March 29, 2016

Easter Long Weekend Recap

Happy (belated) Easter weekend, my friends! From the moment I got up on Friday, it was go-go-go all weekend long! Not that I'm complaining, it was a great weekend, but I haven't had a moment until now to sit down at my computer.

Let's back up to Good Friday, shall we?

Earlier in the week, Ange was somehow able to convince me and Laura to meet her at GoodLife Fitness for a double workout. This means I actually had to set my alarm on Friday morning since I needed to be up no later than 7:30 to make it to the gym on time. I actually was up and out the door before either Jim or Sully were up!

The gym was actually nice and quiet that morning, and first up was an RPM (spin) class! I haven't done spin in years, and even then, it was a class at a YMCA and it was not very good. It was tough, but I didn't end up hating it as much as I thought I was going to. We followed up spin with BodyPump and my goodness, I was a big sweaty mess by the end! And then we had fun goofing off in the empty classroom taking selfies like any true blogger would!

GoodLife Fitness YYC

Ange had originally sold the idea of a double workout to us by making brunch reservations at Wurst for afterwards. I am not one to pass up an opportunity for brunch, and I love trying out new restaurants. I ended up ordering the Mountain Breakfast, although what I really wanted was the Weekend Omelette, but sadly, it had mushrooms in it this weekend and I can't eat mushrooms, nor could the restaurant omit them from my omelette. My breakfast was still really tasty, but I kind of wish I had tried the french toast! I guess I just need to go back! We ended up brunching (is this a word?) for two and a half hours before finally deciding we needed to get on with our days!

Wurst YYC
Brunch at Wurst YYC

I ran a few errands on my way home, and spent the rest of the evening relaxing and reading before calling it an early night.

Saturday I was up early (without an alarm - who am I?!) and got to enjoy the quiet of the house in the morning to myself for over an hour! Once my boys were up, we had breakfast and then Jim got started on preparing turkey dinner. When Sully went down for his nap, I snuck out of the house for a couple hours to go to a friend's daughter's first birthday party, and by the time I got home, my sister-in-law and her three boys were at our house.

We spent the rest of the day and evening eating, playing card games, and drinking wine. Once the younger boys went to bed, Jim convinced me and his sister and our oldest nephew to watch a horror movie with him. Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately since I scare so easily!), the movie we ended up watching was more cheesy than scary. I can't even recall the name of it it was that bad. Then we quickly hid chocolate eggs for the morning and finally crawled into bed around 2a.m., ouch!

Thankfully, Sully slept in until after 8, so the Easter egg hunt didn't start till almost 9a.m. Sully still has no idea what Easter is or who the Easter Bunny is, but I was pretty confident that he would pick up on finding eggs with his cousins. When he first started coming down the stairs and we were pointing out eggs, he got so excited and started yelling "ball! ball!" and then picked them up and threw them down the stairs, haha! Then we showed him there was chocolate inside and he wanted to eat every egg he came across. Thankfully, he quickly caught on to the thrill of finding the eggs and putting him in his bucket! I will admit, I let him eat way more chocolate than any two year old ever should, and miraculously he didn't get sick!

Easter Egg Hunt with a toddler
Easter Egg hunt with a toddler
Easter 2016

We spent the rest of the day eating leftover turkey dinner (the best!), playing more games and just hanging out with our family. Patty and our two oldest nephews headed back to Red Deer in the late afternoon, and we kept the youngest with us for a few extra days. Sully adores his cousins dearly, but it's extra special when he gets one on one time with them. Fresh air was in order and we headed out to the nearby playground and then ended up going for over an hour long walk around our neighbourhood. It was a beautiful day out yesterday!

Everyone was in bed early Sunday night, myself included! I love long weekends SO much, especially when we spend them with family and I wish so badly that we could slow down time once in a while.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend!

Do you have any special Easter traditions?

Did you eat your weight in chocolate this weekend? (I did!)

*This post was written as part of the GoodLife Fitness Blogger Ambassador program, however all opinions expressed are my own.

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