Pictures from Hays

I’m not sure how it’s Friday already! I was in Hays last weekend for the long holiday weekend.  I was lucky enough to take my 2 best friends with me for the weekend.  I meant to have this post on Monday, or Tuesday at the latest, but the week has gotten away from me!

So Friday after work, we packed up and headed to Hays!

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One of my favorite sights, the Hays exit!

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We had to stop at the Hays sign.

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Our attempt at a squatting picture, hah!

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Saturday morning was the  Wild West 5k! It was rainy and actually cool (for July).  Michelle busted out a huge PR, and Amy was only  seconds away from her PR.  I survived it, dealing with some knee/calf pain, and Mom did great!

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I don’t even know.  This just kind of happened, and we are all lucky enough that Amy got it on my phone.

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Mom, me, Amy, and Michelle after the 5k.

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Next up, SNOBALLS!!!

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After snoballs, we went to the Q for lunch.  Mmmmmmm that Q burger really hit the spot.

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Saturday night, we hung out at home and had pizza for dinner.  Then Sunday morning, Mom, Amy, and I headed out for 5 miles.  We ran by this little farm that has horses, and Mom packed some carrots for us to feed to them. Amy was terrified at first, but made friends fast.

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They were so pretty.

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Post 5 mile run fun.

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Later Sunday afternoon, Mom, Dad, and I took Amy to Sternberg.  She had fun, even though she’s not a huge museum person.  We had fun walking through the museum and seeing the exhibits.

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After the museum we went down to Frontier Park to check out the stepping stones and swinging bridge.

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Sunday night, we had Grandma and Granddad over, and had tacos and nachos.  Granddad had a little twitter lesson, too.

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After dinner we had s’mores, and listened to hundreds of dollars of fireworks being blown up by neighbors.

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Monday morning, we went for a short little run, and it was warm, but drizzly.

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After our run, the sun came out and it warmed up.  We drove around in the bug, got another snoball, and hit up Taco Shop for lunch!

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Then Monday afternoon, it was time to get back to KC.  We got some snoballs for the road, and headed back home!

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It was such a fun weekend, and the time flew by, as it always does.  I’m so glad I could make this trip with Michelle and Amy!  Can’t wait til my next trip home.

Monday Mentionings: November 30

Hi everyone! I have a really (really really) quick Monday Mentionings today!  I was home in Hays for the long Thanksgiving weekend, and just got back to town in time on Sunday to go to my very first Chiefs game! Needless to say, after traveling, time at home, the Chiefs, then taking my sister and brother-in-law to the airport, I was beat!

I’ll write a post sometime this week and share my Thanksgiving, and since it’s the last day of the month, I need to recap my running month as well, so be ready for several posts this week!

Lots of snoballs were had in Hays, and I’m so glad I got to see Maja, and I even got to see Michelle! Crazy how we drive all the way to Hays to see each other. 😉

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Jasper enjoyed his second Thanksgiving traveling to Hays… he got along with Mom and Dad’s kitties and Shay pretty well, the whole group isn’t the best of friends, but they aren’t enemies either… I think.  Jasper enjoyed lots of treats, running up and down the stairs, rolling on Shay’s pillow, and lots of car time.

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Saturday night, we got to eat and hang out with my uncle and his family, so we had some yummy mexican food, then bowling! It’s been ages since I last bowled, and I didn’t quite win… my 8 year old cousin even beat me one of the games!  It was a ton of fun, and a great way to spend some much needed family time together.

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As I said above, Sunday, I went to my first ever Chiefs game.  Kristen and her husband’s family had planned to go to the Chiefs and Bills game, so they invited me along.  It was cold and rainy, but we bundled up, and besides our feet, we all stayed fairly warm and dry.  I had a blast, and the Chiefs even won!

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Sunday night, Kristen and I made chicken noodle soup, then Thayne attempted and succeeded at putting all 46 (OMG! Jasper has way too many toys!) of Jasper’s toys on him.  Jasper was so tired from the weekend, and car trip, that he did not care at all what Thayne did!

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I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving.  More to come!

Monday Mentionings: July 6

SO much happened over the weekend! I’m going to share a bunch of pictures and try to explain a bit.  I was off work Friday, for Independence Day, and I took my best friend Amy to Hays for the long holiday weekend.  We crammed as much Western Kansas down Amy’s throat as we could in 3 days!

First stop, HAYS sign!

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Lunch at Gutierrez on Friday.  Delicious.  Set the tone for an amazing weekend.

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Snoballs happened.  Multiple times.

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Quick walk around the block with Shay puppy on Friday evening.

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Dinner with Grandma and Granddad.  Dad grilled steaks and mom made cheesy potatoes.  Delicious.  Gordon got some lovin’ from Granddad.

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Saturday morning, 5k race time! Read my recap here!

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Snoballs to celebrate the race.  And snoballs are a must have for parade-watching, which we did.

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Top-down cruising in the Bug.  Summer, we are living you!

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Q burger for Amy.  She’s a Hays girl now.

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Pool time on the 4th of July? Yes please!

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Amy is all about the slides, ever since that first time at Black Bob Bay a couple weeks ago, we can’t keep her off them!

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Ava joined us at the pool for a while.  Girls rule the afternoon!

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Three slugs on a rug.  Or so my mom said, to which Amy died laughing.  Prime fireworks watching seats, front row center.

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Hays fireworks show is always a good one.

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Ready for a run on Sunday morning.  It was already steamy at 9:00am.  Took Shay for a couple miles then dropped her off to cool down.

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We drove down by Big Creek to finish our run, and happened across some buffaloes.

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Amy’s all over this western Kansas prairie running business.  She’s got this, ya’ll.

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Twinning in our CERVs aviators.  Loved our time in Hays together.

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Best parents ever, and Amy’s now officially part of the family.  Thanks, Mom and Dad for a super fun filled 4th of July weekend.

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And one more snoball to take on the road.  Catch you next time, Hays.

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Did you have a good 4th? Any celebrating?