Less-Than-Graceful Moments!

Sometimes Gracefully Monday

Happy Monday! Darrin and I spent our weekend enjoying some of the Aquatennial festivities happening over here in Minneapolis. We wined and dined downtown, saw an awesome fireworks show over the Mississippi, and watched a little bit of the 5k Torchlight Run on our walk along Main Street. At one point we did find ourselves stuck in a huge crowd of sweaty Torchlight runners who were enjoying their complimentary popsicles in the park outside our apartment. I’m not entirely sure how we managed to get lost in the crowd, but there was a lot of people, a lot of sweat, and a lot of neon running tights. Darrin and I maneuvered our way out of the crowd and back to our complex without getting hit by a sweaty arm or a melting popsicle to the face, so I’d call that a major success. The Beekmans of Minneapolis are all about avoiding large and sweaty crowds.

But anyways, here are a few dorky stories from my past week!

  1. I pulled a muscle in both of my shoulders carrying my groceries up to my apartment. Apparently I should have stretched after that “workout.” We’ll just add this one to the “Reasons Why Grace Should Do More Push-Ups” list.
  2. Darrin and I cleaned up real nice for our date night downtown over the weekend. He wore a nice button-up shirt; I chose to sport my favorite pair of heels. And our date night was going great! Until we actually left our tiny apartment and I tripped down the stairs of our apartment complex. Did I decide to go back upstairs and exchange my favorite pair of heels for my safer pair of flats? No way, my friends. This girl is all about taking risks. Living life “on the edge.” Even if that means holding my breath and slowly taking every step on the staircase two feet at a time. Hashtag Perseverance.
  3. I ran to Target by myself the other day and spent an obnoxiously long amount of time smelling each candle in the candle section. And when I say “obnoxiously long amount of time,” I mean that I was in that section long enough for the frozen pizza in my basket to thaw. You may have distracted me this time, Target…but I’m on to you…
  4. Has anyone ever experienced a time when you nervously thought someone was following you while you were shopping at Target so you went into your “superhero/spy mode” and ducked into random aisles and behind large shelves to try and “lose them”…only to find out that they actually work at Target {don’t know how I missed the whole “work uniform” thing} and were trying to return the Chapstick that you didn’t know you dropped back on other side of the store? Anyone? …Anyone? …Bueller?

Hopefully your weekend was relaxing! We’ve got lots of reading and research to accomplish tonight before we take off for Grand Marais, MN on Thursday…which is “housewife code” for We’re having Hot Pockets for dinner.

No complaints here! 😉

Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!


  • Reply jennifer prod July 28, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    i was just chatting with someone about how there was so much going on in minneapolis this weekend that we’re both over-the-top exhausted from the fun & festivities, and i didn’t even make it to the fireworks, the torchlight parade, or the.. what was that festival? the beer & bike thing at loring park?anyway- none of that, and i still had a jam packed weekend! gotta love mpls 🙂

  • Reply carolina pinglo July 28, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    i like your hair colour!


  • Reply Tania July 28, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    You have such gorgeous hair! 🙂 And yes, live dangerously with those heels! 🙂 Life is short!!! 😛

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