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Weekending


Monday, March 7, 2016

So as you can see, I updated my blog yesterday. It isn't quite finished, but it is getting closer. I am much happier with this simple design and a nice way to usher in Spring. (please hurry up Spring).

This weekend was tiring, but still a good one.

Friday after work, we went out to lunch and to run a quick errand to Old Navy to pick up the girls some stuff for their Easter dresses, but it was a total bust and they were out of everything. We have been working on standing, walking with the walker and walking on their own with the girls daily and it is paying off. The girls are on the move and will be walking on their own any day now. I am not sure if I am ready for it, but who is? We spent Friday afternoon working on this and waiting for the storm to roll in.
 They have a new fascination with the sliding glass door
Avery working on her standing skills

That evening my in-laws came over to watch the girls so we could have a date night. We went to Midtown Eats and enjoyed some gourmet burgers and beer battered cauliflower. It was really good and totally hit the spot. Even with my tiny stomach (haven't been able to eat huge portions since surgery), I devoured a little over half of my burger. Then we walked over to their sister bar (Death and Taxes) for a drink. I had a glass of wine and Rory had this yummy drink that was a play off an old fashion. This was my first glass of anything since prior to my surgery. I waited to take my pain meds til way after we had that one drink.

Saturday we went to breakfast and went to Target. We bought a lot of stuff to decorate for Easter (hello dollar section), things for the girls Easter baskets, some household things we needed and some groceries. I tried on the gladiator sandals that everyone has been posting about and I loved the way they looked, but they were really uncomfortable. The straps dug into my feet on certain parts. I was super bummed because I wanted to buy them for Mexico.

I went grocery shopping so we could have dinner at home that evening and brace for the big storm. It rained Friday, but the bulk of the storm was supposed to hit Saturday through Monday morning. It finally started raining again Friday night while Rory was at the last Nevada Wolf Pack basketball home game. I was watching the first episode of The Family and the first episode of season 4 of House of Cards. I think I am going to like The Family. Seems twisted. I didn't watch Sunday night's episode yet, but the first did keep my attention. What did you think?
 
 Watching daddy do some yard work

Sunday we headed out to breakfast again and home to hang out. This is where my weekend got a bit stir crazy. I think I overdid it Saturday, so I wanted to take it easy Sunday. So we stayed in all day. We built a fire and hung out with the girls. Sutton had a really good day, but Avery wouldn't nap, so this caused her to have a major meltdown. I am talking wouldn't sleep, screaming, would almost fall asleep in my arms (and did for about 10 minutes), wouldn't eat her snack or dinner and cried most of her bath time. Avery loves bath time, so it was a brutal day. I played on the ground with the girls all day and it kicked my booty. But I did manage to bake the girls the Whole Wheat Strawberry Banana Muffins and I plan on making the zucchini and banana muffins later this week or this weekend.
 Sunday cuddles with a fussy Avery girl

I made a baked spaghetti last night for dinner that several bloggers recommended and we didn't like it. I was so bummed because I used my favorite (and expensive) spaghetti sauce in it. I would have rather made a quick spaghetti out of it. I think it tasted too cheesy (how is that even possible?) and lost all the spaghetti sauce flavor. Rory brought some for leftovers, but I just couldn't. I was so bummed. Don't you hate it when you are super excited to make a new recipe and it isn't good and lets you down? So bummed. But we had some gelato to make up for it.

Avery went down ok, but it took her forever to go to sleep. I guess she was just way too overtired (plus molar teething) and kept waking up through the night. It was a rough night after a rough day. Hoping today is a little better.

And this big storm that was supposed to hit? Well we got some rain, but not much and the mountains got about a foot to two feet when they were calling for 4 plus feet of snow and around 4 to 6 inches in the valley. Whomp whomp.

How was your weekend?

Today I am linking up with Biana at B Loved Boston.

26 comments:

  1. send me the muffin recipe! and yay standing!! and date night!!! and I love the new look lady!

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    1. It was a pretty good weekend with some great results. The recipe is below and thank you for the sweet comment!

      Whole Wheat Strawberry and Banana Muffins (http://amyshealthybaking.com/blog/2014/07/21/whole-wheat-strawberry-banana-muffins/)

      1 ¼ c whole wheat flour (measured correctly)
      2 tsp baking powder
      1 tsp ground cinnamon
      ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
      ¼ tsp salt
      1 tbsp coconut oil or butter, melted and cooled
      1 large egg
      2 tsp vanilla extract
      ½ c mashed banana (about 1 medium)
      2 tbsp honey
      ¼ c plain nonfat Greek yogurt
      ¾ c strawberries, diced (about 10-11)

      Preheat the oven to 325°F, and lightly coat 8 muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray.
      In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the coconut oil or butter, egg, and vanilla. Stir in the mashed banana, honey, and yogurt, mixing thoroughly until no large lumps of yogurt remain. Add in the flour mixture, stirring just until incorporated. Fold in the strawberries.
      Divide the batter between the prepared muffin cups. Baked at 325°F for 22-24 minutes, or until barely firm to the touch and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.

      Note: Fresh or frozen strawberries will both work. If using frozen, let them thaw for only a few minutes on the countertop—just until it’s easy to slice through them to dice. Also, add an extra 2 minutes to the bake time for frozen strawberries (about 24-26 minutes).

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  2. Sounds like y'all kept busy this weekend! And it sounds like you're getting around pretty well! You are going to be back at 100% before you know it! And I'm FINALLY going to try to head to Target this week for some Easter decor... I swear, by the time I get it up it'll be time to take it down!

    Oh, and I love your new look!! Enjoy your week!

    Lindsay
    Lindsay's Sweet World

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    1. I am finally able to get around a bit more. Still can't pick the girls up, but I let them climb on me when I sit on the floor with them. Sneezing and laughing are still awful. So much pain. haha. There was still a ton of Easter stuff and I got 25% off with my cartwheel app so that made it even better. I still need to get Easter baskets for my girls. Totally failing.

      Enjoy your week as well!

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  3. I've been looking for a banana muffin recipe! Thanks!!

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    1. No problem. They are very good and good for you (no extra sugars and whole wheat). Enjoy!

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  4. I love the new look! That picture of you and the twins is so cute. I LOVE the top you're wearing in it! I wanted to watch The Family based on the commercials...plus I love that Matt from Friday Night Lights is in it! I'm going to have to check if the first and second episodes are both on demand.

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    1. Awe thank you. I put that one in there since I love it so much even though it is older. I need to get a more updated pro picture with my girls. The top is made by Naked Zebra. I have a few that are similar to it from that line and love them. Let me know what you think. I am going to watch the second episode tonight.

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  5. Date night sounds fun!! Beer battered caulifloweR? i'm intrigued!!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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    1. It was a lot of fun. And yes! They had a light beer battered tempura on the roasted cauliflower. Then you squeeze a bit of lemon on it and it was amazing. It was on a bed of arugula for some peppery flavor. So good.

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  6. They will be walking any minute now!!

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    1. I know. It is crazy. They went from not wanting to stand to almost walking in a week.

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  7. The girls are so adorable looking out the window! We watched the Family too (I missed Sunday night because I was watching Downton), but I liked the debut. Glad you got a date night!

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    1. Thank you!! I am intrigued with the boy. So many questions and I think it will be good. Rory didn't want to watch it because of the initial storyline of child goes missing and is found. But now it seems a bit twisted. So I think I have him hooked in for the second episode.

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  8. Oh and duh - meant to mention that I love the new clean look of the blog.

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    1. And thank you. I am loving the blog too. At least for now. Haha.

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  9. Love the new look! It looks great! So glad that you & Rory got to get out for a date night! Those are always the best. Luke & I have one this weekend. Well, during the day. :)

    I've tried a few broccoli & cheese soups, but unfortunately they've all been disappointing. I hate it when that happens!

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    1. Thank you. I am loving it too. I chose two and Rory picked from those two. He went with this one. Hoping I stick with it. Haha. Where is date night/day for you two? Any big plans?

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  10. I love your new blog design ! I change mine up all the time. Happy Monday :)

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    1. I need to change mine up more often because I get bored with mine all the time. Hope you have a good week!

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  11. Target's dollar section is killing me! I love it! And I love your update. Looks great!

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    1. Yes it is. Rory said I spent way too much time there. About 20 minutes looking through everything and needing it all. I told him that is why I need to go to Target without him. So I can browse and buy all the things. Haha. And thank you on my blog update.

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  12. Love the new blog design - it looks great! And date night - my favorite!

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  13. So nice that you guys got to have a date night!

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  14. Sounds like a good weekend- I can't wait for my mom to visit us next month so Tyler and I can go out for a real dinner/drinks!! I need to make more muffins to freeze and have handy for Wes to eat- already did that with pancakes too.

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