the dog days of summer

It was a swampy, humid weekend here in NNY the past few days, and I'm feeling pretty grateful for the rain we had overnight and this morning. I'm sure it'll get more humid as the day goes on, but right now, the cooler breeze has me feeling pretty darn happy! I'm linking up today with B Loved Boston for Weekending.

We had a relaxing weekend overall, which started early (4 AM) on Saturday for my 14-mile run. Emily and I started at the house (she lives across the street), and we ran into Watertown, looping a bit, running part of the Black River trail and finishing near her work. It's the longest run I've done thus far, and as much as my body hurts, I'm so proud that I did it!

We went to the zoo later that morning with Mareike, Marie and baby Ava, and then the boys had a long two-hour nap, affording mommy a nap, too! I slept a full hour and a half in the middle of the day, and it was glorious. The latter half of the afternoon was spent doing grocery shopping, playing with the water table and running around like little mad men.

Sunday was a pretty laid-back day, too. We went to Alexandria Bay in the morning to play at the playground, and the boys had the time of their lives. They never cease to amaze me with how much energy they have, and how every single time they visit is like the first time. I love watching them play. They both had good naps, and then we went to the Blizzard Barn for a pre-dinner treat, before playing again in the back yard.

I've said it once, and I'm sure I'll say it a million more times...weekends are the hardest during deployment. Having the boys by myself for 48 hours is no joke. Stay-at-home mamas, I salute you. I love these little men more than life itself, but they are downright exhausting! Regardless, we had a fun weekend, and I look forward to the next one with my sweet boys.

I hope you all had wonderful weekends, too!


  1. So fun! Good for you and your 14 mile run! (Followed by a trip to the zoo no less!) I bet the weekends are the toughest part. I do stay home, but I am so thankful when Hubs is able to come home and help out. Hang in there, Mama! You are rocking this deployment!

  2. Ok, you lost me at 14 miles run at 4 am! What?! Then you went to the zoo? You are super woman girl!

  3. Wow, a 14 mile run! That's impressive! Looks like the playground was a hit! :)

  4. you go girl for getting up that early! my friend and i do long runs when we are training for things, but we always start late, like 6 or 7 which means we are running way too late. i need to convince her to get up earlier ;)

  5. You are rocking it with your runs. I don't think I have ever ran that far. ha. Great photos from the weekend!

  6. I am thoroughly impressed that you got up at 4am to run. I told myself to get up at 6am to run and so far that hasn't happened! Well done, girl!