The Monday Struggle

Sometimes I struggle with my Monday posts. I'm pretty predictable, in that I generally write about my weekend and what I was up to. But the struggle is in not just listing out what I did step by step, hour by hour. It takes talent to condense three days of happenings into one concise post that'll give readers a glimpse into my life, without boring them with the details only I care about. So here goes my best shot at it! Let me know how I did ;)

Don't ask me why, but Friday felt like a rough day at work for me. Maybe I was anticipating the weekend entirely too much, or just fed up from a long week, but the drive home felt like an eternity. Traffic was heavy, my brain was going a zillion miles a minute and I just couldn't wait to get home to Jared. Well that boy made coming home extra sweet because he surprised me with "just because" flowers and a fun dinner ready for us. It was all I needed to forget any worries I had and just enjoy a night in together.
sunflower arrangement

Saturday we had a family boating day as an (early) celebration for my in-law's 35th wedding anniversary. All of us headed out for a fun day at the lake early in the morning, praying the rain clouds away the best we could. 
on a boat

Our morning had a few showers, but it made for a few funny moments on the boats so we really couldn't complain. Luckily the rain was short-lived and for the rest of the afternoon we had plenty of sunshine, lots of tubing and more food than I should admit to eating. Hey, you work up an appetite being lazy on a boat all day, right?!
What a stud ;)
lake tubing
lake tubing
lake tubing wipeout
Probably my favorite picture from the day--- haha! Wipeout!


The guys

The gals
It's seriously hard to believe how fast June blew by me. I mentioned last week that I've really felt like I've focused on some goals and dreams this month, so perhaps that's why time is moving so rapidly. When you're making progress on things every.single.day. no matter how small- it makes the days flash by you and you've just gotta' hang on for the ride. Sunday night's sunset was just a happy reminder of the fun that's been had this month. June, you were good.
midwest sunset

I'm looking forward to a lot of awesome things in July… so bring it on :)

32 comments

  1. I love reading weekend recap blogs. And it sounds like you had a great one! I haven't been out on a boat in forever & seeing your fun pics really makes me want to plan a boating day soon! Have a great week!

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  2. Pretty sunset! I can't believe it's time for July either. Looks like you guys had fun on the boat!

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  3. I'd say you did a great job of recapping your weekend & making me jealous of your access to a boat. I seriously can't believe that it's July already. This time passing so quickly thing is starting to get a little ridiculous!

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  4. I'm gonna need the hilarious pictures of us in our towels ;) hahaha those are amazing. So glad we got to hang this weekend... and dance away the rain together ;) love you!!!

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  5. I love summer sunsets! They are always so beautiful and quite frequent these days. Glad you guys had a great time on the lake. - those pictures are hilarious!

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  6. What a fun way to celebrate their anniversary!! I have the same Monday struggle - especially when my flight is delayed and I don't get home until 2am on Sunday night :P. I can't believe July is here!!

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  7. Oh heeey skinny minnie, so glad you had fun on the boat! And what a great anniversary celebration :)

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  8. Boating is so much fun! Looks like you guys had a blast!

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  9. I love reading about everyone's weekend! I may not always have the time to post about mine, but I'm hoping life will slow down soon and I can get into a regular posting schedule.

    And I love the towel pictures! Looks like such a great weekend and way to celebrate!!

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  10. I love reading weekend recap blogs especially fun ones full of pictures. LOVES IT! It sound like you had a fabulous weekend! I too love the wipeout picture. :)

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  11. Yes lazy on the lake will do that do you. You eat and drink more than you should but hey isn't that the reason? ;) Glad you had fun!

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  12. Gorgeous sunset picture and I love those beautiful flowers. A tubing day sounds perfect to me. By the way, wonderful weekend recap - the perfect amount of detail. I know I often overdo it, but then I just remind myself - It's my blog! I can write whatever I want!

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  13. Yay - looks like lots of fun. And I'm so not sure where June went but bring on July!

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  14. Making me wish I had a weekend at the lake! I seriously can't remember the last time I went. Too fun!

    www.akmooresnapshots.blogspot.com

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  15. Looks like you had a pretty great weekend! I absolutely love going to the lake. It's been kind of hard though because our lakes are pretty much dried up.
    -Leslie

    www.withloveleslie.com

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  16. i agree - june flew by!! time can slow down anytime!! boating looks so fun!!

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  17. That looks like a perfect lake day to me!! And I am a serial weekend re-capper as well... always wondering if anyone is even remotely interested lol

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  18. I'm commenting again, because I'm not sure my first one went through.

    Anyway, I'm jealous that you were on a boat and I wasn't. Though I was poolside this weekend. And yes, June flew by. Since we get "summer hours" at work, I really want the rest of the summer to go slow. I'm telling ya, that extra hour off in the afternoon is soooo good for my sanity!

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  19. what a great weekend. That wipeout, so funny! I've always wanted to try that! One day...

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  20. So sweet of your husband to get your flowers :) They're beautiful, and just because flowers are simply the best kind!

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  21. 'Just because' gifts are the best kind!

    I'm so jealous you got to go boating - we still haven't gotten our pontoon out on the water yet!

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  22. hahaha--that tubing wipeout photo is too funny. Perfect timing! Looks like a fun weekend! (I also struggle to ever write a weekend recap post...so I pretty much gave up on writing one altogether.)

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  23. How funnnnnn! Love that action shot you got!

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  24. I've always wanted to go tubing but have never had the chance. On my bucket list! Ha! I have that same anchor tank - I love it! Beautiful sunset. Looks like a fun weekend.

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  25. That Jared. What a guy!! And that sparkly anchor shirt is adorbs!!!! :)

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  26. Love the first pic of your lovely husband and the lovely sunset. Looks like you had a blast!! Good news - it's a short week :)

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  27. That looks like such a fun weekend! And I totally know what you mean about Monday posts - I struggle with the balance between sharing photos and details about my weekend, but not so overwhelmingly so that readers get WAY too much...hmmm. I agree, where in the heck did June go?!

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  28. Just because flowers?! What a great start to your weekend. The boating pictures look so fun. It's so nice to get along with in-laws!

    Happy July!

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  29. What a perfect weekend friend. Jared definitely got it started on the right foot and you just can't be mad about being on a boat, even if there are a few showers.

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  30. Great pictures, especially the wipe out one! I still haven't done my "Monday" post this week. Even though it was a full one, I have about 2 pictures. Blogger fail.

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  31. I want just because flowers.. or maybe "just because I swept the kitchen floor".

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