Weekend Update: 2/23/14

Whoa. . .  weekend update on a Wednesday? Better late than never, right? Am I the only one that needs a vacation when I get back from vacation? Between catching up on Lukie snuggles, laundry, work and sleep. . . I have had no time this week!

But, I still wanted to share my weekend with you all. ..

AND wish my little sister a very happy golden birthday!!

We made the most of our last day in Maui on Friday checking out the views. . .

on our run:


on the way to lunch:


chilling in the lobby.  ..



Then, we took the worst flight ever – an overnight flight to Phoenix.

A large caramel skim latte was #necessary.


And after 12 hours of traveling.  . . we were finally back home. It was great to get some hugs from this guy and that puppy!


And then we hung out to celebrate Laura’s birthday early.

She made her own cake! With Luke’s help. . .





Unfortunately, Luke isn’t on Hawaii time so he was up bright and early on Sunday morning. So I grabbed my coffee and tried to make the most of it.  . .


Then, back on track with meal planning and the grocery store. . . but I totally had the hardest time coming up with meals for this week .. . Thankfully, I had pinterest for help.


And I LOVE getting the mail when getting back from a trip – so many fun things, including the latest influenster box!!


5 miles on the treadmill during nap time.


And lots of laundry, followed by lots of quality time with Luke.


And finally, the popchips giveaway winner is:

Hannah! Please email me at running4cupcakes@gmail.com and we will get you hooked up!!

And I never heard from my 2nd Cub Foods giveaway winner, so I picked someone new. . . nicole –> please email me too and I will get that giftcard to you ASAP.

Hope you had a great weekend!! And are having a good week too! What have you been up to?


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18 Responses to Weekend Update: 2/23/14

  1. Jackie

    I totally relate its so hard getting back to a routine after vacation!

  2. Holy cow, you just made my day!!! E-mailing you right now! 🙂
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  3. Haha, love the toy in the coffee. Classic. Welcome home!
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  4. I always feel a slump right after a vacation. They’re never long enough!
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  5. Haha the basketball in the coffee!

    I’ve been getting emails from influenster foreeeeever (after haphazardly signing up a long time ago) but have never actually gone as far as to get a box, ha! Do you like/recommend them??
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    • KT

      Yes, I like getting their boxes. You have to jump through a few hoops to get the box and then you have to make sure that you do some social media/blog stuff – so it can be a bit of work. .. but you get to check out some cool products too!

  6. I’ve never heard of influenster! sounds cool!

    And I bet as tired as you were, it was SO nice to see Luke and Abby! But you’re right – I always need a vacation after a vacation. Hopefully this weekend will include some R&R for you guys!
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  7. I feel ya on the lack of post-vacay motivation! I’ve actually had a lot of motivation at work but blogging and cooking and working out… not so much :/ AND someone hasn’t been on gchat so my day is seeming long 😉
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  8. What a fun and not fun weekend 😉 I always feel like I need a vacation from my vacation! Coming home is always bitter sweet. Confession: my suitcase still isn’t fully unpacked from my vacation. Over the weekend I relaxed and it was amazing!! Other then that I’ve been working TONS and trying to clean here and there.
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  9. I know I have said this before, but Luke is so big! Every new picture he looks like he’s grown a foot!
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  10. Yay! SO glad you’re home safe and sound. But coming home to loads of laundry is my least favorite part about coming back… ugh folding!

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