Pool day + when blenders attack + my baby sister is engaged!

This gave me a pretty good laugh! I got to spend a couple of hours at the pool yesterday with my Mom for her birthday, just like I did 4 years ago.
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BUT, before the pool, I headed out for a little run rocking my GRL PWR tank.
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I usually run from our house, since we live right by trail, but I was feeling like something different yesterday, so I headed to the Y. I ran an old route I used to run in high school for cross country. This hill was brutal then and it still is…you can’t really tell in this picture…
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This hurt to rip out of my hair at the end of my 7-miler. This happens a lot with my headphones. I even had my hair in a braid!
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All. The. Water. It was humid yesterday!
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I had another delicious breakfast burrito afterwards.
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So, super exciting news – my baby sister, Piper, just got engaged!!!!! We are SO excited!! Her fiancé, Tyler, is the best! Welcome to the family, Tyler! <3 We were going to dinner later to celebrate my Mom’s birthday, so I threw together a little something fun for Piper and Tyler. This sign was in their goody bag! This sign speaks to me – I annoy Jake ALL the time.
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I LOVE presents! I got my Momma some really cute journals, a decorative sign that matches her decor in their basement, and some dish towels with wine glasses on them that say, “My Doctor Said I Need Glasses”. HA!
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Ready for some smoothie drama??? UGH. This dang Magic Bullet ain’t gonna work…I only got half of my smoothie because I couldn’t get the dang thing open!!! I tried to break the suction with a butterknife. That was dumb. I cut myself. But I was desperate! I just put the dang other half in the fridge and sulked about it…
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Battle wounds.
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I took my half smoothie and piece of Ginger-Molasses bread to the pool with me.
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I loved getting to spend time with these two beauties! My Momma, on the right, and Elaine, my godmother (I call her my Fairy Godmother), on the left. I spent two glorious hours at the pool with them! It was amazing.
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I ate all of our hummus, so I had a rice cake with dairy-free cheese, Sriracha, and some dried mango.
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Jake saved the day!! He came home, easily opened the stupid Magic Bullet thing, and handed it to me. This smoothie is definitely better when both halves are mixed together…
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We had dinner last night to celebrate my Momma’s birthday. Jake is on call all week, and we were watching the radar since it looked like it was going to storm. I felt like I jinxed his chances of going to dinner with us with this text…

For new readers, Jake is a Journeyman Lineman, so he works on power lines. When he’s on call, he has to be able to get to his office within 20 minutes. He worked from 3:30AM Tuesday morning until about 3:30PM Tuesday afternoon, came home, then got called back to work about 4:15PM Tuesday. He didn’t get home until about 3AM this morning. And he had to be at work at his usual time of 7AM. Poor guy. I don’t know how he does it. He’s running on about 3 hours of sleep.

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I wore the shoes from our reception to dinner last night. We have been married for one month, so it seemed fitting! I am also obsessed with LipSense. I know I’m a little late to the game, but I love it!
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I got some puppy cuddles before my parents picked me up.
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My sister cracks me up…when we got to dinner, I asked her why she sent me a welder. She started laughing and said she thought it was the emoji flipping her hair. Hahahaha! Never a dull moment with my family.
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I’m sad the lighting isn’t great here, but I made them open their present after we ordered. I REALLY love presents. So happy for these two! <3
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We ate at Flame, which is a steakhouse downtown. They have the best rolls, muffins, and french fries! I’m not usually a big fry fan, but dang, these were good!
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I’m not eating beef, chicken, or pork this week, so I decided to get the tuna. It was delicious. It came with lyonnaise potatoes, which were also outstanding.
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Carmelicious couldn’t believe how huge this crab leg was. (I’ve called my Mom Carmelicious since I was about 17 or 18…she LOVES it. ; ) Her name is Carmen.) For any Fergie fans out there, it’s like Fergalicious, but with my Mom’s name.
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This was Tyler’s meal. How amazing does that look?? Salmon topped with crab meat and jalapeño, cheddar, and bacon mashed potatoes.
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The beautiful birthday girl!
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My Mom’s birthday dessert was DELICIOUS. Thank you, Flame!!
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We had a blast at dinner, just missing my handsome guy, who was still out working!
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I’m working on edits ALL day today. I’m hoping to finish Chapter 4 edits today and tomorrow. Fingers crossed! I will do a little lifting later today and maybe go on a bike ride or get some time in on the elliptical. I’ll just see how my day goes!
Happy Wednesday, friends!
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  1. Elaine Ashley

    You are too cute…so much fun and I’m blessed to be your Fsiry God Mother. I believe the best days are yet to come. You are an inspiration because you are making time to enjoy each one and keep a record of them. What a super fun way to journal!

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