Hey friends! Matt, Riese, Freyja, Zara, and I enjoyed our first full weekend in our new home!
We did a fair amount of eating out because there are so many great places walking distance to us now, which we love.
First up: burgers on Friday night at Holy Cow.
Plus truffle fries + sweet potato waffle fries shared with Matt. So good!
We spent the rest of the night working on unpacking and organizing around the house. I’ve been slowly working my way through ALL my clothing trying everything on one by one and am basically donating or consigning about half of it. Feels really good to declutter!
On Saturday morning, we had a simple cereal breakfast:
Then took a nice family stroll, dropped Freyja off, and walked over to the Del Ray farmers’ market!
We used to be walking distance to a farmers’ market at our apartment back in the day and LOVE being able to walk to one again.
These peaches were so good! We bought a bunch of them, as well as some other fruit and veggies for the week.
Other non-produce farmers’ market finds (I’m hoping Riese likes the veggie burgers):
That watermelon gazpacho was so good. Riese didn’t like it but we did! Similar to my watermelon rind gazpacho recipe. 🙂
This pasta with kale pesto was delicious, too – we saved it for the week and will add some beans and a salad on the side to make it more of a filling meal.
We picked up breakfast sandwiches from Hog Haven Farm at the market and then walked home for lunch. I added some greens on the side of mine with a simple olive oil + lemon juice drizzle and some fresh dill.
The rest of Saturday was spent doing more house stuff!
We did as much as we could while Riese was napping, and then when she was up we went to Target to get some random odds and ends, and also discovered this awesome pillow that my fellow Stranger Things fans will enjoy. I was seriously tempted to buy it. 😉
We were hungry after unloading everything back at home so we decided to walk over to Tacqueria el Poblano for dinner.
We started with some guac (which Riese loved) + chips, and then I had the grilled fish platter. Everything was delicious!
We had a bunch of leftovers so Matt threw together a huevos rancheros variation for us on Sunday morning for breakfast.
Also, Riese randomly slept until 7:45 and it was the most amazing thing ever (she’s been getting up anywhere from 5:15 to 6:15 lately, so this was a really nice change).
Post-breakfast we took Freyja for a walk, but Riese refused to get in the stroller (#toddler), so the first part of the walk looked like this until I bribed Riese with a pouch to get her to sit. 😉
We met friends at the pool on Sunday mid-morning and had lunch there – their blackened salmon BLT wrap is so good.
And then we did a lot more work around the house that afternoon before my parents came over for dinner! We had our usual: grilled steak + salad, so I didn’t get a photo, but it was delicious.
It feels good to be getting more and more settled into our new house and neighborhood! I’m actually testing out a new co-working space in Old Town Alexandria today which is fun – before Riese was born I used to work out of a co-working space in Dupont Circle in DC, but since she arrived it has made more sense to work at home due to nursing and not wanting to waste time unnecessarily commuting while paying for childcare, etc.
But now that she’s weaned and we are settled in our new house, I decided it was time to mix it up! It has gotten really hard to work from home nowadays because if she sees me and then I disappear again she gets really upset/tries to get into my office. Plus, I can hear her having fun with our babysitter and that makes me sad! So, yeah. I decided it was time to find a separate space to work, take calls, and meet AnneTheRD nutrition clients on my 2 childcare days per week.
I’m liking this space so I think I’ll sign up – it’s cheaper than my old co-working space so that’s a win, especially since I’ll only be here twice a week! And it’s a really short drive or bike ride away. Easy!
Have a nice day and I’ll see you back here on Wednesday! I have a great giveaway coming for you marathon runner readers… get pumped. 🙂