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weekend on the water

Monday already? This weekend flew by! It was a perfect mixture of work and play!

First up was a bit of cardio. As hard as I tried to stay on track while in Dallas, traveling put a kink in my running plans. I decided to lace up for a couple of good runs this weekend! It was insanely humid on Saturday morning, but I made it through 5 miles. Sunday morning was absolutely GORGEOUS and perfect for my 7 mile run. That’s officially my longest run EVER. That may not seem far for many people, but I’m super proud of myself for not only finishing, but staying on pace!

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On Saturday afternoon we headed out to Jeff’s family’s cabin on the lake with a few friends. What started as a dreary, overcast afternoon, turned into one of the most beautiful days we’ve had all summer!

Jeff’s mom decorated the tables with bright flowers and brought all kinds of yummy treats. I just can’t say ‘no’ to scotcheroos! She also was on Eleanor duty which meant mama could go enjoy herself on the water!lake weekend omaha

We tubed…

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Played bags and ladder golf…

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Ate… a lot…

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And did a whole lotta standing around drinking beer… :)

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Towards the end of the evening, we (ok, I really had nothing to do with it) made a fire for roasting marshmallows. It was a team effort to get it started, and everybody got in on the s’mores action…

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I won’t even bother telling you how many I ate…

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With grandma’s help, little E was just a joy! She LOVED the sand and was excited to get to stay up past her bedtime and join in the fun! She fizzled near the end though – take a look at the yawwwwwwwn ;)

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It was SUCH a fun day – we have some really great friends!

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Our Sunday was less interesting. After my morning run, my parents took Eleanor out for the day so Jeff could do yard work and organize the garage while I deep cleaned our bathrooms. Exciting huh? Still, it feels good to start the week with a (mostly) clean house!

Hope your Monday is marvelous! Be sure to check back all week – lots of good posts coming your way!

Your turn:

What are your favorite yard games to play?
Do you call the game pictured above “bags” or “corn hole?” This is constantly up for debate in our circle of friends :)

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  • Bethany July 28, 2014, 5:50 am

    It’s definitely called corn hole. I had to scratch my head when you said “bags,” but the picture clued me in! Oh, and having someone take the baby to get serious housework done sounds like an awesome Sunday to me!
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    • Joanna July 29, 2014, 8:22 pm

      Haha, well that’s 1 point for corn hole then ;)

      And isn’t it crazy how “free time” changes with kids?!

  • Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio July 28, 2014, 8:53 am

    Congratulations on your run!!! So awesome!
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    • Joanna July 29, 2014, 4:30 pm

      Thanks! I’m *hoping* to do a half marathon, but I’m still a little nervous about committing

  • Megan July 28, 2014, 9:24 am

    Looks like you had a great weekend! I definitely call it bags and it is my favorite yard game!
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    • Joanna July 29, 2014, 4:29 pm

      I totally agree – bags all the way! :)

  • Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl July 28, 2014, 11:26 am

    Yay! We had SUCH a fun time with all of you! It was an awesome night :)
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  • Jordan @ Harleys and Heels July 28, 2014, 12:49 pm

    HUGE congrats on your 7 mile run, girl! Way to go! Your weekend looked perfect. S’mores are a major addiction for me, so I am right there with you. :)
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    • Joanna July 29, 2014, 8:50 pm

      Hey thanks! Next up is 8 :)

  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul July 28, 2014, 3:18 pm

    I’m so jealous of your clean house! I have been needing to clean for so long but am putting it off because I hate it. It will be worth it when it’s done though!

    And this weekend was so much fun! Thank you again for inviting us! Congrats on your awesome run!
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    • Joanna July 29, 2014, 8:51 pm

      Oh man, cleaning house is ALWAYS on my to-do list. I’d need like a solid week to get it all done ;)

  • Giselle July 28, 2014, 7:46 pm

    Looks like a fun day at the beach! We play a game similar to your bean bag game but use flat boards and large washers. We call it washoes and it’s really fun! Haven’t played it in awhile though but now I think we’ll have to bust it out soon!

    • Joanna July 29, 2014, 8:51 pm

      Oh fun, I’ve never heard of that! Yard games are the best!


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