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Weekend Update: Labor Day 2012

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5 miles on Friday

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bedtime story with Dad. . . with Abby always close by

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breakfast with Grandma and Grandpa Thompson

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Enjoying the lake view with Grandpa Tom

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On our way to dinner

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With Uncle Kevin at the restaurant – getting lots of laughs

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9 miles! on Saturday

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our reward for 9 miles – lemon poppy seed cupcake with lemon filling. YUM.

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Hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend! Smile

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Recent pics to share

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friends visiting from Colorado

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snuggle time with Aunt Jenny and Ellie

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love Abby’s paw on the arm of the couch!

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beautiful driving weather

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playing cards with Grandpa

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all tuckered out. . .nap time with Grandpa

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quiet time with Dad.

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another friend from Colorado – Finn!

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Go Pack Go!

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so full. . .

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snuggle time for abby

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I love my hand. .. so delicious

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my boys

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time with Aunt Laura at the Lake

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Do you think I have something that they want?

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beautiful driving weather on the way home from the Lake – check out those fluffy white clouds!

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I love his little look. . . “Not more pictures for Instagram, Mom!”

Hope you had a great weekend too! Smile

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First Lake Swim

This weekend with 90+ temps and record dew points = too hot, we headed to the Lake for the weekend.

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Starbucks iced caramel nonfat macchiato for the road

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On the way up, we stopped at A&W for some cold frosty root beers.

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And Luke had his first swim in the lake.

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And LOVED it. He was a little fish, kicking his legs and splashing lots. With lots of smiles. With our hot weather lately, the lake temp is almost like bath water –> perfect for a little one. Smile 

Scott and I also made a quick trip to the Leinenkugels brewery to pick up a new collar for Abby and, of course, had to have a few beer samples! Nothing better than fresh –from- the- tap- at- the- brewery beer.

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And the other highlight from the weekend: Laura and I made fruit pizza!

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Nothing quite says summer like fruit pizza –> delicious.

Such a great summer weekend at the Lake!

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Weekend highlights

Hi all! Did you have a good Memorial Day weekend? We had a great one. Luke’s first trip to the Lake, my 30th birthday and Luke passed the 6 week mark!

Here are the highlights in pictures. . .

Hanging with Aunt Laura at the Lake

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30th birthday

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celebrating with cake and my boys

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meeting Great Uncle Kevin

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Napping in the ‘big chair’ at the Lake

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So big – 6 weeks old!

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Beautiful caramel skim latte. . . enjoyed with some QT with Dad.

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First nap in the crib!

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Just love his faces in his ‘huggable’ onsie! Smile 

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Hope you had a great one! Post coming up this week about the awesome present Scott gave me for my birthday. *hint* it is awesome for running! Winking smile

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Catching up!

Hi there!

Long time, no see. . .

Sorry I have been MIA. We went to the Lake last weekend for Labor Day – more on that in a minute.

And I started my new job on Tuesday! So far it has been pretty boring orientation stuff. The group of people I am working with seem really cool and I think I will get along with them really well. We are moving into a new building next week, so right now I don’t have a desk or a computer or anything so that has made me feel a little out of place. Looking forward to next week when orientation will be over and I will have my own space and get to start seeing my own patients! Smile 

Let’s do a quick catching up from the Lake weekend. . . here is my weekend via numbers!

Number of hours to get there: 3
Number of BLT’s eaten: 3 1/2 – Seriously my Mom makes the best BLTs – my Dad even ‘jokes’ that he married her because of how awesome her BLTs are!
Number of movies watched: 2 (Pirates of the Caribbean and Miss Congeniality)
Number of holes golfed: 9
Number of times it rained during golf: 3
Number of books read: 1
Number of card games played: way over 100!
Number of times Abby threw up: 3! Poor puppy. . .
Number of bath’s Abby got in the Lake: 1

As you can see it was a pretty busy weekend! Winking smile It was pretty cold so no water sports or time spent on the lake, but lots of time sitting at the kitchen table playing cards!

Hope things are going well for you this week and you’re enjoying a short work week like I am!

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HOT Lake weekend

Oh.my.goodness! It was HOT this weekend. Upper 90s and humid all weekend. Add a Lake place with no air conditioning = very hot! Thankfully, the Lake was about 10 steps from the front door!

Some of the highlights from our weekend. . .

Getting provisions:

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Abby’s first time on a jet ski – she hopped on all by herself!

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Hanging out on the porch. . .

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It was crazy how much and how fast our drinks ‘sweated’

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Pontoon ride around the Lake

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We spent time looking at our dream houses. . .

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and enjoying the view. . .

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Just as we were almost back home, the wind picked up and dark clouds moved in. . .

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I was happy we were just about home!

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Thankfully, it passed quickly and helped to lower the temp a few degrees!

My Mom makes the b.e.s.t. lemon cake! It was one of the highlights of the weekend.

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The next day, Laura and her boyfriend, came over in the boat for some water skiing.

Derek went first. .. he rocked it out!

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Then, it was my turn!

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Abby is a very good boat helper. . .

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She loves the boat! And as soon as the skier falls or stops, she runs to the front of the boat to look for them!

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The view of the Lake place from the water

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Finally, Laura’s turn!

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Another evening. . . another pontoon ride!

This time, Abby was the boat greeter. . .

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Scott helped. . .

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It was Ellie’s first time on a pontoon – Abby showed her the ropes!

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And then, Abby thought she should have a spot on the bench. . . between Mom and Dad. Smile 

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Then, by me and Scott while Ellie watched from the floor. . .

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It was a great long weekend! But, it was equally as awesome to get home last night to air conditioning!!!

On tap for today: caramel skim latte – hot! because of the cold AC. . . and checking out my new book!

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Hope you are having a great Wednesday. See ya later. Winking smile

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