Easter weekend

Hi friends! How are you? We are back from a whirlwind and wonderful trip to Tucson.

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(Livi’s dress is here, and P’s is here)

It was P’s first plane trip! She was a champ, even though she was not the biggest fan haha. It was amazing to soak in lots of time with the family.

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It was perfect.

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(On the plane! T minus 3 days until mustache demise.)

We arrived Thursday evening, where madre and my brother Trevor greeted us. My mom and nana picked up our rental car earlier that day, and had already installed the car seats for the girls. (Shout out to Erica who let us borrow her infant carseat and stroller for P!) It was a dream. We could quickly pack up our stuff, head to madre’s (where P crashed in the pack in play the nanas set up for her) and we all had Hawaiian BBQ. There was a salad that I have to recreate soon! Atop the greens, it was loaded with chopped fresh veggies and fruit. It was DELICIOUS with the grilled chicken.

Friday morning, we spent almost the entire day hanging out at my mom’s before heading to my dad’s house for dinner. We enjoyed Rosati’s pizza out by the pool and they have an incredible playground that my dad built in their side yard. He completely redid it with new swings for Liv, and she had a BLAST playing outside. (I didn’t take a ton of pics but found it was a lot easier for me to Snapchat little fun moments here and there!)

Saturday evening, we hung out at La Encantada and had family dinner at Blanco followed by gelato at Frost.

The Pilot and I got to enjoy a couple of workout dates over the weekend.

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Usually we’re doing the gym time shuffle, so any chance we get to work out together is equally strange and awesome.

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Sunday morning, the girls woke up to their Easter baskets

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(which I assembled in my jammies, in the hotel parking lot, at 11pm the previous night haha. Liv got a new book, sandals, a Barbie she’d been wanting and a chocolate bunny, while Miss P got a bell toy, a book/teether and flamingo swimsuit)

and we headed over to my nana’ s house for her legendary brunch.

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I faceplanted into the beloved egg dish (if you make any recipe from the blog, let it be this one), and enjoyed catching up with everyone. We met our newest cousin, Harper! She is 8 months old and beyond adorable.

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I can’t even handle it.

After nana’s house, we went back to madre’s for egg hunting,

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time with cousins and grandparents,


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and lunch. You know, since we weren’t in a big enough food coma from breakfast. 😉

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After such a fun weekend, it was hard to leave. Each time we go back to Tucson, I feel like I’m *home* and while I know we’ll come back eventually, I miss everyone. It definitely makes the time we do have even more special.  We did a drive-by of our Tucson house and I keep daydreaming of the day we get to live there again. For now, we’ll be continuing on with our adventures and looking forward to what’s next. 

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!! 



Past Easter recaps here, here, here and here.

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  1. Alexis caldwell says:

    Love your navy dress towards the end of the post! So cute!

    • Fitnessista says:

      thank you, friend! stitch fix FTW
      hope you had a great weekend <3

      • Alexis caldwell says:

        Thank you! We had a lovely weekend! We are hoping to get stationed at Pendleton in the next few years! Your posts have inspired my husband and I to request for it! Looks like so much fun!

  2. Brittany says:

    I just want to be in your family! I speak Spanish and make a mean fettuccine Alfredo! Lol!

  3. Livi looks so much like you!! 🙂

  4. Tina Ziebart says:

    Your Navy Dress is so cute , where is that from ?

  5. Are you going to tell us where you are moving to next? You said on snapchat you guys found out!! Moving is so hard (we are moving in August to England from NYC and I am so terrified/stressed/in denial).

    • Fitnessista says:

      i can’t spread the word until we know for sure, and things have a tendency to change. (in this case, i’m hoping they do change haha. i hear ya on the denial!)
      i hope you LOVE england! it’s a place i definitely want to visit

  6. OMG! The girls are precious!!!! OX – Gina (from Mass)

  7. Sounds amazing! I love that picture of P leaning into Liv, like sissy you’re still there right? Heart melting.

  8. Makes me miss Tucson too just hearing of Blanco and Frost makes me want to cry a little. Actually I think I miss my friends more than the place. It’s the people that make it so awesome!

    • Fitnessista says:

      seriously! the best 🙂 and you’re totally right- the people make the place. i miss my people a lot <3

  9. I gave up sweets for Lent and I started drooling when I saw the dessert pics!! P.S. LOVE your snapchat!

    • Fitnessista says:

      ahhhh! that is so rough! hope you lived it up yesterday 🙂
      thank you- it’s quickly become my favorite platform. so much fun and i love getting snaps!

  10. I love those light gray blueish workout tights! Where did you get them from?

  11. It looks like you guys had such a nice weekend! First of all, your nana’s house.. amazing! I love it. And that spread looks incredible. Thanks for sharing!

  12. What a beautiful Easter! I’m glad you got to enjoy it with family!

  13. Omg could your kids be any cuter? I wish livi’s yellow dress came in my size. Damn, Nana’s house and pool look ballerrr. Your Tucson posts always make me want to move there 🙂

    • Fitnessista says:

      thank you! i thought the same thing when i got the dress for liv. i want it haha
      tucson is such a unique and fun little place. i definitely miss it! hope you had a great weekend

  14. There’s nothing like going home 🙂 Glad you guys had so much fun!

  15. Love your dress in the last pic! Where’s it from?

  16. Sounds like such a great weekend! I know you were really looking forward to it. Ours was blessed too.

    Love the girls’ dresses! Adorable! And love yours, too!

    I think P is looking more and more like Liv every time I see pics of them! 🙂

    • Fitnessista says:

      i think so, too! when i see her in the mirror while i’m driving, she looks JUST like liv. it’s crazy!
      happy to hear you had a great weekend, too!

  17. Aww what a fun weekend! I love that picture of the 2 babies:) Haha so cute! Easter celebrations are always so much fun.

  18. Looks like you had a great weekend with beautiful weather! It is always hard coming back from vacation, especially when it’s your old home! I feel ya :/

  19. Livi’s shades and P’s dress – I can’t handle the adorableness! Love your dress too Gina!

  20. What a wonderful weekend you had! The girls are precious in their dresses! I love how sometimes P looks exactly like you, but then other times just like the pilot, haha. Livi is just 100% you…

  21. Faye Holloway says:

    I love your workout outfit at the top of the post. Where did you get it?

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