Fourth of July, 2017

Fourth of July was a bit odd this year. First off, Russ had a 4 day weekend to celebrate. I could totally get used to that! Secondly, we did our “real” celebrating, with all of our traditional 4th of July festivities, on the 3rd. Friends, fireworks, food, and cherry pie #Merica. So when the 4th finally arrived, and it decided to rain for pretty much the entire day, it wasn’t’ the grand finale that I hoped it would be. Unfortunately you just can’t control the weather.

Today I wanted to share a few photos that I snapped through the weekend as well as some weekend highlights. Because let’s be real… you don’t want a detailed run down on all 4 days and I don’t want to take the time to write it all up either. Sigh! Doesn’t being honest feel good?  😆 

So, in no particular order, here we go!

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Monthly Goals, July 2017

Let’s take a look at what I completed…

* Work ahead as much as I can.
* Utilize IG stories more.
* Create a summer bucket list.
* Go swimming together.
* Go for a bike ride together.
* Do something spontaneous.
* Start 15K training.
* Continue planking.
* Serve VBS.
* Enjoy our summer off.
* Work on reading.
* Close on the sale of our home.
* Accomplish something on the new build (septic, electric, gravel, anything).
* Celebrate Marissa’s 9th birthday!
* Average 4 workouts a week or 16 for the month.
* Work on a Bible study I printed out.

And what I didn’t …

* Attend small group and church on the weeks small group doesn’t meet.
* Take the girls for milk shakes.

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Friday Favorites 6.30.17

What a week friends. If I had to rate this week on a scale of 1-10, it wouldn’t make it past a 5… and I think that is being generous. I could go on and on and give you reasons why this week has stunk, but what good would that do really? Absolutely none is my guess. So this is me choosing to move on, get happy, and embrace the 4 day weekend. 

Let’s take a look at this weeks Friday Favorites!

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What’s Up Wednesday, June 2017

The last Wednesday of the month means What’s Up Wednesday. (How is it possibly the last Wednesday of June?!) It’s the day I share all of the ins and outs of our life lately. And trust me we may appear boring on the surface level, with no big trips or exciting adventures, but this summer has been anything but boring. We just have SO much life changing stuff going on behind the scenes. Let me see if I can give you a peek when I share what’s going on in our world currently. 

What we are eating this week…

Nothing unless I got to the store. Kidding… kind of. This week is full of simple meals. The girls started swim lessons on Monday so now that we need to be out the door at 6:00 4 days a week, dinners have to be early and simple. Lots of summer staples like grilled burgers or margherita pizza will be happening and some meals that offer leftovers will be planned too. 

What I’m reminiscing about…

I spent a lot of time reminiscing over Marissa right before her 9th birthday. I know that by now I shouldn’t be surprised over how fast each year goes by, but I am. It makes me sad and I want to freeze time and soak up this summer. 

What I’m loving…

Any and all things summer. But I haven’t even glanced at our summer bucket list, eeekkkk!!! I guess I should take a look so we can get to work on it. I’d hate to not be able to cross something off .

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