Friday, January 13, 2017

Five on Friday

Happy Friday everyone! How was your week? Mine wasn't too bad- work was a bit slow, which makes the days go by slowly.

{one} Brian ordered something from Best Buy over Christmas and accidentally forgot to change our address. We have the mail forwarding, but it doesn't apply to parcels apparently. We had our realtor contact the new ones realtor as Canada Post shows it as being delivered to the bank of mail boxes. They told our realtor that they didn't receive anything. We even went to the post office to see if it happened to be there, but no suck luck. What the heck do we do now? Think we are shit out of luck?

{two} meals from this week:

Sunday: chilli and cornbread
Monday:  avocado, bacon and turkey paninis and a salad
Tuesday: portobello penne pasta casserole {this was so good, but so rich! Definitely a once in a while dish}
Wednesday: greek turkey meatballs in a pita
Thursday: quiche 

{three} I asked this on Twitter, but what are your thoughts on the use of lots of gifs in blog posts? 

{four} I've started running again and oh man, I'm slow and out of shape! ;) Well, I guess pregnant too, haha. It's feeling good to be running again even if it's once a week. 

{five} have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Scenes from the weekend

{friday} I had the day off, and had made zero plans except for taking Amelia to the day home. After her and Brian left in the morning, I hung out watching tv, doing some laundry and being lazy. I left mid morning to run some errands and got back just after lunch. A quick nap may have been taken on the couch before I got the motivation to take Harley for a walk. Brian had gone for a bike ride, so I picked Amelia up and we made some mini pizzas for dinner and then hung out and played. 

going night night with Harley
{saturday} we were invited to a play place for one of the boys from our baby groups birthday, so we headed out around 9:30am. Amelia had a fun time playing and it was great catching up with everyone from our baby group. Minus the epic meltdown Amelia threw when leaving and that continued in the car, it was a fun time :) We got home to have some lunch and put Amelia down for a nap (she ended up sleeping for 3 hours!).  I pretty much did nothing except take a short nap while Amelia did and it was fabulous. 

I did get the motivation and did a 21 day fix workout and then we got Vietnamese take out for dinner. There goes my workout, haha. Once Amelia was in bed, I did some crafting for her upcoming birthday party.

she always wants a headband too when I put one on to workout
{sunday} ever have one of those mornings where you wake up in a foul mood for no reason? That was me. I spent the morning vacuuming, cleaning up our closet and taking out clothes that I can't wear right now. Man, does my closet look empty now!!  Brian went to get groceries, so Amelia and I hung out watching a movie and doing a workout. Let's see, what else? When she had a nap, I took Harley for a short and freezing cold run! After that, Brian made chilli for dinner while I made corn bread muffins and banana muffins. Both were new recipes and turned out delicious!



And, there goes another weekend. How was yours?

Friday, January 6, 2017

Five on Friday

Happy Friday everyone! I'm off today with no major plans. I'll probably run some errands for Amelia's birthday party, walk Harley and otherwise enjoy a day to myself :)

(one) here are the meals we had this week:

Monday: lime shrimp dragon noodles- they were pretty darn tasty! We added mushrooms and cut the sriracha in half and it was still spicy. Next time we'd add more veggies and another package of ramen noodles. 

Tuesday: beef satay, veggies and coconut rice

Wednesday: blt chopped salad with corn, feta and avocado.  We added chicken and marinated it with this recipe

Thursday: chicken and avocado parm with spaghetti and caesar salad

(two) I'm in a reading slump- meaning I have no idea what to read. What have you been reading lately? I read The Couple Next Door and Maybe In Another Life while we were away. Both were pretty good. 

(three) when we were heading home from the airport on the 30th, we stopped at Freshii for a salad as we had eaten a lot of bad food over the week. Both salads we got were super delicious! We didn't have left overs for lunch today, so we both had to get something. Funny enough, without talking to each other, we both went to Freshii again. It's so good. Way better than Chopped Leaf! And no, I wasn't paid to say that. I just love it that much. 

(four) let's keep going with the food theme I apparently have going on today. I brought home a container of fruit I bought for my snack at work, and Amelia saw it. She wanted some and I thought no way she would have any of it. She sure proved me wrong by demolishing a bunch of blueberries and blackberries. Learn something new about her every day :)

(five) have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

{baby d 2.0}: seventeen weeks

I've been terrible at taking pictures of my belly this time around. No idea why- maybe just the busyness of every day life combined with moving, and going away? Need to get better about it since it's fun to look back at.

17 weeks 4 days
  • I had my next check up at the maternity clinic and everything was good. Heard the heart beat again and it was in the 150s. She asked if I had any questions and I was like should I?! 
  • Feeling pretty good overall. Still getting headaches, so trying to drink even more water. Lots of heart burn and gas {meaning my stomach hurts from it, not lots of farting haha}
  • excited to find out the gender in two weeks and "see" baby again 
  • not sure what's growing faster- my belly or my boobs!
  • I've been really slacking on working out lately, so trying to get back into it. Even if it's a 20 minute walk with Harley, it's better than nothing at all. 
  • pretty sure I've been feeling some fluttering, but no major movements. I did ask at my 12 week ultrasound where my placenta was and it's posterior this time (it was anterior last time).
  • see my seventeen week update with Amelia here.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Christmas break 2016: part two

Find part one here

The next day we decided to go check out Old Town. Not really sure what I was expecting, but that wasn't it. We walked around for a bit and decided to head out. We ended up down by the water front, where Amelia saw a water fountain and freaked out when we didn't go to it. Back we went! We managed to get her away from it for a bit, so we walked down to the naval ship that you could tour {we didn't go on as it was insanely busy} and I wanted to see the famous kissing statue.







The next day we decided to all split up. My mom ended up staying at the house as she caught a really bad cold and was feeling awful. My brother and his gf dropped Brian, Amelia and I off at the zoo right as it opened which ended up being perfect timely. It wasn't insane when we first got there, but definitely was when we left around 12:30pm! The line up just to get into the parking lot was crazy!

The zoo definitely isn't a cheap thing to do {$50/US per adult}, but we knew that was the one thing we really wanted to do with Amelia. After touring the zoo, we can see why it costs so much. It's huge and so well kept! I don't think we saw a single piece of garbage and lots of volunteers there helping to direct you if you got lost.  






While we were at the zoo, Riley and Sam went to Balboa Park and said it was pretty neat. Busy though!

That afternoon, my mom said she would watch Amelia if she got up early from her nap {she ended up napping for almost 3 hours!}, so we headed out to go stand up paddle boarding with Ry and Sam. It was $60 to rent the boards for two people for two hours and it was so much fun {we rented from here in La Jolla}! We didn't get any pictures as we didn't take a phone with us, but definitely a highlight. The best part was laughing so hard at Brian who just couldn't keep his balance!

On our second to last day, the rest of the gang decided to rent motorcycles for the day for an adventure, which left Amelia and I. I dropped them off at the rental place, which was downtown so I decided to take Amelia to The New Children's Museum. It wasn't the cheapest to go to ($24 US for the two of us), but it was a lot of fun! It wasn't a huge place, but Amelia had lots of fun trying all of the different things. Her favourite was the beans/puff balls and the bubbles outside :)




When we got back, Amelia went down for a nap and I sat outside enjoying the sunshine. They didn't get back until 4pm from the ride, so we had an easy dinner at the house and just hung out.

On our last and final day, the sun was shining so we decided to go check out Mission Beach which was super close to our house. Amelia loved the sand and maybe not the cold water so much ;)






Overall, we had a great trip to San Diego. It was great being able to spend time with my family and not have the fuss of Christmas. We would definitely go back in a heart beat!

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