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Weekending. . . Easter

I don’t even know what happened to Monday. The day just flew by! 

But I think I’m also still on a sugar high from the weekend. . . 

started with a fro yo date with the husband on Friday night. . . Luke was hanging with Grandma Mary (my Mom) and I had to work late so an after work date night with fro yo + Sam’s Club + the grocery store. #adulting

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On Saturday, quick treadmill run and then we were on the road to the cities. 

First stop – Mall of America to have lunch with Scott’s family. 

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And then to my Mom’s house for Easter dinner and hanging out. The highlight is always the pistachio dessert. . . which Luke decided he needed 2 pieces. Yup – he definitely is my kid! 

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And then we got Luke’s Easter basket ready – new Paw Patrol shoes + socks + gardening tools + new shark bath towel + a new book 

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Picked a good hiding place.

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The next morning. .. looking for his Easter basket (with help and adult supervision. Winking smile

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Success!

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Abby was tired from all the celebrating and eating her new bone. 

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Afternoon play d’oh date.

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Practicing BP 97 for the launch this weekend. Whoa – holy bottom 8’s!

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Easter dinner. Tablescape by Luke. 

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Pineapple soufflé

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Cheesy broccoli orzo

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And my first ever baked chicken

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Dinner success. 

Un-pictured –> eating my bodyweight in Cadbury eggs. #yolo Winking smile 

And Easter success. Smile 

Hope you had a great one! Highlights??

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Weekend Update: Easter

Hey! How are you? Did you have a good weekend? A good Easter? I hope so! My weekend was pretty good. . . here’s a quick recap.

Hit the road with my fav travel buddy after work on Friday. . .

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Dinner, brushing teeth, reading books, and a little TV time was my Friday night.

And putting the finishing touches on Luke’s Easter basket. I got this adorable dinosaur basket from Shari’s Berries.

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It came with some candy in it and I added a pair of Minion PJs and a few new trucks for Luke.

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He loved it.

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Then, after I taught Saturday morning BODYPUMP to a huge crowd at the YMCA, we headed out to an Easter egg hunt.

Luke got the hang of it pretty quick, especially when he realized there was candy in the eggs!

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And he “won” second place in his age group and got his picture taken for the local newspaper.

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Saturday afternoon activity was super simple and a total hit. Kitchen utensils + 2 bowls + some water. Kept Luke entertained for about 30 minutes while I meal prepped lunches for next week.

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Sunday morning we were up bright and early to drive to the cities to meet Scott’s family at church.

After church, we headed back to his parent’s house for some family time and lunch.

How adorable are these crescent roll bunnies she made?

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Nothing says Easter like double fisting apple juice. . ..

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Another Easter egg hunt in the basement of Grandma and Grandpa’s house.

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Then, off to feed the ducks. . .

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Then, a quick cat nap in the car for Luke on the way to my parent’s house.

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Easter basket success.

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And the highlight of Easter dinner = dessert.

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How was your weekend?? What was the best part?

And because it was pretty marvelous, I am linking up with Katie (and Erin) for Marvelous in my Monday!

*I was sent Luke’s dinosaur basket from Shari’s Berries in exchange for taking and sharing pictures. But per usual, all opinions and thoughts shared are 100% my own.

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Weekend Update: 4/20/14 {Easter}

Happy Monday! Hope you had a great weekend and a great Easter.

Here is some of what we were up to this weekend. . .

trip to the St. Peter Co-op. He loved his little cart!

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bunny-approved

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abby is getting used to the new house.

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finally!

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new haircut. 7 inches gone!

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holding hands is my favorite.

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dying Easter eggs.

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dinner at my parent’s house. how cute are the little tea cups my Mom used for salad ingredients?!

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Easter basket #1.

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breakfast with Scott’s family. and Easter basket #2.

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back at home. Easter basket #3.

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The Easter bunny didn’t forget about Abby.

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5 mile family run!

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Hope yours was great too. What were you up to??

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Easter Favs

Can you guys believe that Easter is just around the corner?

It is also that time of year for my favorite all-time candy.

Seriously, it is so good that they don’t have this stuff year round. no self control at all around them! Totally had some before my 24DC started. Winking smile 

And have you seen the super cute Jamberry Easter designs?

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My sister and I got the peeking bunny ones to share!

And remember this cute craft Laura and I did with Luke last year?

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I pulled it out to hang up – I have one at the house and one at work. Love them!!

What’s your favorite thing about Easter?

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Easter–2013

Our Easter celebrations started on Friday night with the Thompson family at Pizza Ranch.

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I mustache you a question.  .. Smile 

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Easter present from Grandma Thompson – this cute bunny! It says “Somebunny loves Luke.” Adorable. Easter_2013 021

Then, the Easter bunny came to our house for Luke’s 1st Easter. . . Easter_2013 001

And of course for Abby too.

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I cannot believe what a difference a year makes. . .  last year I was 9 months pregnant and anxiously awaiting this little boy’s arrival!

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In Luke’s Easter basket was a Tigger toothbrush, stacking cups, a puzzle, animal crackers and cheese crackers.

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After Easter basket fun, we headed to Waseca to our friend’s house (Sarah and Matt and Brynn) for a church service at their church followed by lunch and hanging out for the afternoon.

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We got to watch Brynn open her Easter basket. She was so adorable the way she would say “Wow” and “Whoa” while going thru all the things!

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Their family had never had quinoa before, so I made a fruit quinoa salad to share. The recipe will be shared soon! It got an “that was awesome, hon” from the husband! Winking smile 

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After lunch, more play time.  ..

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Luke had so much fun that he lost his pants. . . well really, lunch was just messy with all that fruit. . .

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And Abby didn’t waste any time making herself at home.

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And even though it was cold and windy out today (34 degrees), the sun still made it a beautiful day!

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We still have one more Easter celebration with my side of the family next weekend. . . but I would have to say that Luke’s 1st Easter was a success. Smile Hope you had a great Easter and were able to celebrate with family and friends.

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Easter footprint craft

The inspiration:

 

The project:
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The finished product:

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OCB and Easter Eggs

Scott and I met up downstairs for a quick spin on the bike before lunch today. I rode for an hour, and worked up quite the sweat! I finished my workout with a couple sets of pushups and planks.

Lunch was something to cool us down. . . smoothies!

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Mine was 2% plain chobani yogurt with frozen mixed berries, splash of milk and drizzle of honey.

I topped it with granola, banana chips and chia seeds.

It wasn’t as good as yesterday. I think the 2% pineapple chobani (that I used yesterday) has just a little more sweetness and creaminess in it to make it more smooth and creamy.

Abby enjoyed the yogurt too!

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We were still hungry after our smoothies, so I popped up Kettle corn – smart pop popcorn.

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After lunch, we packed our bags for our overnight trip to the cities. And headed out. . .

On the way to the cities, we stopped in Le Sueur (where I will be working come September) to check out the town.

We stopped by the Mayo house, home of the Mayo brothers who founded the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

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Abby didn’t think it was very impressive.  ..  (hint: it involves #2).

We also went and checked out the progress on the new clinic building that I will be working in.

Scott liked explaining some of the elements to me!

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Then, we got to my parent’s house and Laura and I went out for date night!

Scott was having dinner with all of his guy friends, so I invited Laura out!

And we went to Old Country Buffet (OCB!). . . Scott doesn’t like OCB at all, so whenever I get to go to dinner with Laura, one of the places I always offer as an option is OCB – because she loves their mac and cheese! When we went there as kids, that is seriously all she ate! Smile 

I like going with Laura because she doesn’t mess around. See, she got a corn dog with her salad plate!

I started with some salad and a dinner roll.

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And they have ICEE’s!

My second plate: I checked out the corn dog that Laura raved about – totally the best part of dinner! Some orange chicken, fried chicken and another awesome dinner roll.

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My final plate: dessert

The best part: the chocolate cream pie and the piece of cookie pie that is hiding. . . pretty much the only two things that got eaten on this plate!

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After we were both full. . . I convinced her to take me to Super Target so I could get more. . .

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I seriously have a problem. . .  Winking smile

Then, we headed back to my parent’s house for coloring Easter eggs with Dad. Mom just left today for an all girls trip to St. Martin! So, we are putting off our ‘official’ Easter celebration until she comes back. . . but still decided we should color eggs!

The set up. . .

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Coloring in progress. . .

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My egg for Scott: “District #7 Traffic Engineer”

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One of my favorites. . .

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Abby cleaning out a leftover container from my sister making a dip to take to a work potluck tonight. . .

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Laura with her RN egg – she just passed her nursing exam!!!!

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Me with one of my eggs and a goofy look. . .

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The egg my Dad made for Scott: “Merge”

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The finished product!

 

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Now, the best part is making egg salad or eating them and seeing all the colors on the whites!

Better get to bed, church is going to come early tomorrow! Hope you had a great Saturday. . . ‘night.

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