Silentish Saturday!

Happy weekend!!

7 miles with my sis.

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Andrew picked up the most fresh and delicious glazed donuts I’ve ever had which we ate with eggs and bacon.

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Said our goodbyes.

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I’m going to find some more cool WWII books/podcasts/movies for kids while Knox is gone because he is SO into learning about it right now.

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We are hooked on Pickleball and relaxing in the shade afterwards.

It makes me happy to be finding these in workout shorts again… it means somebody is in marathon training!

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Skye had a doctor’s appointment and it’s kind of crazy how excited she was about it.

Growing so fast, I can’t believe it.

But luckily she still wants me to hold her.

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Had 2 of these yesterday because they were so incredibly good.

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Made Shalane’s Turkey Trot Meatballs with spaghetti.

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Who remembers this show?  It’s now on Netflix and we definitely watched a few episodes last night ha.

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Tell me three things that you have going on today!

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I safely got a pedicure the other day (wore my mask and they made everyone wash hands as soon as you entered). One of the TVs was playing the show and I didn’t realize it was on Netflix until now. Will have to watch it!

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Good morning! I look forward to reading your daily posts — they’re the motivation I need to keep up with my running. I’ve hit a bit of a wall this summer — maybe I’m just bored? So reading your posts definitely helps me get up and out the door in the mornings!
It’s a quiet Saturday here (well, all of our days are pretty quiet, actually…) Going for a hike with the kids this morning, then tackling the laundry and planning out our meals for the week :-)

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Hey Heather! Thank you so much and thanks for reading. You are not alone with that running slump right now. So many of my friends are experiencing that right now! I hope your hike was amazing and you are motivating me to do laundry and meal plan so thank you.

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I’m so happy you were able to get a pedicure safely! Enjoy your weekend Maureen!

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I headed out of the house this morning at 4:30 to walk 6 miles, which completes my 210 mile Great Virtual Race Across Illinois.
I am SO excited!!! Since I work four 10 hour days each week, I only had time to get my miles on the weekends and a few vacation days. I began on May 22nd.
This virtual race has been such a motivator for me to get more miles. Who knew I would get so motivated by a virtual race?
By the way, that donut looked delicious! I love reading the wide variety of topics/adventures/family fun that you share with us.

Oh. and GO Andrew!!!

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Susie, congrats! I am so excited for you, what a huge accomplishment that you’ve completed especially with your work schedule! I hope you celebrate with some donuts and maybe a nap too! Thank you so much and soak in that accomplishment.

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Have you read the children’s book, The War That Saved My Life? It’s set during WWII and it’s excellent! There’s also a second book that follows it up. It’s middle grade, so it may be higher than his reading level. But maybe you could read it together?

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I haven’t read those! I will absolutely get them and read them with him. Thanks for the help Sue and I hope you have a great weekend.

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I loved supermarket sweep! Sadly, I don’t have Netflix because my husband insists on paying out the wazoo for direct TV. If we have to cut costs anywhere, that’s the first thing to go. There are very few shows worth watching. He only gets it for football.
Three things: farmers market, egg farm, and plant stand with my kids. They enjoy getting breakfast at the farmers market. I enjoy the fresh lemonade.
Have a great weekend!

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Oh Janae- that glazed donut looks so good! I need one! Today I am cuddling my sweet as pie grandson. Best thing ever!

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You must get a glazed donut ASAP! Enjoy those snuggles Kimberly!

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I wish they would make new episodes of Supermarket Sweep… and maybe have it at Costco or something ha. I want to come to the farmers market with you guys, sounds perfect. I hope your lemonade was delicious!

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1. long run (13.5 miles done)
2. Pick up my bike…hopefully it will get me motivated to train for a triathlon.
3. Date night with my husband. We have had 2 date months in the past 4 weeks…that is-more than in our last 10 years of being married;-)

Pickleball looks like so much fun!

It’s so fun to see how kids have such different interests in what they read/hobbies! Thats awesome that you seek out different sources/different methods of him to learn about WWII. I tent to get stuck in finding my daughter books that she would like to read. I need to remind myself that she has different interests and learns differently than me. She loves listening to books whereas, I love reading.

Happy Saturday!

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13.5 miles wahoo! I’m excited about your triathlon and keep me updated with the training, so cool! I love that you two are enjoying date nights lately, they are the best. Yes, I totally agree… they help us to branch out of what we normally are interested in! Have a great weekend.

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Good morning!!! I very much enjoy reading your blog. It has become very encouraging to me as I have been struggling with different injuries. Your blog has kept me motivated to work through them so I can keep running:) I have a kids cartoon series I would like to recommend. It is called ‘Liberty’s Kids’. My kids loved it as they grew up. It taught them so much of our history but in a fun and adventuresome way. I think your kids might really like it. We used to borrow the DVD’s from the library. I’m pretty sure they are still at ours. Not sure how your library works but it might be worth looking into. Have a wonderful weekend!

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Renee! Thank you so much for your sweet comment. I am really hoping that you are running pain free ASAP! Please keep me updated. Thank you so so much for the recommendation, I’m totally going to get Liberty’s Kids! Have a great weekend❤️

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Ummmmmmmm I really want a donut now. That looks so good.

If Knox is interested, there are going to be a lot of 75th anniversary things coming up related to the Manhattan Project (making of the atomic bomb). Trinity test anniversary – first time we tested a nuclear weapon – is July 16. I don’t know how those kind of things sit with kids that age but there is some amazing history there.

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I think you need some donuts today… ps I’m going to make this recipe soon in case you need one to make at home!
https://www.femalefoodie.com/recipes/windmill-village-bakery-donut-recipe/

Thank you so much for telling me about that, knox will be so interested! Have a great day.

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Ha ha… So funny that you posted a picture of donuts. My son’s girlfriend asked if we could get donuts this morning 😁. I am not a donut person, so it’s rare for me to think of picking some up.
Today will be low key with laundry and some vacuuming, but tomorrow will be fun! We’re heading up to the mountains to see the progress on my brother-in-law and sister-in-law’s cabin, then we’ll spend some time on their dock and in the lake. It has been so fun to share CA with our son’s girlfriend…. Beaches, the pool, and now the mountains. Hopefully she’s having a great time.
Oh our oldest son was so into army and war books when he was Knox age. I wish I could remember his favorite books, but I know we got a lot through Scholastic books.
Have a great weekend with Andrew and the girls 😊

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I hope she loved the ones that you guys had this morning (and I’ll eat enough donuts for you and me😉)! Tomorrow sounds perfect, enjoy every second! I’m sure she is loving her time with you all. Thanks Wendy!

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Hi Janae, wondering what pickle ball set you bet. Would you recommend?

Thanks
Jo

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Jo! I hope you are having a great day! Here is the set we got:
https://amzn.to/328jk60
Just in case you live in Utah it is half that price at Als! We absolutely love it. Enjoy your weekend.

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1 mile run with Hope. Made my life.
Run on my own
Breakfast that should have me full for the day, but I am already ready for lunch and its 10:15.

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Ahhhh Hope ran a mile! That is so so exciting and I bet your heart was bursting! I hope you are now gearing up for second lunch. Have a great weekend.

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Hi Janae! I love huma! So easy on the stomach. My favorite flavor is the mango! Unfortunately this weekend I have to work and study. But it’s ok, I’ll still find time to have fun. Happy weekend!

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Huma is amazing and I love the mango too! Good luck with work and studying. Thanks Amy, you too.

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10 mile long run this morning plus my giant iced coffee after (I always look forward to that sugary, caffeine goodness haha). Doing some homework and then going to the pool! Love that Skye was excited for the doctor, I wish I was that excited to go haha.

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I wish I was too haha! Way to go on an awesome long run and sounds like the perfect way to spend the rest of the day. Enjoy Mariah!

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Had a great long run with a friend (who else appreciates running friends so much more now? Lol). Then we got a puppy. 😬😆 And now I’m trying to keep my kids from smushing him. 🤣

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Ahhhh what kind of puppy? Your kids must be in heaven! So so happy you had a great long run with a friend! Enjoy your weekend Mollie.

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3 things in doing today – Work, getting together with my mom and sister to watch Hamilton on Disney plus, and sleeping over at my parents! Not usually into musicals but figured I have to experience this one given all the hype!

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Hey Andrea, so fun that you three are getting together to do this! I hope you love it and have some fun snacks to eat while you watch!

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3 things from today:
-Watched “The Floor is Lava” on Netflix, my kids (age 9, 5, and 4) LOVED it —> check it out!!
-Got new lights for our outdoor patio/fire pit
-Taking a good nap!

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AHHH YES, my kids want to set up a course in our house now! Oh I bet your patio area and fire pit look amazing. I hope your nap was perfect! Thanks so much Grace!

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Do you find yourself talking to the people on that show?! The game show culture we had growing up is so funny to me-do kids these days even know about them?!

1-took a bunch of stuff to the recycle center (bonus no spiders made it into the car!).
2-bike ride and found a new set of connector trails.
3-popcorn and Lenox Hill on Netflix.

How has it been with Brooke not visiting her dad? Are they doing extra virtual visits or ? You don’t have to answer, I’m just curious because we are in the same boat over here.

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100% absolutely I do and it’s kind of embarrassing ha. My kids sure don’t but I’m trying to introduce them to it because it was just the best. YAY for no spiders, great job on your bike ride and enjoy your netflix and popcorn night! I am so sorry you are in the same boat too. It’s hard and this whole thing just makes it even harder. We try to do more FaceTime and just take it a month at a time whether or not there will be travel. Let me know what you guys do. Have a wonderful night Kelly!

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One thing I loved to do when I was growing up was assemble model airplanes! You can buy the kits and they come with different levels of difficulty. You can even buy them without the glue! They are the perfect little project project. Hope you have a great weekend!

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Hi! Elementary school librarian here :). Just have to suggest the You Wouldn’t Want to Be series for Knox…specifically You wouldn’t Want to be a WWII Pilot and You Wouldn’t Want to be a Secret Agent During WWII . The What Was series is also amazing for elementary school readers – off the top of my head, I know there is a What Was Pearl Harbor, What Was D-Day and What Was the Holocaust titles in this series. The I Survived series by Lauren Tarshis also has at least 2 WWII books – I believe I Survived D-Day and I Survived the Nazi Invasion of 1944 (though these are historical fiction, not non-fiction books). I can’t remember what grade Knox is in, but these are very popular with my 3-5th graders (and occasionally a high level 2nd grade reader).

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What watch do you have?!

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I can remember two books I read as a younger kid about WWII, The Devil’s Arithmetic about concentration camps and the Holocaust and Farewell to Manzanar about Japanese internment in California. I’d also suggest the documentary Fog of War, but that and the book Hiroshima are probably above the age range.

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