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Three Years Ago Today

by Courtney on January 2, 2013

Well, I feel like today means “back to the grind” for quite a few of us out there, huh? Schools are back in session and most of us are back to work after what was, hopefully, a wonderful holiday.

So Jay and I spent our New Year’s Day yesterday at home, catching up on a bunch of stuff and just enjoying the day in cozies and no makeup (well, for me anyways). The Christmas decorations are all finally taken down and put away, and our house is starting to return to normal after the “explosion” that usually happens after Christmas.

In addition to de-decorating, I also spent some time reading more of my book, a majority of it while I busted out a wonderful 5K (walking) on the treadmill. Honestly, the past two days have been a teeeeensy bit better in terms of the energy department (heck, I stayed up past 1am the other night dancing my face off!) so I’ve really been embracing it and taking advantage of a couple workouts. Here’s to hoping it sticks around for a bit!

Once I finished up on the treadmill, it was just about lunchtime so I snacked on a few things here and there while I put together a monstrous yogurt bowl…right in the gigantic Chobani container.

It was a great idea…in theory. However, if I’m going to attempt it again, I’m going to need to invest in some longer spoons. Things were getting a little messy with this one.

Shortly after I finished up with lunch, I wound up browsing around on Pinterest and got inspired to make an attempt at some make-ahead muffin tin eggs.

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I tested out a few different techniques and I’m trying out my first one this morning, so as long as it tastes okay, I’ll share all the details. Winking smile

A few hours later, and it was suddenly time for dinner…which was A-okay with me, because I had been looking forward to these things ALL day.

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As part of my whole “meal planning” attempts, I decided to add in my Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Spinach Quesadillas.

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Once again, the quesadillas were SUPER filling, so I only wound up eating two and am saving the other two for today’s lunch. Can’t beat that!

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I also had to save some room to snack on the mini taco dip that I had put together for the two of us on Monday (I made a big one for the NYE party, so I decided to make a little one for us to have later on).

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The bottom was a mix of light cream cheese & plain Chobani, then a layer of salsa, then a layer of cheese. SUPER easy…super delicious.

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So one last, fun thing for this morning? Well, today just so happens to be a SUPER special day…

I still cannot believe that it was THREE years ago today that I married my best friend. Our wedding was one of the fondest memories I think I will ever carry with me, and I always have so much fun looking back and reflecting on that day.

Tonight, the two of us are headed out for a nice anniversary dinner (as opposed to our lame night last year) which is actually the same restaurant where Jay asked me to be his girlfriend again, after we had been on our break (years ago). Boy, everything sure does happen for a reason, doesn’t it? Winking smile

Alright, I’m off to work…make today a GREAT one, my friends!

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1 Lauren January 2, 2013 at 8:08 am

Happy Anniversary!!!! Wishing you both the very best today and always! xoxo
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2 Claire @ Keeping Up With Claire January 2, 2013 at 8:10 am

Happy Anniversary! Just think, this time next year you’ll be celebrating with a little one. Enjoy your dinner tonight!

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3 Danielle@cleanfoodcreativefitness January 2, 2013 at 8:11 am

Happy Anniversary to you and Jay! Hope you both have a fabulous day!
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4 Linz @ Itz Linz January 2, 2013 at 8:11 am

Aww Happy Anniversary!!
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5 Karen January 2, 2013 at 8:17 am

Happy Anniversary!! Hope you both have a wonderful day!!
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6 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl January 2, 2013 at 8:21 am

Both the quesadillas and the taco dip look and sound amazing, and I love that the dip is vegetarian. I just may have to be making that ASAP.

Happy Anniversary. I hope you two have a great dinner together tonight! :)
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7 alyssa - life a la wife January 2, 2013 at 8:27 am

Happy Anniversary! 2013 will be a great year for you guys :)
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8 Jessie January 2, 2013 at 8:34 am

Happy Anniversary! Hope the two… scratch that, THREE of you have the most wonderful day together <3
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9 Angela @ Health's Angel January 2, 2013 at 8:38 am

Happy anniversary! You two are such a nice looking couple; that picture could be in a wedding magazine!

Those quesadillas look incredible- I have got to try them.
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10 My Neon Running Shoes January 2, 2013 at 8:40 am

Have a WONDERFUL anniversary!!!
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11 Khushboo January 2, 2013 at 8:43 am

Happy anniversary to you & Jay! Reading about your relationship always makes me smile!
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12 Courtney January 2, 2013 at 8:46 am

Happy Anniversary to you and Jay!!!

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13 Shari January 2, 2013 at 8:47 am

Happy Anniversary! :)
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14 Julie @ Sweetly Balanced January 2, 2013 at 8:51 am

Happy Anniversary!!!! You quesadilla dinner looks delish, I’m goin to have I try that combo!! Enjoy your date tonight!
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15 Melanie January 2, 2013 at 8:54 am

Aw I love the wedding photo–you are so beautiful! Happy Anniversary you two!
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16 Caitlin @ This Bride's Joyride January 2, 2013 at 9:10 am

Happy Anniversary!!! I really want to make that quesadilla now for dinner, it looks so good. I think I need to start doing some meal planning too.

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17 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey January 2, 2013 at 9:13 am

Happy Anniversary!!!

(2 for 2 on the comments!!!)
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18 Kim@hungryhealthygirl January 2, 2013 at 9:15 am

Happy anniversary! Have a super fun night tonight!
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19 Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots January 2, 2013 at 9:19 am

happy anniversary!
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20 Kaye January 2, 2013 at 9:22 am

Congratulations on three wonderful years…here’s to many, many more!!

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21 Dorsa @ Running Thoughts January 2, 2013 at 9:23 am

Happy anniversary :)
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22 Michelle@Peachy Palate January 2, 2013 at 9:26 am

Oh wow, happy wedding anniversary! Have a wonderful dinner tonight, can’t wait to hear all about it!
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23 Sara @ The Foodie Diaries January 2, 2013 at 9:35 am

Happy Anniversary to the two of you – and happy happy new year!
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24 Laurie @ Love, Laugh, Laurie January 2, 2013 at 9:43 am

So cute, happy anniversary!! And I hope the eggs turn out, because I want to try them :)
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25 Kathryn January 2, 2013 at 9:58 am

Happy Anniversary! I hope you have a great time tonight!
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26 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles January 2, 2013 at 10:10 am

Aww, happy anniversary! I hope you have a great time tonight!
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27 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries January 2, 2013 at 10:13 am

Happy Anniversary you two! I hope you enjoy your evening out together. :) And wowee, I really need to make those quesadillas! They look like they are packed with all sorts of yummy stuff!
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28 Avery @ Southern Belle Living Well January 2, 2013 at 10:17 am

Happy Anniversary! Your wedding picture is just beautiful :) I’m seriously jealous of that quesadilla, looks like it could have come from a restaurant!
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29 Sara @ fitcupcaker January 2, 2013 at 10:35 am

Beauitful picture. I love looking back at my wedding pictures :) This is one of my favorite posts! Do you have a quesadilla maker or just make them on the stove? I want to make all of that including the taco dip!~
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30 Courtney January 2, 2013 at 10:40 am

Thank you! :)
I just do them right in a skillet!

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31 Brooke @ Running In Heels January 2, 2013 at 10:43 am

Happy Anniversary!!

Your quesadillas are making me want Mexican food for breakfast.. haha
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32 Amanda @ .running with spoons. January 2, 2013 at 10:46 am

Happy Anniversary to you and Jay! I hope you both have a wonderful day together :)
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33 Meghan @ After the Ivy League January 2, 2013 at 10:54 am

Happy anniversary! That picture of you two is way too adorable. Everything happens for a reason, for sure!
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34 Katie @ Skinny Minnie Moves January 2, 2013 at 11:04 am

Happy Anniversary! Will be an extra special one for the two of you now that baby tooth is cooking :)

And no worries, I did that with the greek yogurt container yesterday! lol yeah your hands get covered… tip for me for next time, take off your rings lol
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35 Lauren @ Chocolate, Cheese and Wine January 2, 2013 at 11:13 am

Happy Anniversary!!!!!
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36 Chelsea @ LittleOneRuns January 2, 2013 at 11:19 am

that quesadilla looks bomb!! hope you enjoy your dinner tonite :)
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37 Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction January 2, 2013 at 11:36 am

Happy anniversary! Have fun tonight :)
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38 Caitlin January 2, 2013 at 11:38 am

Happy anniversary, gorgeous! So glad you are feeling more energetic and love that we both use the end of our big Cho containers as a yogurt mess “vehicle”. We need the long stem spoons like they have at Friendly’s for sundaes!
I hope you have a great dinner tonight. The one you had last night looks incredible. I love the idea of mixing light cream cheese and Cho for the Mexican dip and the quesadillas sound GREAT. I adore using sweet potatoes in quesadillas!
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39 Natalie @ Free Range Human January 2, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Happy Anniversary!!
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40 Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut January 2, 2013 at 12:12 pm

Happy anniversary! You were a gorgeous bride! :)

I have some of those monster containers to use up too haha! Need to start some Chobani baking experimenting!
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41 katie Carso January 2, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Happy Anniversary Courtney!!

Hope you guys have a wonderful time celebrating tonight! :)
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42 krystal January 2, 2013 at 12:25 pm

Happy Anniversary!! You were a gorgeous Bride! Enjoy your dinner tonight:)
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43 Kerry @ Totes My Oats January 2, 2013 at 12:26 pm

Happy Anniversary! Hope you guys have a wonderful evening! :)
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44 Jessica @ Prayers and Apples January 2, 2013 at 12:30 pm

happy anniversary!! ♥ ..keep us updated on the egg muffins – i would love to add them to my snacks (sometimes i get stuck in a rut!).. have fun tonight! :)
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45 Kristen@Change of Pace January 2, 2013 at 12:33 pm

Yay happy anniversary! You are GORGEOUS in your wedding photo! :)
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46 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake January 2, 2013 at 12:38 pm

Happy Anniversary!
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47 Katie @ A Full Plate January 2, 2013 at 1:07 pm

Aww happy anniversary!!

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48 Ashley @ Sweat for Sweets January 2, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Happy Anniversary! You look SO beautiful in that photo! Have a great day and start to the new year!
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49 Angela @ Beauty in Strength January 2, 2013 at 1:09 pm

Happy Anniversary! You have SO many blessings to be celebrating this year! Isn’t it funny how on your three year anniversary you are also adding a third member to your family (or fourth including Cody of course!). Happy New Year!
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50 Danielle @ Truffles n' Treadmills January 2, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Happy anniversary Courtney!
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51 Mikayla January 2, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Happy anniversary to both you and Jay!! I hope you have a truly wonderful day :)
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52 Amanda Perry @ Sistas of Strength January 2, 2013 at 1:44 pm

I love making eggs in muffin pans. Yum!! Happy Anniversary!
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53 Annette@FitnessPerks January 2, 2013 at 2:15 pm

Happy Anniversary!!

P.s. those quesadillas look awesome. I am inspired ;)
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54 Ashlee January 2, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Happy anniversary!
I don’t eat meat, but I’ve made these quesadillas and subbed black beans for the chicken. They were realllllly good!!
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55 Marilyn January 2, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Happy Anniversary!

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56 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope January 2, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Happy Anniversary! I hope you have a great time celebrating! :)
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57 dee January 2, 2013 at 3:41 pm

01/02/2010?! It’s a palindrome! Too fun! Have a happy day!

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58 Erin @ The Grass Skirt January 2, 2013 at 3:57 pm

You were such a stunning bride- which is not at all surprising. Happy anniversary! :)
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59 Ali @ WHOLEistically Fit January 2, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Happy Anniversary! Wishing you and your husband many many more years of continued love and happiness. :D

P.S. The quesadillas look so delicious as does the taco dip!
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60 Katy January 2, 2013 at 7:14 pm

Happy Anniversary! Have a fantastic night.
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61 Danica @ It's Progression January 2, 2013 at 7:56 pm

Happy Anniversary!! Enjoy your dinner out tonight!
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62 Carrie @ Fitness and Frozen Grapes January 2, 2013 at 8:16 pm

Happy anniversary, Courtney! Hope you and Jay have fun tonight!
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63 Cassi January 3, 2013 at 12:39 am

happy anniversary! You made a beautiful bride 3 years ago!

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64 Bek @ Crave January 3, 2013 at 5:32 am

Aww Congrats and happy anniversary :) The years fly by don’t they! Haha I hate getting yogurt all over your fingers.
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65 Jennifer January 4, 2013 at 12:53 pm

I tried out your Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Spinach Quesadillas the other night and hubby & I LOVED them (although I used a little too much EVOO!)! Thanks for sharing the recipe! :)

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