The rest of the weekend (family & food)!

By , April 9, 2018 12:42 pm

The 5K I did this weekend was in my hometown, so I got to see my parents, my brothers and their families, my grandma, my aunt, AND! my snister and her family because they came up from Kansas City for the weekend! Woo hoo!

We rented a house with Snis and her family (it was our first time doing that in our hometown), and it worked out well!

Us with Snis and fam


We got in around 6:00 pm on Friday and hung at the rental house with Snis, Will, William, and Mom and Dad. Christina (Snis) gave me this beautiful painting she had done of Snow. I’m looking forward to finding the purrfect spot to hang it.

Artwork by dimdi

She gave it to me at the same time I got a text from Bobbi, who was checking in on the cats for us, saying how strange it was not to see Snow at the house. Aww, sad face. It IS strange and we miss him so much. I still get choked up about him being gone, from time to time. Mostly now though, it’s just stories and me saying I miss him. I’ll really love having this painting of him to remind me of him each day. It’s such a thoughtful gesture from Christina and her family.

On Friday we began our culinary tour for the weekend, ha! Half of us got Thai food, and half of us got pizza. And Christina and I enjoyed vegan cupcakes Dad had picked up for us during the day!

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies & Cream from Scratch Cupcakery


Saturday was the race, but more importantly, it was my sister-in-law Alyssa’s birthday! I was pumped we were going to be in town to celebrate with her! After the race, we all hung out at Grandma’s and the kids did an Easter egg hunt, then we went out for lunch. Ha, again, it was a half and half split of pizza and Asian food (half went to The Other Place, and half went to HuHot).

There was a basket for us!

We came back to Grandma’s and had MOAR cupcakes!!!!

Christina, Alyssa, and me

And hung out together for a lot of the day.

Christina taught me a dance move I’ve been wanting to learn

We finished the night by going out for drinks (and bar food!) for Alyssa’s birthday, at a bar my uncle owns in town. Another aunt of mine was there working, so we got to see her too, yay!


On Sunday I ran with Dad,

William still doesn’t know what to think of my running outfits

then we packed up to go home! We stopped by Grandma’s and a few of us went out for Mexican food,

then we hit the road. My hometown was supposed to get 3-6 inches of snow, and the storm started while we were at lunch, so we wanted get ahead of it. We did, thankfully, but staying ahead of the storm meant we had to cancel meeting up with my other grandma. Bummer. Maybe next time I try to meet up with her in April there won’t be a snow storm?!?!!??!?!?!?!??!?! WTF.

The drive home is about five hours. We stopped at Aldi and I used the new Aldi keychain (that holds a quarter) my snis gave me. Love it!

Then we got home, I got a few cat cuddles, then immediately unpacked and did laundry, because I love that part of returning home.

So yeah, that was my weekend. Lots of driving, hanging out, and eating (and a little bit of running) – exactly what I expect from a weekend with the fam! And while we didn’t do much, I was worn out when we got back, so I am glad I took a half day today and could chill in the morning!

I could have used a million more William cuddles this weekend!!!

14 Responses to “The rest of the weekend (family & food)!”

  1. Christina says:

    So much fun! I’m so sad it went by so quickly! 🙁

  2. Kiersten says:

    This sounds like such a fun weekend. Staying in a house with your sister was a great idea. You got to maximize your time together and I’m sure it was so much easier for them with the baby! Also this made me want a cupcake

  3. Shelley B says:

    OMG, William is sooo cute! What a fun-filled weekend you all packed in – I love how well you all get along and like to spend time with each other.

  4. Chaitali says:

    Sounds like a great weekend! That painting of Snow was so thoughtful.

  5. Anne says:

    MMMMM those cupcakes look like they were several drool faces 🙂

    Renting a house was such a good idea! And obviously it gave you extra William cuddles 🙂 He still reminds me so much of his Aunt Kim! We stayed at an airbnb in my hometown last year for my race and it was great (I was especially happy to have a kitchen for race day breakfast), and I’m looking forward to staying in a big house with lots of family for the wedding this week. So much more fun than a hotel!

    • kilax says:

      They were! Saturday’s vegan flavor was lemon blueberry!

      Rental homes are so great for things like races and when you have a lot of people together! I can’t wait to hear about the house you stay in this weekend!

  6. !!! How ADORABLE is William in that last picture?! What a happy little camper!

    Obviously it’s not entirely fair to compare a vegan cupcake to a vegan donut, but I’m going to ask for a comparison anyway 😛 How many drooly faces did it get? Peanut butter cookies and cream sounds AMAZING. High five to the cupcakery for combining two flavors I can never choose between, haha.

    • kilax says:

      He is! Although, his mom may have been making faces to get him to smile so big 😉

      We can always compare sweets! I’d say 3 out of 4 drooly faces. The flavors were great, but the cake itself was just a bit spongy. It was moist, but not as moist as I’d expect of a non-vegan cupcake. That being said, I finished the whole thing, so it was definitely GOOD!!!!!!! I hope you can try that combo some day!

  7. Mica says:

    3-6″ of snow in April?? That’s so crazy. It seems like this winter has been so long in the Midwest (but I know you prefer cold running to hot running, so there’s that?).

    Do you think William recognizes you with your face covered in running gear? Maybe he recognizes your voice and your eyes. I don’t know much about babies, but you’re right, he does look kind of suspicious.

    That’s a really nice painting of Snow. I like that it’s very obviously him but kind of “stylized” too. Losing a pet can take so long to recover from. I’m still sad about Bodger sometimes, but it’s nice when the happy and funny memories make up a greater ratio than sad moments. I hope that happens soon for you!

    • kilax says:

      Yeah, I don’t mind the cold weather, but am over the wind. Which we have all year, so I guess I am over the wind + cold weather combo, ha.

      I think he doesn’t recognize me when I am like that!

      I like that about the painting too. I feel like I am getting to that point with Snow! What are some of the funny Bodger memories you’ve thought about lately?

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