Part One: MC in the ATL

Part One:  MC in the ATL

This past weekend, Chris and I took the kids up to my sister and brother-in-law’s house in Atlanta to spend some time with them. We had this great idea that we would leave Orlando around dinner time and then drive the majority of the seven hours while the kids were sleeping. Ahhh…what stupid people we are. We didn’t end up leaving Orlando until after 8:00pm on Thursday night. We had a meeting at 9:00 on Friday morning in Atlanta, so instead of deciding to leave the next morning (like normal,…

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Atlanta Meet and Greet Details

Atlanta Meet and Greet Details

My people have informed me that I have not been specific enough in my plans for the Atlanta meet and greet. And by people, I mean Chris and Ginny. Those people say that I need to be more definite in my blog post and not just stick the information in at the end of a long post about nothingness. To which I replied that my entire blog is one long post about nothingness, so where else was I supposed to put it? But they called me a smarty pants wimp…

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Daycare Update

Daycare Update

Two weeks ago, Chris and I decided to change daycares for the kiddies. After a series of events that I just wasn’t comfortable with, we started looking around and found a daycare that was closer to our house. The format and systems that the daycare uses (ex. potty training, daily routine, curriculum, etc.), which is fine because we liked all of that about the other place. Our biggest criteria this time were the teachers. We wanted kinder, gentler teachers, and we really think we found them at our new daycare….

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Ramblings and An Announcement

Ramblings and An Announcement

1. I have a notoriously bad voice. Even Bean tells me to stop singing sometimes. Last week, I decided to see if I really had a bad voice or if Chris (and Bean) (and my sister) (and my mom) were just giving me a hard time. So, I turned on the radio and started singing along. Halfway through the song, I turned down the music and kept singing. Then, I turned the music back up to see if I was still in tune. I wasn’t. They were right. I’ll never…

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Live. Laugh. Love. And Eat. Repeat.

Live. Laugh. Love. And Eat. Repeat.

Another fantastic fall weekend has come and gone and I, for one, am sad to see it end. We have been having some awesome weekends lately and this one was no exception. It started Friday night when our friends, Sarah and Scott, came over for an impromptu dinner. We sat on the back deck and ate chili in sweaters. It was very fall. I even lit a cinnamon scented candle. My sister and her husband, John Michael, came into town late Friday night, just as Scott and Sarah were leaving….

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Grateful for the Boring

Grateful for the Boring

It’s been tough to find things to blog about lately. The kids are always easy to blog about because I think they get more awesome-er every day. But my own life and marriage are a little boring at the current moment. Getting up, going to work, coming home, dinnertime, bath time, bedtime does not an interesting blog make. I like to have things going on. I like to be busy and have a full calendar. I work better that way. Going, going, going. It keeps life interesting, doesn’t it? It…

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The Second Child

The Second Child

I was the first child growing up. I remember my sister always complaining that she never got anything new because everything had already gone through me. At the time, I thought she was being ridiculous. Who cared who had it first? But I’m here to tell you that that is a first child mentality. It does matter who had it first. Having two kids so close in age is sometimes a blessing and sometimes incredibly strange. Take this past weekend, for example. We hadn’t even packed up Bean’s high chair…

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Siblings

Siblings

Two seconds after this picture was taken, Gracie pulled Bean’s hair. So, Bean cried and pushed Gracie. So, Gracie cried and Bean got a time out for pushing his sister. So, Bean cried harder because it wasn’t fair that Gracie didn’t get a time out, too. So, I pretended to put Gracie in time out for pulling Bean’s hair by sitting her in a corner while she happily tried to catch Lucy who was trying to lick sweet potatoes off of Gracie’s face. I can’t wait until they’re in middle…

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Our Weekend in Pictures

Our Weekend in Pictures

Well, kids. This weekend was a rosy one for our family. Roseola went through Gracie’s class at school and so, naturally, Gracie was kind enough to bring it home and share it with her brother. Roseola isn’t too bad actually. It’s like a bad cold, but with extra high fevers (Gracie’s hovered around 103 for three days) and then a nasty little rash when that fever finally breaks. It hasn’t been horrible for either of them, but it certainly put the breaks on several of our weekend plans. So, what…

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Coming to an Atlanta Near You…

Coming to an Atlanta Near You…

Well. I made plans to go see my sister and her hub-a-dubs in Atlanta in a few weeks and, being the PR nerd that she is, she has spent the last week convincing me that I should do an Atlanta meet and greet with MC readers. Tonight, I finally agreed. So, if you’re in the Atlanta area, mark ye yer merry calendars! WHEN?  Friday, October 28 TIME?  TBD, but probably late morning or early afternoon WHERE?  Don’t know yet, but somewhere family friendly, so bring the kiddos. I’ll announce final…

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