I’m looking forward to the week ahead, and for this week to begin! Thomas was away on a bachelor trip this weekend, so it was very quiet around the house… except for when it was filled with children!
On Friday night I went out with two girlfriends to Lampo!
We had all the usuals: kale salad, marinated olives, Prosciutto pizza, plus some meat balls, and the mushroom pizza.
Gus wouldn’t settle down and waited up for Thomas all night. Poor guy missed him too!
I was up bright and early for Saturday AM breakfast. The cheese was a lovely addition!
On Saturday morning I went to the gym for a quick session and then got dressed up to head to a baby shower for my friend Jess who is expecting #3 this fall! It was great to catch up with all the mom crew. Now that most of our kids are in school, we don’t see nearly as much of each other.
I had butternut squash soup and a spinach salad with salmon and fried goat cheese, plus a pistachio cake my friend Sarah made, and a taste of dessert bites!
I was stuffed after this lunch!
Mazen and I are totally hooked on the game Best Fiends that I blogged about early this year. When he came home, we spent some time playing outside and getting all sweaty and then relaxing and beating a few levels together.
Sylvia and Sawyer came over on Saturday afternoon for a sleepover Saturday. I didn’t capture many pictures except for this one of them eating their salad course before I brought out a yummy pizza. The whole “give them salad first while they’re hungry” rule worked well! But, of course, they still had plenty of room for pizza. Sylvia looks thrilled, doesn’t she?!
It was a miracle that everyone was bathed and asleep by 8 p.m. or so. Truly. I had my leftovers from lunch and watched Big Little Lies!
…I forgot to knock on wood because Mazen and Sylvia got up for the day at FOUR FORTY FIVE AM! Thankfully, they didn’t wake up Sawyer, who slept until 6:30 a.m., but it was still quite the long morning.
For breakfast we had blueberry muffins with fruit that Sarah left for us, and then headed to ACAC for playtime for the kids and a shower and a little work time for me. I had overnight oats for breakfast while I was there.
Sunday afternoon was spent on the soccer field, as I had 2x games, and Sunday evening I was glad to reconnect with this guy! *Heart eyes*
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says
My stomach just automatically makes room for pizza (and dessert) no matter how full I am, so I totally understand the kids, haha.
Have a great week ahead!
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
Juliette | Namastay Traveling says
Ohhh what a delicious menu of eats! I’ve been so in the mood for butternut squash soup recently..now if only it wasn’t 80 degrees here in DC! Have an awesome week!
Carrie this fit chick says
That surfing photo is incredible! The sky is insnae. Lots of yummy dinners indeed this weekend! I really like the skirt you wore Friday night.
Where did you get that black shirt you were wearing when you went to Lampo? I love it.
It’s another Stitch Fix one! I love that it comes up in the front and is 3/4 sleeves
Linda @ the Fitty says
Do you usually warm your muffins and then eat them, or do you just eat them?
Rachel Witmer says
You ask the strangest questions…..
How did Thomas capture that picture?! So cool. And looks like a lot of awesome food this weekend!
His friend took it!
Caroline Fienga says
Love your skirt in the first photo. Can I ask where you found it?
Thanks, it’s Athleta! This one!
I was about to ask about it too! I love it!
I just read part of your blogging side hustle success story on Forbes. Very proud of you for staying on track with your side hustle blogging journey and turning it into a full-time business working from home or your laptop. Keep doing what you’re doing as I look forward to reading your inspiring health blogs from time to time and hopefully interview you someday on DNN about your humble blogging beginnings from a side hustle to a full-time blogger. Thank you for just being you! 🙂
Poor Gus! You and Mazen look identical in the picture where you have on a green shirt. Looks like some mighty good eating over the weekend.
Love your skirt in the top photo-is that Athleta?
Oops-I didn’t see the above comment. Ignore! 🙂
Very nice, thanks for the positive photos!
Cori R. says
I loved Big Little Lies book, I loved the mini series even more and now I have the Soundtrack on repeat in my car. (The 1st CD I’ve bought in YEARS). Thankfully I bought it on Amazon so Alexa can play the music at home while I do dishes too.
They do have great music!!
Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) says
You look so pretty in that picture where you’re heading to Lampo!
Also, that surfing shot – WOW! Did you take that, or was that from the bachelor party weekend?
Thank you! And one of his friends took it