A Typical Tuesday in the Thompson Household
Good morning to all my favorite readers. I hope you guys have had a great week so far. Landon and I celebrated our two year wedding anniversary last night and we have plans to finish celebrating, this weekend! I’m planning on just making it a week of festivities, because that’s what you do for anniversaries, right?
Instead of sharing my typical, TOL post, I thought it would be fun to switch it up with a peek into a typical day in the Thompson household. I don’t know about you guys, but I always love reading posts like these and writing them…
Let’s start at the beginning of the day, since that seems like the best place to start…
Five o’clock in the morning came all too soon on Tuesday morning. I craved an extra hour or two of sleep and I knew if I didn’t act fast, I would have dove back into bed. Instead, I quickly slipped into my running clothes, popped in my contacts and sipped on a half cup of coffee before getting ready to run. I had a 10 mile run planned and since I was hoping to avoid pushing a stroller for so long, I knew I had to get it in, early. However, since it was still dark around the time I was planning on leaving, I opted for running four miles on the treadmill, followed by a 6 miles outside, for a grand total of 10 miles all before 7:30.
The run felt great the entire time and gave me the extra confidence boost I was hoping for as I walk into this big week of training! Once I got back home, I greeted my already awake boys, stretched, chugged some water and made Landon’s breakfast.
After Landon left for work, Benaiah and I did a ten minute tidy around the house and then quickly made breakfast, because we were both hungry!
I made my absolutely favorite smoothie ever – Designer Protein Native Whey protein (32 grams per scoop!) + 1 large, frozen banana + 1 tbsp. cocoa powder + 1 c. almond milk + 1 tbsp. peanut butter. Usually, I add fresh spinach, but I was out. Either way, it is so delicious and I feel like I am drinking a chocolate shake for breakfast.
Benaiah enjoyed some peanut butter toast and banana for breakfast, while I read him his ‘devotions.’ After praying, we turned on our favorite audio drama serious and I got to work on tidying up the kitchen. Is it just me or does it seem like little elves destroy the house while we sleep? I swear the house is messier in the morning than when I went to bed.
We tried to get our typical morning nap time in, but he ended up not falling asleep. Instead we hit up the library, played in the park, and took a walk around downtown.
I absolutely adore seeing his sweet, fresh, zeal for life.
Benaiah didn’t last too long once we came home and shortly after changing his diaper and feeding him, he went down for his ‘morning’ nap at noon. I took full advantage of the quiet house by curling up with a cup of coffee and having my devotions. After reading, I spent a little while working on my blog and run coaching, cleaning the house, and preparing lunch.
Long run days = all the carbs. Sweet potatoes are definitely one of my favorite carbs, especially when roasted and tossed in sea salt.
Usually, Benaiah is awake while Landon and I eat lunch together (Landon is able to come home for lunch!) but since he was still sleeping, Landon and I enjoyed a quiet lunch together for a change of pace.
We ate our typical favorite salads and I ate a side of roasted sweet potatoes.
Benaiah finally joined the party around 3:15 and ate his late lunch of sweet potatoes.
While he chowed down, I sliced up some zucchini and onions in order to prep for dinner.
I decided on making a cauliflower crust pizza for dinner (SO GOOD!) and we enjoyed every, single slice. When I made cauliflower crust pizza for the first time, I didn’t know what to expect, but both Landon and I are loving this crust alternative. Don’t get me wrong, we both love a good, doughy pizza, but the cauliflower makes a nice, less bloating alternative. 😉 However, I think the main reason I love it is that it is really fool proof. Yeast dough can be so tricky and I hate when I have a pizza crust that flops. No need to rise cauliflower pizza crust dough, which makes this a win in my book!
Just one more photo because it’s too pretty not to share.
After dinner we enjoyed some play time before getting the little munchkin in the bath and ready for bed.
Landon had a men’s ministry event at our church, so after Benaiah was in bed, I worked on this blog post, finished my last cup of coffee for the day and spent the rest of the evening relaxing with my new book before heading to an early bed time.
I hope you guys have a great rest of your Thursday!
Questions of the Day
- What is your favorite kind of pizza?
- Important question for yeast dough pizza: THIN OR THICK CRUST?
- Highlight of the week?