Friday, June 27, 2014

Five Things Friday 6.27.14

Hi Everyone! Let's jump right into some updates, shall we? :)

1. Vacation!
I decided to take the whole week off from work next week! For nothing in particular, just a break for some time off work to relax and partake in some fun activities around the city. I've never taken multiple days off work, let alone a whole week, with no real plans but I'm kinda excited! We plan on checking a few things off our Summer Bucket List.

2. Summer Bucket List
Speaking of our summer bucket list, we've been busy checking many things off the list!


Playing at the Ashby Park splash pad with Charlotte and Summer

Many visits to the local pools.


Visits to the Farmer's Market

Attending the Juneteeth Parade

Counting all the money from her piggy bank.

3. Waukee Little Free Library
I've been checking in at Ridge Point Park periodically to keep up on the inventory of the new Little Free Library in our community. I've seen some great turnover and lots of the original books aren't there anymore. That means people are visiting! And I'm hoping the interest and visitors increase once our news interview is aired! For you locals, don't forget to set your DVR on Monday, June 30th, for the 5:00pm news on WHO-TV Channel 13. You might even see Little Miss saying a few words, too!

4. HLS
I'm definitely not wishing away summer, but I'm already really excited for September to get here! That's because I'll be attending the Healthy Living Summit again this year! The host city for the 2014 summit is Madison, WI. A new to me city so I'm really pumped to check out some Madison favorites.

And some more fun news, I'm not just attending the summit this year, but I'll also be speaking! I actually didn't plan on it but was really excited when Heather, one of the planners reached out to me and asked if I'd like to be a speaker on the panel discussing the topic, Maintaining a Healthy Family. I'm super stoked to speak on this topic and would love for you to join me! There's still a few days left to register and get your early bird tickets. Jump on over here to learn more details! Prices go up July 5 so don't wait too long!

5. A trip back home to Mom and Dad's
To kick off our little vacation week, we're headed home for the weekend! It's been a few weeks since we've been back there and I'm pretty excited. Summer is my favorite time to visit because there's always lots of fun little things to do (ice cream from the Purple Cow, relax on the deck, and working in and harvesting the garden) and good food (s'mores around the backyard fire, grilled foods and fresh vegetable salads)! Heritage Days, the summer town festival in Pocahontas, is also going on this weekend so it should be a fun weekend!

Whatever you are doing this weekend, I hope it's a good one!

Linking up with Clare for 5 Things Friday.