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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

And just like that...

And just like that, summer is over.

I can't for the life of me remember how we filled our summer days now that my girls have been in school for a week and I have begun working again.

One of my favorite things we did over the summer was hike. My girls were able to go a little farther each time we went, and even though we hiked the same trail each time, the surroundings were so incredibly beautiful and changed so much, even from one week to another, that it was like hiking a different trail each time.

At the start of the summer, Mazama sent me a Sidestream pack to try, and it ended up being perfect for our hikes.

It kept my hands free and was easy for my girls to grab a sip from, often without either of us stopping. It has an awesome retractable straw, so it easily extends and then slides back in without any effort or thought. This is good for me because my brain can't focus on too many things at once.

I also received a 70 ounce Windigo reservoir, which Grace decided would be fun to use to challenge herself to drink 70 ounces of water in a day. She succeeded several days in a row. She also went to the bathroom A LOT several days in a row.

I'm crossing my fingers that we make it up for at least one more hike. It's crazy how busy things already are. Scott and I were talking about how we already have something on the calendar every weekend for the next three weeks. Birthdays. Races. And more.

On top of that, I've added a new gig to my life. But shorter is sweeter when it comes to blogging, so more on that later...


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