Author Archives: Lindsey Knudson

Foodie Friday

What a crazy week! Going back to Sunday evening, I found out dayhome was closed due to illness which worked out since my brother had the day off so he watched the girls for part of the day then I got off early. AND that morning I got a flat tire…The Tuesday I spent from 2-5am throwing up so stayed home sick until lunch. My Mom had to put down our family dog that day as well 🙁

The girls and I made a spring sensory bin Monday afternoon:

I also went to an awesome spin class that was “best of the 90s hits” – soo fun!

Playing outside, not a lot of this week as it was pretty gloomy this week:

Our latest Bear & Roo goods:

I went on a summer shopping frenzy lately…

Okay onto meal planning:

Saturday – Birthday Supper for my brother – Out

Sunday – Cod & Edamame Quinoa Salad – The Girl Who Ate Everything 

Monday – Asian Chicken Wraps with Peanut Sauce & sweet potato fries

Tuesday – Quinoa Veggie Fried Rice – Damn Delicious 

Wednesday – Salmon burgers & salad

Thursday – Healthy Pasta with Pesto, Tomato and Broccoli – ifoodreal 

Friday – Greek Turkey Tacos- Whitney Bond

We do not have a ton planned this weekend, visits with friends, supper and brunch with family and that is all 🙂

Wishing everyone a great Easter weekend!

Lindsey

Race Day Checklist

Did I ever share about my experience at Phoenix Half in February? Well, if not here it is – on my tenth half marathon I made a rookie mistake and brought NO clothes to wear before the race. After all, it was a race in Phoenix, right?! HA. Well the dessert is cold in the dark (I knew this!) and the race started at 6:30am with the sun coming up about 7am… I am sure everyone knew the Canadian girl in the tank top and shorts freezing her butt off for two hours before the race and for the first bit of the race!

With that I decided to create a race day checklist so this never happens again to me and hopefully all of you!

Lindsey

What have you forgot on a race day?

Weekend Recap

Such a fun weekend! But before I get into it I forgot I took some photos of the girls Tuesday morning (Chloe’s birthday), I actually thought I might get a good one of them together…HA

Back to the weekend.

Friday

After work my Mom came over to watch the girls so we could go to a gala event with my work, it was so much fun (as it always is) and it was alos fun to get all dressed up:

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It was a later night than we are used to but totally worth it 🙂

Saturday

Of course both girls were up at 6am…yawn, so we had a lazy morning until we headed to a birthday party for a couple hours. The girls had a ton of fun and it is always great to get together with friends and their little ones.

During Chloe’s nap we decorated eggs with Avery:

The final product:

Later we walked over to a spin-a-thon for my spin studio, I really should’ve planned it out better to jump on a bike but didn’t – next year!

I lucked out with going out two nights in a row 😉 I met up with friends for supper and drinks, these girls are some of my longest friends (18+ years!):

I got home and Chad left to a friend’s party so Avery and I stayed up reading books and watched some TV before she went to bed. I was pretty tired too but waited up until Chad got home to go to bed.

Sunday

We all slept until 7am – much better! I did a 8km treadmill run, I really need to run outside more but am loving watching This Is Us on my runs 😉 Soon I will find the motivation to get outside and run more than one day a week!

Our day was pretty quiet, we baked, played dress up & house (Avery’s current favourite), I started some Spring cleaning, we hung out on the deck in the sun and then walked over for Avery’s haircut – just a trim.

I just got word dayhome is closed tomorrow due to illness and since Chad and I both cannot get away for the entire day my brother is rescuing us and coming over for a few hours so we can get to our meetings. It really does take a village most days!

Lindsey

Foodie Friday

Happy Friday everyone!

From our week… Avery has taken a huge interest in playing in her play kitchen again, every morning and before bed:

This usually involves us playing house where I am the Grandma – HA.

Tuesday Miss. Chloe turned ONE!! She got a candle in the banana muffin and we gave her her gifts from us:

She had some one-year appointments in the morning so I had the morning off with her while we went to those and stopped for a treat.

It was a beautiful day so after supper we went for a walk:

I went to spin Wednesday night and last night was spent watching Big Brother 🙂 It has become part of our after work routine to stay and play outside until Chad is home:

Onto meal planning…

Saturday – Wraps & soup

Sunday – Honey-Lime Sweet Potato & Black Bean Tacos  – Cooking Classy

Monday – Lime Shrimp Dragon Noodles & roasted cauliflower – Budget Bytes

Tuesday – Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken & salad – Natasha’s Kitchen

Wednesday – Perogies, smokies & salad

Thursday – BBQ Chicken Pizza

Friday – Easy 30 Minute Minestrone & biscuits – Averie Cooks

Tonight Chad and I are off to a gala, it might be my favourite as local “celebrities” pair with dance instructors to do a dance off, so much fun! Our other weekend plans – the girls have a birthday party tomorrow, I have a supper out with friends and Avery is getting a much needed haircut.

Enjoy your weekends!

Lindsey