Mine definitely got better after my hour nap earlier…. after which I had to do some work and then studying (??? hello graduated college 5 years ago last I checked haha) for a quiz we have first thing in the morning at training tomorrow. Nothin’ says Sunday relaxation like a few hours of Six Sigma and statistics (barffffffffffff)
Anywho, I have some exciting news for you guys! Seems like things are lookin’ up around here because this weekend we finalized and booked our annual
Yes yes friends, this is a family tradition that started just a few years back and one that I just love. Nothing says holiday fun like a week of Christmas festivites, New Year’s Eve blast out then a few days later departing for Mexico – OLE!!!!
This will be the first year that The Man goes with the fanatic fam and I couldn’t be more excited to have us all together. Cruises really are the perfect vacation for our family and we just adore them 🙂 So the 5 of us are jet settin’ to Florida early January where we will “debark” on 5 night cruise to Mexico aboard one of my fave Royal Caribbean ships!
Can I mention that I have the best mother & father ever — because without them this trip may not have happened thanks to the car fiasco. You guys are the best and I can’t wait to spend some great QT with ya’ll (and you too sis, I know you are there 😉 ) on this vacation!
It still hasn’t sunk in yet since it was so last minute, but 1 month from today I’ll be in Costa Maya, Mexico or somewhere close to that 😛 hooray!!!!
Now onto Sunday night dinner! Before I get to the crockpot action, I gotta show you friends what we roasted up tonight bc it turned out fantastic 🙂
Using these guys
I roasted up some “fries”
and some carrots!!!! at 425F for about 25 minutes, flipping half way through.
P.S. I had heard about this from a few of you lovelies & just had to try it – why have I not done this before btw, they turned out so amazing?!?!?! Ya’ll friends are the best, obvi 🙂
Alright, onto the crockpot creation already right?!
After about 8.5 hours check out what I found
So freaking moist & juicy
After shredding it up, adding some of the juice back to the meat + some Frank’s hot sauce it was ready for some eatin’
Got all the fixin’s ready for serving 😉
Decided to “roll” open face style (worst joke ever award? haha) with some more Frank’s & a touch of bbq sauce
Add some coleslaw on top and serve up the “fries” and roasted carrots with some ketchup…. and voila! You got yourself a pretty good Sunday night meal 🙂
If you’ve never roasted up some carrots this way (EVOO, seasoning – I used mesquite, salt and pepper) then you really should give it a whirl! So goooooood 🙂
Well, this week is going to be very busy. It’s my last week of that training and we have to do more presentation giving and exam taking this time around…. couple that with having to potentially buy a car and figure all that out you can tell that I may be a bit overwhelmed
Plus I really need to get back to an exercise routine to balance this all out, considering I haven’t done anything since before the accident on Wednesday. Feelin’ a lil’ blah but my back just isn’t fully ready yet – I can just tell. Maybe I’ll actually ease into it with some yoga tomorrow, my body needs something as does my mind! (not to mention I have to be in a bathing suit in less than a month, uhhh motivation hello!)
Before I go though, check out this amazing giveaway over at my fave twin’s site – it’s a good one!!! They make some amazing creations, and I would LOVE to win some of my very own to try 😉
Alright ya’ll – I gotta run and get to bed early tonight – I hope you had a wonderful weekend and see ya for another Monday tomorrow!