Hello buddies! How are you? How was the weekend??
It was our first *actual* weekend in Valdosta. It’s bizarre as a result of in some methods, it appears like we simply bought right here. (Okay, in a whole lot of methods. Just like the transferring containers that we’re nonetheless drowning in, which by no means appear to empty and mysteriously hold multiplying.) In different methods, it appears like we’ve been right here a very long time. We’ve been in a position to bounce again into our outdated Valdosta life (plus the kiddos, after all), meet up with outdated buddies, meet some new buddies, and begin to get settled in our new short-term dwelling.
Friday began off with a bang. Mallory -we have just a few mutual buddies right here in town- invited me to hitch in on a women’ evening to Thomasville, which is about an hour away. One of many trainers on the gymnasium is leaving, so it was her going-away occasion. We met up at one of many women’ homes, and rode there in a limo, whereas ingesting champagne, chatting, and dancing to music.
Dinner was at Candy Grass Dairy, which is a CUTE and classy little spot. Candy Grass produces the entire dairy on the menu, so we shared a cheese board and a few appetizers, and I had a glass of Malbec and a rooster + quinoa salad. It was so good. Driving by, I observed the entire little boutiques and enjoyable eating places so I’ve a sense we’ll be again with the fam.
The journey again was much like the journey there, with louder music and extra dance strikes. 😉
It was such a blast, and although it’s not like me to exit with a bunch of women I didn’t know effectively (#introvertforlife), I’m so glad I made a decision to go for it. I used to be simply grateful they invited me, and figured the one strategy to meet new individuals is to not be lame and do issues haha. They had been so enjoyable, type, and welcoming. I’d forgotten how superior and pleasant the individuals are right here, and it’s been actually cool to be again in that atmosphere.
Saturday was a lot of unpacking -I tackled most of my closet- then headed to the gymnasium for a leg exercise, then Publix for groceries. I LOVE Publix, but it surely’s been years since I’ve shopped at a *actual* grocery retailer for every little thing we want. (Normally we’d simply Entire Meals or Dealer Joe’s it, and perhaps pop right into a full grocery retailer for 1-2 issues.)
Why are grocery shops so huge?? Why are there 18 various kinds of garlic powder?
Me after finishing the nice grocery scavenger hunt:
Saturday evening, we went to dinner at a pal’s home. He and the Pilot work collectively, and his spouse was the one who checked out the home for us and likewise helped with the movers when our flight was delayed. They’ve three youngsters, so the entire kiddos cherished working round and taking part in collectively. We had an superior wholesome feast of grilled rooster, candy potatoes, sautéed mushrooms, and brussels sprouts, and residential cooking was much more scrumptious after per week of a LOT of restaurant eating and takeout.
The spotlight of the evening: after we bought dwelling, there have been DEER IN OUR BACKYARD. I believed they had been canine at first, after which they stepped into the porch gentle and we had been all shocked. They had been so cute, and had little white tails. It was fairly majestic, and I used to be so excited to see one other one final evening. I grabbed the digicam to snap a fast pic.
Sunday, we celebrated Easter! We ended up sleeping in a bit, after which heading to the lounge for Easter baskets.
Subsequent, it was time for brunch. We had fruit salad, I made some French toast with candy egg bread, topped with strawberry compote:
and it’s probably not Easter with out Nana’s egg dish.
(She makes it higher as a result of it has her particular Nana contact, but it surely was nonetheless scrumptious. Additionally, hooray for leftovers for breakfast immediately.)
Our little Easter bunnies:
In a while, we had grownup fruit salad aka sangria with some extra buddies from the Pilots’ work. We hadn’t seen them in years, and it was so nice to catch up.
The children ran round and hunted for Easter eggs, after which we went inside for snacks. It was excellent.
(That image makes me snort each time. So informal; ankles crossed, and chillin. She was obsessive about driving round within the automobile.)
The weekend was crammed with a lot superior pal and household time, + a lot of chocolate Reese’s eggs. I’d positively name it a hit. 🙂
Our [blurry] self-timer pic. Womp womp. haha.
This week, we’re getting right into a groove and routine round right here, and Barre Bootcamp started this morning!! The entire movies are dwell on Gumroad in case you’d like so as to add a brand new barre exercise to your routine, too. You’ll get the hyperlink to obtain/stream the video and it’s yours to maintain and use everytime you’d like.
Decrease Physique Burn
Complete Physique Barre
(All are $9, however worth will go as much as $12 tonight at midnight.)
Have a contented Monday!