It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

I am a firm believer in celebrating the end of the week on Friday nights.  There’s nothing more disappointing to me than looking forward to Friday all week and then going home and sitting on the couch.  Fridays are meant to be celebrated! Last Friday, celebration was a little tough because Chris was in tech rehearsals, so it was just me and the littles.  I was on the fence about doing anything at all, really, but then Chris emailed me at work that Santa was arriving that night at the…

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Weekend Warriors

This weekend was packed FULL of excitement for our family.  I’m starting to notice a pleasant trend in that regard, actually.  Of course, we had round two of Gracie’s ballet lessons.  This time, her best fwend, Sara (who Gracie has started to call, “My wittle Sara” for some unknown reason…), was there with her.  They were like two little pink peas in a pod. Here they are marching, best fwends do, of course: Please watch Gracie’s little arms. I die. After her lesson, we boogied on over to the soccer…

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First Swim of 2014!

Last Wednesday was a really crappy day.  I woke up late, got into a stupid argument with Chris over bounce houses (don’t ask…), left my cell phone at home, forgot my morning snack, taught a crappy lesson to kids who are completely OVER school right now, and then locked my car keys in my classroom on my way out that afternoon and had to find a custodian to let me back in. Blah. I picked the kids up from school, and when we walked in the house, I took one…

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Game On

Saturday morning was Bean’s first soccer game. I don’t know who was more excited – Bean or Chris. My mom and Grandma came down for the game, and we loaded up in my mom’s van and headed up to the soccer fields. For Christmas, my parents gave us this enormous Fisher Price wagon. It has an umbrella, a cooler, and it converts into a bench. It is perfect for sideline sitting, so we hauled it up to the field for Gracie to sit in while Bean played. Turns out, Nana…

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Really Good Days

Do you ever have those really good days? Days when the sun is shining and your hair looks good and no one pitches a fit and everyone takes a nap and your husband looks cute and you don’t burn dinner? Those stars align, like, once a year for me. Maybe. But, man, when they do, I just feel so grateful for my life and for the people in it. The 4th of July was one of those days for me. Though, it was not a good hair day. That one’s…

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Happy Days

Having two kids so close in age has a lot of pros and cons to it. In the very beginning when we brought Gracie home, we went through a really nice little honeymoon phase with the kids. Gracie didn’t do much as a newborn, and Bean was still really excited to have a new person in the house. When Gracie was around six months old, the sheen started to wear off and as she became more mobile and needy, Bean became less than impressed. He never acted out towards her,…

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Universally Fun

On Sunday, we went to early church, came home, changed, had lunch, and then headed to Universal Studios for a family fun day. I was talking to my friend, Whitney, the other day and told her that the greatest part of living in Orlando is that you probably know someone who works at either Disney or Universal. We are lucky enough to know co-workers of Chris who work at Disney and Chris’s sister, Annie, works at Universal. Last week, I called Annie to see if she had any comp passes…

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Now, Where Was I?

Hello, Imaginary Friends! I feel like I walked away in the middle of our conversation about Thanksgiving! I’m sorry I disappeared. Cold season is upon our house and I’m not even talking about the kids. I have a raging ear infection and a sinus infection. Loads of fun, let me tell you. The weird part is that I don’t really seem too sick (except for the fact that my right ear feels like it’s filled with lava…). I just feel kind of crummy and run down. I went to the…

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Fun Family Things for Free

Today, I loaded up the kids in the car to run some errands. As soon as we pulled out of our driveway, Bean got all excited. “Go see Mickey Mouse?” he asked. I know what he was thinking. Lately, it seems like every time we get in the car, we are heading to Downtown Disney for something or other. For those who aren’t familiar with Disney World, Downtown Disney is an area right outside the park that is free parking and free admission. There is a big boardwalk and then…

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Cars 2 Weekend

This past weekend, we took the fam to Downtown Disney for a promotional event for the upcoming Cars 2 movie. Bean is a professional Cars fan. He has the t-shirt, the PJs, the slippers, the toys, even Cars bed sheets. So, when we found out about Cars 2, we were pretty sure Bean would die of happiness. And then we heard about the Cars Master Weekend at Disney and we thought, “How sad. Bean is going to die of happiness before he even has a chance to see the new…

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