Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Happy, happy summer

Just a quick note to check in. I'm still here! Here are a few things that have happened since I've last posted:

  1. The boys went to overnight summer camp in the mountains, and had an amazing (and filthy dirty) time. ;-) Just as little boys should.
  2. We went to Portland last weekend to see my family, and for the boys to participate in a big mountain biking event for Father's Day. My dad loved it!
  3. The boys are staying with my parents, & went for a hike at Mt. St. Helens - it's absolutely beautiful to see how the land is recovering after the eruption. As someone who lived through it, it's lovely to see how resilient it is.
  4. I'm headed out on vacation to the beach with the boys! My favorite place - can't wait. M will join us for the end of the trip.

Here are a few of my goals through the end of the month/vacation:
  1. Stay on track financially. I've been helped greatly by not having the kids eat at home (they were at camp & with my parents). But, M & I ate a few meals out (no sitter required!), which offset the savings. I am also giving my parents a bit of money to help offset a trip they are taking with the boys.
  2. Make creative meals, use up what we have, & eat well. 
  3. Stay on track with my weight, specifically lose 2 more pounds to be in the 143 range.
  4. Continue to do strength training every day.
  5. Work out for a minimum of 60 minutes every day on my vacation.
  6. Read lots of books. I made a last minute pit stop at the library last night to stock up.
  7. No working (post today, of course, as it's a work day :)) & relax & enjoy the time with my family.

Boys on their hike:

The four cousins getting ready for an epic bike tournament:

And, my parents house looking a lot like a park on an amazing & beautiful Saturday. Cars & tiny people headed included as size context for the trees. :-)

We don't have internet at our vacation house (intentionally - keeps everyone from working), but I can hopefully update using my phone & stay in touch a bit more. Hope everyone is have a fantastic summer!