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. ..


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


kicking off #AugustPinterestChallenge with a good one!!

helper. . .


Afternoon play time with the garden hose. . .


9 mile long run on Saturday evening. . .


The best thing ever after a long run. . .


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


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!



Aunt Laura came to visit!!


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. ..


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


And then we came home and got going on dinner.

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


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



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


Filed under Abby, baby, Laura, Lunch, Recap, Running, weekend update

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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