Back-to-Back Wrap Ups

Who would have thought? Last week’s measly three posts were courtesy of a very busy week… busy but productive! So I’d like to tell you about my equally busy weekend.

Friday

Friday got started early again with lunch and a facility tour of where my father-in-law works. It was a unique tour because I not only saw the offices, I also got to see the manufacturing plant and a testing lab. I love facility tours and have had the opportunity to visit a few manufacturing facilities both large and small and it’s really fun to get that perspective.

Saturday

On Saturday, Brad and I pursued  an offer on my Mazda and I ended up saying goodbye to my CX-5 (it was a good car) and saying hello to a new Chevy Volt (it is also a good car!).

A well-trained eye can spot the OmniPod.

My mom arrived at our house on Saturday evening after visiting with her new granddaughter and the rest of my brother’s family. She spent the night at our place in order to take a road trip with me on Sunday.

On Saturday, I also for the Low Transmitter Battery alert on my Dexcom and I’m calling to get a replacement today. My battery lasted about a year, which is amazing because they’re really only expected to last for 6 months. I wish they were rechargeable. *sigh*

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A Weekend Wrap Up and New Shades

A weekend wrap-up on Wednesday? You bet!

I would have posted this yesterday but d-blog check prompted me to write about diabetes stuff.

If you follow me on Twitter you probably saw that I have a brand new niece as of last night. As of now, I have three nieces and one nephew. But soon enough, I’ll have a second nephew! He’s still cooking though and won’t be here until the fall. I love being an aunt.

Anyway, I’ve got to tell you about my weekend!

Friday

My weekend started off on Friday with the delivery of my brand new, super sweet, complimentary Firmoo sunglasses. The folks at Frimoo offered me a free set of glasses or sunglasses to try out, so I went for a new pair of shades. I got regular sunglasses (this pair to be precise), but they offer prescription sunglasses as well.

I was excited for my sunglasses, but I was extra impressed by what they arrived with. My sunglasses came in a cool map hard-side case with a cleaning cloth, a protective sleeve and a handy tool. I put on my spiffy shades and left work early (yay summer Fridays!) to find my in-laws waiting for me at my house (this was planned in case you were concerned).

We had a nice visit with them and appreciated that they came to see us since they were in Cleveland anyway.

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Quiet Weekends

I love exciting weekends that include traveling, visiting friends/family or tackling house projects, but sometimes you just can’t beat a nice quiet weekend.

This weekend, I got to spend some quality time with Brad. We also got some yard work done and I tackled the weepy cherry tree out front that was attempting to take over the front porch. “Yes, welcome to my home. Please step over the tree branches.”

I spent a little quality time for myself also that included reading, watching a chick flick, a little sewing and browsing Pinterest.

We also got some errands done

Apparently Giant Eagle is just giving stuff away now

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Wedding Weekend Wrap-Up

I hope everyone else had a wonderful weekend! From the looks of my social feeds, most of my friends were in weddings or running marathons… I think a few did both!

Although I did do a lot of running, some of which was done in heels, I was only in a wedding this weekend.

Brad and I took a half day off on Friday and headed across the state to help prepare for mom’s wedding and rehearse. We got the church and reception hall decked out and ran through the wedding before enjoying a relaxed dinner with the rest of the wedding party.

On Saturday morning, my sister and I left our hotel and me our mom at the hair salon for coffee/tea and hairstyles. When finishing up at the reception desk of the salon, I set the hanger I was holding on the counter and didn’t realize there were tealights on the counter and I caught the hanger on fire! It was more funny than dangerous, I quickly put out the hanger and we all had a good laugh about it, but boy was I glad that the reception candles were LED!

Before heading back to our hotel to pick up our men, my sister and I took a little trip down memory lane. Since we used to live in the town where my mom was married, we stopped by a couple of places that held a lot of memories for us, including driving by our old house. It brought back memories of our shared pink bedroom with Disney’s Beauty and the Beast border on the walls and the swing set that my dad built in the backyard.

I love this photo of my mom that I captured in the bridal room.

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K-Couple Photo-Filled Weekend

Welcome to my (Tuesday) weekend wrap-up!

Friday

My busy weekend started on Friday with a trip to Mount Union’s beautiful rain-soaked campus to chat with an Advanced Public Relations class. I love talking with students and sharing with them some of the things that I learned the hard way or that I wish someone had told me when I was sitting in their desks.

After my presentation, I braved the rain again to stop at Green Farms market, a wonderful little store that smells like fresh fruit, to pick up a few things. Including some farm-fresh goodness that Brad has been unable to find since we moved “up north.”

Saturday

Saturday we made the trip south again (3rd time in one week for me) to see my brother-in-law and his girlfriend off to her senior prom, have a double date with my in-laws and crash at their place for Sunday’s wedding.

We sent the swanky looking couple off to the dance in our car after playing paparazzi. Brad’s an excellent photographer and I’m pretty good at identifying shots and posing people, so we made a good team. (And practiced a little for Sunday’s wedding.)

Picture by Bradley Kerstetter

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