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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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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The Christmas Spirit

The Christmas Spirit

When the afternoon bell rang last Friday at school, I was out of work for an entire, heavenly week! WOOOOO HOOOOOO!!!! Chris headed to New York for a bachelor party this pas weekend, so I loaded the kids and Big Molly up and we headed to my mom’s for a weekend-long visit. When I found myself sitting in her sunroom on Saturday morning, drinking my morning coffee (which is really my morning Diet Coke because I don’t drink coffee…), I knew I had made the right choice. We spent the…

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Valentine’s Day Goodies, 2014

Valentine’s Day Goodies, 2014

For the past two years, I have really gotten into the Valentine’s Day spirit.  I think it’s having kids.  I have sort of taken Valentine’s Day on as my own little holiday for the kids, and I love finding little ways and traditions to make it special.  This year, I finally got my act together early enough to show you what I’m doing for the kids BEFORE the actual holiday!  Look at me! Every year on Valentine’s Day morning, the kids and Chris wake up to find the kitchen has…

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Christmas Recap – Part 1

Christmas Recap – Part 1

We had so much fun at Christmas this year that I have been basking in the memories for the past few weeks.  And the best part was that I took pictures with my real camera the whole time!  Get ready for picture overload, people… Christmas Eve we were here at our house. I was so glad we weren’t traveling on Christmas this year. There’s just sometime so special for the kids to be in our own home. My mom and grandma came over, and we all went to the Christmas…

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Perfect Family Memories

Perfect Family Memories

We’re home!  We’re in PJ’s, wrapped in fuzzy blankets we got for Christmas, curled up with the doggies, watching football in our own house.  Hallelujah!  We have loved being with family over the holidays, but it is so nice to come home to your own bed after being gone for a week and a half.  As I sit here, I can’t help but reminisce about all the special time we spent with family in the past few days. Having tea parties with Aunt Ginny… …shopping with Tillman… … and enjoying…

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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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And It Only Took 9 Years of Marriage…

And It Only Took 9 Years of Marriage…

When Chris and I were first married, one of the biggest challenges we faced was figuring out how to split holidays between our two families.  After about three years of just leaving it up to whoever won the argument that year, we finally got a system in place.  We agreed that we would do Thanksgiving with one family and Christmas with the other, and then the next year we would flip.  So, we would either have Thanksgiving OR Christmas with our families every year, and then the next year we’d…

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Christmas Card-ing Like a Boss

Christmas Card-ing Like a Boss

A few weeks ago, I ordered stationary for my kids from Minted.  I raved about it here.  I was so impressed with the quality of my order that I decided to order my Christmas cards from Minted this year, too! Okay, that’s half of a fib. I was totally impressed with my order, but what really sold me on Minted for my Christmas cards was that some of you mentioned you had ordered wedding invitations from them before AND THEY ADDRESSED YOUR INVITATIONS – FO’ FREE!  I have to tell…

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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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