Easter Weekend Workouts + Fun

This weekend truly was such a special weekend for both sides of our family.  My husband and I got to celebrate his birthday together, since we had family in town to babysit.  We had planned on going to our first baseball game uptown, but the weather was horrible.  We opted to grab dinner at a local favorite of ours, Portofino’s.  Glass of wine, don’t mind if I do.  I also spoiled myself with the lobster special.  So much fresh seafood.  I hardly even touched the pasta.  Great fuel for my long weekend of workouts.

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If you have been following my posts, you know that we gave up sweets for Lent.  Well, since my husband’s birthday was Saturday, we gave ourselves a pass.  On a typical Saturday morning, we have hash tagged our favorite breakfast #suarezsaturday.  Cinnamon twists, glazed donuts, boston cream.  Coffee.  Sounds perfect, right?  Better get there early.  We are not the only people who have donuts on their mind Saturday morning.photo 1-21

Weather was terrible all day Saturday, so I spent most of the morning getting the house ready for all of our guests.  I also put together this super EASY Easter treat (that can really be made any time of the year).  Hardest part is opening up all of the wrappers of Rolos!

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Set the oven to 325 degrees.  Spread out pretzels on a baking sheet.  Place a Rolo on top of each pretzel.  Throw into the oven for about 5 minutes.  Slide the baking sheet out of the oven and press any type of treat on to the Rolo.  Really, any treat.  I have used anything from pecans to pretzel/peanut/peanut butter M&Ms to Girl Scout Thin Mints.

photo-16After a morning of sweets, I was ready to workout Saturday afternoon.  Bad weather brought the riders in, and the studio was rocking.  I LOVED it.  The power hour torq board numbers were the highest that I think I have ever seen in one class.  Definitely worth posting about.  Great work!

I usually have a cheat day Saturday, but this weekend, let’s just say we had a cheat weekend.  My parents were in town, with my sister, and my grandparents.  We met at Wolfgang Puck Pizza Bar for dinner. What an awesome vibe.  The food here is delicious and filling.  The atmosphere is rustic, but casual.  Definitely somewhere that you could meet friends for a drink or take your family.

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My daughter was loving the attention from everyone.   She sure does love going out.  photo 3-15That brings us to Easter Sunday.   Unfortunately, I couldn’t make it to church with my sweet girl and husband.  I had a double early Sunday morning at Flywheel.  However, they made sure to come by the studio to say hello to everyone.  If I was going to miss church with them, I’m glad I got to spend time with some great people releasing their energy in such a healthy way.

photo 3-16Easter dinner was at our house.  We are so blessed to have such a big family in town.  Our good friends, Aaron and Diana, were also able to join us.  I had SO many good pictures.

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Madison and her cousin Mila loved taking pictures together!

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IMG_1053 IMG_1054If you are even interested in the food.  We cooked a ham, mashed potatoes, carrots w/sugar snap peas, green beans, macaroni and cheese, rolls, and several appetizers.  There was no skimping on desserts either:  chocolate pecan pie (from local farmer’s market), eclair cake, coconut cake (from Diana), chocolate chip bars, fruit salad, and my Rolo treats.  Please let me know if you would like for me to share any of the recipes.

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