the week in photos.

it’s friday!

and thee very last day of may.

I was sure we were still in the month of april. if my memory serves me right, the rhyme goes “april showers bring may flowers”. I haven’t seen a dang flower. and it’s rained every single day this month. [only slight exaggeration]. it’s awful. my heart goes out to those who are affected by the flooding. so many people here in iowa. sadly, there’s no end to the rain in sight.

let’s ‘week in photos’ it.

week in photos, may 31 //

this has been the staple view out my window. it’s not fog. it’s a heavy downpour. ugh!

week in photos, may 31 //

[J] refused to let the rain get him down. and brought summer to his wardrobe. love the color combo! [dress to impress at the grocery store].

week in photos, may 31 //

my approach to bringing summer: booze. a carefully, hand-selected 6 pack of summery beers. [my favorite: {strawberry harvest lager} by abita].

week in photos, may 31 //

and when we finally saw a break in the rain, we went walked to the movie theater. to see hangover 3. it’s been getting mixed reviews. but going by my laugh-o-meter, I enjoyed it. [our red solo cups are filled with water, of course. and yes, I said laugh-o-meter].

week in photos, may 31 //

and mother nature also thought it was time for me to get some exercise. so she held off the rain just long enough for our soccer game last night. wasn’t that nice of her? 


{blog every day in may}

“a vivid memory”.

I got an elbow to the face in the aforementioned soccer game. very vivid. last night there was a tiny, slightly bloody scrape on my lip. and I’m scared to look in the mirror this morning. I love look at me, I’m tough battle wounds. don’t get me wrong. but not on the face people! I’m too old to rock a fat lip. and if I did, people would immediately assume relationship abuse. because what a 25 year old can’t be involved in contact sports? and for the record, [J]’s out of town. haha. [I laugh at my own jokes].

that’s it.

thank you jenni from {story of my life} for putting together such a fun challenge.

I was successful. I blogged every single day in may. pat on the back.

see you in june!


the day I formally met my wake-up call.

my body definitely overreacts when met with too much booze. or compared to my early 20’s. hangovers hurt then, but now they scare me.

the same goes for working out. I have been “athletic” all my life; from soccer, to dance, softball, track, and even a little basketball. if I took time off, I could jump back in with no problem.


I recently joined a coed soccer league. I miss playing. and I figured it’d be a great way to meet people in my new town. I worked out a little before the first game. rookie mistake. I was sore for nearly a week. the second game was in freezing cold weather [literally 25°F & snowing] ..& I cramped up before it even started. I’m still paying for that one.

my point: I have always worked out & played sports in the past because it made me feel good & was fun. and now ..I must workout because it’s essential. my body works better for me when it’s active & healthy.

I’m not old, by any means. but apparently, I’m not young enough to be ‘faux in shape’. any longer.

turning a new leaf
nothing like new gear to get me motivated.

on that note – I’m off to the gym. a little run. a lot of stretch.

how do you stay motivated to workout? do you have a daily routine? did you experience an ‘ah ha/oh no’ moment, like me?

happy wednesday all.


the week in photos.

happy friday all.

last night, [J] & I played in a coed soccer game. I had hoped it wasn’t cancelled because of the rain. then we arrived. the temperature said 37°. the wind took your breath away. it started snowing. and I soon began to regret wanting to play. it was awful. let’s just say, [J] & I went directly to target after our game for icy hot, heating pads, and gatorade.

onto ‘the week in photos’ ..


cozy, carb-filled lunch on a cold, rainy day.


[J] & I finally got reusable caribou coffee cups. we go there so often. we now have beautiful, environmentally-friendly transporters of our coffee. it’s the little things in life.


this was on our way to our soccer game. I thought I was excited.


it looks bright & green. don’t let that fool you. brrrrr!


[J] & I have spent the majority of our morning watching the news. it is absolutely surreal what has/is happening. our thoughts are with boston.



have an amazing weekend.