5th wheel

By | October 16, 2018

Hi friends! Happy Monday to ya. How was the weekend? Hope it was fun and relaxing. Ours was a solid mix of family activities, time with friends, relaxation (kind of?) and fun shows. I’d love to hear what you were up to.

Friday morning, we woke up and it was POURING. It ended up raining all day and my original plans to take the nuggets to the zoo were squashed. Liv suggested the planetarium – her favorite spot since she wants to be an astronaut – and we all agreed that it was a great idea.


We spent a couple of hours checking out the exhibits and then grabbed some lunch here at home. We headed to MyGym for the afternoon, and then later that evening, I enjoyed a special treat: a super sweaty yoga class.


I haven’t been able to make a lot of time for yoga lately since the studio I love is kind of far and they don’t offer childcare. Our babysitter was coming over for a couple of hours and since I was caught up on work stuff, I decided to catch a class. It was insanely sweaty, the flow was unique (we used our blocks for the vinyasas which was a fun change-up) and man. My muscles are SO tight. I notice a huge difference when I’m not doing yoga consistently (with my body and my brain), and it’s always the reminder I need to bring it back. Even if I can just take one class a month, I think it will help me to feel more centered, and for my hamstrings to stop saying wtf with every forward fold. 

And since yoga is conveniently located next to a legit napoli pizza restaurant, this had to happen.



I also grabbed ice cream from cashew cow and took some to Meg and Everly on the way home.

I haven’t mentioned this on the blog yet because I wanted to wait until the news was officially out, but Kyle and Meg are having another baby! The new addition will be here in the spring and I CAN’T WAIT. The next generation of cousins is officially here and it’s the best ever.

Saturday morning, we woke up to more rain (!) and enjoyed a cozy breakfast at home before getting ready for Disney On Ice! We picked up my nana on the way and headed down down to the TCC. 

Disney on ice

(Can we talk about the girls’ mermaid outfits?! I originally bought them for our last Disney trip but all of the tanks didn’t make it on time. I had a feeling they’d have another opportunity or two to wear them. The leggings are from Etsy and the tanks are from Amazon.

The girls loved the show (of course) and I loved watching the looks on their faces. When the intro started and they encouraged an audience dance party, the girls were dancing their little hearts out in their seats. All of the acts were amazing, but we especially loved the Tangled portion – they did some insane silks work – and Moana, of course.

Disney on ice2

We ended up spending the day with nana and enjoyed lunch here at home, visited Coco the dog at my Uncle Eric’s house, and had black bean burgers for dinner.

Sunday morning was crepes. We haven’t had them for a few weeks and it definitely time to bring them back into our lives.


The cutest lil crepe dates.

Lil nuggets

Madre watched the girls for a couple of hours while Kyle, Meg, Alexus and I went to the red and blue basketball game. 

Wildcats game

(I was totally the 5th wheel but nbd)

Basketball season is HERE and I’m so.ready for it. Our season is rebuilding after losing a bunch of seniors plus our one-and-done from last year, so it will be interesting to see how the Wildcats fare. Even so, I’m ready for slam dunks that have McKale screaming on their feet, watching Sean Miller’s face turn red like a tomato as he yells (he’s the best ever), and U of A chants with a box of peanut m&ms in hand. The most wonderful time of the year.

For dinner, I made Skinny Taste’s pumpkin chili, which is one of my favorite quick and easy Instant Pot recipes for fall. 

Hope you had a great weekend, too! 

I’ll see ya in the morning with a brand-new workout video. It’s a leg crusher, for sure.

Happy Monday, friends.



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