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Weekend Recap

Despite is feeling more like fall every day it was a great summer weekend with blue skies!

Friday

I went to go for a run but it was windy and with a wind warning and some crazy weather we’ve had this summer I decided to take it to be treadmill for 5km:

I had a quick shower since we had games night at our house. We thought we would just play one quick game of Life…that went until midnight πŸ˜‰

Saturday

I spent 4 hours downtown at a yogathon for most of the day. It was the perfect weather for it and I think I only skipped about 40 minutes of the 4 hours. It felt not bad at the time but I am a tad sore today! I also got to try acro-yoga for the first time!

They had a kid area set up too so Avery joined me for yoga then Chad and the girls played at the kids area.

After I got home we had the usual errands to run and did not get back until supper so I decided to just have a hot dog roast and s’mores with my Mom.

Avery and Chad have been planning a backyard campout this summer so with limited time left to do it, we set up the tent and went for it!

We put Chloe down inside and then got her up and all went out once it was getting dark.

It was pretty successful, Chloe woke up around 4:30am and found a glow stick to hit us with but did got back to sleep once we hid it πŸ˜‰

Sunday

I woke up about 6:45am and wanted to get into the house (I am no camper!) but Avery woke up saying “it was not morning and NOT time to get up” haha

It was the perfect morning for a run, so despite being ready not to run Sundays we still headed out.

The girls passed right out during the run so we stopped for coffee after.

The rest of the day was spent doing chores, visiting family & cousins and going for pizza with my Mom and Grandma – I have no idea why I keep taking Chloe to restaurants!

Lindsey

Long Weekend Getaway

We had such an awesome weekend! I saw one of my best friends get married, got to hang out with some of my favourite people and get away for a few days. If I am being honest if was probably one of my top weekends in a long time!

Friday

We hit the road to the mountains around lunch, once in Banff we stopped for a short walk by the river and took photos:

While we wanted to do a hike it was not the weekend to do so – WAY too busy!

Later we went for supper with some friends & their kids – 6 adults and 6 kids! A tad crazy but so fun!

I spent the night helping get the wedding room ready with the other girls πŸ™‚

Saturday

One other bridesmaid and I had hair appointments first thing so she picked me up and we headed to the salon. It was nice to have the quiet morning since the rest of the day was go, go go! We got ready and headed to the brides hotel to finish up and get to the ceremony.

I knew it was going to be a busy weekend in Banff but it was insane! Needless to say most of the day we ran a tad late but there was nothing you could do about it.

The ceremony was beautiful and overlooked the river and mountains.

While they did family photos I took some of the girls – neither of them were having it all weekend:

PS We did get a family photo but others took ti so I will share later!

After we headed to another photo location to take photos with the amazing Whitney CowanΒ and pop some champagne.

The rest of the night was so much fun in every way. Luckily my tribe helped out with the girls all night (well, all weekend!) and my heart was left so full with all the love all night. The girls both passed out on chairs of the reception (parent win!) so we stayed until the bar closed!

The bride and I met 10 years ago at our first jobs and have been basically inseparable since, the photo below are the others we met working there and it is crazy how fast we all became friends and have remained so for 10 years! Such an amazing people.

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We got back to the hotel at midnight and called it a night!

Sunday

We all slept until 8am then checked out and headed into Banff to grab coffee and walk around a bit. I may have done some damage at Lululemon so called it done there πŸ˜‰

We had plans to meet another friend at Granary Road on our way home which was so amazing! Totally worth the trip – even if we did get lost! The kids had a blast:

We did not get home until supper so grabbed some groceries, unpacked and had a quiet night.

Monday

I have no photos to share from our holiday Monday! We caught up on life all day, chores, laundry, groceries, visiting with family, and some other errands so that we could enjoy the next coupe of days with the girls before heading to Vancouver!

Lindsey

 

Weekend Recap

And like that we have one last day in July – boo. We have been enjoying summer so much that I cannot even think of it not being summer these days!

Friday

I ran after work and got caught in some rain so settled on 7km and headed home. Later we had my family over for my Mom’s birthday.

Saturday

We ran errands in the morning, came home for lunch and nap time then headed to the beach. The usual beach we go to was full but that was lucky since we headed to another that was less busy and spent a few hours there. My Mom joined us as well as a bunch of Chad’s family. It worked out that they were all out at their cabin and camping at the lot so they all came then we headed back to the cabin and stayed for the evening. It was the perfect day!

Chloe beach ready:

Typical I forgot to get a photo of me!

We got home about 9pm and while I wanted to put the girls right to bed they needed baths bad! Baths it was then bed for us all!

Sunday

We are down to the last two Sundays of long runs for Sea Wheeze! And guess what!? We ran a fast 15km and forgot a photo! Chloe and I snapped a photo after while Chad and Avery was grabbing coffee:

We did not have afternoon plans but my Grandma fell last week so we went out to see how she was doing. We are pretty sure she broke she arm and is banged up but she will be okay πŸ™‚

By the time we got home it was supper and then dessert outside:

Four more days of work and then we are on holidays!!

Lindsey

Weekend Recap

I hope you are all ready for a photo dump, I took one too many photos this weekend πŸ˜‰

Friday

Nothing too exciting, I got in a good 7km run once Chloe was in bed. I tried out Tiux compression socks on my run – can you believe I have never tried any before?!

I worried I might feel too hot in the socks but not at all and they fit perfectly (I am wearing a XS) – Tiux is giving my readers 25% off until July 31 using the promo code ARUNNINGTALE – so check them out if you want to try or need compression socks πŸ™‚

Saturday

The typical morning of Costco & errands. Avery spent more of her hard earned money at Costco and got this doll. I never knew one could need so many dolls. Sigh.

Miss. Chloe helping me out with a fun little projects I did (more on this soon!).

After naps we headed out to take the mandatory canola field photos, Avery had been asking and the fields looked at their peak so we jumped at the chance.

Photo overload!

Avery’s dress is from Finn & Grin and Chloe’s Shorts are Prairie Mountain & Co

We came home and set up the pool. Chad may have chased Avery with the hose a few times πŸ˜‰

We had an early supper so my Mom could come over to babysit while we headed to the fair to see a concert. The opener was Jocelyn Alice and then Coleman Hell – who we went to see but we ended up liking Jocelyn Alice more!

We stayed a bit after to have mini donuts and watch the fireworks before going home.

Sunday

We started our run early to spend the day at the fair, we are starting to decrease our long run distance now so did 16km.

We were done by 10am, came home, cleaned up, ate and head to the fair for the day.

Avery did almost all the rides she could, we visited the barn animals, played one game and had our share of treats. Four hours later the clouds rolled in but Avery said she was ready to go home anyways so we headed home.

Chloe was a tad excited for the rides. Next year should be fun when they both can go on them, if Chloe will stay on a ride πŸ˜‰ Kid cannot stay still!

Family photo minus Chloe who was alseep:

 

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I am always a tad sad to see fair week go since it is so fun but we still have a lot of summer fun left!

Lindsey

Weekend Recap

I really wish we had an extra two months of summer – I mean I love all seasons but summer is the best πŸ™‚

Friday

After work I went for a quick 5km run before company came over and we hung out in the yard. My brother and girlfriend showed up later and we had a fire and made s’mores so Avery got to go to bed extra late.

“Hey girls – can I take your picture?” – “Yeah right Mom…”

Saturday

It was the kickoff pancake breakfast for our local fair. It is always busy but this year was crazy – it took us over an hour to get through the line! Good thing they had a lot to do for the kids waiting πŸ™‚

Chloe’s first pigtails:

Avery checking out the firetruck:

We had our pancakes, went through the mall to see the Paw Patrol characters that were there and it was another huge line SO Avery took a peek and was happy – mom win.

Chad golfed in the afternoon so the girls, my Mom and I did some exploring downtown and went to Starbucks.

Chloe’s shorts are from an Alberta company she is a new rep for – Prairie Mountain & Co – are they not the cutest?! Yes, I finally decided to take the plunge into rep world!

Later we headed to supper with my family for a few birthdays (there are too many now so we combine!) and well lets say Chloe is not going out to eat for a long time!

I asked Avery to pose for a photo in her dress – she always picks tree pose πŸ˜‰

We had a quiet night at home watching TV πŸ™‚

Sunday

Avery woke up not feeling too hot (she blamed supper – lol) so my Mom watched them while we did our long run – 19.6km. OY. I am ready to race!

Since Avery was not feeling too great and the weather looked iffy we called the beach off and hung out at home. I was kind of relieved since I had a long to do list and managed to get some things done at home.

Avery’s request was painting and well I will not let Chloe near paint so mess free painting for her!

Chloe and I played in the yard while Avery had a rest:

Supper was my favourite in a long time, grilled chicken, garlic toast and Caprese Salad with Barilla pasta!

Lindsey