Wow, I can’t believe it is already the middle of July! I feel like I just had my birthday yesterday and it has already been over a month! What?! Work has been keeping me busy and such I guess.
To be honest, I am ready for July to be over and August lol. I am ready for the hot weather to go away! I never thought I would say that. I used to be a girl who lived for the warm weather. Then I got huskies and I got older I guess and realized it is just way too hot in the summertime. I love me some spring and fall and especially winter weather! Oh man, who is ready for ski season already?! This girl!!! I feel like I did not get to ride my skis nearly as much as I would have liked to last year.
But before this warm weather ends, I have a huge trip that I want to take first. We have huge news guys! We are going to Hawaii!!! We are going at the end of August! Its our first big trip apart from our honeymoon and without family. Its crazy! I am super excited! I’ve never been and I may not come back! Lol! Although, Colorado is amazingly beautiful! I think Hawaii is going to be super pretty too!
I got a pretty nice scrape on my knee last week mountain biking. Not going to lie I have been pretty proud of it. Lol. It just shows at least to me that I have been pushing a lot harder than I was and that is something I feel like I can be proud of. I am loving mountain biking. I think I found a good alternative during the summer months when I am not skiing. Good thing I am not going for world’s sexiest legs though lol.
How is your summer going? Any big trips? Any fun stories thus far?
Oh man, so our house has been turned upside down yet again. We have a different roommate moving in tomorrow! Well, I mean she has already moved the majority of her stuff in but she is still sleeping at her current place tonight. But with her comes 2 dogs and 2 cats. Lol! There will be six fury animals in my house!
When TJ and I bought this house, we knew that we wanted two bedrooms in case we had friends who needed a place to crash or we had company. Little did we know how much God would use us to help others out in this regard. TJ and I have always talked about how we want to use what God has blessed us with, to bless others. We have seen too many people be too comfortable while their friends are struggling. We have always felt strongly about this and have never hesitated to share our blessings. It always makes for a great experience and a great way to pay it forward.
In other exciting news, I accidentally ran over my front bike tire with my jeep. Not a pleasant experience. Took it in to our shop guys at work and ended up having to order a new rim. Like I said, never a dull moment.
Still desperately trying to kick this cold. It is wanting to hang on for dear life. I am feeling mostly better except for in the mornings. It seems to be worse then. But if I am not better by Monday, I am going to go see a doc. I am so sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Oh oh oh, I totally forgot! I took a spill mountain biking the other day! I know, most of the time that is not something that most people would be excited about but I am totally excited! Lol! I went and tried something slightly more technical that what I have been doing and ended up losing my balance at the last second and really scraped up my leg and my arm. Nothing worth going to the hospital for but it was something to show for trying a little harder! I was kind of proud of myself in that moment. Lol!
Anyway, dinner has arrived and my husband is finally home!
I am loving these posts! It is so much fun to show you little tidbits into my life! You get to see more about me and what I love! I loved taking this picture! It happened to be a day when TJ and I had off and we went on a mountain biking ride with some friends! It was wonderful! So, before I go take a shower to wash the mud and sweat from that ride lol, here is my favorite place to be:
Right next to my husband outside is my favorite place to be!
Alright, so there is only a couple days until the first 30 Day Challenge starts! I’ll admit, I’m a little nervous just about trying to keep up with them throughout the year. I know it will be so good for my writing but at the same time, life gets so busy apart from this blog. But I am determined! I am also such a people pleaser that the thought of even letting myself down by not keeping up is often times enough to keep me on track. Lol! Please stay tuned to see the awesomeness that is coming along with these blog post challenges! Feel free to keep up too!
On another challenge note, I started that reading challenge a year and a half ago. I have realized how hard it is to read that much. Lol! But I do have another book review coming up soon! I am almost done with this book so you will have to wait and see what it is!
I have a winter sport that I love dearly. Skiing really energizes me and it is so wonderful to ski with my hubby! It is something we really really connect on. Well, I was looking for a summer sport too because as much as I like hiking, it really is not all that exciting. Don’t get me wrong, I love taking my pup, well now pups, out there and enjoying the beauty of nature as well as taking pictures but I wanted something a little more aerobic as well as something a little more exciting! So, over the last two days I have been giving this mountain bike a try. It has only been on some well kept trails and service roads but we are going to be hitting a more fun trail here pretty soon! I think this is definitely going to be my new summer sport. I had so much fun yesterday on our 12.5 mile ride. It was so great to get out with an awesome group of people and get my cardio up as well as doing something fun! I can’t wait to go out again! Unfortunately, we were having so much fun that I may or may not have forgotten to take a picture lol! Next time for sure.
Here comes the challenges!
See you soon!