Tuesday, January 22, 2013

a lazy weekend

To kick off our three-day weekend I got together with some of my in-laws for a lovely lunch. It was great to see with my grandma, mother and two sisters [on Mike's side] and catch up. I hadn't spent time with them since getting back from all our holiday fun.

A large part of my weekends now consist of volleyball, which I love. With the end of college football, I'm now in full swing with the BYU men's volleyball team. We played the [former] No. 1 team in the country on Friday and it was quite the night. The Smith Fieldhouse was packed... and so dang loud. Our boys pulled through, rather easily, and topped the defending national champs. Round two was Saturday night and we swept UCSD in no time at all. I'm happy to say after four matches, I'm finally feeling confident in all my stat-keeping and monitoring abilities. And if not, I always have my four pages of step-by-step instructions for the multiple programs I have to run :)


Mike and I have been a little under the weather lately so the rest of our weekend consisted of laying low and a lot of movies [in addition to football, of course], mixed in with Red Mango runs and Monday morning waffles. I love my new Belgium waffle maker from Williams-Sonoma from my mom. Their Begium waffle mix is a must! My favorite way to fix them up is with strawberries and homemade whipped cream.


I picked up my sweet niece Gwen for a girls night and had so much fun! Although I'm not sure McKenzie is every going to let me steal away her little girl after all the sugar she ate! We stopped at 7-11 and I had a hard time saying no. Little did I know she'd eat it all... a slurpee, sour patch kids, chips ahoy, a popsicle and a doughnut later, she still said she was hungry! [I'm sorry Kenz!] To say the least, she's going to be strung out on sugar all night! She is so sweet, when we got home, Mike asked where his slurpee was and she felt so bad and said we had to go get him one :) So back in the car we went! We watched Tangled, until Rapunzel and Flynn Rider saw the floating lanterns, then she wanted to watch Pocahontas. She was pretty impressed with my collect of Disney movies [thanks mom!] Mike had to take her home before we finished the movie and I'm not sure who was more disappointed, me or her. Can't forget we had a little nail painting party! Gwen is a girl after my own heart, there's nothing better than some fun-colored nails!

31 comments:

  1. oh really cool post! yummy waffles :)

    natalie
    http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

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  2. I'm not a huge sports fan.. but basketball and handball are something that I don't usually miss. :D
    p.s cute little girl :D

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  3. movies, red mango runs, and waffles sound so good. i wish i can rewind back to the long weekend~

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  4. Your niece is so adorable. At least you got her the small slurpie rather than one of those crazy 32oz ones or something! Also, those waffles look delicious! I love waffles with strawberries! I don't own my own waffle maker, but the dinning halls at my school all have them. I might be having a waffle for dinner, inspired by you! (:

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  5. Ok now... those waffles are making my stomach rumble! Hope you guys are feeling better and thanks for the sweet comment on my blog! You are adorable.

    xoxo
    Liesl

    woodsy-soiree.blogspot.com

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  6. Your niece is adorable, you and you hubby make a very cute couple.

    xo
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  7. that sounds like the best weekend ever, but I was sold when you said you made waffels, lol. So the mix was good? I just tried Williams Sanoma gluten free chocolate lava cakes- delicious! I love niece time- I steal my boyfriend's all the time :) thanks for stopping by
    -D
    www.effortlesslii.blogspot.com

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  8. lazy weekends are the best! and are often needed :) glad you got to spend time with you niece - she sounds precious :)

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  9. That Waffle looks so yummy!
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  10. I love that you had a girls night with your neice, she is adorable!!
    xoAmy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  11. what an aodrbs little niece you have!!! you both sound like you had the time of your lives!! that's what aunts are for.. to eat anything and everything and to have slurpees :)

    congrats on the big wins with men's volleyball!!! i have a cousin that played on the BYU girls vball team about a year or so ago, and another cousin (her sister) that plays for BYU softball!!!

    Love this lil' blog you have over herrr!!! you and your hubs make quite an aorable couple :) xo, Bev

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  12. sounds like you had an awesome weekend! i love volleyball too . woohooo go BYU!
    and as for the disney movies, i definitely want my own stash of them too :)

    -Marsa
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  13. That waffle looks deeelicious! haha :)

    Amberly
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  14. That Waffle looks delicious!! And fresh strawberries? It couldn't look more perfectly scrumptious. xx. McKenna Lou
    www.lynnandlou.blogspot.com

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  15. Hi Whitney,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my jeans comparison post. Love your blog .. your niece is so cute!

    Monica
    www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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  16. Oh yummy, those waffles look amazing. Your niece is so adorable!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comments!!

    XO

    Pauline @ http://mystyleinstinct.blogspot.com

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  17. nothing is better than a 4 day weekend! anything from williams-sonoma is the best, we love their waffle mix too..yum! xo
    c&e

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  18. seems like you had lots of fun :)
    your niece is just icredibly cute :)

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  19. I lovee your blog's layout! Everything is so cute, and you guys make such a beautiful couple! I need to get myself a waffle maker. That looks absolutely delish!

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  20. Thanks for your sweet comment!I'm happy that you like my blog!
    Your niece is so adorable!
    Followed you with gfc
    XOXO
    Adrielle
    http://dailyfashiondream.blogspot.com

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  21. looks like you guys had wonderful weekend!


    do you want to follow each other on bloglovin' and gfc? let me know.
    see you around!

    xx
    www.apossiblefantasy.blogspot.com

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  22. Aah those waffles look incredible..!!

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  23. 1. gwen is adorable
    2. those waffles look delicious
    3. i think everyone in provo has been under the weather ...between this FREEZING weather and all the smog its a miracle we're all still alive.

    i hope you're feeling better! (we're all still a little sick around here :(

    love,
    elisabeth
    bellatheblog.com

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  24. yum I absolutely love waffles & I'm all about the homemade whipped cream and strawberries too :) Hope you guys are feeling better!

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  25. Oh, Whitney! it's such a pleausure to read your blog! Following you back with pleasure!

    Gwen is a cutie! I always watch Disney movies with my niece too! And she also always tricks me into giving her lots of candy :) It's just impossible to say no to them, isn't it?! :)

    xx Tatiana
    http://tatianasidorenko.blogspot.com/

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  26. Darling thanks a lot for your visit and kind comment on my blog!! Following you back too!
    BTW waffles looked yummy!! ;-)
    xoxo
    Patricia

    http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

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  27. strawberries on waffles are my fave. add a little ice cream & warm syrup and you have waffle perfection.

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  28. Waffles with homemade whip and strawberries are such a treat! Only problem is, my husband doesn't like them.. Foolish huh!? Maybe if I make the Belgium Waffle mix he will change his mind!

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  29. Oh my goodness she's so adorable!!
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  30. Gwen sure loves her sweets! She always has the best time with Whitney. She saw a family picture with you in it the other day and said Whitney is my best friend. You have won her over!

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