One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


A Post-Birthday Father’s Day

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Yesterday was Little Guy’s 8th Birthday, today, Father’s Day. Needless to say, the weekend was an absolute blur.

We were woken up brite an early by these two toddler cousins.


They are 9 months apart and both oozing personality.

For breakfast I made a quick frittata with what I had in the fridge: ham, peppers, spinach and bacon bits.


It’s my go-to when I have people for breakfast and we want eggs.

Soon the now-8-year old joined us and explored some of his birthday gifts.


His friends finally woke up and they took over our living room TV playing Wii U.


Grandma TRIED to read The Toddler a book but he was distracted by Metroid Blast.


Having a house full of kids brought the child out in all of us.


Ahhh, who am I kidding. We don’t need the kids — we’re always childlike as you can tell by the only thing The Husband wanted for Father’s Day.


I had him convinced he wasn’t getting it. :)

The kids headed outside for a water gun fight,


and the toddlers went sand crazy on the deck.


We decided to make dinner for lunch since “the Dads” had afternoon golf plans.


In addition to my grill-fest I made a new salad idea using fresh basil from the garden.


It was a hit! I’ll try to get it on GreenLiteBites tomorrow. UPDATE: Recipe posted. Click here to check out Basil Cucumber Salad with Tomatoes and Cheese.

After dinner we chatted before the The Husband and his Dad hit the golf course.


After a quick nap (myself included) Evan and I headed out for our mile.


He’s LOVING the running stroller and actually asks to go out for runs now. I’m telling you this Running Streak thing is awesome! It has really reminded me taking 10-20 minutes for a quick run is not only possible but beneficial. I’ve been feeling fantastic!

We got back and snacked a bit. This guy hit the cashews pretty hard and he was so cute doing it.



After snack we headed back out for a park trip.


It was too nice of a day to stay in.

The rest of the evening we hung out with Grandma,


and played Lego City on the Wii U until the dads came home.

We ended up ordering food and I went with an old favorite of mine, an eggplant parm sub. Boy was it good, but now I feel like a slug. Honestly, my eating all weekend has been overindulgent with cake, s’mores, pizza, and lots of other junk.   I don’t regret a thing — it was an AWESOME weekend —  but I’m ready to return to cleaner eating. My tummy is not happy right now.

This week is pretty much my last week before FitBloggin‘ so I’m going to be a mess. Ryan’s home from school. I have to figure out what I’m shipping versus taking with me to Portland. And you know there will be tons of little fires to put out. That’s just par for the event-planning course.

I must admit though, I do like it. It’s such a different type of work than web development or teaching.

OK, I’m off to bed before I eat anything “just because.”

Hope you had a great weekend!

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    June 17, 2013

    Sounds like it was a great weekend. Happy belated birthday to Ryan. Hope this week goes as smoothly as possible. Good luck with FitBloggin prep! :)


    June 17, 2013

    Roni, I can’t believe how much older Ryan is looking. :( When i started following your blog he was such a little thing with that baby face. Both your boys are so adorable. I wish you all the best with FITBLOGGIN!!


    June 17, 2013

    Great Blog! Just found it! Keep up the good work! Seems like you have a happy family


    June 17, 2013

    I need to check out GreenLiteBites to see if you have a grilling section!


    June 17, 2013

    WONDERFUL! Sounds like a great weekend!

    Louise Lewis

    June 19, 2013

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