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One week to go!

It’s official…this little peanut will be evicted from my belly next Wednesday, unless of course he decides to leave of his own free will earlier.  We’ve had a busy last couple days…so settle in cause it’s a lengthy recap.

Saturday…(St. Patty’s Day)

Keller and Cole got up early and went to get bagels for breakfast.  We were hoping they’d have green bagels, but they didn’t so instead, mommy made green cream cheese.  Cole did not appreciate it!

I had to bribe him to even try it.

We pretty much chilled at home all day.  We were all pretty tired from the long week.  I have been craving some WW oatmeal cookies all week and finally had enough energy to actually make them.  I made the regular recipe and then I made some without the cinnamon and instead added chocolate chips.  They were all delicious!

Lunch: leftover 1/2 of turkey, spinach, and avocado sandwich (I sprayed a pan with Pam and panini’d it) and green smoothie

We met up with Michelle and her family for BBQ at a new restaurant by their house.  The restaurant is called Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse and was actually started in a small town outside of Dallas.  We had brisket, pulled chicken, mac and cheese, green beans, and the best rolls ever!!


Another delicious bagel w/green cream cheese for breakfast on our way to church.

It was stake conference (for those of you who aren’t LDS that’s when multiple congregations, we call them wards, gather all together combined).  We were really lucky to have Elder Richard G. Scott of the quorum of the 12 apostles speak to us.

He along with our stake presidency and the other speakers gave great messages on overcoming adversity, having faith, missionary work, and temple attendance.  One of the speakers shared an incredible story of a girl in the early 1900’s who lived in a war torn country and encountered unimaginable hardships at a very young age.  She watched her father and brother murdered in front of her.  She was shipped off and became one of many wives to a wealthy man.  She escaped her husband and had to walk through mountains and treacherous conditions.  She was almost near death during the journey when a cousin offered her the horse he was riding on.  She wasn’t strong enough to sit up so she had to be tied to the horse.  The cousin later died falling through a ravine.  When they made it to their destination she and a friend got connected with a mail order bride type thing in America.  A man contacted her friend, but the friend was too frightened to go, so she took her place on the boat. When she got to America, the man was very upset to find her and not her friend.  She pleaded with him to marry her otherwise she would have been immediately deported.  It took some convincing, but eventually he agreed.  And that was all in a time span of about 5 years.  Can you imagine?  Kind of puts your cares and worries into perspective.

Lunch was some homemade split pea and ham soup with a leftover roll.

Took a lovely nap after church and woke up in time for dinner.  We had some friends over and mom cooked steak, twice baked potatoes, veggies, fruit, and bread.

I also took a 38 week pic and compared it with 32 and 36.  It’s crazy how much I’ve popped out in the last TWO WEEKS!

32 weeks                                          36 weeks                                        38 weeks 


I had a dr. appointment first thing in the morning so I just grabbed some toast w/pb and jam.

I somehow lost 2 pounds from last week, don’t ask me how, the nurse and I were both perplexed.  Despite the continual contractions I’ve had for a week, my body hasn’t changed.  She scheduled my induction for Wednesday the 28th, we were hoping for Monday, but apparently the doc has plans Monday and Tuesday.

Snack after the dr: half a bagel and a green greek smoothie

Keller surprised me with a little getaway for the night.  He told me to go pack some things and then we were off.  We drove literally about 60 seconds down the hill and around the corner to the Waldorf Astoria Park City.  Even though it’s so close to my parents house, the minute you walk in the door you feel like you’re in a whole other world.  This is a pic of the lobby to give you an idea.

After we checked in and got settled, we decided to take a drive up Empire Pass near Deer Valley to a new hotel called the Montage which is located right next to the lodge where we had our wedding reception 10 years ago in August.  I actually interviewed to be a concierge at the Montage back in October, but turned down the job offer because their idea of “part-time” was 30 hours/week.  We had lunch at The Apex, the Montage’s restaurant, I had a flat bread with proscuitto and arugula, and then just walked around and took pictures outside.

Lunch put us both in a comatose state, when we got back to the Waldorf we both crashed.  When we woke up we decided to check out the pool.  It’s usually heated, but today it didn’t feel like it, instead we went to the hot tub and I put my feet and legs in.  On our way back to our room, we walked by a huge fire pit where the hotel had set-up all the ingredients to make smores and hot chocolate.  So we made smores in the freezing cold in our hotel robes.  So lovely!

Went back to the room and just veg’d out watching TV until we were hungry for dinner.  We heard that the room service burger was amazing so we both ordered it.  The first time it came both of our burgers were so rare that I’m pretty sure I heard them mooing…but the second ones were super delicious!  We also ordered a butternut squash soup that was scrumptious and beignets for dessert.  Talk about food heaven!


The Waldorf bed is amazing, we both were out and enjoyed sleeping in without a little man child waking us up at 7am.  We started the day off at the hotel gym, Keller did weights, I got on a spin bike.  By the time we got back, showered and ready to go we really didn’t have time to go get something to eat because I had a lunch to go to at 1pm in Salt Lake.  So we just headed home.  I grabbed a piece of toast w/pb and jam for a snack before lunch since I’d only had 1/2 a banana and a bite of a protein bar and it was now 11:30am!

Mom and I headed to lunch with some lady friends who weren’t able to make it to my shower.  I know right, could I possibly eat out any more!!!  We shared some flatbreads and I ordered a sandwich type thing which was really just chicken, mixed greens, roasted peppers, and onions in a bread almost as thin as a tortilla.  It wasn’t my favorite, but the flatbreads were delicious!

Came home in time to turn around and head back down to Salt Lake for taekwondo.  We went over to Heidi and Adam’s to hang out during class.  Heidi’s boy Ezra was attached to Keller.  Literally, it was hilarious.  Dinner was a teriyaki chicken and veggie bowl.


I woke up at 4:30am and couldn’t go back to sleep until after 7 and even then barely for an hour… so I was starving!

Pre-spin: toast w/pb and jam

Another spin class down…2 more to go until I won’t be able to do it for a while.

Post-spin: the usual

Keller and I had a list of errands to do today.  Just trying to get things done before the little one gets here.  We grabbed my favorite veggie sandwich that I haven’t had in awhile for lunch from Great Harvest.

Today was my dad’s birthday, so of course we had to go out to dinner to celebrate!  Cole’s favorite part of dinner was the gigantic chocolate milk he got with whip cream!

And he was so proud of the little angry bird he picked out to go on Papa’s golf bag.  For dinner I had a green salad, mushroom chicken pasta, and a couple bites of red velvet cake that we all shared for dessert.


These are just sexy Valentino's!

Pregnant chicks wear high heels too!


No workout today, not feeling it…I really wanted a yummy breakfast!

Breakfast: 2 eggs, 2 whites, sourdough toast with jam, and oj

Did our usual Tuesday routine, took Cole to the rec center to play, had lunch at Kneaders, went to swimming, went to taekwondo, blah blah blah

Lunch: 1/2 tuna on whole wheat…Keller ate the other half…and a few parm chips

Snack: I was craving a mint oreo chocolate chip shake from our favorite shake place in Kamas…unfortunately but fortunately they put way too many chocolate chips in it so I only ended up eating about 1/4 of it

Dinner: mom made the chicken enchilada veggie soup I posted back in january, click HERE for recipe…topped with greek yogurt, avocado, and cilantro


Had my usual pre-workout snack 1tsp of PB and half a banana and went to spin.  After had my usual breakfast.

Went to the hospital to volunteer for the last time.  I’m bummed cause I have really enjoyed volunteering there, but with a newborn and us moving back to Austin I have to say goodbye!  Snacked on a balance bar during my shift and then had my green smoothie (I’m really going to miss these) and half a grilled cheese and tomato sandwich…and fries…again.  Needless to say, I wasn’t starving for dinner a few hours later so I just had a small plate.

Dinner: flank steak and green beans

I spent a little too much time on my feet at the hospital and started feeling it after dinner.  I curled up in the fetal position on the couch until Keller finally made me go to bed.


Buns and guns class today, I was all ready and raring to go when I started to have a pain on the left lower side of my belly.  Keller forbid me from going so I just got ready for the day.  The pain kind of came and went and came and went, but wasn’t too terrible.  We had a day full of errands to do in Salt Lake.  Since I’d already had my pre-workout snack, I just grabbed a Fage yogurt for breakfast on our way out.

Our first errand was to pick up my ring that was being re-dipped at the jeweler.  By the time we were done, my pain was so intense that I could barely walk back to the car.  I decided to call my dr.  She didn’t seem too concerned, but told me if I was worried to head over to the labor and delivery at the hospital to get checked out (her office is in Park City, the hospital I will deliver at is in Salt Lake, we were in Salt Lake).  I had an appointment for some beautification and decided I would wait and see how I felt after.  By the end of the appointment the pain was completely gone. I’m thinking he was sitting on a nerve or something and finally moved.

Lunch: Cheesecake Factory Skinnylicious mexican chicken lettuce wraps

Needed a treat…and I was super excited cause Cold Stone now has frozen yogurt!!  I got a Like It size chocolate yogurt with brownie.

I met up with mom when we dropped Cole off for taekwondo and we headed over to the brand new Nordstrom (my favorite store, if you didn’t know) downtown that isn’t even open yet but was having a shoe party.  And like I would ever say no to a party that involved shoes!!  Hello?!?!  Here’s a few pairs I tried on…got lots of stares walking around in the heels.  Apparently people have never seen a pregnant woman wear high heels??

Fun summer Tory Burch wedges!

Hot Pink (very in this season) Vera Wang peep toes

And my fav…super sexy, just plain freaking awesome Valentino’s!

Dinner: I wasn’t starving so I shared a beet and goat cheese salad with mom and had some of her steak with some of my potato gnocchi and green beans…after about 4 bites I was done!


Spin again, had my pre-workout and post-workout/breakfast norm.

Keller wanted to see the movie 21 Jump Street and since Channing Tatum was in it, of course I was going!

Found this on Pinterest!

We grabbed sandwiches and I had an apple in the theater.  By the time the movie was over it was time to pick up Cole from school.  We came home and Daddy and Cole rode bikes in the driveway…we are trying really hard to teach Daddy how to ride a 2-wheeler, but we can’t get him off his strawberry shortcake tricycle!

We met up with Aunt Sasa and her friend Kim at El Chubasco for dinner.  I had 2 shrimp tacos and some chips with pico.

On the way home Sasa stopped at the store and bought some Starburst jelly beans…I swear they will be the death of me…oh well, I still have a few days left of justifying eating whatever I want 😉


yummy food

Attempts to induce labor with workouts, loud noises, and spicy food…and my baby shower!


Gave up going to my buns and guns class to work out with my hubby.  He put me through a pyramid workout…superset#1 curls into overhead press and squat w/row using a band wrapped around a pole, superset #2 dumbbell squats (sitting onto a workout bench then getting up again, etc) and one-legged wall push-ups.

We didn’t have any eggs at home so we stopped at Einstein’s to grab breakfast.  I tried one of their new maple oatmeal bagels with cream cheese…didn’t like it, it was too sweet so I just ended up eating half of the bagel and drinking half of Keller’s protein shake.

Grammy offered to take Cole and his cousins for the afternoon so Keller and I met up with my dad to see This Means War (again for me).  On the way out of the house I grabbed some leftover chicken, healthy mac and cheese, and broccoli, threw it in a bowl with a spoonful of tzatziki.

I also ran out of my Mint Cookie Balance Bars so I wasn’t prepared in the theater and ended up having a snack of coke zero, a bag of skittles, and some of Keller’s trail mix.

The boys had taekwondo and then it was Cafe Rio thursday so we had dinner with Michelle and the kids.  I attempted to try and share a steak salad with Keller…we all know how that goes!


Spin class in the morning.

So excited to have my usual breakfast!

Keller got a new gun for Christmas but since he was in Afghanistan, he didn’t actually get it until he got back here and we’ve been wanting to take it to the range to shoot it.  A little background on me and guns…I grew up in southern California.  The only thing I knew about guns was that there were a lot of them in Compton.  My dad had a rifle, but it wasn’t something he took out of lot and I never went shooting with him.  So I didn’t really grow up with guns around and really did not like them.  When we were first married I told Keller that I would never allow guns in my house especially when we had kids.  HA HA…almost 10 years later I have a husband in the military who owns 3 guns.  Keller and I finally started to understand each other when I compared his want for multiple guns to my want for multiple pairs of shoes.  It was a great break through!

Baby boy jumped a little when we walked into the range.  They don’t make belly protectors so I used the ear protectors 😉

I got quite a few stares walking onto the range, no one expects to see a 9-month-pregnant chick at a gun range!  And this is how we SoCal girls shoot…it’s called busting a cap.

Here’s Keller in his element teaching my mom how to shoot…I’ll be honest, freaked me out to see a gun in my mother’s hand…it was like wrong!

The gun range was right across from the hospital that I volunteer at and I know this is going to sound weird but we went to have lunch there after.  You have to understand, this hospital has THE best food!  The chef used to be the Executive Chef to Bill Gates.  Plus I had a ton of free meal tickets that I hadn’t used.

Lunch: had a green smoothie, a couple bites of a chocolate croissant, turkey burger with half the bun, and a few sweet potato and regular fries

Cole from school and he got a hold of my phone…this is 1 of about 50 pics I found on my phone!

Spent the rest of the day and night rearranging our room to move the crib in.  I figured since I’m 2 weeks out it might be a good idea to actually get prepared.  I’m not sure if it was my situation of not living in my own house, but I had absolutely no “nesting” feelings like most women do earlier in my pregnancy.  I’m super lucky my parents have a crib at their house and my sister let me borrow her bumper and sheet, otherwise I’m not sure where this kid would be sleeping!

Keller requested pizza for our dinner from our favorite Maxwell’s for dinner.  I also made a strawberry spinach salad.


Did not sleep very well last night.  I’m pretty sure I’m having Braxton Hicks contractions and they are getting more intense to the point that they woke me up in the middle of the night, multiple times.  Not awesome.

Breakfast: toast w/pb and jam, fruit, and oj

Today was my baby shower…it was so fun!  Heidi and Rebecca put it on for me.  The food was delicious and I received awesome gifts.  Heidi put together some collages of pics.  She is so awesome, these pics look like a professional photographer took them, but they are all Heidi taking them on her iPhone!

Lunch: egg and green chile puff w/black bean salsa, greek yogurt w/fruit and homemade granola, and cinnamon rolls

I was super exited about all my gifts.  I got some really cute outfits, Aden+Anias swaddling blankets, the cutest pairs of Sperry and Vans shoes (for later of course), a cute little toy from Cole to hang from the handle of the carseat, and a BOB jogging stroller which I can’t wait to use!

I don’t know why anyone would ever give this to me…

While we were at the shower, Keller took Cole tubing.  If you don’t know what tubing is, it’s when you take an inner tube sledding down a big snowy hill.  He had a blast!

When they got home Cole and I both crashed for naps.  After naps, we went to see the new movie the Lorax, it was super cute!  Forgot to grab a snack on the way out, so I ended up eating a few handfuls of popcorn and some Starburst jelly beans (please Easter come soon so stores will no longer carry these frickin delicious candies!).  After the movie we grabbed some dinner at an Asian restaurant.  I wasn’t starving so I just got chicken lettuce cups and poured a little soy sauce with wasabi (something spicy for my quest to induce labor).

Now I should go to bed, dang you daylight savings!

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Girls Weekend in Vegas!

I didn’t really preface our Girls Weekend very well in my last post, so here’s the dealio.  Every year a group of us that all met freshman year in the dorms at BYU try to have a girls weekend getaway.  The girls are:

Me (obviously)

Sarah (we met in 7th grade and were roommates)

Heidi (was on our floor in the dorms…and then Sarah and my roommate for the next 2 years)

Heather (Heidi’s roomate in the dorms)

Rebecca (we called her Pocahontas, she lived on our floor freshman year)

Sarita (also on our floor freshman year…I get to see sarita a lot cause she lives in Frisco)

We look like babies!!!  pics on the top left to right (Heidi, Sarah, Me) (Me, Sarita, Heidi’s head behind Sarita, Cameron-Sarah’s husband-next to Heidi, Rebecca’s high school boyfriend-next to Sarita, and Rebecca);

pic on the bottom, top row Rebecca’s sister, Rebecca, Heather, Liz, Allison, bottom row Sarah, Heidi, Me

We started this tradition back in 2008 after we no longer all lived close to each other.  Our first trip was HERE to Vegas.  We stayed at the JW Marriott outside of the city and spent the weekend at the pool, spa, and eating.  In 2009 the girls all came to Austin, TX for some BBQ, live music, and crazy weather.  In 2010 we met up at my sister’s house in Park City, Sarah was expecting so we celebrated a baby shower with her and of course had some much needed spa time.  And now we’re back in Vegas at the Trump Hotel!


Woke up bright and early apparently still on mountain time!  Heidi and Rebecca got ready to go the gym.  I brought all of my workout clothes but no shoes!  Awesome…luckily Heather, who lives just outside of Vegas, was coming later in the day and letting me borrow a pair of her shoes.  I took advantage of the time to go get my snowy car washed and grab some bagels and water to keep in the room.  While getting ready I decided to just watch some TV…through the mirror of the bathroom!!

Such a beautiful day in Vegas, I had to snap a pic while I was out and about.

Breakfast: bagel w/cc and oj

After breakfast we headed over to the mall that was literally across the street from our hotel (hehehe, I may or may not have planned that).  First stop, the make-up counter at Nordstrom.  Heidi suggested we have our make-up done.  I was a little skeptical cause I’m pretty picky about letting random people do my make-up.  So Heidi went to the MAC counter and Rebecca headed over to Bobbi Brown.  Rebecca’s make-up girl was awesome.  She showed Rebecca an everyday look she could easily replicate and then darkened it up for a sexy sultry look.  I had to be next!  Here are some before, during, and after pics.

Then we headed over to Neiman Marcus for some lunch at the cafe and some of their famous popovers.  So delicious!

Lunch: chicken salad, shared sweet potato fries, and popovers

We shopped until we dropped…literally we went back to the hotel and crashed for some mini naps.  At around 4 Heather was able to finally join us.  We spent some time talking and catching up before dinner and then headed out to a Thai restaurant suggested by Heidi called Lotus of Siam.

Rebecca and Heather

Heidi and Me

We were thinking of all just getting our own meals, but we didn’t want to get 4 things of Pad Thai so we decided to order 4 different dishes and share.  It was a great idea cause they were all delicious and it was fun to try new things.  We choose chicken satay, green curry chicken, sweet and sour chicken, and pad thai.

After dinner we headed to a movie theater to see This Means War.  It was hilarious walking into a movie theater on a Friday night and being the only ones there.  Apparently, no one goes to movies in Vegas unless you’re a bunch of Mormon chicks (especially with a 10-month prego chick).  Snacked on some Starburst jelly beans in the movie…who bought those?…oh wait it was me!  On the way back to the hotel we blasted our music and rolled down the windows to have a mini dance party in the car without having to go to a club.


Woke up early again, but it was good cause we needed to get up and go workout before our spa treatments.

Pre-workout: PB and banana

Heidi wanted to do my workout with me so we started out with a 5 min warm-up on the treadmill.  Our workout was as follows: pyramid squat with a push press (starting at 10 working way down to 1 then back up to 10 again), 7’s for bicep curls 7 half way up 7 half way down 7 full curls 7 sets, superset of alternating lunges 10 each side then 10 sumo squats holding dumbbells then 10 straight leg deadlifts, ended with Heidi doing a plank with 3 sets of 10 alternating dumbbell rows while I held plank on the bosu ball.  We were officially smoked and ready for some spa time!  Heidi, Heather, and I got facials.  Rebecca had to run 12 miles in preparation for a half marathon she’s running in a couple weeks.

Breakfast: bagel w/cc and peanut butter (weird I know, but I needed some protein!)

Heidi and Heather met up with Rebecca at the pool after their facials and I headed back to the room to finish getting ready and rest.  Heather was dying to go get her make-up done by the girl who did Rebecca’s and my make-up on Friday so we headed over to the mall again!!  Did some more shopping and Heather and I took a trip down memory lane with a Jamba Juice (we used to have one almost every day on campus during college).

I was super excited for our dinner plans.  We were going to Lawry’s, a prime rib restaurant that I grew up going to every Christmas Eve in Beverly Hills.  It was just as delicious as I remembered!

The restaurant is famous for hosting the teams of the Rose Bowl every year for what they call the Beef Bowl the night before the game.  We started out with some hot french bread and butter, then their famous spinning bowl salad (that’s the picture in the middle on the top above), and the main course consisted of prime rib, mashed potatoes, cream corn, and yorkshire pudding (which is a bread similar to a popover).  For dinner we shared a strawberry shortcake and a hot fudge sundae.

Did some more clubbing in the car on the way back to the hotel and then stayed up late talking and listening to music.  Our doorbell rang at 10pm and we thought it was someone telling us to turn our music down, but it was room service with a special treat ordered by my husband.  He won lots of points with that move!


It’s always sad when the fun has to end.  Heather had to take off early to get back to her kids so her husband could attend some meetings.

Another bagel breakfast!

Heidi and I forgot to get gifts for our kids so we headed back to the mall, except not the one across the street from our hotel cause it didn’t open until 11.  Instead we hopped on a shuttle that took us to the shops at Caesar’s Palace.  After walking the entire mall, we only found 1 store that had kids stuff in it.  Luckily for me they had a super hero cape because that is all Cole has been talking about for about a month.  Then it was back to the hotel to pack up and get on the road.  Goodbye Trump Hotel!

Stopped at Chipotle for lunch on our way out of town.

Rebecca tried to soak up some last minute warmth.

Spent the rest of the day in the car on the way home.  Snacked on an apple, a Twizzler pull-n-peel, and 3 peanut butter M&M’s.  I had a huge headache that I couldn’t get rid of so I wasn’t super hungry.  After dropping the girls off, I finally made it home at 8pm and Cole was waiting for me at the door (mostly because he wanted his treat).  They saved me some dinner which was so great cause I was now starving.

I love girls weekends!  They are a much needed break from everyday life.  It makes it especially nice when you have amazing friends.  Even after not seeing each other for a year, we seem to pick up right where we left off.  We are all so comfortable with each other, there’s never any drama, it’s just easy and fun.  I can’t wait until our next trip!!


Thoughts on pregnancy and exercise…and a delivery from Daddy!

Nothing too exciting happening here.  Just going through the motions until Daddy gets home in 14 days!!!!  My baby is going to come out riding a spin bike and doing burpees on a Bosu ball, but I am so grateful that I feel good enough to keep up with my workouts.  I feel like it makes all the difference in the world!  When the doctor heard the murmur in the baby’s heart beat, I was worried it might have something to do with the amount and type of exercise I do, but my doctor quickly reassured me it did not.  My friend Heidi and I were talking tonight about it because my mom thinks I exercise too much and makes comments about it not being good for me.  Heidi said that her mom said the same thing to her and we wondered if it was a generational thing.  Everything you read now about exercise during pregnancy only lists multiple benefits that come of it, as long as the woman is healthy, was already doing some sort of physical activity before pregnancy (or begins a new routine slowly), and isn’t high risk or experiencing any complications.  Before I was pregnant with Cole, I hadn’t been exercising at all, so I started with just walking on the treadmill every day.  I was able to build up to walking for longer, faster, and even add inclines, but it was gradual.  This time is much different and it feels great!

Wednesday Fire Bites:

Pre-spin: while skyping with Daddy

Post- spin: Protein Pancake and Green Smoothie

Snacks while volunteering at the hospital:

Disappointing snack after volunteering: so the hospital I volunteer for is almost famous for their food.  The Chef they have used to be the executive chef for Bill Gates.  Everything I have tried so far has been sooo good and always really healthy.  I hadn’t tried their pizzas yet which I always hear people raving about.  I got the tomato and chicken pizza to take home, had a quarter and was very disappointed.  It lacked serious flavor, which was fine, cause then I didn’t end up eating the whole thing!

Got a major headache and wasn’t really hungry for dinner.  Since I’m pregnant and can’t take Excedrin (which I’m usually addicted to), I put some of my mom’s peppermint oil on my temples and at the base of my head.  Took about an hour, but it finally started going away.  Eventually ate this for dinner:

Thursday Fire Bites:

Pre-buns and guns class: see Wednesday…same

Awesome class today, we used weights and a Bosu ball.  Lots of dynamic exercises (meaning exercises that use lower body and upper body at the same time, ex, a squat with an overhead press).  The teacher also usually does ab work on the floor at the end of class which I usually leave for, but this time she did it standing up.  So lots of side crunches and things that I could participate in.  Love, love, love this class!

Post-B&G:  again, see Wednesday

The boys had skiing today and my mom really wanted to try this restaurant that is right at the ski resort where we drop them off.  So my mom, dad, and I had lunch at The Farm.

Lunch: Chicken sandwich on ciabatta w/yellow peppers, caramelized onions, sun dried tomatoes, and a kalamata olive cream cheese (which I asked for on the side afraid I wouldn’t like it, but it turned out to absolutely MAKE the sandwich!) and a side salad

After skiing we hustled home, changed, and headed down to salt lake to take back the ski’s, drop J off at Taekwondo and Cole and I headed to a birthday party.  The party was at a bouncy house which they don’t have a lot of here in Utah as compared to Texas.  Cole had a blast!!

The mom of the birthday boy, Andrea, we used to work together at the radio station.  She’s holding her brand new addition to their family, Issac.  Such a cutie!

They had pizza, salad, cake and ice cream at the party, but luckily I wasn’t really hungry so instead I had 1/2 my protein bar on the way home.  And then of course when I got home I was starving, so I had another bowl of my leftover Chicken Enchilada Veggie Soup.

And then had some delicious dried mangos and 1/2 a cookie:

Fire Fire Bites:

Pre-spin: see Wed and Thurs

Post-spin: see Wed and Thurs

I was really tired today and ended taking a nap at like 12:30.  When I woke up I grabbed a snack and headed to the outlets to try and find some jeans.

Snack: Trader Joe’s nuts and cranberries

No luck!  Picked up Cole and we headed to Taekwondo, then out to dinner to Bombay House with Heidi and her family.  I love that restaurant!

Dinner: shared a few different dishes, chicken tikka masala, shrimp coconut curry, tandoori chicken and some naan.

Little Ezra really wanted dessert after dinner, so I told him I would make him cookies.  We went back to Heidi’s and the kids played and the adults talked and made cookies.  Cyndi’s REAL cookies were requested instead of the WW ones.  They turned out delicious.  It was a fun night!

Came home and found a surprise.  Isn’t Daddy sweet!