Weekend Recap

I hate wishing away time but pretty happy it is January 22nd already! I am ready for not only our family vacay south but also spring! We had a quiet weekend and lots of outside play time since the weather was great.


I am trying to not run Friday evenings but after a busy week I had to get in a 13km tempo run. I watched the rest of Pitch Perfect 2 which made the time fly by.


We spent the morning running errands, usually the girls are pretty good but they were a tad hyper or something so after I grabbed a coffee and took a few good breaths ๐Ÿ˜‰

I spent nap time cleaning, Avery and I made cookies then we all headed outside once Chloe was up.

Chloe conned me into this giant cat pillow at Costco.

We watched a movie after supper (The Book of Life) with the girls then called it a night shortly after.


Chad and I were both up around 6am and decided to get moving so he could get to the gym early for his 32km run. I am nearing the point in being done with long runs – schedule wise it is a juggle! But only a couple more weeks.

Chloe and I having a morning tea party:

My grandma came mid morning and played with the girls – which helped a ton too!

I watched Dirty Dancing and Coyote Ugly during my run – treadmill perks ๐Ÿ˜‰ The first 2 hours always go by pretty good and fast but that third is my struggle. Fingers crossed race day adrenaline fixes that!

After lunch both girls wanted back outside, so out we went!

We had a quiet afternoon for there out, I really do not plan a lot Sundays knowing we are both tired!

Hope everyoneย  enjoyed their weekends!


Foodie Friday

The past few days have felt like March, not January – so no complaints there! We had a busy week, work wise and it seemed every evening one of us was somewhere.

A couple photos of the girls from the week:

They are playing more and more together every day. Avery still has her days where she tells me the sign on her door says “no toddlers allowed” but seeing them play together more is great ๐Ÿ™‚

We loved the Bibimbap from a couple weeks ago which has inspired me to look at new bowl like recipes.

Saturday – Salmon Tacos with Cilantro-Lime Slaw – Willow Bird Baking

Sunday – Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls – The Kitchn

Monday – Pesto Pasta with Tomato and Broccoli – ifoodreal

Tuesday – Turkey burgers & salad

Wednesday –ย BLTS with sweet potato fries

Thursday – Easy Chicken Pho – Forks n Flip Flops

Friday – Veggie Fried Rice – Chef Savy

We don’t have much on the go for this weekend, probably skating and oh yes, a 32km long run ๐Ÿ˜‰


Oh Hey 2018

Over two weeks into the new year and I have yet to think much about this year. I always like to think of the year ahead and what I want to accomplish but it seems to be a struggle right now.

I am not sure if this is because I have my eyes set on one goal right now and cannot look past it or I am just in the “depths” of life and not thinking enough about it. So this post might be way more random than usual but here it is.

In 2018 I want to:

  • Run my second marathon
  • PR at my second marathon
  • Plan less – I shudder at just typing this!
  • Race lots, family races, fun runs, obstacle races, a half marathon…
  • Go on a family overnight camping trip
  • Explore more as a family
  • Be less rushed
  • Have more dates with Chad
  • Go on a girls trip
  • Have more one on one time with the girls seperately
  • Limit social media time
  • Plan a trip (or go?!) to Disneyland

I guess at the end of the day I actually just want to spend 2018 with family & friends and truly enjoying that time. I have slowly started to embrace quiet days/hours (and hectic ones) which can be a struggle for me (hello type A!) so I want to continue on that path throughout the year ๐Ÿ™‚


Weekend Recap

Weekends fly by but I rarely can remember what we did Friday night – how does that work? “I think” after my run Chad and I caught up on some TV – but in reality I probably fell asleep by 9pm ๐Ÿ˜‰


Avery and I picked up groceries, went to Starbucks and got her hair cut that morning. She was in need of a good trim!

Now to get Chloe into a hairdresser!

Avery’s haircut & curled!

And our Chloe ๐Ÿ™‚

After an early lunch we went to the local arena opening that was just re-done. It was pretty busy but good to go and see it and lots of people we knew. They have awesome murals on the wall but with all the people I could not get a great photo. Chloe – HA.

Both girls passed out on the (short) drive home which meant they were not tired for naps at home. Instead we walked to the rink and park for a bit.

We had another family movie night and watched Paddington Bear – Avery got scared at parts but we made her watch it all so she saw the happy ending!


I woke up at 6 and saw Chloe sitting in her crib waiting so decided to get up. We watched some TV until Chad and Avery got up. Our morning was spent making muffins and playing with sensory bins before Chloe went for an early nap (who knows what time she was up at!) and I started my long run on the treadmill (24km).

My view for over 2 hours – I watched one of my favourite movies, Pitch Perfect! I am at a point now where anything around 25km feels pretty good, over that is when I can struggle at times.

It was noon when I finished so we went and grabbed lunch out since neither of us wanted to make anything!

We spent the afternoon at home, cleaning, playing with Play-doh, practicing Avery’s writing and Chloe boycotted her nap by sitting in her crib for over an hour.

I started my book club book – finally (oops!) since I have book club this week.

We had my Mom for supper to end the weekend!


Foodie Friday

Another photo-less week! Our evenings are spent making & eating supper, playing and then the whole bath and bed routine so it is rare the camera comes out.

It was back to freezing temps this week too ๐Ÿ™ Arizona can’t come soon enough for us! This weekend looks better so my plan is to get outside while we can ๐Ÿ™‚

Moving right into meal planning. We have become semi obsessed with bowl type of meals. They are also great for the girls since while they might not eat it all together like us they eat the ingredients of the bowl separate.

Saturday – Thai Chicken Buddha Bowls – Damn Delicious

Sunday – Slow Cooker Coconut Quinoa Curry Bowls – Simply Quinoa

Monday – Gourmet (meaning we add veggies) mac & cheese

Side note – for Chloe we buy the Daiya brand and she loves it!

Tuesday – Greekย Turkey Tacos – Whitney Bond

Wednesday – Homemade pizzas & kale Caesar salad

Thursday – Teriyaki Chicken Casserole – Life in the Lofthouse

Friday – Spicy Tuna Guacamole Bowls – Budget Bytes

Weekend plans include a haircut for Avery, an arena grand opening, skating…and that is about it so far.