Author Archives: Lindsey Knudson

Weekend Snapshots

We are heading into the first week of summer – already! Our weekend snapshots:

Friday morning shenanigans:

We ran a 10km race Sat- akaurday morning. My co-workers all ran it too, which made is extra fun! Chad and I came in about 10 seconds apart – bigger beat me! – at just under and just over 48 minutes – which was my goal time 🙂 I placed first in my category and second female 🙂

Package pick up/beer and pop time:

Heading to the race, my Mom watched the girls while we ran – someone was less than cooperative though…

I forgot a photo of Chad and I but I will share our work team:

Later that day we had my brother and his fiancee for supper then went to a football game:

Sunday morning I did a solo 14km. I had planned to do 19km but my legs were tired so 14km felt good 😉

We had a low-key Father’s Day, a walk and park trip, backyard time with the sprinkler and a post supper ice cream date – aka bribery to eat salmon at supper 😉

First attempt at our Father’s Day photo:

The after the park – much better!

We moved the sprinkler and the girls were waiting for it to turn on…

And then…

This week I am taking a day off to have a day with the girls, and have a 5km solstice run.

Lindsey

Foodie Friday

I have no idea where the weeks go, every week I plan to get out for more bike rides and park trips and then it is Thursday night! This week was filled with meetings, Chloe had dance and some catch up on our zzz’s.

Chloe (and Avery) before dance:

The reason I need more sleep:

This will be our third week of our meal plans through Calluna Nutrition and I have to admit I will be lost without them in July! It has been so nice not think of these things and have all my meals and snacks planned out every single day. My goal has been sticking to the plan during the week and on weekends I am more flexible. So far I have seen great results – and actually lost weight – even though this was not the intention. I find I am way less hungry now too!

All recipes are through Calluna Nutrition’s meal plan service:

Saturday – Spiced Salmon Kabobs & qunioa

Sunday – Chili Lime Drumsticks with zucchini and mixed greens

Monday – Warm Spinach Pesto & Chickpea Salad (might add chicken smokies for the girls and Chad)

Tuesday – Penne with Busted Cherry Tomato Sauce

Wednesday – One Pan Sole & Asparagus with rice

Thursday – Ginger Tofu Stir Fry

Friday – Chicken fingers & fries

This weekend we have a 10km race, then some yard work if the weather cooperates – not sure what we will do Sunday yet as I am leaving thaup to Chad 🙂

Lindsey

Hello Summer List

With summer officially arriving next week I put together a fun list of things for us to so this summer. This list is different from past years since it is not a “bucket” list of things we have to do but rather a list of ideas for us to keep on the fridge this summer. I promised myself that this summer we will have more slow days to just enjoy the sun and have fun 🙂

Lindsey

What is one thing you hope to do this summer?

Weekend Snapshots

This weekend was full of highs and lows – Miss. Chloe had very short naps (unlike her) both days which meant crazy Chloe all afternoon both days and with rain all day yesterday it made for a long day!

Our snapshots:

A zoo trip Saturday! There were two new exhibits we had not seen, the pandas and lemurs AND it was the best zoo trip we have had in years. Great weather (not too hot) and no crowds! I did not bring my camera and have regrets now so cell phone photos it was! Most photos were the back of heads since neither girl was in a “photo mood”.

That night Avery and I snuck out for a DQ date – typically we save our yearly Blizzards for Miracle Treat Day but she had been asking for one (thanks commercials!) so we did just that after Chloe was in bed:

Sunday morning I did a solo 10km run at race pace (in the pouring rain) then Chad and the girls joined for another 10km. Thankfully the rain slowed down the second half of the run! No photo but here is my much sunnier Friday night run:

With a non-napping Chloe we spent our afternoon out, at the library, pet store, cat cafe and shoe shopping for Chad.

Now I am ready to sit down after a busy day out!

Lindsey

Foodie Friday

Okay can time slow down?! Another Friday! I am not sure I can even recall our week – total mom brain this week!

We had dance class, spent evenings in the backyard, played Go Fish (A’s favourite game these days), and bought some summer essentials – new goggles and beach towels!

Monday mornings are tough these days:

Playing in the yard after dance class:

And with A’s goggles on:

I picked up a Go Fish game for $1 last weekend at a charity garage sale and Avery loves it!

And I cannot forget my photo with the infamous Waskasoo – finally! The girls love this little guy!

Last week’s meal plan form Calluna Nutrition was almost too good to be true – easy, delicious and healthy recipes AND if I am being honest I kinda like being told what to eat all day – HA. Like I said anything to help my mom brain these days! So here goes week two – like last week all recipes are from my friend Heather at Calluna Nutrition.

Saturday – OUT

Sunday – Chicken, Broccoli, Cashew Stir- Fry

Monday – Cauliflower, Kale, Sausage Bowl

Tuesday – Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup & toasted veggie sandwich

Wednesday – Fish Tacos with pineapple salsa

Thursday – Grilled Chicken with Spinach & Mushroom Pasta

Friday – Thai Turkey Burgers with Almond Carrot Slaw and sweet potato fries

Our weekend plans are a little up in the air, we might go to the zoo if the weather looks okay tomorrow, then Sunday looks like rain so Avey requested a library and SPCA visit that day!

Lindsey