Weekend Recap

I realize my ‘Weekend Recap’ is coming to you on a Thursday. However, I did get it posted before the upcoming weekend. That should count for something. Right? Anyway, we had a jam packed weekend. I think we’re all still a little tired but it was worth it.

It has been really warm here. Mid 40s and a couple days in the 50s! On Friday the sun even came out for the first time in what feels like months… and months and months and months. Lillian and I took full advantage. We ran some errands and went for a nice little walk in Anchorage, before meeting Blake for happy hour to get the weekend started.

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Saturday morning we packed up {the entire house} and headed back into Anchorage. Blake’s work was finally having their holiday party and had a day of activities planned in the city. As such, we decided to spend the night at a hotel downtown. The party kicked off with some family bowling. Blake bowled his highest score ever, bowling every frame with Lillian intact. He was so proud!

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That night the adults went to dinner and then out on the town. I haven’t been to a bar in Alaska since having Lillian. Whoa. We had a blast! We probably should have taken a picture earlier in the night. But at least we got one!


So… that was all good fun. But the real fun happened on Sunday morning. On Sunday morning… Lilly went swimming! I had been anticipating this milestone all week and could hardly wait. I almost died when we put her in her little bathing suit. Too cute!

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She loved the water. Loved it! She had the best time flutter kicking around the pool. Water was splashing in her face but she didn’t care. She just kept kicking away. The ex-lifeguard in me was so proud. Get ready for some serious cuteness below.

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She even did some cheering stunts. What better place to practice than in the pool?!


She had such a good time that I’m looking into signing her up for a baby swim class. I think it would be a fun activity for us to take her to on the weekends. Like my dad said, she’s gotta get trained up for the Olympic tryouts. ;)

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I hope everyone had a great weekend. We sure did!



  1. Natalie Erickson says:

    Oh My Goodness!! Lilly is such a great swimmer already! Those videos are too cute! You all look so great and look like you are just having such a great time! Bri your hair is soooo long and soooo pretty I love it! Miss you guys to pieces!

  2. Pepp says:

    That little panda is way to cute!!! The pic of you guys out is classic! I guarenty April saw your pants and did I want those!! Haha keep on nailing it.

    • alaskanpanda says:

      Pepper, the pic out is a classic. It was fun but would’ve been way better with you and April. Tell April to get herself a pair of those pants (pretty sure she has some already) and get up here so we can rock them together. Just like the good old days!! Miss you guys!

  3. Georgia says:

    Hi Briana, You sure are doing a good job with this blogging stuff. I love the updates and photos, sooooooo cute. Sorry to say, but, we think Lillian looks like Blake, that’s alright though. Love you all. It’s been freezing here. Georgia

    • alaskanpanda says:

      Thanks Georgia. I hear that Lillian looks like Blake all the time. That’s ok though. She’s cute either way. :) Love you!

  4. Whitney says:

    Hi Briana!

    For some reason I just saw your comment on my blog and so now I’ve been spending wayy too much time exploring your blog :) I love it! So fun to see other Alaskan bloggers!

    Looks like you guys had an amazing weekend, too many adorable pictures to pick a favorite! LOVE.

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