Weekend Recap

Such a busy weekend! I have no idea how it is 8pm on Sunday already.


Lets face is Fridays are rarely exciting these days after the work week, pretty sure we were both in bed by 10pm.


Avery had dance and it was the watch week so we got to go in after class and watch what they have learned so far. I wish I could say she nailed it but she just stood there (mostly) and stared at us. Maybe the next one will be better 😉

Chloe was a tad off so instead of going into work for a meeting I decided to stay home with her. Turns out I accidentally gave her something with feta in it Friday, poor girl. We did get some smiles though!

During nap time we did some paint touch ups and Avery loved the climbing the ladder – she told me she wants to do climbing lessons – haha.

We are making it a new goal to sit and work on letters and numbers for 15 minutes a day now. She had NO interest in learning most of her letters still so I need to work on this.

Later we met my Grandma for coffee and both girls slept the whole time basically! Oops.

That night my brothers and their girlfriends came over for games night and we stayed up until 1am!


We all slept until 7am! It was too early and cold to run outside with everything so instead I hit the treadmill for my long run and watched Keeping up with the Joneses.

The rest of the day was crazy, we had pancakes and Avery and I headed out to a baby shower I was planning. It turned out so good!

I was not going to bring Avery at first but so glad I did since there was a ton of kiss there and they all played so good all afternoon. By the time we got home it was time to make supper and Avery passed out before we even ate!

Our weekend ended with the usual things, – packing lunches, finishing laundry and blogging 🙂



Foodie Friday

A few highlights of our week before meal planning:

1- I got in some great workouts this week, a spin class, lunch yoga class, 9 miles of running nad Hard Corps! Of course most went un-pictured.

5 mile run while watching Fuller House – which is not as corny as I thought it would be.

2 – Chloe had her monthly appointment and at 9 months her and Avery are the exact same weight and length! She moved up another curve and we talked about her issues with dairy and the next steps. For now, I am just happy she is not puking!

Clearly she hates the doctors 😉

3 – Our PVR quit working (it was 10 years old) last week so we have not been watching much TV – but evenings seem so much more productive and meaningful now! We did buy a new one though so now I am hoping we can cut down on the shows we watch.

Onto meal planning:

Saturday – Shrimp Stir-Fry with Noodles

Sunday – Turkey burgers (freezer) & salad

Monday – Slowcooker Chicken Noodle soup (Cooking Classy) & biscuits

Tuesday – Turkey Tacos – Kim’s Cravings 

Wednesday – Sweet Potato Black Bean Quinoa Bowls – Recipe Runner

Thursday – Roasted Baby Potatoes, Chicken Fingers and Greek Salad

Friday – Tuna Casserole

We have a busy weekend ahead, it is watch week for Avery’s dance class, having some family over Saturday, then one of my best friend’s baby shower Sunday that I have been planning.


Three Things Thursday

1- After a hiatus, I went on a reading frenzy.

I have read “kids are worth it” and working on “The Whole Brain Child” now – three is hard on us all 😉 On that note, my friend, Becky posted about motherhood yesterday her post is a must read for all Moms out there!

Then there is my book club book, The Best Kind of People, that was a great read and I could not put it down for the 10 days it took me to read it.

And last but not least, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up is sitting on my nightstand ready for my dive into.

2 – The weather here in Alberta has been amazing. I mean plus 7?! I went to lunch Tuesday and yesterday with no coat! And I thought the weekend was nice. Hopefully this lasts.

(From the weekend)

3 – Some perks to being back to work – dressing up every day – I mean heels, earnings, dresses – I missed this! Listening to music while working in peace, quiet lunches, lunch dates, yoga at lunch… Not to say I do not miss the girls but being back is pretty great too.


Getting to know me

Every year I try and have one post that is dedicated to random facts about myself so that readers cane get to know me a bit better. Usually these are pretty random and sometimes funny 🙂 So here we go:

1- I hate flying (Chad does too). But you would never guess it since we usually fly a couple times a year. For me the whole process causes me anxiety and I am a nervous nelly the entire flight. Any turbulence and I break out the yoga breathing instantly.

2 – I never drank coffee of any kind until a trip to Costa Rica in 2010 and I got hooked. Now I can’t imagine life without my daily cup(s) of joe!


3 – Family channel was my favourite channel until a few years ago. Anyone else? Lizzie McGuire, The Suite Life, Hannah Montana, Wizard of Waverly Place. Now you all know how cool I really am 😉

4- I have curly hair but even close friends and family have maybe seen it curly a couple times in the past 15 years as I always straighten it.

From 2010 (I think):

curly hair

5 – I used to think that running was a punishment. Blame my high school gym teacher that made us run extra laps when we did not participate or slacked off.

Now I cannot imagine a week without running!


6 – I am not a fan of crowds and have to work hard to not panic in them. My job has helped me a ton with this as I go to a fair amount of large events and networking functions.

7- Chad and I met on my 18th birthday…in a bar…

8 – I started my post secondary education in education then realized I could not be with kids (that are not my own) 40 hours a week.

9 –  My most hated foods are mayo and olives.

10 – I love musicals of any kind. I think this stems from my jealousy of anyone that can sing and or dance since I cannot do either! Probably my all-time favourite:


11- I sleep through anything, crying babies included. Poor Chad always had to wake me up when the girls would wake in the night.

12 – I eat chocolate every single day!

13 – I have no aunts, uncles or (first) cousins.

14 – I always have my toenails painted but never paint my fingernails.

15 – I do not have a favourite colour.


Tell me one random fact about yourself!

Weekend Recap

Jumping right into our weekend:


I was off work a little early so headed home to see Chad and the girls since he had the day off at home with them. It was his first full day solo with them! And of course, did great 🙂

I had my (belated) work Christmas party so my Mom came over to watch the girls while we headed there. We had supper and went bowling. Even though I hate bowling it was a blast! I even managed two strikes the one game!


Be jealous of my technique:



Dance class was back after after a holiday break and I was unsure of how it would go but it was the best yet!

I am pretty sure she only goes for the outfit and shoes:


The girls love playing under the table these days:

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The afternoon was so nice out so we headed to the outdoor rink with the girls:


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Avery skated for 45 minutes and would not let us help her! Chloe loved playing on the ice, do not worry we were the only ones there 😉

Chloe fell asleep near the end and stayed asleep:


We promised Avery a movie night for having such a great day so once Chloe was in bed she picked Finding Dory. We went to bed right after since we were all tired!


Our morning was spent getting in our long run – finally outside again! We did 16.5km and called it a day since Avery was getting antsy. I have learned flexibility is key with getting runs done these days!

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Avery got pick our afternoon activity and wanted to go skating again so off we went.

She pulled Chloe to the rink:


Such a sunny day!

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The rest of the day was spent getting ready for the week, laundry, punches, baking muffins and chores 🙂