first day of school {august 2018}

The kids started school one week ago! I have to say there was much less anticipation leading up to the first day, unlike last year. It was really interesting to go back and read last year’s post, especially since Crosby was starting at a different school last year before we made the decision only a couple weeks later to quickly change to his current school. It seems so much longer ago! Nonetheless, he’s is starting VPK (voluntary pre-kindergarten) this year, which means only one more year until they are going to the same school again!

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Kenley started first grade with one less tooth this year! Greg pulled her top tooth the night before school started. Even a week later, her smile still catches me off guard! She was so looking forward to getting back to school, meeting her teacher, and the new friends in her class. She was also happy to find out that some of her old friends are in her extended day class so it’s the best of both worlds!

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We headed to Crosby’s school first which was super busy and full of families dropping off their kids. He did such a great job. We made our way to Kenley’s school next since we were allowed to walk her in on the first day. I was happy to see that our sidewalk chalk wasn’t washed away by the rain the night before.

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Both of the kids had great first days of school. We are looking forward to a great year!

first day of school {august 2017}

The kids are officially back in school!

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There was a lot of anticipation, discussion, and nervousness (on my part) leading up to the first day of school. The kids would be heading off to two different schools for the first time ever. We started the morning with pictures, of course, then all loaded into one car to make the rounds for drop off.

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We took Crosby to his school and we all went in to drop him off. I was really nervous about leaving him there without Kenley, but he marched in there like he owned the place and was perfectly fine! On the ride home at the end of the day, he told Greg “I like this school” like it was the first time he was ever there. He also asked where Kenley was… ha!

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After Crosby’s drop off, we headed back to drop Kenley off. Greg and I had the opportunity to walk her into the school and into her classroom since it was the first day. When we arrived, I realized this was allowed for all parents, not just kindergarten, so it was a party! We saw Kyler and snapped the cutest picture ever before the girls headed to their classrooms.

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We said goodbye once she was in her classroom and headed to work. She was quiet and was taking it all in, but she was excited and not sad at all!

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They both had great first days and they’re ready to tackle the 2017-2018 school year!

my weekend in photos

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saturday came very early and i was out the door by 3:30am for my longest run ever! i did 20 miles with the girls and earned the nap i took later in the day.

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we headed to the park and made it home just in time before the storms hit. it rained majority of the afternoon, so we played legos inside.

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family movie night!

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he got a new ‘do for school…and aged at least two years.

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after church, we busted out breakfast, lunches, and dinners in our meal prep session. it’s tedious, but i am thankful for it throughout the week.

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we headed to the y for a run together!

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pool time with some threatening skies in the distance.

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this weekend came after a long week of the kids being out of school. it was a weird week for me since we arrived home from indiana on tuesday and i was back to work on wednesday. greg worked for two days, then was home with the kids the rest of the week. we didn’t take nearly enough pictures, but we spent the rest of our sunday preparing for school to start tomorrow!

how was your weekend?

Lately…

the blog has been more quiet than usual┬áthis summer but I wanted to fill you in a little bit on what’s been going on in these parts.

I’m sure you have picked up on this, but we put in a pool! It was finally finished at the beginning of June so we’ve been enjoying it all summer long. I plan to do a separate post with lots of before, during, and after pictures, so stay tuned.

This summer, work has been insanely busy. On top of that, I taught a class for six weeks for my third summer semester. While challenging, it was a great learning experience for me. In the midst of all the craziness, I was glad to see the six weeks come to an end when they did. I am already looking forward to teaching the class again next summer and implementing some new ideas.

Since this summer has been such a whirlwind, I have gotten really behind on my blog reading and our house projects have come to a complete stop. I am missing both. I am in desperate need of some inspiration, creativity, and a new project. I have a couple projects in mind and we have slowly begun talking about some things we want to do to the house, so I am excited about that. I am planning to carve out some time for blogging myself, as well as reading my favorite blogs too. Speaking of being creative, we’ve got a couple birthdays coming up, so I’m already thinking about fun party planning ideas!

The kids went to the same school for summer camp since school ended at the beginning to June. They had last week off and got to spend some time at home with me, Greg, and Meemaw since she was so nice to come down to help out. We are looking forward to this school year as they both are new in classes with new teachers. We are looking forward to getting back into our normal routine which started this week! The kids started school on Monday donning their adorable school uniforms and they weren’t the only ones. I am taking a graduate course this fall online and have been tossing around the idea of going back to school. I’m super excited about the class and am really looking forward to being a student again.

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I think that pretty much catches us up to the present tense. Fall is underway (you know, since I live my life by what semester it is) and we are looking forward to lots of fun things happening between now and the end of the year. I promise I’ll get back on my blogging game here soon.