How is it already Thursday? I swear this week is flying by! Thank you so much for your sweet comments yesterday, they made my day!!! As you can tell, I am a little excited about the whole thing! Okay, let’s get talking about things that have gone on around here since we last caught up.
It didn’t end up snowing again so we took the kids out to the hill to get some sledding in.
Brooke is very cautious and Knox is all about going as fast as possible. The idea of ‘catching air’ is so thrilling to him. Just like me and Andrew ha.
Sometimes I feel like they are just our miniature versions.
It was snowing in the mountains and luckily we had the whole hill pretty much to ourselves!
I don’t know how to explain it well but when the four of us are all together at the same time, my heart just feels happiest. There is a lot of back and forth and all over the place with our situations but it just feels peaceful when we are all together.
I have a little video from the day (ehhh hour—> Brooke and I lasted about an hour before our toes almost froze off) together:
Let’s catch up on some of the delicious food we have had around here. Andrew and I have made one really huge goal (for us) to REALLY limit our eating out. I think all of the eating out on our trip to take Brooke to California for Christmas took it out of us… Eating out is killing us. Trips are obviously different (or when it is a family thing with one of our families) but when we are at home, we are limiting it to 1-2 times a week now and are on week #2 now (haha yes, that is a big deal for us). It’s really great though because it is cheaper, tastier, way healthier for us and I am home more which I love. When I was single I am pretty sure Brooke and I were NEVER home. It was exhausting trying to go ALL OF THE PLACES. Being home (especially since I work at home) more feels better for me and the kids I’m sure.
Bagels have been the breakfast of choice. Toasted, cinnamon raisin, post-run goodness.
Andrew told me the other day that he never really ate sweet potatoes before me and now he has one almost every day. Who says people can’t change?
This one had ground turkey, cheese, corn, avocado and this homemade salsa (I think we added more jalapeños than the recipe called for this time though ha, my mouth was on fire still an hour later).
Salsa is easy when you just toss it all in the blender!
These easy chicken fajitas were amazing. We put mashed black beans with garlic and salt on the bottom, sour cream and the fajita toppings on top.
For dinner last night we went with tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches but I think I have showed you 10 pictures of that in the last few weeks already:) These blueberries sure are good to snack on though.
I found my new favorite running song yesterday and then randomly found out they are from Utah so that is fun. They have a few songs that are great for running, fast beat and happy sounding music (if that makes sense).
I went with my sister to the gym at way too early o’clock. Josse was there too so I got to do strength training and some running with my sister and then finish up my run with Josse. My sweet niece was there and she rocked out TWO MILES. She told me she wants to do some 5ks this summer… maybe she will be the one to sign up for a 5k.
My niece’s love for Brooks running shoes has started. She told me they are just so comfy and they fit her feet perfect. I’m just a proud aunt over here.
I did 8 miles on the treadmill at an 8:40 pace (and got home before Brooke woke up… boom). I did speed on Tuesday and felt surprisingly good on Wednesday to the point that I was really wanting to go faster on the treadmill than I was (I know… that NEVER happens to me). Running is such a patient sport. Years on end of injuries one after the other has taught me that even if I think I feel ‘great’ there is damage done to the muscles even down to the cellular level during hard workouts. This means that recovery runs are NECESSARY and that is what I remind myself when I don’t feel like going easy… luckily, my problem normally is going easy too much lately:)
I don’t really remember what was happening here but the picture was on my phone and I am guessing Brooke wanted me to be the horse.
Andrew studied like crazy for a pharmacology test, took the test and then passed out for a half hour… Beretta is always happy to join Andrew in every activity that he does.
We went with the rainbow nails last night. Painting nails is turning into a tri-weekly activity for Brooke.
My dad sent me this article about a 105 year old man that just set a world record by riding 14.010 miles in one hour. Absolutely amazing.
***Post coming soon—> the daily misadventures! Chrissy gave me the idea to write a post about all of the daily mishaps (there are a lot;) that go on over here. So be prepared.
Have a favorite homemade salsa recipe? Please share! Are you into hot, medium or mild salsa?
Do you stick to a food budget each week.. yay or nay? What about an eating out budget?
What days of the week do you do your hard workouts usually? Why that day?
Do you paint your fingernails often?