my gosh, it is so freakin' hot here in minnesota this past week. i heard it is allegedly going to cool off by friday so i am definitely keeping my fingers crossed. as many of you already know, the association for our townhouse decided that THIS would be the best week to redo our driveways and patios, therefore turning off our air conditioning. UGH! on the bright side (is there a bright side?), i am camped out in the living room and aside from the annoying workers making SO MUCH NOISE outside, i am at least not sweating to death. rumor has it that they are going to finish by next tuesday... i mostly feel bad for jacob who is trying to sleep right now and i cannot imagine having to do it while they are digging a TRENCH where our driveway used to be.
view from the front door
so other news to report. my friend, rachel, visited last weekend and it was SOOOO nice to see her. she lives in green bay so i normally only see her when i go to neenah to visit my parents. we walked calhoun, relaxed by the pool, grilled, went to a farmer's market, watched a parade, shopped at the mall of america, ate at chiang mai thai (super good, btw!), and stopped by bar abilene. i had lots of fun and i hope she did too!
watching the parade in the shade officer eve
last but not least, photo updates. as i reported last saturday, i was down in the 150's! that just seems crazy to me. i am within 15-20 pounds of my final goal weight. i really hope i can get there by september, but that might be pushing it!