12 July 2019

Moments 07 19 :: Week 02

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Quick and very spicy dinner with some of our favorites before they headed to Summerfest.

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The Saturday am bike gang. Brian left for Japan Saturday morning, so it was just me this week. Another fun ride with a very patient group of people.

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The USA women's soccer team won the World Cup. So exciting!

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Stealth mode.

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Once a month in the summer, downtown Milwaukee hosts a Night Market. We went later than we would have liked but H had to work. Super crowded, but a fun thing to do.

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C participated in an Ajax Coaching Academy soccer camp this week with one of his club soccer friends. I imagine this may be one of his last soccer camps since he'll be starting high school, which is kind of sad. He absolutely loved it.

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Hanging out with Sonny Silooy. A seriously fun week.

05 July 2019

4th of July

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What a great 4th of July it was. H had to work from 12pm-6pm, so we decided to stick closer to home for most the day. We went to the Whitefish Bay parade for the first time ever. It was so much fun! My friend lives near the route. We parked our bikes in her garage, then went to their house after for a bit. C ended up hanging out with a bunch of friends and coming home later in the afternoon. In the evening, we went out to Chenequa and met the family for dinner and fireworks. Such a perfect setting. Such a great day.

Moments 07 19 :: Week 01

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Maiden voyage on the bicycles last weekend. Nice little ride up to Thiensville.

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Last month I agreed to do a 1-mile a day challenge. This one joined me every day except one at the beginning, before I decided it to make it our thing. We both loved it, and have been keeping it up. Unfortunately, the Storm guy is good for the .75 mile loop, then is done. So it's been just Gretel and me.

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H & C both had a free day on Monday! They road their bikes and went fishing. Caught a rock bass that they grilled up. We've been limiting it to one fish a week, because .... the river.

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In the afternoon, we went strawberry picking!

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I love that these guys still want to join me to do this.

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We had picked up a pool at the hardware store and tried to get Gretel in it. She used to love these things, but wasn't too sure about it this time around.

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Brian, Scott & I rode bikes down to Summerfest. (photo from Scott's IG feed)

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Saw Chvrches, which was amazing. Also saw a couple songs by Young the Giant. Also incredible. Such a great night.

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Just a peaceful moment this week that I wanted to remember.

28 June 2019

Moments 06 19 :: Week 04

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We finally opened up the patio! For the next 2-3 months, this is where you'll find us. We usually have everything set up Memorial Day weekend. We are super late this year. Mainly because of the weather.

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Thank goodness we bought some outdoor blankets. It was still cold. And, this was the first official day of summer, mind you.

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Yep, we pretty much stayed out there all night. Even the dogs loved it.

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Biergarten bike crawl stop one - Hubbard Park. (Check Brews the dog out, haha!)

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Stop number 2 - Estabrook Biergarden. There threats of rain all day. In fact, it did rain a little bit. But we still had an absolute blast.

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Love catching a peek of this guy while he's at work.

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C and his friend rode their bikes to Kletsch Park and went fishing the other day. They caught a blue gill, brought it home, cleaned and gutted it, started a fire and fried it up. So funny.

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H got home right in time to try it.

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It was a rainy Shorewood Criterium. Too bad, this is one of my favorite events of the summer. We were still able to see the women's event. Men's was cancelled because it just got too late after all of the delays. Still had a great dinner together and ran into friends. It was fun.

21 June 2019

Moments 06 19 :: Week 03

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The season is not quite over (one more game this weekend), and tryouts just finished, but last weekend we celebrated the end of a great season. These guys have come so far in the past couple years and it’s been really fun watching them earn some well-deserved successes this spring. U15 soccer is no joke and often not easy. These boys and their families make it okay though. Rarely do you hear arguing on the field and none of them have an ego. We’ve even been complimented several times by other teams parents on what a nice team they are to play against. Seriously, they are an amazing group of people.

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Shenanigans.

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Never enough soccer. Even H joined in the fun.

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Happy Father's Day to this guy! C made breakfast in bed. Avocado toast two ways, fruit salad, an oreo oatmilk cappuccino, and even folded an origami bird for the napkin.

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Went out for Vietnamese lunch. Love this picture.

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Flashback photo of Brian. Probably C's first day home from the hospital.

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And here they are now.

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My dad, circa 1986 maybe?

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And now.

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Something super exciting happened. H started flight lessons this week. Definitely living his dream.

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And this guy finished CrossFit Elements and will be joining me this summer. I cannot wait.

14 June 2019

Moments 06 19 :: Week 02

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Sleeping beauty.

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Oh hey, H!

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Took the covers off the furniture and this one wasted no time hopping on her favorite spot.

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The last day of 8th grade deserves a celebration lunch.

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Lobster, of course!

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Can't believe we have two high schoolers.

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Nina, Papa and Grandma all came to C's 8th grade promotion ceremony.

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Proud parents. This kid killed it.

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<3<3<3

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It's official.

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Happy family.

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And yes, I made him do this. The next day was H's last day of school. One exam -- his final lifeguarding test. Right in time to start work later that evening at The Town Club.