Had such a good, quiet Sunday, that I really hope that you all had one too.
My day started with me sleeping in, well, if you can call it that, but then again 7:30am is sleeping in for me. HA!
Mid morning we headed to the track and I was actually able to run two and a half full laps without stopping, I was so proud of myself. What a wonderful feeling when you push yourself through the barriers that you set in your life and start working towards a healthier, fitter you.
It hasn't been easy but I have forced myself to exercise the past week, even when I didn't feel like it, I pushed through and I feel so much better for it :)
The best part is that the kids are into exercising as well and look forward to our weekend visits to the track.
After the track we came home, had a quick lunch and set to work on some pumpkin carving.
Once it's all done, everyone takes off and mommy gets left with some work....separating the seeds from the pumpkin.
Cleaning it all up, putting the pumpkin in freezer bags and freezing it for soup, pie, sonhos (Portuguese pumpkin fritters) etc.
Of course these have to be made and is there anything better than roasting these babies??
I watched the new Downton Abbey episode as I did that work, made it go faster :)
While the seeds roasted in the oven, I set the table for dinner and fixed a quick meal for us.
Simple pasta using leftovers....bacon turkey that had to be cooked before expiring and leftover KFC chicken. Yummy!
And here are the pumpkins.
Now let me start by saying that up until this year, the kids have always wanted to carve pumpkins but a few minutes into it, they were over it, needed help, were bored, couldn't do it alone etc.....so hubby and I always ended up having to do it all.
THIS year, they did every thing by themselves. From the cutting, to the cleaning, to the templates, you name it, they did it all, so we're so very proud of these kiddos :)
This is daddy's pumpkin,
This is Nic's...
Jasmine's, it's a pokemon but one of the pieces she cut right through and it fell off. She still did great :)
And this is mine :)
Then I thought, well I'm out here in the yard, might as well look into MY window, because you know whenever we go out for walks at night, I have this fascination with looking in people's windows.
Not up close, I'm not a stalker and I don't peep LOL
But if we walk by and someone has their lights on and the curtains open, I always look into the house, I just love seeing what everyone's homes look like. And I know I'm not the only one LOL
So there you go, a peek into my own house from the kitchen window.
Now I'm off to read a little before bed. I'll be sitting right next to that lamp in my chair :)