Be Te Dubs, big THANK YOU to everyone who linked up with us for the Christmas Countdown this month. Katie, Sara and I had a great time hosting and I loved reading all the fun festive posts this month. I appreciate all of the support y'all gave us, y'all ARE the BESTEST!!!!
Anyway, below you'll find the middle part of my year and honestly, part of the quietest part of my year. We were pretty go go go at the beginning but the summer found us a lil more mellow which was nice. I always enjoy the slow, lazy days, they make my heart sing. #quietbeforethestorm #sleepinginisthebest
M A Y
I shared some of the not so pretty parts of my personality.
We celebrated Mama B on Mother's Day.
After Whole30 and changing up my fitness routine I finally started seeing real progress in my body.
Our women's kickball team had our first tournament of the year and came out of it back-to-back champs. It was great playing well and winning some extra money too.
We flew to Cincinnati for Memorial weekend to meet our new nephew. Oh my goodness, I love new baby smell and cuddles. It was a great weekend of babies, kiddos, summer fair and the pool. #iloveweekendswithfamily
J U N E
Summer brought lots of sporting events and the Women's World Cup.
Since it was the middle of the year, I rechecked in with my 2015 goals.
We had a lot of fun on the weekends with bike rides and enjoyed lots of soccer on television.
In order to get ready for swim suit season, Le Husband and I did a second round of Whole30 and had great results.
I OWNED it, the good the bad and the ugly.
I went out on a HUGE limb and signed up for BODYPUMP training. It was a long weekend of learning, fitness and stepping outside my comfort zone but I did it and I PASSED!!!! I was so excited and proud of myself.
That same weekend we sent off a favorite family of ours and enjoyed a wet, but fun dinner cruise down the Potomac river. It was a ton of fun but really hard to say goodbye to such wonderful people.
We also celebrated Mama B's half birthday with a pool party and it was a BLAST! #shelooksdarngoodforherage
J U L Y
We continued cheering on the USWNT in the WWC. It was fun meeting up with soccer friends and the sissys.
Le Husband and I snuck off for a week vacation in Colorado where we celebrated the 4th of July. While in Colorado we watched the USWNT win the World Cup for the first time since 1999 and it was pretty awesome! I had some amazing blog friends guest post for me while we were away. [Thanks pretty girls].
I posted my first Today I post and it was a great concept. Bummer I failed to do anymore this year.
There was no rest for the weary as I spent the next weekend playing in a soccer tournament and hanging with some new soccer friends. It was a long soccer weekend with six games but a ton of fun as WE WON so it was worth it!
I gave thanks for small things, shared some of my Nordstrom sale purchases, had a chill weekend for once and said goodbye to a dear blog friend who lost her battle with heart disease. #rememberingleslie
I CONQUERED my fitness goal for 2015 when I ran the Spartan race in the elite category. It was tough, but did it and I wasn't last which made me feel so strong. I worked really hard this year for this goal and was thrilled when all the hard work paid off. #spartansprint #spartanstrong #goalachieved #stickwithitandyoullgetit
We spent an abbreviated week in Tennessee for our yearly family vacation. It might have been a short week, but the fun, sun and memories made weren't short anything. The water was fantastic and it was great being back after missing out last year. Le Husband even learned to one ski which was so awesome to watch. #waytogohoney
Continuing the BODYPUMP certification process I taught my first class comprised of my family. They were champs and rocked it out and I did the whole thing in one full take the first time. It was a bit scary putting all my training out there but I was proud of my achievement when it was all over. #BODYPUMP #myfamilyrocks
Just a a week later I found out I PASSED MY ASSESMENT and could apply for a JOB! #HOLLA
Our last August weekend brought on pool time, good food, birthday celebrations and of course kickball!
Wow, summer was super fast this year, right? I mean wow, I think I had a pretty awesome one. Check you next week for my last recap [wow that is crazy to write and read]!