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Weekending. . .

Happy Monday!

Guess who actually remembered to take pictures of the weekend? Smile

Kicked off the weekend teaching BODYPUMP at the YMCA and taking 25 week bump pictures with my favorite little man. . .

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Followed by half caf latte + real clothes.

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and a trip to the Farmer’s Market.

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And cookies.

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waiting is hard work.

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snacks.

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nap time.

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furniture shopping. . . need a new nightstand for Luke’s room. He thought we should totally get the bunk beds.

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Trip to the park.

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Sunday morning = cinnamon rolls + puppy snuggles.

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Followed by CXWORX class at the YMCA x 3 . . . Some of my fellow instructors were videotaping their assessment videos, so we did the class three times in a row! I was t.o.a.s.t. afterwards!

And promptly came home and spent the next 4 hours on the couch watching football. It. was. glorious. Winking smile

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Finished off the weekend with crockpot pot roast + apple cheesecake bars.

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Hope you are having a great Monday!! What were you up to this weekend??

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

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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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MN State Fair – 2016

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On Sunday, we went to the MN State Fair. Fun fact – Luke as been there every year, even when I was about 8 weeks pregnant with him! 

We did a ton of walking and exploring. . . 

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Food highlights: 

Milkshakes. 

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Corn on the cob.

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Cookies!

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Strawberry smoothie. +baby

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Adventure highlights: 

A trip to the Oink booth in the pig barn and petting a baby pig. 

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Checking out tractors with Dad. 

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Getting free sunglasses at the Kare11 booth. 

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Doing the Little Farmhands experience. 

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And getting to pick out one treat. BATMAN!

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It was a HOT day and after about 5 hours at the fair.. . we were done. 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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Fri-YAY. . . Summer Vacay: 2

Hey! It’s been way to long!! I know, I know. . . it’s all my fault. Winking smile

Anyway, I’m here today to share a little recap of our second week of vacation. Spoiler alert, we’ve gotten really good at just hanging out and not actually doing much of anything. . . #staycation

We had a play date . . . complete with ice cream.

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I attended CXWORX training.

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And passed!!

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Now..  .just working on quickly learning the rest of the release so I can videotape while I can still lie on my growing belly!

I finally framed our family photos and had Scott hang up a picture ledge.

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Lots of park play time.

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And puppy walks + a baby belly. Winking smile

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We are headed to the Lake this weekend with some friends. Looking forward to sunshine, boat rides and lots of laughing. Smile

Your plans for the weekend?? Favorites from the week?

Linking up for Friday fun with Heather!

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Fri- YAY . .. Summer Vacay

Happy Friday!! Smile

We’ve had a great week of vacation here. . . it’s been nice to not have any plans! I am looking forward to the weekend because I am taking Les Mills CXWORX training. ..  I’ll be honest that I’m a little bummed to be spending a summer sunshine filled weekend in the gym, but fingers crossed that it will be fun and worth it. I’ll be back next week with a recap for you!!

Here is a few of the things we’ve been up to this week:

Abby went to the groomers.

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We checked out a new beach in town.

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I went to the Lion King with my Mom, sister and Aunt.

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Luke and I went to the Children’s Museum.

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And #reallife happens. Chocolate milk everywhere.

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Also, I’ve been running, teaching BODYPUMP – still loving 98, getting ready for CXWORX training, and going for family walks.

Your plans for the weekend?? Favorites from the week?

Linking up for Friday fun with Heather!

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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. . .

Monday! I had to work all weekend, so today is my day off. ..

I kicked it off with BODYPUMP 98 at the YMCA with Chris.

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Planning to make fruit pizza, hopefully go for a run (I haven’t been able to run since the car accident because of my chest hurting!), visiting a friend who just had a baby (and taking her Tator Tot hot dish), and taking Luke to swimming lessons!

Luke and Scott had lots of fun hanging out while I was at work. ..

They went to a fire station open house.

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I asked Scott to take a “belly” pic for me. . . and this is what I got:

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And then I made him take this one instead. Winking smile 18 weeks!

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Family walk before work on Sunday.

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They made chocolate cake + a huge mess.

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And we had time for a Mexican date night.

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And now. . . off to tackle my to-do list!

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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Thursday Update

Hey there. . . Smile

Is it hot where you are?? It has been crazy here. . . Yesterday it was 90s and sunny and more of the same today. And in MN, that is HOT! Abby and I went for a walk yesterday afternoon and just about melted. Oh man, that air conditioning felt SO good when we got back!

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Nothing too much to report here. . . although make sure you check back tomorrow for an exciting announcement!

We went up to the Lake last weekend. Mom made lasagna and fruit pizza. It was amazing.

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Iced caramel latte for the win.

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My boys and their tractors.

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BODYPUMP + new lululemon shorts. Love the pink tie dye print!!

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Off to work today.  .. hope you are staying cool. See you tomorrow!

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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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