Hey friends!!! Happy Monday!! How was your weekend? Mine was just what I needed… relaxing, rejuvenating, with a side of fun. We only had a handful of plans on the agenda and it was perfect after a long week at work (even though it was only a four day work week). Did anyone else feel like the short work week dragged on? Just me? Well anyway.. I sure was ready for the weekend.
See, even Riley thought last week was exhausting. 😉 He literally sleeps like a human with a pillow and likes to be tucked in. It’s ridiculous and we know it. 🙂
Wednesday night my husband suggested to me and our good friends that we all go play bar trivia so that’s just what we did. We took the “fun” car and blasted the music. There is just something about cool breeze, wind in your hair, music up loud, summer night drive.
Well we didn’t come close to winning at trivia, but we sure did win the the friend department. Love these peeps.
Thursday night we had our co-ed rec volleyball games. Let’s just say this isn’t our strongest sport… but we are improving. It’s all just for fun for us and another great excuse to see the crew during the week.
By the time Friday night rolled around, I was ready to hop in my PJ’s and get into bed by 7, but Jonny and I had a date night planned so I cleaned up and got ready. Our pups are totally fine by themselves all day, but Friday I was just feeling sappy and wanted my babies with me so I told Jon we had to do happy hour and dinner at dog friendly places. He obliged. We grabbed a couple cocktails at a local bar (I always forget the name) near our house) with the pups before dinner.
My boys. 🙂
Callie girl may be hiding under the table, but I promise she was happy to be invited. 😉
I just bought a ton of new makeup on Amazon and have been trying different looks lately. I honeslty used to buy most of my makeup from walgreens and a few staples from Sephora, but Amazon may be my new go-to.
My sweet man.
Come on pups, time for dinner!
We went to Braza Brava (we recently went with our friends) because it was so good and they have a nice dog-friendly patio out back. I started with the beet salad and my husband started with a Cesar.
I got the salmon and veggies and he got a yummy pizza. We both really enjoyed our meals and share some wine while just catching up. It is easy to get into a routine during the week where you don’t get to spend much quality time with your partner so we have been really trying to make an effort to block out this time for just us. We have the best time eating, drinking, laughing and talking about our future plans.
Yall, my sleep has been horrific. So so so bad. I haven’t been sleeping well through the night then I’ve been taking long naps on the weekends and then can’t sleep again the next night and have been up SO early the past 2-3 weeks. It is good until about 2 or 3 pm rolls around and I crash hard. Sorry for that little tangent… it all started because I was up early on Satuday morning so I decided to do a little meal prep. I made another batch of protein balls to have on hand throughout the week (peanut butter, honey, cinnamon, vanilla protein powder, flaxseeds, steel cut oats and pumpkin seeds). I just keep them in the freezer and pop a couple in my lunch box each morning for a snack.
Saturday I topped my smoothie (ice, frozen banana, vanilla protein powder, magnesium, L-Glutamine, cold brew coffee and unsweetened vanilla almost milk) with the extra mixture, which was a fantastic idea.
My husband had plans to play gold with the boys on Sunday, but ofcourse, he wanted to get another round in too. He asked me to go ride around in the cart with his while he played. Seriously I do not get why he wants me to watch him play sports. 🙂 Do other husband’s do this or is it just mine? I love that he has his own hobbies, and I am totally supportive, but like … I want my alone time while you do your extracurriculars. 😉 In all seriousness, I did have fun listening to my podcast and catching some rays while riding around in the gold cart. I also got the job of looking for lost balls he hit in the bushes… fun times.
But the course is really pretty so that made up for it a bit.
Jon’s friend brought me over some treats when he piccked him up for gold on Sunday and I was sooo excited. I love chocolate chips whether it be just a handful or a bag in a recipe. Nestle has come out with a few new flavors that aren’t available quite yet, but I got early access to try them out. I will let you know the verdict!!! The 4 new flavors I got are: sugar-free semi-sweet chocolate morsels, espresso flavored morsels, pumpkin spice baking truffles, and peppermint baking truffles. Yum!!! Any ideas of good recipes to put these babies to use?
More pics from last weekend. Patiently waiting for our flight at the airport and Riley attacking my face. 🙂
I got the big group picture back from the fam so I thought I’d share with you all. Love are my people!!
I hope you all ave a great Monday and a great week ahead!!! XOXOXO
- Favorite thing to bake?
- Do you like pumpkin flavored things?
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