Weekend Recap 9.6.16… Friends in Town!

Happy Tuesday guys!  It sure does feel like a Monday, but I am glad it is already Tuesday.  I hope you all had a fun and relaxing Labor Day Weekend!  Ours was a definitely a weekend for the books!  

Friday night our friends from Cincinnati arrived in town and we went to a casual dinner at Yucatan, which I have been wanting to try for a while now.  I got a rice bowl with shrimp and it was really good.  Everyone loved their meals and we had a great time catching up with our friends.  After dinner, we had a lazy night at home just watching tv and playing catchphrase before calling it a night.  

Saturday morning the four of us grabbed a dog (we were watching two over the weekend) and headed out for a run.  It was entertaining and everyone we passed thought we were in a dog parade. 😉 After a quick change, we packed some drinks and snacks and headed out to the boat for a day of fun in the sun.  There was a lot of lounging…

And the boys all took a turn wakeboarding… 

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We met up with our friend/neighbor who has a boat on the same lake as us and had a blast just hanging out.  The weather was perfect and the water was super refreshing! 

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After a full day at the lake, we headed home to get ready for dinner.  We had reservations at a new-to-us restaurant called Amberjax.  It is a seafood restaurant in an area of town called Trinity Groves.  

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This is the only picture of our group that I had from the entire night… the food was just too darn good to take lots of pictures because we were busy eating.  

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I started with a house salad and added some of the ahi tuna from my husband’s appetizer, which hit the spot! 

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Then I had the Mahi Mahi and it was fantastic!!  SO tasty! It was topped with a pineapple salsa that was to die for!

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After dinner we went to Louie Louie’s Piano Bar for a bit before heading home.  

Sunday morning we all completed a workout (@MooreNutritious) before showering up and getting ready for Top Golf!   We always take our Dallas visitors to Top Golf because it is always a blast.. even if you are not good at golf! I may (or may not) have a decent golf stance, but don’t let that fool you, I am horrible.  I think I whiffed it about 10+ times.  I came for the mimosas, not the golf. 😉 

Luke teaching Mary how to swing.   She caught on so fast!

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Love this sweet friend of mine!

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I got this new dress from Forever 21 the other day and just love it.  It is lightweight and super comfortable and best of all, I think it was somewhere between $10-15!

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Love this guy! 

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After Top Golf, we headed to Truck Yard for a drink with our friends and neighbor.  

We had a fun time just chatting and listening to music.  After a couple hours, we headed home for taco night at our house then spent the rest of the night just hanging out on our rooftop playing games!  

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We had such an incredible weekend with our friends and are so grateful they came to visit.  Living far from family and friends can be really difficult sometimes, but we are very fortunate to have had a lot of visitors this year, which always makes me realize how lucky we are to have such amazing people in our life.  This week is a short one as we head out of town tomorrow for a wedding this coming weekend.  I am so excited to catch up with old friends and meet two of my friends babies that were born in the last year!  I hope to check in this week so I will see you soon!

Questions:

  1. What was the highlight of your Labor Day weekend?
  2. Do you have a Top Golf near you?  Ever played?
  3. Do you have any weddings to attend this fall?

Visit From My Favorite Boys

Good morning!! I hope your day is off to a good start!  This has been a really fun week so far with my dad and little brother in town so I’ll show you what we’ve been up to!  The next few weeks should be pretty uneventful so I am hoping to get back in the kitchen soon because I have a few recipes brewing in my head to share with you all!  

Monday night after dinner we all headed to the bowling alley for some fun!  None of us are very good, but we still had a blast trying!

Tuesday morning was pretty cloudy and rainy so we decided to go play Top Golf (it is covered).  If you have a Top golf near you, you must check it out!  It is always a blast! 

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Me, my brother and my sister! 

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After Top Golf, my dad and little brother played a round of mini golf before we headed home.  

We spent the afternoon relaxing a bit before getting ready for the Rangers game! We got a quick dinner at a nearby restaurant then had some fun on snapchat before the game began!  These snapchat filters just kill me! 🙂 

You can see a little more of our snapchat fun on my youtube page.  I posted two new videos this morning.  

I sure do love this kiddo!

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I guess because the game was on a Tuesday night, it was not crowded at all.  We had great seats and had a lot of foul balls near us too! 

Then we all decided we needed matching Rangers hats!  Love them! 

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Thanks daddy for such a fun night! 

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We are just hanging around this morning, but are hoping to go to the Escape Room today followed by some pool time!! Have a great day!! 

Questions:

  1. Are you a baseball fan?
  2. Favorite sport to watch?
  3. Favorite food to get at a sporting event? Mine is definitely popcorn, kettle corn, or cinnamon roasted almonds! yum!

Weekend Recap 4.18.16 and Healthy Tuna Bean Salad Recipe

Hi ya’ll!  Happy Monday!! How was your weekend?  I hope it was great, mine was! This weekend my father-in-law and brother-in-law were visiting!  We had a blast despite the rainy weather. 

Let’s first back up to Friday afternoon.  I got in a quick 5 miles on the treadmill after work.

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I picked up some strawberries and raspberries at the store this week and they are so good!

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Then we celebrated the beginning of the weekend with cocktails on the rooftop!  We picked my brother-in-law up at the airport then headed out for a drink with some friends.

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Saturday started with a Body Pump class then we all took a trip out to our boat so my husband could do some maintenance stuff.  The weather was too icky to go on the boat. 😦  Afterwards we stopped by Lowes so the boys could browse… remind me never to go to Lowes with 3 boys ever again.  Two hours later, we headed home.  The boys headed to the Rangers game on Saturday night and my sister and I hung out with the pups plus these two cuties.  

Sunday morning started bright and early with a 5 mile run then we got ready to head to Top Golf.  We had a drink and some appetizers while we waited for our bay.  Top Golf was so much fun and luckily it is covered so even though it was raining, we still got to play! 

Then we lounged around for a bit and played a lot of fetch with the pups! 

We went to dinner at Ragin Crab.  It was good, but soo messy.  Definitely not somewhere you would want to take a first date. 🙂

We grabbed a popsicle from Steel City Pops for an after dinner treat. 

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This morning started with another Body Pump class followed by a delicious lunch of kale salad with tuna bean salad on two rice cakes. 

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Healthy Tuna Bean Salad Recipe 

1 can cannellini beans 

2 cans tuna in water 

2 avocados 

Dressing: 

1/4 cup olive oil

1 teaspoon mustard powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 tablespoon spicy mustard

Directions: Mix beans, tuna and avocado together.  Whisk dressing together and pour over tuna mixture.  Serve on a salad, rice cake, or just eat it straight from the bowl!  Enjoy! 

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I am currently sipping on a homemade iced coffee while I talk to you!  Loving iced coffees lately… just coffee, unsweetened almond milk, and liquid dark chocolate stevia for some sweetness.  

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Questions: 

  1. What did you do this weekend?
  2. Do you like your coffee hot or cold?
  3. What are you having for lunch today?