Makin’ Waves and Catchin’ Rays

Makin’ Waves and Catchin’ Rays

Our last day in the Keys we rented a pontoon boat for the day. We rented ours from Pontoon George and I have mixed reviews about it. I mean, technically it was a boat that floated. It wasn’t anything fancy or even completely dependable… but it did the job of getting us around the islands. So, if price is your concern, go with Pontoon George – $300 for a full day rental for 7-10 people, and that’s the cheapest deal we found. But if we had to do it again,…

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Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jig

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jig

Have you ever heard that saying?  Home again, home again, jiggity jig?  My parents used to say it all the time when we returned home from vacation or a trip away, and I found myself saying it to my own kids today as we pulled into our driveway from our vacation to the Florida Keys this past week.  It’s always nice to be away, but it is definitely jig-worthy to come home!  We had such a great time.  It was the perfect balance of relaxing and activities, and it is…

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Your Day is Done

Your Day is Done

Today was a busy day.  I was actively on my feet, talking and teaching all day long (as opposed to other teaching days when I am circulating and helping individual students while they work in groups).  By the time I got home, I was tired of talking and walking and smiling and communicating.  But my day was not done.  In fact, it was just getting started. I rushed home to get Bean to his baseball practice by 5:30, which meant we had to grab a quick dinner.  Chris and I…

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Atlanta Craziness

Atlanta Craziness

Last week, my mom and I packed the kiddos up in her minivan and escaped to visit my sister in Atlanta for a few days.  I love visiting at Ginny’s house.  She’s such a thoughtful hostess, her home is comfy and cozy, and it’s always a good day when I get to snuggle my niece and nephew! Ginny’s husband, John Michael, was traveling that week and Ginny had to work during the days, so Mom and I were wrangling four kids ourselves. It was pretty chaotic, but a lot of…

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Pop Some Popcorn! It’s Vacay Picture Time!

Pop Some Popcorn! It’s Vacay Picture Time!

Oh, imaginary friends.  Come.  Sit on my couch and hold my photo album in your imaginary laps while I explain every single vacation photo to you in detail. There are 428. Seriously.  That’s how many I dumped off my camera today.  But, I am giving you the abridged version on the blog for the next couple of days so that I don’t have to purchase additional server space just to show you 84 pictures of Bean shooting his bow and arrow. But I’m getting ahead of myself… Let’s start at…

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Gone a-Visitin.

Gone a-Visitin.

We all had so much fun in Atlanta this weekend. I wanted to spend some time with my sister before her baby arrives this August and before all the pre-baby festivities begin and we are separated forever by diaper cakes, shower games, and mountains of baby blue onesies. Not really. But it was fun to spend some time with her and her hubby all the same. We drove up on Friday after a morning doctors appointment for Gracie (her ears were fine, by the way… she was just cutting four…

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MIA

MIA

I’ve had a bit of a rough week. Nothing major, just one of those times when several things come to a head at once. I’m taking two classes right now for my teaching certification, and that has added the equivalent of two college class loads to my plate. Homework is an adjustment. Not to mention school is winding down and so my students seem to be on crack. I can’t get them to settle down, and so my work days are long, exhausting days right now. Add in a few…

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Status Update

Status Update

This post is more of a scheduling pep talk for myself than anything else. In the next week, there are so many major events happening that I can hardly keep myself straight. I get tired whenever I think about it, and then I just want to take a nap until April. But I can’t because I have too much to do. So, I thought I’d make peace with the next couple days by blogging about it to help calm my nerves. Plus, if I’m blogging then I don’t have to…

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Christmas #1

Christmas #1

In the wee small hours of Saturday morning, we are loading up and heading out to Atlanta. My family is doing their Christmas together at my sister’s house this weekend. I am super excited. This kicks off a two week Christmas celebration for me and I am definitely looking forward to a little down time. I have been so tired lately! I’m to that point of exhaustion that I was starting to think I was getting sick, but then I realized that I’m just freaking tired! This weekend we are…

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Part One: MC in the ATL

Part One:  MC in the ATL

This past weekend, Chris and I took the kids up to my sister and brother-in-law’s house in Atlanta to spend some time with them. We had this great idea that we would leave Orlando around dinner time and then drive the majority of the seven hours while the kids were sleeping. Ahhh…what stupid people we are. We didn’t end up leaving Orlando until after 8:00pm on Thursday night. We had a meeting at 9:00 on Friday morning in Atlanta, so instead of deciding to leave the next morning (like normal,…

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