Monday, July 20, 2015

The news from here

It's funny.  I took Ollie to a friend of mine's house for a playdate over the weekend and we hadn't seen each other for awhile, so naturally she asked what was new and what we'd been up to.  And I said "man, I feel like we have been really busy this summer, but I can't figure out with what!" When I list off the things we've been up to, it really doesn't sound like we've been doing much, yet, we've been filling our days pretty well.  Anyway, I thought I'd just share a little of what's new here to kind of check in.  It's hard to believe we're kind of at the midway point of summer!

-We've been playing lots of disc golf.  We have made a rule for ourselves that every couple of weeks we have to try a new to us course.  So far we've tried one new one, ha.  There's a course at a park about five minutes from our house so a lot of times we pick that one out of ease!

-Ollie is starting swimming lessons this week which is both exciting and anxiety inducing for mama.  It's not that I'm afraid he won't love it or will have a problem - the boy is a fish, that will be no worry at all.  It's the whole timing thing, gotta get dinner on the table, get packed up and head out by a certain time.  It'll be a good exercise in being organized and prepared!  

-On Friday I enjoyed a nice day off.  I finally had a chance to attend a Social Media Breakfast event, it's a great event sponsored by some marketing firms in Minneapolis, it's all about networking and learning to make social media work better for you while enjoying a little bit of breakfast!  I really enjoyed learning more about social media and marketing (and drinking a mimosa!) After that event I enjoyed a pedicure with a good blogger friend of mine, Jen from Wonderfully Unkempt.  Then I picked up my boy and had a nice afternoon with him!

-CSA season is in full swing at our house and we're loving it.  The addition of a cheese share this year has been the best thing ever.  We're just loving having fresh veggies and eggs.  I'll be sharing some of our latest eats later this week.  

-I attended a fun event yesterday at a new to me brewery.  Laura from One Girl, Two Cities hosted a "Tweet Up" for some of us active Minneapolis Twitter folks at Insight Brewing.  It's a great space and the beer was delicious.  I'll be making a return trip soon with Nate because I know he'll love it too and bonus, it really isn't far from our house!

-Speaking of beer, Nate's been brewing a bit to try to get ready for our annual Oktoberfest.  He has a schedule for what he's brewing and when for the rest of the summer.  It'll be a little intense, but I'm so excited for what he's rolling out this year!  

-You might remember my post about the hypothetical bridge I wanted to cross.  Sadly that bridge was closed to me, but I decided what was on the other side maybe wasn't for the best.  I am still searching for other bridges to cross though.  I'll find the right one.

-The bridge I want to cross in terms of blog changes is getting closer though!  I'd say I'm about halfway across the bridge.  I want to do this right so I'm not rushing to get to the other side quite yet. We're very close, Nate's been helping me a ton.  I've set a "go live" date of August 1st, so we're just about two weeks from the big reveal.  If I feel things are ready sooner we'll roll it out sooner, but that's our goal right now.  I promise I won't just sit here and talk non-stop about it, but who are we kidding, I'm kind of antsy pants about it, I just can't wait to share!

So that's kind of the news from here!  Like I said, we're busy, but I feel like it isn't HUGE things keeping us busy.  It's just kind of life.  We take it as it comes and it certainly hasn't been boring.  It's been a pretty decent summer so far.  What's new with you?

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