First Summer Weekend

What an amazing first weekend of summer!

With the wedding festivities beginning in just a week and a half, things have been a bit crazy around here.  I haven’t only been consumed with wedding fun, I have squeeze a couple of other things into the agenda too!  Here is a little recap of how I spent my first weekend of summer.

Friday, Indianapolis participated in the worldwide summer solstice event by hosting Monumental Yoga, Indy’s largest yoga session on Monument Circle right in the center of downtown.

I was able to attend with a couple of other work ladies as we represented NIFS, the fitness center we work at. summer solstice yogaIt was amazing to see so many people come out for an event like this.  I am not quite sure how many people were in attendance, but I have heard somewhere between 500 and 1,000.

summer solstice yogaIt was TRULY hot yoga, as the temperatures were well into the 80s and there was not a drop of shade.  Despite the heat and bright sun, the practice was still refreshing and I loved actually being outdoors in a natural setting as opposed to inside a dimly lit classroom.

Being surrounded by so many others doing the same thing was very energizing, and I am so thankful that I was able to participate.

summer solstice yoga

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summer solstice yoga

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It was the perfect way to celebrate summer!

Dad’s Birthday

After work on Friday, Brian and I headed to Fort Wayne to celebrate my dad’s birthday with my parent’s and some of their friends.

brian and Mom

fathers day 2

Mom made a delicious summer meal which included a giant salad,

big saladA broccoli slaw, apple, cranberry salad,

broccoli slaw saladand tasty grilled kebobs!

kebobThis meal was 100% summer on a plate.

summer dinnerMy dad’s birthday was actually Sunday, and my sister was unable to make it to Fort Wayne for the birthday cookout so I had my dad and sister over for another little birthday celebration on Saturday night.

I was so happy to have them over because I actually made time to cook a real meal that was delicious and not just random ingredients thrown together in a bowl.

salmon dinnerWe enjoyed baked salmon alongside a Greek salad of cucumbers, tomatoes, feta, and black olives.  Perfection!!

salmon dinnerI am so happy that the days are long and that summer is officially here!

Question of the Morning:

  • What is one thing you did to celebrate summer?

Comments

  1. What a perfect weekend. I’ve been seeing so many cities doing the yoga outside thing. I think it’s so awesome. It looks like a blast!

    Happy Birthday to your Dad!

    • Tara Deal says:

      Thanks, Jessie! If you have the opportunity to try the outdoor yoga thing…do it!! It was so great :)

  2. I wish I wasn’t in clinic during the yoga!!! Looks like SO much fun!

  3. Hey Tara~ Yoga on the Circle was so amazing… we had a nice group of girls there ! It was a great jump on the summer season to hang out downtown. Also watching the Super Moon over the weekend was amazing as well! :)

    • Tara Deal says:

      So happy that you were at Yoga on the Circle too!! What a neat experience :) I am hoping that fitness centers and Indianapolis start doing MORE events like that in the near future!

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