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Posted by on Apr 1, 2013 in Sprinkles | 13 comments

Happy (belated) Easter + Random Musings

Happy (belated) Easter! I hope you had a wonderful day filled with family time, Easter egg hunts and chocolate bunnies. I am currently on a ton of antibiotics that are making me super queasy, so Dave & I slept in yesterday and missed out on the usual Easter church service. We were able to eat breakfast and listen to last year’s Easter sermon from Elevation Church though and it was a fabulous way to celebrate the holiday. If you like listening to sermons, I highly recommend anything by Pastor Steven Furtick. After breakfast we headed to my mom’s house for a wonderful Easter lunch where we spent time lounging around in her beautiful backyard.

Easter 2013

 

And can we just talk about how adorable this cake is that my mom purchased from a local bakery?

Easter Cake

 

And it tastes even better than it looks. It is a layer of cheesecake topped with a raspberry filling and a moist vanilla cake coated in a white chocolate frosting. Oh have I mentioned my sweet tooth is slowly coming back? I credit this cake.

And now for my random thoughts that have no purpose or flow (I warn you, so you have every opportunity to stop reading)…

1. I signed up for Tina’s Best Body Bootcamp and did the first workout today. OMG – love it! I went pretty slow because I’m not quite up to par, but I still felt the burn in my muscles. Has anyone ever tried surrender squats? Holy cow! I’m not sure where I felt the burn more during that exercise – my arms or butt. If you’re looking to change up your workout routine, sign up this week before registration closes. We can complain about surrender squats over here on my blog together!

2. I bought my first batch of maternity clothes this weekend. I may never go back to pants without elastic again. The jean shorts I’m wearing in the above photo – totally stretchy waist. AWESOME. I’m really not sure why I haven’t been wearing these for every major holiday my entire life. I won’t be pregnant on Thanksgiving, but you better believe I’ll be digging into those casseroles in my stretchy pants.

3. Dave & I were riding in the car the other day and the Lee Brice song “Hard to Love” came on. Dave said, “Aw, this is my song to you.” Isn’t that so sweet? Except he followed it up by saying, “You are hard to love, but I love you anyways.” Uuuummm – not what Lee Brice meant, Dave. Not even close. Men. *Insert my rolling eyes here*

4. It is no secret around here that I love my evening bath time. It isn’t nearly as peaceful as it sounds because Ob insist on trying to drop all her toys in the tub, but it is still one of the highlights of my day because of these bath salts. I LOVE the way they smell, which is really saying something because I’ve gone through 3 different kinds of soap in the last month (basically all smells make me nauseous). But, these bath salts smell divine and the scent fills my whole bathroom and leaves my skin feeling oh-so-soft. I wish I was rich so I could buy all of you a jar. If you’re hurting after a crazy workout (like Tina’s), I suggest investing into the Muscle Ache bath salts. Superb!

5. This weekend we went to J. Alexanders for dinner and I ordered their veggie burger. It is without a doubt THEE BEST veggie burger I’ve ever had. It is all I can think about. I wish you all lived closer so we could go eat onion rings and veggie burgers together. If you live near a J. Alexanders go get their veggie burger….like right this second….GO!

Aaannd, that’s all I’ve got today.

What are you loving right now? Tell me new things I need to be obsessed with!Β 

 

 

13 Comments

  1. You guys are too cute!

    Yes, maternity are pretty awesome — until the end when you wish you could wear real clothes again. Lol.

    I considered doing the surrender squats while reading the workouts for the first 2 weeks — and then I remembered that I can barely get up off the floor right now using my hands! Maybe if I’m REALLLLLY desperate in a few weeks I’ll try them. Ha.
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  2. Love the pics, so cute!
    I have always wanted to get into night time baths πŸ™‚ I used to use bath salts and remember loving them.

  3. What!!!!! No shout you about the incredible Mac n Cheese we consumed (mostly me) this weekend πŸ™‚

    Ps: I’m hard to love too πŸ˜‰

  4. Oh those pictures and that cake – too sweet! And maternity clothes are the best. . .by the time you get back to regular jeans it will feel so wierd to have to zip and button your pants! Enjoy it. πŸ˜‰
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  5. I also have an evening bath ritual AND have a dog that insists on dropping toys in the tub – LOL! I thought I was the only one with this problem. I’m surprised he’s never tried to jump in himself. That cake looks amaze!
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  6. SO happy to read your upbeat (witty) fun musings again! πŸ™‚ That first trimester is a Bi-otch. And you can tell her I said so. She doesn’t scare me anymore (only because I have NO plans to run into her in the halls ANY time soon–or ever for the rest of my life). Stretch pants revelation…uh? What? You DON’T wear yoga pants all day everyday? Hum. Weird? Maybe it’s just me. Have Dave rub your feet. BEST.PREGGO.BENEFIT.EVER!!!! And THAT is all I (how do you emphasize “I” when it is already capitol? —discuss…) have for today.
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  7. Thank you for the recommendation for church sermons to listen to! You are spot on with Pastor Steve’s messages. They are so wonderful! Can’t wait to see you soon! XOXO

  8. So happy for you! can’t wait to meet you and your bump at blend this year!!
    That easter cake is awesome!
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  9. how gorgeous is your mom’s backyard?! and look @ you all preggo and cute! πŸ™‚ that cake’s adorable… looks like the perfect day! let’s see, things to be obsessed with: pedicures!! i used to let myself get one a month (and then do them myself the rest of the time)… then i moved it up to every two weeks with my regular nail appt… now it’s like 10 days and i’m like I NEED A PEDICURE!! πŸ™‚ lol quite the spendy obsession!!
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