In Real Life: Week 1

One of my favorite bloggers, Tracy, at Shutterbean, does this amazing weekly blog series where she collects and shares her favorite photos from the week in a little casual recap. I love to read it each week, and I have long thought that I wanted to do that too! So I’ve decided why not?

So without further ado… here’s my real life from the first week of 2017.


I finally got around to putting the Christmas decor away on Monday. Goodbye until next year, Mr. Penguin!

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We got a few “baby’s first Christmas” ornaments this year, but I think this Willow Tree one (a gift from my friend, Sydney) is my favorite.

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Food prep during nap time. This was some bacon, bell peppers, and spinach that ultimately went into a frittata that I ate for breakfast 3 times this week. I’m trying to get back to a lower carb diet, since it has worked so well for me, but breakfast is an especially hard meal to prepare when I’m home alone with the kiddos. I found that a little prep helps me stay more on track.

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It rained nearly every day this week.

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WET.

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I’ve been super productive, though. And, confession: sometimes I write things on my to-do list that I’ve already done, just so I can check them off. #typeA

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Like reorganizing the baby dresser. It makes me a little sad to already be putting away all of the newborn sizes.

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But when I’m not running around being super-efficient, this is what my life looks like a lot of the time. Note the coffee cup. SO MUCH COFFEE.

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Jack sure likes his play mat.

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A candid moment. My heart essplode.

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I’ve been back at the gym for a couple of weeks now. Barre is a class that kicks my ass every time, but I kind of love it. And I’m finding that the exercise is just as good for my sanity as it is for my body.

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Jack and I also went for a long hike this week!

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We finally got a break in the rain, so we got out to Henry Cowell State Park with the local Hike It Baby group.

The redwoods are TALL.

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I carried Jack in my Baby K’tan carrier, and he slept for the entire 2 hours we were out.

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The view from the top was amazing! It was a perfect day, and, even though the photo doesn’t do it justice, we could actually see the ocean from the top!

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I took lots of photos, and then had fun editing them afterwards. I half expected Frodo to show up after I finished this one.

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This is a train trestle we passed under.

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The moss is proliferative right now.

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A little wisdom at the sandwich shop.

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I’m a sucker for pulled pork.

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And that’s a wrap for this week. How was your first week of 2017?

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