What a difference a week makes…

by Elizabeth on February 17, 2014

You know what they say, “Ask, and you shall receive.”

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These were delivered to our doorstep on Saturday! Apparently Joe ordered them from our sweet little neighbor and forgot to tell me? sometimes the fact that men are forgetful works to our advantage, right ;-) ? Awesome start to the day for me!

Backing up to Friday, I have to admit that I thoroughly enjoyed stalking everyone’s Valentine’s Day pictures throughout the day. Noah and I made the most of the beautiful weather we had. After I saw the chiropractor we went on a walk around a nearby lake (the doctor told me not to stay stationary for long periods of time or the muscles in my hip and butt lock up? not the easiest thing to do when you’re in a lot of pain but it is starting to feel better as I’ve been walking more!)

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After the walk a Valentine’s Day cookie date was on the agenda. We stopped at Nestle Tollhouse for some treats.

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Cookie sandwiches with frosting in the middle are high on my favorite dessert list. Why I don’t just under bake some cookies and frost them myself to save $4 is a really good question.

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We also spent some time at the park? There was no way we were going inside when it was sunny and the high was in the 70s!

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When I was a kid, at certain holidays my grandparents would send each family with grandkids a holiday-themed package filled with candy. My sisters and I would get SO excited to open our packages at Valentine’s Day, Easter, and Halloween to see what kind of goodies we received. My mom decided to continue the tradition with her grandkid(s). We took Noah’s very first holiday package with us to the park so he could open it there.

And he was just a little bit excited?. Thank you, grandma!!!

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I may have overdone our Valentine’s Day activities a bit because by the time I was ready to take him to my mother in law’s for the evening so Joe and I could celebrate he told me his tummy still hurt and didn’t want to go. That’s crazy talk for Noah so I knew he really didn’t feel well. Joe and I ended up ordering BWW and enjoying the romance of our kitchen table :-) 

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In all honesty, I can’t think of anything more I’d have wanted out of this day.

Saturday we had beautiful weather again so we went on a family walk that morning. CVS happened to be along the way and guess what’s 50% off the day after Valentine’s Day? ALL THE CANDY!!!

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Don’t worry we picked up lots of other stuff too, this was just the highlight. I think I’m going to start celebrating holidays the day after? we got some really awesome deals!

My parents came over later in the afternoon to hang out with us. My mom brought over a few things she’s picked up for the baby. You can see why I haven’t bought a thing yet… This is the stuff that won’t fit in the baby clothes closet at her house:

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Noah sure does love his grandparents.

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And for a random pregnancy comparison. What a difference a week makes!

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Sunday was super low key! We went to mass, relaxed, walked to a park, Joe grilled some steaks, and we watched the Olympics. Time for another week! Make it a great one!


1. Do you ever hit up the post-holiday sales?

2. Any cool traditions you had growing up at holidays you plan to continue with your kids/grandkids?

3. Have you ever had a cookie/frosting sandwich? If not, drop what you are doing right now and get one.

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1 Jojo @ RunFastEatLots February 17, 2014 at 8:13 am

I went to CVS the day after Valentine’s day but didn’t see any candy on sale :( Wah wahh

Cookie and frosting sandwich sounds amazing. Probably the closest thing I’ve had to that was a whoopie pie. Still delicious.
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2 Jen February 17, 2014 at 8:29 am

You look great and those baby girl clothes are ADORABLE! I’m not doing much shopping for baby either because others keep buying me stuff. It’s all so, so cute though.
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3 Heidi @ Idlehide February 17, 2014 at 9:09 am

You definitely popped a little- looks so cute!
So much good food in this post, making me hungry for some sweets!
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4 Elizabeth @ Positive Change February 17, 2014 at 9:10 am

You look so good and I love all of those baby clothes! So cute!!! We always had a big party for the holidays even for Valentines Day and those smaller holidays! I really hope to continue this tradition when I have kids!
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5 Alyssa @ See This Girl Run February 17, 2014 at 9:11 am

Cute baby bump! and those clothes are adorable! Lucky little girl
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6 Ashley @ Kick Ash Mom February 17, 2014 at 9:21 am

Every time I read your blog I get more and more excited for you. I hope you are feeling as beautiful as you are! I know pregnancy can be tough but you seem very happy! I’m jealous of your weather. It’s been freezing here for months! I need vitamin D!
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7 Beth @ Running with the Sunrise February 17, 2014 at 9:21 am

I’m anxiously waiting the delivery of my Girl Scout cookies from my niece. Can’t wait to get them! Those baby girl outfits are adorable, especially the watermelon one! I am nuts about going shopping the morning of December 26th so I can stock up on wrapping supplies for the next Christmas. No point in paying full price for wrapping paper and gift bags!
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8 Cheri @ Overactive Blogger February 17, 2014 at 9:32 am

You look so great! I am so jealous of your little bump, you’re making me want one!
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9 Laura @ RunningJunkie February 17, 2014 at 9:38 am

You are the cutest pregnant lady! All belly! You look fabulous:-)

I don’t want to hit up the post Valentines Day sale…..I think I had enough chocolate already. lol.
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10 Sarah @ Sarah Sincerely February 17, 2014 at 9:43 am

Noah’s face in the V-day package picture is killing me; he is SO excited! That’s so sweet! My mom still sends my husband and I a Valentine package, and I must say, I’m not complaining! Your baby bump is the cutest! Your little princess isn’t going to be lacking in the clothing department…such cute stuff!
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11 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries February 17, 2014 at 10:27 am

Mmmm chocolate chip cookie sandwich with frosting in the middle?! That sounds perfect. I definitely need one!
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12 Tricia @ Balance In Progress February 17, 2014 at 12:41 pm

I recently got a good deal on the after valentine’s goodies. My daughter’s 2-year old birthday party is next weekend and it is fishy themed. I scooped up some individually packed goldfish crackers at target for the goody bags.
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13 Lisa @ runnermamablogger February 17, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Your son is adorable and you look pretty adorable yourself. I love buffalo wild wings. When I was pregnant with my first daughter I ate wings on a regular basis, actually it was one of my biggest cravings.
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14 Rachel @ My Adventures as a Rinderknecht February 17, 2014 at 2:53 pm

I love your bump :) You are probably the cutest pregnant girl I have ever seen! And you make me miss my bump already. Although having my baby girl here is AMAZING! I love hitting up the post-holiday sales most of the time because the deals are just too awesome to pass up :)
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15 Katie @ running4cupcakes February 17, 2014 at 3:40 pm

I love after-valentine’s day sales – much better than Christmas after sales!! And I love that Grandma sends a sweet V-day package – so cute!! And that cookie sandwich – want it!!
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16 Ja @Ja on the RUN February 17, 2014 at 4:22 pm

You are looking great! :) Me too, haven’t bought anything for the baby yet ‘coz a lot of my family and friends are still giving gifts.
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17 Rachel @ Undercover Diva: A Sitcom February 17, 2014 at 8:54 pm

THAT BELLY! Love it so much!
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18 Heather @fitncookies February 18, 2014 at 9:01 am

That bump is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! It really did just pop! You look like you had a really great weekend, especially with the nice weather! Hang in there with the pain. Hoping and praying it goes away for you soon!
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19 Kaitlyn @ Live Run Coffee March 6, 2014 at 11:41 pm

I NEED that cookie sandwich! And you look great, wow!
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