Saturday, July 9, 2011

Summer Saturday

That three day weekend and another week flew by.  I must say I had a great time all three days last weekend.  My diet got killed and so did my exercising.  It was totally worth it though.  I think.

Frozen yoghurt came to Eastern Iowa (yay!) so of course we had to get some.  Friday night, Saturday night, Monday night and Wednesday night.  Yes, this was a part of the diet killer. 
Don't be fooled by the look on my bro's face - he was actually very happy to get some froyo.

Saturday my sisters and I met several friends at a waterpark (I know, you're thinking, do they even have those in Iowa?!).  We had a great time swimming, sliding, and sunburning (is that a word?).  And to those of you who wondered, yes, there is a rather sizeable waterpark in Eastern Iowa - who woulda thought?

Sunday evening we attended the wedding of some friends.  The wedding was beautiful, the food was delicious, the company was delightful and the dancing was amazing.  And I didn't take a single picture.  I'll have to see if I can get some from my brother's camera.  The wedding was about 1-1/2 hours away and we didn't get home until 2 am.

Monday we had a cookout with friends, then went to watch fireworks.  There was a carnival going at the park at the same time, and every person that you never knew lived in this area was there.  The night involved sidestepping and weaving through lots of people, running into friends we didn't know were there, and talking in the parking lot for about an hour waiting for everyone else to leave so we didn't have to waste gas waiting in line. 

Then it was back to real life again on Tuesday, and the rest of the week flew by.  It was dinner and froyo (again!) with my siblings last night and today, I have studying to do.  My summer class ends tomorrow and I need to get some papers written and a quiz taken.

Also, that resolution to not shop for clothes until my trip - I did stick to it last week, but I'm really wanting to reverse it.  We'll see if I can keep it up.  And here's my Friday outfit.

Friday, July 1, 2011

26 Days

26 days until my two sisters and I leave for an 8-day vacation in Cali!  We got our tickets last month, and I can't wait to go.  We've gotta work out our schedule (fyi, 8 days sounds like an enormous amount of time until you start trying to fit 2,957 activities into them), book hotels and reserve a rental car.  I'm hoping we'll be able to have 2 or 3 days doing nothing on the beach.

I started out this spring exercising and eating a bit better, but I dropped the ball a bit this past month.  In addition, my sister and I are hoping to run a half marathon in late September.  So we'll see how much weight I can lose in these first 30 days of training (I started last Saturday and so far it's going really well!). 

To go along with that, I'm going to try not to do any clothes shopping until vacation.  I'm hoping blogging about it will help keep me from dropping the ball like I'm very prone to do.  Maybe I'll even finish that skirt I started sewing a couple years ago...  So here's to the new month of July and shopping my closet!  And to start the month off, here's a couple of my outfits from the past week.  They're selfies so they're not so good.

Have a good 4th of July!  I'll hopefully be spending time with friends at a waterpark, going to a wedding, and having a cook-out - should be fun times!