Romantic Pirate Weekend

Today’s Workout

  • 1.35 miles, treadmill – walked
  • BodyPump – 60 minutes

I am pretty tired today, so I took it easy on my workout this morning. I walked 1.35 miles at 3.5 mph before BodyPump, and I lifted a little bit less weight in BodyPump. I didn’t fall asleep until after 1 am yesterday, and then I was up at 5 am when Danny’s alarm went off and again at 7 am. So, I am dragging a bit this morning.

Sometimes, I have a hard time falling asleep and staying asleep, but luckily it’s been getting better. Last night, I was not so lucky.


After the gym, I met my brother, sister-in-law, and niece at Starbucks for some coffee and breakfast.

I had an egg, veggie, and cheese sandwich, and a pumpkin spice coffee – grande, non-fat, no whip <—- That’s fancy Starbucks talk.

My niece and brother got some delicious looking bread. I might have helped my niece eat those chocolate chips.

After Starbucks, we went to Target and tried hats on the baby.

It’s starting to get chilly here in Chicagoland!

A few months ago, I entered a Pinterest contest to create a wedding board. The contest was being sponsored by a nearby hotel and was open to everyone, whether you were planning a wedding or were already married.

I had so much fun creating a wedding board with ideas for the reception, food, ceremony, etc. (I wish Pinterest had been around when I was getting married!) I submitted my board, and about a month and a half ago, I was contacted by the hotel saying that I won! I was so excited! This was the coolest prize that I have ever won!

If you want, you can check out my board here.

I won a two night stay with upgraded accommodations at the hotel, as well as an in-room couple’s massage, dinner and brunch at the hotel’s restaurant, and chocolates & flowers in the room. Not too shabby!

I talked to my mom and she agreed to watch the kids for the whole weekend so we could go! What a sweet mom.

When I told my dad that I won a romantic hotel package, he took that to mean let’s have a pirate night at the hotel! Random, right? So, somehow one of our fancy hotel nights got turned into pirate night with my family. We have pirate costumes, rum, and lots of gold coins. Should be a fun (and interesting) night!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

Questions of the day:

  • Do you ever have trouble falling asleep? Staying asleep?
  • Favorite thing at Starbucks?
  • Ever have a pirate night? This will actually be my second pirate night…

Two years ago:


Filed under Breakfast, Family Fun, Fitness, Working Out

5 Responses to Romantic Pirate Weekend

  1. I sometimes have trouble staying asleep. My mind starts going and won’t stop. At Starbucks I love the Pumpkin Spice Latte (also grande non fat no whip;) and I also love the vanilla bean scones (wish they were non fat as well ) . I have never had a pirate night. Have fun!

  2. Love starbucks! Iced coffee from there is my staple in the summer.

  3. That’s so awesome that you won! I hope you and your hubs (oh and the family too) have an awesome weekend! I cannot wait to hear all about it.

  4. Shani

    Ooh what a cute wedding board! The pirate thing is hilarious. They have pirate festivals in my town of Port Washington,WI. A pirate was even my high school mascot. Lol. Have fun on your weekend!

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