Weekend Update: 11/17/13

Happy Monday! Hope you had a great weekend! We were busy around here. . .

Luke and I enjoyed the 52! and sunny weather – and went out for a run together.


Sarah and Brynn came to Mankato to check out the Christmas event at the Verizon Center.


Matt and Scott joined us and we all headed back to our house for Chipotle and good conversation. It was so nice to see the kids playing together, while we were able to enjoy some good conversation.

And the evening ended with some of this. . .


Checking out the new house. . . progress is so exciting!


A nice 8 mile run on Saturday morning. . .


Followed by Laura – my little sister – getting into town for the weekend! Lunch at Wendy’s –> awesome!


We were busy running errands on Saturday afternoon – man, the mall and Target were INSANE!! 

We had a great time chatting and catching up while making a double batch of carmelitas –> so so so good!!

And homemade nachos for dinner.. .  served on the cookie sheet. Winking smile 


We finished off the night with The Hunger Games and Laura checking out Jamberry nails!!


And she brought chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter ganache filling and chocolate frosting – holy yum!


She loved them!!


Sunday morning coffee time and more chatting. . . And Aunt Laura was ah-mazing and got up with Luke at 6:30am…


– and then when he went down for his nap – she got started on the cookies.  ..


Seriously, you can come back anytime. Winking smile 


And then, we can’t get together without doing crafts. So, an idea and a quick trip to JoAnn’s.  . .. details and final product coming up in a post!!


And then an awesome recipe for lunch. . . recipe inspiration from here. I topped mine with apricot preserves and pepper jelly. YUM! These would be the perfect Holiday appetizer.


The rest of the day was spent finishing the Hunger Games (yes, we couldn’t stay up late enough on Saturday night to finish it – we are officially old!), hanging out, and catching up on stuff around the house. I fit in a quick 3 mile treadmill run while Luke took a short afternoon nap.

Leftovers, TV, and cookies finished out our Sunday night. . . which is ok by me! 😉

Hope you had a great weekend too!! Up to anything exciting?


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24 Responses to Weekend Update: 11/17/13

  1. Those nachos….I die. Ps I want those cookies ASAP!
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  2. That sounds like an awesome weekend and for some unknown reason, I’m now starving. Gee, I wonder why?! I did a crazy amount of stuff all in one day on Saturday and just chilled on Saturday. Too much to even talk about so I did my last post in mostly pictures! AHAHA – the lazy (wo)man’s approach to blogging!
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  3. You had me at baked brie bites. I love anything with brie and jelly. love the idea of using brie and pumpkin too!

    And Luke’s hair looks like it is getting blonder! I know I don’t ‘know’ him, but watching him grow up on your blog sort of makes me feel like I do. Like, sometimes I look at his photos and I think “He’s not a baby anymore. He looks like a little boy.”

    Love his face with that cookie!
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  4. Those cookies look awesome! Sounds like a great weekend and that must be so exciting to watch the progress on your house!
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  5. Looks like a great weekend with even better food! I’m excited for your house progress!!!
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  6. Nachos for dinner sound amazing! I am totally on board with that. That will be happening soon for me :).
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  7. Lots of running this weekend! Good for you! And cookies + nachos + Hunger Games – sounds like the perfect weekend 🙂
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  8. I watched the hunger games this weekend for the first time too, it was a great movie!!! I really wish I had those nachos though, they look delicious.
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  9. Luke looks so big!! Yay, isn’t it exciting to see your house making progress?! I bet you can’t wait to move in! Oh, and brilliant idea serving nachos in a tray, I never have any plates big enough.
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  10. Luke is so stinking cute!
    And I’m excited to see what craft you’re making – I’m getting SO excited for Christmas!
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  11. Sounds like an awesome weekend! And PS I am jealous of your weather. And your 8 miles – wish I could do that!
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  12. Wow what an awesome weekend!!! So many yummy treats!!! Love love love the carmelitas!!!!! SO AMAZING!!!
    And I agree this weekend was everyone go shopping weekend…. INSANE target!
    I can’t wait to see what holiday craft you did! Love Christmas crafts.
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