Friday, January 25, 2019

Fast Friday

Did this week go by fast for any of you?  It felt a little faster than normal for us, but I think that was because the kids had a couple days off school. Here are some of the things we did!

On Saturday morning we ran some errands and then came home to let the kids play.

After a little play time, they must have started getting bored because V found me foam rolling and decided to try to help out.

So we went to the park instead. We all enjoyed the fresh air and movement.

On the way home, we saw these deer in our neighbor's yard.

Sunday we went to church.

And then V had a picnic lunch in the kid's tent.

And I worked on a project that I've been wanting to start for a while.

On Monday we had a birthday party to go to.

And when we got home, I  got in bed early and started this book.

Tuesday the girls didn't have school and I didn't want to stay cooped up in the house all day again, so we bundled up and went sledding at the park near us. The kids had so much fun and we stayed for almost two hours before V took his gloves off and got really mad that picking up snow made his hands cold.

We only have a baby sled that no one fits in anymore and we didn't want to waste sledding time going to the store to get one, so we borrowed one from my mom, and used an old storage tote lid for the other. I will say I was quite surprised how well the lid worked. 

When the girls went back to school, V got to come run more errands with me. We went to Trader Joes for the first time!

We were running low on time before picking M up from school so we didn't take a long time to look around, but I did see a bag of Kale chips for $4.00. That is something I'll never understand. You can't tell me that you want to spend that much on a kale chip (you can buy a whole thing of kale or two for that price and make twice as much) when you can eat a potato chip. But, I did buy this cute little bouquet of flowers for $4.00, much better use of that money, and it's been warming my house up and reminding me of my grandma. 

My workouts this week were way more laid back.

I took Saturday off from running,
I did a full body workout on Tuesday,
and then I ran 2 miles on Thursday.

My knee was flaring up and I didn't want to cause it more problems. But I'll be back to regular running soon!

I hope you all have a great weekend!

What are you looking forward to this weekend?

What was your highlight of the week?

Do you have a favorite thing from Trader Joes that I need to check out?


  1. Love Trader Joes- their flowers and too many foods to mention - esp their prices.

    That book looks really good. I have to check it out.

    I have a 12 mile run to do. Looking forward to getting it done and not falling on the ice..

    1. So far I've really liked this book. Have a great run tomorrow! Don't slip!

  2. I love Trader Joes because of all their food items, especially the seasonal ones. They have the most affordable and pretty flowers too!

    This weekend I'm looking forward to catching up on my reading and running a few errands.

    1. I've only tried one food item from them and it was a seasonal one and it was good! Have a great time this weekend!

  3. wow you all pack a lot into one week! I remember those days when my kids were younger. Busy weekend on tap here just trying to figure out how to get it all in!

    1. The weeks get so busy, but they are also more fun when we have fun things to do! Good luck this weekend, I hope you accomplish a lot.

  4. Isn't Trader Joes the best! So many good food items!

  5. TJs has lots of great things and great prices. I bet those kale chips would be 7.99 at WholeFood$ ;-). Staples I get there include nuts and dried fruit, frozen veggies, frozen fruit, sauces and dressings.

    How fun to go sledding!

    1. I’ll have to check out the nuts and dried fruit for sure! And I’ve heard good things about thier frozen beans.

  6. Looks like a fun filled week!
    I love me some Trader Joe's! I love some of the frozen veggie mixes along with the produce and flowers :)
    They also have a variety of gluten free items at reasonable prices that make me happy!
    I am looking forward to seeing a friend who is moving back to her country soon. Sad she is leaving, but thankful for her friendship.

    1. I hope you have the best time with her! Thank heaven for social media, phones, and even snail mail to keep us in touch.

  7. I am a huge fan of Trader Joe's , such great products and prices! Love all your pictures, your kids are adorable!!