Life lately…and puppy pic overload.

Here’s what the dogs and I have been up to since my last post!

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^^Weekend family/girls’ road trip for my soon-to-be-born niece’s shower! I’m sooooooo excited to meet her in a few months! She’s still cooking away. Suffice to say, I am determined to be her favorite aunt. My favorite part of this photo is obviously that peace sign my grandmother is flashing.

wpid-20140803_181103.jpg^^Here’s a random shot from my perfect Sunday. Fun times at another Drive game with great company.

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^^My sister and I got in some bonding time, and I got in my weekly Chipotle fix! Nom nom.

wpid-20140807_093502.jpg^^I’ve been macking on iced green tea all week. A friend gave me some Republic of Tea Double Green Matcha Tea for my birthday…. best!

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^^And I had my fave ultra-healthy blueberry muffin from Great Harvest yesterday. These are sooo good, and really good for you. Perfect match with my iced green tea. Yum!

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^^ I had one of the best work cocktail hour-turned empowered girls’ night last night (and this yummy Dos Equis Amber). Again, I continue to feel grateful to know and work with so many wonderful people. It’s really made my year to be able to bond with and open up to so many new people. If we were talking about this in person right now, I would tell you, “hashtag blessed.”

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^^The dogs have been extra cute lately. Can you feel their crazy energy oozing out of this picture?

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^^Always precious to wake up to my little snuggle buddy.

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^^ Until she eats her anti-anxiety pills….and the bottle.

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^^Then she’s cute again when I throw the bottle in frustration, and she fetches it like the toy it clearly is to her. Do you see Callie’s look of “this is so typical” in the background?

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^^Lots of walks this week! Good for the pups and my human legs.

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^^The girls went to Camp Bow Wow Wednesday to play. I’ve been feeling a little guilty for being away from home so much lately and thought they deserved some camp time with their friends! Major distraction at work, by the way. Just look how cute they are hanging out with that poodle.

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^^This was at 7:45 AM today. All 3 of us woke up really happy this morning. Yay for Fridays! They’re the cutest.

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^^Lovers.

Another great week in the books! I looked at my planner this morning and felt actually a little overwhelmed at all of my plans over the next 3 days….. Don’t worry, it’s all great stuff! Yoga, brunches, birthday party, several dinners with friends. Cheers to the weekend!

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Open-faced grilled cheese obstacle course

I totally believe in living a balanced life. Have some drinks, eat your favorite things without guilt, but know when you need to get your body moving or push yourself just a little bit harder in your workout. Or maybe knowing when you just need to calm the hell down and give yourself a few days of R&R.

Yesterday was a play day for me. Definitely off the tracks with healthy eating and water drinking….replaced by beer. So many beers.

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So if you don’t know already, I love my job. I work for a great company, and we get to do cool things every now and again. Yesterday the office closed, and we got paid to go to a baseball game! It was so much fun. Inevitably, some of us ended up going for beers after…. yummy.

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Today I tried to be kinder to my body… Lots o’ water, green tea and spinach feta wrap for breakfast, a grilled chicken salad for lunch, a walk with the dogs mid-day, and a 3ish mile run with the dogs after work on a new path.

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Not that it’s a big deal, but my time on this run was horrid….. as per usual, when running with the dogs. We tried a new running spot, on a nice sidewalk that’s not on a busy road. Yes, the sidewalk was nice, but it was also a major obstacle course for the dogs. In addition to their usual distractions and stops for pottying, I kid you not, we passed more half-eaten food on that one sidewalk than I’ve ever seen in my life.

We saw a half-eaten Zalad (you know, the salad from Zaxby’s), pieces of candy, a rice bowl from Moe’s (I think), a half-eaten open-faced grilled cheese sandwich (what?!), the usual energy drink and beer can litter, and some unrecognizable fodder that made both dogs stop in their tracks for sniffing and both of my shoulders nearly pull out of their sockets, holding onto their taught leashes.

Anyway, it was an adventure. And good exercise. Ole Callie is starting to age for sure. I’ve always known that it’s hard for her to run long distances, mainly more than about a mile and a half, even at a slow pace. Next time I’ll have to drop her off at mile 1 and keep going with the Energizer Bunny that is Lily. Seriously, y’all, she is fast. I knew Lily needed to get some energy out because she was extra destructive today in the apartment. How the eff did this happen?!

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All 3 of us hit the floor as soon as we got back to my place. I brought Cal some water so she didn’t have to go “all the way” into the kitchen. Love her!

wpid-20140722_181419-1.jpgNow I’ll let the gals nap a little while I yoga it up. My hamstrings are feeling that run! Hopefully they will remain in this position and not try eating any more electrical sockets. Oh, Lily.

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