MIMM # 113 – Vail, CO – Part 1

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I am so excited to share more about our vacation with you. After spending a few days in Denver we headed up to Vail. Our shuttle ride was not the best, but we made it and wow, Vail is absolutely beautiful.

Sophia took her first gondola ride with Daddy and loved every minute of it. According to Daddy she never stopped talking; that’s my girl. :) One thing she said on their way up was that she couldn’t wait to show Isabella. There is nothing like the love of a sister.

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After Sophia took her first ride we all had to join.

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Once we arrived at the top of the mountain the girls had a blast. Well, it all started off perfectly, but ended not so great. Mommy put Sophia in the wrong shoes (opened toed). How was I supposed to know? I didn’t even know we were doing activities that day. Anyway, we got it all shorted out and decided to go up the next day to do the ropes course, zip line, trampoline, and more. The girls had the time of their lives.

The first day the girls were able to complete one round on the ropes course and we were so proud. Sophia was a pro; she raced through it. Poor Isabella had a rough time. She made it a couple steps then lost her balance and began to cry (of course I was just about crying with her, but I kept it hidden). I wanted so badly to jump over the ropes and hold her. Our little girl kept going she completed half of it then decided that was enough. I can’t tell you how proud we are of our little Isabella.

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Vail is beautiful this time of year and I’m sure it is just as beautiful in the winter as well. It truly was a great place to take our girls on vacation and I hope to go back some day. My girls loved everything about it. Sophia has already talked about riding her bike through the mountain; my girl loves her adventures. Oh and she also wants skis; yet she has never skied before. Ha!!

{Today I’m linking up with Katie for Marvelous in My Monday}

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Thinking Out Loud #64

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1. Right now, I am really enjoying my pilates workouts, but I am still trying to figure out what program I want to start next. I keep looking into the Beachbody On Demand Program, but just can’t decide if it’s right for me or not; it does sounds amazing though. I would love to be able to change it up and try out didn’t types of exercise whenever I want and the price is right. We will see. Have any of you tried it out yet? Let me know in the comments below if you like it or not.

2. Our weather has been perfect these last couple weeks and we have taken full advantage of it; the majority our days have been spent at the pool. McKenzie and McKayla have become quite the little fish; they are too cute.

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3. Tomorrow is Friday. Really. where had this week gone?! I’m so excited to have another weekend to get our lives back in order and I am more then ready for it.

4. I still have so much to share with you about our trip to Colorado and I promise I will get back to it ASAP!! I can’t wait for you to see my girls in their beautiful dresses; they were seriously too cute.

5. McKenzie and McKayla have started potty training. Yes, I have taken the leap and we are digging in. I think I am officially tired of changing diapers. We will see how it goes. On thing I know to be true is that if your child is not ready don’t push it and they are either ready or not. I really think McKayla is ready, McKenzie I’m not so sure. But, we are having fun trying and they are just so darn cute in their panties. :)

6. Tuesday afternoon was such a fun day; we spent the afternoon at Mimi and Papa’s house. It was a wonderful way to change up our routine and besides our girls love going there; they always beg to stay. :)

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7. I just had to share a picture of Sophia wearing my hat; she’s just too cute. I can’t believe how grown up she looks.

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8. This picture just melts my heart. I love watching my girls snuggle.

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{I’m linking up with Amanda for Thinking Out Loud}

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WIAW # 108 – Back on Track

Wow, it feels great to be back on my clean eating regimen. My body is finally feeling more like itself. Since, it’s Wednesday it’s time to talk about all this food.

{I’m linking up with Jenn for What I Ate Wednesday}


Meal #1 – 6:30am

After working out and getting McKenzie and McKayla up I ate a couple Greek Yogurt Waffles (well a variations of them; I will share ASAP, I think I finally have it perfected).

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Meal #2 – 9:30am

I grabbed an apple before leaving for the swimming pool. We met some friends up at the pool in the morning instead of after naps and it was a nice change of pace.

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Meal # 3 – 12:30pm

After getting back from the pool and getting McKenzie and McKayla down for their nap I made a salad with chicken, almonds, walnut, and a drizzle of garlic expressions dressing.

Meal # 4 – 2:30pm

The girls and I were really missing our green smoothies, so I made up a batch for all of us and boy did we love it.

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Meal # 5 – 5:30pm

Dinner did not turn out like I planned. I intended to make a baked breaded chicken with green beans/carrots and applesauce (everyone loves this dinner and that makes one happy mama). Well, in the middle of making up a pan of veggies,  preheating the oven, and breading the chicken it just turned off, stopped working…. Ugh!! A couple days ago we had this same problem. Anyway, my nice family dinner didn’t happen, so I heated up some leftover meatloaf muffins and paired it with the veggies (I was able to get those cooked). It actually turned out to be a delicious dinner. Just because your healthy plan doesn’t work out doesn’t mean you should just forget it; this is why I love to have healthy options readily available.

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After dinner I treated myself with a teaspoon of almond butter. I know, I know most of you are probably thinking that’s not a treat, but it is to me. I love it and it satisfies my want for sweets at the end of the day.

Throughout the day I munched on some homemade all natural popcorn (I simply put 1/3 cup of kernels in a brown paper bag and cook it on high for 2 minutes; so easy and delicious – McKenzie and McKayla love it too.).

I love how I feel at the end of a nice and healthy day of food. Seriously, my body hates me when I don’t eat healthy and boy do I feel it afterwards.

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MIMM # 112 – A Day at Denver Zoo

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Marvelous is looking back at all our pictures smiling. While on vacation McKayla and McKenzie were a little clingy (I’m sure it had to do with all the new places and people, but it can make for some rough moments). So, I love being able to see how much fun we all had; we truly had the best time, it was a marvelous family vacation.

{Today, I’m linking up with Katie for Marvelous in My Monday}

While we were in Denver we spent a day at the zoo and it was so much fun. It was raining, quite hard at times, but that didn’t stop us. My girls love being out doors, enjoying life and that’s what we all did.

Elephants are Sophia’s favorite animal (at the moment) and boy did the Denver Zoo have elephants; 10 acres full to be exact. We loved watching them interact, eat, walk, etc.

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and of course another carousel ride.

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The zoo is one of our favorite places to visit. I can’t wait to take the girls to our zoo one of these days.


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