so long 2017

January

Our new year started with a trip to the new and improved Orlando Science Center.
We went up in the Orlando Eye and visited the Sea Life Aquarium and Madame Tussauds.
Greg built floating shelves and we updated our pantry.
We went to Legoland to check out the new Ninjago ride.
Kenley mastered how to ride her bike without training wheels!
The kids celebrated their 100th day of school.
Kenley and I ran the Lady Track Shack 5k and I ran the Celebration half marathon.

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February

We celebrated lots of birthdays this month including Kyler, Caelyn, and Caleb.
Greg and I attended the Chef’s Gala at Epcot with Heather and Nathan.
We have a lovely Valentine’s Day.
Mary Beth was in town so we got in a quick visit together!
Greg and I got away for two other date nights.

March

I ran the BDR half marathon in downtown Orlando.
We went to Legoland for one of the Lego Batman movie days.
We spent the night in Jacksonville and I ran the Gate River Run 15k.
Megan and her crew visited Orlando, so we played at the park!
Both kids started playing soccer through the YMCA.
My parents came down for spring break and we sailed the Disney Dream!
We saw the Mets and Braves play a spring training baseball game at Disney.
Greg and I saw the Magic play the Thunder, including Victor Oladipo.

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April

Soccer season was underway.
We celebrated Hudson’s third birthday and Luke’s fifth birthday.
Kenley was down for three days thanks to the flu.
Greg and I attended the third annual UCF Celebrates the Arts.
We used our Seaworld annual passes one last time before they expired.
Easter Sunday was celebrated with church and brunch with friends.
Kenley turned five and a half and Crosby turned three and a half.
We played at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and I ran the Dark Side half marathon!
We stayed at the Legoland Beach Retreat with the Herolds!

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May

Kenley got registered for kindergarten and took a tour of her new school.
Meemaw came to visit for the weekend.
The kids had a field trip at Seaworld.
Maggi and Greg were in town and we spent time with the newly engaged couple.
We had a triple date night at the Orlando City Soccer game and loved it!
Kenley started gymnastics.
The school year ended for the kids with water day!
We headed to Sarasota for Memorial Day weekend to enjoy the beach and see family.
Kenley graduated from VPK at the Orlando REP Theatre.

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June

The kids started summer camp!
Our city mourned the loss of the 49 lives one year after the Pulse shooting.
We hit up the Orlando Science Center and Greg and I went to our first Science Night Live!
Greg and I went to another Orlando City Soccer game.
We celebrated daddy for Father’s Day and saw Cars 3.
Kenley got her ears pierced!
I started training for the Chicago marathon.
We headed to Sarasota for a visit with Grammy.

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July

We celebrated 4th of July with friends. food, and fireworks.
Greg and I celebrated our nine year anniversary at the Metallica concert.
Kenley and I went back to school shopping for school supplies and school clothes.
We had a hot trip to Legoland.
Greg and I had several date nights including our first time at Paddlefish in Disney Springs.
The Burnetts were visiting from Canada!
We hosted a back to school pool party.
Marathon training continued. I ran a lot of miles in the month of July.

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August

The summer flew by and the kids finished summer camp.
I took the kids up to Indiana for a long weekend before school started.
Kenley started kindergarten and Crosby started at his old school, then started a new school two weeks later.
The fall soccer season began for Kenley.
I ran, a lot.

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September

We headed to Sarasota for Labor Day weekend.
Hurricane Irma through our month all out of whack.
We were without power for four days and became Disney annual pass holders!
I saw Mumford & Sons at Amway with the girls.
Marathon training continued and I did a lot of running.

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October

We headed up to Chicago and I ran the Chicago Marathon!
Maggi and Greg got married in Cancun, Mexico!
We headed to Leogland for Brick or Treat.
Kenley turned six years old and Crosby turned four years old.
Greg and I also celebrated our birthdays, too.
We got our family pictures taken with a gorgeous red truck.
The kids were Batgirl and Batman for Halloween.

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November

We celebrated Friendsgiving with friends from both of the kids’ schools.
Sesame Street Live was at Daddy’s work!
The Mangos visited so we went to Legoland.
The Petittos visited and we went to Disney on Thanksgiving.
My parents came down for Thanksgiving weekend.
Greg and I went to Philly to for Melissa’s wedding!

December

We celebrated Fenn’s birthday the same day UCF went undefeated for the season!
We worked our way through our advent calendar activities for the Christmas season.
Kenley and I saw My Son Pinocchio, Jr. at her elementary school.
We spent a Saturday at Hollywood Studios.
Crosby and I celebrated Cari’s birthday by roller skating!
We walked through the Christmas Tree Trail at Disney Springs.
We celebrated Christmas in Sarasota with Greg’s family.
The Burnetts were in town for a visit from Montreal.
My parents were in town to end the year and ring in the new year.

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2017 was pretty amazing.

A look back: 2016 // 2015 // 2014 // 2013 // 2012 // 2011

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