Monday, October 23, 2017


It feels like I need to dust off this blog since I have written here in forever. Last week's posts were written ahead of time and I couldn't even managed to write but two days. I wanted to drop in and say hi and tell you a little about my weekend. I didn't take many photos and I blame that on being tired from last week.

Last week I went to Phoenix and Denver for work and it was so much fun. The weather was HOT, the food was good and the company was pretty amazing. But by the time Friday rolled around, I was ready to head home to my family. I took the early flight since I had a Nevada Wolf Pack game that night. Who makes homecoming on a Friday night? Nevada does.

I got into Reno around noon and by the time I got home, it was closer to one. I unpacked, showered and took my laundry to the dry cleaners. Then I went to pick up the girls from daycare, but I arrived too early. They were still napping, so I went back home and hung out with Walter until just after 3 pm.

The girls were so happy to see me, as was I to see them. We went home, got a snack ready and then my in-laws came over. They were watching the girls for a bit before my sister and fiance got over to watch them for the game. I took an uber to the stadium where we tailgated. It was freezing outside compared to the weather I was in all week, but we snuggled by the fire and ate some amazing Mexican food.
Nevada wolf pack band

Nevada lost and it was very disappointing. They were so close to winning, but just couldn't pull it off.

Saturday morning we got up and headed to breakfast. Rory was going bike riding most of the day and I was watching the girls. After breakfast, the girls and I headed to Target and Petco. They love Target, so we spent over an hour there just browsing and picking up things that we needed. Then we had to get some dog food and treats for Walter. On the way home, I grabbed a latte (for me) and cookie (for the girls) at Starbucks and then I made the girls lunch.

The girls took a two and a half hour nap which was amazing, but during that time, I tried to do some laundry and my washer just wasn't working. I kept having to clear an error code and restart it. I did this over and over again. What should have been a 45 minute wash turned into a 4 hour or so wash. Basically our washer just died on us. So I texted Rory that we needed to go buy one as soon as he got home. We expected him home by 2 or 3 pm, but one of his friend's lost his chain while bike riding and they didn't get back until 5:15. Not an ideal way to cap our day off.

Once Rory got home, he showered and we headed to Lowe's. The girls were wild while we were there which made it even harder to shop and get a new washer purchased. I would have rather waited until Veteran's Day for a good sale, but we needed it now. We got our washer purchased and it should be delivered today.

We took the girls to a new to us pizza place and then headed home for the bedtime routine.

Sunday morning we made bacon and protein pancakes which the girls loved. I finally found a pancake mix they like. They love all the pancakes when we go out for breakfast, but haven't found one they liked at home until Kodiak Power Cakes.
Kodiak Power Cakes

After breakfast, we got ready and Rory and the girls headed to the park and I went to my friend's baby shower. She is 32 weeks pregnant and just the sweetest mama. They don't know what they are having yet and I am sooo excited for them. I work with her husband. I got to see my old co-worker who has a 3 month old baby and snuggle on him, plus see some of my favorite girlfriends. It was so much fun. Plus we got the cutest baby shower cookies from it.
baby shower

I guessed how many golden bears were in a jar and I got a pound of local fresh honey. I can't wait to use it this winter in my tea!

After the shower, I talked with my friend for a bit before heading to the grocery store. Once I got home and unloaded everything, I took Walter for a much needed walk. I got home just in time for the girls to wake from their naps and then we played and then gave Walter a bath since he was so stinky.

The rest of the afternoon was spent playing, cleaning and cooking dinner. We had spaghetti, kale salad and bread for dinner and the cookies I got from the shower as dessert. Rory and I had some wine and watched Modern Family after the girls went to bed. Perfect little Sunday.

Now let's hope my washer gets here today so I can do the mounds of laundry that I need to get done before I head to Sacramento later in the week.

I am linking up with Biana.


  1. I love local honey! I always keep a big jar at work and at home to sweeten my green tea. It helps with allergies, too!

  2. What a fun weekend! I hear you on being too busy to blog. I work on my computer from home all day long though, so I have no excuse, and I've been doing my best to force the issue lol

    And YES to Kodiak Cakes! My kiddos usually hate pancakes, but they love these! I add a dollop of homemade whipped cream, strawberries, and plenty of syrup <3 happy Monday, friend!

  3. That stinks that your washer died. When that stuff goes, its like you have to drop everything immediately and get a new one. Adulting. Ugh. I will have to keep that pancake mix in mind, sounds yummy! We watched Modern Family last night too :)

  4. Yay for winning the honey and such a sweet Sunday! I bet the girls...and Rory miss you so much when you're gone. Love that picture of you and the mama to be! Hope it's a great week for you!

    1. It was so much fun. Now I use the honey at work in my tea. They do miss me, but I miss them even more!!!

  5. It sounds like you've had a lot going on but all fun things. That's so cool you guess the right amount. I love using local honey! Beautifully Candid

  6. I hate when a simple chore turns into this huge production and ends up eating up most of your day. Hope your new washing machine arrives soon.
    Good to hear the rest of your weekend turned out nice.

  7. What a great weekend! I love the dress you are wearing in the last photo!

  8. Ben has really started loving Target now too. It's so funny. When I pick him up from nursery school he'll often say, "are we going to Target now?" Go local honey!

  9. My niece and nephew live on the kodiak cakes! So yummy! Sorry about the washer, hope it comes and you don't have too much of a backlog. Local honey is the best! Sounds like a great weekend.

  10. Not to long ago, we redid our kitchen. I remember a trip to Lowe's where the kids were just awful. So wild. We ran into one of the managers from my work and talked with him for a bit. I was so embarrassed. I totally feel you! We had to have a new washer about a year ago. And our dryer worked on a couple of months ago. Having either one of those out of service is rough!!

  11. That sucks about the washer! The shower sounds like it was fun.

  12. Oh my that sounds like a crazy weekend but hey at least you got some local honey!
    xo - Beth

    1. It was a crazy busy weekend, but the honey is golden. Love it.