Our weekend was low key and comprised of plenty of family time, a cookout with friends, church, yoga and lots of good food.
Two weeks ago, Ryan and I took a Saturday morning yoga class together and told each other we wanted yoga to become a regular part of our weekends whenever possible because we both felt so darn good after the class. We made it a priority on Saturday morning and took a gentle flow class together that felt wonderful.
I think in the past I wanted yoga to be more of a workout for me and while I know it absolutely can be, I’m beginning to realize that in reality my favorite kind of yoga is more of a gentle flow and a deep stretch.
Saturday’s class was great and the stretch I felt through my hips and hamstrings felt fantastic after a week of sweaty workouts. Once the class was over, we scooped Chase up out of childcare before making our way to the grocery store to pick up everything we needed for a cookout with friends we planned to host in the late afternoon.
Once we got back home, we spent most of Chase’s naptime doing odds and ends around the house – cookout food prep, laundry, vacuuming, cleaning and all that super fun stuff.
(The brownies I’m holding are Annie’s chocolate chip cookie brownies from a box mix and they were so good. Highly recommended for a semi-homemade short cut dessert!)
Our friends arrived around 4:30 p.m. and we spent the next few hours munching on snacks, watching the little ones play and enjoying each others’ company.
Ryan threw burgers and Italian sausage on the grill a little before 6 p.m. and soon we were all digging into a delicious dinner that included roasted sweet potatoes, chopped Southwest salad, quinoa and more.
Everyone left when the toddlers started to get sleepy and within 10 minutes of our goodbyes, Chase was fast asleep in his crib. Apparently playing host tired him out!
Once Chase was in bed, Ryan and I spent the rest of our Saturday night curled up on the couch watching Big Bang Theory before climbing into bed and reading. (I finished In Farleigh Field and began reading The Secret Wife.) Saturday night was clearly wild and crazy because every member of the Fagan family was fast sleep by 10:30 p.m.
Sunday morning began with smoothies! I did my best to recreate one of our favorite Clean Juice smoothies and blended frozen bananas and strawberries with hemp protein powder, honey, almond milk and almond butter.
It was pretty darn close to the real deal and we all (Chase included!) enjoyed the cold and creamy start to our day.
With smoothies in our bellies, we headed off to an early morning church service and really enjoyed the message.
Before making our way back home after church, Ryan, Chase and I popped into Old Navy because I wanted to grab a pair of my favorite jeggings for Chase in the next size up. I don’t put Chase in jeans very often because he’s still so tiny that most jeans swallow him up so when I found these unisex jeggings a few weeks ago that ended up fitting him well and felt super comfy, I knew I wanted to go back and get the next size up before he outgrows his current pair!
We made it back home in time for a quick lunch of Saturday’s cookout leftovers before Chase went down for his nap. Ryan then did some yard work outside with Sadie while I set up camp in my office and worked for a couple of hours. I also managed to do some meal planning and bake a batch of Paleo Blender Muffins before Chase was up and ready for action.
A a family walk over to a local park was next on our agenda!
Sadie seemed to enjoy the walk and Chase loved the playground break!
We made it back home around 5 p.m. and headed off to the grocery store to pick up food for the week. While we were out, we popped into Papa Murphy’s to grab a pizza to make at home for dinner. Neither Ryan nor I have ever tried Papa Murphy’s before and we ordered their specialty sausage and fennel pizza with red sauce instead of the creamy garlic sauce. (For those of you who may also be new to Papa Murphy’s, they prep the pizza in front of you but you take it home to bake it.)
Between the two of us (and some very minor help from Chase), we polished off the whole pizza and agreed we’d go back another time. The thin crust was still a little doughy which is just how we like it!
The rest of our evening included a little more playtime with Chase before it was time for pajamas, books and bed. Once Chase was asleep in his nursery, I did a little more food prep (veggie slicing + making overnight oats and a frittata) before joining Ryan on the couch for some Moose Tracks ice cream before bed.
I hope you all had a great weekend!!