Daddy/Daughter Dance!

Daddy/Daughter Dance!

Last Friday was the Daddy/Daughter Dance at the kids’ school.  I was initially kind of against most of it because it seemed kind of like a big deal over nothing, so we really tried to make this as low-key as possible.  She got a dress (sort of by accident, it was just a  new spring dress that we happened to get the week of the dance completely by coincidence), Chris gave her a tiny wrist corsage, and then he took her to a restaurant of her choice. She chose our…

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The Merriest of Times!

The Merriest of Times!

Since we’re still catching up, I thought I would share some pictures from our holidays.  We had such a good two weeks with all different parts of our family!  Nothing beats a full house at the holidays! My mom and Chris’s granddad (who now lives in Orlando!  Lucky us!) came over for Christmas Eve dinner and church with us.  Christmas Eve is one of my favorite services of the year, and our church does it spectacularly.  Don’t you love this picture of our church’s sanctuary?  One of our friends took…

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A New Year Calls for a New Blog Post!

A New Year Calls for a New Blog Post!

So, I promise I haven’t stayed away to build some of kind dramatic suspense story.  The truth is, my six month absence was an accident.  And then it got awkward.  Have you ever not seen a friend for so long that it becomes embarrassing?  And then, you want to reach out to them, but it’s been so long that that would be even MORE embarrassing?  Yeah.  That’s what happened with my blog.  But I’m hoping that, like all good friendships, we can just pick right up where we left off,…

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Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day!

This weekend, the kids and I will shower Chris with (small) gifts, fix him breakfast in bed, and take him golfing for Father’s Day.  It will be wonderful and sweet and nice.  And in the back of my mind, as always, will be my dad. My dad didn’t like Chris for the first few years we dated in high school.  Chris was a party boy.  His house was the party house.  In fact, all throughout high school, I wasn’t even allowed to go to Chris’s house.  (Definitely broke that rule…

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When Floridians Vacation

When Floridians Vacation

This weekend, we took our family to Treasure Island with some friends of ours for a beach weekend.  It was heavenly, and just what I need to get me through the last seven days of school (SEVEN!). It was a perfect weekend filled with just the right amount of family, friends, kids, adults, beverages, adult beverages, pool floats, boogey boards, staying up late, sleeping in, and even a birthday cake thrown in there for fun.  It just hit the spot. Sadly, while we were playing in the Gulf on the…

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Happy Mother’s Day to Me!

Happy Mother’s Day to Me!

As the kids get older, the Mother’s Days become even better. They are filled with more handmade artwork and lots of “you’re the best mommy ever’s.” My Mother’s Day celebration actually began Friday morning when I had “Muffins with Mom” at Gracie’s preschool. It is the seventh year I have had this breakfast at this school, and every year it gets sweeter and sweeter. (This is Gracie’s painting of me. I am particularly fond of the pink hair.) On Sunday, we packed up and headed to the beach. My favorite…

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Easter Basket Ideas – 5yo Boy and 4yo Girl

Easter Basket Ideas – 5yo Boy and 4yo Girl

I better mother would have had these finished weeks ago.  A better blogger would have documented these weeks ago. Unfortunately for you all, I’m neither. So, here we sit two days before Easter, ready to talk about Easter basket ideas.  Don’t judge.  I’ve been busy trying on my newest Stitch Fix, which I will post about next week. (SPOILER ALERT:  It’s my favorite one yet.) Therefore, I dedicate this post to all you other slacker moms out there who find themselves scrounging around for last minute Easter basket ideas.  Cheers to…

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Christmas Recap and A BABY!!!!! (not mine…)

Christmas Recap and A BABY!!!!! (not mine…)

I have been trying to decide how to share our Christmas adventures on the blog without boring everyone to death with a ton of boring pictures and stories that you really had to be there in order for them to be funny.  Finally, I decided on a slideshow. Some of the pictures are self-explanatory and some of them probably need a caption or two to help you understand what’s happening, but I’m skipping all of that because I think this video sums up our entire Christmas well enough without words….

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#oneword2015

#oneword2015

Hello again, imaginary friends! I missed you so while I was away, but I did enjoy a much needed break from my blogging grind stone.  I have been soaking up time away from work and responsibilities and just focusing on playing with my kids, spending time with my sweet hubby, and hanging with my family.  It has been refreshing and renewing for my mind, body, and soul, let me tell you. I’ll post about what shenanigans were had over our Christmas break soon, but the New Year has been on…

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Is Anyone Still Here????

Is Anyone Still Here????

Oh, imaginary friends!  How I have missed you!  Life has taken over in the last few weeks, as I know is prone to happen this time of year.  Between holiday parties, finish up some last minute Christmas shopping, wrapping everything hidden all over my house, remembering who is supposed to bring what food for their holiday party on which day, and keeping up with the normal day-to-day on top of all of that… I’M POOPED! The good news is that I pushed through really hard this weekend and I think…

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