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Summer Whirlwind

26 August 2013

The past month and a half has been such a whirlwind!  My poor little blog has been terribly neglected, despite receiving a major facelift {thanks Laura, for the fabulous new look.}  Here's what's been up:

Jul 12-17: Michigan vacation
Aug 1: the day Jeff returned from MI and started his new job
Aug 2: my sister arrived in town
Aug 3: my dad arrived in town
Aug 4-10: annual weeklong meditation retreat
Aug 13: Dad returns home
Aug 14-21: our 15-year old niece arrives for her first ever solo-vacation--lots of touristy action ensues

Needless to say, the past few days have been spent trying to catch up on neglected work and getting our house back to some semblance of normal.  Also, we found out that Jeff has to leave on Tuesday to go to Hong Kong for a couple weeks, which means I'll take my snuggles and quality time while I can get it.

This post is making me tired just recapping the flurry of activity!  As an introvert who loves quiet time, I feel like I'm living a movie scene where all the party guests leave and the hostess just collapses in the middle of her messy house.  {And, yes, I'm being dramatic. Ha!}

I must say, it's a pleasure having so many loved ones come to visit, and I'm very grateful for it.  Without further ado, allow me to share the photographic evidence of all the good times.

my sister and I enjoying the rose garden at Lake Shrine

hanging with some Australian friends who were at the meditation retreat--I cannot believe it's been over a year!!

our niece's first trip to Starbucks(!!!)
she lives in a small town in MI

we took the Warner Bros tour--here we are in Central Perk from the "Friends" set

I thought it would be funny to fake-strangle Jeff
{and the photo quality is crap because it's a picture of a picture}

we are doing a 3,000 burpee challenge at my Crossfit gym,
and part of the silliness is to take burpee photos in odd places.
sort of reminiscent of planking, no?
and another, this time at The Getty Center museum

I hope you're all having a great summer!


  1. haha i love this! i love your random burpee photos and that you've been having such a great time. the new design looks awesome, woo!

  2. I can totally relate to that feeling of needing some down time. I'm close to calling my current condition a case of "too much summer", but really, you can never have that and I know I'll miss it when it's gone. There's just so much I want to do and not enough time, so cramming it in seems to be the only option. It looks like you showed your niece a good time. What exactly is a burpee? Like a down-up-jump kinda thing?

  3. Fun new look! Also, I'm glad we had major phone catch-up last week. It was so needed!


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