A special someone had an AWESOME Easter weekend! Quinn had the opportunity to participate in 4 (!!) different egg hunts and, my gosh, he had a blast. Mal and I also liked to see his “competitive” side come out. Haha! On Saturday, we attended a huge egg hunt that our town hosted at a local park. There must have been about 200 kids and, rumor has it, 5,000 plastic eggs with tiny toys inside. Quinn…

At the beginning of the holiday season, a stranger told me that 4.5 years old is the BEST age for Christmas, and he was definitely right. I can’t even begin to explain just how much Quinn enjoyed the “Christmas holiday.” In fact, I’m still smiling just thinking about the wonderful memories we made together! Above, Quinn is sprinkling reindeer food on our lawn before heading out for our Christmas Eve festivities. Christmas Eve started at…

Hi, friends! I hope you had a very HAPPY Thanksgiving! 🙂 Ours was low-key and relaxing. We saw family, ate delicious food, and reflected on what we’re most thankful for, so it was an especially nice day. After a workout at the YMCA and cooking at home, we drove out to my Grammie’s house for an early dinner with my family. It was so nice catching up with everyone – my Grammie had was quite…

Hey, hey! I hope you guys had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! We actually started with no real plans for the long weekend, but then ended up being pretty busy – lots of friends, family, and barbecues! Friday Our local Orangetheory added a 3:00 PM class to their Friday schedule for the summer, so Mal and I popped in for a fitness “happy hour” before picking Qman up from daycare. It was an awesome workout…

Good morning and happy Monday to you! I hope you had a very nice Easter! When I was brainstorming with Mal about how to recap our weekend on CNC, I kept talking about how it was our second time doing certain things, like Quinn’s second Easter and our second time suffering through Open WOD 14.5, so I decided to use it as a theme for this morning’s blog post. Ok, here we go… counting the seconds from our weekend! It…

Good morning, friends! I hope your day is off to a better start than Murphy‘s. Poor pug. His life is so hard. Breakfast I started my morning with a humongous batch of overnight oats. I used up the last bit of yogurt from one of those big containers and then just got carried away adding ingredients. And, of course, by morning they doubled in size! Obviously, I ate the entire portion, no problem, but my…

My sister’s baby shower was a huge success! It was a beautiful day, tons of family and friends were in attendance, and the mommy-to-be had a wonderful time. We couldn’t have asked for a better day! I can’t wait for baby Matthew to be here! Less than 2 months to go! Question of the Day What’s your favorite boy’s name? 

Happy (belated) Easter!!! Yesterday afternoon, I enjoyed Easter brunch at my grandmother’s house surrounded by family and, oh, so much delicious food. Family + food = the best. When Mal and I arrived at my grandmother’s house, we hung out and caught up with family for awhile. It was especially great to see my sister, who is now 6.5 months pregnant and definitely showing, and my cousin, Heidi, who turned 30 the other day. It…

Christmas Eve is almost as big as an event as Christmas Day for me. With a plethora of family, food, and fun, it’s an evening I look forward to all year long. Last night’s Christmas Eve celebration took place at my grandmother’s house. Some years my aunt Amy hosts the family, but with such a big group””we had almost 30 people last night””my Grammie’s house, with lots of entertaining space, was the place to be…