MM: August 21

Hello! Happy Monday, and happy Solar Eclipse day!  At the end of last week, I got my stitches out, which I was very happy about! It’d been just over 3 weeks since the first surgery, and I was ready to have them out, for sure.

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Friday night, Chris and I went to the Royals game with a bunch of RTS work friends. RTS hosted a tailgate and then we all went in to watch the Royals. It was great to hang out and see a Friday night game, complete with summer fireworks at the end.

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The stairs, on crutches, sucked bad.  My arms were killing me by the time we got up to our seats.  Ugh, quite the workout. Luckily, I didn’t have to go down until the end of the game. If I would have had to use the restroom or something halfway through, it’s very possible we just would have gone home because all those stairs were not cool.

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Saturday consisted of running errands and then relaxing at home. Jasper chooses Chris to cuddle with 97% of the time. He loves Chris so very much. Chris and I have been watching Ozark on Netflix, anyone else? It’s kind of confusing (we are in the middle episodes, I think we’ve watched 6 so far) but interesting and I want to find out what happens.

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Sunday morning I was able to bike for 40 minutes! I’m able to pseudo-bike – I can peddle with only my good leg, per the doctor and my physical therapists. My left leg can simply go through the rotations. It’s more difficult than you’d think to only peddle with one leg, but the cages on the peddles help.  I didn’t go far, and I didn’t go fast, and there was no resistance, but it felt good to be able to cycle a bit.

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Looking forward to this week, I hope to see the eclipse today, and then Chris’ band has a show Friday – if you’re not doing anything, come up to St. Joe and watch them play at Cafe Acoustic Friday night.

Have a great week! PSA: Don’t look directly at the sun!

MM: June 5

Happy Monday! Once again it’s been 2 weeks since my last Monday Mentionings post… last Monday Chris and I were in Hays for the long Memorial Day weekend.  Let’s jump right in with a sentence or two per picture!

We are moving to our new townhome in a couple weeks, so we got to packing over these last 2 weeks. Jasper was sure to pack the most important thing first: himself.

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A couple weeks ago we also got to try wedding cakes! Delicious.

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I also celebrated my birthday a couple weeks ago! My work family had lots of fun surprises for me, and then Chris took me out to one of my favorite restaurants and spoiled me like he’s so good at doing.

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My favorites.

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Over Memorial Day weekend, Chris and Michelle and I drove to Hays to see family! Belle happened to be planning on going to Hays anyway, so we had a little road trip together! We hydrated properly with Starbucks at the halfway point of the drive, and then snoballs as soon as we got to Hays.

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I still can’t run because of my knee issues, but I was able to take a fun walk with Mom and Skye on Sunday morning.

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Sunday night was pizza and ice cream sundaes and smores!

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And fun pictures with Ava!

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Last Monday Morning, Chris and I went for a nice long bike ride around Hays!

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Followed by more snoballs and fun with my favorite people before heading back to KC.

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Last week, Chris and I went to the Royals/Tigers game – Chris had bought tickets for my birthday. Most unfortunately, Detroit won. =P

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This past Saturday, Chris and I walked the Hospital Hill 10k at Crown Center. I had never done the HH 10k before, but I’ve done the half twice. I really enjoyed the 10k, and hope to be able to run it next year!

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For the rest of this weekend, Chris and I packed and meal prepped, and Jasper helped, as always.

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I’m really excited for the weekend to come, we are going to Detroit!

MM: May 1

Happy May!

Once again, I managed to only really take pictures over the weekend.  Jasper and Chris have the most adorable little relationship. Jasper adores Chris, even when he picks him up like this.

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Friday, Chris and I had plans to meet up with my best friend from middle school, Bethany, and her boyfriend Sean.  About 20 minutes before work ended, I was given 4 Royals Diamond Club tickets for that night!  Instead of grabbing drinks with Bethany and Sean, we invited them to the Royals game with us!

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These seats were AMAZING!  Chris and I got there a bit early and walked around before the game started.  It was  pretty chilly night, but the rain held off, and when the wind wasn’t blowing, it was quite pleasant.

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Unfortunately, the Royals lost, but it was fun anyway, and they were ahead for a lot of the game. Our tickets came with food, drink, or merchandise vouchers, so we just had to use them!

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It was really great to catch up with Bethany; it’s probably been over 2 years since I’ve seen her! It was nice to meet Sean, and to have her meet Chris.

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We had a great time!

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Sunday morning, Chris and I ran the Trolley Run.  This was my third time running the Trolley Run, and Chris’ first. It was incredibly rainy and chilly all day Saturday, and we luckily had a break in the rain for the race; it only drizzled a bit.  I’ll have a race recap up soon!

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There was some really crazy weather in western Kansas over the weekend, SNOW and blizzard conditions – the interstate was even closed halfway across the state.  I hope everyone out west is safe! Happy May, friends!