Friday excitement

Happy Happy Friday!! Do you have anything exciting planned for the weekend?

We have a few things planned for this weekend that I am excited about. .. and that got me thinking about all the things that are coming up that I am excited about, so I thought I would share what exciting things are coming up!!

New house


We are building a new house! We are currently in the design process. . . which is equal parts stress, fun and exciting. We are moving about a half a mile from where we are now. We love our current house but is it on a busier road, especially with a toddler! We are hoping to break ground in August, and if all goes well, be moving in February-ish!!

Country Fest


7th annual trip to Country Fest!! And this year we have 1st row VIP Gold tickets. Who has two thumbs and is so frickin’ excited –> this girl!!


Scott’s family is coming over this weekend for a BBQ on Saturday night to celebrate Way’s birthday/Father’s Day. To help out with the grocery challenge both Way and Ashley are bringing some yummy things to share.


Every since Scott and I went there last winter, I have been itching to go back! And Laura is going to go with me. There is another medical conference that I will be attending, but I am super excited to go back again in September. Mon Ami Gabi’s French toast–> YES!!


Des Moines Half Marathon


So I’ve decided! I am going to be doing the Des Moines Half Marathon in October. I appreciate all of your supportive comments and encouragement with my decision. I have decided on the half, because every time I thought about marathon training, I just felt overwhelmed. .. and it shouldn’t be like that, it should be exciting. Also, half marathon training isn’t as intense as marathon training and I just feel like I don’t have the time and energy that I would like/need to do that training right now. Someday! But just not now. Smile I like having a goal, so I am looking forward to running the half again this year and getting some redemption from my horrible finish last year. Also, right now Scott is dealing with foot problems, but I am hoping he will get better soon and we can run it together again!

BP 86


The newest release of BODYPUMP is out! I have been practicing it at home and it is awesome. The tricep track is killer and I love it!! I am enjoying having a regular class at the YMCA again – Monday and Wednesday nights. And I am looking forward to teaching it soon.

Coco Beach

Family vacation planned for December to Coco Beach . I know it is super far away, but I am already excited to take Luke back to the beach. He will be so much older than when we were in Marco Island in February and I think he will be so much more fun to play with in the sand and water.

And this book. . .


I just picked it up from the library this week and have heard good things about it, so I am excited to read it!!

What about you – any exciting plans for the weekend or coming up???


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21 Responses to Friday excitement

  1. So many fun plans for your family! We are looking forward to a low key w/e after busy work week. You’re going to rock the half! I lobe halfs b/c training is much more manageable & recovery period is much shorter. The full is just hard on the body!!
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  2. I am SO jealous! I love Vegas, and I really want to go to Country Fest! I am sure you are going to have a blast!
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  3. Jealous you will be going to Country Fest and even more jealous you have 1st row tickets! I wish I could go this year but will be up at the cabin. Say “hi” to Miranda and Jason for me 😉
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  4. Building a new house sounds incredibly exciting! Have fun making all the plans and try not to stress too much, I’m sure it will be your dream come true 🙂 As for this weekend, I’m currently doing battle with a cold and would be so happy if the boyfriend took me to have pho tonight. I’ll have to guilt trip him into it haha. Have a lovely weekend!
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  5. Congrats on deciding to do the half!!! I can’t wait to hear about it… maybe I’ll do it next year 🙂 And Vegas – gosh I love that city. My body can only handle it for a few days but it is amazing!!!
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  6. Way

    We also are so excited about all the new events coming up. I am glad you made a decsion on the running. You can do it!

  7. Congrats on deciding to run the half…and on the eventual new house!! I would love to build my own house one day, so I can only imagine how exciting it must be to start looking into designs and whatnot.
    I’ve never been to Vegas, but I definitely need to go sometime!
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  8. Oh my! SOOO much excitement I can hardly stand it! I love it! Congrats on deciding on the half! That is an awesome goal to have set! Happy Friday love!
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  9. Yay for the new house, how exciting!! That book looks good, I may need to look into it. And congrats on deciding on the half, that’s awesome! I need to commit to one…
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  10. Packers? Country Fest? Sounds like a party I want to be invited to! 🙂
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    • KT

      Yes and Yes! We go every year and love it!! It’s in Cadott, WI, which is a little town just outside of Eau Claire. And Packers and Leinenkugels stuff is everywhere!!

  11. I bought “Eat, Live, Run’s” book right away when it came out and I thought it was really good. If you follow her blog I think you’ll really like it. I hadn’t followed for very long so it gave me a chance to get to know her a little better.
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