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Life Lately

Today I want to wish a very, very happy 28th birthday to my main man!  Nick is my best friend, supporter, confidant and partner in crime.  I'd be lost without him and can't wait to spend the next 75 birthdays together!  We're in Michigan today still since he gets the day off for his birthday -- cheers to the weekend that never seems to end :)


Last week totally got away from me when it came to blogging so I thought I'd do a little catch up, mostly in the form of pictures.  We had a wonderful holiday weekend that -- despite the working -- was actually really relaxing!

Our huge Independence Day Party at work on the 3rd went off without a hitch and I was lucky enough to have the 4th off. We spent the day at the beach, napping, drinking and watching the fireworks.  It was a perfect day!  I had to work on Saturday but after that we headed out to Michigan to enjoy a couple days of the beach (so much better beaches than in the city!) and family time.

Here are some of the highlights from the past couple weeks!

 Running home from the gym turned into puddle jumping!  It has been raining almost every single day. 

Our grill has been put to good use this summer -- kabobs are on repeat. 

 The best thing I ever ate -- a donut gelato sandwich from Black Dog Gelato.

 Storms rolling in as we're walking to beach volleyball...

The aftermath of said volleyball game in the down pouring rain -- mascara everywhere! 

 Watching Dirty Dancing in the park!

 House hunting is so very tiring

 Beachin'


 Home of the free because of the brave

 Happy 4th of July from Chicago!

Free coffee made working on Saturday a *little* bit easier

As always, you can follow along on Instagram @ ka5ohare.  Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend as well!
Ps. we finished Orange is the New Black this weekend -- and now we need a new show to watch!  Any recommendations?

32 comments

  1. happy birthday to your husband!!
    and OMG i want that donut ice cream sandwich!! xo jillian - stop by! I'm hosting a Capri Blue Candle Giveaway! cornflake dreams 

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  2. Happy birthday to the hubs! We love making kabobs too. Adding pineapple is my favorite. That donut gelato sandwich looks amazing!!

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  3. That donut gelato thing still gets me (even after I saw it on Insty.) I need to get on a plane and fly to Chicago and eat one of those ASPA! Looks like you have been having a great summer finishing out Chicago! I hope house hunting went well and happy birthday to your husband!!

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  4. Is that the house you decided on?

    I love that storm rolling in picture - just a great view!

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  5. Loving all of these photos -- that storm picture is beautiful! Happy Birthday to your guy -- and love that picture of y'all! xo

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  6. Happy bday to your hubs! And I'm glad your work event was successful! I know how stressful and exhausting those can be. Glad you had a day off to relax after! Have a great Monday lady!

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  7. Seriously, gelato filled doughnut??? Amazing. Loved that little navy and white striped dress/romper you're wearing. Looks like your hubby had a fab birthday and a wonderful holiday weekend!!!

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  8. Happy birthday to your guy! Great photo round up!

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  9. Yum, kabobs! So delicious! And don't you just love watching movies in outside at a park? One of the best parts of summer! Happy birthday to your husband!

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  10. Hey Katie! I just came across your blog via Birdie to Be. Loving it so far. Great life lately round up...
    I'm impressed by the idea of donuts and gelato;)
    XO, Gina
    http://classyeverafter.blogspot.com

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  11. Looks like a fun weekend!

    Our grill has been put to good use this summer, too! It our favorite!

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  12. Happiest of birthdays to your hubs!! The beach in Chicago is on my must go to places!! Looks like you've been having a ton of fun this summer :)

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  13. Happy birthday to your husband. Hasn't the weather in Chicago been crazy??

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  14. Chicago seriously looks amazing & glad y'all had a great 4th. Hope you enjoy yet another celebration tonight for Nick's birthday :)

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  15. Hooray for an extended long weekend! I hope Nick enjoys his birthday and you guys had good luck in your house hunting! That donut/gelato sandwich looks amazing! Love the dress you're wearing in the 4th of July picture! You guys are the cutest together!

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  16. Ok... That doughnut sounds so good!!! Love the pictures! Looks like you guys have been up to a lot of fun!! Xo

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  17. Happy Birthday to your hubby! We have 3 episodes left of OITNB & we trying to not watch! The Following with Kevin Bacon is so addicting! When Drew first started watching it I had no interest at all but then I got hooked! We started Raising Hope last night too, so far so good!

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  18. AHH.. what is this donut gelato sandwich thingy? You must tell me more!!! I hate to admit it, but donuts are my favorite food ever, so this sounds incredible!

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  19. Happy birthday to Nick! It looks like you've had a great (and busy!) couple weeks - I love all your pictures. And, did you chop your hair? It looks fabulous!

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  20. I love that house in the picture! BUY THAT ONE! :) And can you ship me one of those donut sandwiches please?! :)

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  21. Happy birthday to Nick! I can't get over the beach in Chicago - it's the perfect combo! Except when it snows maybe ;) Enjoy another day off lucky girl!

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  22. Dirty Dancing in the park!!?!? Oh my gosh - best thing I've ever heard.
    You are adorable even with rain marked mascara :)

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  23. Chicago looks like such a fun place to be in the summer time! Happy Birthday to your hubs! I am encroaching on 28 myself. House hunting is still dragging on huh?

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  24. Glad you guys had a good weekend! And happy birthday to your hubby!:) Hopefully you guys will find a house soon!:)

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  25. OMG I missed SO much on your blog!! First, happy birthday to your hubby!! :) And second, LOVED those kabobs! We made lamb kabobs yesterday :) (eating the leftovers now)

    http://neatly-packaged.blogspot.com/

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  26. Looks like a perfect weekend to me! So much summer fun. Good luck with house hunting, and a very happy birthday to Nick!

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  27. Awwww happy birthday to Nick! And that donut gelato sandwich? YUM!!!!

    How's the house hunting going? Didn't you guys put in an offer recently?

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  28. A donut gelato sandwich are you serious!!?? Good luck house hunting!!

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  30. Okay...I have to ask if that couple is making out in the picture of the flag??? Sounds like a great weekend! Hope the hubs had a great birthday!

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  31. Happy Birthday to your hubby! Looks like you've had a fun few weeks! I'm totally jealous of your rain though.

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  32. Those kabobs look amazing!!! I may just have to follow suit and make those this week!! And I hope the hubby had an amazing birthday! <3 <3

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