The McKinney’s Weekend Adventures: Grocery Shopping, Family Time, and Library Fun

Finally, a weekend filled with beautiful weather! Hubby and I woke up early on Saturday morning and completed all of our grocery shopping for the upcoming week at our two favorite grocers, Wegmans and Lidl. Grocery shopping has been something we now do together but independently since we both are following two very different diets. I plan on writing a post in the near future going in to more detail about our diet differences and how we grocery shop and plan our meals. In brief, Andrew follows a strict no carb diet and I, in contrast follow a low carb diet. I focus primarily on portion control and reducing sugar consumption in order to manage and maintain my weight. I have altered my meals slightly to incorporate more carbs because I am pregnant but in small portions.

After grocery shopping we spent the remainder of Saturday with family and enjoyed a mini pre-summer cookout. As you can see from the picture above crab legs was on the menu. I definitely enjoyed my crab legs. I have been craving seafood lately in my pregnancy and the majority of the meals I prepare have had some sort of seafood in them. Despite, my cravings for having less than 5 weeks left until Jr. arrives I think I am maintaining my weight and figure well. The only place I seem to be growing is right where is should (my belly). Jr. definitely will be packing on more weight in the coming weeks as he prepares for his arrival into the world.

Today is Sunday, and we made our weekly weekend visit to the library (Abby’s favorite place). Together, we are working to complete 100 books before Kindergarten. Our local library actually has a reading list available that we have been following. Abby is doing a great job in checking books off her list. I am positive we will have exceeded reading all 100 books and more before the start of Kindergarten in the Fall.

Once we arrived back home from the library I immediately began my meal prep for the week. Now, everything is packed and ready for the week. Hubby spent a short time searching for my breast pump in storage and to his success was able to find it. That was the last item we needed to locate in order to be prepared for Jr. I refused to have to purchase a new pump. I am so grateful that Andrew was able to locate my breast bump and all of my supplies/equipment.

As Sunday comes to a close, I hope all of my readers have a blessed and successful week ahead. Remember to take some time out before bed to review your calendar for important events and tasks. Be sure to also reflect on your goals- new and current.


Mom Life

Mom Life: Snow Days

Snow Day 2/20/19

A snow day for a Mom looks a little like this: Our 4 year old wakes my husband Andrew and I up at 7 am like she has a job to go to; just to tell us that it is snowing.

We try to convince her to go back in her room and lay down for a few more hours, as we soak up this R&R (rest & relaxation). Ahhh, it feels so good to sleep in next to the one you adore. Feeling their warmth against your skin under the blankets, all snugged together. Oh, and whats even more romantic is the baby bump between you. I think not! — currently 28 weeks [third trimester] and I can’t even spoon my husband anymore.

Is this what snow days have come to? I mean we barely get them it seems like. The weather has been so wacky lately in the DMV. I really can’t remember the last time we had a decent snow. If we are getting snow, I want to be snowed in. I want everything to shutdown- not just the government. Snow plow driver, take the day off- spend it with your family. You do not need to clear the roads today. I need a few days off to tackle my to do list that is growing longer and longer.

The clock hits 8:30 am and my body clock just will not bare to allow me to sleep in any later. I roll over and look at Andrew who also can not sleep in any longer. He is already up scrolling down his phone watching youtube videos. As I reach over to caress his body with all of my love and affection– here comes our 4 year old breaking doors down again.

We both give each other that look. Welp, time to get up. Hungry and pregnant, I suggest we go out and grab something from dunkin doughnuts. Say no more, Andrew is always up for getting out the house to play in the snow. The only doughnuts he was concerned about was the doughnuts he was going to make in empty parking lots, as we purposely slide through the snow. I know somethings will never change and the adventures we go on as a family is one of them.

We conquered this snow day to say the least. We made it out the house to play in the snow for a while. Made our way over to Costco to pick up some items. Hate standing in long lines? Go shopping after the snow has fallen. I highly discourage pre-shopping prior to any major storm. Long lines are so unnecessary! Just make sure you have a special someone in your life that is not scared to drive in adverse weather.

The remainder of our day consisted of watching movies, and naps. It was much needed. I even had a chance to tackle my to do list and check off some goals I met. I also worked on finalizing some business details as we prepare to open our family owned gym to the public.

I followed up with my clients chat and even attend my weekly team call. It feels so good to be connected and see the results and success from your own hard work. This is a great feeling! As a Momprenuer there are so many projects I am working on, this blog being one of them. Time management is everything and this snow day was beneficial in helping me rest and get refocused on my many trades.

How did you spend your snow day? (Comment Below)