Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Things I love

I'm in a great mood today, so here's a little list of things I'm loving right now:

  1. The smell of grass on a sunny day.
  2. The taste of a tart margarita. Michael is a wicked bartender!
  3. I'm going to an indoor waterpark with my sister + our four boys on Friday, & can't wait. The cousins love each other. ;-)
  4. I'm taking an entire week of off work - next week! That hasn't happened in a very long time.
  5. This mozzarella, peach, & basil salad. It's the perfect summer salad.
  6. Oh, and this little thing called running. I alternated running/walking on the treadmill yesterday & although it was slow, I ran for 1.25 miles total. (Doctor approved, and no foot pain afterward.) I can't tell you how amazing it felt to run again!
  7. And of course, I couldn't let it go without a few leftover pictures from my fabulous Las Vegas girls trip!

My sister & I, on the plane. . . Giddy with excitement.
This slightly blurry picture of my sister in the elevator at the Encore, because I think she looks amazing!

And, this picture becuase I love my hair, which is rare for me. ;-)

Here's a lovely bathroom shot from this morning.

Outfit details:
Black wrap sweater - Nordstrom
Fuchsia top - Loft
Silver necklace - Macy's
Dark denim skirt - BCBG
Black wedge sandals - Alfani/Macy's

What are you loving right now?

Monday, August 1, 2011

All you party rockers in the house. . .

The current favorite song of summer. :-)

The boys have possibly been listening to too much music in the car. Top 5 favorite songs are:
  • Afrojack - Take over control
  • Adele - Rolling in the deep
  • LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem
  • Jessie J - It's all about the money
  • Katy Perry - TGIF

And yes, I've been a huge slacker. The boys summer program was moved to a different location, & my commute is now triple the time each way, which has interfered with my blogging time. ;-)

But, in awesome news. . . the doctor thinks I'll be able to slowly start running again (think run/walk combos) in September! I'm thrilled.

In weighty news, I'm up a few pounds after my latest vacation to Las Vegas with the girls. However, it was an epic trip, so I'll deal with the fall out. :-)

Scary bathroom photos are back!
White sheer sweater - Loft
White tank top - Loft
Peach skirt - Forever 21
Sandals - American Eagle
Dorky face - still here

I bought the skirt for a party this weekend - my nephew had a Mario themed birthday party, & I was supposed to be Princess Peach. Of course, it ended up being hot on Saturday, so I wore a sun dress instead. I decided to rock it today, as the sun is actually shining. Summer has finally arrived in Seattle, it seems. :-)

My eating has been pretty good, punctuated by wild days of summer barbecues (umm, Saturday), vacations (lots of champagne & steak). I'm committed to dropping the couple of pounds I've picked up, and hitting my summer goal - I'm about 4.4 pounds away, which seems doable.

More to come, but here a few vacation pictures!
Can you guess which one is my sister?

Running: help me get back in the groove! Any tips for someone starting fresh and/or coming back after a long break?