Hi, guys! Happy FRIDAY to you!
We had quite the fun day yesterday. It actually ended up being a double celebration since we had my sister’s and mom’s birthday to celebrate!
My morning began bright and early at 5:01 AM. I sort of panicked when I woke up because I was in such a deep sleep and had no idea what was happening, but I knew I needed to shut off my alarm immediately, so I didn’t wake up Quinn. See, I’m a hot mess at all times of the day! Ha!
Once I was semi-awake, I headed downstairs for tea. I know… you’re probably thinking what the hell? And, truthfully, I can’t blame ya. I’m not much of a tea drinker (except Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride in the winter), but I definitely overdid it with caffeine last week. I’m not sure if it was travel, time zone changes, or having Blue Bottle so close, but a lot of caffeine was consumed and my body literally started to reject coffee to the point where it was making me feel ill and my skin started to break out. My body was trying to tell me something, so I decided to lay off for a bit. Well, for now. I’m sure I’ll be back to iced coffee soon enough (decaf, of course)! Anyway, this Harvest Blend from Trader Joe’s is awesome, and I’ve been drinking it non-stop this week! 🙂
After that, I heated up some overnight oats and then got to work.
Behind my laptop: Presents for the birthday girls! 🙂
Qman slept until almost 7:00 AM, so I got almost 2 hours of work in before he woke up. Not too shabby! Once he was awake, I fed him breakfast and got us ready for the gym. Before we left the house, he wanted to give Murphy a “hug kiss” and then told me that I had to do it too. So cute.
On the way out the door, I made sure to grab a bunch of DTFN flyers for the owners at Salt Shack CrossFit since they’re our #5 affiliate! Related: If you want DTFN at your gym, please drop me an email!
The class was fun – we started with some core work.
And then moved onto the WOD, which was short and sweet. Well, not sweet. It was really hard. I mean, heavy front squats + 24″ box jumps = legs on fire!
After class, Qman and I headed home. I quickly showered and then made a protein shake.
Shortly after that, Cousin Matthew arrived! As well as Grandma, Aunt Steph, and Cousin Karli. (Quinn is OBSESSED with Cousin Matthew and talks about him ALL the time, so he was especially excited for his visit!)
I found a pair of Sticky Wall Climbing Men at Target, and they were a HUGE hit with the kids!
My gosh, they had a great time with them and played with them forever!
When I texted my mom and sister to see what they wanted for their birthday lunch, my mom replied first with “apps and pizza.” My sister then said “sounds good,” so lunch was planned simple as that!
After lunch, we relaxed a little while the kiddos played together.
Then, it was time for presents. Of course, Murphy though everything was for him!
Grandma did buy him some dog treats!
Instead of a traditional birthday cake, I opted for some incredible-looking (the photo below does not do them justice) pecan sticky buns to celebrate. We sang “Happy Birthday” to my sister and mom, and the boys blew out the candles… a few different times!
We also had some adorable chocolate mousse pumpkins from Trader Joe’s! 🙂
My family hung out for a little while longer, but we could tell nap time was upon us. We said goodbye and they hit the road home. It was so nice to see them – I wish we lived closer!
Question of the Day
Coffee or tea? Iced coffee or iced tea?