my weekend in photos

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we headed to jacksonville on friday afternoon. it was our first time in the city. we checked in to our hotel and walked over to jacksonville landing for dinner.

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after a super early morning on saturday which included crosby throwing up several times, i reluctantly headed down to everbank field for the start of the gate river run 15k. greg stayed back with the kids and watched a movie in the hotel room since crosby was under the weather. more to come on the race.

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we checked out of the hotel with the hopes of stopping in st. augustine since crosby seemed to be feeling better. we ended up turning around to head home.

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she insisted on putting on her whole soccer outfit for about ten minutes of practice. she’s funny.

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thankfully, he was feeling better so we headed out to dinner. face painting…on his arm.

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we headed to a new park today to meet up with friends.

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so good to catch up with megan and her crew.

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we may have waited a little too long to get a group shot. we had a great time seeing some fellow hoosiers in town.

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we finished the weekend with family movie night. we highly recommend moana!

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our weekend definitely did not go as planned thanks to little stomach bug, but we are looking forward to a fun, busy week ahead!

how was your weekend?

diy pantry update

Before I begin, I want to throw it back to what our kitchen looked like when we moved in, and the projects that the pantry has already undergone. This poor pantry has been through a lot, beginning with that huge hole in the wall.

Fast forward to the present day and our pantry ended up looking like this. I was growing more frustrated with the builder grade wire shelves and the amount of stuff we were accumulating was weighing down each shelf. So, we got to work.

pantry before

While it as a big undertaking, I was so happy to start taking everything out of the pantry. There was food in there that was long expired and owner’s manuals piling up for product that we don’t even own anymore. If I had any doubt that we would use it or eat it, it went in the garbage. I bagged up everything else in totes and reusable grocery bags and put them in the laundry room for later.

pantry before 2

Greg removed all of the shelves, filled all of the holes, sanded, and we both painted. We went with the same color grey that was on our walls since we already had the paint.

pantry empty

Leading up to the big project, Greg had done a lot of work on the back end. He researched the best possible options for shelves and went through all of the links I sent him that I found on Pinterest. We landed on floating shelves because they look nice and clean, but are also very sturdy. Greg built and painted all of the shelves beforehand so once the pantry was ready, he could start installing the shelves.

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My absolute favorite part is the little cove for our garbage can. Due to the awkward hole in the wall, the wire shelves were cut, always leaving that little space for the garbage can. But, now it looks so much cleaner like the garbage can is meant for that space.

pantry cutout

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Greg put in a lot of hard work on these shelves and I would love to say they were installed without a single hitch, but it was a process. He went back and forth from the kitchen to the garage on numerous occasions to cut, and re-cut, to make them fit (builders don’t particularly care to make sure everything is perfectly square when framing). Then, there was a lot of touch up paint that needed to be applied, and a few choice words that were used in the process. But, his hard work did not go unnoticed and it totally paid off. The pantry looks so amazing!

diy pantry shelves

Once he was finished, I got in there to put everything back in it’s new and improved spot. Organizing the pantry alone would have made a difference, but the paint and new shelves make a HUGE difference. It is so much easier to find that things we need. I have found myself not buying things that we don’t need since I know what we have now!

pantry floating shelves

After a couple of months, I am happy to report that the pantry is still very organized, though the floor has acquired a few boxes here and there.

diy floating pantry shelves

As far as the door, I love having the chalkboard on the front and it gets a lot of use for our weekly menu, but it has some wear and tear. I would like to remove the contact paper and paint the class with chalkboard paint. Hopefully I can accomplish that in 2017!

my weekend in photos

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after an uneventful friday night, i got up on saturday morning and headed downtown for the best damn race half marathon.

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it was a tough race, but i finished! race recap and lots of pics to come.

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greg and the kids came down to catch the end of the race, which i was so happy about. they hit up the park to play after the race.

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the weather was absolutely perfect this weekend.

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a walk and a bike ride on saturday afternoon.

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we headed out early this morning to go to legoland!

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it was the lego batman movie day at the park so there were some fun things to do. we built a (very) small part of the joker and got to see it complete before we left.

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as well as several of the small squares on the big mosaic. we had to pull crosby away from the table or he would have built the rest of little squares.

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they also go to meet lego batman! crosby holding his hand melts my heart, he loved it.

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hanging out it the dino while kenley rides the roller coaster.

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they had the ride to themselves.

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we had such a good time at the park today. i needed a batman shirt to fit in though!

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we had a busy weekend, but it was sure fun!
how was your weekend?

my weekend in photos

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i met the girls early on saturday morning for a chatty eight mile run.

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we followed it up with piyo at the y.

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this boy needed a haircut in the worst way. what a difference a fresh cut makes! side note, he hit the turf head first on the playground on friday, thus the turf burn on his forehead

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we hit up the park on saturday afternoon to meet some of crosby’s friends. crosby insisted on playing in the water but soon got out because he was “freezing”.

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so happy to see his friends outside of school.

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greg and i got out of the house on saturday for a shopping and dinner date.

after church, we celebrated caleb’s 5th birthday!

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a late afternoon bike ride to enjoy the amazing weather.

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we had a crazy busy weekend and it’s not slowing down any time soon.

how was your weekend?

my weekend in photos

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our little climber was standing on a chair until his face met the rug. oy.

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friday night we had so much fun celebrating lindsey’s birthday!

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an early 8 miles with the girls on saturday.

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post-nap snuggles, just because.

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park time on saturday!

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post-church park time on sunday.

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the kids were off on monday so they had a super fun, action-packed day with daddy.

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fun at the science center!

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they had 4 rivers for lunch, then the best donuts in central florida from donut king!

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we had a good weekend. kenley came down with strep, but recovered very quickly. greg and the kids had a three day weekend!

how was your weekend?

my weekend in photos

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the friday night family movie was finding dory!

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the girls.

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i was forced to take the week off from running thanks to this little thing called bronchitis, so i was happy to go to the y on saturday morning. it was a struggle though.

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we celebrated caelyn’s birthday on saturday with mini bowling. kenley said they were the smallest bowling balls she’s ever seen!

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little brothers unite.

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after the party, we saw the lego batman movie! we all gave it two thumbs up. it was super cute.

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we stopped by a new park on the way home…and then again on sunday!

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twins!

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he made a foot rest in the cart so he could relax while we shopped at sam’s club. he was in rare form today.

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we had a great weekend and knocked out our second birthday party of the month.

how was your weekend?

my weekend in photos

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easy, breezy friday morning run with the girls.

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saturday morning play time.

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we celebrated kyler’s fifth birthday with bowling and pizza!

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the kids had a great time bowling!

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heather and nathan invited us to the chef’s gala at epcot on saturday night. we had such a great time getting dressed up and getting out of the house. i wore the kendra jumpsuit by diane von furstenberg compliments of rent the runway. based on the name alone, i couldn’t pass it up. i loved it and it fit so well.

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enjoying all the food and all the drinks.

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my favorite dish of the night.

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chef mickey made an appearance!

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kenley helped greg make appetizers for the super bowl while i did some meal prep for the week. it was very serious business.

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play time at the park. crosby loving on baby lincoln. he’s obsessed!

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we had a great weekend but it went by way too fast, how was yours?