Monday, August 5, 2013

Weekend Review

I hope you had a great weekend!!  Ours was pretty eventful! Lots of good things.

Sami's Shenanigans

Friday we attempted our Beach BBQ--the weather was absolutely gorgeous and perfect...for about a half an hour.  It was just long enough to set up and grill some Chicken Wings...

It was beautiful and I want to do it again!!

I had to steal your photo Alison, I mean look at these two--perfection:

But once the rain rolled in, we had to bob and weave, and we went across the street into the park where there were pavilions.  We still had a nice time and it was great to just get out of the house and be some place new.  So what if we were wearing sweatshirts in August??

Saturday Miss Brooke and I hit up the local Farmer's Market for fresh fruits and veggies.  She was little miss popular!  Everyone stopped and told her how cute she was.  {I don't blame them!}

Of course we had to run to Target after because it was right there across the parking lot...

Sunday we kept it pretty chill.  We went and visited my brother at his brand new apartment downtown and walked around Park Ave Fest.

We totally bought Brooke this hat!! I love it.

There was a little "Fall" chill in the air so I enjoyed some 'calming tea'.

We had a delicious Taco Dinner.  I just made gigantic salad.  I used ground turkey--NO CHEESE. {That was hard! Cheese makes everything better.} It was still yummy. I threw some black beans on there too.

We practiced crawling.  She's almost got it!! She did one perfect crawl with her knee/hand, but then falls to her tummy and laughs.  She loves scooting around.  We also lowered her crib and installed her new car seat. Whoa.

I was in the mood for a dessert--so I heated up a sliced peach, a dash of cinnamon & a few walnuts.

This morning I was feeling a little more hungry, so I made the oatmeal and dumped my fruit in with a splash of almond milk and again, that cinnamon is really helping!

I'm feeling really good today--Day 5 of my 10 Day Herbal cleanse and of the 24 Day Challenge.  It's so rewarding to be fueling my body with healthy foods and ridding it of all the 'junk' I put into it on a normal basis.  I love that this is a lifestyle change and not just a diet.  If you're on the fence about getting healthy, just do it!! The benefits outweigh the cost, I promise!

I am a bit nervous about my 2pm Neurologist appointment, but I just have to think happy thoughts.  I have a lot of amazing people sending prayers/positive thoughts my way and for that I am very grateful.  Friends whom I haven't seen in years and people are offering their support and to help with Brooke--it is awesome to feel the love and know that there are good people who genuinely care. I cannot thank you enough. 


  1. You are so creative with your meals! They all look so yummy. And Brooke is starting to look like a little girl! She is gorgeous just like her mommy.

  2. Brooke is growing up so fast! So adorable though! I love what you said about it being a lifestyle change and not just a diet. It's so true! I'm trying to go back to my eating healthy ways. I did great a couple of years ago, but I let myself fall back into my old habits of eating bad. Praying that your appointment goes well!

  3. love the pictures's of the baby. Try not to worry about your appointment it will be fine.. My prays are with you today :O)

  4. I hope your appointment goes well and there is nothing serious going on!! Let us know how it goes

  5. I'm so jealous of your weather! That taco salad looks delicious!

  6. I must have missed the post about needing to go to the neurologist; I hope everything is okay!

  7. Brooke's new hat is precious!

    You're doing awesome on the cleanse, and while I agree that cheese makes everything better, your salad looks really good.

    Sending good thoughts your way for the DR today. XO!

  8. Wow, Brooke is getting so big! Your cleanse meals look yummy too. Good luck at your appointment.

  9. That sounds heavenly to start a bbq with the sun out and end it in sweatshirts! I'm craving some cool weather!
    Brooke is seriously the cutest!

  10. I'm obsessed with Brooke's flower headband! So adorable!


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