Catching Up on Life: New Ride, Summer Loving, Eats, Treats and More!

Hello Friends!

It’s been nearly 4 weeks since my last post and like I said last time, blogging in the summer is hard.  Who really wants to sit behind a computer when you can get out and enjoy all that summer has to offer.

This summer has truly been the best one yet!  I’m not pregnant and not nursing a infant.  We’ve got Sara in camp and B in daycare a few days a week.  The Hubs and I are able to truly slow down and we are all having a ton of fun.


When I posted this picture on Instagram and Facebook a couple of weeks ago and proclaimed the summer blogging break I got lots of responses.  I’d say it’s pretty common for bloggers to take long breaks in the summer.  Especially those of us who have to get through brutal and often VERY long winters.


So let’s catch up because it’s 5:30 in the morning on a rest day for me while I work on this post and everyone in my house is sleeping!

First off, if you don’t follow me on Instagram, you really should because even though I am not posting much here these days, you can find all of my of updates there!

So let’s see, the Hubs and I went to Nashville at the end of June for a few nights away from kids.



We hiked, walked, played, relaxed and ate and drank our way through the fantastic city!!

Did someone say Tacos? Loved this gem in Nashville!!!

Did someone say Tacos? Loved this gem in Nashville!!!

Drink of summer?!?! #allthemules

Drink of summer?!?! #allthemules

It was amazing.  Although looking back it seems like AGES ago.

Such a gift to be able to get away for a few days sans kids!  Truly a vacation!!!

I can’t remember the last time we had a summer this hot.  I’m not complaining though.  Aside from having to get up very early to get my runs in I am loving it!!


It’s week 7 of marathon training and I am really starting to feel like my body is going to capable of running 26.2 miles this October.  I’ve added speed training to my weekly routines and my longest run at this point is 14 miles.  I’ve been experiencing the greatest runners high and I love it!  Just yesterday we got our race Corral assignments.

I booked a hotel for the Hubs, Sara and I the night before the race downtown and our pre race dinner reservations are made!  Can’t believe this is happening in just over 2 1/2 months!!

You know what else I love….?!



Lots of miles and hot temps ALWAYS calls for extra ice cream!… RIGHT! ??  Ice cream makes me happy and you know what… it makes everyone who enjoys happy.  Who doesn’t love ice cream!!?!!?

And one more recent love of mine…..


That’s right… I became a mini van mama this week!! and I love love love it!


It’s been something that the Hubs and I have been talking about for over six months and we recently started looking again because we both had the time in my schedule.

I love the ride, the sliding doors and ALL THE ROOM!!

In other news, my friend and I leave this weekend for four nights in Park City, Utah!  The final trip of the summer!  I can’t wait!!

This summer has truly been the best one ever!!  Love it all… every single minute!!

How are you loving and enjoying summer??

Be back next week after my Utah adventures!!

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One Response to Catching Up on Life: New Ride, Summer Loving, Eats, Treats and More!

  1. Helen says:

    HOORAY, HOORAY on “Your best summer ever”!!!:-)

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