HELLO!! I missed you yesterday! Friday consisted of a lot of family time (trying to soak up some quality time before a lot of changes come our way)… We got home late (remember, we all have different perceptions on what late is;) and I went straight to bed! I wanted to share our Friday night happenings today instead:
We went up to Temple Square in Salt Lake City with the kids and met up with some friends to look at the lights.
A picture with flash:
And a picture of us without the flash:
Definitely one of our favorite yearly traditions together.
Before looking at the lights we went to the coolest vending machine in the world (in my opinion). I had seen some friends post about it so I wanted to check it out.
In the Joseph Smith Memorial Building (right next to Temple Square) they have vending machines where you can buy things that will be sent to someone that needs help! They have everything from goats (to provide milk for a family) to baby supplies to first aid kits to fresh water to chickens and so much more. I wish I would have taken a video of the line for the vending machines because it kept getting longer and longer over the course of the night. It gave me goosebumps to see how many people waited in line to donate.
They are doing this vending machine as part of the #LightTheWorld movement… We are using this calendar below as a guide to help us find ways to serve each day this month! You can find ideas for each day HERE with different ways to serve:)
Andrew talking to the kids about what the vending machine was all about… they were a little confused why an animal didn’t come out of the vending machine when we said we were buying one:)
Afterwards we walked around downtown for a little while. We were all amazed by the candy scenes in the Macy’s windows! If only they let you buy these…
And then we hit up one of our favorites—> Cheesecake Factory.
The kids saw the Linda’s Fudge Cake in the front and it reminded them of Matilda so that is what we had for dessert. Andrew had the cheesecake but pregnancy and cheesecake don’t mix well for me.
We also went on the train around town because that is a highlight for the kids. Knox thought he was Superman and Brooke thought she was pretty tough while we rode around.
While we were there Brooke found a huge unicorn that she is positive Santa is going to bring her… uh-oh.
And now onto Saturday stuff!
I came out to seeing both kids sitting by the Christmas tree just staring at it. Maybe this is their form of morning meditation or something. Not a bad idea.
Andrew and I asked a babysitter to come over so we could go on our weekly date. We decided for our date together this week we wanted to go on a run (maybe this was more my idea than his;). This last week was probably my best feeling week of running during this pregnancy… not sure why but it all just felt good this last week. I hit 34 miles total (mostly running, some of that walking) this last week. Today will be my rest day and maybe our little girl will come today because she’ll miss going on a run with me and decide to come;) PS every night the kids include in their prayers that they hope she comes during the night… I’m more praying she comes after a nice 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep but whenever she comes, I’ll be happy.
Not too many of these miles left! I have a feeling that walks will definitely take over for a while (either on the treadmill or the indoor track or in the afternoons when it is a bit warmer and we can take the baby with us)!
I of course had 12 layers on…
And Andrew had his shorts and t-shirt on. I did pay close attention to all of the other runners out on the trail with us to see if I was dressed correctly or if Andrew was and the majority of runners were bundled up like me:)
Later on we spent some time over at Mer’s house catching up on life!
And then after I took a nap (oh, this nap felt so good too) we went to a ‘new to us’ park.
My sister knows all of the best park spots so we took her recommendation and she was right yet again!
I am currently Zupa’s number one customer even though they don’t make their salads as big as I would like them. I did buy an extra side of dressing though so I could make my own version of it today at home. This salad just hits the spot for me right now and it’s mainly because of the dressing.
And the food highlight of the day (because I’m sure you dying to know what tasted the absolute best) was this maple bar that Andrew brought home last night.
What are three things that you are doing today?
When you go to a donut shop… what is the donut that you pick?
How was your running overall this last week? What was your best run?