Happy Tuesday, everyone! I hope you all had a relaxing weekend and a great (or at least bearable) start to your week.
I’m coming off of an amazing weekend at home. Jake also came up for the weekend and it was amazing to see him! I miss that guy already. I don’t really have pictures from the first part of the weekend, but I do have a shitton of pictures from Easter Sunday, so I’ll share those. Growing up, my family celebrated Easter and Passover, both as cultural traditions rather than religious ones. So for us, Easter is about chocolate, green bean casseroles, and lots (and lots and lots) of family time. I love it.
The day started with Easter baskets. Yes, we still get Easter baskets. My mom informed me that we’re going to keep getting baskets until we have kids (<< “we” meaning me, Jake, and Jesse AKA brother). I can’t think of a better reason to postpone childbearing for at least two hundred more years.
Later that morning, I headed to the gym with Mama for a 30 minute workout. I spent my half hour on the elliptical listening to Dane Cook Pandora and watching Sex & the City on the TV. MULTITASKING HOLLA.
I also posted this Instagram video of me and Doug E Fresh (Dad) boxing. It’s one of my favorite workouts! I used to be super into it in high school but I don’t have a boxing gym anymore, sadly. I really need to do more of it because it makes me feel like a badass woman… Like a mix of Beyonce and Hilary Clinton and a kangaroo (<< because of the punching).
Finally, after showering and getting ready, appetizers were put out.
Cream cheese + chili sauce with wheat thins…
Flatbread, fontina, herb cheese, and apples…
And then, DINNER! I skipped the ham and the spinach salad (hardboiled egg, yuck), but piled by plate with party potatoes, green bean casserole, and soy sauce glazed carrots. OHHHH MY BELLY YES. YES YES YES.
Lots of relaxing, lovin’ and food coma-ing.
Does that off-center necklace make your anal-retentive senses want to explode?
Since it was a ridiculously gorgeous day, a bunch of us headed down to the neighborhood park. Ahh, the joys of home. We played some b-ball (H-O-R-S-E)… I won.
And by “won” I mean “lost.” Because I can’t jump or catch things or throw things or dribble things and I really don’t have that whole competitive streak that people talk about.
I made my brother practice ice skating moves with me. Minus the ice skates.
So elegant, I know.
I headed home early Monday morning. The day flew by, but it’s always hard adjusting to “real” life after a weekend at home. But what can you do? Time to bust out another week (week four! of ten! and then i’m done! shit…), amiright?
IN THE COMMENTS:
What’s your favorite holiday food? Party potatoes are up there for me… It’s potatoes, cheese, sour cream, cheese, cream of chicken soup, onion, cheese, cheese, cheddar cheese, and cornflakes on top. Baked to artery-clogging perfection.
Have you ever boxed? What workout makes you feel like a straight up badass?