Weekend Life

So glad I got a weekend after returning from my trip and only having to work Thursday and Friday. Made getting back into the grind a lot easier. Well, I guess I can’t say I got a weekend – I got a Saturday. I had to work on Sunday. Psh. {But in all fairness, I needed it to help make up for my unpaid vacation days.}

Anyway, not a lot went on this weekend…I started Insanity again on Thursday – woot woot! I am feeling great about it though. My brother, Jared and I made a pact to do it together {long distance} to help each other stay motivated. This will definitely help my endurance for the half marathon in October.

I decided to start things fresh with my grocery shopping this week {since our fridge was empty due to vacation.} I wanted to make a real effort at menu planning and hit up my Pinterest boards for inspiration. I planned meals for every night for a week. Friday night we had shredded chicken tacos – super healthy and easy to make.

 6 Thawed Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
1 Jar Salsa
1 Packet Taco Seasoning
Throw together in the Crockpot and heat on Low for 8-10 hours. Chicken will shred easily with a fork. Scoop into tortillas and top with your favorite toppings! I used avocado, lettuce, tomatoes and shredded Mex.
The next night was super-easy too. I took the leftover shredded chicken and followed this recipe.
{Please excuse the torn up wall in the background – we just installed granite and still need to put up our backsplash!}
It tasted soooo good. Not tooting my own horn here or anything…but I always get sort of giddy when I cook something that turns out da bomb. My hubby is a major food critic. Nice thing was that it was another easy meal to throw together in the Crockpot. My Crockpot and I are becoming good friends…totally great for a working mom. 
After we slurped down the deliciousness of my Tortilla Soup, we had a little impromptu family party to celebrate Breckin’s 2nd birthday. We flew back from Idaho the day of his birthday, so he hadn’t had anything official.
I can’t believe my baby is two…I just can’t.
Then we had him open some presents. I got him this one today at Target…I love the wooden, non-battery toys and this was just soooo cute. Plus, he’s very musical. It looks great in the playroom.

Again, I worked on Sunday, so not much to say about that. I also did an Insanity workout, as well as a good training run to prep for my half marathon in October, so I’m totally proud of myself. Maybe I should have some more of Breckin’s birthday cake? Nah. I’ll be good.
Hope y’all had a great weekend…xoxo.
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Happy 2nd Birthday, Sweet Boy

Well, we’re on our flight back to Charleston from Idaho…but even though it’s going to be a long day, it’s a very special day with a lot to celebrate.


Two years ago today…our little family of three became four. Tanner became a big brother and I officially earned the title of “Mom of All Boys” {still hoping to remedy that some day soon}. This sweet little baby entered this world and his presence has been such a blessing in our lives. Breckin has always been the happiest, bounciest little boy with such a big spirit. He has stolen our hearts.

A Few Minutes Old
Our First Photo as a Family of Four
First Kiss from Big Brother

6 months
One Year

Circa 19-21 Months

Just About 2 Years Old – First Haircut

Happy 2nd Birthday, My Sweet Boy.
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