Thank Goodness for Long Weekends…

by laury on November 29, 2010 · 27 comments

Howdy, Bloggies! How are you all doing??? I hope everyone had a great weekend! Here in the states most of us got a long weekend because of the holiday, which is always nice. Technically, I trained 1 client on Friday, but I don’t really count that as work ;-)

Thanks so much for the positive thoughts and kind words for Munchkin. He is going to be just fine…the vet called and everything looked OK. He had a few crystals, but other than that it was all good. She just said to start giving him more wet food, which won’t be a problem.

I hope you all enjoyed my special Friday 5 Bootcamp! If you missed it, check it out! It’s a pretty good one :-)

Here’s a recap of our Thanksgiving dinner:

I, of course, did not have turkey. My Nona is the BEST….she made TONS of sides, so I had plenty to eat :-)

Forgot to take a picture of the salad that I had a HUGE bowl of. It was pretty much romaine, chick peas, tomatoes, onions and a light vinaigrette dressing.

For dinner I had…

Brussels Sprouts with garlic and olive oil:

a LOT of Brussels Spouts, actually.

Nona’s stuffing she makes just for me. Vegan style, just some veggies and veggie broth:

and some sweet potatoes:

My Nona does her dinner at 2:30, then we went to Michael’s families house around 5. I was still pretty full when we got there so I did not have too much to eat. I saved it for dessert ;-)

I ended up making a peanut butter cup pie from my PB Cup recipe (I just filled the batter into a pie  pan instead of making individual cupcakes):

And the other thing I made (which I am STILL drooling over) was this Vegan Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake from Fat Free Vegan Kitchen:

This was AMAZING! No one could tell it was Vegan! JUST like Susan V. said!  I am DEFINITELY making it again around Christmas! Maybe sooner…it was THAT good!

My sister in law made this ridic looking cake from Smitten Kitchen:

By the time dinner was over…my stomach looked like this:

I kid, I kid…this was taken before dinner. LOL. Don’t mind the confused look on my face…my mom and sis were taking pics at the same time,  I was looking from camera to camera.

I have NO idea why I look much more tan in the second picture?

My belly is SO pointy.

I think I may be giving birth to a Conehead ;-)

……Nahhhh

Friday, I trained one client…like I said before. Then I just relaxed at home for a bit before Michael and I went to an early movie:

WOW! This was NOT for the faint of heart. It was really powerful, and VERY well done. James Franco was amazing….I had to close my eye during one of the scenes…but got pretty choked up in the end. I won’t give anything away though. This movie is based on a true story, an absolutely unbelievable true story. I highly recommend it…and if you have a weak stomach, there is about 5 minutes of the movie at the end  where you should close your eyes. Other than that, it’s a remarkable film.

After the movie, we went to HIS favorite restaurant (which I can take or leave), Maggianos. It’s right next to the movie theater, so I couldn’t put up a fight. We split a salad, he had chicken parm and I got a gnocchi appetizer…there was nothing else I could really stomach. The only other thing I like there are the mussels, and I was not ion the mood for them at all.

We have been wanting to get a video camera for when the baby comes…it was still Black Friday, so we decided to try our luck and head over to Best Buy after dinner to see what deals they had. Well, we lucked out and ended up getting a nice camera for a great price! Expect some Vlogs in the future..and LOTS of Munchkin videos (as soon as I figure out how to download videos onto the computer):

I hate instruction manuals…I would rather someone just show we how to use it. I am very impatient much more of a visual learner. I can’t just be told, and I can’t just read about it…I need to see it and be told, or learn from experience/ figure it out on my own. Being the technical one in the family….it can present problems when my patience runs out.

Did you score any great deals on Black Friday??

The deals aren’t over…today is Cyber Monday!

How was your weekend??? Did you see any good movies?


What kind of learner are you??

Have a great day!

xxoo


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1 susan November 29, 2010 at 6:47 am

Glad you had the good Thanksgiving weekend, yum yum for the food. Love the photos of you, you’re positively blooming. Was in work for the weekend so didn’t get up to anything exciting apart from eating a lot of junk food at work. Back in work today at lunch until tomorrow lunch, it’s snowing here so I’m a little nervous about driving there but I’ll drive extra slow. I tried Friday’s core exercises, thanks for saying I can do them, I did them!!

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2 laury November 29, 2010 at 9:31 am

Whooo Hoo!! I knew you could…great job!!!

Be careful in the snow!! I wish it would snow here, I am craving it ;-)

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3 Keri November 29, 2010 at 7:48 am

Wow, you look great!

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4 erica @ fashionmeetsfood November 29, 2010 at 9:15 am

The pumpkin cheesecake looks amazing, and your bump is beyond adorable!

xo

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5 Joslyn @ missfitbliss November 29, 2010 at 9:50 am

I love those pics! You just get more and more adorable as the pregnancy progresses:)) Glad you had such a great Thanksgiving.
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6 thehealthyapron November 29, 2010 at 9:58 am

Glad you had a great weekend! I am going to have to try that pumpkin cheesecake!
I desperately want a video camera before we have a little one AND a better camera than I have now. That was smart to think to go on Black Friday. We only went to Kohls but we got great deals on xmas decor!! That is pretty much all I bought this weekend: xmas stuff! now our apt is warm and cozy with xmas spirit haha

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7 Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun November 29, 2010 at 9:58 am

We’re doing Maggianos for our small group holiday party. The group members picked it. I’ve never been there before though. We have to do family style dining as well. Should be interesting. I guess on the bright side, I’m pregnant and many things that don’t typically sound good do to me at this point.

What is that movie about? I haven’t heard of it before.
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8 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 29, 2010 at 10:11 am

Haha I had to laugh at the Conehead thing – I haven’t seen that in aaaages! Looks like you had a great weekend full of fabulous food. This probably sounds odd but Brussels sprouts area always my favourite part of holiday meals (well, aside from turkey I suppose!)
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9 Kat November 29, 2010 at 10:34 am

I bet your babys elbow is right in the middle of your belly button, hence the pointiness. Regardless, you still look amazing :) My hubby wants to see that movie sooo bad. I had never even heard of the real story untill he showed me the preview. I will probably go see it with him, but I know my heart will bbe racing!! We saw unstoppabble which was really good but I was getting so nervous! I was breaking out in a sweat!

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10 christina November 29, 2010 at 11:11 am

yummmmmmmy food. omg your bump is so adorable!!

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11 melissa @ the delicate place November 29, 2010 at 11:58 am

awww i love that 2nd photo you are adorable! the desserts look fabulous–the best part of any special dinner :) i’m a hands on learner. if i go through and do it for myself, then going back and understanding the theory behind it makes much more sense to me. i want to see that movie too! thanks for the warning, i’ll probably watch it with my feet up haha clutching nate’s hand

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12 Marg November 29, 2010 at 12:19 pm

Your desserts look good! Cute pics! It took me forever to learn my digital camera, I can’t do the manual either. Would love to start playing around with video too.
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13 Susan November 29, 2010 at 1:58 pm

I have not seen a conehead in so so long! Brings back weird memories! :)

Your thanksgiving looks fantastic – esp the sweet potatoes!
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14 Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear November 29, 2010 at 2:16 pm

Looks like you had a lovely Thanksgiving :) and your belly is SO cute, Laury!

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15 Charlie November 29, 2010 at 2:26 pm

Those Brussels sprouts look so good! I looove Brussels sprouts ;). And yummy sweet potatoes too – your post makes me hungry :P.
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16 La. November 29, 2010 at 2:42 pm

Oh I LOVE your belly! My belly grew right out like that with Gooner. I had a basketball in front and NO ONE could tell from behind that I was preggers. You just look fantastic. The food looks lovely as well! I think MY belly looked like that after eating. ;) Yay for my run or it would have!!! I can’t wait for more videos!!!
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17 laury November 29, 2010 at 2:44 pm

LOL, so you just confirmed it…the old wives tale saying that basketball stomachs where you can’t tell from the back are usually boys is not always true!!

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18 Morgan November 29, 2010 at 4:02 pm

OK, you sold me on making that pumpkin pie!! Looks amaze…I LOVE your pointy belly! Your just so dang teeny tiny that that baby doesnt have anywhere to go but straight out front! :) Thats how I was when I was prego. Normal, no prego from the back, but then I turned around and POW POW, huge popping out belly like a big old basketball! haha. It was hilarious! Your Thanksgiving lookes like it was so good too! And you got to spend it with extended fam…NOT fair! Glad you enjoyed your little break!

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19 Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather November 29, 2010 at 5:05 pm

Your belly is too cute! All those desserts sound amazing. We had our second Thanksgiving with my family on black Friday so no shopping for me.

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20 Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous! November 29, 2010 at 6:12 pm

I got a Great deal on a digital picture frame from Kohls! Part of me wants to see that movie but I’m pretty sure it would give me nightmares!!

I’m so glad Munchkin is doing better :)

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21 Katie November 29, 2010 at 7:42 pm

I usually don’t like cheesecake, but wow! That looks so good!

Your pointy belly is so adorable.

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22 Tiffany @ Simply Shaka November 29, 2010 at 9:15 pm

OMG look at your belly–too cute. And lmao at the conehead remark. I am sure it will even out :)

I heard about that James Franco movie for the first time yesterday and now want to see it. I had to work on BF so I am uber jeaous of those who got to enjoy the day and get some fabulous deals!
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23 Lea @ Healthy Coconut November 29, 2010 at 9:44 pm

Thanks for the review on the pumpkin pie, I’ve been looking for vegan pie recipes lately.

My sister is pregnant too and her bump is pretty round and huge, lol! You can see that she’s pregnant from the back but she’s in her last trimester so I guess that’s expected.
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24 salah@myhealthiestlifestye November 29, 2010 at 11:13 pm

oh my goodness!! That cake looks so great!!!!
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25 Leashieloo November 29, 2010 at 11:56 pm

I’ve heard SO much about that movie, I really want to see it but I’m truly afraid after all of the sensationalistic things I’ve heard. But I can’t resist true and inspirational stories (or James Franco!) I will probably be like you and close my eyes!
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26 Melissa November 30, 2010 at 11:59 am

I heard great things about that movie! Thanks for the review!!!
Your Thanksgiving looks so amazing. Must try that pumpkin cheesecake:)
As your your belly..you look so gorgeous!!

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27 Lori November 30, 2010 at 7:26 pm

That cheesecake looks incredible. Actually, all of the dishes above look incredible! And your baby bump is so cute! :)
I haven’t even heard of that movie- that’s how out of the loop I am (with tv stuff). But it’s now on my netflix queue.

Yay to Black Friday fueling our economy, right? Actually my BF bought me a camera for an early christmas, late bday present so I’ll finally have a GOOD camera for taking food pics and such! Can’t wait for it to arrive!

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