Weekend Wrap Up

What a fun weekend! I am so glad we were able to go up to Jacksonville to visit my family & friends.

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We didn’t make it to the beach, only because it’s a LOT for a few hours- trying to time nap time along with actually spending time at the beach, so we just decided to skip it this time. We are trying to plan another family vacation for September at the beach, which will be nice. Will make it MUCH easier with Gabriella, since we will be staying at a condo- easier to feed & nap the baby. Smile

We arrived Thursday morning and just spent the day with my family. My uncle was in town from New Hampshire, and then my parents were there (of course Smile ). Shortly after my Aunt, my Sister & brother in law & nephew and niece arrived.

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^That picture makes me laugh. It’s my niece, brother in law, nephew & my sister. My nephew is reaching for my sister- nothing like a mother & her son…and a father & his daughter. ❤

Gabriella THOROUGHLY enjoyed herself & we were SO impressed with HOW good she was. Not just on Thursday, but the whole weekend. Little miss social butterfly! She is really coming around to hanging out with other people, rather than just Craig and I.

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^She was having some bonding time with Grandpa. (please notice her gut. Cracks me up!)

On Friday I got to go running with my Dad, which I always enjoy. I was planning to take Gabriella in the BOB, but she fell asleep in the crib, so I was able to run BOB free! I feel so naked without that stroller- haha! But it’s a nice break, and it gives me a chance to really FLY!

Once we finished our run and I was able to shower (thank goodness Winking smile ), I met up with one of my best friends, Jayme. I just love her & so does Gabriella.

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We wanted to meet our other very good friend Tara’s new baby boy!! Sweet baby Ford. I fell IN LOVE and held him for about an hour- he just fell asleep in my arms and OH MY GOSH, totally did NOT help my baby fever. Winking smile

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He is SO very precious!! & it was SO nice to be able to spend time with Jayme and Tara. Love them both, I should say all three (must include little Ford Smile ) very much!

The rest of Friday we spent with my parents and Uncle. Craig bought rib eye steaks for everyone at The Fresh Market– LOVE that grocery store! And since I don’t eat steak (or beef of any kind), I got Seaweed Salad with smoked salmon.

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SO SO SO GOOD!! It was on the ‘seafood bar,’ and if you have a Fresh Market near you I HIGHLY recommend it. I EASILY ate a HUGE container all by myself. Way too good, and I’m so sad we don’t have a Fresh Market closer to us.

Saturday we actually decided to come back home, just so that we could have Sunday to get ready for a new week. I also spent the whole day making baby food- I plan on doing a post on that this week!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday as well! Looking forward to this week, I feel like it’s going to be a good one!!

Coming up on the blog this week: Baby food making 101, All about 8 months, a few new recipes & a must try workout!! Can’t wait to share it with you Smile

Anyone run any races for the 4th?? Did you PR??

Favorite part of July 4th?? Do share!!

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8 thoughts on “Weekend Wrap Up

  1. I’m glad you had such a great weekend in Jacksonville. It looks like a lot of fun. I would have held off on the beach as well so I def think you made the right call. Plus it gives more excitement for another vacation! Seaweed salad is one of favorite types of salad. When I go to get food at Japanese restaurants, I almost always get it!

  2. Yes I’ve learned that hotel rooms are not great for babies! And nap time doesn’t allow for much get out and do stuff time. Gentry is having a shorter AM nap so I’m able to get more done!
    Sounds like a wonderful weekend!
    emma @ a mom runs this town

  3. Awww yea for MCS friends! Glad you had a nice visit. Vacations are more complicated with babies/kiddos, huh? But it does get easier as they get older. I’d love to learn to run, but I just never thought I was good at it. But I guess I’m not too old to try something new! 😉

  4. Aww itty bitty baby!! 🙂 I love taking meals to my friends who just had babies so that I can see their newborns. Addie isn’t even 12 weeks yet, but she just feels like such a big girl!

  5. Well I’m glad we both had seaweed salad this weekend!! 🙂 It’s sooooo good.

  6. I think it’s best you held off on the vacation, too, because the fourth of July weekend is always WAYYY too hectic at the beach. It just would have been overwhelming! I’m glad you had a great time with family and G is warming up to people! It takes time but she’ll get there! BTW, your top in the picture of baby Ford is AMAZING. I love it!

  7. Looks like such a fun weekend! Gabriella is such a cutie! I will be going to Destin on Friday and I know that they have a Fresh Market, but I’ve never been in. I’ll have to make a special point to go by there and maybe try the seaweed salad.

  8. How fun to be able to see so many family members and friends. I see many parties and sleep overs in your future if Miss Gabriella is the social butterfly – how fun! I know the feeling of wanting to get back and have some down time to prepare for the week ahead. I LOVE some planning time! 🙂

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