Even though it rained most of the weekend, we still managed to have a pretty nice two days.  It was definitely a blend of getting things done around the house and having a little fun, too.  On Saturday, Bob managed to take both of the boys to get their hair cut, so now they are looking so grown up and handsome.  I can't believe how big they are getting.  The boys spent a bunch of time outside on Saturday, and Bob even managed to get the lawn mowed during a break in the rain.  I did menu planning and grocery shopping (fun times!).  And laundry, always laundry.  We had our awesome dinner, and Bob and watched a movie Saturday night, which was fun.  We watched Lincoln Lawyer with Matthew MCConaughey.  It was really good!  Suspense and intrigue but not so much that I was totally freaked out and not too gory, either.

Sunday was a little bit more of the same.  I worked on organizing a few things around the house, got Stephen's spring clothes in the wash, vacuumed, and just lots of basic cleaning.  And more laundry!  

Then, we went to Fro Pa!  My favorite weekend treat!  I think I actually managed to fill myself up with fro yo.  It was heavenly!  The kids loved it, too.  We got a bunch of pictures, and the owner let Bob wear the Parrot Head, so had to get pics of that!

After our frozen delights, we took advantage of a break in the rain and headed over to the Huckleberry with the boys' scooters.  Oh my gosh -- they had so much fun!  And who am I kidding, I had a blast too!  I spent the entire walk offering to ride Taylor's scooter if he got tired.  It actually takes a good amount of energy to push oneself along on the scooter, and we walked a pretty good distance, so he was tired at the end.  Which meant I got to ride.  It was so much fun.
I have to say, though, my favorite part of the walk was watching Taylor really glide along on his scooter.  I don't think I've ever seen him look as graceful as when he was gliding on that thing.  Stephen did really well with his three-wheeled scooter.  He was super cute pushing himself along.  He doesn't quite have the hang of steering yet, so he would scoot along and then have to stop and physically turn his scooter to keep from going off the path.  It was pretty precious!

At the end of our walk there is a set of monkey bars.  Sometimes I can go all the way across (I like to do these bars on my runs whenever I run by them).  Last week I couldn't make it, though, so I had something to prove this time around.  Well, I made it all the way across!  It felt pretty good :)

Last night's dinner was a spontaneous, and tasty, experiment.  We originally had boring old meatloaf on the menu, but then we ended up spending a bunch of time walking the Huckleberry and riding scooters, and all of a sudden, I was worried we wouldn't have enough time for the meatloaf to bake.  We considered stopping by the grocery store for some chicken and pineapple to grill out, but we really didn't want to go to the store for a third time in the weekend.  So, we got creative and decided to turn the meatloaf into turkey burgers!  To 1 lb. of ground turkey, I added 1 egg, a handfull of Italian bread crumbs, a big squirt of pre-minced garlic, same with pre-minced ginger, a healthy shake of Montreal steak seasoning, salt, and a squirt of soy sauce (I wanted to use Teryaki, but we were all out).  We took some mini peppers and coated them in olive oil, garlic powder, and salt & pepper and threw them on the grill to roast.  The dinner cooked up super quick!  We finished the meal out with a bag of Cranberry Walnut Salad (that came with an apple cider vinaigrette), and some orange wedges.

And!  And!  Just for fun, we topped each burger with an egg cooked over medium.  I don't quite know how or why we thought of this.  I have sort of been craving a Cheesy Western for a while now, and then we were talking about the ginger and sauce having kind of an Asian flare and how Korean BeMenBop (I know I butchered the word and the spelling!) has an egg over easy on it, and we just decided to do it to our turkey burgers.

It was very tasty and definitely unique!

Today's Workout

And finally, today's workout.  Ordinarily, this wouldn't be anything to write home about, but it was just so awesome today I had to share.  So I did almost the whole workout I had planned, but I did change things up a bit.  

The had some new weights that work well with the trap bar, and there were some 45s, so instead of doing 50 lbs. on each side, I did the 45s and ended up doing the trap bar deadlifts at 135 lbs.  I did four sets of 8 reps.  It felt amazing!

Then I did the squat with the single arm presses (20 lbs) and superset it with the bent over rows (60 lbs).  I did a pretty fast pace for the squats/presses, and I got a great sweat going!  I lost count and couldn't remember if I had done 3 or 4 sets, but I did 12 reps for all of them and stopped when I had about 10 minutes left to do ab work.

For the abs, I wasn't in the mood to do planks, so I opted to the ab work I have planned for Friday: inclined sit ups and side lateral raises.  I used a 12.5 lb. weight for all of them and got in as many supersets as I could before I had to hit the shower.

Increasing the weights left me feeling like I had had an amazing workout, in the same amount of time I usually have.  The squat/press combo was also great for getting my heart rate up, and I love that I was able to get the squat work in while also working my arms.  Love, love, love that move!

And what a great way to start my week!

I hope and pray the kids stay healthy all week this week :)



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