Goooood evening friends! How are you today? I hope great. Once again, I thank you all for your congratulations. I love how they just keep coming in. It sounds like you all are almost as excited as I am. Many of you are even saying you want to hear more about the pregnancy. Don’t worry! I will be talking about it regularly because it will affect a lot of my life right now. I guess I should have worded my last post differently to say my blog won’t be all about pregnancy, but like it has always been plus some pregnancy talk mixed in on a regular basis. Sound good? Good!
Now that we have that all cleared up, let’s talk about my “ooh-la-la” day. It started off pretty typical. I woke up and had my morning devotion time, then got the babes and I ready for the gym. I hit up a Power + Kick class combo this morning which left me feeling good. I have to take advantage of energetic days because I know before too long the first trimester energy crash will hit and I will be about as useful as stiletto heels during a hike…aka instead of sinking into mud, I will be sinking into our couch.
After the gym, my daytime hours were spent loving on the M and “ooh-la-la”ing my lunch. I had leftovers from last night with a ton of mango on the side. I heart mango. Both pictures aren’t from my lunch, but reused from yesterday. My appetite was too driven to pause for pictures today.
Most of my day’s fun began around 5:00. My mom and sister arrived for us to spend the afternoon together. I think this was the best moment of the day. Makenzie was wearing the special shirt I made her and my sister’s reaction was priceless.
I wonder how long it will take Peter’s family and others to figure the shirt out when the time comes for us to share with them. That won’t be for a little while, but I really loved the shirt idea.
After my sister pierced my eardrums it was time to get to the real reason for their visit. Since my sister was busy being a pirate all weekend, we had to wait until tonight to treat my mom to her biggest present – a mani/pedi combo on us. Bonus? We both get one too. And seeing as I never get mani/pedis I was thrilled for some pampering.
Happy 2,354,795,827th Mother’s Day to me! At least that is what it feels like. Ooh-la-la, right?
After we got home from our couple hours of fun, it was time to eat! Something I have no problem doing. Tonight I decided to try something new. What was on the menu? Portabella burgers and Nutbutter Parsnip Fries from Angela.
For the Portabella burgers I just marinated them for about 10 minutes (no more) in a mixture of olive oil, worcestershire sauce, garlic, pepper, and steak seasoning. Then, the hubs grilled them for about 5-8 minutes per side while basting them with the remainder of the marinade.
For the Nutbutter Parsnip Fries I just followed the recipe Angela posted in the link above. I have never had parsnips before so this worried me a tiny bit, but they tasted delicious. Although they did burn a bit. Lesson learned for next time, because I WILL be making these again.
What a delicious meal! And it totally makes up for the lack of a portabella wrap I had last week.
- How often do you get mani/pedis? Or what is a “luxury” that you do regularly for yourself? I WISH mine was massages. I would looooove to have a regular massage. If I had to say I have a luxury it would be getting new workout clothes when I know I don’t need more.
- What is a food you recently tried that you have never eaten before? Or what is something you don’t think you could ever try? Something I don’t think I would ever try is sea urchin. They showed it on a Food Network show recently and it just did not look appetizing in the least. I didn’t even know you could eat it!