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Weekend Recap

Four days just flew by! Mother Nature did not pull through with any nice winter temps so wwent a tad stir crazy.


Mid afternoon the girls asked to go to the park, we bundled up, grabbed the sled an off we went. Pulling them through the snow on the sled was a workout!

We played at the park, Chloe just wanted to swing but Avery spent a good 20 minutes trying to climb a hill:

The wind was pretty cold on the way back, hence this photo:

I ran 12km after supper then we watched Celebrity Big Brother —>not near as good as the regular one!


Highlights of the day – a pedicure for me, then going to my brother’s house, having supper there and watching fireworks – we could see them from inside their house – bonus!

We got home after bedtime, both the girls fell asleep on the drive home πŸ™‚


Our last long run! I am sad we did not run more outside this training round but also knew it would be hard to do so with us both training and longer long runs. 16km flew by and it was a great run for me.

With the race 4 days away I have all kinds of feelings – I am pretty sure getting a PR will be no problem, but my goal time? Eeek. I feel like so much of it comes done to the race day. It could go either way. So I will cross my fingers and toes it is a good race for me (and Chad!). As for my goal time? I have my times I have to hit so by mid race I will know which goal it will be and make the call then.

Moving on from my race thoughts πŸ˜‰ We did some colouring before I ran, Avery has come so far with her printing and colouring!

We did not do much that afternoon, my Grandma visited, we played in the basement – meaning the girls ran around like crazy kids then watched some of Toy Story 3 – which made Chloe cry!

Yes, Avery wore her Supergirl costume all day!

I also started packing my stuff – Avery has had he suitcase packed for two weeks!


Avery had been asking to go to yoga so since we had no plans we took her to yoga in the morning. I have to make it a goal to get her going more again! She loves it so much, and the teacher is amazing!

It was another low key day for us, packing, visiting with family, and playing outside for a bit.

The fam πŸ™‚

I rarely took out my phone camera this weekend & while I felt the need for us to get out and do more it was nice to have a quiet weekend. I find winter weekends to be a lot slower in general and I know before we know it spring and summer will be back so for now I am taking advantage of these quiet times πŸ™‚


Weekend Recap

Another snowy weekend! But I swear we are on the good side of winter now – or am hopeful we are πŸ˜‰


Avery had a Valentine’s Day party in the morning at preschool so I snuck out of work to go. We did crafts, and they had a photo booth to go in with their friends – but Avery only wanted me in the photo with her. Lucky me!

It was a fun time πŸ™‚

My brother’s girlfriend bought us hockey tickets for that night so we had a fun night out! Chloe even got a game puck passed to her from the penalty box – this was after she was making faces at the other team in the box. Oh Chloe.


We had a late start to the day – no complaints, when everyone slept until almost 8am!

We had a quick coffee pit stop before getting groceries:

Both girls wanted to play outside, so out we all went. I built a little hill off our deck for the sled – Avery loved it! Chloe was not impressed with all the snow, it came up to her waist in some areas!

Chloe had a nap while Chad and Avery built a snow fort in the front yard from all the snow that was shoveled off the driveaway.

Later we baked Valentine’s Pop Tarts – so easy and the girls love them!

And then wore off the sugar jumping in Chloe’s crib:

We had friends over that night which was a nice change from our usual Saturday nights of movie watching and falling asleep – HA,


We all got good sleeps – again! I swear my kids sleep better/longer in spring and summer. As soon as winter hit they started waking up early – weird. Chad headed to the gym while the girls and I did some crafting.

We also attempted Valentine’s photos…spoiler alert I did not get one good one. Win some, lose some!

I started my run (20km) once Chad got home. It was nice to “only run 20km” – I am actually pretty done with long runs at this point. It was also nice to only watch one movie for my run πŸ˜‰

I got ready and did a deep clean in our ensuite while Chad and Avery played outside for a couple hours and Chloe napped.

We ran a few errands later then had my Mom for supper, she made me two new signs – she is the BEST!

And like that it is Monday tomorrow!


Foodie Friday

This winter has been a tad much, from some darn cold temps to now what seems to be endless snow I think everyone is more than ready for spring! Or a warm holiday πŸ˜‰

My winter/snow pout:

Besides hibernating every minute we can this week (darn work getting in the way!), we have kept busy with finishing Avery’s Valentine’s – proud Mom moment that she did all 17 by herself! We made slime Monday night, which has kept the girls busy while I make supper – win!

Since we are getting close to holiday countdown I am starting to try and use up all our fridge food now so that we are not wasting a ton. And I found some new to us recipes for this coming week!

Saturday – Pizza Roll Ups & salad – Budget Bytes

Sunday –Β Chicken Pot Pie Soup & cornbread muffins – Gimme Some Oven

Monday – Chicken Kale Caesar Wraps & sweet potato fries- Budget Bytes

Tuesday – One Pot Taco Pasta – Damn DeliciousΒ 

Wednesday – Our tradition is ordering pizza for Valentine’s Day!

Thursday – Bibimbap – Budget Bytes

Friday – Mini Garden Turkey Meatloaves – Budget Bytes

Weekend plans include a hockey game & birthday party!


Weekend Recap

Another cold weekend meant a lot of hibernating! Winter can leave any day now πŸ˜‰


I had the night off running! We watched some TV but called it a night early – I am out by 9pm these days!


Despite the weather we went to to Costco first thing and a few other places so we could stay at home the rest of the day.

After lunch both girls wanted outside, I bundled them up and they played on the deck for 15 minutes or so.

Any fresh air is good!

Our afternoon was spent at home cleaning, working on Avery’s Valentine’s day cards for preschool, and playing:

I honestly cannot wait for nicer weather so we can get out more and do things! I thought we might go out swimming or something but decided I did not want to even be outside at all – HA.


Last 32km run!! It is now taper time and my long runs are 20km then 16km – I am done with training! For now πŸ˜‰ My Grandma came over mid morning to hang with Avery while Chloe napped and I started my run.

I started later so finished after lunch, I did not know how well this would work but I ate two small breakfasts before then had a Larabar on my run and it was perfect.

Later in the afternoon the girls and I went to a friend’s house since Chad was having guys over for the Superbowl we thought we would have our own girls party πŸ˜‰ We ordered pizza and they all played.

In a few short months we will add one more girl to this bunch! NO, not me – my friend πŸ˜‰


Weekend Recap

We had such a busy weekend, which actually meant less photos – also because I have come down with some kind of bug (insert tears).


A typical Friday night for us, a run for me, followed by laundry and some TV shows – gosh we are old!


The girls had a birthday party at McDonalds play place – OY. A few hours there was more than enough for me, but they both had a blast!

Miss. Chloe being her crazy self:

Chad teaching Avery how to use a yo-yo:

I spent my afternoon cleaning after the party. I try to do my cleaning Saturdays now so that after my long run Sunday I can take it easy.

Later my Mom came over to spend the evening with the girls while Chad and I went out for a our friend’s going away party.

I took one photo – of my pizza:

Sadly I was not feeling too great all afternoon and by 9pm I was done so we headed home. I hoped to sleep whatever off but that did not happen!


After a bad sleep I got up, and laid around until Chad went to the gym to run. I had high hopes after breakfast I could do my long run and the first 5km went okay but then it went down hill. I did 10km and realized doing the long run wasn’t beneficial to me at all. So I stopped at 10km which kills me.

I spent a good couple of hours resting until we headed out to our community winter carnival. I said I would help out, being on the Board, as well it was cold out so I wanted there to be some people there!

The girls all bundled up to go:

There were more people than I thought would come! We played some games, had popcorn and hung out by the fire pits we rented. The girls lasted an hour then we went home. I felt a lot better outside for a bit but coming home I did not.

And that is pretty much our weekend, I am hoping to kick whatever bug I have with a good sleep tonight!