Weekend Recap 2.20.18 …. A Late Valentines Day Celebration, Hockey Games, and Fun Night With Friends

Good morning friends!!!  I hope you all had a great weekend and are feeling ready for the week ahead!  I got to bed later than normal last night, but I am still feeling pretty good this morning!  I know a lot of people hate Mondays (I do sometimes too), but usually they are a fresh start for me and I like that feeling.  Mondays are good days for me when I have completed my weekend to-do list and I feel prepared for the week.  I spent some time meal prepping, cleaning, and getting a few items checked off the to-do this yesterday so this Monday has started out great! 

This weekend was a mix of relation and fun.  We didn’t have many plans and I was a-okay with that.  It is nice to not have committed to something and be able to make a last minute decision if I am feeling up to doing something on the weekend.  On Friday night though, I did have plans for a low key dinner out with my husband to celebrate Valentine’s Day since I was out of town for work on the actual day.  We had reservations for dinner at City Fire in the Gulch.  But before we left I was surprised with some flowers, a sweet card, and a new candle.  I am currently obsessed with candles!  

We realized our reservation was during happy hour so I opted for a glass of wine and my hubby got a girly cocktail. 🙂

I got the ahi tuna salad and it was fantastic.  My husband got the trout with cheesy grits and polished his entire plate.  Needless to say, we were both so happy with our meals!  After dinner we headed home to watch a movie before bed.  It was the perfect date night. 

On Saturday afternoon we went to watch my little brother play in a hockey tournament.  

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He is so precious and I just love watching him celebrate when his team scores.  It is SO cute.  He turns 11 next month and I am going to cry just thinking about it.  #nevergrowup 

They won their game on Saturday!!!!!!! 

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Such a cute group of kiddos! 

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After the game, my husband had plans with his little brother from Big Brothers Big Sisters to attend a sporting event so I took the time to relax at home with my pups.  Riley wanted to play fetch all evening.  His toy got stuff underneath this table and he just sat their whining and whining until I got it out.  They always want the toy they can’t get to. 🙂 

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My husband went out to dinner with his little brother so I opted for a quick, easy meal of mahi and roasted sweet potatoes and asparagus.  We get the frozen mahi filets from Costco that have a yummy marinade on them.  We love them!

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After a walk with the dogs and a quick workout on Sunday morning, we headed back to the ice rink to watch my little brother’s team compete in the championship.  They tied, then went into over time and then lost in a shootout.  It was intense, but such a great game.  I like ice skating, but I am not the best (to say the least), but I can’t imagine having to control a puck and skate at the same time.  I can’t multitask like that. 😉 

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After his game, my husband and I took my daddy out to lunch at Jacksons in Hillsboro Village.  I had the ahi tuna bowl with veggies and it was really good!  I just realized I ate a lot of tuna this weekend.  🙂 

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After lunch my husband and I popped into a couple of the cute shops in Hillsboro Village before running some errands at Target and World Market.  After a little bit of shopping, we put  down the roof on our convertible and took it for a spin on the back roads of Tennessee.  It was a beautiful day for a joy ride!

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After we got home, we ate a quick dinner before heading out around 7pm to meet a few of our friends for some drinks and games at Clydes. We spent most of the evening playing shuffleboard, which was super fun.  It was nice to get out on a Sunday for once!  

That about wraps up my weekend!!  I hope you all have a great week!!

Questions:

  1. What was the highlight of your weekend?
  2. Do you have work today on Presidents Day? I do, but my husband has off.
  3. Get anything accomplished off your to-do list this weekend?

Weekend Recap 2.11.18 Weekend in Dallas with a Surprise Visitor!

Good morning!!!!  How was your weekend??  I got back yesterday morning from a long weekend in Dallas visiting my sister, her boyfriend, and their pups!  It was such a fun weekend that went by way too fast.  

My husband goes on an annual ski trip with his friends so I decided I would visit my sister while he was away.  After I booked my flight, I suggested to my mom that she should come with me and surprise my sister.  She agreed and although we had the hardest time ever keeping the secret from my sister, we pulled it off!!  We headed to the airport on Thursday evening and after we got our bags, I headed out to my sister’s car at the airport.  Then I told her she needed to turn back and that is when she saw my mom waiting a few doors down!  It was the best Surprise  ever!!!  I uploaded the video to my youtube page if you want to see it!! 

Little Murphy, my sister and her boyfriend’s puppy.  He is absolutely wild and so much fun. 🙂

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On Friday morning, my sister, her boyfriend, and I had plans to go to a 7am workout class at Beyond.  It was SO hard.  Half of the class is on the curved, self-propelled treadmills and half of the class is strength training intervals.  We were all drenched by the end.  

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After our workout we headed home to shower and get ready for the day.  We ran a few errands, got our nails done and then did a LOT of shopping.  🙂 

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My sister made us some yummy quinoa salads for lunch and then we went to the dog park once my sister’s boyfriend got off work.  It was a beautiful day out on Friday! 

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Little Murphy always up to something.

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On Friday night we decided to stay in for dinner.  My sister and her boyfriend made the most delicious salmon and veggies for us. 

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We played a few games of Spite & Malice.  Have yall played this before?  It is one of our favorites.  

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After a few games, we headed to a nearby frozen yogurt place for a sweet treat!  My mom and I split a chocolate froyo with some yummy toppings. 🙂 

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On Saturday morning, my sister, her boyfriend, and I went to  One Lagree for a workout class.  It is on the mega reformer and it was SO hard!! It was my first time and I really loved it, but I am really feeling it today still!  I am so sore!

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After our workout we decided to just take it easy the rest of the day since the weather was cold and rainy.  My mom, sister, and Max went to get doughnuts and I lounged with the pups and read my book. 🙂 

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Me and little Otis!

 

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My mom brought me this book on Thursday to read during our flights and I finished it on our Sunday morning flight.  I don’t think I have ever read a book that fast.  It was such an easy read and it was really good!! I highly recommend it! 

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Murphy loves to lay on top of Otis.  Whenever Otis lays down, Murphy has to lay on him.  It is so funny.  

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Saturday afternoon was spent cleaning out my sister’s closet.  We got rid of a bunch of clothes to donate and I also got some new clothes of out it. 🙂 

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Saturday night we had dinner reservations, but decided to cancel and order take out instead.  My mom and Max got pizza and my sister and I got pok.  I got tuna with mango, edamame, garlic, carrots, kelp noodles and kale.  It was amazingggg!

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After dinner my sister, her boyfriend and I went to meet my sister’s friend for a quick drink to celebrate her birthday.  I forgot to take any pictures, but it was fun catching up with them!  After that we headed back home to watch a movie with my mom and hang with the doggies!!! 

I had such a fun time in Dallas hanging with my sister and her boyfriend and their cute pups!!  I really miss living so close to them, but it is nice being just a short plane ride away!!  I am already counting down the days until we head to Dallas for both of their grad school graduations in May (they are both smartie pants!!).  

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend and have a nice week ahead!!

Questions:

  1. What was the highlight of your weekend?
  2. Favorite frozen yogurt toppings? 
  3. Favorite group workout class to take?

Sales, traffic, dogs and food!

Happy Saturday friends!  We are keeping it pretty low key this weekend with projects around the house, taking down holiday decorations, cleaning out our closets and lots of playing with the pups! 

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Did anyone else go to Dillard’s for their New Year’s Day sale?  Most items are an additional 50% off on top of sale prices.  There are some really good deals, but the downside is the crowds and messes.  By the time we got to Dillard’s Friday afternoon.. this is what we saw:

We didn’t even make it to the women’s section (I was over it pretty quickly ;), but scored some deals for my husband including a few pairs of pants and some shirts.  

After that nightmare, we got the pleasure of driving home in the Dallas traffic 🙂 We realized it must have been an accident shortly after (I truly hope everyone was okay and not harmed).  

By this point, we were exhausted and hungry so we opted for take out.  Have you guys ever tried BBbop? It is really good and one of our favorite take out places! Can you guess which one is mine? 😉

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Yep, I got sesame brown rice, lots of veggies, and an egg over easy on top.

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But the best part about BBbop is the sauce bar.  I always get the coconut curry sauce and the cucumber chili sauce.  So good.

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Since I was so kind to buy my husband some new clothes ;), I made him try on all of his clothes and create a donate pile with the ones that don’t fit anymore.  He loves me 🙂

Even Riley helped 🙂

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Riley and Callie like to hog the remote.

Sweet Otis.

Mira, a sweetie we are watching for the weekend.  Yeah, we have a LOT of dogs in this house right now! 

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Off to take these crazy pups on a walk!! See you tomorrow!  Enjoy your weekend!

Questions:

  1. Do you have any dogs? How many?
  2. Did you fight the Dillard’s crowds?
  3. Have you taken down holiday decorations or still have them up?

 

Holiday travels and parties

Merry Christmas Eve (to those who celebrate)! We are just relaxing and enjoying time with family.  

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Here are some pictures from the last few days!

Riley, our little traveling pup!

Shopping and trying on bridesmaids dresses for my cousin’s wedding.  Isn’t my sister the cutest?

 

Riley loves my momma.

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Human cookies or dog cookies?

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On Wednesday, we had a family Christmas dinner to attend so after some shopping, we cooked and cooked and cooked some more.

We made this recipe again because it was such a huge hit at the last party.

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We also made a rice pilaf dish that was delicious.  It included fresh parsley, golden raisins, dried cranberries and pecans!  

And ofcourse I have to bring a kale salad to all parties I attend 🙂

Christmas party fun!

Isn’t this tea set beautiful?

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The amazing nativity scene!

One of the many pretty trees.

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We played a few rounds of catchphrase and were all laughing so hard.  Then my husband got in a few cuddles with this sweet pup, Ginger!

I just love these life-size nutcrackers!

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When we got home, we found James the elf, eating all our skittles!

Then James took it a little too far and said the Nashville Predators were not going to be any good this year… the Preds were not very happy with James.

James learned his lesson 😉

Off to go enjoy some time with family today!  I hope you do the same! 

Questions:

  1. What are some of your favorite holiday traditions?
  2. Do you have an elf in your house?
  3. What are some healthy sides you like to bring to a party?