Fourth of July Weekend 2016!

I wanted to post some pics from the weekend to social media, but there are just plain too many! We did so much, saw so many loved ones, but yet still had time to relax and have fun! So I’m just going to post some pics and tell you all about it! And I’m going to apologize in advance because I didn’t get pics with everyone. Fail.


Friday night Makenna and I prepped for the weekend, A.K.A. we did mani’s and pedi’s, duh. Here is the final product ❤


Saturday morning we loaded the car up and threw the paddleboards on top and headed north to Pend Orielle River where my aunt and uncle have a beautiful place. It was so nice to catch up and see everyone!

Took a little boat ride with my Cousin Jake and his wife Beth to Newport


The next day we pontooned the other direction to the rope swing.

Geoff helping Makenna with the fish she caught!


Ryan and Kace




Jessica and I


My Mommy ❤


Her BFF Diana




Ray and Warren


And of course, Oscar my little sidekick


We had so much fun and didn’t want to leave, but after this, we headed south to Twin Lakes to see Dan and his family.

The girls on the Hot Dog!


Kaylynn getting her ski on


Dressed up for the boat parade!


Dan and I


Kaitlyn’s Dad, Roger dressed up too haha


We got a hike in to the “bear caves” too



Hope you all had an amazing Independence Day XOXO

So, it’s been a while since I’ve posted…

I’ve been taking a temporary break from running due to a back injury. I have been doing physical therapy and it is working, just a little slower than I had hoped for. So once I feel better, training will be in full force, as I’m signed up for the Spokane to Sandpoint relay, which has been on my list of things to do forever!! I can’t wait!

So, here is what has been keeping me occupied

Seeing baby deer on hikes


Seeing moose at a Turnbull Wildlife Refuge hike


And coyotes too


Bowling with these Loves


Hoopfest Weekend!!




Some time at Fish Lake







Hiking Kendall Yards with these cuties


Obsessing over ridiculous memes


This is one of my favorite reads, I even had it on my Myspace page (just in case you thought I was super young ;).

Everything Happens for a Reason… Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there…to serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson or help figure out who you are or who you want to become. You never know who these people may be but you lock eyes with them, you know that very moment that they will affect your life in some profound way. And sometimes things happen to you at the time that may seem horrible, painful and unfair, but in reflection you realize that without overcoming those obstacles you would never realize your potential, strength, will power or heart. Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or by means of luck. Illness, love, lost moments of true greatness and sheer stupidity all occur to test limits of your soul. Without these small tests, life would be like a smoothly paved, straight, flat road to nowhere safe and comfortable but dull and utterly pointless. The people you meet, affect your life. The successes and downfalls that you experience can create whom you are, and the bad experiences can be learned from. In fact they are probably the most poignant and important ones. If someone hurts you, betrays you or breaks your heart…forgive them because they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious to whom you open your heart. If someone loves you, love them back unconditionally, not only because they love you, but also because they are teaching you to love and open your heart and eyes to little things. Make every day count. Appreciate everything that you possibly can, for you may never experience it again. Talk to people whom you have never talked to before, and actually listen. Let yourself fall in love, break free and set your sights high. Hold your head up because you have every right to. Tell yourself you are a great individual and believe in yourself, for if you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will believe in you. Create your own life and then go out and live it.

But on a serious note, I have so much gratitude for the people in my life! Without you this life would be nothing. I love you all so much!



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