Sunday, February 17, 2013

Play, Love, Eat....Weekend Recap

Happy Monday everyone!
Let's go into this day with our fake, happy smiles!
Kidding. Well kind of kidding. I love a fresh start to the week and we can all thank Monday for that buttttttt when it comes to work, I'm only half-way there...kinda like Fridays. It seems as soon as I clock in...I'm ready to clock out! I try to always hit the gym on Mondays. Oddly, the gym is most packed on Monday nights. That's a pain but it's worth it. It's my favorite way to start the week.

Our weekend started with Happy Hour at the mall. yea, not at all what you're thinking. This HH is more of the "choo-choo" train kind, casting pennies and wishes into the fountain, and gulping Starbucks.
We enjoyed every minute of it and every minute of the mid 60 temps.

The next night (30 degree temps) we sipped on real adult beverages and stuffed our faces with the most delish sushi, salad, and grill menu. Hubs and I ka-noodled the night away at this restaurant then rocked downtown with live music and drinks. There, I got my way with a nacho plate. bad, very bad, I know!
but, at least, dinner was a healthy filling of fish and greens!

When we weren't out - we were in the kitchen. It was incredibly cold this weekend and we seemed to seek out food. Some healthy, some not. My pitfall was anything Asian and everything salty. I am probably retaining 5+ pounds of water at this point, opps! I did spend some time Sunday night prepping salads for the week. I'll add "lastnights leftovers" to the salads as the work week goes on.

Speaking of work...still working more hours than the norm, still stressing it a bit, still missing the daylight hours with my boys and it's still putting a serious cramp on my gym schedule (how do you full time working mommies do it all?!!). I'm making the best of it and banking the extra cash.

This weekend, Lucas and I finally decided on a day for the movers to come. I can't even explain the rush of emotions when faced with this decision but as our number drops down on the housing wait list, we had to make the decision. So done deal, we settled on Lance's last day of 6th grade...mid June.

And now, Landon's latest fave...dump toys and play hide & seek in the canvas bin.
Kid I will buy you 20 more canvas bins. I had no idea the fun they held. Not to mention, the silence and freedom from endless, obnoxious kid tunes all your other toys play....

Excuse the lack of gym time and you've got yourself a glimpse into our typical weekend. Play, love, Eat.

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Kaitlyn said...

Short Pump mall?? I love it, but only go when it's warm outside! lol Have you eaten at Maggiano's before? It's my favorite and my mom and I always eat there when we go!

Laney said...

HAPPY MANIC BUT MAGICAL MONDAY. (hope i spelled manic right) lol. The mom there looks pretty big. I'm not big on coffee. Never tried starbucks. is it good? do you eat salads all week? if so how do you prep for the week of salad's you'll have. hope you have a great week. good to finally be able to correspond back to you.

Jen said...

All that food looks amazing, yum! :)

Provocative Manners said...

Love the pictures of the food! Now I have cravings for Asian! We are your newest followers from the Monday Mingle Blog Hop! Love your blog.

Laura Darling said...

Yumm nachos sound so good right now! Looks like you had a fantastic weekend! :)

WhatJeanLikes said...

All the food looks so very delicious!! It looks like you guys had a great time. Now I'm craving some nachos!!

Thank you so much for linking up with the Aloha Friday Blog Hop!! I am already following you, of course! Have a lovely week!! :)


Jean {What Jean Likes}

Kimberly said...

Great picture of you and your husband!

Caravan Sonnet said...

Love the picture of you and your hubby ~ SOO cute! (Did y'all eat at Flying Fish? Not trying to be stalkerish at all (hahaha) but the pictures look like Flying Fish where I ate SOOO many times when I lived in DC. SO YUMMY.)

Sarah Grace Chastain said...

what a fun outdoor mall! so pretty!

Jennie said...

Shopping sounds like a great start to the weekend!

Alice, Pretty Confused said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend, all that food talk is making me hungry! Love that last set of photos, so funny xo

Ches said...

Looks like you had a great weekend.....the sushi looks yummy!!!!

Lauren @ The Albrechts Blog said...

Hi Kristine! I found you via the Monday Mingling link up. I read through a bunch of your posts and love your style! I'm also inspired by your devotion to health and fitness... I recently picked up running with a friend and we're LOVING it so far (for the first time in my life!), so I loved reading your blog! Thanks for sharing your life with others!

Nice to meet you! I'm a new follower:)

Katherine - Real Food Runner said...

<3 this post!

Health food giveaway over at my place :)

Sami said...

That outdoor mall looks so pretty! I feel like I should be on a detox today from all of the bad stuff I ate this weekend, it was all yummy though :) Thanks for linking up today, I really appreciate it!

Brittany GraceAnn said...

looks like a fun weekend!!!

ms.composure said...

Looks like a great time!!
LOVING your blog! i would def LOVE for you to guest post on my health and fitness blog sometime if you would like! Please feel free to check it out and shoot me an email!

Stumbled onto your blog via the blog hop!
New follower via email (so i will get a notification when you add a post!)

Kelsey Eaton said...

Stopping by from the MM blog hop! Sounds like you had such a nice weekend, loved all your photos!

My-cliffnotes said...

All the food looks delish. Found your blog through Sami's link up.
Excited to follow along.


Janna Renee said...

We've only done DITTY moves or lived on post so I haven't had to deal with that, but good luck! Sounds like a good weekend ;)

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