Happy Monday to you all! I hope you were able to get in extra rest with the silly time change. While it was mostly low-key, I had such a wonderful weekend!
I began Friday with microwaved banana-whipped oatmeal with a blob o’ delicious pb and my make-shift granola from Alexis’ pumpkin spice oat bites. It is so damn delicious!
These next four photos came up on my Facebook memories and gave me both so much happiness and so much heartache. How were these taken just a few short years ago, and now Mason is gone? I’ll never get used to his absence. We need our baby boy back home with us where he belongs.
He could make me melt.
This stinker! He’s just a snuggle-monkey.
That tongue <3
The company needed to reallocate some of us dietitians and a few social workers, so the social worker and I had our last day Friday at one of the two clinics I have covered since I started just over three years ago. It feels so weird and sad! I’ll miss my awesome coworkers and some of my very favorite patients!
My manager was always so kind and surprised us with a catered lunch from Aubrey’s along with a super sweet gift and card. I chose the tuna steak over a Caesar salad with some sweet potato fries on the side.
After going home to care for Rachel and Jackson, I met Kaci and Drew at Wild Love Bakehouse for their *free* annual holiday menu event! It. Was. Packed.
One of coworkers got me this adorable (owl-dorable!) mug as a sweet going away gift, so I took it and had them use it for my decaf café au lait. Kaci and I split this plate of goodies.
As well as this one, which Kaci took this photo and blew mine out of the water. The placement of the leaves is super cute. Help a struggling blogger out, ha.
Aaaaand this one. Beet hummus, watermelon radish, rainbow carrots, cuke, focaccia, and a de-to-the-licious chocolate tart. There were gold foil stars on top too!
Twins who find awesome local events together, score together. 😉
Once home, I did some laundry, chores, ate the rest of my salad for lunch, and took SnapChats. Because this is what a chill Friday looks like to a 30 year old. Lol. Matt went to Road Atlanta for a track weekend from Thursday to Saturday, but I needed to stay back for work.
I slept well overall but a bit lighter since Matt wasn’t home. Breakfast was a simple bowl of Cheerios, granola, banana, yogurt, and milk.
Saturday marked the day nine years ago that Mason came into our lives. Look how super tiny he was on that first night! Then to the full baby he became. Our green-eyed angel.
I loved his antics!!
This is the candle that my manager gave to me.
Jax always has to inspect the candles. He burnt a whisker one time, though, so I think he’s learned to stay a safe distance.
I almost never do a full 60-minute Barre3 workout at home, but I had the energy for it. I absolutely loved it! The flow was just what I needed.
Lunch was the last of our buttermilk cornbread with melted sharp cheddar, wilted spinach, an over easy egg, carrots, celery, and guacamole mixed with hummus.
I sported my cute new wolf-print socks.
Casual Saturday outfit to run some quick errands.
I picked up my free Chobani yogurt from Kroger thanks to their free Friday coupon to snack on that afternoon.
I stopped by Planet Xchange to browse and found four really cute tops for less than $50. The floral print was from Anthropologie and was half off Planet’s price of $30. Such a score to me!
Matt got home Saturday evening, which I was so excited about!! For dinner, I made Barilla’s lentil pasta for the first time.
We combined it with roasted green beans, cooked chicken, and simmered butternut squash pasta sauce. We loved this pasta!
My snack later was yogurt, grapes, and flakes out of the pb jar. Yummm.
The time change did allow us to sleep for I believe 10 hours. Holy guac. Although Matt had to get up and feed the babies early, but I was dead to the world.
I made a strawberry banana buttermilk smoothie topped with granola that had the right amount of sweetness, tang, and flavor.
I always think these quizzes are fun. What would you choose?
We relaxed, watched the second to last episode of The Golden Girls, and then in typical fashion, I ran late. I took my free Barre3 class in studio, and it was so awesome! Even though I had done a workout the day prior, I felt strong in my body. I appreciate how much this studio helps me to clear my mind and to feel calm.
Please help me figure out how to store my leggings, tights, and cold weather socks! This bag is not efficient.
Lunch was quinoa, Brussels, tahini, carrots, and a package of KIND breakfast honey oat bars.
Matt and I got ready and went to an open house. While we did not find a home, I did get a wreath. The agent told us the house was actually her childhood home. How crazy is that? She joked that her parents never got rid of anything and for us to, “take anything we wanted”. So I asked for this wreath, which had fake flowers woven in on one side. Score for me! I’ll be adding a few things to it then will hang it out front.
Dinner was super delicious and also really early thanks to the time change. I made a salmon omelet with Havarti and everything bagel seasoning over wilted spinach with cucumber, guacamole, and Udi’s GF baguette.
I did even a few more loads of laundry, prepped food for today, then settled down with this snack: yogurt, pumpkin spice, grapes, and GF graham crackers + lemon lavender tea with honey. We watched the very last episode of The Golden Girls, and I cried. I don’t know what to do with myself now!
Matt also chose for us to watch the movie ‘I Kill Giants’, and I thought it was kind of crappy. The lead character was rather annoying, but watching a movie together is really enjoyable. I don’t know why, but so often I don’t want to commit to watching a movie (I mean, they all are 1.5 hours or longer), but once he chooses one, I’m invested. Anyone feel the same way? I guess I’m too fidgety sometimes to feel like watching a movie. 😉
This morning I made oatmeal with pumpkin pie spice topped with banana, NuttZo, and manuka honey. I watched some videos on YouTube of Melissa McCarthy on Ellen per Kaci’s suggestion, and they are hysterical. Love her!
I decided to wear my new top today, and I just love it! I’m all about funky prints and unique items.
I have hardly taken any photos of our pretty fall foliage, but this fire red with burnt orange make me so happy! They look ah-mazing against the autumn blue sky or the moody gray sky.
Have the very best week ahead!