Weekending

Why, oh why must the weekends always fly by so quickly? After being plagued by sickness for a week straight, this weekend was a nice change of pace. It is so funny how much you appreciate the little things (like everyone keeping down their food) after being hit with sickness!
Friday was my only day of the week that I actually made it into the office last week, so it felt so strange to be there on a day that a lot of people don’t work as it is. It was a nice day to just get caught up on some e-mails and do some planning for the coming weeks. I also had my parents ask me if Mike and I were going out to dinner? UMM..what? They proceeded to say that if we were planning on getting dinner, they would be happy to pick up Jackson and watch the boys for us. If I have learned anything from being a mom of small kids is, when people offer to watch your kids without you even asking, you take it! I texted Mike right away and told him I wanted my Old Chicago and buffalo chicken pizza. Finally, we got to make up our date night! We ran a few errands to Menards and Hobby Lobby..I always get a kick out of the fact that running errands like that has become a part of our date nights. Then we had dinner, and it was absolutely delicious. If you have an Old Chicago anywhere near you, it is not on the menu, but ask for a buffalo chicken deep dish pizza. Oh. My. Gosh. Mike introduced me when we first started dating and it has been a favorite ever since. So good!
On Saturday, it was kind of foggy and gross outside. After a few weeks of freezing temps and being cooped up, we got so much moisture and melting this week that our yard is basically a big pond, so now we can’t play outside because of that! So, it was a day of lots of little projects around the house. I got caught up on laundry, and did some vacuuming. Does anyone else have kids that LOVE the vacuum!? My kids do a happy dance and totally freak out whenever they see it come out, and love to crawl head on at it. It is a big thrill in our house! I also whipped up a batch of chocolate chip cookies, because it was Saturday and why not?
 
I also finished up my first felt ball garland! I am going to share very soon how I made it. I will admit, it intimidated me a little bit when I first started exploring the project, but while it required a few steps, it really was not that hard and I am so happy with how it turned out!
During nap time, I managed to sneak off to the gym for the first time in months. And you guys, I pretty much died. I tried doing some intervals to push myself, but that is not exactly smart when you haven’t ran in three months. Woops!
The rest of the afternoon we took advantage of the balmy 35 degree weather (ha!), and grilled up some burgers outside. The boys had baths, and we lounged around. Mike and I were both ready to crash by 8pm..these boys need to stop waking up at 4am!
 
On Sunday, it was another gloomy day outside. So, we packed up the boys and made a Target run! I managed to burn through almost all of my candle stash, and they are only sale for only $8 there this week! And a lot of their new scents are so sweet and fresh smelling, perfect as we start to work our way towards spring!
During nap time, I decided the ice was finally cleared off of the roads enough to try a run outside. It was my first outdoor run at our new house, and I think our new trail is pretty good! From our house to the main road is just a bit over 1.5 miles, making my total run the perfect 5K distance, which is my favorite! It felt so good to get two runs in this weekend. I have been so sedentary lately with being busy and the weather, but I just feel at my absolute best when I am able to run.
I also did a lot of searching online for an entryway table. I have gone so back and forth on what to get, but I think we have finally decided to put my table in the corner so we can place a bench on the wall by the rug. So, I need something around 40 inches wide and it cannot be too deep. There are actually some really pretty options at Kirklands, I am leaning towards this one?
 
After the boys woke up, I packed them up and picked up my mom, and we went to my grandparents for my grandpa’s birthday party. Jackson had THE BEST time. He has a lot of second cousins close in age, and it didn’t take long before he was disappearing downstairs without me to play with the kids and the toys. Once we got home, I heard the name ‘Liam’, who is only a few months older than him, about 100 times. I texted my cousin to tell him, and he replied that Liam had already asked to play with Jackson again. So, I think some playdates are definitely in our future! 🙂 The night was finished off with me receiving a message that I won a giveaway on Instagram for Lipsense! I am so excited!!
 
Linking up with Biana today.

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    Life as the Mrs.
    January 23, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    I love slower weekends like this! And yes, so much yes to taking people up on their offers to watch your kids! It took me having a second to truly do this, but it's so worth it. So glad y'all got your date night in! (And we totally run errands on dates, too! Ha! #adulting)

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    Stang&Co
    January 23, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Haha browsing the aisles of Hobby Lobby without kids is like a dream. Of course, at dinner I swear every other table had a cute little boy at it, so while it was the best time, we both agreed we missed our boys. I definitely did not miss getting screamed at for not sharing my food, though 😉

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    Elenie Counts
    January 23, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    Buffalo chicken pizza and Hobby Lobby? Yep. Sounds perfect to me. I don't know if any Old Chicago'a in Alabama, but if we ever stumble upon one I know what to order now. 😉 Love that piece from Kirklands. Beautiful! Have a great week.

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    Elenie Counts
    January 23, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    Wow at all my typos. Lol!

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    Emily at 'a little bit of Emily'
    January 23, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    Sounds like a great weekend!!! An unexpected date night to start the weekend, nice weather during and then ending it with a insta win!

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    Lindsay at Lindsay'sSweetWorld
    January 23, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    Oh my GOSH, I haven't thought about Old Chicago in YEARS!! We totally used to have one of those here and we used to eat there all the time, but they closed when I was probably 11 or 12. I had forgotten all about it until you just mentioned it.

    And girl, B and I always run errands on our date nights, too. Haha. What is WITH that??

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    Laura Darling
    January 24, 2017 at 1:52 am

    What a great weekend! THat was so wesome of your parents to babysit! And I am cracking up at the vacuum thing! It's so funny what kids find entertaining!

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    Sparkles and Lattes
    January 25, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    What a great weekend after a week of sickness. Sickness hit our household this weekend and it was awful. I thought of you when it hit my family. So glad everyone is better. Love that garland. I can't wait to see how it is made. Glad you got a date night and to your favorite pizza spot!

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    Sarah
    January 26, 2017 at 3:56 am

    I think everyone that I know has had a household full of sickness recently! Hope you guys are getting better!

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