As you read this, I am off on a jet plane to Chicago. I haven’t been to Chicago (except through the airport) for five years, and I’m excited to go back! Do you remember the Healthy Living Summit? It was a fun blog conference, and the year we held it in Chicago was my favorite – it’s a cool place.
This trip is going to be a fast one, so I won’t have any time to do cool stuff like a food tour or an architectural tour… Those were my favorite parts of Chicago! I’m going for two Operation Beautiful events (one is open to the public <—I’d love to meet you!), and it’s going to pretty much be an in-and-out kind of thing. But I’m having a bit of anxiety about leaving Claire. I’ll miss Henry, too, but I’ve never been away from Claire for more than a handful of hours, let alone overnight. Ughhhh. So sad.
RuffleButt bloomers are the cutest…thing… ever.
And honestly, I’m kind of concerned that she’s going to eat the Husband alive… She is going through that “only mommy” stage and sometimes struggles when someone besides me is feeding her or putting her to sleep. Wish the Husband luck… He’s going to need it.
Work this week has been super busy, and I’ve been struggling to find time to workout. I did pull myself together for a super early run and did 6.0 miles. I have to say that early morning runs are really becoming my jam.
I LOVE the early morning workouts because I really, really enjoy the feeling of knowing I can cross “exercise” off my To Do List before anything else. Also, once I get going, I definitely have the most energy first thing in the morning (maybe it’s all those coffees…). My favorite thing is coming home as everyone else is just waking up and being able to dive into mom mode feeling like I’ve already gotten so much done!
Giving the kids sweaty hugs is also fun…
Reflective Vest is essential! The sun only comes up halfway through my workout.
Came home and made this lovely breakfast.
I’ve been making veggie frittatas a lot. This method is super easy and involves only a little prep work.
First, I cook some peppers, onions, and spinach in a pan with some olive. I do the peppers and onions first and then throw the spinach in at the end. I take the veggie mix and put it in the middle of a greased cast iron skillet.
Then I mix seven eggs + 3/4 cup Greek yogurt and pour it on top.
Bake for about 30 minutes at 375 and… TADA!
And last, but not least, I need to teach Claire the sign language for water because girlfriend is OBSESSED with drinking water from a cup. When she sees one of our cups, she SCREAMS and SCREAMS until someone gives her a sip. Hah.
Have a great weekend! I’ll see you on Monday. <3