Raves and Faves: JULY

Here is my Top 7 (yes, 7) list of July loves. In other words, another chance to List thing-ys. *claps*

1. On the first day of July, I went and QUIT my job.  Best Rave and Fave of all time but a sub par picture to go with it.

A sidenote:  I brought donuts into the office to say farewell.  An engineer dude, that I *have NEVER met before in my nine years of service at the company* followed me all the way from the parking lot to my desk to take the *FIRST* donut and wish me “Many congratulations on whatever you’re celebrating and thanks so much because I was starving!”.

I mean, really?  Come on now.

2. Kickin’ it old school with this mini backpack.  It’s been perfect for our day hikes in the mountains and bike rides into town.  Plus,  I’ve had it since college – it was a gift from my cousin.  It’s nice to have an old comfort along when you are exploring something new, you know?

3.  Hubs purchased a bike (and an enormous helmet but don’t give him a hard time because he has a lot of brains to protect underneath that thing).

Now that we both have bikes, we take nerdy bike rides together and even have matching water bottles.  Yep, we are THAT couple.

4. There is free coffee, hot chocolate and tea at our leasing office.  You guys, did you hear me?  It’s FREE.  I don’t even really like coffee but free coffee tastes pretty incredible so why not make it (a very large) part of my day?

5.  We made our first friends.  Somehow, they found us remotely endearing and so they’ve let us tag along with them a few times, which is all kinds of considerate.

By the way.  Our first friends aren’t going to last, because they move back to Chicago at the end of the week.  So Super Sad.

6.  I dragged my squishy arse out before the sun rose to meet a few total lunatics at the base of a MOUNTAIN to start a run.  I *assume* the sunrise was absolutely magical in the midst of the Flatirons…but I was too focused on the ankle twisting path in front of me, as well as the dark thicket concealing a flash mob of Minnesotan-flesh craving mountains lions.  I survived and that my friends, is something to rave about.

7.  Hubs and I’ve been biking to outdoor yoga on Sunday mornings.  I can’t tell you how moved I feel; standing in a courtyard, under the sun, with the mountains encouraging me and the breeze feathering my face.  It fills my soul right to the very tippy top.

I would venture to say that not everyone walks away from this yoga experience with that same perspective, which I admit is my fault.

July baked on by but the window to August is wide open and it’s looking to be oh so lovely already.

19 thoughts on “Raves and Faves: JULY

  1. Congrats on the donut and whatever it was you were celebrating! Also, the outdoor yoga even has The Hubs hooked, even though he stands out as a pale, inflexible dude among a lot of fit, tan chicas.

    And free coffee? Yes, please! I’ll even forgo my coffee snobness in order to score a free cup.

    Finally, we LOVE our new neighbor friends, but HATE the cruel irony of having to say goodbye to our first Boulder friends after just saying goodbye to our great Rochester friends. Just. Isn’t. Fair.

  2. Your yoga pic totally made me laugh out loud! I assume that you did NOT faceplant yourself and that you are indeed supposed to be a position that would cause me to break my nose. I bet that’s how you have such toned arm muscles, isn’t it??

  3. Our friednship is TOO gonna last! And you will be flying straight out to Volo IL to have it reinforced! Aint’ no mountain high enough to break this friendship!

  4. you are the coolest…it is my dream to have such swell times (and a hubs that goes along with things like hiking, biking, yoga etc.) so way to go you two!

  5. That was one snazzy yoga pose…that would totally be me. Congrats on already making new friends! Good friends are hard to come by and it’s sad when you have to leave them behind, even if it’s for the awesomeness of Colorado! Hope you guys are still doing well.

  6. Ike is enamored with your newest dog friend! But what’s with friends moving all over the place!? :) Hope August is also filled with biking, hiking, and camel toein-….I mean yoga-ing.

    • Ike would totally be crushin’ on this new lady dog – her name is Olivia and I’ll put in a good word for him (I won’t mention the elf shoes!). Love live the camel toe! *oooorr maybe Hubs will let me buy new pants*

  7. Camel toe. Tut Tut Trielle. I remember when you told me what it meant. EEK! SIL is the most perfect gentleman and embodies kindness. That’s why he needs a helmet to protect his great brain. Loving all of you. lv mamap

  8. Awesome raves and faves… thanks for sharing the outdoor pics with … I miss the mountains *A LOT!* Hey Zack… if that helmet gets smaller… let me know… I will hook you up with a turban… have a few spare ones :) They are adjustable… helmets $$$, turban $$ – easier on the pocket too. We really truly dearly miss you all. Candice, we all can learn some cool yoga tricks from you… I have never seen that one before lol!

    • Gord, enjoyed your comment! If we ever need a turban, we know we can go straight to the source! Sending our love back to MN!

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