summatime ... out of control / by jen geigley

It's hot. Hello summer! What have you been up to? We've been meeting up with pals at the wading pool. I am lucky to have a bunch of rad fellow mom-friends who all have kids around the same age. So when we kick it poolside, we all feel pretty lucky and try not to take these awesome summer days for granted. (Because really ... these could be the best days of our lives.)
We've been making lots of pancakes again. This girl has had so much practice that she can almost do all of the ingredient pouring and mixing by herself.
Bo surprised me last weekend with this amazingly cool beach cruiser. The colors are perfect. I'm in love. (If only we had a beach!)
And I've been running. I've totally been afraid to even say that until I felt like I was going to stick with it, but a few girlfriends and I started a program way back in April (and I reluctantly agreed to commit for eight weeks.) Somehow, eight weeks has come and gone and now we're going to be working up to a 10k. Which is something I honestly thought would be impossible. (If you knew me in high school, you know I was never a runner.) Together, we get up at o-dark-thirty, encounter all sorts of wildlife on our route, chat about the day ahead ... and for me, it's really all about my friends. I wouldn't be doing this if it weren't for them. There's no better motivator than a bunch of chicks waiting for you on the trails who will totally hunt you down if you decide to skip out! Or make fun of you if you oversleep. ;)