• Photo Dump XIV

    November 27, 2015

    Hi, friends!

    I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends! What was the best thing you ate? Mine was my mom’s pumpkin pie followed by my aunt’s apple crisp, which tasted quite a lot like my mom’s recipe. I wonder if it was the same one? I dunno, but I should have asked her. Anyway, I thought it was about time for another Photo Dump, so here are a bunch of random pics from phone recently. Enjoy!

    So many pug rolls. We refer to Murphy’s extra padding as his “skin suit,” just in case he needs room to grow!

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    TV time during dinner. We recently went out to dinner at The Fours in Marshfield, and we got seated in a booth with its own personal television. Quinn thought it was SO COOL.

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    I conquered my first “Flight Simulator” at KFIT earlier this week. It’s a double-under workout where you climb up a ladder starting at 5 reps (unbroken) to 50 reps (unbroken) and then back down again. The hardest part about this workout is that you can’t move onto the next set until you complete the previous one unbroken, so you can’t move onto 10 reps until you complete 5 and so on. We usually have a 10-minute time cap, so I never make it all the way up and down, but I finally did it in 9:45!! Hey, it only took me 4 years!

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    What big teeth you have! Just playing at the library.

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    Quinn sprints! Mal, Quinn, and I have recently started playing (and loving) a game called “Quinn sprints.” We basically just sprint around the house while holding Quinn. He thinks it’s hilarious and cracks up like crazy!

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    Hanging out with Q-Man and Murph-Dog. I love how Quinn wears his sunglasses!

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    Dying during a recent workout at CrossFit South Shore. I swear 65-pound Thrusters never get easier. They just make you feel like garbage, especially after a bunch of rowing. Blah. Unrelated: I wore my pants inside-out (without knowing) to this class.

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    Best-Ever Thanksgiving Leftovers Turkey Sandwich

    November 26, 2015

    This post is brought to you by Dave’s Killer Bread. Happy Thanksgiving!!! I hope you have a special day ahead of you, filled with family, friends, thanks, and giving, and, of course, plenty of delicious food! And when the holiday is over and you have a refrigerator full of leftovers, I hope you try this recipe for […]

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    Thanksgiving Day Workout + Home Gym Flooring Review

    November 25, 2015
    Basement workout

    Good morning and happy day before Thanksgiving! I’m a big fan of exercising on Thanksgiving morning before I eat a huge meal and one million desserts, so I wanted to share a full-body, butt-kicking workout that I really think you guys will enjoy. I used a barbell for this one, but dumbbells or a kettlebell would work too! Photo […]

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    Oat Scones with Grapes, Pecans & White Chocolate Chips

    November 24, 2015

    This post is part of my partnership with Grapes from California. I hope you enjoy it! With the holiday season upon us, I couldn’t help but create a delectable scone recipe using some of the wonderful flavors of the season. Grapes from California, in particular, were an easy choice. They’re in season right now, and they’re […]

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    3rd Annual Friendsgiving

    November 23, 2015

    Friendsgiving at the Haupert’s was a big success! I’m so glad we have this wonderful tradition with our hometown friends. I know it means a lot to all of us! On Friday afternoon, Mal, Quinn, and I headed to Bongi’s Turkey Farm to pick up our already-cooked turkey (and gravy and stuffing) for the next day. We […]

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    Tips for Your First Remicade Infusion + Chat with a RD for FREE

    November 20, 2015
    Remicade Day

    Good morning and HAPPY Friday to you! Yesterday marked one year of Remicade infusions for me, so I wanted to share what a typical day is like when I get an infusion at the hospital. I also wanted to share some advice and tips for one’s first appointment since Remicade/infusions/hospitals can be kind of scary. […]

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    This Year’s Holiday Cards

    November 19, 2015

    We had quite the year this year. We moved into a new house, traveled a bunch (twice to the West coast with a toddler), and enjoyed a bunch of “firsts” as a family of four. (We count Murphy as part of the family!) Basically, we had a full year and we wanted to share and […]

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