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 8

Monday! As is becoming normal, I didn’t take any pictures except for the weekend.  The week went by fairly quickly between work, running, workout classes, and baseball.

Friday night, Chris’ band had a show at the All Star Rock Bar. It was tons of fun! In between shows, and after Chris’ show, I was watching the #Breaking2 attempt – Nike was sponsoring 3 elite runners to attempt to break 2 hours in the full marathon. They were trying to take 2:57 off the World Record time.  The attempt was not world record eligible due to pacers and hydration techniques, but it was really fascinating to watch.  I’m sure other bar-goers on a Friday night thought I was odd for watching a marathon at a bar, but hey, you gotta do what you gotta do!

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Saturday, lots of errands were completed, and then Chris and I ran 2 miles in the evening.  We also saw Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 Sunday, we got up too late to get an early run in, but headed out to Shawnee Mission Parkway around 10:30. It got warm! Spring is definitely here, after temps in the 40s last weekend, it was high 70s, and the sun was hot.  I managed 6 miles, hoping for 7, but it was rough in the heat. Chris had stomach problems and dropped out after 1, but kept me company on my 1.5 mile loops, seeing him and grabbing water every 1.5 miles until I was finished.

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The boys enjoyed a short Sunday afternoon nap too. They are so very precious together.

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Sunday night we made burgers, corn on the cob, and baked beans. If it’s going to feel like summer outside, we’re going to eat like summer!

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I’m excited to go home this weekend to see sisser and her baby bump (squeee!!!), celebrate the baby shower, and have at least 3 amazing snoballs. Have a great week!

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!