Snow day fun + pictures hold the best memories + plantain nachos!

Yesterday was wonderful. I spent a long time in the morning with this as my view. Snow days are even better as an adult.

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I feel this on a very real level.

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Jake and I worked around the house yesterday, getting all kinds of little projects finished. He spent most of the day in the garage, working on our gym, and I organized a bunch of different things my Mom had given me from my childhood and I went through my shoes. Jake says I have a very real shoe problem, but I reminded him that I had maybe bought four pairs of shoes since we have been together. These are all shoes I have had since high school or college. I just keep things! It’s a problem…

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We took a break for lunch – I had green bean spaghetti. Green beans, ground turkey, and spaghetti sauce. So good!

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While I was going through some of the things my Mom had saved for me over the years, I came across a ton of photo albums. I think my Mom has a photo album from each year of my life. I went through every single one last night, which was super fun. I got to show Jake all the embarrassing pictures of myself, which I think he really enjoyed. I also found some really special pictures like this one of my grandparents. I think I was a junior in high school. I’m so glad my Mom documented everything – maybe that’s where I get my picture-taking obsession from!

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I also found this one when my Dad had me try a Cuban cigar when my family was on vacation. I didn’t love it…

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I love this picture of some of my high school friends. We all stay in touch, which I think is really special. High school produced some of my most treasured friendships.

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We ventured out of the house around 4PM to run a few errands. It took 20 minutes for Jake’s truck to defrost.

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I found some huge scarves that I had been missing, so I was happy about that discovery. The bigger the scarf, the better.

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I made one of our favorite dishes last night, plantain nachos. They’re so easy to make and super delicious. I lined a baking sheet with foil, sprayed it with a little bit of non-stick spray, spread out a bag of plantain chips, topped that with a little bit of cheese, browned ground beef, onion, sweet peppers, and goat cheese. I baked all of this on 400° for about 20 minutes. That’s it! So quick and easy.

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YUM. This is one of our favorites. We didn’t have any leftovers, but the leftovers of this dish are incredible, too.

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After dinner, we watched Christmas with the Kranks, which is such a cute flick. I wasn’t sure if they would call off school today or not, but I thought they might because the temperature just kept dropping, so nothing would be melting. I fell asleep around 9:30, but woke up at 5:00AM to a missed phone call from 10:30PM saying that school was canceled. I went back to bed, which was awesome, but I am excited to knock out a snow run later. Snow runs are my favorite! I think the pups loved the extra cuddles this morning.

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Happy Tuesday, friends!

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