Weekend Update: 8/4/13

Happy Sunday! Did you know that today is National Sister’s Day?  I didn’t know that until this morning, but thankfully, my little sister was already on her way to Mankato to visit for the day. . Next year, we will have to get all 3 of us together to celebrate!

But let me back up first.. . Luke and I went on a hot 5 mile run after work to kick off the weekend. ..

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Caribou coffee is necessary when you have to work on Saturday morning!

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kicking off #AugustPinterestChallenge with a good one!!

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helper. . .

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Afternoon play time with the garden hose. . .

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9 mile long run on Saturday evening. . .

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The best thing ever after a long run. . .

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Luke and I went on a nice 3.6 mile run on Sunday morning.. . followed by bodypump in the basement.

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Then, the best lunch ever. Grilled cheese made with double cheese and fresh bread bought at the Farmer’s Market yesterday. Paired with Amy’s tomato soup. And you have to dunk!

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Aunt Laura came to visit!!

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And she brought the cutest camelbak ever – perfect for Luke with big trucks on it. And it is almost impossible to get a 15 month old to hold still for a picture while holding his new favorite thing. ..

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And we went to the park to play. Luke went down the big boy slide all by himself.

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And then we came home and got going on dinner.

We decided to have a Pinterest challenge dinner for #AugustPinterestChallenge.

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We made Easy Summer Quinoa, Potato Chip Chicken Fingers with honey mustard dipping sauce and roasted potato coins. <—super good dinner all around.

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You can find all the recipe links on my Pinterest recipe page.

So glad that I started this challenge to find some new favorite recipes. Smile And it was super nice to have Laura visiting and helping with dinner. And Scott was a very good dinner helper too. Really, it was a team effort. And thanks to Laura for saving this blog post by taking pictures during dinner prep. Winking smile

Such a nice weekend. Thanks for coming down to visit Laura!!

Super bummed that tomorrow is Monday, but looking forward to teaching bodypump tomorrow night. And I have some good posts (Spoiler alert – grocery challenge recap and special K bars) coming up on Running4Cupcakes this week!!  Smile

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8 Responses to Weekend Update: 8/4/13

  1. Yum, that dinner looks great! I am joining in on the #augustpinterestchallenge for sure!
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  2. I had no idea that Mike’s makes frozen drinks! Thanks for the heads up! 😉
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  3. What a nice and relaxing weekend (besides the whole working part…)! I’m still so impressed that you managed to push a stroller for a 9-mile run – super mom! Oh and now I’m craving grilled cheese and tomato soup, is it fall yet?
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  4. Oh my gosh that grilled cheese and tomato soup looks awesome, classic comfort food!
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  5. I love dunking my grilled cheese into tomato soup. It’s like the perfect combination!
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  6. I am a grilled cheese fanatic!!!!! I love love love grilled cheese. Nothing makes a grilled cheese amazing like fresh bread and tomato soup.

    Looks like you had a fun filled weekend.
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  7. Aww what a nice weekend, especially when family is involved! I think you guys should go on a sisters trip next year 😉 and my favorite way to refuel after a long run definitely involves a marg…knowing that i get one with dinner definitely keeps me going when things get rough in the middle 🙂
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