Weekend Snapshots

I am coming off of what was one epic weekend. It was an absolute blast having my brother and Ana around all weekend. Our family was able to spend a lot of time together this weekend which of course I just love.

Since it’s Monday and since a good majority of us including myself may be a little tired today, I’m going to keep the rest of this post real simple.

Here are some weekend snapshots!

Thursday night we hosted a small BBQ for our special Colombian guests.

Friday I grabbed lunch with the lovely Katie and Becky at Crave at Mall of America. Love love these girls.

blends crave

I ordered the salmon salad which came with mixed greens, salmon, mandarin oranges, goat cheese and pistachios (I think). Honestly it wasn’t anything to write home about but it tasted good still. I think I was so absorbed in conversation that I hardly remember eating it. Yikes!

crave salmon

Friday afternoon Dana and I enjoyed a short and hilly bike ride through the neighborhood. I am hoping to do a post this week about my casual approach to training for the duathlon.

Saturday morning started off with banana with almond butter and no-sugar added dried cranberries.

banana and almond butter

Then we ran a bunch of errands including a trip to the local farmers market where I picked up these beauts for my mom and dad.

farmers market flowers

And later in the evening we had a Mexican fiesta with the family.

taco salad ana grandpa jeff

On Sunday Dana and I took our bikes to St. Paul and biked 10 miles bike along the Mississippi. I LOVE this area. It is beautiful.

bike st. paul dana and melanie bike

I finished the weekend off with a homemade Mediterranean dinner complete with kabobs, grilled chicken, mixed green salad, and yellow quinoa (recipe to come for the yellow quinoa).

homemade mediterranean dinner

It was an absolute incredible weekend. I hope yours was too!

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    1. Melanie

      Have you looked on the Healthy Living Blog website under your state to see if there were any local bloggers?

  1. That mexican feast looks delicious. Loved this weekend too. Especially lunch on Friday. I agree that my salad wasn’t the best, but the conversation more than made up for it!!
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    1. Melanie

      Thanks! Yes it was so great having both of them stay with us. And seriously, cannot wait until our next blend get together!

  2. I love biking around the Twin Cities area- it’s so beautiful! I live in Madison but my fiance’s family still lives in MN so we were there this last weekend. Too bad for the rain and clouds on Saturday!
    Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate recently posted…Strength Training Moves For RunnersMy Profile

    1. Melanie

      I’m glad you get to enjoy the beauty of the cities area every now and again! There is so much to see and do!

    1. Melanie

      Once it’s out and ready to go you will be so much more inclined to go!

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