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Weekend Recap

Is it Monday already??  I would normally be bummed but Chris had a three day weekend so our weekend is still in full-swing today … back to reality tomorrow 😉  If you’re just rejoining the blogosphere here is what you missed at Food, Fitness, and Family:


It has been a serious whirlwind over here since last week.  Due to the fact that the 4th was on a Wednesday I got all sorts of discombobulated.  Therefore, I am including our 4th activities in this week’s weekend recap 😉



We headed to Tybee Island to meet Victoria and her hubs plus a lot of their friends.  My best friend from Texas Melanie and her husband Alan also got there in the afternoon after driving down from Virginia.  We had a pretty sweet set-up with our tent, tons of chairs, corn hole, and ladder golf.  Throughout the day about 20 people filtered in and out of our “camp site”.

corn hole and ladder golf at the beach


Emmie was all decked out in her 4th of July finest.  She is pretty proud to be an American and enthusiastically said so when Victoria gave her a flag 😉

Emmalyne 4th of July


No 4th of July would be complete without some good food!  We have plenty of snacks down at the beach.  There was watermelon, strawberries, cheese and crackers, and chips and salsa from us.  Victoria’s friend made some pretty amazing guacamole and pinwheels.  We did not go hungry 😉  We grabbed some fish tacos from Marlin Monroe’s Surfside Grill for lunch.  They were good but I have to admit that Fannie’s was better 😉  After cleaning up from the beach we headed downtown to take Melanie and Alan to Vinnie’s for dinner.  I got a slice of sun dried tomato, feta, and spinach pizza and it was heavenly.

fish tacos and pizza


After dinner we made our way down to River Street to find a spot to watch the fireworks.  We got down there around 8:15 and found a spot on the steps by the WWII memorial.  It was perfect timing.  Within a few minutes it was packed!  Mel and I headed down the street to find some ice cream (yes … I know … my sweet tooth attacked.  I am detoxing this week 😉  Overall it was a fabulous 4th of July for us.  Both Chris and Alan have done year long tours in Afghanistan and I know it makes both Melanie and I a little more appreciative of the prices of freedom.



Melanie and I Alan stayed with us in Richmond Hill a couple of days before checking into a B&B downtown.  I had the chance to introduce them to my favorite running trail in J.F. Gregory park.  Mel, Emmie, and I went for a nice 3 mile walk while Alan ran ahead.  Alan saw what I will call alligator bubbles along the way.  😉

J.F. Gregory Park - Melanie


Does her shirt look familiar?  😉  That night we met Heather and D at Fish Tales out by Fort McAllister.  It is right on the water by the boat put-in and the menu was full of mouth-watering seafood.  I ended up getting fish and chips.  Everyone said that their food was awesome and since this is a mere 5 minutes from our house I am sure we will be there often!



Surprise, surprise … we spent the day at the beach!  Haha.  Tybee Island is becoming our 2nd home on the weekends and I LOVE it.  Emmie is turning into quite the beach bum.  Victoria and Tommy came out again which was awesome!  Tommy let me try his surf board a few times … I ate it.  Twice.  Learning to surf is on my #FitnessBucketList and so I think I need to sign up for some lessons.


After spending the better portion of the day in the sun Chris and I were SO ready to head home and do nothing.  Em passed out hard on the ride back … I honestly haven’t seen her sleep like that!  It was kind of hilarious lol.  When we got home we made “Chipotle” bowls using grass-fed skirt steak from Hunter Cattle Company.  Their meat seriously is SO good!  After dinner the Emster went down for the count and Chris and I rented 21 Jump Street for a few laughs before bed.

  homemade chipotle bowl


After focusing so much on food and family/friends over the last few days it was definitely time for me to get a sweat-sesh on!  I put Em in the BOB and headed out for a run.  WELL, it was HOT and HUMID.  I ended up running the first 2 miles in 19:00 (9:30/mile) and then ran/walked the rest of the way.  Most of the route was in the sun and I was a sweaty beast.  Super glad I got there and did it though :)

super sweaty run

The rest of the day we tackled some chores and I got some work done.  Em and I are going to Phoenix for 2 weeks and there’s a lot of packing that needs to get done!  However, the day ended with a special treat for mommy … I met Victoria and some other ladies to see Magic Mike.  Mmmmm is all I have to say 😉

Have a great Monday friends!

What was your favorite part of the weekend?  Ladies, have you seen Magic Mike yet?

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18 thoughts on “Weekend Recap”

  1. Emmie’s photos with the flags turned out great! She is such a trooper. Did you have visions of Channing dancing last night?? mmmmm

    xoxo Have a safe flight and I hope Emmie loves her new toys and that a old, Grandma sits next to y’all!!

  2. That pizza looks heavenly INDEED. Lucky you with all these places to get fish tacos and compare them, haha! The fish & chips are so fitting for a beach day. Can’t get over Emmie’s 4th outfit OR her sun hat. I love the pic of her and Chris making the same face! Your beach bum lifestyle must be so fun for Emmie, I grew up a beach bum baby and let me tell you I was a happy kid indeed!
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  3. Sounds like you had a fabulous “extended” weekend. Emmie’s face in that picture at Vinnie’s is adorable! We were at the opposite end of River St for the fireworks. We’re hitting the beach this weekend so me and TJ will be taking turns chasing a 17 month old around who wants to see is everyone on the beach will share their snacks. LOL! We just can’t decide if we want to go Tybee or Hunting Island in Beaufort. Our anniversary is Wednesday so do we want to celebrate where we got married on Hunting Island or stay in town. Hmmm….decisions. LOL!

    Are you guys heading to the beach again this weekend?
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    1. We will not be at the beach this weekend bc I am in Phoenix but I am sure we will be back many times this summer :)

    1. Oh my goodness!! Please visit :) And the fish tacos are seriously amazing.

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