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Matt and I had a great long week-end filled with dancing, yummy food and lots of time together. Saturday night we watched our niece in her dance recital. She did an amazing job. I was so proud of her. She’s a teacher assistant for a ballet class and she led one of the dances and she was so sweet and happy throughout the whole dance.

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She’s almost as tall as me, which isn’t hard to do, but still! She’s growing up so fast.

I haven’t done much running since the half marathon and after brunch with a co-worker I was reading on our front porch and contemplating going for a run. There was a young couple that kept running by, which is super impressive because my hill is a beast, and then there was a cyclist riding by and I swear they were taunting me. So I got my shoes on and headed out. I really want to increase my speed so I was pushing myself and doing a great job. I usually use the mapmyrun app but it hasn’t been working all that well for me lately. My sister uses the nike running app so I tried that one out. I really liked it! I love that your mileage and pace are displayed the entire time and pauses when you pause. It was insanely hot out though and it was the first time that I had to call Matt to come and get me. I got a good 4 miles in before I gave up though.

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I literally sat with an ice pack behind my head for 15 minutes to cool off. It felt so good!

We had an anniversary/ double graduation party to attend held at a good friend’s house. They always host the best cookouts. The food is ridiculously good and varied. But the desserts, freaking incredible. I ate everything way too fast to snap any pictures but let’s just say turtle cheesecake bites and lemon blueberry cake with cream cheese frosting. I would kill to have more of each. But the treat I was waiting for all day ……..

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SMORE’S!!! These are what summers are made for.

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I had a blast with these fabulous ladies and many other terrific people. We played corn hole and polish horseshoes and the night ended with a private dance party with crazy lights and music by DJ Swiss Miss. He played so many hits that I had forgotten about.

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But the best part of my week-end was spending time with my husband. I love sipping coffee on our front porch in the mornings while reading and chatting with Matt. There is seriously nothing better than that.

So now I have to get back in the swing of things and hit up the grocery store, clean the house and maybe even lift some weights. I hope you all had a fantastic time too.



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