afternoons in the hammock

Brett and I absolutely love the hammock that we got as a wedding present.  The weather here lately has been ideal for afternoons spent working in the hammock outside 🙂  The pups even hop in every once in a while…gotta make sure your computer or cold drink don’t go flying when that happens though 😉

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Do you have a favorite place to work or relax outside?

 

Chicago and Michigan ladies weekend!

I spent a great weekend in Chicago and Michigan visiting with my old college roommate Melissa (and bridesmaid, eek!  LOVE weddings hehe) and my mother-in-law, Patti.  The pups and I drove up to the Chicago Suburbs and then I took the train downtown to meet up with my old roomie.  While the pups played together (and lounged on Brett’s childhood bed hehe) Melissa and I walked around Millenium Park, grabbed Chicago style hotdogs, walked along the river and up and down Michigan Avenue…getting some yummy popcorn along the way 🙂  The weather was a bit cloudy but the temperature was just perfect for a day spent strolling the city.  That night Patti and I had a lovely dinner and relaxed at home.  On Sunday, the two of us drove north to New Buffalo, Michigan and had a great day exploring.  We browsed our way around the small downtown area, had lunch at one of our favorite New Buffalo establishments, and spent some time relaxing on the beach before heading back home.  Patti was really brave and went completely out into the water..(the water was cold(ish) and rough!)…I stayed on the beach and talked with Brett on the phone hehe  🙂  It was such a lovely weekend!  🙂

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Patti and I think that the pin board of the dog silhouette would be a great DIY project.  I’ll have to see if I can formulate something like that in the coming weeks 🙂  Also, can anyone spot by crazy sandal tan in the last photo?  😉

Photos taken by Mallory and Patti

 

Summer time blooms!

Have you all noticed the multitude of flowers sprouting up?  🙂  Some of my favorites are showing their pretty colors this time of year.  Here are some of the ones in our neck of the woods…

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Do you all have flowers in your yards/neighboords/communities that you love in the summer?  Do you tend to leave the flowers in your yard alone or trim them for vases indoors?  Stay tuned in the next few weeks for a great DIY post on cut flowers!  🙂

Marathon training has begun!

We have both been hard at work, officially training for the 2013 Chicago Marathon!  Here are some of our favorite scenery from last week’s runs 🙂

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Just a reminder that we are both running the Chicago Marathon for different charities 🙂  You can donate to either Mallory or Brett …or both of us 🙂  Every little bit helps!  And just in case you missed it, we talked about our experience running last year’s marathon here