go out with a bang.

[J] & I have been out of town the past six days; a little time with my family, a little with his.

and for today, I had big plans for the recap of our week away, but ..

on monday night during our drive home, and only a mere 20 minutes from our front door ..a semi truck’s tire exploded. which sent a massive piece of rubber straight for our car. with no time to react, we ran it over. next thing we knew, smoke was billowing out of our car & we were on the shoulder of a major highway. let’s just say ..we’re safe [and so thankful for that], but after three hours of tow trucks, police, and taxi-cabs ..we were are exhausted. especially since we didn’t arrive home until 4AM, right before the sun came up.

so I’m going to let the pictures I snapped do the talking today.

[from my family reunion in clear lake, IA].

family reunion // LLinaBC.com

family reunion // LLinaBC.com

family reunion // LLinaBC.com

family reunion // LLinaBC.com

family reunion // LLinaBC.com

family reunion // LLinaBC.com

family reunion // LLinaBC.com

[J] swept the family reunion golf outing – his team came in 1st place, & he had the longest drive.

family reunion // LLinaBC.com

family reunion // LLinaBC.com

family reunion // LLinaBC.com

family reunion // LLinaBC.com

family reunion // LLinaBC.com

family reunion // LLinaBC.com

tomorrow it’s {blogger book club} review day. along with the announcement of our new read!

have the happiest wednesday.

[I think I need a nap].

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delay reality.

after a long holiday weekend spent in [really] small town iowa, at my family reunion ..[J] & I have found ourselves unexpectedly in chicago. for some reason you can’t keep us out of the car. we’re spending a little quality time with [J]’s family.

so instead of cutting the weekend recap short, I’m going to save it. for wednesday.

and tomorrow ..you won’t want to miss. [I worked on a project with a local iowa boutique, that I finally get to share].

there are a lot of exciting things coming up this month! all to be revealed ..soon.

small town iowa // LLinaBC.com

I hope you had the best holiday weekend. filled with many fireworks. and family.

I’m going to delay this “reality” thing one more day ..

see you tomorrow!

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the week in photos.

I hope you had the best independence day.

but more importantly, I hope you’re continuing the celebration into the weekend!

[J] & I are headed to my family reunion today. most people dread them, but I’m very much looking forward to it. and so is [J] ..he gets to golf all day.

but before we hit the road ..

the week in photos.

week in photos, july 5th // LLinaBC.com

my parents got a pair of new bikes. so [J] & I begged agreed to take their hand-me-downs. we went for a short ride on wednesday to test them out.

week in photos, july 5th // LLinaBC.com

you know the “I haven’t rode a bike since age 12, let’s see if I can still do this” ride? that was wednesday.

week in photos, july 5th // LLinaBC.com

since our joy ride was so successful. we decided to step it up on independence day. we dressed up in our red, white, & blue. and off we went ..

week in photos, july 5th // LLinaBC.com

ten miles later, we arrived at a parade. the kids were screaming for candy. but [J] & I were screaming for ..

week in photos, july 5th // LLinaBC.com

the bottles of water a local grocery store was handing out at the parade. what a genius idea!

then we had to ride ten miles back home ..

week in photos, july 5th // LLinaBC.com

we celebrated a successful return home with a glass of {grown-up pink lemonade}. and then I made a pitcher of it to take to the family reunion!

we must get on the road ..[thankful it’s only a two hour trip].

have the absolute best weekend.

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