Hey friends! I hope you had nice weekends – happy belated Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! 🙂 My brother flew into town for the weekend so we could spend some time celebrating our mom, which was a lot of fun! First order of business: dinner on Friday night! My mom whipped up my Salmon with Lemon Mustard Dill Sauce for us – delicious! Obsessed with the sauce!
On Saturday morning, I was up on the earlier side so I whipped up some oatmeal (my microwave banana oatmeal, but on the stovetop since our microwave is still broken) for my first breakfast before getting things done around the house. Tip: stir some nut butter into it while it’s cooking! Yummy.
A few hours later was breakfast #2: a savory waffle + two fried eggs + avocado + a little wilted spinach + cat hair. 😉
Then I treated myself to a power yoga class! I hit up Mind the Mat in Arlington again – still using up my 4 classes in 4 weeks deal!
Post-yoga I threw together a quick lunch – some canned chicken and rice soup (with extra chicken added – we had a rotisserie chicken on hand to use up) + salad + carrots. Easy and yummy!
After lunch, my parents and my brother came to pick me up and we all headed out to the Inn at Little Washington! Matt was down in North Carolina for the weekend with his family (his brother graduated with his PhD – congrats Chris!!) so we were doing our own thing this weekend. 🙂 My mom wanted to go to The Inn for mother’s day and we were happy to oblige – I know, twist my arm/rough life!
Here I am with my brother, all dolled up for dinner. Such a treat to have him here visiting.
I didn’t get a ton of photos because I was busy enjoying and I’ve written about the Inn in the past, but it was phenomenal as always, and such a treat to be there! Their truffled popcorn… ahhhh!! I dream of it.
On Sunday we woke up to gorgeous weather – cool and crisp with sunny skies! My brother and I took advantage with a run on the gorgeous country roads!
We ended up covering a little over 4 miles. Felt great to be out there – this was about as perfect as running weather (and views) get! It was so quiet and peaceful out there.
We all enjoyed breakfast before departing the Inn – they mix their yogurt with a little honey and mascarpone – it’s sooo good! And for my main event I had their trio of mini breakfasts – cottage cheese and blood orange pancakes + oatmeal souffle + scrambled eggs with dill and salmon. Yum!
They have a farmers market there on Sundays that we swung by on our way out – beautiful veggies!
Back in DC, we all unpacked and then hit Sweetgreen for lunch. 🙂
I spent the rest of the day tidying up the house and relaxing, and then got to bed early because around midnight I knew Matt would be arriving home with our new puppy!!!
I mentioned a few weeks ago that we were adopting a puppy from Asheville that I met and fell in love with during our Asheville weekend trip last month – she was out and about with her foster family when I met her. Matt has wanted to get a dog for ages, so he was fully on board, and since he was down in NC this weekend anyway to attend his brother’s graduation, it was perfect for him to swing by Asheville and pick her up on his way back! The shelter (Brother Wolf Animal Rescue) named her Teri but we have renamed her Ashe, in honor of where we found her. 🙂 She got a little sick in the car at the beginning of the ride but otherwise Matt said it went well – she mostly slept in her crate and they had some fun break adventures, too, since it was a nice day.
I got up when they arrived to help her get settled and we took her for a short midnight walk since she (and Matt!) had been stuck in the car most of the day. Isn’t she cute?! The ears!!
We didn’t get to bed until about 2 and she was up by 6 – oof! This picture cracks me up. Here’s hoping we all get a better night’s rest tonight. 🙂
We took her for a nice long walk before Matt left for work. 🙂
And now she’s sleeping on the couch while I work from home! She was pretty upset when Matt left for work (she got quite attached to him on their long drive and is just getting to know me), but seems to be settling in nicely now. We’re lucky it’s going to be a beautiful week – lots of good walking opportunities! I’m going to work from home most of the week too to help her get settled. And yes, we leave for Iceland (thanks for the great Iceland recs!) on Friday night – bad timing with the puppy but we had to get her this past weekend or never! Lucky for all of us, though, my friend Gretchen has enthusiastically offered to take Ashe while we’re gone. Gretchen has a couple dogs already and loves dogs so I’m sure they will have a great time. I just hope she wants to come back home with us after! 🙂 Thanks again in advance, Gretchen, you rock!
Anyway! Back to work/dog walking. 😉 Have a great day guys! And be sure to check in tomorrow – I have a special post for you!
Any tips for getting our new puppy settled/happy in her new home?
If you celebrated Mother’s Day, what did you do?