oh, hey.. it’s august! that snuck up on me.
i have been battling laryngitis and a nasty cold for about ten days now. i am usually somewhat MIA from the blog, but that sickness has made me even more MIA! it has kicked my butt!
i am finally beginning to feel better, and my voice is slowly coming back. not a ton has been happening with me, since i have been trying to rest as much as possible.. but i have still had to go to work and be a mom, which is probably why it’s taking me longer than usual to get better!
anyway, since i have no clue where i left off and no clue where to pick back up.. i decided to share some recent photos from my phone, because that’s always fun.
how about i start with today and then go backwards? mmmk.
today was a big day! we had family photos taken of us three and also fox’s 1 year photos. can’t believe his birthday is in just over two weeks! what! we did a cake smash at the end of the photo sesh.
so much fun!
my friends natalie and emily have a bakery, bucktown bakery, and supplied the adorable cake for the shoot. i told them i knew nothing about cake smashes and had no creative ideas, so they did all the work. i love how it turned out! i am going to have them do the treats for his birthday party later this month.
i have been eating out a BUNCH lately. not awesome for my wallet, but i am lazy and love food cooked for me.. so.. yeah.
on sunday, jessica and i went to rye for brunch. i had a soft egg scramble with feta, tomato, and spinach. it’s official: soft egg scrambles are the way to go! i love the texture of the barely undercooked eggs.
last saturday, marshall and i tried a new-to-us taco shop, taco taco. love the name. it’s on 500 south, just above state in SLC.
we split chips and guac, and i had two tacos. one was al pastor, the other was chicken.
this was a really tasty, inexpensive meal and it was very authentic! we will be back!
other stuff that has been going on…
we celebrated my dad’s 64th birthday! he is a hard man to shop for, he always buys whatever he wants himself and leaves nothing for the rest of us to get him. but marshall and i picked him out this hat at the stockist.. i think he likes it!
fox and i went on a short (as in, 5 minutes short) hike with some of my family last week. at the end of the ever-so-short jaunt was a pretty waterfall!
and we also hit up the lake with some friends. fox was not the biggest fan of the lake water (burrrr!) but it was a good time, nonetheless.
it has been ages, ages, ages since i worked out. but the last time i did go to the gym, i utilized these new weighted balls my gym has. i LOVED using this thing!
so, medicine balls i have used in the past are more of the material like a basketball. these medicine balls are much larger, and softer. anyway, i did jump squats holding the ball, combined with a wall ball (throwing the ball up against the wall).. made for some heavy breathing and sore glutes. i think i need to buy one of these to have at home!
hopefully i can get back to working out once i feel 100%. i plan to stop breastfeeding here in the next little while, so i know that will require me to step up the workouts quite a bit. right now i have had it easy, because breastfeeding has helped keep my weight in check while i still eat anything and everything. i have a feeling that once i stop, i could quickly gain a bunch of weight. that sounds super fun.
speaking of breastfeeding, i still owe you guys a post about it! it’s so second nature now.. i don’t even know where to begin with writing about it. but i know i want to share my experience with it and have it written down.. so i will have to get to that soon. i can’t believe i have been nursing for nearly a year. i am officially done pumping while at work, i have enough in the freezer to last until fox turns one (and then he can have cow’s milk), so i had a silent celebration with that last pump session. definitely won’t be missing that ONE BIT!
there is a lot to look forward to this month! obviously fox’s birthday is the #1 exciting event. we are also having a yard sale, have my nephew’s birthday, penny’s birthday, hopefully another trip or two to the lake, i am going to try to get out wakeboarding, and the thought of camping has crossed my mind a time or two. winter will be here before we know it, so i want to do as many outdoor activities as i can before that happens!
well, enough rambling from me. thanks for checking in here on the ol’ dusty blog. hopefully i will find a way to be consistent with my posts again. it’s a work in progress!
1. what are some things you are looking forward to this month?
2. what’s your favorite outdoor activity?
xo. janetha g.