Family Fun Day

We schedule a lot of activities in my family – anything from Tommy holding/helping with a shooting match to Alexis having team practice to helping at church to spending the day with friends, etc.  It’s not all that often that we are in town all together just relaxing and enjoying each other.  A few weekends ago when Tommy & I had our mini-staycation/marriage retreat we listed things that are important to us and making time for things like this was at the top of the list.  We were able to spend the day together yesterday and pack in some fun activities that we all enjoy.

We slept in a bit and then had breakfast in a hurry as we were rushing out the door to church. I just cannot get out of bed when we are all hanging out just talking. It’s impossible and I think moments like those are super important so why rush through them? If we miss a few songs during worship then that’s just fine…

2 pieces of whole wheat toast & crunchy pb. Coffee with cream & sugar in the raw and a 1/4 banana. 324 calories.

2 pieces of whole wheat toast & crunchy pb. Coffee with cream & sugar in the raw and a 1/4 banana. 324 calories.

After church we ran a couple of errands and then grabbed a snack at Whole Foods.  A bag of PopChips to share, a little fruit and some cheese bites. Then we were off to the range!

PopChips and cheese!

PopChips and cheese!

This flavor was new for us and we really liked it! They disappeared pretty quick.

This flavor was new for us and we really liked it! They disappeared pretty quick.

My portion of the fruit. Ha ha! Strawberries and a lone piece of pineapple.  Snack calorie total: 225

My portion of the fruit. Ha ha! Strawberries and a lone piece of pineapple. Snack calorie total: 225

We had a great time at the range.  It was pretty windy and cold and I wasn’t prepared for it with the clothes I was wearing but it was nice to be outside when it isn’t 100 degrees – which it will be pretty soon in this lovely state of mine.

Alexis blasted some targets and did really well during her practice.  I just like to stand back and take pictures – that’s what I’m good for. Oh, and cheering too loudly when she smokes them. I get looks when I do that – I guess it’s a no no on the practice course.  Rude.

Calling for the bird....

Calling for the bird….

POW! Smoked it! Yay Alexis!

POW! Smoked it! Yay Alexis!

We were ready for lunch after practice so we headed to my favorite restaurant, Matt‘s, for an early dinner.

Ya’ll, I dream about the food at Matt’s. It’s seriously my favorite place to eat right now and I always always always get the same thing – chicken fajita tacos.  The chicken fajita meat is amazing and they seem to cook it in liquid crack or something similarly addictive because if I don’t get this meal once a week it’s not a good situation.

Between the three of us we ate less than half of these chips.

Between the three of us we ate less than half of these chips.

Chicken fajita meat from the tacos, a spoonful of queso and some spanish rice.  I also had two flour tortillas, some quac and pico. Sooo good! Dinner total: 864 calories. (yikes, but so worth it)

Chicken fajita meat from the tacos, a spoonful of queso and some spanish rice. I also had two flour tortillas, some quac and pico. Sooo good! Dinner total: 864 calories. (yikes, but so worth it)

We did a little more shopping for Alexis’ new apartment. We purchased her comforter for her room and then they got the new Hobbit movie. I could tell I’d have some uninterrupted reading time tonight!

This is the bedspread she ended up with:

Picture this with colorful pillows on top (fuchsia, yellow, turquoise) to really make the room bright!

We spent the rest of the evening at home just being mellow which was wonderful.  Tommy had been talking about making popcorn from a little air pop kit for awhile and tonight he actually did it.  It was so much fun to watch him make it and it tasted way better than the microwave kind! We gathered around him and watched him make it on the stove.  We are easily entertained around here, obviously!

The kit comes with the kernels and the oil to cook it in.  You just provide the pot!

The kit comes with the kernels and the oil to cook it in. You just provide the pot

Cook it over the heat and don't forget to keep shaking.

Cook it over the heat and don’t forget to keep shaking.

Shake shake shake...shake shake shake...shake that bootie....

Shake shake shake…shake shake shake…shake that booty….

After a few minutes of popping this is what it produced! It smelled amazing too!

After a few minutes of popping this is what it produced! It smelled amazing too!

Alexis and I were making a huge deal about this and he was just like, "!hat? It's just popcorn!"

Alexis and I were making a huge deal about this and he was just like, “What? It’s just popcorn!”  We were so excited. 🙂

Get in my belly!! Snack: 60 calories

Get in my belly!! Snack: 60 calories

It was a great day and I enjoyed every minute of it.  We even had a fire tonight since it dropped below freezing.  Texas weather never knows what it’s doing until April when it starts trying to melt my face off.

Here’s looking forward to a great week filled with healthy eats, burned fat and maybe a job offer? Cross your fingies!

Totals for the day were right on point even with my little splurge at Matt's.  Yeah!

Totals for the day were right on point even with my little splurge at Matt’s. Yeah!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Nicole2112

A 30-something girl with a goal in mind and a plan to achieve it. Loves: movies, pop culture and her family!
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One Response to Family Fun Day

  1. Mmmm…popcorn! I usually just make it in the microwave (kernels in a paper bag).
    Growing up we had a popcorn maker that used oil. It was always so tasty.

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