friday night trip to chuck e. cheese’s to celebrate kyler’s birthday!
playing all the games.
sporting our medals after kenley’s first 5k on saturday morning! more photos to come.
we headed to magic kingdom after the race and chelsea the (class) chimp came with us!
riding on the people mover!
excited to meet belle after the enchanted tales!
crosby asked belle if all the books in her library were real. she said they were!
such a fun day with these two.
chelsea also joined us at church!
celebrating four years!
quick trip to the park before the rain started.
sunday night date night.
we had a busy weekend! crosby was excited to share it with their class mascot, chelsea. how was your weekend?
We kicked off the new year with a quick trip to Atlanta to watch the UCF Knights take on the Auburn Tigers in the 2018 Chic-Fil-A Peach Bowl. It turned out to be a long day, but oh so worth it as the Knights got a huge win and finished the season as the only undefeated team in college football.
Our flight was full of Knights fans heading up to Atlanta. It made for such a fun experience as soon as we arrived at the airport.
Mercedes-Benz Stadium was a short MARTA ride from the airport so we arrived at the stadium with plenty of time before kick-off at 12:30pm. Thankfully, we didn’t have to spend too much time outside since it was 19 degrees, but we did get to see a couple snow flurries. The stadium was unbelievable. It was incredibly nice and everything was reasonably priced.
Our seats were amazing. The game was crazy, intense, and so much fun. The UCF fans were insanely loud and the Auburn fans headed home early.
We all had our obligatory Chic-Fil-A sandwich and cheered on the Knights to victory. The end of the game celebrations were so much fun. After the game, we headed back to the airport to wait out our long delay and watch the other football games happening on New Year’s Day. We finally boarded our flight at 11:45pm and our heads hit the pillow about 2am. It was such a great experience and the long day was completely worth it to see a Knights win with great friends. A huge thanks to my parents for watching the kids while we snuck away for the day.
on friday, i toured the future site of ucf downtown.
tijuana flats for dinner with friends.
legos and pajamas. he’s in heaven.
post-church meal prep!
the nice weather has returned! beers and football on the veranda.
we were determined to get her tooth out today. daddy got it out on first try!
we had a very low key weekend, which is why there were very few photos documented. it was much needed.
how was your weekend?
kenley’s new glasses arrived and friday was her first day wearing them!
she’s not the only one getting new glasses. i got my warby parker box on friday and chose a cute pair to order.
we stayed at the reunion resort this weekend which put us very close to disney for a couple trips to the parks.
saturday afternoon we were at animal kingdom.
we weren’t entirely prepared for how cold it was.
kenley rode everest for the first time then went right back for more and rode it again with me.
on sunday, we went to epcot before heading home and met some friends!
after a lot of together time this weekend, kenley and i headed to magic kingdom while crosby and daddy played together at home. the kids definitely enjoyed some one-on-one time with each of us.
we met up with more friends!
she also rode space mountain for the first time this weekend. she’s quite the thrill seeker!
minnie ears for the girls. we had such a fun day together.
we had a great long weekend packed full of disney fun. how as your weekend?
My favorite photo floating around social media this year included the phrase “the bit between Christmas and the New Year when you don’t know what day it is or who you are”. I definitely felt that this year. It was a weird week coming back from Christmas in Sarasota on Tuesday, then going back to work the following Tuesday. We had a jam packed week and it honestly flew by!
Crosby spent most of his time out of school in his pajamas and the kids loved their new sleeping bag/pillow combos they got for Christmas. There was a lot of cartoon and movie watching done from them.
On Friday, Heather and I got our 26.2 tattoos and Michelle got her nose pierced! Kenley was pumped that Livie came over to play during that time. Also, don’t let my smiles fool you, that little sucker really hurt even though he was done in less than two minutes.
Greg and I snuck out for happy hour on Friday to celebrate Ryan’s new job!
On Saturday, we got to see our friends in from Montreal! I love seeing these kids together again around our table. They picked up right where they left off from their last visit in July. It was so good to catch up over Moscow mules and instant pot chili.
Greg worked a few days during the break, so we headed out to Light Up UCF on NYE to do some ice-skating while he was working. They also got me on the ferris wheel which I was not a fan of, but the views were pretty good.
Greg and I capped off our Christmas break with a trip to the Peach Bowl in Atlanta which I will share more about this week. Thankfully, my parents stayed until the 2nd and were able to watch the kiddos for the day. We had such a great break and were so thankful to see both of our families and lots of friends.
family movie night! we watched despicable me 3.
by the doctor’s order, i put my leg into the cold pool to ice it on saturday morning…when it was 46 degrees out. thank goodness for hot coffee.
they thought it was hilarious.
crosby and wyatt… i mean, batman and spiderman in the house.
a little game time before bed.
post-church lunch at rock & brews.
we celebrated jackson’s birthday with a chicago and airplane party. i had to sport my chicago shirt for the occasion.
i’m not sure when he got this old.
back at it on sunday evening. kenley was excited to take my picture again.
we had a much needed relaxing weekend. i spent most of the day on saturday cleaning out our kitchen and packing up boxes for donation, thanks to a simplified life. it was a perfect weekend to kick off the new year.
how was your weekend?
We headed down to Sarasota this year to celebrate Christmas in Florida with Greg’s family. We had an amazing five days filled with family, fun, and sun.
The kids spent a lot of time in and on the water. It was way too cold for me to even think about getting in. The boys caught several fish from the dock and I paddle boarded with the manatees!
We had dinner out on the circle on Saturday night and spent some time at the beach on Christmas Eve.
We opened presents on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The kids spent the rest of our time playing with their presents.
We had such a great visit and a wonderful Christmas with Greg’s family. We loved seeing the Gilbos in Florida and the kids especially loved seeing their older cousins!