Enjoying the sunshine + a 5-year throwback + family time!

Just editing some manuscripts & eating carrots. I have an editorial assistantship over the summer for a literacy research magazine. I have never done any work like this before, but I’m really enjoying it! I think it will be so beneficial, especially as I continue to conduct my own research & publish it. It’s nice to have experience with all sides of the process.
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Lunch was a salmon/tilapia wrap again. These turned out super yummy! I also made a little plain Greek yogurt & ranch mixture to spread on the wraps. Mmm. I just love food.
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I had planned on going to yoga after school, but had kind of a crummy day & just wanted to spend some time outside. So, one of my besties, Katie, & I met at Galloway. I rode an old bike that Jake got to plant in our front yard, haha! It’s fun to ride & it has a basket – what more could a girl ask for?!
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Ah, just what I needed! SUNSHINE! <3
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Love this girl! It was so nice to just sit outside & relax.
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Jake & Scottie were on a training ride, but they met us at Galloway when they finished. I managed to get a picture of Jake WHILE riding my bike. Big step for me. (I keep falling off bikes…).
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Jake & I had lots of leftovers that we were trying to finish up…we ended up with quite the spread! We finished the rest of the french dip sliders – they were definitely a hit. We will make them again! We also finished up my leftovers from when we ate at Cesar’s on Wednesday. Mmm. Then it was early to bed!
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My girlfriend, Kayla, & I went to yoga SCULPT this morning. I’m so glad she joined me! Thanks, lady! It kicked my butt, that’s for sure. I might run a couple easy miles after school, I haven’t decided yet. My knee is feeling better!My grandparents from Florida are in town – they’re my Dad’s parents. I am SO excited to see them later this evening. This picture is me & my sister with my Dad’s parents & my Mom’s Mom. We have some of the best grandparents in the world! I think we are going to Black Sheep for dinner. Mmmm Salt & Vinegar fries! <3 BUT before we meet them for dinner, we are going to a graduation party for one of our super good friends, Katey. She just graduated with her masters & we couldn’t be more proud of her! She absolutely kicked butt & we can’t wait to celebrate with her!!! ​

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I thought this was appropriate to share as today is my LAST full day of teaching. This picture is from 5 years ago, when I met my very first class EVER. My first teaching job was in Hollister & I taught 5th grade. It’s hard to believe this was 5 years ago…since then, I have taught 7th grade ELA, & been a reading specialist for 6th, 7th, & 8th grades. It’s definitely bittersweet knowing this is my last full day with kiddos, but I’m excited to see what the future holds.
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After dinner tonight, it’s home & early to bed, like always. ; ) We both have long runs (26ish for Jake & 12-14 for me) starting at 4 am. I saw this graphic on Instagram & thought it applied perfectly. After we run, we are taking my grandparents out for breakfast! I’m excited & that’s definitely motivation to get a good, long run in. I predict a nap sometime Saturday afternoon! We don’t have any major plans for the weekend, which we are both excited about. We have had some crazy busy weeks & are ready for some much needed down time.
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I hope your weekend is wonderful!!
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