Festive weekend

I’m so happy Mike and Jenna are here!! 🙂

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Being with family makes my heart sing with happiness.

I’m enjoying our time together to the fullest in bed feeling semi-rotten. What kind of nasty trend is this: Every summer (I’m not kidding, every summer) when I start work, within the first two weeks of my new job I get sick for 3 days. This unfortunate trend revives again in full force this year!

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I’m so sick that this is how my mom comes to check up on me. Paranoid much?
(I’m just kidding. She’s a hard working granny doing yard work protecting her airways. Good job mama.)

We got a chance to do all the fun stuff though before my health took a turn for the worse… boating, waterskiing, christening Mike’s new grill, Fourth of July barbeque, and celebrating Mike’s birthday! 🙂

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…with an incredibly good Italian chocolate cake

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Chocolate lovers, rejoice.
Someday this recipe may end up here in the Recipes section of this blog 😉

While Mike likes to spend his time doing his macho masculine building things, I was joined by Jenna and my mama for a short circuit style workout 🙂

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Quick and effective, and I loved having the company! I usually don’t like to work out with other people (unless it’s a group exercise class like yoga or kangoo where I tend to zone everyone out quite efficiently) but Jenna is a huge exception. Running with Jenna is a pure joy, while running with my boyfriend? Let’s just say I nearly pushed him in a bush last time we tried that activity together (Sorry Lars…)

The weekend also included stringing some birch branches together to make a cohesive bouquet of shrub that Finns like to violently hit themselves with while in the Sauna.

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It’s what we like…

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