down by the river

Monday, June 25

On Saturday, Tyson and I got to spend the afternoon together down on the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers, white water kayaking. These are a few pictures of us not doing that. But rather, feeling like kings of the river post adventure. Or at least I was. This was not Tyson's first rodeo with the rapids, but it was certainly mine and frankly I'm just proud of the fact that I didn't tip over and that I was able to wiggle off every rock that my kayak seemed to be chronically magnetized to. Next time, the aim is to work a little harder on the "grunt, not squeal" mentality. And I really do mean next time. I totally loved it.
Thanks for planning the most perfect afternoon for us, my love. You know how violent water is the way straight to my heart ;)

108 comments:

Tinacious Me said...

cute look! what a beautiful place!
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J+H @ Beyond The Stoop said...

sounds like the perfect little getaway!! living in the city makes you NEED a day like this! away from traffic, people, CELL PHONES... everything.

cheers!

Blake and Catie said...

Aww where did you go?? I'm thinking about renting kayaks on the Potomac this coming weekend to celebrate the end of my husband's medical school boards, but I could only find the kinda cheesy rentals down near K street!

Manda said...

Beautimous. Looks like our area.
Glad you had a blast!
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m.estelle said...

holy arms, girl!!!

Rachel Emma (Daydream Frenzy) said...

how fun!! Now I wanna go to the river! :)

xx

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eva goes to rio said...

OMG Sydney, you look amazing! And are that muscles on your arms? Seems like your rockin' the fitness-club :-)

BRIGHTLIGHTS said...

Beautiful photos! You look gorgeous, love your outfit!

Haley K said...

ha! i'm with you, and totally would have been squealing my little heart out... i've done white water rafting, and regular kayaking...combining the two would be awesome! What a fun date.

and what a stylish river maiden (instead of beach babe;) love your tank!

Jessica Broyles said...

Looks like such a fun trip, and your arms look fantastic!!

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Olga said...

Seems like so much fun! I adore your little fedora hat!

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Alison said...

What a great trip, and the pictures are gorgeous, but I can imagine the hazard of exposing your camera while you were actually in the rapids!

Rachel Larson said...

Look at your arms! Wow, girlfriend!!

Lindsay said...

This sounds like so much fun! Um and look at your rockin' arms!! You look great as always!

Mish Lovin' Life said...

I see you brought your guns to the gun show! <--Yeah, I said that.

Agnes of {anna+agnes} said...

rocking the fedora in the river! brave, i would be afraid my cute little hat would blow away in the wind haha!! you look adorable as usual!

Maggie said...

jeeeez ripped! whatever you're doing i need to do too. except i don't have a baby to lift up 800 times a day like i'm sure you do ;)

Anne said...

Looks beautiful there! And dang girl your arms are ripped

Stesha said...

what a fun thing to do! love it, and I love your stripped top!

xx

Elisha(: said...

I just love that shirt! Gorgeous colors!! And girllllll, you are tan!! So jelly.

x.

Valeri Jones said...

while everyone else comments about your super cute hat, and shirt and tan and ripped arms, i'm gonna add to that list and say i like your toe nail polish! :)you are perfection. from hat to toe nail. :)

helpfulannalisa said...

brave!

Emily said...

I just went kayaking for the first time too! I also loved it. You two are awesome, and I love your look!
Creamy

Natasha Fatah said...

What a gorgeous place!

xoxo
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Sheila@TheFailteHouse said...

I love the outfit - almost ready for July 4th! And please share your get-fit routine with us :)

Emma Jean said...

Beautiful pics! And look at your arms! Maybe you could talk about your diet/ fitness routine in an upcoming posts?
I know I would be inspired and I'm sure your exercise regimen would be of interest to many! :) you go girl!

Aya said...

NICE arms!!

Katie Blacker said...

check out those ripped arms! go muscles go!

you had to be there

Always Maylee said...

You look gorgeous, love the striped top and your cute hat!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Rachel Fackender said...

Looks like you guys had an absolute blast! I bet you can't wait until E can be out there with you.

P.S. Swooning over that panama hat....

Lindsay Patrick said...

How fun! I would most definitly tip over or something dramatic of that nature so be proud you stayed upright and only squealed a few times. :)

Lindsay @
LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

Bridget said...

i don't understand how you manage to look so darn cute no matter what!
and that sounds like such a blast. we went white water rafting in colorado and i felt like a world champ. the reality was that the "rapids" were a tad more than i could create in the bathtub. but hey, you gotta start somewhere!

Carrie said...

There is something about rivers...standing in rivers, not white water kayaking...that's so calming.
Sounds fun!

Style in the City

Rachael said...

I'm very jealous! That looks like such a fun outing. And dang, girl, your arms are ripped!

Alexis said...

Such a pretty outfit and setting! My husbands' grandparents have a river in their backyard so we go rafting in the summer when we visit. It's so much fun, I'm glad you had a good time :).

Anna Louisa said...

my husband and I kayaked there over Memorial Day weekend! (I blogged about it here: http://anna-bird.blogspot.com/2012/05/adventuring.html) the rapids were so fun...we got soaked! :)

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Caroline said...

this looks like great fun! love your tank top!

brittany said...

i love these kind of dates! that river is gorgeous too!

and you look lovely, as usual. did you mention the outfit deets? loving the tank and shorts.

Francis said...

I would love to go to a river soon. It's been so hot here in Texas!

.aubrey c. said...

Pretty river look, that is exactly how I would act too. But good for you for wanting to go again, good sport!
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A FANCY DAY said...

Sounds like so much fun! You look adorable! Love when husbands plan little surprise dates.

Urban Nester said...

I need to work on my "grunting not squealing" mentality too :) those rapids can be fierce !

Molly
Http://alwaysamrsforeverakidd.blogspot.com

Joan said...

you look adorable! glad you had a lovely weekend.

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everythingforthelove.com said...

I totally went white water rafting this weekend too! So fun. (we went on the Kennebunk in Maine. White water kayaking sounds even better though! I'll have to try that next time :)

Ashley said...

Looks like Pilates is paying off!! Your arms look incredible.

Wendi said...

You look amazing!

Amor said...

Great look! :)

Amor GLAMOROZA

Megan Marie said...

this place is beautiful!!! glad you had a good weekend before you left! enjoy our sunshine here in ca! it's a lovely place!

Janell Happ said...

I've always wanted to do that! Kudos for you and Tys for actually getting out there and living the dream :)

wildrosesinfaith said...

So much fun! You two inspire me to find someone who I can have a wonderful marriage with. And also to do yoga more. My goodness, you look awesome!

--Renee, Wild Roses blog

Myrna said...

love your outfit , super cute. i need me a panama hat asap.

xx-Myrna

http://mybeatboutique.blogspot.com

andrea said...

your arm muscles look great sydney! do you want to do a post next of your workout routine?? ;)

Diana S.T. said...

hello! great photos, looks like you had a great time...

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Mallorie Owens said...

Sounds like so much fun! And I second all the comments on an arm workout...yours look AMAZING!

dreaming en francais said...

That sounds like such a fun little date! Hmm maybe I should drop some hints to the boyfriend.. :) you look great as always! xo

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Krysta said...

Dang girl, your arms look amazing!

All these photos are so beautiful! Sometimes is nice to get way from the hustle and bustle and go on a little adventure!

Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm Jenna! said...

LOVE that hat!! Where did you find that gem?

samara dane said...

this looks like such a genuine good time. love the photos:)

Johanna said...

Had a baby about 5 minutes ago? snorts. What a hottie

Phoebe said...

Gah, when I was kayaking, I was sweating like a mother bear and worrying about tipping over, haha.

Where is that adorable tank top from?!

Priya said...

What a fun adventure! And you are looking cute! I am not a fan of extreme sports at all so good for you Sydney! I would have been squealing the whole time :)

my very own lookbook said...

basicly beautiful!

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thankfifi said...

love your hat! sounds like fun, what a guy ;)

♥ ThankFifi

Eat Live Love said...

These are beautiful! You are so cute!

ZADIN said...

It seems to me that you two are livin' la vida loca...

Zadin ♥♥♥

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

looks so fun!

Xo Megan

Jenny said...

It looks so lovely there! I'm sure you had a great time. xx

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anhonestlife said...

That's an adorable outfit! I would love to try white water kayaking.

Christine

meme-and-he said...

my hubs and I just went kayaking this weekend as well, it was a blast! except he liked to paddle fast so it was a workout, and I DEFINITELY did not want that. ha. you are looking so fit, girl!

Bri said...

couple time! it looks like a beautiful place, love the photos :)

Adeola Naomi said...

Great look!!!!

Nicole said...

It sounds like you had an amazing day! Love love love your outfit, perfect for summer ♥

Nieszka said...

love these photos! gorgeous location and you look so cute! :)

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Marushka82 said...

Sydney, I'm so happy I found your blog. Not only are you a beautiful person (inside and out!) but you make me giggle!
I mean: 'These are a few pictures of us not doing that' - hilarious! You have a great writing style.
Greetings from London!

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Nieszka said...

I love the crimson ones! Bold and bright. But the purple ones you are wearing are equally lovely! Love how you paired them with the neutral top.

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Faith said...

Your arms are incredible! Can I look like you after I have a child? Who am I kidding? I don't look like you now without a child, lol.

Adryanna Perez said...

Gorgeous pictures! Looks a like a beautiful day trip! :)
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katie michelle said...

go you! conquering that river, and looking so cute doing it!

Shannon said...

What a gorgeous spot!

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Holly said...

that looks like a fun adventure! your outfit is really pretty too :)

Annie and Edna said...

Sounds like you were quite successful for your first trip out on the rapids! p.s. fantastic tank, I love the comfy stripe tanks out this summer!

his little lady said...

you are such a skinny minnie! what a fun little date! i've always wanted to take the mister to do something like this. yay for new adventures ;)
xo TJ

The Stratton's said...

Your top is darling! Love it.

Michelle said...

Ohh, so happy you and hubby were able to experience such a lovely time together in such a Beautiful place!!!!

Jenae Olay said...

Did you see a van?

Teresa Coose said...

Sounds like a perfect afternoon!

the cubicle panda said...

Oh hello Michelle Obama arms! Envious of your cute getaway, too!

AMY PALMER said...

Looks like a great day. Holy arms woman! Want your bod.

-Amy
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Kerri Lynne said...

How fun!! And wow, what a gorgeous place to spend and afternoon!

Joy said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! The scenery is lovely!

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Abbey Rodriguez said...

Can you share your workout routine please? You are BUUH-HUFFF. I'm envious and would like to have your arms and legs.

♥Abbey
Along Abbey Road

Emily said...

How fun! Seriously, you need to share your workout routine- especially those arms. :)

Lauren McMillen said...

Where is your hat from?! I love it!

-C- said...

I'm so jealous! You got to spend the afternoon with your hubby kayaking (I LOVE KAYAKING) and you look so tan ;) Great post, I loved it and it makes me want to live anywhere but Paris...

Shabana said...

OMG I love your arms! :)
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luvvleighb said...

Oh how fun! Sounds like such a great time! You look like a king of the river ;)

Emily Bourassa said...

Sydney! You look gorgeous. Please do a post about your fitness/eating habits. :)

Scuttle said...

I am jealous, it is so so HOT in atlanta right now! I want to be in that river. Great post.

xoxo
Holly

http://myscuttle.blogspot.com/

Shireen said...

Girl you look awesome! Check out those guns! Hottest mommy award

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Ms. Cathy said...

This makes me want to take a day trip to the rivers and lakes by my area in Arizona. Oh summer. How I adore it so much!!

Cathy Trails

livelovelaugh said...

i recently got a similar top from gap! you look fabolous

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Candice said...

You look amazing all the time!! Do you eat really well and exercise 24/7? Because I have NEVER looked as good as you, and I haven't even had a baby either!!

Lori said...

Do you flex in the mirror at yourself all the time!? I totally do all the time. But my arms don't look half as good as yours. But I'm working on them!

mollyluc said...

It looks like it was a beautiful trip and you look so svelte and fit!! Good for you!

77bfdea4-c12d-11e1-a9cc-000bcdcb8a73 said...

where is your shirt from!! i love it!

Abby K said...

adore your blog sweetie la photos look so much funnnnn xx
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A x

Jacy said...

What a cute date idea! Love your adorable little casual outfit :)

~jacy

http://laviedelenore.blogspot.com

sara2delta said...

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE do a post on whatever fitness regime youre implementing to look so amazing! your arms are ripped and overall you look thinner and leaner. Tell us what youre doing!

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