Life (and how it gets in the way sometimes)

The first thing I do each day is write out a to-do list.
The second, third and fourth thing I do each day are anything but what’s on that list.
Then I do my nails and consider it a productive day.
-Yours Truly

Consider this a special shout out to my uncle Steph, who simultaneously read my mind and motivated me. It’s time for The Accidental Chef to return to her post!

This has been, by far, the longest No Missed-Steaks drought to date. I really didn’t mean to keep you all in the dark. I don’t have a great excuse. I’ve kind of been too busy living to stop to write about it. I don’t know how people do both. I come across so many wonderful blogs that are updated daily and are written by people that, I’m sure, are far busier than myself. I admire their dedication. I want this site to be successful and find a rhythm but given the choice to stop and write or to jump forward to the next adventure, I choose adventure every time. Between that and the fact that I’m not a strong writer, it’s become clear: I AM VERY BAD AT KEEPING A BLOG. Not for lack of trying or caring, I promise! If you knew me personally, you’d see. I forget my phone everywhere, all the time. I walk out of the house without shoes on a regular basis. I’m terrible at responding to texts or returning phone calls. I’m not a flaky person, really. I just get sucked into whatever life is happening around me and the rest of the time, I’m day dreaming. The time flies by and I end up the worst blogger ever (and if you were to ask my friend Kendall, the worst text responder in the world too).

You might know the drill by now… It’s time for me to catch you up, make a couple promises that I will do my very best to keep and show you pretty pictures that hopefully make up for my recent distance. I’ll be quick!

We went to Lake Arrowhead. We ate, we drank, we played games, we hiked around. It was beautiful and tons of fun.

Fries became the new fun snack in our house.


I had an awesome beach day with the aforementioned friend, Kendall.


Vin and I have a ton of new clients for a brand new type of training that is going to create, basically, the most well-rounded athletes that ever existed.

(I would insert a photo here but most of the kids we train are pretty young so I think I’d better not)

We went on another one of our impromptu camping trips where we played bocce ball, played in the water and watched one of our friends nearly catch fire (he caught himself at the last second, thankfully, but he still ended up with a pretty bad burn and I ended up with a couple pretty funny morning after pictures).






(Picture of me courtesy of Vin) Who says you can’t work and play at the same time?
I  actually think this is a great picture of Jon but look at that blister/burn!!! Ouch.

We got to camp right on the beach. The sky was beautiful! Check out those clouds!!


I decided that peanut butter cookies sounded good one morning and was so delighted by the fact that I actually already had all the ingredients that I just had to make them right away.


I kept my cilantro alive(-ish) as well as a little baby basil plant. I never knew that basil flowers!!


Vinnie and I are still basically the cutest couple ever.


I decided what my dream house looks like.

Oh, and the Hidden Hearts keep coming’…














There’s been a lot more stuff but none that I have pictures of so this is where I leave you. Let’s be real… daily posts aren’t my thing. I hope you guys are okay with an attempt at weekly updates ’cause that’s what I’m going to shoot for now. In the end, I think the content of each post will end up more engaging, plus I won’t have to feel so bad about being such a slacker!




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