, but that didn't stop us from another day of low key fun.

We FaceTimed with her grandparents, then got ready for a trip to Wegmans for groceries. We timed our trip perfectly & Ella hit the jackpot on samples. She tried a strawberry smoothie with kale, greek yogurt with blueberries, and cranberry raisin bread with brie. Homegirl - and her daddy -  were in heaven.

While Ella napped, Eric & I decided to exercise in shifts. So, he went out & walked the dog while I stayed with Ella and did some baking. Then, when he got home, I headed out for 3 miles. The sun was shining & even though it was brisk, it was just nice to be outside. Once home, I got back into the kitchen and made dinner to take over to my sister's house. Then, I heard a boom & walked upstairs to see this... I swear I thought she was dead at first. After a mini-stroke, I heard her breathing... then snapped a photo of course. 



We headed over to my sister's so that Eric could help my brother - in - law bottle his home brew. We have to wait a week to two weeks to see how it turned out. We're keeping our fingers crossed for Matt... 


It was a lot less involved than I'd expected, and they didn't need my help, so I kind of just hung out with Ella in the living room...  

It was a great night with lots of pasta, lots of family time, and lots of college basketball. But the best part of the night was getting home & not having to pack a million bags to head out at 6 am this morning. Yay for Spring Break! 

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Spring Break Goals

It's already Sunday evening & I feel like my Spring Break is flying by! I decided that I needed to get my act together & set some goals for the week. It'll be over before I know it if I don't! 



1 - Try 3 New Recipes

We get stuck in serious dinner ruts around here, so I try to mix it up when I have extra time on breaks.

2 - Clean Ella's Closet & Consign 

I need to switch out Ella's winter clothes & pull out what doesn't fit her. I will be saving my favorite pieces for Olivia, but some of it will be headed to Once Upon a Child.

3 - Stay within My Calories 

Self - explanatory.

4 - Get My Steps In 

I averaged over 10,000 steps every day last week & am really hoping to keep it up this week. You'd think that if get more steps in on my days off, but I'm on the move so much at work the opposite is actually true. I may end up pacing around the living room, but I'm determined. 

5 - Finish All My Bloodwork 

I have orders from my doctor to get my glucose test done this week and also do a baseline of my protein count. Not fun stuff, but I have to make it a priority. 


Is anyone else on break this week? Exciting plans?! 

Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday Favorites in Photos

It has been a super crazy, busy, hectic week. But today is the light at the end of the tunnel because as of 3 p.m. - I'm on SPRING BREAK!! My goal is to have all of my unit tests graded before I leave at the end of the day, so I'm going to keep it simple & share my favorite (and random) photos from the week! 

Let's start with my favoritest of my favorites! I had this peanut butter fro-yo topped with hot fudge, crushed Reeses & cookie dough bites as my major treat this week. I had been craving fro-yo so badly, so I just went for it! 



My parents were in Orlando most of last week & part of this week. Vacation = shopping in my mom's world, so they obviously ended up at the outlets. She texted me this picture of the soccer shorts she purchased for Ella & I can't wait to see her in them at soccer class! 


We had Taco Tuesday this week & I topped mine with my favorite corn salsa from Trader Joe's! 


One of my favorite moments of the week was watching Ella taking care of her Minnie's while I was making dinner. She's going to be such a good big sister! 




I couldn't wear them outside, but I did finally get to wear my new sandals! I already know they're going to be a favorite this summer! 


And even though it may not have been the most figure flattering outfit of the week, it certainly was the comfiest, making it my favorite! 

Linking Up with Andrea for Friday Favorites!
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