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Friday Faves

Howdy and happy Friday. Best day!!

We have enjoyed a low key morning over here. Some flower watering, some yoga on the deck, some coffee sipping. Loving these cool Sunday mornings!

Ken rode into work this morning and we are planning to head in to pick him up this afternoon. I am hoping to take my mountain bike and get in a couple of laps on Madcreek before riding the rest of the way home. Always looking for ways to be efficient on our drive times! Saves on gas $ too!

Since we are chillaxing, I thought I would share some of my faves from the week!

Hot afternoon inside time

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Brooke and I LOVE being outside. We spend much of the morning playing putsing around in the sunshine. By the time about 10:30 rolls around, things have started to heat up and that sun gets strong! We often spend the post-lunch ours playing inside. She is becoming quite the little artist! I had nothing to do with the bike. All on her own!!

Also, the sun just makes the house glow in the afternoons and I kind of love that.

Morning yoga on the porch

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How can you not love doing yoga outside?! And the view. Perfect! Typically I have a soundtrack of Brooke playing with her toys and Jasper barking at cows, so while it isn’t the most meditative yoga practice, it still gets me moving and I love the time with my little buddies.

Le Creuset Tea Kettle

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I was spoiled with this beauty last week and am in love! It is so pretty and I always have it on top of the stove. I have made tea twice, just because. Even though it is warm out, I have to use it! hahaha. Brooke love the whistle when it is ready!

Orchid

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My thumb is not the greenest and I am terrified that I am going to kill this little guy, but I am going to try! I tend to overwater all of my flowers, so I am really trying to reign it in πŸ˜‰

Workbooks

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It may be summer, but Brooke is loving the workbook time. Letters, shapes, numbers, oh my! The girl could do mazes ALL DAY LONG.

Sidewalk Chalk

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It is that time of the year! We dont have a sidewalk, but Dad’s shop has a concrete floor. I am sure that he LOVES walking all over the drawings we make him. Sorry, Ken! hehehe.

Alright, time for some lunch before we head out for the afternoon! Hope that you have an amazing weekend. Get outside!!

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Loving the Summer Time!

Happy afternoon! We are almost to Friday, folks. That’s a good thing!

This morning I was up at 6 for a four mile jog/recovery run. I was planning on doing 5, but the legs were telling me that they are still in recovery mode, so I cut it a bit short. All about the recovery right now. Waiting for the quads to tell me that they are ready to go again.

Speaking of quads….anyone doing the Strava mile PR? I am hoping that my legs will get it together so that I can give it a go!

Post run and chores, Brooke and I took Jasper up to the pond for some swimming. No complaints from the pup!

 

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It was already plenty warm out (I was in a tank top at 6:30 for the run!). Β Just keep swimming, just keep swimming…

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Our peonies are starting to bloom and I cant get enough of them! Please excuse the fact that I need to weed my flower beds. I promise that I did it like a week ago!

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How cool is that hot pink one?!

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Once we got our stuff together, we got dressed to head into town. Cant handle this grown up girl and her cooler than me clothes!

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While we were in town, we played at the pool and grabbed some much needed food! I had put off the grocery all week and we finally gave in πŸ˜‰

After putting away said groceries, Brooke decided that she needed a bath. She works hard picking produce πŸ˜‰ So here we are! Just chillin over here for the evening. The husband is going mountain biking with a friend (only a little jealous) so Brooke and I will enjoy some relaxing before figuring out dinner!

Bring on Friday! Not sure what the workout scene will look like. All I know is that it is going to be hot and I should do something fun!

 

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Summer Solstice!

Happy longest day of the year!! The good: today is LONG. The bad: tomorrow the days start getting shorter. Insert sad/crying emoji face here.

No post yesterday because there really wasn’t anything to talk about! I mowed. I took it as a rest day. I worked on grading for the rest of the day. Boring.

Today, though, much more exciting!!

In the spirit of getting every minute from this long day, I was up at 5:40 for a sunrise ride.

Didn’t disappoint πŸ™‚ 1 hour and 7 minutes of gorgeousness!

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Did some work around the house (watering plants, dishes etc) before heading to Steamboat Lake with our neighbor and her college-age daughter. I’m down with the kids these days πŸ˜›

We had amazing warm weather and light wind while we….

Searched for crayfish…

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Played in the sand…

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She hated it πŸ˜‰

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Got about 1.5 miles of paddle boarding in! It was excellent and I am sure that I will feel it in my core tomorrow.

Came home for some lunch and work. Great combo right?

These clouds rolled in and we actually just had a much needed bout of rain! My grass says thank you.

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Now that I am thoroughly exhausted, it is time to get some more work done and figure out dinner! Seriously, I need to get back to planning meals!

Hope you had a fabulous solstice. Dont worry, if you havent had a chance to workout yet, it should be light for about 16 more hours πŸ˜‰

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