Category Archives: Lake

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!! 

IMG_0273

And a Caribou treat for me and Abby.

IMG_0277

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

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

IMG_0288IMG_0290

IMG_0291

IMG_0293

IMG_0294IMG_0295

IMG_0296IMG_0299

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

IMG_0303

Quick 4 mile run.

IMG_0314

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. 

IMG_0315

IMG_0318IMG_0326

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

IMG_0328

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.

IMG_0331

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 

IMG_0342

And games with Grandma Mary.

IMG_0343

Laura and I went and got coffee and pedicures.

IMG_0345

Lunch at Red Robin. 

IMG_0350

Road trip stop at DQ. 

IMG_0351

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!

4 Comments

Filed under body pump, Lake, Luke, Recap, weekend update

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. . .

IMG_7974

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!

IMG_7977

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.

IMG_7981

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

IMG_7991IMG_7992

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

IMG_8002IMG_8006

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

There was a duck race.

IMG_8057

A hay bale jump.

IMG_8061IMG_8063

A huge pumpkin – 740 pounds!

IMG_8067

IMG_8070

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

Followed by a family walk.

IMG_8073

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!

6 Comments

Filed under body pump, Lake, Luke, Recap, Running, weekend update

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.

IMG_7761

Breakfast with the boys.

IMG_7763

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

IMG_7788

little helper.

IMG_7791

Final boat ride.

IMG_7805IMG_7810

Dinner.

IMG_7818

Family run.

IMG_7824

Trip to the zoo with Grandma Mary.

IMG_7825IMG_7826

Abby puppy.

IMG_7828

kitchen helper. making another batch of energy balls.

IMG_7829

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

IMG_7821

IMG_7832

Lazy Sunday morning.

IMG_7839

Mommy and Lukie Caribou trip.

IMG_7840IMG_7845

IMG_7848IMG_7858

IMG_7863

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

IMG_7868IMG_7869IMG_7870IMG_7873

And a trip to the apple orchard with Aunt Jenny.

IMG_7877

Plus petting some baby cows. Adorable .

IMG_7879

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

IMG_7880

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

IMG_7883

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

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

3 Comments

Filed under Abby, body pump, Lake, Recap, Recipes, weekend update

TYT–Labor Day Treats

Hey! Happy Tuesday. Smile 

I thought I would share some of the highlights from the long Labor Day weekend and link up with Becky for Treat Yourself Tuesday!

Treat #1 – date night! My sister, Jenny, was super amazing and watched Luke for us on Friday night so we could go out to dinner.

IMG_7622

Treat # 2 – post- teaching BODYPUMP latte.

IMG_7626

Treat #3 – play time at the Lake.

IMG_7630IMG_7631

Treat #4 – time with Grandpa Tom and Grandma Mary

IMG_7632

Treat #5 – reading a really great book.

IMG_7635

Treat #6 – cookies. thanks to Krusteaz.

IMG_7637IMG_7638

Treat #7 – boat time.

IMG_7674

IMG_7673

Treat #8 – nap time.

IMG_7678IMG_7682IMG_7694

Treat #9 – spending time with my boys.

IMG_7685

Treat #10 – family time.

IMG_7679

What have you been up to??

2 Comments

Filed under Lake, Recap, summer, weekend update

Life Lately. . .

Hey!

How is it Wednesday already? This week is flying by..  .

My friend, Peggy, was in town until early Tuesday morning and I am still smiling from an amazing few days together.

Here’s a little recap of what I’ve been up to. . .

Back to teaching ‘pump = awesomeness.

IMG_7083

Running!

IMG_7085

Ice Cream time.

IMG_7087IMG_7088

Snack time featuring some new to me Blue Diamond Almond flavors – salted caramel and blueberry.

IMG_7090IMG_7091IMG_7092IMG_7093

IMG_7273

Snuggle time while watching American Sniper <—whoa – good movie.

IMG_7094

Morning coffee and reading.

IMG_7098

Running at the Lake. . .

IMG_7099IMG_7100

Rain at the lake = jump time.

IMG_7195IMG_7196IMG_7201IMG_7202

Boat time.

IMG_7209IMG_7211IMG_7212IMG_7213

Shark time.

IMG_7270

Another beautiful run.

IMG_7272

We finished the long weekend with the perfect ending – the most amazing fro yo I’ve ever had (from Yogurt Lab – seriously their birthday cake fro yo was amazing.)

IMG_7275

Yesterday was all about laundry, grocery shopping, meal planning, making crockpot fajitas for dinner. . . and enjoying the sunshine.

IMG_7281

So. . . what have you been up to??

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds.

4 Comments

Filed under body pump, Lake, product, Recap, Recipes, Running, summer, vacation, weekend update

Weekend Update: Lake relaxation

Hey! Happy Monday. Smile 

How was your weekend? Ours was exactly what we planned and what we needed – low key and at the Lake!

Thumbs up for Friday. . .

IMG_6986

New haircut!

IMG_6975

Ice cream.

IMG_6985

Weekend read.

IMG_6989

Lake time.

IMG_6993IMG_6996

Snack time. Love cheese plates – seriously the perfect thing in the summer. And can I just tell you how much I l.o.v.e brie cheese? Ah-mazing.

IMG_7005

I paired some cheeses with Artisan nut thins from Blue Diamond – Flax Seed and Multi-Seed. Both delicious. Smile 

IMG_7002IMG_7004

My spot.

IMG_7006

My dock buddy.

IMG_7007

Boat time.

IMG_7010

Drink time. Amaretto sours.

IMG_7018

IMG_7023

Family run.

IMG_7027

Bloomer parade fun.

IMG_7029IMG_7031

IMG_7032IMG_7034

IMG_7036IMG_7037

The rest of Sunday was laundry, getting ready for the week and dinner with my sisters.

Perfection.

So, what were you up to?

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

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Nut Thins.

4 Comments

Filed under Lake, product review, Recap, Running, summer, weekend update

Weekend Update: The Lake

Such a great weekend!!

On Friday night we headed up to the Lake.

And we were up bright and early on Saturday. . .

IMG_6883

IMG_6885

IMG_6889

IMG_6887

IMG_6891

IMG_6893

IMG_6895IMG_6896

IMG_6899

IMG_6901

IMG_6906

IMG_6912

Scott’s family came over on Sunday evening. . . and Scott’s Mom was wonderful and brought dinner. Including fruit salsa with cinnamon sugar pita chips for an appetizer, fajitas and salad for dinner and caramel brownies for dessert. Delicious. Smile 

IMG_6914

IMG_6915

And Scott and I finished the evening with our current two favorite things – House of Cards and The Tonight Dough. Both are amazing!

IMG_6923

So, what were you up to?

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

5 Comments

Filed under Lake, Recap, summer, weekend update

Weekend Update: 7/5/15

I don’t know about you, but Mondays after a three day weekend are even worse than a typical Monday. But, honestly, I can’t complain today. Since I worked urgent care yesterday, I took the day off to spend an extra day with my boys. We don’t have anything planned, but I am looking forward to hanging out for one more day. .. But, already not looking forward to Tuesday. . . anyway, let me share my weekend with you. 

I kicked off my weekend by teaching a bodypump class and rocked my Suns Out. Guns Out. shirt with a little #flexfriday 

IMG_6584

And smoothie action. My favorite – frozen bananas, almond butter and almond milk. 

IMG_6588

Headed up to the Lake. 

Boat time. 

IMG_6595IMG_6598

Run time. AKA fun with selfies time.

IMG_6600IMG_6601

Play time. 

IMG_6614

IMG_6604IMG_6606

IMG_6617IMG_6618

IMG_6633IMG_6636

Tractor time. 

IMG_6638

Quiet time.

IMG_6660

Fruit pizza time. 

IMG_6644

Fireworks time. Just sparklers – my favorite.

IMG_6592

Family run time. 

IMG_6658

More boat time.

IMG_6648IMG_6649

IMG_6653

And after a day of working in Urgent Care, finished off the weekend with blizzards from DQ. Pecan cluster ftw.

IMG_6662

So, what were you up to?

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

9 Comments

Filed under body pump, Lake, Laura, Recap, Running, summer, weekend update

Weekend Update: Country Fest 2015

Oh man, another awesome year at Country Fest. This was our 8th year!

Here’s a quick recap of the weekend. . .

True Spark addict. . .

IMG_6465

Shirt twinsies. . .

IMG_6467

Brett Eldredge . . .

IMG_6543

Rascal Flatts. . .

IMG_6541

IMG_6542

Friday night. ..

Neal McCoy. ..

IMG_6482

Craziness. . .

IMG_6538

Tim McGraw

IMG_6539IMG_6540

Up and at ‘em for Saturday morning pump. Still teaching and loving the newest release.

IMG_6485

And then – Lake time!

IMG_6492

IMG_6498

And Saturday night at Fest. . .

IMG_6500

Cheers.

IMG_6502

Billy Currington. . .

IMG_6544

IMG_6506

And our favorite – Keith Urban!!

IMG_6535IMG_6536

Sunday morning lake time. . .

IMG_6512IMG_6519IMG_6516IMG_6527

Final night at Fest.  . . a little bit of rain, but then it cleared up for the shows!

IMG_6533

Our new favorite artist – Thomas Rett. He put on an awesome show!!

IMG_6534

Another great year!

So, what were you up to?

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

12 Comments

Filed under Lake, Laura, Recap, summer, weekend update

Weekend Update: 6/21/15

Oh Monday again? Seriously, the sunshine this weekend was so wonderful, it’s hard to be back inside again. Already looking forward to my run after work! 

On Friday, Scott and Luke picked me up from work for lunch and we took a picnic lunch to the local park. #perfection 

IMG_6332

IMG_6335

Saturday morning was a little rainy, so Luke and I put on our rain boots and hit up the Farmer’s Market. I picked up lettuce, sugar snap peas, fresh cheese curds, and fingerling potatoes. 

IMG_6340

IMG_6344

A wonderful afternoon family run. 

IMG_6347IMG_6348

And then we headed up to the Lake for the afternoon. Where, apparently, clothing is optional. 

IMG_6361IMG_6362

It was nice to see Dad and Mom for a bit. Both are doing well. And enjoyed some Luke time. 

IMG_6377

And Mom’s popcorn is probably the best on the planet. We scarfed down her first batch that her and Luke had to make another batch. Smile 

IMG_6365

IMG_6367IMG_6368

Sunday started with an early morning run. 

IMG_6374

And smoothies for breakfast. And I tried out a new life hack I recently heard about. . . to clean your blender, fill it with warm water and a little bit of dish soap and blend to clean. Worked awesome.

IMG_6337

It didn’t get off all of the almond butter residue stuck on the side but it was way quicker than hand washing! 

Then, Scott took off to the cities to take in a car show with his Dad and brother while his Mom watched Luke. . . and I headed in to work an urgent care shift.

Sunday evening was a family dinner (salsa crockpot chicken), play time and bedtime. Too busy enjoying life to take any pictures. . .

And a little HIMYM to finish the night. Smile 

So, what were you up to?

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

And in case you are interested, the next big group AdvoCare challenge is starting on July 6th. Email me (running4cupcakes@gmail.com for details!)

IMG_6360

3 Comments

Filed under Lake, Running, summer, weekend update