How is everyone? How was your weekend?
Our weekend went by really fast but it was perfect. Mainly because we got to surprise our grandfather for his 90th birthday!
We had a wonderful weekend filled with laughter, love, surprise, fun activities, food and lots of desserts. Oh and a little wine too.
Let’s begin shall we.
Here are some highlights of a few of our eats and activities over the past few days.
Our special guest that we mentioned we were super excited for… was our mom. We made her our basic plantain bread with a few tweaks.
We made a sandwich of it with bacon along with some coconut oil spread on the bread. Delicious. She loved it.
Here is what we did for the new plantain bread:
2 plantains with 1 banana and 1/2 avocado blended with 2 egg yolks, 2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Baked in a coconut oiled pan at 375 degrees for about 20-25 minutes.
Before hitting the road down to the Atlanta area we enjoyed some yummy eats like brownies, arugula with grass-fed burger and homemade kombucha. And made up some goodies for the trip. We made ourselves more plantain bread and some paleo coconut flour cupcakes.
Made a new creation with our plantain bread —> plantain bread with avocado and banana. Just like the one we mentioned above.
Enjoyed a lovely dinner out on Thursday night with our mom and Gary’s parents who were in town.
After a glorious evening it was time to get ready to hit the road the next morning.
Enjoyed some plantain avocado banana bread in the car. Followed by some starbucks coffee.
A few hours later we made it to Stone Mountain, GA. We met up with the rest of our family to get ready to surprise our grandfather.
Checked into the hotel and it was time to get the show on the road.
But first it was time to eat some lunch.
We enjoyed some perfect fit protein mixed with coconut yogurt along with plantain dipped in roasted tahini. Delicious!!!
We got all dressed up and ready for the party.
Our niece was ready to party it up.
A great birthday celebration. The surprise went perfect! It is truly amazing to think about being alive for 90 years! Oh how much our grandfather has seen and done in those 90 years. We are so blessed to have him still in our lives. We love you grandpa!
The next morning we got up to do our #purelyfitlife power program plank builder workout in the hotel room.
Love our bodyweight workouts. Even in hotel rooms you can make time to squeeze in a short workout 🙂
Yum… local south carolina peaches from a family friend.
Time to play at the park.
We enjoyed our family time at Stone Mountain Park. Great times. Rained a little but we still managed to enjoy ourselves! We’ve been to Stone Mountain before as kids so it was fun to go again since we do not really remember it.
Mid-afternoon sweet treats. Yes please.
Last night out with the family on Saturday we all got ready for another dinner out.
We enjoyed some fish with asparagus and a irish coffee with a little real whip cream.
Our last morning together we all enjoyed a nice brunch before we all hit the road in our separate directions. Saying goodbye to family is always hard.
Hiked Stone Mountain before heading out of town.
Beautiful views of the Atlanta area on top of stone mountain.
After that it was time to stop by Gary’s brothers house before making our trip back to Charlotte.
Yummy treat in car ride. YUM.
Also sipped on a green juice, thanks to whole foods.
Arrived back in Charlotte safely. Then it was time to play with this little guy!
Our family adventure to Stone Mountain in Atlanta was great. Everything went very smoothly. It was a fun place to go for families. Even though there was not much sun we still had a great time. Love planning out family vacations — especially if a surprise is involved.
We indulged a lot over these past few days… mainly with sweets. But we did not worry too much about that as we knew today we could get back on track with our normal eats. Plus it was a birthday celebration that was worth living in the moment for. A weekend we will not forget!
Twins question: Do you like surprise parties or celebrations? What was your weekend highlight? Enjoy anything new lately?
till next time,