Wow you guys, I never meant to disappear! I don’t think I’ve ever gone that long without blogging which is either A. Impressive or B. Sad, but I spent the week (the whole week!!) on Oak Island with my family. I brought along several things with full intentions of using them (my computer and my running shoes for example), but instead I left them untouched in favor of truly unplugging.
It felt strange, a little uncomfortable, then finally, incredibly rejuvenating. I can’t wait to share pictures with you as soon as I sort through them because goodness knows I snapped about a million. But here’s a sneak peek at Hailey’s interpretation.
Two drinks in mommy’s hands? You nailed it kiddo.
The true sign of a great getaway to me is how you feel when you return. Not well-rested of course, because every parent knows there is really no such thing as “vacation” when young children are involved, but I returned home yesterday feeling inspired and excited! With fall literally days away and the weather starting to turn to match it, I’m pumped for the fresh start and hyper-focus I’ve attained to eating well, getting organized, and jumping on some goals. Oh, and working out again because my body needs a good bootcamp butt-kicking.
Did I mention yesterday was my birthday too? 32 years young and ready to hit the ground running! I celebrated with the thing I wanted to do most- meal planning on the ride home! I live life full throttle, I tell ya.
It felt great to peruse my new cookbook (it’s beautiful!) that mom and dad gave me for inspiration and create a week of newly inspired health meals.
Then pick up Chipotle for lunch of course.
We unloaded the car, then Kaitlyn and I took off to make this week’s culinary dreams come true.
We met David out to do a car switch and he took the girls to vacuum out my sand-filled car while I got to unload my treasures in peace (insert birthday jig).
Once we got everything washed (I’m a bit of an unpacking/cleaning nut) and the girls down to bed (which took a while- readjusting is fun for all), David and I sat down with our Mediterranean salmon parchment packs (my favorite!!) and exhaled. Then he surprised me with gifts!
Nothing says love like a 5 lb bag of Himalayan salt, a pinch bowl I’ve been talking about forever! Isn’t it funny how you never buy little things like that for yourself? I loved that his gifts (which also included an apron and wine opener) fit in line with my re-energized in the kitchen theme I’m really feeling right now.
We hit the hay hard in our (OWN!) clean, cozy bed, right after I put my cashews into soak.
Cilantro cream sauce that I’ve been thinking about forever, I’m finally going to make you happen.
And that’s what has been going on!
Hoping to start combing through pictures and get the girls back on some semblance of a schedule today, along with some food prep that I’ll be sharing (hopefully) live on periscope. On that note though, Kaitlyn is up early so off I go!
What is the last vacation you went on that left you feeling rejuvenated?
What are you excited to refocus on lately?