Skye is officially 1 week old today—> well, at 5:40 pm today. We will have to celebrate big time by staying in bed even longer than normal or something this morning.
Andrew made it out for a run yesterday. He is getting in about 20 miles a week right now and he’s loving it. I don’t even have runner’s jealousy when he leaves to run which is strange. I will happily stay warm and comfy inside at this point. My desire for crazy runs will be back when I’m ready, I’m sure.
A picture from his run at one of my favorite places to run.
Lunch included the sweet potato gnocchi from TJ’s (it’s so good and Brooke loves it too) and tuna under the salad so the picture would be prettier (I know I have weird food combinations but I needed protein and I didn’t want to cook anything). Lunch and dinner were both eaten on the couch.
Followed by fudge that a friend brought over!
Andrew was out with Knox. Brooke came home from school and shared her candy cane from school with me (which is a big deal… candy canes are everything to her).
We then all watched Home Alone!
Along with some homemade bread and jam from a friend. Snacking often is key for me with breastfeeding because I feel constantly hungry!
Later on we got out the Costco gingerbread houses. I love these because you don’t have to do a thing except add frosting and candy to it.
I had to put on Skye’s matching pjs too!
Then we made a big veggie and chicken stir fry for dinner. This is another thing I’m really enjoying about not being pregnant… we are eating at home WAY MORE (ehhh all of the time, thanks especially to all of the meals people bring to us). During pregnancy we ate out all of the time (which adds up quick!) because not a lot sounded good so I would go get the only things that did sound good. It’s so nice to eat at home again… $ wise and health wise ha.
I’ve got a few Friday favorites to share (a few affiliate links included)!
*My mom makes the BEST. The BEST homemade chocolate. She has this crockpot recipe (HERE) that she uses and gives them out to her neighbors for Christmas. Brooke and I had quite a few of them on Tuesday when my mom stopped by. They are the only dessert that I think taste amazing with nuts in them! Seriously try them. So good.
*TENZI. Tenzi has quickly become our kid’s favorite game.
*Probably one of my biggest Friday Favorites ever on the blog—> Sour gummy candy. I missed it so much the last few months and it tastes better than ever now but that is probably because it is accompanied with the smell of a newborn right next to me and Christmas movies playing in the background.
*Suzy sent this to me and it is 100% true right now ha!
*My bff that lives in Switzerland (she was the one I visited in Thailand when she lived there) sent us such a sweet baby gift! She sent us a book subscription from bookroo for Brooke and Knox to have a little something fun to do each month! SUCH A GOOD IDEA. It made these two kids extremely happy! This is a great gift idea!
*This gorgeous Sister’s necklace from Roolee! This necklace is part of their ‘A World of Sisters’ launch that they are doing that I absolutely love—> “I believe in a world where women set aside their differences, band together, love each other as sisters. Will you join me? Let’s stop the comparing, the negativity, the criticism, and judgement that seems to be so prevalent and instead spread kindness, support, encouragement, and love. I truly believe there is room for all of us to be happy and feel successful as we bind our efforts together and lift each other up.”
*I NEED TO GET MY HANDS ON THESE ASAP!!!!
*One of our traditions this time of year is to read this book with the kids and each year I love it more and more.
You guys are incredible! Time to cheer on the amazing runners around us… If you want to be featured, send them in to [email protected]
Theresa!!! “Last weekend, on 12/2/17, I raced a half marathon and PR’ed in 1:37:19! I am sooo happy about that! This was also my first real race postpartum where I felt like I could safely push myself again without too much hesitation. This past year has felt like a long road to recovery so I am just so grateful to have reached this point! I think gratitude was the secret ingredient that helped me run so well on race day!” You can connect with her HERE on IG!!
Charlotte!!! “Last Saturday I ran my fifth marathon, the California International Marathon. Although it was not a PR, it was hands down my strongest-feeling, most joyful marathon yet- I ran the whole thing with a smile on my face! This was a pretty big year for me. I started off the year not in a good emotional spot and felt like I had nothing going in my life… in May I decided to uproot my life and move across the country to San Francisco and start over, and it turned out to be the best decision of my life. (Also helloooo beautiful running weather + hill workouts every day!). I feel so blessed to have met so many loved ones here in SF and to end the year strong by running CIM- it was the perfect celebration for the year:). Please feel free to check out my blog HERE.”
What are your Friday night plans!?!
-I’m guessing a Christmas movie and some candy… I’m really getting crazy over here.
Anyone else taking a break from running right now? How come?
Making treats for your neighbors this year? What?