5 Boys, 3 Pizzas, 2 Girls, and a Gallon of Ice Cream

5 Boys, 3 Pizzas, 2 Girls, and a Gallon of Ice Cream

I blogged a few weeks ago about our Date Night Co-op group.  This weekend was mine and Chris’s first time to host all the kiddos at our house.  I’m still recovering.  I counted heads so many times that night that I’m still counting to seven in my sleep! We had five boys and two girls, with ages ranging from kindergarten to fourth grade.  It was organized chaos in our house from 6:00-10:00! When the kids first got there, we planned to have everyone swim, but only a few of them…

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Date Night Co-op

Date Night Co-op

My friend, Jamie, has four boys.  They range in age from kindergarten to fourth grade.  The kindergarteners are twins.  And Jamie is a preschool teacher.  If anyone needs a date night every week, it’s this woman.  And if anyone knows how to do date night right, it’s this woman. Jamie let me in on this super awesome thing she calls her “Date Night Co-op.”  She and three other families got together and decided to rotate homes every Saturday night.  So, the first Saturdays of the month, all the kids went…

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Busy Weekend, Happy Family

Busy Weekend, Happy Family

This weekend was packed full of all different kinds of fun.  I love weekends like that.  I’ve been having a rough start to my school year for the past two weeks, so my weekends have been just the right kind of fun and relaxation that I’ve needed.  Friday night, we headed to downtown Windermere for dinner at the food trucks.  This is just half of the food trucks that were there. I had korean BBQ and Chris and the kids had Philly cheesesteaks. Everything was delicious! We have heard about…

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Relax. It’s Little League.

Relax.  It’s Little League.

Bean’s team had playoffs this weekend.  They played on Saturday and Sunday and won both games, which means they are headed to the championship game this week. I’m so proud of him because he played both games really well.  Base hits, a couple good RBIs, great fielding, and he even made the final out to end the last playoff game. More than that, I was proud of him for his sportsmanship. You guys should have seen some of the parents and coaches at these two games.  I was embarrassed for…

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A Fabulous Fourth!

A Fabulous Fourth!

The Fourth of July is one of Chris’s favorite holidays. And with all the grilling, swimming, and firework action, who wouldn’t love it? We had a fun time with friends and – bonus! – my new camera came in on Wednesday, so I have pretty pictures again! Yay! Unfortunately, I didn’t take as many pictures during the party, so you’ll just have to trust me that we had a great time! We have started putting a sign on our door during parties and having people walk around to our back…

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Fun on the Fourth

Fun on the Fourth

For the fourth of July this year, we invited a few friends over for a laid back day out in our backyard.  We swam, ate burgers, and drank plenty of lemonade… and beer.  No judgies. We also broke out the croquet set. Chris and I bought this really nice set for something crazy like $10 on clearance at Target a couple years ago. Without a doubt, this is the yard game that always gets the more involvement. If you’ve never played before, you should try. It’s like putt putt and…

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The New Year

The New Year

Remember last year when I told you about our friend, Brett, who is a filmmaker?  He made a movie called, The New Year. He has been touring the movie at film festivals all over the country this past year and it has gotten rave reviews. Seriously. Go to their website and just read some of the reviews and awards it has won. The New Year is now up for a big award that is voted on by regular non-film-critic people like you and me. The Gotham Independent Film Awards celebrates…

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The Par-tay Recap

The Par-tay Recap

For Bean’s birthday, we are celebrating by spending this coming Saturday in Disney’s Animal Kingdom (thanks to the swell folks at Disney!).  That’s when my parents and some of Chris’ family will be in town and we’ll boogey down all day together.  But I couldn’t let his actual birth day go by without some little celebration of its own. My lovely friend, Sarah, and her husband, Scott, came over… …along with Chris’ sister, Annie… (More on this enormous school bus that now lives in my living room later) and my…

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My Sister’s Wedding Extraveganza

My Sister’s Wedding Extraveganza

This past week we celebrated my sister, Ginny, who finally married her best friend, John Michael.  They were married on Saturday, April 24, but the wedding activities kicked off on Friday when my mom, grandmother, and sister threw a brunch for all of Ginny’s bridesmaids as a way to say thank you.  The brunch took place at the beach house my parents rented for the week and it was so much fun.  I got to see lots of Ginny’s closest friends that I hadn’t seen in a while and Ginny…

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Bachelorette Weekend: Part One

Bachelorette Weekend: Part One

A couple weekends ago, I hosted my sister’s bachelorette party in New York.  I promised you all a blog post with scandalous pictures and have yet to show you anything because in all the hustle of the move, I lost my camera from the weekend.  And when I finally found the camera, the battery was dead and I couldn’t find the charger.  Finally this morning, I found the charger so we are all set. WARNING :  If you are a new reader, please go back and read my two previous…

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