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playing catch (up)

WOW so much has happened since the last post!  

The teacher in me has missed making organizational lists, so that’s what we’ll be doing today.

1. Friday

  • hot yoga
  • yolo’s frozen yogurt with my friend Amy
  • hung out with my mom and a few friends
  • Lauren’s rehearsal dinner (Lauren is Daniel’s oldest niece – she was 11 when we started dating!  I can’t believe she’s old enough to get married now)
  • chilling with Daniel outside until almost midnight – most of our conversation was about how excited we are to go to Mexico this week!

2. Saturday

  • farmers market!!! – I picked up a pint of fresh blueberries (for only five bucks – I was ecstatic!), a quart of fresh blackberries, one pound of mahi mahi, and some crabcakes
  • catching up on my google reader
  • working in the yarden – weeding, picking, tying, hoeing, sweating, etc – we stayed out there for a good three hours in the heat, but our fresh veggies are so worth it!
  • Lauren’s wedding & reception

3. Sunday

  • long run (actually longEST run of my entire life) – 6.4 miles – I know that’s not a big deal for some of you, but this felt like a major breakthrough for me!
  • church
  • goodwill (to drop off donations)
  • cleaned out a closet and my workout room (it had a bunch of stuff that was here when we moved in that didn’t belong to us – let’s just say that we are no longer storing other people’s stuff 🙂 )
  • tumbling/stunt cheer practice with my awesome team (I somehow got roped into going up again – it was fun!)
  • helped Daniel pick up a new-to-us fridge for our garage for all our overflowing produce (I’m not sure how just the two of us need a second refrigerator, but I’m just going to say it’s because we buy/grow a ton of fresh produce)
  • family time!!!  I haven’t seen my cousin Jennifer in a very long time, and I got to see her, meet her husband, and meet her precious nephew
  • make salt and vinegar zucchini chips (recipe soon)

Needless to say, the weekend was jam-packed with a balance of hard work, fun, and family.  This time next week….you know where we’ll be

much love,


so tell me…

how was YOUR weekend?

do you have an empty or full fridge right now?


Let the Celebrating Begin!

This weekend has been full of celebrations!  Friday night was a wedding reception, Saturday night was a wedding and reception, and today was a day to remember and celebrate our heroes and our freedom. 

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Daniel heading out to drive one of the firetrucks in a Sept. 11 memorial

Friday night was a wedding celebration for two of our close friends (more like family).  Their outdoor reception could not have been more perfect.  Mason jar glasses with customizable name tags, live music, delectable food…what more could you ask for?  I danced all night (and my feet just loved me for it), and it was truly amazing to get to share such a special time with my friends. 

mike and tara's reception

Saturday night, my brother was the best man in his best friend’s wedding.  In case you didn’t know, my brother started losing weight last November, and this past Thursday he hit the 100 pound weight loss mark.  I am so incredibly proud of him (blog post on his journey soon to come), and he looked so handsome in his suit at the wedding!

tippett's wedding

As I announced last week, this is my birthday month.  Last night, Daniel surprised me with an early birthday/anniversary present…


REBEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I cannot explain how ecstatic this makes me!

As soon as we got home from church and grocery shopping today, I read the instruction manual and started taking pictures (okay, maybe I snapped several before reading the manual).  I have been taking pictures ALL.DAY.LONG and I love it!  I am already completely obsessed with it. 

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Clyde’s photo shoot

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Harley’s photo shoot – love this one!

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Mom and Dad – aren’t they cute?!

Obviously, this is my birthday present, anniversary gift (we don’t usually do anniversary gifts, though), and Christmas present.  Have I ever mentioned that Daniel is the best gift giver ever?  Literally – the first gift he bought for me was in December 2002 when we started dating, and I cannot think of one thing he got me that I haven’t loved.  Pretty impressive if you ask me.  He continues to amaze me with his thoughtfulness. 

Tonight we had a small cookout at my cousin’s house.  We roasted hot dogs and made s’mores (my favorite!) around the fire. 

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The boys had a blast, and they gave me PLENTY of opportunities to use my new camera.  They are just so adorable!

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this little one loves s’mores!

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“driving” the 4 wheeler

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hot dogs are awesome

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big bite!

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what buttons can I push?

Another great weekend – so blessed!  I hope all of you enjoyed your weekend as well, and that you took some time to reflect and count your blessings.  It’s hard to complain when we have so much for which we can be thankful.  Have a FABULOUS week!

Goals for this week: post more than once a week (terrible blogger award should definitely go to me!), take a bazillion pictures with my new camera, eat CLEAN (no sugary and sodium-filled junk), yoga twice this week, and an extra amount of laughter each day!

What are your goals this week???


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