Life Happens

Life Happens

Oh, imaginary friends!  How I have missed you this past week!  I did not intend to take a break from blogging, but sometimes life just happens.  And, boy, was it happening last week!  I have so many things to share about this week!  We had weddings, anniversaries, graduations, and birthday parties.  Get ready for lots of pictures this week on the blog! Let’s start in chronological order with my cousin’s wedding in Atlanta. Are you ready? Are you sure? There are lots of pictures. We might be a while. You…

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Where Happiness Is Found

Where Happiness Is Found

Last week, I realized that I had a random four-day weekend at work for MLK weekend.  I also realized that Chris was going to be in tech rehearsals all weekend.  This instantly changed a four-day weekend into a four-day stress-fest.  So, my mom and I planned a last minute road trip to Atlanta with the kiddos to visit my sister and her family. It never takes much to convince Nana to visit her grandbabies! We had such a great visit while we were there! Ginny made plans for us to…

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Christmas Recap – Part 3

Christmas Recap – Part 3

We finally made it home… well, almost. After a week of traveling, we made it within an hour of home. We stopped to spend a few days with my sister, Ginny, her husband, John Michael, and my super cute nephew, Tillman. Who my kids will forever call Baby Tut Tut. Baby Tut Tut had gotten so much bigger than the last time we saw him! He is walking now… and tackling… and running… and wrestling… and babbling very important nonsense words that he really wants us to understand. He is…

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Christmas Recap – Part 2

Christmas Recap – Part 2

The day after Christmas, we headed to Pensacola to spend a week with Chris’s family. We pulled in my mother-in-law’s driveway at 7:00pm after an entire day of driving, and within 15 minutes, we were knee deep in presents again! The kids thought it was the greatest thing in the whole world – “You mean we get MORE?!?!?” After seven hours in a car, this was as good as it gets for kids… and for parents, too! Jackie and her partner, Charles, are such thoughtful people. They always make our…

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Don’t Bother Me. I’m Relaxing.

Don’t Bother Me. I’m Relaxing.

Ohhhhhhh, imaginary friends.  I cannot tell you how wonderful our Christmas vacation has been so far.  We have seen family and friends, eaten until we are about to pop, slept late and napped often, and I have read three books already!  Now, that’s what I call a vacation. Right now, we are in our hometown of Pensacola, Florida, and have spent the past three days with Chris’s family.  It has been a really great visit, with the perfect amount of relaxation that staying with my fabulous mother-in-law always brings and…

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Granddaddy’s Dock

Granddaddy’s Dock

I don’t often post pictures of people other than my own family to my blog. I’ve mentioned before that I very seldom talk about my blog with people in real life. People who know me in person are polite enough to pretend not to read it, which is thoughtful of them. And I don’t ever want people I know and love to worry that whatever we share in confidence of friendship or family is going to be publicly broadcast over the internet. It also saves me the embarrassment of shoving…

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Cut Short, But Still Sweet

Cut Short, But Still Sweet

Originally, we planned to stay at the beach until Sunday, and then drive back in the late afternoon. But because Chris was not feeling much better, we decided to come home a little earlier. But before we left on Saturday, we packed in as much fun as we could on Thursday and Friday! Thursday night was maybe the most fun of our entire trip. We went to a Pensacola Wahoo’s baseball game. If you ever find yourself in Pensacola, Florida, you definitely need to check out a game. The tickets…

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And Then There Were Three

And Then There Were Three

Yesterday, Ginny, John Michael, and Baby Tillman arrived. It has been a few months since I have seen Tillman, and even though I knew how big he was getting through pictures, I was shocked at how big he had gotten in real life! Holy cow! He recently learned to crawl, and he is into EVERYTHING! But see those cheeks? That’s what keeps him out of trouble. Those chunky, tasty little jowls are the softest, squishiest, mushiest little pods of mush! I can’t be around him without nibbling them! Gracie wanted…

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Strep Strikes

Strep Strikes

On Monday afternoon, the kids were out running errands with Nana and Grandma (i.e. buying half the toys, movies, and pool floats at Walmart) and Chris and I grabbed a bite to eat together.  We had a great lunch, and got back to the condo about the same time as the kids, so we all took big naps together.  Even Chris.  Which is strange because I can count on one hand the number of naps Chris has taken in the 14 years we’ve been together.  He does not have my…

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Greetings from Paradise!

Greetings from Paradise!

School ended last week and I am having terrible withdraws. I miss my students. I miss grading papers. I miss giving out detentions and referrals. I miss waking up early and rushing home to get dinner on the table. I guess I’m just one of those teachers who doesn’t know what to do with herself all summer long. S’NOT!!!!!!!!!! GREETINGS FROM PARADISE! Our family left on Saturday morning and caravanned with my mom and Grandma up to my hometown for a week long beach retreat. So far, we have been…

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