Snow day! and FDOE (full day of eating)

Amy and Ciarra

Snow day! and FDOE (full day of eating)…

Amy and Ciarra
Amy and Ciarra enjoying a snow day!

If you follow us on Instagram (if you don’t you should!) You would already know that we had a nice snow storm blow through our area, which means SNOW DAY! We had over 13 inches of snow fall in a short period of time, so of course roads and businesses shut down. For those who read this, and live in areas of the world, or country that have FEET of snow on a daily basis, please try to understand. We don’t get gobs of snow like you do, so therefore people don’t know how to drive in it! Safety first! You have to be out of your mind to want to get on the road with people who don’t get the concept of sliding on ice! So, this is why everything just stops.

A snow day is a nice opportunity to just stay indoors, and be with family, which is exactly what we did. We caught up on some work, and shows we watch, we got in a good leg workout in our home gym, and we even had a little champagne! Here are some of the images we took over the last two days, as well as my FDOE pictures, showing what I ate all of Saturday.

snow day
Snow day…so calm and peaceful! So glad to have all my family home with me to enjoy the winter beauty!

Starting the day

So on Saturday morning, we woke up an had our usual lemon water, with Braggs apple cider vinegar in a tall glass of water. If you have not read about the wonderful things lemon water and ACV can do for your health, and skin, please click here! I have noticed a huge difference in the way I look and feel since starting my daily morning elixir.

daily juice from half a lemon, with 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar added to water, for health and beauty
daily juice from half a lemon, with 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar added to water, for health and beauty
Braggs apple cider vinegar
Braggs apple cider vinegar

After drinking down our elixir, we made some coffee. After catching up on some emails and social media posts, I made breakfast. I found this on Friday at my local Trader Joes and decided t give it a try. My kids and I love salmon, so naturally we loved this!

Trader Joes smoked salmon bacon
Trader Joes smoked salmon bacon. It was so nice and flavorful, and NOT greasy!

This is what I ended up eating for breakfast…

breakfast
Smoked salmon bacon, poached eggs, and baby spinach

Workout and post workout meal

After we let our breakfast digest for about an hour, we headed into our home gym, for a nice heavy leg workout….

calories burned
Calories burned during my leg workout

My yummy post workout shake was a meal in of itself. It consisted of frozen unsweetened tropical fruit, baby kale, baby zucchini, chia seeds, flax, all natural whey vanilla protein, a dab of almond butter, and coconut water.

post workout green smoothie
post workout green smoothie

Lunch

For lunch we went classic, with a grass fed beef burger, with organic oven fries. I didn’t have cheese on my burger, but instead I had spinach, reduced sugar ketchup, and dijon mustard.

Grass fed burger with organic oven fries
Grass fed burger with organic oven fries

Treat time

Because we never drank our New Year’s even Champagne, we decided to have it before dinner in front of the fire. The only time of year we really drink Champagne is at the new year.

champagne
Champagne with Strawberries. A nice snow day treat. What better way to celebrate being stuck indoors.
champagne
a bit of the bubbly on a snow filled day

Dinner

By the time dinner rolled around I was tired. I just wanted to relax on the couch and watch movies. I just didn’t feel like cooking. This is when John stepped in and took over. I don’t know about anyone else out there, but when ever my husband is left to his own devices, he ends up cooking something I wouldn’t normally eat. LOL! I didn’t end up taking a photo of the little bit I did eat (it looked ugly) but I will say that I am not complaining he offered to cook. I ate about a half cup of this, with some jasmine rice…

Trader Joes Kung Pao Chicken
Trader Joes Kung Pao Chicken

This Kung Pao Chicken is not bad, and the macros aren’t the worst I have ever seen, but I was just not in the mood for it after having a burger earlier.

 

The Day after…

We woke the next day to a winter wonderland. It is always so pretty when it snows here with all the trees. My son immediately got dressed and headed outdoors to sled and play in the snow.

 

Wake up! its a new day!
Wake up! its a new day!
sun peeking through
sun peeking through
Looking down the street
Looking down the street
snowy sunrise
Beautiful photo taken by my husband.

 

Mickey in the snow at sunset
Mickey in the snow at sunset

Taking new shots for the web

We needed some new photos for our blog and website, and the snow provided a beautiful backdrop for this. Ciarra and I decided to wear our matching coats md boots. We wanted a nice clean bright look to match our surroundings. John did a great job as usual with the photos.

 

 

Snow day portrait
This was actually a test shot! It came out great so we kept it.
Amy and Ciarra
Just us!
Amy and Ciarra
We have matching glasses as well. That’s how we roll!

It was a nice relaxing day. We are a very close family, and we really enjoy spending together. What do you do when the weather turns cold, and you have to stay indoors? Comment below! Share with us. Don’t be a stranger!

Mickey the dog
“I’m Mickey the dog, and I approve of this blog post.”-Mickey in a sleeve of Soren’s robe

 

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5 Comments

  1. Beautiful photography! I would love more snow days inside with my family! We do enjoy this feeling of hunkering down inside on rainy days…I love to do puzzles and watch cooking shows or movies together abdcwe live playing faves together!

    1. Thank you for the complement.:-)
      Rainy days are great for puzzles! That sounds like it would be relaxing, not to mention good for the brain! We like to play UNO, Life, and Monopoly. Which games do you guys like most? We always have such a good time together here in our house. Family is time is the best!

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