Weekend Update: 8/11/13

Happy Sunday. Hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was super busy and wonderful all at the same time. . .

On Friday, I drove up to the cities to hang out with my #blends, Melanie and Becky. It was bittersweet because this was the last time that we are going to hang out while Becky still lives in Minneapolis. She is moving to Chicago next weekend!!

I finally got to check out the sweet view from her apartment for myself. . .


After hanging out in her apartment for a bit and venting about the horrible traffic I ran into on my way up to the cities. . . seriously over an hour stuck in barely moving traffic with a fussy baby = not fun!

Then, we walked over to Spoon River.


Melanie and I actually got the exact same thing – the vegetarian plate special. It was super delicious. I especially loved the eggplant, which is super funny because I didn’t even know that I liked eggplant!



And then we walked back to Becky’s apartment – which was super fancy – look at these fountains in the lobby!


And we totally had a bar swap – my Special K for Becky’s chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake bars <—I know! She promised to share the recipe this week!


Thanks for another fun night ladies. .. can’t wait for Healthy Living Summit and to come visit Chicago!!


Then, I picked up Scott, the baby and the puppy and we headed out to the Lake for the weekend. Abby got groomed and even got a bow –> so cute!! And I love her paws after getting groomed.


I was super happy with the nice weather on Saturday morning and I got my long run in. . . 7 miles on my own, then Scott and Dad joined me for the last 3 = 10 miles total!!


Then, just hanging out time at the Lake. . .


You don’t chill in the sink with a sippy cup? Who’s the weird one? Winking smile


Grilling burgers and brats for dinner. . . and enjoying a margarita. ..


And sometime Saturday night, I decided that I needed to make and eat cookie dough. . . it was a very good decision. Winking smile


The cookies on the bottom right are my Dad’s, who loves burnt cookies.


And then on Sunday morning, we made breakfast for the family. I tried another Pinterest recipe for my #AugustPinterestChallenge –> Peach Cobbler Scones.


They were a little bit of work. . . but turned out really good. They were thick, fluffy and sweet. I am looking forward to leftover scones this week for breakfast on my way to work.

After we let breakfast digest, and took a boat ride around the lake, Dad, Scott and I headed out for a 3 mile run.

Then, it was time to get packed up and make the trip back home. . . now laundry is in the washing machine, baby is in bed, and we are watching Food Network Star Finale. . . and Abby looks like this –>


Hope you had a great weekend too.

What were you up to?  Did you make any Pinterest recipes??


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23 Responses to Weekend Update: 8/11/13

  1. You packed a lot of fun into the weekend! I love the baby in the sink 🙂
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  2. Wow, sounds like a great w/e! Love the sink pics – that is one happy kid!
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  3. Ah you made the scones! They look really good. I have peaches on my grocery shopping list for today and I’m determined to make them this time around. Sounds like you had a great weekend!
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  4. It was SO good to see you, Katie!! I can’t wait for HLS – it’s going to be so much fun, especially since it’s basically like a 2 day sleepover in lululemon 😉 On another note, I’d love to lounge around in the sink like Luke… He looks so relaxed, haha!
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  5. Peach cobbler scones??? Woah that sounds good! Also baby with a sippy cup in the sink….the best 😉 Life was really the best when we were babies lol
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  6. Love that Luke in the sink picture! Save that for his wedding slideshow someday 😉
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  7. I need to do a bar or cookie swap too!
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  8. Looks like a fun weekend! I’m seriously uncontrollable around raw cookie dough – I consider it pretty miraculous that I haven’t given myself food poisoning yet 😉 And the baby in the sink pictures are just too adorable.
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  9. How nice that even if you burn some cookies, you always have an excuse to why you burnt them! After the week you had, you definitely deserved to enjoy a few bites of cookie dough (the main reason I ever make cookies is to taste the dough).
    I’m so happy I got to spend my Friday evening with you girls. I am so looking forward to HLS and to Chicago visits in the future!
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    • KT

      Dad actually gets mad if we don’t burn at least a few for him. . .during our cookie paloozas that Laura and I have – we always manage to fill up a bag for him of reject cookies. 😉

  10. Ahhh I just pieces together that you and Becky know each other!! And I’m super jealous of each of you for getting to hang out with such awesome people 😉 i’m glad you guys had so much fun together 🙂 and that picture of your little man is absolutely priceless! I cracked up when i saw it 😛
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    • KT

      Yes! We totally became friends just in time for her to move to Chicago. .. total bummer – but at least now I have someone to visit in Chicago. 🙂

  11. What a fabulous weekend! Love Becky! So neat that you guys got to hang out!

    And way to go on the 10 miler! I can’t wait to be back in my running shoes again!
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  12. Happy Sunday! That’s awesome that Spoon River has a vegetarian plate special and I love Japanese eggplants (not too much on the other ones, I don’t know why…) It looks like your friend Becky’s apartment looks super nice! I love your dog, soooo cute, what kind of breed is it? <3

  13. This whole post had me smiling! That vegetarian plate looks AMAZING, and seriously, an adorable baby in a sink? Perfection.

    xx Kait
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