Finally sharing some of our Tahiti pictures!!! We had such a blast in Tahiti – like seriously SO much fun. We were first at Le Taha’a Island Resort in one of their over the water bungalows. The kids were going nuts and were soo excited. We would pretty much swim and jump off our deck all day long. We did snorkeling, took a long nap on our raft, went kayaking, ate lots of yummy food and drank one too many pina coladas 🙂 so many fun memories made on this trip. And to anyone considering doing this with kids, they set up a net around our bungalow and had a gate that had to be opened to get down to the water – so I did feel really safe with the kids being so close to water. Also, we were literally just always with them so it was never a worry.

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Photos from Fun in the Sun : Tahiti Travel Diary

I wanted to share some pictures from our backpacking/camping trip and also share the gear we brought with us! A lot of you had asked about the gear we brought so hopefully this answers all your questions! We had Rosie in a carrier and David carrying all of our stuff in a backpacking backpack. Atticus hiked on his own with a water backpack. It was 2.2 miles up and 2.2 miles down so we were really proud of Atticus and how well he did on his first big hike. We started just above Silver Lake Flat and hiked up to Silver Lake (there are two Silver Lakes but the second you have to hike to which is where we went!) The way up was kind of rough for me because the night before I got food poisoning and was throwing up alllll night and all morning..

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Photos from Summer Camping Trip Essentials

How was your Fourth of July!!! We pretty much do the same thing every year – we are always in Utah with David’s fam and we hang at my brother in laws for fireworks and swimming/playing. We also went to Vivian Park up the canyon this time and had a picnic and let the kids play in the river. I wore this rugby polo from J. Crew which is on sale! I am tempted to get it in more colors because I loved it so much. I do wish I would have gotten one size bigger – I am wearing a small here and I wish it were a tiny bit baggier.

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Photos from Fourth of July Recap

Well here I am watching bachelorette and doing my blog post! Pretty sure this is becoming a tradition. Also I am sorry I have really gotten off track with my series that I started at the beginning of the year! I am hoping to pick back up after summer 🙂 But now back to bachelorette – it is bugging me soo bad that they are making such a big deal of colton being a virgin?! like whyyyyy does that have to be portrayed as such a bad thing and need to be announced at all? I find it so annoying!

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Photos from Summertime in Utah

Sheesh that weekend went by fast!!! We spent ours at home mostly watching the kids play on their big inflatable thing for hours on end. Had a girls night with my sisters. Watched Fauda. Nothing else too exciting! I did start reading You Are A Bad Ass finally – I bought it to listen to forever ago and am finally getting around to it, I love it so far!!! It is also a pretty quick listen, I feel like I just started and I am already almost half way done. I think if you have it at 1.5x talking speed it is just under or over 5 hrs of listening time.

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Photos from A Forest of Flowers

With Fourth of July coming up soon I thought I would share some old Fourth of July looks and just some patriotic looks from the past! What is everyone’s plans for the Fourth?! Every year we go up to Utah to be with David’s family so we are excited to go do that! Recently I totally splurged and bought this giant inflatable for the kids this summer since we don’t have a pool yet. So we are going to bring that with us for the cousins to all play on! It has so far been the best purchase ever. The kids played on it for a solid 3 hours straight and I KID YOU NOT were CRACKING up the entire time!!! They kept having one go half way up the slide and the other go down knocking the other person down … they thought it was absolutely hysterical and I …

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Photos from Fourth of July Flashback

I wanted to share some of the photos we took in Seattle because I really loved this top and got soo many compliments on it while we were out and about walking around! And also just because it was a fun day! My aunt and uncle took us out on their yacht (well they aren’t actually my aunt and uncle.. they are like my mom’s second cousins so I have no idea what that is to me but I call them my aunt and uncle!) They took us out last time I was in Seattle for a family reunion and they took us to see all of the beautiful homes along the water – it was BEAUTIFUL! This time they took us to the locks which is where you get dropped down into the ocean from Lake Washington! It was really cool to see it take you down!

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Photos from Sailing in Seattle

AHHH! Peony pics!!!! I had been dreaming of going to Washington to see the peonies for ages ever since I heard you could go pick them! It was so dreamy I kept pinching myself. The first farm we went to wishes to remain private but she was the best host for the day and took the kids all over the farm on the tractors, got us fresh strawberries from the farm next door, and was just so great to us. The next farm we went to was called Pure Peonies and anyone can go and tour or pick them! It is so so so beautiful so I highly recommend it! It started raining by the time we got to the second farm but it was still so amazing.

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Photos from Peonies for Days

Okay guys I know I have been slacking on actually keeping you guys up to date on this whole book club thing!!! I casually said that in May I was reading The Power of Now and I absolutely loved it so I wanted to share a bit about why I loved it. I first listened to Eckhart Tolle on Oprah’s Supersoul Podcast and was absolutely in love with everything he talked about. It had my wheels spinning all week because I was so intrigued. I started reading a bit more about him and read a bunch of quotes by him and decided to finally read his book! This is actually just one of his books and I really want to read the others now. The book is about spiritual enlightenment and learning to be fully present which is something you guys know I have really been working on.

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Photos from May Book Club Discussion : The Power of Now

How is everybody’s June going?! I can’t believe its almost July and time for our annual trip to Utah for the Fourth! We just got back from Tahiti and it was incredible – I will do a separate post on that! But today I have a 12 things for you. Yesterday David made thee most bomb cake for Atticus for his birthday! Like wow I was so impressed. He whipped it up shockingly fast and it was like straight out of Pinterest.

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Photos from June: 12 Things

A lot of you have asked about my fitness routine and I wanted to share what I did to gain muscle, what my fitness routine is like currently, and a bit about my diet. I had talked to you guys a while ago (I think it was New Years Eve ish?!) how I wanted to gain muscle! I have always been into fitness for the sake of being healthy but have never made muscle mass my main priority. I first started just lifting weights at the gym which was fine but I did feel a little lost some days or like I was doing the same thing over and over. I decided to try out the PWR program on the Sweat app.

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Photos from How I Gained Muscle!