Monday, July 23

an overview...


Top Row: Contessa snuggled in a towel, fresh baked cookies, Contessa in the dirty laundry
Middle Row: Lace earrings, clouded sun, working on a VBS set at church
Bottom Row: Storm rolling in, painting with a small friend (Madison), Norman in the clean laundry

Friday we were invited to a surprise 30th birthday dinner in downtown Raleigh for our dear friend Stephanie.  We had a great time gathering with everyone as always!  You know you are getting old, when after dinner everyone doesn't head to the bar, instead you head to Krispy Kreme.  Probably just as many calories...  Sorry KK fans, but my heart will forever lie with Dunkin Donuts!

Saturday we had last minute visitors (Matt, Erica and baby Evan) stop by on their travels home to West Virginia.  It was great to see them as it had been almost two years since the last time we saw them, so obviously a lot had changed.  They had a baby now!  It's sort of surreal seeing your friends get older, get married and have kids...  Another sign of getting older...

Sunday we saw Matt, Erica and baby Evan off after breakfast...  We spent the majority of our day in the house in our pajamas.  It was one of those overcast, dreary days, where it looks like winter, but really it's hot has you know what outside.  We were able to clean up the house, clean out a closet, watch television and just relax.  That's two Sunday's in a row!  I'm soaking it in!  

As of next weekend, we will start our training regiment (casually as real training doesn't start until mid-August) for the American Tobacco Trail 10 miler at the end of October.  As of August 13, it will equate to about 180 miles of training.  Who knows I may post weekly training statuses again as it really holds me accountable.  Joe will be participating in a half marathon the weekend after the 10 miler, however I will be in South Florida that weekend.  I think know I'll be having more fun than he will.


17 comments:

  1. lovely pics dear, my fav is the one with the cookie!:) kisses!

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  2. Wow that's fantastic that you're starting training again! Good luck with it in this heat! Goodness it's hot! Glad to hear you had a great weekend (and I disagree, I love Krispy Kreme! :)

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  3. I love Sundays in PJs... who doesn't! Lovely photos, and the cookie looks delicious! I'm craving cookies now lol xo, Megs

    princess.hippie.love.

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  4. Those lace earrings are incredible! And I think it's a great idea to post about your training status so that you hold yourself accountable. I'm working on a new diet/clean-eating plan that I'm going to talk about on my blog soon for that very reason. If I don't publish it, I won't stick to it. That's just me.

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  5. Oh my gooodness, I love those earrings ~ they look beautiful with your long hair! And that storm looks seriously scary!! It's been so awfully hot around here too this summer and not very much rain at all. Today it's supposed to hit 100 and it says rain but it just drizzled a little this morning ... we'll see! Have a great week! xo

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  6. What a wonderfully relaxing Sunday! And how fun to find another blogger in the Mid-Atlantic! I'm in SWVA, so probably only a couple hours from you :-) (practically neighbors in blogworld, right?!) - Anyway, visiting from the blog hop, and so nice to meet you!

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  7. I was wondering what the painting was for! Looks like it'll be a great set!

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  8. Love the lace earrings, they look fab! And I know what you mean about getting older, all of my friends in NZ are married with children now ... some of them even have 3 already! How did that happen!?

    Vanessa x

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  9. What a fun, busy weekend! Sounds like a blast...and good for you with the training!

    Thanks for linking up with us :)

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  10. Wow! Sounds like an eventful weekend! Yummy cookies :)

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  11. Looks like a good weekend!

    I am following from July's blog hop! Love for you to stop by and follow back.

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  12. Just came across your blog through the link-up! I love those lace earrings they are so unique. Where did you get them?

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  13. All my friends are having babies and it makes me feel old all the time!

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  14. your cat pictures are always so adorable!

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  15. dunkin, kk ... I love them all. I do not discriminate donuts. :)

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  16. Last minute visitors are always the best! Also, those homemade cookies look so good. You're making me want to bake up a batch myself!

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