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The Staycation Family Dump

The Staycation Family Dump


That doesn’t sound right does it? Oh well. I’m talking photo dump, but you all know that right?

It’s freaking Friday. What is going on here? Not only do I have a million and one things to do, but I’m running a marathon on Sunday. Yeah, that’s right, in two days. Holy smokes.


Yesterday’s workout:

taught a step/interval class at the Y

taught a group strength training class at the Y

short 2 mile treadmill run while watching The Office


It was the only time I had to try to run a little so I figured 2 miles would do to keep my legs ready for Sunday.

I have to find some time today to fit a little run in too. Hmm….


We’re living it up over here during our “staycation” with multiple trips to the potty every hour (again, for the boys, not for me). Fun times though.

Yesterday I pretty much ate myself through the day. I guess my body wants me to carb load a bit for the big race. Ha. I won’t show you everything, but I’ll show you just some of the goods.

I started off the day by getting into my jugs for the first time.


I was a little nervous to open this bad boy with the intimidating chicken cartoon and all. I went for it though and thought I’d show you a picture of the nutritional info just in case you want to see it. Pretty much the standard for any egg whites.


I did not follow the directions that say to “shake well” so my first attempt to prepare these egg whites didn’t go over so well. I’m high class and microwave my egg whites in a bowl sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. That may have something to do with it. The first time it didn’t work, but the second time (after I did a little jug shaking) worked like a charm.

I made up my cinnamon sugar breakfast STUFTwich.


Shocking isn’t it? Ever since I’ve been limiting my dairy I love using egg whites as a protein source. I’m going to try some smoothies with this stuff next.

And well, while I played with my new jugs, the boys played in their new pool.


We’re big spenders.


That Costco kale salad I bought the other day has made me very happy. It was definitely a good purchase.

I’ve used it in a salad the past few days for lunch.


In this salad was romaine, Costco kale salad (which has broccoli, kale, brussel sprouts, cabbage and chicory) and Costco rotisserie chicken. I topped it off with some Slap Ya Mama, Trader Joe’s Everyday Seasoning, crushed red pepper, ACVM dressing and some Brewer’s yeast.

Here’s a closer look at the Costco salad because you’ve really got to get your hands on some. 


It also roasts quite nicely. I roasted for dinner last night along with my roasted zucchini noodles.


Then smothered it with marinara, Scotty B’s ghostly garlic hot sauce, chicken and crushed red pepper.


I had my cheese less sandwich on the side too. Shocker.


I’ve still been eating this STUFT protein crispy treat everyday.


And taking pictures of it that look like dump apparently.

Yesterday I only used GNC egg white protein powder in the mix and no PB2 and it was still awesome. I put the PB2 on top instead. He he.

Then I put just a few blueberries on it.



Well shoot, I have lots more to say (as usual), a dough recipe to share and a workout video with The Ultimate Sandbag, but I also have some special men in the room next to me that are having fun without me and I don’t want to be left out. You understand, yes?

I’ll leave you with a little dump of our fun family outing the other day. I’m pretty sure the majority of the time was spent in the public bathroom with the boys but, we did manage to do a few other things.

These pictures make me smile. I hope they do the same for you.


We included Daddy and hit up the same places we visited for our summer priorities.


I’d been talking about taking one of these cool bike rides for years and finally got everyone to agree to ride one with me.


Judah mastered ringing the bell (and annoying walkers).


I mastered taking pictures while I should’ve been pedaling.


STUFT Daddy mastered steering and pedaling for all of us.


Safety first friends.


We hit up Old Town Mexican Café after we worked up an appetite.


The boys even got their first churro to finish off our family day.


Okay, I’m off. I’ve got lots to do. Yikes.

Happy Friday!

And… here’s my last text message from STUFT Daddy to make your day that much better.



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  1. 1
    Kailey says:


  2. 2
    Stephanie says:

    I love Old Town Mexican Cafe! It’s great fun to see you and the family having a great time.

  3. 3

    I love those helmets! Too tender. Enjoy your family time and BEAST your race on Sunday!!!

  4. 4

    That looks like a fun day! My boys LOVE churros! They used to serve them at school when they did a Mexican theme. I was thinking about getting those egg whites. Tony and I are going through a crazy amount these days. I need to investigate further…

    Enjoy the rest of your staycation!

  5. 5
    Coco says:

    Haha.. The pool is awesome! Glad your all enjoying each other!

  6. 6

    Aw, I love you guys. I want to pretend I’m in your family. 🙂 I like that picture with the Starbucks drinks. It’s a nice juxtaposition to your spilled mocha. Maybe you are a better photographer than you think 😉

  7. 7
    jennifer says:

    Here’s an egg white smoothie i made last week: 1/3 cup egg whites, 1/4 cup oj with pulp or any juice, fruit- i did a banana and peach one day- mmmmm! Also did strawberrie, and a little spinach. This is my new favorite smoothie! I may need a big jug of those egg whites with the way I’m going through them!

  8. 8
    Joy says:

    Your day looks like so much fun!

    And your sunglasses are fabulous…they look so good on you! May I ask what brand they are?

    I love the new pool. I’m about to go get myself one of those pools if things don’t cool off around here (NY) soon.

  9. 9

    love seeing all the family pictures!! looked like a fun day

  10. 10
    Jessie says:

    I just love your blog girl! You & your family seem like the sweetest & most loving individuals ever. Love seeing all of your family pictures, even though I’m completely jealous of the scenery from your bike ride. Good luck this weekend @ your race. 🙂


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