Monthly Archives: September 2018

Foodie Friday

Since it is my busy time of the year at work not much happens during our weeks now! I will share this drawing Avery made at dayhome today – she is getting so good at drawing!

But since we had an uneventful week it is right into meal planning now.

Saturday – OUT

Sunday – Tuna Casserole – Skinnytaste

Monday – Balsamic Roasted Potatoes with Asparagus and Salmon

Tuesday – Greek Chicken Wraps & mixed greens – Budget Bytes

Wednesday – Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup – Damn Delicious 

Thursday – Honey Garlic Shrimp Stir-Fry – Dinner at the Zoo

Friday –  Grilled Chicken Burrito Bowls – Dinner at the Zoo

Weekend plans include fall yard work if the weather cooperates finally and a visit with my brother & his girlfriend 🙂


Race Weekend Snapshots

Our fall mountain and race weekend getaway did not go as planned thanks to Mother Nature but we made the best of it – but I am ready for some warm fall sun now!

Friday we headed to the mountains for the weekend, despite a bad forecast I hoped for the best! Our trip there was rocky – Chloe is a less than stellar road trip companion 😉

I took no photos that day – it was gloomy, we picked up our race package and had supper with our friends before calling it a night.

Saturday was race day! I ran Melissa’s Road Race years ago and it was 28 degrees – this year snow and 0! I layered up and was confident it would stay dry for the run – HA.

Before the run- so much snow!

Of course it started to snow – and by snow I mean ice pellet right before the race. Despite this the first 8km ro so was not bad, My pace was good, the snow stopped and I was warm. I jinxed it saying this as well. Around that time the ice started again and got harder and harder for the rest of the race. This also made the roads slushy and slippery!

I think  for the first time ever I was not a happy camper in a race- even at the finish line! Even the post race photo was rough – our faces were too frozen!

Despite all this I ran a 1:47 race! How? I have no idea! I walked a few times, the slush, mud and more… Smiling after I un-thawed slightly:

After the race we headed to our friend’s house for pizza and a hot tub!

Our last stop before heading home was the candy store!

I wish I had taken more photos of the weekend or the scenery but it was so gloomy none of us felt up for it!

Sunday was spent at home, playing in the snow! The upside of snow in September? It is warm out still and perfect snowman making snow!

And visits with my Grandma::

And now I am ready for bed! The race kicked my butt – but at the same time made me feel mentally strong so now I want to sign up for another full! Ahhh!


Foodie Friday

September is flying by! Ahh! So the highlight this week was definitely our 8 year anniversary and 16 years of being together – so crazy. Since weekends are so busy we took off Tuesday afternoon to go golding then had supper. I had not golfed since before Avery but luckily still had a great game.

Despite is being a tad cold out we saw some blue skies and never got rained on so it was great 🙂

Moving into meal planning!

Saturday – OUT

Sunday – Sheet Pan Pesto Chicken Dinner – Budget Bytes

Monday – Spinach and Feta Turkey Meatballs & pasta – Budget Bytes

Tuesday – Work functions (tis’ the season for evening work functions!)

Wednesday – Chad’s Work BBQ

Thursday – Fish Taco Rice Bowls – Joyful Healthy Eats

Friday – Greek Turkey Tacos – Whitney Bond

And with that I am off to a race in the mountains this weekend – hopefully without any rain or snow!


Weekend Snapshots

It felt like a winter weekend over here! And to be honest we all have cabin fever despite getting out – we miss summer!

Saturday we took the girls to Wingfest then afterwards my Mom, Avery and I went to our favourite market – All Things Pretty market.

Our afternoon at home we baked and coloured:

Chloe is oddly obsessed with playing in the bathtub these days:

Wingfest – desptire being cold we enjoyed the event!

I forgot to take photos of what we got but the girls got outfits from Mini Street, some bath bombs, hair clips, hooded towels (Christmas gift for them) – I am realizing they got all the good stuff!!! haha

Sunday we woke up to more snow, I had my last long run to do and after 10km called ti quits as it was getting slushy and slippery in areas.

Chloe in her Mini Street outfit – yes, those are pleather pants.

Afternoon of my crafting and PlayDoh:

I am realizing we have to keep these girls a lot busier come these colder months so need to brainstorm some ideas!


Foodie Friday

Hello Friday! Guess what we welcomed this week?? SNOW! Ahh! I only remember one other birthday where I had snow and of course it was the year my parents rented and craned in a hot tub for my birthday party – HA. But I am confident this snow will be gone in no time 😉

This week I celebrated turning 34 – which was a low-key day and just what I wanted. Lunch with friends, family supper and cake then a massage Chad booked for me 🙂

It is my work busy season so 4:30pm comes in a blink these days and weeks fly by so my weeks are pretty uneventful in the evenings!

Moving right into meal planning – which by the way I do plan to share on IG stores soon!

Saturday – “Wing Fest” Event – if we can find a sitter!

Sunday – Tuna wraps & sweet potato fries

Monday – Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken with roasted broccoli – Well Plated by Erin

Tuesday – Anniversary Supper Out

Wednesday – Thai Peanut Tofu Buddha Bowl – My Fresh Perspective 

Thursday – Pancakes for supper – Avery’s request

Friday – OUT

Weekend plans include a market date with my Mom and Avery, maybe yard work if the weather improves and baking – chilly days must do!