Cake Walk & Root Beer Float

After a relaxing day on Saturday, we made up for it on Sunday.  Our day was packed from beginning to end.

It started at 6:30 AM with a trail run with OMG Becky.  I have no idea how I talked her into it, but I did!  Humidity of 90%?  Fantastic.

We were greeted by a deer watching us near the trail head.


Can you see her?

I’m pretty sure we were the first ones out on the trail since I ended up running through no less than six spider webs.  One across my nose and one across my mouth.  YUCK!

We were rewarded for our early morning effort with more animal sights.

A rabbit that enjoyed running down the trail in front of us, instead of veering off into the tall grass.


Maybe he thought we couldn’t see him?

And you may have seen this turtle picture on my Instagram already.

water turtle

Such a big guy!




More phenomenal photography skills on display.

trail run

Or not.

After cleaning up, we went to church where I found the most pleasant surprise.  Cake!


There was a cake reception for a member of our ministry leaving our church.  I wish we had cake at church every Sunday!

After church, I needed a few things from Costco.  Did I tell you they don’t carry my favorite MaraNatha almond butter at Costco here?  Guess it’s only at West coast stores.  Sad.


As soon as I got home, I realized I should have bought more bananas.  I like to have extras for smoothies.  Don’t know what I was thinking!  I guess I was distracted by all the samples.  They were in every aisle!

On the way out of the store, Guy commented that he loved the tires.  I asked if he wanted me to take his picture with them.  He did!  Ha!

costco tires

Boys are so funny.

After dropping our purchases off at home, we headed to OMG Becky’s softball practice.  Beautiful day for it!

cloudy sky

After practice, it was back to church for the kick-off event for our vacation bible school that started today.

Hoppy and I started with the cake walk and she won!

cake walk

I tried to talk her into getting me a cupcake as her prize.  No go.  She wanted cookies.  Whatever.  She was very exctied about them.  So excited she decided to hide them from the rest of the family.

Guess she thought someone might try to eat them.  She knows us so well.

There were was photo area with props.  Ha!

And root beer floats!  Yum!

root beer float

And a dunk tank.  It had the longest line.

dunk tank

That might have had something to do with the fact that our pastor was the one getting dunked.

After working the first half of the event, my girls joined in the cake walk, too.  They both won, but only Sassy offered to share her treat with me.  She’s my favorite.  😉  (Anyone want to bet on how long it will take before OMG Becky reads this post and calls me out on that comment?…)

cake walk

Actually, my mom’s my favorite.  She also won in the cake walk and got me a piece of yummy cake.  Cake at church twice in one day.  Best Sunday ever!

After the kick-off event, we needed real food to go with the root beer floats and cake walk goodies we had eaten.

Mexican restaurant to the rescue!  Salty chips and salsa hit the spot.

What wildlife do you see on your runs/hikes/walks?

Cake walk winner!  What treat would you pick?


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