Monday, June 3, 2013

a whole lotta things

So, it's been a while since we last chatted and there's a lot of things that I want to share. So guess guys are about to get a great big brain dump to bring you up to speed.
on your mark. get set. GO!!
1.  I seriously don't know what we'd do without these two characters. We haven't had the time, or at times, patience that they usually receive and deserve, yet they have been amazing. They are a constant source of love, loyalty and comedic relief. Here, they're {im}patiently waiting for their dad to get home.

2. I have recently discovered a love/hate relationship with soft serve half & half ice cream. Dipped in chocolate, rolled in sprinkles, stuffed deep inside a waffle cone --- yep, I pretty much love it all ways. I crave it every day because my tastebuds love it, but my butt ... not so much.
3. Derek's mom has bought a cottage on a nearby lake. Clearly the ice cream has got to stop if I'm going to spend my weekends on the beach. She takes possession of it on Friday and I am so excited to spend our summer together up there! I've already picked out my our bedroom. What else am I excited about?! --- frozen boozy drinks.....apparently all the neighbours go to the beach each night to watch the sunset with their favourite bevy. My classy plastic wine glass is already packed.
4. In preparation for the summer months, I'm super excited to be participating in the Fitnessista's Summer Shape Up 2013, which starts TODAY!! This is the first week in the past 5 where I actually have a plan in terms of workouts and meals and it feels good. It's not too late if you want to participate. Just check out Gina's intro post here and sign up
5. My bestie, Krista, is coming home for a visit in one month and five days and she and her family are staying for most of the summer. We make a point of doing yoga together on Saturdays and have a weekly date night for dinner and wine. I. CAN'T. WAIT.
6. Derek and I are hoping to put an addition on our house this summer. We're in the planning/getting quotes stage and while I'm dreading the mess and chaos, I am really looking forward to re-decorating our existing home and planning out the new portion. I figure, if we're going to have a huge-ass mess, why not re-do the entire house while we're at it?! My inner design-diva has come alive and I have become addicted to this blog. I have plans to start vision boards with new designs for every single room in my house. My husband is thrilled, NOT.  
7. My family has booked a Disney trip for later this year. Derek's never been to Disney World and I am really excited to take him and to see my neice and nephew discover the Disney magic for the first time. Personally, I'm most excited for the Animal Kingdom and the water parks. If you have any "must dos" in Orlando, let me parents were planning the trip, but my sister and I have taken that job over. We're kinda bossy that way.
8. And lastly, congratulations to some of my favourite bloggers: to Jenna and Kelly on their recent weddings and to Kate on her wonderful news!
So, I think that's all I've got for today. What's new & exciting in your neck of the woods?
See you in a couple of days with a swoon-worthy recipe,