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Labor Day Weekend: Photo Recap

How on Earth is it Thursday already?

With Labor Day on Monday, I’ve been off a day all. week. long. But even though it was a short week, I am still looking forward to the weekend and no plans!

Here’s a quick photo recap of our Labor Day weekend at the Lake. . .

Packer colors always make doughnuts taste better.

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Fun at the Children’s Museum.

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And lots of boat time.

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Hope you’re having a great week! Smile

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Weekending. . . in pictures

Hey! Happy Tuesday. . . I am still smiling from a great weekend at the Lake with friends. I thought I’d pop in today and share some pics from the weekend!

All good weekends start with ice cream. . .

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And a trip to the splash pad. . .

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It was overcast Saturday morning. . . but then the sun came out for a beautiful afternoon on the water. . .

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Sunset boat cruise with best friends.

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Sunday morning fishing. . .

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I’m already looking forward to next year’s weekend! Smile 

What did you do this weekend??

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Weekending. . . at the lake

Happy Monday!!

I’m popping in this morning for a quick weekend recap before heading back out on the Lake. Luke just figured out how to jump in by himself off the dock and it is the best and cutest thing ever. Smile 

Started the weekend with BODYPUMP! I am loving 98. Full review coming soon.

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Then, we headed to the lake and Luke participated in his first demolition derby. . . for kids. Winking smile 

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He drove around for about 3 minutes before deciding that the big kids were being a little rough, so he came and sat on the side with Mom and Dad. . . which was just fine by me!

Besides, he thought the best part of the whole thing was his new dinosaur helmet, holding the finish flag and his cool trophy.

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Saturday = doughnuts.

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And time at the Bloomer Fair.

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Sunday was parade day. . .

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And Luke killing time by taking pictures before the parade started. . .

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The rest of the day was jumping off the dock

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and cruising in the boat.

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It was a really great weekend.. .  and I’m super excited because Luke’s school is closed for the next 2 weeks and I took off work to hang out with him! I’ll check in again later this week with some of our adventures!

Hope you are having a great Monday!!

I am linking up with Katie (and Erin) for Marvelous in my Monday!

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Weekending. . . at the Lake with our Colorado Friends!

Whew. What a long weekend. It was truly a weekend of highs and lows.

High. Getting Luke a haircut on Friday on the way to the Lake.

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Low. Our friends having car trouble with their rental car on Friday afternoon on the way to the Lake. Thankfully, they were able to get the car swapped out, but such a pain!

High. Friday night Fish Fry with our friends and my Mom and sisters.

High. Doughnuts on Saturday morning.

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High. Trying out the new tube.

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And spending time on the Lake.

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High. Luke taking his first tube ride!

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High. Peggy making her amazing guacamole.

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Low. Clouds and rain. . . but we didn’t let that stop us too much. . .

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High. watching these boys hang together.

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Low. This was the worst one. . . we were headed to dinner out on Monday night while Mom watched the kids and the four of us ended up getting into a car accident. It was pretty scary, we went off the road and then crashed. The airbags deployed and everything. Thankfully, we are all ok, just pretty banged up and sore from the crash. Just a reminder to be safe out there and always wear your seatbelt <—we all were wearing our seatbelts!

High. Even though the car was totaled, with the help of my Mom, we were able to get everyone back to the airport without having to drive 3+ hours to pick up a new rental car. And bonus with good conversation + Caribou Coffee on the way!

Low. No group picture this year.

High. Plans are already in the works for our next family get together.

And despite all the highs and lows, I couldn’t think of better people to spend time with and I’m so thankful for their friendship. Smile

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Weekending. .. 10th annual Country Fest!

Hey there! Happy Tuesday!

I am extra happy today because I finally figured out my picture situation. . . well . . .unfortunately, I really don’t know what the problem was, all I know, is that it’s working now! Winking smile 

I almost had a heart attack last week when I realized that was scheduled to work this last weekend – Country Fest weekend! In the past 9 years, Fest has always been the last weekend in June. . . and this year, they switched it. .  . but I never double checked the dates! Laura randomly texted me about getting ready for the weekend, and then I realized, OMG, I am scheduled to work all weekend. Thank goodness, I have some amazing co-workers and it just happened that one gal wanted an couple extra shifts, so I was able to have the weekend off.

And it was awesome. Beautiful weather. Great times with my sister. And Carrie Underwood!

Here’s a look at the weekend.. .

Sprinkle doughnuts.

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Special K bars. .. means Abby gets to lick a peanut butter jar.

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Driving the tractor.

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Picnic lunch on the boat.

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Squirt gun fights.

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All tuckered out.

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Park time.

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Country Fest time!

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Dierks.

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Craft time. . .. just wait until you see the wreaths we made – SO cute!!

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And the total highlight of Fest this year – Carrie Underwood!!

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And Sam Hunt.

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Whew. Such a good weekend. . . and now back to work!

How was your weekend?? Highlight??

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Friday: Things I’m Loving. . .

Friday. Yeeeessss. 

Only a 12 hour shift between me and heading to the Lake this weekend for 90+ degree weather. If you need me, you can find me floating in the lake. Winking smile 

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Since it’s Friday, it’s time for some of my recent favorites.  . .

Another day, another container of watermelon. #cantstopwontstop

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This kid. Plus, I am always amazed by how long he can be entertained with playing in the sink. 

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Jennie-O turkey burgers.

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As a member of their Switch Circle team, they send me products every once in a while, and recently, I got some turkey burgers. The perfect quick summer night meal. Plus, you can’t go wrong with sweet potato fries.

26 pictures that every parent will relate to – yes to #4 and #5

Funny animal voice over – All I have to say is AL! ALAN! AL! Hilarious. 

This beautiful watch that Scott gave me for our 8th anniversary.

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Luke playing soccer. .. what is it about little kids playing sports? Equal parts funny and adorable.

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What about you – what have you been loving this weekend?

And plans for the weekend? Favorites from the week?

Looking for my linkup? I’ve decided to take a break from Friday link ups, but I’m still going to link up Friday fun with Heather!

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Friday Favorites: Back from the silence!

Whew. Friday already?

Heck yes is all I have to say about that. Love short Holiday weeks! 

I also can’t believe that I haven’t blogged in for-ev-er.

I didn’t mean to take a break, but you know, life just happens sometimes! 

I turned 34 and celebrated with a night out with Scott at a fancy hotel and a super nice steak dinner at Manny’s <– SO good. 

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We spent the weekend at the Lake.

I completed my goals for the long weekend . . . 

read 2 books. both excellent!

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and spend time on the Lake.

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We took long boat rides, jumped on the new water trampoline and it was perfect. 

And Laura made my birthday ice cream cake. holy yum!

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Then, we did some work around my Mom’s house in the cities to get it ready to go on the market soon 

And celebrated my Dad’s birthday – he would have been 60! this year – with his favorite dessert – pound cake, strawberries and tons of whip cream.

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Back home to laundry, grocery shopping, work and real life. 

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And if you need a laugh … check out this video – hilarious!

Blake Shelton tries sushi with Jimmy Fallon 

Looking forward to a weekend filled with running, sunshine, family time and grilling. Smile See ya on Monday with a recap!

What about you – what have you been up to??

And plans for the weekend? Favorites from the week?

Linking up with Friday fun with Heather!

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Weekending during the week

Hey there! Happy Monday. Smile 

Did you have a good weekend?? 

I had to work all weekend. . . again. .  

But that’s ok, because I had Wednesday, Thursday and Friday off last week, so Scott took off of work and we had our weekend early. 

We headed up to the Lake for some family time. 

But first, I kicked off “the weekend” with some BODYPUMP. I am loving 97 – it kicks my butt every time!! 

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And a Caribou treat for me and Abby.

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We got to the Lake late Wednesday night and quickly crashed. 

And then on Thursday, Luke and I hit up the children’s museum. 

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Lunch with my sisters at this amazing hole in the wall Chinese place. They had the best egg rolls!

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Quick 4 mile run.

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Unpictured but totally worth the mention was the cookies and cream pancakes I had for dinner. Basically pancakes + Oreos. And yes, they were amazing. 

Then, off to Luke’s first play – The Little Mermaid. 

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He did really really good, until about 9:30 and totally crashed and missed the last 20 minutes. Winking smile

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And then, we were walking out and I was carrying him, still sound asleep through the noisy lobby. . . and we saw Ursula and the Chef taking pictures and we thought we would snap a quick picture with them and sleeping Luke. And then as we were standing there talking to Ursula (who looked pretty scary!), Luke’s eyes popped open.

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And you could see the look of “what the heck is happening. . .” on his face. So, we took a quick picture and hoped we hadn’t scarred him for life. 

Friday started with doughnuts. #sprinklesforlife 

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And games with Grandma Mary.

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Laura and I went and got coffee and pedicures.

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Lunch at Red Robin. 

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Road trip stop at DQ. 

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And finished the day off with laundry, showers, and an early bedtime. 

“Weekend” perfection. Hope you had a great one. . . what were you up to?

I am linking up with Katie (and Erin) for Marvelous in my Monday!

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Weekend Update: Klinger’s Family Farm

Hi! Gosh, it was such a good weekend, I don’t even mind that it’s Monday. Smile 

Family, friends, a Packers win. You can’t ask for much more!

I kicked off the weekend trying one of Starbucks new fall drinks. . . the Graham latte. Eh, it was just ok. It seemed to be missing something. . .

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I also kicked off the weekend teaching 2! BODYPUMP classes. One was the kick off of 95 – amazing!

And then a 4 mile run with my friend, Sue, who was in town!

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After that, it was a quick trip to Target and then some couch time (with Prison Break – onto season 4) to recover.

Then, up to the Lake for a family dinner.

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And Aunt Jenny got major bonus points when she brought cupcakes for dessert.

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Then, my Dad got out the guitar to play some songs for Luke.

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On Sunday, Luke and I headed to Klinger’s Family Farm for some fall fun.

There was a duck race.

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A hay bale jump.

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A huge pumpkin – 740 pounds!

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Then, we snuggled on the couch and watched the Packers play.

Followed by a family walk.

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And ended the evening with some hot apple cider – one of my favs!

And now, off to work. Smile

Happy Monday!

How was your weekend??

I am linking up with Katie (and Erin) for Marvelous in my Monday!

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Weekend Update: Final Lake trip

Hey friends!

Happy Monday. Smile

I was thinking about my weekend in anticipation of writing this post and I was thinking about not doing a post because we really didn’t do that much. . . but then I look at my phone and I took 50+ pictures this weekend – what? craziness. So, here is what I’ve been up to over the past few days. . .

Teaching BODYPUMP.

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Breakfast with the boys.

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Last trip to the Lake. Putting plastic over the porch windows for the winter.

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little helper.

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Final boat ride.

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Dinner.

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Family run.

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Trip to the zoo with Grandma Mary.

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Abby puppy.

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kitchen helper. making another batch of energy balls.

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You know you are old when. . . you buy these cups for your 3 year old to play with at bath time. In my defense, they were a huge hit. Best $2 bath toy ever. Winking smile

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Lazy Sunday morning.

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Mommy and Lukie Caribou trip.

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An afternoon walk to soak in a beautiful sunshine fall day.

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And a trip to the apple orchard with Aunt Jenny.

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Plus petting some baby cows. Adorable .

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Panera. I am so happy that the autumn squash soup is back in my life.

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And it doesn’t get any better than Sunday Night Football. Go Pack Go!

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Hope you had a great one. . . what were you up to?

I am linking up with Katie (and Erin) for Marvelous in my Monday!

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