4th of July {2018}

We kicked off our 4th of July holiday with the Firecracker 5k in our community! Kenley and I signed up the morning of, so there wasn’t much training involved in this 5k. My expectations were low and I knew there would be a significant amount of walking involved. Kenley was excited that her friends were there too!

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She did a good job but you can definitely tell the difference from a 5k in January versus a 5k in July. It was hot and humid!

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After the 5k, we had some friends over for food, frose, and fireworks!

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We had such a fun and eventful day celebrating our independence!

my weekend in photos

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friday night pajama party!

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saturday morning run.

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all the coffees.

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saturday piyo.

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shopping at disney springs.

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incredibles ii! it was so good.

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our first stop on our brew tour.

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celery city craft!

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loved celebrating this guy!

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family selfie.

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dads doing beers.

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sanford brewing company

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wop’s hops brewery. the kids loved it, obviously.

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happy father’s day to all the dads!

 

my {long} weekend in photos

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kenley’s end of year luau was friday. i can’t believe the school year is just about over.

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on our way to sarasota, we made a short detour to stop by concord coffee in lakeland!

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delicious iced coffee in the cutest coffee shop.

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reading during lunch.

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we opted for some indoor fun on a rainy saturday.

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we had a short break in the rain so we headed out on the water.

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this was our workout for the day.

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hot tub for these two…in the rain.

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we headed down to the beach on sunday morning to see what was happening. the skies were ominous and the waves were crazy! tropical storm alberto was passing by.

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my guy.

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my boy.

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we chased this little crab to get a pic.

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memorial day cookout with cousins.

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we had a great time celebrating bobby’s birthday!

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the kids had so much fun.

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we had such a fun weekend in sarasota with grammy. though it rained most of the weekend, we did get to see the sun for just a little bit. we headed back home today to prep for the last couple days of school before summer officially begins!

happy memorial day!

my weekend in photos

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friday night soccer practice.

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i got to hang out with this sweet boy.

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saturday morning miles with the girls.

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soccer saturday!

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living his best life.

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saturday afternoon, we headed to epcot for the flower and garden festival.

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shark!

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enjoying our time with grammy!

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elsa and anna!

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we finally got fast passes for the frozen ride and spent some time in norway!

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it’s the circle of life.

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ice cream treat!

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we had such a fun day at epcot and the weather was gorgeous!

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after errands and food prep, we had our first official swim of the season today!

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we had a great visit with grammy this weekend.

how was yours?

Hollywood Studios {March 2018}

We ended spring break with a day trip to Hollywood Studios. We decided that we would maximize our time at the park and planned to stay the whole day, which is not something we normally do.

My original plan was to meet Buzz and Woody before our first fast pass, but Donald and Daisy were right by the entrance, so we stopped for pictures and autographs. Kenley is really into having the characters sign our character book. I love the picture of she and Daisy together.

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Our first fast pass was put on hold since Toy Story was down (an important detail later), so we headed to Star Tours and were able to get right on the ride. Star Tours is Crosby’s favorite ride so I was happy to have him be able to do it twice in one day.

After Star Tours, we watched the March of the First Order and headed to the Launch Bay to meet Kylo Ren.

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Toy Story ended up opening again, so we were able to use our fast pass later on in the morning (along with every other person in the park), but we were excited to get on it. It is one of our absolute favorite rides of all the parks.

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In hindsight, it probably wasn’t the best idea to get on a ride that had been down all morning because we got to the end of the ride and it stopped…then it stopped again, for good. Several very nice cast members came to get us out of our seats and walk us out of the ride. They had already cleared all of the guests in the 2+ hour waiting line and gave us an extra fast pass to use that day. We were making memories, that’s for sure!

After lunch, we headed to Tower of Terror. Greg and Kenley rode this together once, but I hadn’t been on it in so long. Kenley talked about it all week long, but started to get nervous as we boarded our elevator. I forgot how cool and thrilling it is! Kenley likes it but definitely had a death grip on my arm the whole time (as you can see in the picture).

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We used our extra fast pass on the Rock ‘n Roller Coaster! Kenley was adamant that she wanted to ride it but I wasn’t sure she would be tall enough. She stood very tall and was so excited to ride it. She and Greg wanted to make silly faces, but you can see the surprise in she and Jackson’s eyes as we took off. They both loved it and Kenley can’t wait to do it again. I love that she is fearless with roller coasters because I definitely wasn’t like that when I was her age!

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I went for a second time with mom so she could use her fast pass too. Crosby was so good while he waited for us, so we happily went back to ride Star Tours again for him.

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We had such a fun day at Hollywood Studios. The weather was amazing, the park wasn’t that busy, and the company was great!

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We’ll see ya real soon, Goofy!

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!

Christmas Break, cont.

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.

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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.

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Greg and I snuck out for happy hour on Friday to celebrate Ryan’s new job!

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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.

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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.

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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.