Weekend Recap 2.6.17… Lots of Sports!

Hey guys!  How was your weekend?  This weekend flew by for me, but I will say that I am excited this week has begun because my husband has been out of town since last Wednesday and I am ready for him to come home!  He will be home tomorrow so needless to say, the dogs and I are just a little excited!  He goes on an annual boys ski trip with a few guys from college and now that we live so far from the mountains, I know how much he looks forward to it each year.  They go to a different ski town each year and this year they went to Sun Valley, Idaho.

While the boys are out west freezing,  we are here in Nashville, also freezing!!!!  It has been quite chilly around here.  Thursday night, my dad, brother, and I went to the Predators game.  They won 2 to 0!  It was a great game! We went to the giftshop and had to model some Preds hats. 🙂

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I love this kiddo!

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This breakfast is still on repeat around here.  I love switching up the toppings each day.  My favorites are strawberries, blueberries, bananas, peanut butter, almond butter, and shredded coconut.

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So earlier in the week, I came home from work to find my slippers in a different place than I left them.  I always put them in the same place so I know where they are.  Well, Friday when I came home from work, I found both slippers on the bed.  On Saturday I found one on the bed and one by my laundry basket.  There is a little slipper thief in my house right now… The funny thing is that I really don’t know which dog did it.  I would assume Riley because he likes toys, but these slippers are a little heavy so I am not sure if he could/would have put them on the bed…but Callie doesn’t like toys/picking up anything soo I would be shocked if it was her.  I really want to put a camera on and leave it in my room while I am at work to see who is moving my slippers!!  It has become like a game when I come home and have to search for my slippers each day. 🙂

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Friday night we went to dinner at Carrabbas and I got a delicious salad with shrimp and this kid got spaghetti!

My friend Rachael and I hit up an 8 am Body Pump class on Saturday morning!  It was a struggle to get up early on a Saturday, but it was so nice to get a workout in early.

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After our workout, we went food shopping and spent a few hours baking (!!!) some yummy recipes.  I will share them all with you later this week!

Once I got home, my dad, brother, and I took the pups on a long walk to the park.  They were in heaven.  Afterwards, I had plans to go meet up with Rachael and some friends, but wasn’t feeling the best so opted for some rest.

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A few hours later we headed to Target for a few things… well, you know how that goes.  It ended with a new wardrobe for my favorite little guy.  He will definitely be the most styling little 9 year old on the block. 😉

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Saturday night we cooked some dinner and watched the Predators game (they lost).  Sunday morning I took the dogs on a quick walk before I did some yoga with my dad and brother at home.  We are all working on our flexibility.  🙂

Afterwards I worked on some meal prepping for the week.  I made a overnight oats, salads, hard boiled eggs, and washed and chopped fruit and veggies. 

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After lunch we took a walk in the park.  It was 60 in Nashville yesterday!  

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Then we came home and got ready for our Super Bowl party!  

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My little brother loves to entertain and make decorations for parties.  Even though it was only 5 of us at our “party” he wanted to make little flags for our food.  How cute are these?  Straws, scrapbook paper, and cut out logos of each team.  

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The dogs are loving my little brother.  So adorable. 🙂

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Have a great week!!!  

Questions:

  1. Did you watch the Super Bowl?
  2. Who did you want to win?  
  3. Did you like Lady Gaga’s halftime performance? 

Let’s Go Predators…He’s a True Fan Now

Good morning!!  I hope your weekend is off to a good start!  It is unusual for me to post on a Saturday these days, but I was busy running around all over town yesterday that this post just never got finished.  I hope you all had a good week and have a fun and relaxing weekend planned.  We have a couple plans, but hope to keep it low key before a very busy upcoming week. 

Thursday night, my dad, husband, brother, and I had plans to go to the Predators game.  We decided to have dinner at Amerigo’s before the game. I really should just not even show you my pictures of dinner out because you all know what I ordered. 🙂  On my weekend recap, I will have something other than salmon for you to see. 😉 

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When Nashville finally got a hockey team in 1998, my dad bought season tickets so my sister and I grew up loving hockey and going to a lot of games.  My husband played for fun in college, but never followed any professional team… until he met me.  Well, my dad got him a Predator’s jersey for Christmas so now he is a true fan! 🙂 

Before the game, my little brother always likes to “play” hockey at this cute little practice rink they have set up in the lobby.  My husband loves playing with my little brother (especially XBox since I told him he was not allowed to have one in our house ;)… it really is the cutest.  

My dad is kinda awesome and always gets us great seats!  

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We had two sets of two seats so we all took turns sitting with each other throughout the three periods of the game.  I got to sit with this guy first! 🙂

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Next up was this little cutie pie.  He was all decked out from head to toe in Predator’s gear.  He gets really into the games and loves dancing when the music starts playing during the breaks.  Everyone around us loved the entertainment.  

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Goofy siblings.  Missing our sweet sis.  

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Then finally I got to sit with my daddy!  

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How cute are these boys?  I think Jacob really likes having a big brother. 🙂

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The Predators won the game 4 to 2!  It was such an intense game, which made it so fun!  We will definitely be attending quite a few Predators games while living in Nashville!  

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Another one with my sweet hubs. 

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It was such a fun night with my three favorite boys!  I am one lucky girl. 🙂

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After the big W, we headed home.  You can’t see it in this picture, but Jon likes to hold Jacob’s hand in crowds or when crossing the street.  He will be a really good dad one day. 😉

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I hope you all have an amazing weekend!!!! Stay warm!

Questions:

  1. Any big plans for the weekend?
  2. What is one thing you do on the weekend to get ready for a busy week ahead?
  3. What professional sports teams do you have in your current city?  

Thanksgiving Week Recap Part 2

Good morning!!  I hope you all are getting back into the swing of things after the Thanksgiving holiday.  I am definitely feeling the earlier wake up calls and really need to work on getting to bed earlier.  Always a struggle for me.  

Back to the second half of my Thanksgiving week recap!  After the race Thursday morning, we went straight home and got cooking.  We had friends coming over around 2pm and planned to eat around 4pm.  

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My sweet Callie girl needed lots of loving in this new-to-her place.  She is quite the homebody and takes a while to warm up to new places and new people.  

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One of the two buffet tables!

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I made the chocolate peanut butter pie on the left and our friends made the strawberry trifle! 

After dinner we sang happy birthday to my daddy using the pumpkin pie! 🙂

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Then we did the dishes and these two knew just where to stand. 😉

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The boys and Otis.  

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Love my little family.  

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The kids! 

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Friday morning we met my mom and stepdad for breakfast and then went with my mom to the food closet.  My mom runs the food closet at her church and the day after Thanksgiving is a big day of organizing because church attendees bring non-perishable food items to the alter to donate on Thanksgiving.  With all 6 of us it only took a little over an hour and we all enjoyed being able to give back!

Friday night we went to another Predators game with my dad.  They won again!

Saturday was a lazy day full of movies and naps.  That night we had a family dinner with my mom and stepdad at Jimmy Kellys.  We got some appetizers to split and all really enjoyed our meals. 

Family.

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Sunday morning I dropped of my husband, sister, and her boyfriend at the airport to head back to Dallas.  I spent a good portion of Sunday making and decorating Christmas cookies with my momma.  She makes a bunch of different kinds every year to give to her friends and neighbors.  I forgot to snap a picture, but let’s just say that a 5 year old could have decorated them better than I did. 😉

And before I knew it, my alarm was ringing at 3:30am on Monday morning for me (and the dogs) to get up and hit the road for Dallas.  These two were not amused.  

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That wraps up my holiday travels to Nashville for Thanksgiving.  It was such a nice week filled with lots of fun activities and rest, which in my opinion, is the best kind of vacation.  I am getting pretty excited to live near my parents and little brother and to be able to see them more often! 

I hope you all have a great Wednesday!!  Stay warm! 

Questions:

  1. Did you travel for Thanksgiving?
  2. Did you shop on Black Friday or Cyber Monday?
  3. If you did shop, what was the best deal you got?

Back to the grind… but first, more fun!

Happy Wednesday, friends!  We are trying to get back to reality over here, which is super hard after a fun holiday week with my family.  I am exhausted after getting home at midnight last night and having to get up early for work.  But only 2 days of work then a long weekend so I will survive 😉

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I’m sorry for the overload of pictures, but we just had a blast in Nashville so I took a LOT of pictures.  Here are a few more from our trip!

At the Preds game they have this photo booth and they print you free copies of your picture! So fun!

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My sister sent me this snapchat of me teaching my dad to make smoothies in his new blender 🙂

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He also got this new smoothie book for Christmas!

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I read an article in Time magazine about the “new food rules” and found this one interesting.  What do you think?  Are superfoods overrated?

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Sweet brothers cuddling.

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Riley resting on his favorite blanket.  

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We woke up to lots of rain on Monday  😦

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And then the power went out… and on the way to the mall we found out why.

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While we were gone, I got this snap from Jon. 

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Monday night dinner out.  Jonny, me, and the sis.

 

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Dad and brother.

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We had a spicy tuna roll for an appetizer that was to die for!  I got this delicious salmon kale salad for an entree that was amazing!

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And the crew all wanted this brownie and ice cream for dessert.

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Getting ready to watch the Preds game Monday night… take 1 (Riley wasn’t looking).

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And take 2!

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Almost game time!

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Woohoo!

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Have a great Wednesday!!  

Questions:

  1. Do you have any fun new years eve plans?
  2. Any good smoothie recipes?
  3. Do you order dessert when you go out to eat?