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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. . .

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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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. . . in pictures.

Monday evening? Already??

but I’m still thinking about the awesome weekend we had over here. .  .

here’s a quick picture recap for you!

Running errands with Lukie. . . at Scheel’s to buy a new running outfit for Dad for Father’s Day.

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New haircut. A little shorter than I wanted but still fits into a ponytail for teaching BODYPUMP and running! #winning

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Trip to the meat market.

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The perfect end to date night. Dinner out. Dessert on the couch at home.

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Perkins with my boys.

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Enjoying the backyard sunshine.

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Is there anything better? 

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I can’t wait for 4th of July weekend! btw – how is it 4th of July next weekend already?? Summer needs to slooooowwww down!

Off to watch an episode of our latest Netflix obsession – Person of Interest! Have a great night!!

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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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Weekending: 4 pictures

Happy Monday! I’m a little happier than normal today because I have the day off. . . longer weekend in the summer?? heck yes. No plans for today, which is even better!

But the weekend was perfection. Gorgeous weather, tons of family time, getting stuff done mixed with a good amount of down time too. . . but whomp whomp, I looked at my phone to start this post and realized I only took 4 pictures the whole weekend! But I didn’t want to disappear on you again, so figured I’d still pop in and share our weekend. . .

Luke headed to school on Friday. .. too cool for school.

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Luke and I ran errands on Saturday. . . the Farmer’s Market, Starbucks, car wash. . .

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The rest of Saturday included a family run, vacuuming, and watching The Heat <—super funny!

This was my view on Sunday. . . Watermelon for life.

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Sunday also included laundry, another family run and a family trip to the park. Luke and I watched Frozen together, and Scott and I watched Gone Girl together.

And now off to finish up laundry from yesterday (it is seriously never done!), go for a run and check out BODYPUMP 98!

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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Weekending. . . Mother’s Day

Hey there – happy Tuesday!

I’m just popping in quick before work to share some pictures from the weekend. . .

We spent Friday at my Mom’s house. We made good progress and finished cleaning out the garage!

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The lilacs were in bloom, so I made sure to take Scott down to Summit Ave for a run thru them. . . there is about a half mile where you can run with lilacs on both sides and the scent is amazing!

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Saturday morning started with BODYPUMP. And we had to celebrate Brad’s birthday!

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and then we went and checked out some of the new home construction on the Mankato Tour of Homes. Lots of cool houses and fun ideas.

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And ice cream.

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Mother’s Day was super low key.

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A cute card from Luke.

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And dinner with Scott’s family.

Early bedtime for the win. Smile

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Weekending. . . sentence per picture

Happy Monday! Did you survive the weekend?? Mine was all about hanging with my sister, getting ready for Luke’s party and then enjoying a lazy Sunday!

Here’s a quick recap – one sentence per picture style!

I got this cute picture at work of Luke helping Scott check out some road construction.

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Abby having fun with a neighborhood cat. . . or maybe the other way around. Winking smile 

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Teaching early morning pump with a little flex Friday.

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Massage!

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Because someone likes to get up at the crack of dawn on Saturdays, I am SO thankful for fruit punch spark.

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Running with Scott while Laura watched Luke (thank you!).

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Coffee + craft fair.

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Luke’s 4th birthday party! (more details this week!!)

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Family Sunday afternoon exploring.

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Weekend perfection. Smile 

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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Weekending. . . Luke turns 4 + Ladies Alive

Happy Monday! I’m off to work this morning after a great weekend. . . I don’t think I could have squeezed anything more into the past few days.

Luke celebrated his 4th birthday at school on Friday.

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And after school we hit the road for my Mom’s house. And I am SO happy that it’s finally warm enough for iced coffee season!

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We celebrated a little early on Friday night because we had such a busy day on Saturday. Luke didn’t mind. Winking smile 

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Making a wish. .  . and blowing out the candles.

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And I love that my sister shared this on facebook. . . I don’t think I ever saw this post when Luke was born. Love.

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On Saturday, I drove down to Rochester for an AdvoCare event – Ladies Alive

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It was a fun day hearing inspiring AdvoCare stories and hanging with some lovely ladies.

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Another highlight was this cute bag + all the goodies inside!

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And then back in the car to join my husband at the wedding of a good friend from high school.

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of course. . . cupcakes. Smile 

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After the wedding, I drove back to Mom’s house and packed Luke up in the car to head home.

When Luke woke up, he came and snuggled with me and I asked him how it felt to be 4 and was it any different from being 3? “Yup, Mom. My arms are longer now that I’m 4!” Seriously, that kid. Winking smile 

We spent the day with no agenda. . .

we worked on our Lego building skills. .  .

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Soaked in some 70 degree sunshine with a 4 mile run + silly faces.

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Post-run smoothies.

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Haircut! I swear that he grows up by 10 year every time he gets a haircut!

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More sunshine = park time. I told Scott (who was spending the day working at the Lake place on staining the new dock), that I would bet money based on what I saw from Luke playing at the park that he will have a broken bone and/or stiches before the summer is out. Kid is fearless. I can’t count the number of times I heard “No Mom! Don’t help me. I got it.” Which was fine. . . until we got to the monkey bars, sorry Luke, I don’t think you “got it” yet. #fourgoingonfourteen

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The rest of the night was spent doing laundry (because it never ends), getting ready for the week and playing play d’oh.

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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