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Little Week Recap and a Pumpkin Pie Smoothie!

Hi there friends!
Happy Tuesday!
I am a little behind on blogging and I have been playing catch up for the last week since I FINALLY got my computer fixed!!  I have had so many issues with it the last 6 months, and I was finally able to make an appt and take it to the Apple store.  I took it in last Sunday afternoon, and I was there for a while.  The tech who helped me was very kind and knowledgeable! At fist we both thought my hard drive had crashed (AGAIN), but thankfully, that was NOT the issue!  My computer was in a vicious cycle of needing an update, but not having enough room to update because my hard drive was full. But, each time I attempted to pull things off onto my external hard drive, the computer would freak and not let me do it because I had not updated…See the cycle there?!? So after running some test, they were able to figure out what needed to be done.
1- remove my 20+ thousand pics and all other data.
2- Delete & wipe the computer clean.
3- Load the update
4- Re-ad the data I needed (aka, not ALL of my pictures…lol)
So when they called on Wed morning saying it was ready, I was thrilled.  However, when I got to the store and they brought out my computer, I tried to log in and it was still having the same issues 😦  Turns out they forgot to complete steps 2 & 3 in the 3 days they had my computer!  Thankfully, they were able to do them right then and there, but I did sit in the store for over an hour waiting for the “10-15 min” procedure to be finished.
At the end of the day I basically have a new computer with the new operating system and it running on happy space!

The rest of the week I played some catch up between mountains of laundry from sick kiddos (darn tummy virus) and lots of snuggles.

On Friday I got to head out to a city on the other side of Houston from me and hang with my Texas nephew and niece!  We had a fab weekend together despite it still being over 100*F with the heat index!  Saturday I watched little B play soccer and baby B and I were pretty much melting on the sidelines!

The highlight of the weekend was when the Hubs came out to join us and me introducing the kids to snapchat filters!  I think we laughed so hard we cried a few times! If you follow me on Instagram, you can see some of the video action!


As fall approaches this week, I have def been in the mood for more pumpkin based meals. I had some left over puree from my latest pumpkin creation, so I decided to make a pumpkin smoothie!  Boy oh boy, it was like Thanksgiving jumped off the calendar and into my smoothie!

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin purée
  • 1/2 of small container of Siggis vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 2 scoops Vital Proteins Collagen
  • 1 tsp cinnamon & pumpkin pie spice

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Directions

  1. Blend banana with almond milk still smooth.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and blend till smooth.
  3. Split into 2 glasses & sprinkle punk in pie spice on top.
  4. Enjoy with optional whipped cream ( I didn’t have an on hand, but I know it will add another burst of flavor to this delicious smoothie!)

I even hung up my new fall door decoration I received for my birthday from a sweet friend!
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Come on fall, we are waiting for you!

 
What are you most excited about for during this fall?
– What pumpkin recipes do you enjoy? Or are you more an apple person?

I am linking up with HoHo Runs and MissSippiPiddlin today for their Weekly Wrap!
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Be filled with joy and health!
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Weekend Recap!

Happy Monday y’all!   I am linking up today with HoHo Runs and MissSippiPiddin for Weekly Wrap!
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Well, fall weather has finally settled in.  This morning it was in the 50s! The humidity was gone and it was gorgeous out!  I love this kind of weather.  Cool mornings warming up to a pleasant mid-70 degree day!  I really can’t say I miss the northern weather.
IMG_2306It has a fun filled weekend like normal!  Ha
Friday night I had a *tough* babysitting job.  It is rough when the kids are already in bed and I have to do it chill 😉  It was a nice end to a bit of a nutty week!

I woke up early Sat morning to news that my nephew had arrived!! Yahoo!  I got to meet him over FaceTime. He is so sweet!
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Saturday I had big plans to going to the gym for a class or so, but I slept really cruddy Friday night so I ended up resting some before doing housework and my own home workout.
The hubs went out of town for a memorial service for one of his nephews.  Not the best reason to see family, but he had a nice time with his sister and some other relatives.
I was able to get some work done at our house and rearranged some furniture in anticipation of some new items!!
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Later in the day I had the privilege of taking care of 2 of my favorites overnight!  We of course had a blast!  Made tacos, had movie night and a huge cuddle fest!
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Mid afternoon the Hubs came back into town and we got our new to us couch loaded into his truck.  Plodded back to our house and got the couch in the house.  Then headed off to pick up our new-to-us TVs.  It was a bit of a production getting them home.  For some reason, the 3 main roads that head south were all backed up!  Instead of it taking 10-15 min to get home it took almost an hour.  It was an annoyance but I kept reminding myself that we were safe, not in an accident and a-ok.  We sat in traffic and belted out Natalie Grant’s new single!
When we got home the Hubs warmed up some dinner while I got things ready to move furniture!  It was a bit messy but ended up turning out pretty well!

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In the middle of the chaos

After we moved the furniture and I set up the new TVs 🙂
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The new set up is homey and we have tons of space for anyone who wants to come over 🙂

That is about it for the weekend!  I still have lots of work to do on the rest of the house, and especially my office….for being an organizing queen, the disarray is driving me batty!  My goal is to have it mostly finished by tomorrow night! I would like the housekeepers to actually be able to clean when they come!  😉

To end the weekend on a fabulous note, I finally booked our last trip of the year!  I am taking the Hubs to Costa Rica!  He has never been and I have not been down for 7 years!!!  This will be my 10th time and I can not wait!  I was able to find an awesome deal.  It is like Christmas came early!
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How was your weekend?  What was on your schedule??

Have a healthy and joyfilled day!

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Slow…

Bouncing back to normal life after our trip to Africa has taken a little longer than anticipated.  Almost 2 weeks later I still feel a little foggy.  I am not sure if it is just jet lag, or a combo of the allergic reaction I had in Ethiopia along with a cold I picked up at the end of the trip added to the jet lag.  I have been trying to go to bed early most evenings, and yet unable to fall asleep for hours.  That does not bode well when I have to get up for work.  I don’t have too much planned this coming weekend and NOTHING planned for my birthday weekend, so I sure hope that helps!

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My bed and I need some major quality time together ASAP!

Our first weekend back I tried to jump back into life…maybe not my best move.  Ran around town doing errands and getting our house back to normal with oil change/car wash/groceries/toilet-trees and laundry.  I went to body pump for the first time in a few weeks, and boy were my muscles in for a rude awakening!!! I have been back to a few of my normal workout classes AND purchased some new running shoes (for $35, WIN!!!).

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Of course I had to put in some #sweatpink shoelaces!

I have was reunited with a few of my favorite baby-sitting kids and my workout girls!
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And I can finally say I ran again…it was NOT pretty…and I am SO out of shape, but I managed a few miles of intervals with ZERO hip pain!!! So that is the good news.  I guess all that time off helped my hip to heal better, but I can not wait to really start training again and running longer and then work on my speed…

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Even after my indoor run I am drenched due to this Houston HEAT!

Have a happy and healthy day!

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