Weekend Highlights {11/3}

Another weekend come and gone…and if I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times, but mannnn, do they go by way too quickly. Who’s with me?

Did YOU all have a fabulous weekend? I’m happy to report we had another great one over here, filled with some fun, family, and festivities. The four of us all had a low-key Friday evening with some Panera take-out for dinner (have you guys tried their autumn squash soup?!? OMG yum) and an early bed time.


(We sent this picture to my in-laws to thank them for sending Lucas a 1st Halloween card)

Cody and Lucas even spent a little QT together.


I’m tellin’ ya…they’re gonna be best buds some day. Winking smile

Saturday morning started out with some of my favorites.


Can’t beat a hot plate of Kodiak Cakes and a hot mug of coffee. Mmm mmmmm.

We spent some time Saturday afternoon visiting with my parents who came to visit, which was really nice. And then, the three of us got all dressed up to get ready to head to our Halloween party.

Since we actually had Lucas with us this time, it would have been hard to use the costumes we had last week, so we switched it up…


and went as a little pirate family. Smile

I actually wound up going to one of the local Halloween stores on Saturday morning and picked up the costumes for me and Jay last minute. Since it was after the holiday, everything was 30% off, so it wound up working out pretty well. I just couldn’t help myself from getting all matchy-matchy for Lucas’s first Halloween.


The party, hosted by my friend Joelle and her husband Kyle, was super fun and of course, it’s always great hanging out with these girls.


But this year’s Halloween party was verrrrrrry different than years past…and that’s because there were quite a few new guests on the invite list. Winking smile


Both of my friends Kathryn and Joelle had their babies this year (Allie’s in orange and Griffin is next to Lucas), and they’re all within about 4 months of each other, which is awesome. Although by the looks of Lucas, he doesn’t seem to be so excited about it, now does he? Bahaha.

Luckily, little man was actually pretty good for most of the evening. We put him to sleep in his car seat so we could have a few more hours to hang out with our friends before eventually heading back home. And actually, I think the awkward bedtime and all that may have played to my advantage a bit because Lucas did not seem all that phased by daylight savings time, and this mama got to sleep until about 8:45am. Seriously…I was a new woman.

We got the morning started with some playtime and some leftover waffles reheated in the toaster (SO good that way).


A little while later, after putting Lucas down for his nap, I even managed to get in a workout for the first time in almost two weeks. Nothing crazy – just a little strength circuit I put together on the fly – but it felt great to get moving again…and to actually have the energy to move!

Sunday afternoon we watched the Jets game which, of course, was a bit of a nail biter…


But we came out with a big win, which made for a happy household.


Sunday dinner wasn’t anything too crazy, but it was better than the takeout we were considering getting. Just a couple big side salads paired with a frozen pizza. Simple, easy, yummy.


And then, before we knew it, the weekend was over. Time sure does fly when you’re having fun, huh? Smile

Happy Monday, friends! Here’s to a great week ahead for all of us!


  1. says

    I love seeing the pics of Lucas!! What a cutie in his little pirate costume. Since y’all have to deal with spit-up like we do, what do you do to prevent him spitting up on outfits like that? We usually put a bib on her in the car and then just cross our fingers once we’re at the actual event. But for her 6 month photos, she spit up ALL over herself, me, and Brandon. It was super fun. 😉
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  2. Lisa says

    Your Kodiak Cakes always look so good…I feel like mine are thin and don’t cook up like yours. Can you please tell me how you make yours and do you add anything extra to the mix? thanks!

    • Courtney says

      Haha I actually make Jay make them because his always turn out so good! But he doesn’t add anything extra…just the mix + water. Maybe try adding a little less water? I know his batter is always pretty thick. Good luck!

  3. says

    The Autumn Squash soup is SO good. It’s really rich and by the end of the cup I definitely had my fill, but gosh darnit it’s REALLY good! I love the pirate themed costumes! Things are always better when you get them on sale, right? 😉

  4. says

    You look sooo cute in your pirate hat, and it suits you perfectly! 😉 Omgness that’s so much cute baby overload, and it’s funny how so many of us are at this stage where everyone we know is starting to have babies. It’s such a cool experience, actually! Ps: Haven’t been to Panera in about 2 months (used to go almost weekly!) and I am foreeeeever thankful that you mentioned their squash soup! Definitely trying it this week.
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  5. Shannon says

    I just came across your blog this morning and I love it! Your little boy is adorable! And I love the Halloween costumes :)


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