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TrailBlazers and Milestones

This weekend was the final race for the TrailBlazers – the kids running club.  We had so much fun running this summer and I was really excited for the kids to get to do their thing.

TB race day

It was a beautiful morning and a great course along the bay.

TB sunrise

The kids all finished the 1 mile race and a few even completed their first 5k!  I am so proud of them.  One of my 5k finishers made this collage below.  I can’t even tell you how amazing it is to make even a little difference in a kid’s life.  It is the best feeling.

TrailBlazers Kailey

They all earned their race medals, that’s for sure!

TB collage

We had another really important event this weekend – my nephew’s 1st birthday party!  In typical first birthday fashion this little cutie decided to start his party with a nap.  Once he joined everyone though, he was the life of the party.  He is the sweetest little guy and he loves being with everyone.

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His party was a hit with everyone else too.  We got to wear silly masks.M dress up

And meet Cookie Monster.

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We visited with family who live far away.

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And hung out with old friends.

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I’m sure this will be a big surprise to everyone who knows us, but Dane cracked open the piñata and could not have been happier.

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And the birthday boy loved his cake.

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Happy Birthday sweet guy.

Boating Weekend

This weekend the boys had the Raingutter Regatta with the Cub Scouts.  The boys build and decorate their boats in this event and then “race” them down a rain gutter.  It is very laid back and a lot of fun.

Regatta boys collage

The kids did a great job on the boats.

regatta boats collage

They are powered by air – hot air. 😉

regatta races collage


Both my guys won an award.

regatta awards

We had another great run with the TrailBlazers this weekend.  Our shirts are in and they came out awesome.

Trailblazers collage

Then we met our friends later that day for a Shore Bird nature walk at a local park.

cattus island collage

We capped off the weekend with kayaking and SUP.  :)  This lake is around the corner from our house – perfect for an evening on the water.

paddleboarding collage

paddleboarding views

Hope you had a great weekend too!

So, I am wondering, do you have any goals for this week?

Feeling Lucky

It was a lucky weekend for the boys and I!  Look what Dane won at Fantasy Island!

FI D grabber

I usually talk the boys out of these machines because we almost always leave disappointed.  But Dane really wanted the Minecraft Ocelot – his favorite of all of the animals.  We couldn’t believe it when he won it on his second try!  Can you tell he was excited?

There is apparently a theme this year.  I have not seen giant sand sculptures in years and now they are all over.

FI Collage

The boys had a great time with their cousins.  They were good about going on rides together too.  We couldn’t believe it when all three of them squeezed into one bee though!

FI Bee

FI ride collage

We got lucky at the kids running club this weekend too.  While we were running we found our mascot!  Hopefully it won’t be too fitting.  lol  The kids decided to call him Bob.

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It was fun running and chatting with the kids again.

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We had some of my favorites this weekend.  Carrot Ginger Soup is never a bad idea.


Sometimes you just have to make pancakes for dinner!  We love breakfast foods – just not in the morning.  These pancakes are so easy and it’s simple to change them up a bit too.  Usually we add pumpkin puree for pumpkin pancakes, but tonight we went with chocolate chips.



Easy Pancakes


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • dash of salt
  • large dash of cinnamon
  • large dash of nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp. canola oil


  1. Mix all ingredients together until combined. If too thick (because of pumpkin puree, etc), add more milk.
  2. Cook in a pan over medium heat until bubbles form on the top of the pancakes. Flip the pancakes and cook for another minute or so.

Fezzy likes his new friend.  Finally someone his size!

Fezzy w ocelot

So, I am wondering, what is your favorite breakfast food to have for dinner?

Happy Fourth of July!

We hope you had a great Fourth of July weekend!

fireworks us

Ours started off with a trip to one of our favorite places on the island for lobster bisque and pizza.

chowda collage

My kids running club (the TrailBlazers) had its first meeting.  I was so excited to meet all of the kids and help them get into running.  We have a great group and I finally get to work with girls too!  It was actually a cool morning, which was perfect.  We will meet all summer and at the end of August run a 5k together.


My mom, the boys and I went to our usual spot to watch the fireworks.  I am so happy I get to spend these special times with them.

fireworks family

We had lots of pool time this weekend.  Here are the boys having a great time with their cousins today.  Dane actually tied this water balloon by himself.  He was very proud and I am happy to hand the job over to him!

pool fun collage

Of course what is time with the boys if there are no tools involved?  This will eventually be a slide, rock wall, sandbox, picnic table, play set according to my brother.  Since he is an engineer I am going to take his word on it.

playset build

I got to hold this cutie in church today. :)  I have no idea why I waited until the end of the day when he was eating to take his picture.


Hope you had a great weekend too.

fireworks boys


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