Christmas in Chicago {2018}

We started our Christmas break with a lovely Christmas service at church on Friday night.

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Saturday morning came early and we hopped on a plane to head to Chicago!

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Michael and Rachel showed us around the city while the kids headed back to the house to bake cookies and see Arie.

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We stopped at Macy’s to get warm and check out the Christmas tree and beautiful decorations.

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Afterwards, we hopped on over to the Christkindlmarket which was packed the moment it opened. I got a cute mug full of warm goodness, then we headed out.

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Our next stops included Garrett Popcorn, Ballast Point to taste some beers, and Au Cheval for the best burger in the entire city.

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Finally, we met up with the kids at Forge Brewery!

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The next two days, we had a wonderful visit with family.

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We were hopeful for more snow, but she was thrilled to at least see this much.

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Christmas morning was full of coffee and opening presents before we packed our bags to hit the road.

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Our first stop was in Lafayette for a short, but sweet, visit with the cousins.

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After one more stop in Indy, we were on the road. 14 hours later, we arrived in warm Orlando to continue our Christmas break!

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We had such a wonderful time in Chicago and we already can’t wait to plan our next visit. To say that Michael and Rachel were amazing hosts would be an understatement. We had such a very, merry Christmas!

my weekend in photos

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friday morning run.

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saturday night movie. i cannot recommend this enough! it was so good and so funny for all ages.

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a foggy six miles on sunday.

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sunday soccer!

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cheering on sister.

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a quick stop at a new brewery.

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our first ucf basketball game of the season. can you tell it’s winter break on campus?

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a fun afternoon with friends!

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knightro!

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we had some festive fun after the game.

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“daddy’s work” from the ferris wheel.

we cancelled our disney plans on saturday to lay low which was a great decision. we were still tired by sunday night! how was your weekend?

Pass-A-Grille Beach {2018}

Greg and I celebrated our ten year anniversary on July 5th. We packed up the car and headed to the west coast for a few days away. Our first stop in Tampa was the Oxford Exchange. We had a great brunch in the most adorable place.

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After brunch, we headed to a few breweries before getting to the beach. Our first stop was Cigar City, home of Greg’s favorite beer, Jai Alai. Our next stop was Green Bench Brewing Company. It was a super cute place, but not our favorite beers.

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We made it to Pass-A-Grille Beach just as our room was ready. We had a great view and headed right out, across the street, to the beach for the afternoon.

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Our anniversary dinner was at The Mill. We had the best charcuterie board and a great dinner! Afterwards, we headed to 3 Daughters Brewery for another drink. I wish we lived closer to that place because it was awesome and the kids would love playing there!

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On Friday morning, we went for a run around Pass-A-Grille. We saw the whole town in a short amount of time. Afterwards, it was time for drinks and brunch before heading to the beach. It was a cloudy day, but we both got fried!

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We walked to dinner at Grace on Friday night, then sat on our deck to watch the sunset. We headed back out later for ice cream before calling it a night.

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We woke up to a rainbow on Saturday morning and headed home. We had a great few days away and definitely caught up on the sleep we have apparently been missing!

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Cheers to 10 years!

my weekend in photos

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we saw kenley’s science fair project at the orange county library on thursday night for the ocps stem fair! she was very proud.

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the kids checked out some library books and we headed to our favorite brewery!

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i got to hang with this girl on friday night.

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six miles on saturday morning.

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run all the miles, drink all the coffee.

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saturday soccer in the rain.

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it was fun while it lasted, then she was over it.

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no better place to spend a rainy day than disney on ice!

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moana was the best, but the whole show was really cool.

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hugs from tink!

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my boy.

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mother’s day church and brunch before heading to hollywood studios.

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kenley got to meet star-lord and groot!

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getting pumped for toy story land!

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crosby conquered the tower of terror! he declared that he was never riding it again, but we’ll see about that.

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staying dry with a snack.

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running to the car in the rain.

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we finished the rainy weekend with family movie night, the greatest showman! i had a fabulous mother’s day and we all had a great weekend.

how was yours?

my weekend in photos

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friday morning birthday run for juliana!

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friday night soccer practice.

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got in some miles with the girls before a busy day.

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saturday morning soccer game!

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kenley’s team played great! it was a really exciting game to watch.

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k squared.

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kenley spent the day at the kennedy space center with her friend. she was so looking forward to the adventure.

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helping me with the grocery list.

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checking off another brewery on our central florida ale trail.

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he loved being the only child for the day.

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and another.

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causing a ruckus with his own cart at trader joe’s.

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a rocket launch to end a great day for k.

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post-church sunday funday.

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these two have been friends since the infant room!

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we had a busy weekend, but it was so fun!

my weekend in photos

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friday night soccer.

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finally dyeing some eggs.

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celebrating luke’s birthday!

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date night, which ended at the arcade playing jurassic park.

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happy easter!

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such a fun morning at action church!

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brunch!

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after many attempts, we finally got a good picture!

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so happy to have my parents here to celebrate today.

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flights at red cypress brewery!

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game time for the kiddos.

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we had a wonderful weekend and a very happy easter.

he is risen!

my weekend in photos

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our friday family movie was moana! it’s been way too long since we’ve watched it.

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slowly getting back into it… six miles with the girls!

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finally got some new beauties!

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followed by some beer tasting at our local brewery.

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sunday meal prep. i just love how pretty our lunches look!

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i snagged a fast pass for mine train which is next to impossible, so we headed down to magic kingdom on a school night!

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we finally rode dumbo!

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cuties.

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this was his first time riding it!

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can’t beat this view.

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tea cups!

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i think it’s safe to say she liked it!

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he looks skeptical, but he said he loved it!

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we had a great weekend. how was yours?