Monday, July 1, 2013

Sweet Weekends

I love summer, I heart summer, summer
Summer... the perfect mix of rest and fun.

Happy July peeps! This is the best month of the year in my opinion. Schools aren't closing or opening, the days are long and best seat isn't in the house... it's at the pool or beach. Anywhere near the water. My birthday rolls in this time of the year and the 4th of July will always, always be my favorite holiday. The temps are perfect for day long water fun. A few years ago, when we lived Hawaii it was like July year round. I loved everything about that. The beaches were minutes away and the pools were decked resort style, bikini's and flip flops on the daily. But it's not what you have that makes you happy, it's what you make of what you have that makes you happy.

splash pads, water fun, get fit family
And as of now, we're totally between homes, picking outfits out of suitcases. Friends and family have been incredibly generous to open their homes for us to stay with them during this month long transition. Because of that we're able to save a little and bounce around water parks, pools and beaches. My oldest, Lance, is already enjoying the beach, he's rolling 'round on his longboard and most likely wiping out on his skim board. My youngest,  is proving himself a fish for yet another summer and as many things as he fights, I'm thankful he doesn't fight that life jacket... kid has no fear!

Last week I mentioned not getting in as many workouts per week as the usual. I definitely chose to spend my time a little differently these past two weeks. We took the time that would have been spent 'separately' at the gym and instead, went on walks together. Many walks and a few bike rides. PS... bending over to push a tricycle block after block will seriously work your glutes, hams and quads!

I'm eager to get back on some kind of exercise schedule. I miss it badly. My body is already achy and less energetic! ewww! and, we may or may not of had Sweet Frogs froyo twice last week....

It's been super hard to blog recently, with so much going on! Everyday it felt like something was missing, I love coming here to share and read up on all of you. I always say, I had no idea just how awesome blogging would be. I love the relationships made here and love to keep up with you! I'll try but I'm sure I won't be able post as often this month. Do you follow me on IG or twitter? Lets keep up there on the days that I don't get to post here :)) 

So, I guess Google Reader is no longer and I'm curious to see what happens with GFC. I get to your blogs in so many different ways, and one was Google Reader. This weekend I tried out Feedly and I like it! It took 5 seconds to transfer over blogs from Google Reader (I feel like I was the last person to do that?!) Anyways, I'm still a huge fan of Bloglovin but I think I'll be using Feedly a lot too!

Happy Monday to you!
Hope you met each of the bloggers behind last weeks giveaway! I'll be in contact with the winner!

Remember.... be happy with what you have while working towards what you want :)

Are your toes in the water?
Big plans for the 4th??

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Linking with Weekend Shenanigans, Monday Fundays, This Weekend I, Monday Morning Gossip

...happy to have Jordyn with me this month...
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Katie said...

i agree that july is the best month! and I think a lot of bloggers spend much less time blogging and reading in the summer!

Kimberly said...

Happy 4th to you!! Looks like your enjoying the summer so far.

The Pink Growl said...

You are one hot mama!

whit | Black Little Button blog said...

This looks like such a blast! :)

Jackie said...

Love that bathing suit (and you look great...)

Ashley said...

Happy July and Monday Lady! You look smokin hot and im so jealous of your tight tummy. Ill be strength training this month for my goal of abs & half marathon training. Looks like you guys had a blast and I cant wait to see all of you guys fun pics on Instagram all Summer long :)

Kalyn P said...

It looks like you were still able to have a good weekend, despite the transition. I absolutely LOVE water parks, I turn in to a kid again when I go.

Janise said...

Great blog! Stopping by from THE Collective Social Blog Hop to say hi. Thank you for linking up. Have a fabulous day!


Jenn @ WLB said...

It looks like you guys are making the most of summer already! And you are a seriously hot momma! This serves as a good reminder that I need to get myself back to the gym too! hah
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Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

Sounds like you are having a great summer already- too busy to blog means too busy having fun! Enjoy!!

Jen said...

What a wonderful start to the summer! Enjoy it! :)

Amanda Kathryn said...

Looks like a blast!

Xo, Amanda

FitTravelerAJ said...

For not working out the past 2 weeks, you still look AMAZING! Glad you're enjoying your transition.


Unknown said...

I agree- life has been crazy and it's been hard for me to blog too. But I'm always glad I did. :)

Vanessa said...

I admit, I am not a water fan. I got my scuba certification partly to get over my fear of water ;) And now that we're both working full time and moving into the new house, we don't have a lot of spare time to spend splashing around :( Although, one of the best things to keep the kids busy while we do yard work is to just give them plastic bowls full of water - they splash and pour for hours :) Hope your move is going well!!!

Veronica said...

looks so fun!

Shauna Quintero said...

I went through the same thing. We moved a few months ago and I got a little disconnected from blogging. Trying to get back there.

As for July 1st, I've got a goal! We have two big trips at the end of the month so I'm vowing to hit the gym hard. And be more strict with my diet!

Your pictures are beautiful and you definitely don't look like you're missing a workout!

Little Kate Big World said...

So happy to see you are out enjoying the summer weather despite your move! Being by the beach and the pool are my FAVORITE things to do during the summer, I'm a little jealous of how much time you are getting to spend in the water :)

Katherine said...

I'm planning to hit the beach with the fam!

your pix look like so much fun!

Anonymous said...

Please do share what you do to get your abs looking like that!! You look great!

Unknown said...

The waterpark does look super fun!
Mei @ Diary of a Fair Weather Diver

Sarah said...

SO glad you had fun! Love those pics - looks so relaxing and cool!

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