Thursday, June 27, 2013

The New Place!

I'll share some proper photos of my new place soon, but this last week and a half has basically consisted of walking around Sloan's Lake and as much patio time as possible!
I was worried about Buddy & Oliver getting along since their initial meeting was a little rocky, but now they are real pals! They sleep in each others beds, eat each others food and while Buddy is guarding the front door, Oliver takes the back!
I am SO loving all the "luxuries" - a yard, air conditioning, a laundry room, a dishwasher, a garage!  

And instead of my weekend mornings consisting of getting up to workout Oliver and take him to the bathroom, I can brew some coffee, make breakfast and just open the patio door! And look at him just resting there. Love it!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Olson-Summerfield Book Club Update!

 The Olson-Summerfield book club has been the most fun Beth & I have had while living 1,367 miles apart! We started the end of May, and within 30 days, we had finished & discussed 4 books! That has got to be a book club record of some kind!
This weekend, we started book 5, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk and Beth made the highly anticipated announcement for book 6! Okay, yes I slept through the middle of the first book, but since then, it's been a real fun time! At this rate, I better pick my next book!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Lykkelig Fars Dag!

So, I'm a day late on this, but Happy Father's Day or if you'd prefer, "Lykkelig Fars Dag!"
I am so thankful for a father named Bob who is so giving and supportive and who will literally do anything for me...fix my foreign car, help me with crafts, drive me across the country, dogsit when I really need help! The list goes on and on and I sure am one lucky daughter!
(The best way to take a picture with Bob Olson is to sneak up behind him and have someone snap a picture you know.)

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Oh, Karley

As people here in Denver melt through 100 degree days and uncomfortably warm nights, somewhere up in Duluth, Minnesota, sits a girl...under a wool blanket, fire place roaring, hot cup of coffee in hand.
Karley text me this picture and I almost fainted. If I hadn't already been sweating, this would've definitely made me start!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

weekend + week

This was my entire weekend.
1. packing
2. tiring Oliver out
3. Oh, and reading Big Brother for the Olson-Summerfield book club
And if you need to find me before my move on Sunday, I'll be doing the exact same things, except we're onto book four: Circles Around the Sun

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Kickball: Hawaiian Edition

Monday was our last kickball game of the season! Can you guess the theme? Ha! Kari made me give away some leis because I really had an extreme amount on at the beginning of the night.
We *almost* won & I didn't have to constantly miss fly balls because I appointed myself the catcher. All in all, it was a pretty premium game!

the weekend

Loren & I combined so many of my favorite things into last Saturday morning: tennis, book talking, mimosas and sweets, oh, and how could I forget shrimp!
I found a recipe for the above "cookies" on pinterest a few weeks ago, so we decided to give them a go! The main ingredient is cashews + oats, plus some natural-type sweeteners. They were good, but we both agreed that they were no substitute for the real thing.

This photo had to be documented! I'm not holding the leash and there he sits!
Sunday night was this season's first Jazz in the Park! Our no-book book club met up and had the most fun night! The wine flowed & the snacks were abundant. Such a fun group of ladies!

And then there's Monday morning.....