Monday, June 13, 2016

Weekend Recap

Happy Monday, friends! I hope you all had a great weekend...we sure did! Although it rained on and off throughout the weekend, we made the most of it and enjoyed spending time together as a family!

This week marked my first back at work from maternity leave. Overall, it was a great week and I enjoyed being back in my "normal" atmosphere. It's funny how quickly you pick back up on things after not doing them for a while - I thought I would forget everything but I didn't! I told Jason on Sunday night (the night before I went to work) that I would probably be sad but I surprised myself to be wasn't bad at all! I know that leaving Brayden with my mom had a lot to do with it - I'm so grateful she's willing and available to take care of him during the day while Jason and I are at work.

When I returned home on Friday, Jason had a little "congrats on your first week back at work" gift waiting for me!

How sweet is that?! I do collect Disney Precious Moments and I love this one!

I also wore my Mickey/Minnie socks to work on Friday to commemorate a good first week back!

My favorite part of the afternoon is nap time! Love coming home to sweet snuggles on the couch!

On Friday, Brayden and I went for a walk - it ended up being in 2 parts but all I cared about was achieving my 10,000 step goal!

Friday night, Jason and I ordered pizza and had a friend over to hang out. I also worked on Father's Day gifts which I can't wait to show you guys...but it will have to be after Father's Day! :)

On Saturday morning, I met up with a friend for a 5 mile run around the lake (more about our run on Friday's blog post), then returned home to this cute little guy! He's such a happy fella in the mornings...and this is my current favorite sleeper! I just love it!

The next Bountiful Baskets pickup took place on Saturday afternoon and my running buddy Heather just so happened to be there, too! We ran together that morning and didn't think to mention it to each other. It was fun running into her at pickup and even more fun having someone to wait in line with!

I love the contents of this week's basket, although I'm not too sure what to do with the giant vegetable at the top of the picture. I was told it's some kind of turnip (google is saying it's a white turnip). I'm going to google recipes and figure out how to cook it. When I asked my dad how to cook it his response was, "In a big pot". Thaaaaanksss...

This basket included:
  • Bananas 
  • Nectarines
  • Watermelon
  • Grapes
  • Potatoes
  • Cantelopue
  • Limes
  • Carrots
  • Butter Lettuce
  • Green Onions
  • Corn
  • Cilantro 
  • White Turnip

On Saturday afternoon, Brayden and I enjoyed watching Toy Story together (well, he watched maybe 15 minutes of it..haha)! He was mostly entranced by the colors and noise at the beginning of the movie!

For dinner on Saturday night, we made use of our basket purchase and had baked potatoes and salad! Everything shown in the picture below came from the basket minus the cheese and bacon bits on the potatoes and tomato on the salad which came from my mom's garden. The salad includes butter lettuce, carrots, green onions, roasted corn, and tomato. Everything was delicious!

On Sunday morning we attended church, then had lunch with my parents.

I just love his little outfit and the bow tie was too cute!

He's such a wiggle worm and doesn't like to sit still......hmmm...I wonder where he gets that from?! :)

The remainder of Sunday was spent at home as the rain just wouldn't let up. I intended to go for an evening walk with Brayden but that didn't happen. His next checkup (and first since his 2 week checkup) happens tomorrow. I'm interested to see how much he weighs now....he's definitely filled out!

Hope you had a great weekend, too!


  1. Glad your first week of work went well. You are so lucky that your mom is available for Brayden. I always get sad leaving Baylee to go back to school in the fall, I bet the feeling would be ten times worse if she were a

  2. Sounds like a great weekend! I love that yall have those baskets of fruit and veggies you can get!

  3. Glad to hear that your first week back went well, Karen. I was quite emotional when I returned to work, but there's nothing better than returning home at the end of the day to a little boy that's ready to cuddle with his mommy!

    1. Thanks, Kathryn! I's the greatest feeling!

  4. All that fresh produce looks amazing. I've never had turnips, so I have no idea how to cook them.

    1. I'm still trying to figure this one out...haha

  5. So glad you had a great first week back! And even more amazing is that your mom can keep Brayden! I now that's got to make going back to work a little easier! All that produce looks amazing! But I have no idea what a white turnip is lol! Can't wait to see what you do with it!


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