Friday, April 22, 2016

Weekly Bits:: VIII

This week was an exciting one for me. Lots of big changes ahead!

Accepted:: A New Job!!
  • Life always has a way of working out just as it should. The past year I have been commuting an hour each way for work, and it has been pretty tough. Two hours of driving a day is not ideal. This past week I was offered a job closer to home and accepted! It is going to be such a great change for me and I cannot wait to embark on this new journey.
Attended:: Cardinals vs. Cubs
  • This was my first Cardinals game of the season! Even though the Cards lost, it was still a beautiful night to watch the game and enjoy some great company.

Cooked:: Spaghetti Squash
  • I've been wanting to give spaghetti squash a shot for a while now. Being the picky eater that I am, however, I was a bit skeptical. I finally tried it this past week and am glad I did! It will definitely be my go-to replacement for noodles in the future.

Dreamed:: About Mexico
  • The first week back at work after a fun vacation is always hard.  Add in a new job offer, and the chances of being productive are slim. I spent the majority of my days this week wishing I was back on the beach working on my tan!


Emily Ann

P.S. I get to see this chunky monkey this weekend and couldn't be more excited! What is better than a chubby baby?!

Love this little guy!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Mexico 2016

My favorite picture of the trip - Tulum
This past week, Michael and I packed up and headed to El Dorado Seaside Suites in Riviera Maya for a short getaway. It was our first vacation with just the two of us, so I could barely contain my excitement! I have loved all of our group trips to places like Las Vegas, the Lake of the Ozarks, and Catfish Bend, but getting to spend a few days away with just each other made this my favorite adventure yet. We had a great time lounging on the beach, sipping on drinks by the pool, and even went on an excursion to Tulum and Xel-Ha.

Here's a little more about our adventure:

Friday, April 1, 2016

Weekly Bits:: VII

Read:: What Alice Forgot
  • I started this book back in February, but stopped after the first couple of chapters and never got back around to finishing it. For whatever reason, I just haven't been in the reading mood lately. So, earlier this week, I decided to give it a shot as an audiobook rather than actually reading it, and boy am I glad I did. I am hooked! 
Listened:: Green River Ordinance
  • A couple friends and I headed to Old Rock House last night to check out Green River Ordinance. I have seen them perform live before and loved this time just as much as the previous! Good music, good venue, good company. 
  • These were a big hit at our house. Seriously, so good (and healthy)! I will definitely be making these again in the near future!
Mile Log:: 224 Miles!
  • While I may be slacking on my blog posts, I have not been slacking on getting my miles in. I am up to 224 of my 1,000 mile goal for the year! I've been making sure to get some lunchtime walks in here and there and also running after work as often as possible. I even ran 3 miles this week at an 8:35 pace, which is impressive for me!


Emily Ann

P.S. I am loving these 25 ideas to get your home spring ready.