What a long week it’s been. You know that feeling when you get back from a trip and you’re so tired and out of it? Well, that was me yesterday (and kind of today, too!) I had to push back my recap because my brain felt like mush.
Even though it was a long week, it was certainly a good one and one I had been looking forward to for the past few months! I only have a few weeks to decide whether or not I want to do Vlogmas this year. If you enjoy Vlogmas and want me to continue, please let me know in the comment section! It’s a lot more fun when people are just as excited about it. It’s a lot of work and time, so I’d love to know your thoughts before I commit. 😆It wouldn’t be a proper recap post if I didn’t start it with a parfait! 💜
While writing my recap post, I had a banana with candied cinnamon maple walnuts and vanilla yogurt. For lunch, I had a loaded juice with raspberries, lemon, ginger, carrots, cucumber, celery, water, and cayenne. Later in the evening, my neighbor and I fit in a quick walk around the neighborhood. It’s gorgeous right now with all the Fall colors. I had my salads all week long for dinner. I also had a few Applegate chicken nuggets to go along with it. No matter what kind of salad it is, I always have to have something with warmth too.
I will be posting this salad recipe tomorrow!
I was up bright and early to go vote on Tuesday morning. We had tried to do it last Saturday, but the line was five hours long. It was easier just to go vote in our district. We were in line at 6:30 am and the line wrapped around the building. It was so awesome to see so many people out to vote this year! I had a little insomnia case the night before and woke up at 2:30 am and could not fall back asleep. When this happens, I’m usually hungry ALL DAY long because my body needs energy. I try to have a big breakfast when I don’t have much sleep to keep me from snacking on everything in the house.
I had two English muffins with butter and jelly, a banana, yogurt, and eggs. That evening, I headed to the nail salon with my neighbor to get a Mani/Pedi! I needed to fit one in before the weekend. I knew it would be a long night, so I treated myself to big fat diet coke. Dinnertime was my meal prep salad and a turkey sandwich with all the vegetables. I tried my best to stay up and watch the elections, but I knew it wasn’t going to get called, so I headed to bed instead of fighting my heavy eyes! The wine put me to sleep fast.
Also, how has it been four years already? Kind of scary how fast time flies! I was so busy running around that this is the only photo I took on Wednesday. I had the most delicious salad ordered from one of our favorite restaurants, Spice! I always get their grilled salmon salad. We also had a side order of their pad thai. I love dinner with balance. I spent most of the day Thursday packing and trying my best to groom the boys! I did such a bad job, but it was hard with how much hair they had. The good thing is that they smell better 😆 I’ll do round two next week to get all the wild pieces. I think if I keep up with it every two months, it’ll be a lot easier. I’ll also do a video next time because I had so many questions about the process. I made a huge batch of my favorite granola on Thursday night to bring with us. We were up bright and early on Friday morning to get everything ready for our trip. We have the most amazing couple that dog sits for us! 💜
We had been waiting for this weekend for the past two months. We had our vaccinations and stayed away from people for several weeks because we were so excited to meet our little niece (and yes, I know kyle and I won’t be married for another 205 days, but she’s still my niece!) This was my first flight since visiting my friend, Meighan, last January!
It felt so amazing to be able to travel again. Everything felt extremely safe. Our flight had 50% capacity, and the mask mandate is strictly forced. I finished up We Were Liars on the flights. It’s a super quick read, but a very good plot. I did not see the ending coming at all. We had the most amazing chicken kabobs for dinner on Friday night. I’ll be making these tonight because they were so good and we’ve been thinking about them since! The evening was so magical, being able to see the baby and hang out with family. Morning coffee ♥️ The most delicious turkey burgers for lunch! We headed to Liberty State Park to walk along the water. It was stunning! ♥️ Whole Foods pizza and salad for dinner! 😋 We watched Holidate on Saturday night, and it was cute!
It’s crazy what sleep is like without a 90-pound dog in your bed every night. I slept like a baby this weekend. Plus, the best part about the mornings was getting to snuggle with the baby. It definitely had Kyle and I excited about when it’s our time one day 😊 The baby fever is real! Parfait for breakfast before walking the waterfront. We were so blessed with having 75-degree temps while we were there! Aunt & Uncle! ♥️ We had Sweet green salads for a late-lunch before packing up and heading to the airport. And there is nothing better than dark chocolate almonds with coffee in the afternoon 😉
We made it home around 8 pm on Sunday night, caught up on The Undoing (such a good show!), and headed straight to bed!
Now, time to go make those kebabs!! ♥️ I will have a salad recipe tomorrow and a wedding update (gotta love being a covid bride) on Friday!!!
Questions for you!
- Have any of your friends or family had to cancel their weddings in 2020?
- Are you an aunt or uncle? (ahhh, it’s the best!!)
- I need some Netflix Suggestions!
- oh, and let me know about vlogmas!!