Double Trouble

Double Trouble

The older kids get, the harder it is to keep a straight face when they are in trouble.  AmIright???? The other day, we were driving down the road and they were getting on my last nerve.  They had been in one of those playing hysterically moods where their “fun” can quickly become “murder charges” in the blink of an eye.  I had been getting onto them to leave each other alone, to settle down, to keep their hands to themselves…  Blah, blah, blah… Finally, I reached the last straw and…

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VROOM! VROOM!

VROOM! VROOM!

This past weekend, Chris, Bean, and I left Gracie at home with Nana and went camping with Cub Scouts.  Out of all the camping we have done so far, this might have been my favorite.  We camped in the middle of the Daytona Speedway! Like, right there in the center of the race track! We had never been to a NASCAR event before, so this was a lot of first-times for our family (one of the things I love about Scouts!).  I worried that since we weren’t racing fans, it…

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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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Summertime Confessions

Summertime Confessions

1. For the first time in the whole life, I have a tan. Not a sunburn. A real tan. 2. I started the Couch-2-5K program last week to help tone up this summer. The first day of training required 20 minutes of walking/jogging. I made it 10 minutes and haven’t done it since. But I have the app on my phone, so I think I’ll try again this week. 3. When Bean and Gracie take their afternoon nap, I usually spend that hour on my float in the pool. It…

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How Elvis Fell in Love With Me

How Elvis Fell in Love With Me

When I first moved to Florida, there was a snake in my driveway and I hit it with my car and you all shamed me for the brutal murder.  Remember that? Ever since that post and all the comments about how I really should have just left the snake alone because snakes are people, too… (Wait a minute…That’s not right…) Anyway, I thought long and hard about it and decided you all were right.  Snakes are friends, not food. So, I have made every effort to live in peace with…

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Why I Should Not Live in Florida

Why I Should Not Live in Florida

Last week I came home from running errands with Bean Man and I found this on my kitchen floor. I couldn’t tell what it was at first, so I did the natural thing.  I started screaming bloody murder.  And throwing things at it.  And jumping on furniture. But the bugger never moved, so I got a little braver and stepped into the kitchen only to find it was a gator from the top of Bean’s animal birthday cake last week. Clearly, I have not quite adjusted to my new environment…

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Rental Home Tour in Florida, Take Two

Rental Home Tour in Florida, Take Two

Earlier this week I tried posting this video of our new rental home in Florida, but we think there was something wrong with the video because our site started having some problems that afternoon.  I thought I’d try to post it one more time to see if we have better luck. We downsized for the next 6 months from a 3 bedroom, 2 bath cape cod in Connecticut to a 2 bedroom 1 bath in Florida.  We plan to be here for the next six months to a year while…

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Things I Love About Florida

Things I Love About Florida

Despite the fact that snakes are rising up against me, there are things about Florida that I love that I had completely forgotten about while I lived in Connecticut.  In an effort to block the snake incident from my brain and to keep myself from hiking up my tail feathers and running back to Connecticut, I’ve been trying to remember things I’ve missed about life here.  Things like… 1.  Chick-fil-a – Without a doubt, hands-down, Chris’ favorite fast food place.  How we lived for five years without those golden nuggets…

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Kill It Till Its Dead!

Kill It Till Its Dead!

This afternoon when Bean woke up from his nap, he was really fussy (read more about Bean’s reoccurring fussiness HERE) so I took him out to our back yard where Chris was playing with the dogs.  Only, I couldn’t find Chris.  Or the dogs. So, Bean and I walked over to the side of the house where we found this: A fence with two different colored stains?  Yes, but that isn’t alarming. Chris’ tiny little rear end up sticking out?  Yes, but that isn’t alarming.  Just kind of cute. A…

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Weekend Warriors: Florida Edition

Weekend Warriors:  Florida Edition

This weekend I remembered the things I love about Florida.  The warm weather.  The sunshine.  The outdoors. And my hair remembered the reason we left Florida.  The humidity.  I’ve taken, like, two showers a day since we got here and my hair seems to have inflated.  A LOT.  I have trouble fitting it through doorways.  And I don’t know what to do with it now besides throwing it all up on top of my head.  I’m working on other options.  Perhaps a side ponytail.  Or a bun the size of…

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