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Whirlwind Weekend!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Another summer weekend is history. I can’t believe how quickly the summer is rolling by, and how soon it will be August. I think August is our busiest month as far as what we have already scheduled. We only have one weekend free and it’s this coming weekend. There are a lot of fun and exciting things planning, but I am still sad to see it all passing by so quickly!

This weekend was fun but also really busy. It was the weekend of our towns annual summer festival which includes a parade, fireworks, vendors, a court, and lots of people watching. In high school, I was on the court for the festival, so every year it brings back lots of memories. Here's a picture of me from Coronation at the festival in 2005. 

Saturday, Dan had to work, but because his station is a block from the festival, he spends most of his day there. My dad and I always watch the parade together from the fire department parking lot, and this year was no different. It’s nice because unless Dan is on calls, he can watch the parade with us. The parade was really long this year, but a fun way to kickoff the weekend.

I spent the afternoon at a friend’s house lounging in the pool and soaking up the sun. In the evening, one of my best friends, who happens to be a former coworker came over. She and I hung out and caught up, went to dinner, and watched the fireworks together. I love that she and I have remained close, even though we don’t see each other everyday. I am lucky to have made some amazing friendships through my last job!

Sunday we started the day with a nice long run. I needed to get in at least 6 miles, and it was the perfect day for it! My dad ended up joining us for half the run, which was really cool. I always love spending time with my two favorite men! All in all, I got about 6 and ½ miles done and I felt pretty good! Just need to keep increasing my mileage and my hill training to get ready for hood to coast and my half marathon in less than a month! Eeeek!!!

Sunday afternoon we went back down to the festival and walked through the antique fire apparatus show with my dad. It’s really neat to have Dan there to explain things, and to learn about some of the history around his job. I love listening to him share with my dad some of the in’s and out’s of his job!

The rest of the day was pretty relaxed with some lounging on the house, dinner and pool time at our friends, and some catching up on Big Brother. I’m not ready for the weekend to be over, but hoping to have some BBQ time this week as well. Hope everyone’s week goes quickly!