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Weekend Top 5

Hello and Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend. Ours sure seemed to go by so quickly.

Today, I’m linking up with Sarah and Holly for Hello Monday

to tell you about my:

Here’s a peek at our weekend:

It’s probably a lame #1, but the fact that I was able to come home straight after school on a Friday with no errands or other things to do was a highlight of my day. I was home by 3:45 and had time to workout, tidy up, and get ready for the weekend. The kids had an after school activity, and I picked them up at 5:30. While we were out, we went ahead and picked up dinner to eat at home. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to watch a movie as a family because Travis worked really late. Instead, the kids and I ate dinner and watched a few episodes of The Goldbergs. We’re almost caught up with last season. Anyway, it was just a great way to start the weekend.

The weather on Saturday was perfection, and there were touches of fall everywhere.

I had a few minutes to eat lunch after running some errands and decided to sit out on the front porch and get some fresh air. I had the best fall view.

It was the state cross country meet in Paris, Kentucky on Saturday. Travis had a long day because his 6th graders ran in the morning, and then the 7th and 8th graders ran in the afternoon.

Hayden hurt his IT band while playing on the beach, and he’d been to PT and stretching all week. He didn’t feel 100%, but he felt good enough to run. While Hayden was disappointed with his finish, he still had a PR for the 4k and scored points for his team. The boys finished in the top 10 in the state which is so amazing. They’ve worked so hard, and Travis has done a fantastic job training them this season. I’ve loved watching Travis coach Hayden and the team. We had a fantastic group of 8th grade boys that we’ll miss next year! Overall, it was an amazing season.

Hayden will continue to rehab his injury and run in the post season with Travis as one of his coaches. (More on that, I’m sure as that season gets going!)

We made it to the pumpkin patch yesterday. The weather was overcast, but we headed there right after church and beat the rain. The kids went straight to get hot apple cider and apple cider donuts.

Then, they picked out their carving pumpkins before we headed home.

I remember when we used to spend hours at the pumpkin patch, so they could run around and do all the activities. Now, we probably spend more time in the car getting there than wandering around, but I’m still glad we can make this tradition happen.

Besides the memories, the second best part of the pumpkin patch is picking up the apple cider donuts. Ugh…I had two yesterday, but they were worth it. Back on track today!

This week, I’m trying three new recipes, so I thought I’d go ahead and share those too!

  • Amy inspired me with her lasagna cups. I used to make an appetizer (recipe courtesy of a friend) that used wonton wrappers, and thought I’d give a new recipe a try. I found this Muffin Tin Lasagna Cup recipe on Pinterest, and we had it last night for dinner. They were delish!
  • I saw this soup recipe on Instagram, and I’m going to make it tonight or tomorrow.
  • On Wednesday, I’m going to make Andrea’s One Pot Bow Tie Pasta recipe.

This week’s meal planning feels a little “carb heavy,” but ’tis the fall season.

How was your weekend? Let me know a highlight! Also, what are you eating this week?

I hope you have a good one!

9 thoughts on “Weekend Top 5

  1. I think the carb heavy will work well with our coolers temps this week! What did the kids think of the lasagna cups?
    It sounds like you had a nice laid back weekend! I love that vibrant tree you can see from your front porch! Have a great week!

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    1. They loved dinner! I have lots of wonton wrappers left, so I either need to make that app this weekend or make the meal again 🙂 thanks for the suggestion.
      I love having a few minutes on the porch. It’s my favorite spot


  2. Your fall view is fabulous! I noticed yesterday (as I drove to our local orchard) that so many of our trees are already dropping leaves like crazy so I don’t think we have much longer to enjoy them up here. Your recipes of the week sound delicious and I feel like our weeks are often carb heavy too.

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  3. Looks like a PERFECT fall weekend 🙂 I love your front porch view…one thing we didn’t take into consideration when we moved her 7 years ago was how much we would miss our front porch. I don’t think this is a “forever home” so it will be a top request next time 🙂
    Highlight of my full weekend was definitely the TN-AL game. We’ve had tickets since August but never, in a million years, could have dreamed of or expected that outcome!!! Kentucky at the end of the month….even some of my UTK kids can’t get tickets :/
    I enjoyed your Friday Favorites too…just didn’t get around to commenting. Do you know where Amy’s taco salad recipe can be found?
    Have a great week!

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    1. That game was exciting! I can’t imagine being there. She shared it recently but I’m not sure the exact post. I did ground beef with taco seasoning, black beans, then lettuce, shredded cheese, a drizzle of chipotle ranch and smashed up a couple of Doritos for the top.
      I know she used taco sauce and I’m pretty sure sour cream.


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