Wow, what can I say. Summer 2016 has been one for the books! Makenna has grown so much and I can hardly believe she has already started 2nd grade, I have a new boyfriend whom I adore, have been getting outside, trying to see friends and family as much as possible, and have been doing my best to stay active most every day. As summer winds down, I’m going to shift my focus on getting back into a routine, kiddo to bed early every weeknight, and try harder to say no to things I just don’t have time for. But first, wanted to share a bit more of my summer! I have posted about lots of fun stuff, but wanted to share the other stuff I missed.
I finished up a little DIY project on an old picnic table my brother Shane gave me, here’s the before:
I also did a pinterest project like this:
Here are the after photos, couldn’t have done it without Dan’s help!
I love fixing up my house, I’m just not always the best at it!
Surprises from the BF are the best ❤
He surprised me with food too! A Sweeto Burrito, on their grand opening day northside
Sarah also brought me some amazing food, caprese chicken and tomato soup with fresh basil. I slacked and ate all the chicken before I took a pic, whoops. That’s the fat kid in me
Car selfies, its a love hate relationship
Cat ears at the mall
OK, so I normally don’t LOVE kombucha, but I like to drink it about once a week for the probiotics and all the other health and digestion benefits. This one is by far the best one I’ve tried, sold at Trader Joe’s
This was from the Starbucks in Target, she was amazing!
Makenna’s 7th Birthday!
Our kitty Django is growing so fast!
I’m obsessed with these turkey roll ups. Turkey, cream cheese, mixed berry jelly, an avacado slice, and sprouts! On a side note, why are sprouts so hard to find these days… Ecoli Eschmoli…
Ashley G and I
Such a good day!
Makenna doing flips and flips and flips on the bouncy trampoline at the mall
More running selfies, because that’s what I do haha
My mom dancing with Dan ❤
I can vouch that shes an awesome dancer, used to compete in swing! I love this woman!
Walla Walla selfie …I actually clean up pretty nice when I’m not in workout attire haha
I pack salads for lunch way too much
Family lake days!!! One of my faves
Ray killin it!
So, Dan and I parked at Pier 1 Imports and put the paddleboards in under the Division St bridge. Apparently we should have been on the south side of the river under the bridge because now there is a ramp specifically for this! But we didn’t mind
It was such a beautiful scenic route. We saw all kinds of huge bridge peices under the water, lots of trash :(, and tons of homeless people living under tarps on both sides of the river. We paddled East to No-Li Brewery, and had a beer
Yummy homemade BLT’s
My fave kind of new shoes, with my fave lil shopper
We had a blast shooting guns up in Ione
Beach Ready! And BTW this book was amazing, recommended by none other than Dan. Great story if you’re looking for a good read!
I see some funny stuff as a bartender!
Fun lake day at Twin with friends that have twin girls who are 8, Makenna was in heaven!
….more running pics
You see these stickers all over town on cars that say 26.2 or 13.1 or 140.6 for an Ironman. Apparently this guy is a beast haha
These are pretty much amazing
And so is this organic bread!
Golf day with this cutie ❤
Coeur d’Alene day with my main girl ❤
We went out on a Saturday, which also happened to be the day before CDA Ironman! I love seeing all the people who have trained so hard to be a part of this, such an inspiration!
We stopped by Fine Brewed to pick up an Acai bowl and a BLT to take with us to the beach, love this place!
I couldn’t ask for a better view!!
I can honestly say, this was the first time I’ve ever seen anything this beautiful at a gas station haha
Nothing better than fresh tomatos from Grandma and Grandpa’s garden
First time trying Sunflower Seed Butter. I gotta say, it was really good, but still no comparison to almond or peanut butter!
Another yummy TJ’s find
Sometimes you just don’t have time for the sushi bar but you still wanna satisfy that craving! I don’t recommend this, I still need some real sushi in my life STAT
Makenna with one of her besties, someone at the store called them divas, and I can’t disagree haha
First day of 2nd grade!
Yup, yet another!
This is Brittany Howard, from the Alabama Shakes, one of my most FAVE bands ❤ That voice tho
I recently went to a work meeting that was Catered by Christ’s Kitchen. They put women to work who have been victims of domestic violence or addiction. They give them on the job training to help get them back in the work force. Love it. The food was delish too
At Kendall Yards
I can honestly say I’m finally happy again in life. Losing my Dad was the hardest thing I’ve been through, and it taught me a ton. It taught me that sometimes things in life happen that are out of your control, and there is literally nothing you can do but deal with them the best way you know how to. Some things take longer for some people, sometimes we have to put on a happy face for our children or go to work when we would rather cry, or go for a run just to clear our heads. In the end we will figure out how to be happy again. We just can’t give up on ourselves It’s been 3 years and not a day goes by I don’t miss him, think about him or wish I could have just one last conversation with him.
Have a great week everyone! Peace and Love ❤