life lately {june}

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we began the month at reunion resort with the west coast gilbos and grammy who were in town for drew’s lacrosse tournament.

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we loved watching drew on the lacrosse field and hanging with our family all weekend.

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twins.

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summer camp began!

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she loves ucf soccer camp!

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the kids had such a fun time with their cousins.

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a family photo in front of the castle. magical!

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summer is for swimming on a weeknight.

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first swim meet of the season.

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star wars fun at hollywood studios.

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art of animation to celebrate sam’s birthday.

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birthday twins!

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june supper club.

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we celebrated one incredible dad on father’s day!

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another wednesday night swim meet.

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kenley’s third week of camp was golf camp! i was most worried about this camp, but she did so well and loved it!

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movie night!

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meemaw came to stay for a whole week! we loved having her here.

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the girls.

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saturday morning runs.

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the first pool party of the summer!

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little besties.

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week four was ugames camp at discovery church! she did karate!

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summer was in full swing and kenley got to do a different summer camp all month. we had so much fun seeing our family and friends all month! i ended the month with a weekend trip to nashville which i will share more about soon.

life lately {april}

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kenley got to have lunch with meemaw and grandpa at school to end their spring break visit.

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kenley’s artwork was selected to be in the wolf pup art gallery at school for the last nine weeks of the year. they held an opening reception for the art gallery for the students, it was awesome!

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our little artist!

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twinning on a run!

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ucf celebrates the arts!

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more twinning.

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kenley is certainly outnumbered.

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april supper club

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soccer saturdays continued.

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when you play against one of your besties.

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as did tee ball!

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more art from the school wide art fair!

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kenley lost another tooth!

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we celebrated hudson’s birthday at the science center!

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saturday morning run.

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easter cookie decorating at 4rivers!

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easter sunday at church!

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easter brunch!

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the kids had a blast looking for easter eggs

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post-easter brunch brewery meet up

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symphony under the stars on campus

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on kenley’s half birthday, i was the mystery reader in her class! she was so excited.

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beer garden in avalon

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baby cam!

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we loved visiting with the rosemans while they were at disney!

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first grade field trip to dinosaur world!

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sunday brunch with scott and katie while they were in town!

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it was a busy april with games every weekend and lots of time with friends.

Indiana {March 2019}

To kick off spring break, we headed up to Indiana for a long weekend. The weekend was full of family, friends, and celebrations before heading back home.

We were so thankful to see so many family members in such a short time, most of which made the trip to visit us.

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On Saint Patrick’s Day, we ran the Shamrock Beer Run 5k in downtown Indy. It was our first beer run and probably our coldest run to date. It was freezing! Thankfully the beer stops helped us warm up. Downtown Indianapolis was absolutely beautiful on the brisk day.

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We ended the day celebrating Grandma Sue’s 80th birthday! We had a lovely dinner with family to celebrate our special lady.

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We also got to visit with several old friends and meet new little friends while we were there! Again, we were so thankful that everyone made room for us during their busy weekends.

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One major highlight of the long weekend was the snow! Yes…in March…during spring break…the kids saw snow for the first time! They loved playing outside as the big snowflakes fell to the ground. It didn’t last long, but it was memorable.

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We made one more quick stop to visit the birthday girl before heading to the airport. 

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We had a great, long weekend which was action packed. Needless to say, it took a bit for all of us to recover.

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life lately {january}

I have been slacking on my blog posts in the last couple of months, so here is a quick (or, not so quick) recap of what we’ve been up to this month.

We kicked off the new year with the Fiesta Bowl! Unfortunately, the Knights started the new year with their first loss in a long time. We hoped for a better outcome but celebrated a great season and winning streak.

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Christmas break ended and we resumed our regularly scheduled programming. Meemaw had to go home, and we headed back to Disney for the first time in a over a month.

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Kenley played indoor soccer every Sunday in January and wrapped up her season this past weekend. She had a great time playing and it was exciting to watch.

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We celebrated Tracy’s birthday with a chilly run and surprised her to cheer her on at the Disney half marathon over the weekend.

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We had one brewery stop this month at Orlando Brewing.

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We had several chilly runs this month, which was amazing!

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We celebrated at four different birthday parties this month, two of which were at Double Down! Kenley got to go to Drive Shack and I am now realizing we need to get clubs in her hands more often.

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Kelly was in town for work, so we got to hang out and run the Shark Bite half marathon together! I’ll share more pictures from the race soon.

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We had a great family day at Epcot and enjoyed the winter weather.

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The kids celebrated the 100th day of school! Crosby made a necklace out of 100 different Legos and Kenley dressed up as a 100 year old grandma… a stylish one, I may add.

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Kenley and I joined some other girlfriends to run the Lady Track Shack 5k. She did awesome! I’ll definitely share more pictures from the race soon.

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Greg headed up to North Carolina to see Mango and go to the Metallica concert this week. They had a great time!

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We ended the month with the flu taking down Kenley. She’s on the mend now, but she missed four days of school! I did a lot of purging of a lot of things in the house while we were home on those sick days. It feels great to start the year off with less stuff laying around.

I hope to resume normal blog posts soon! I also have a bit more catching up to do, so stay tuned.

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!

Happy Halloween!

We had a great Halloween this year! Kenley started the day as Pinkalicious from Pinkalicious and the Pinkerrific Playdate for the character parade at school.  She was also Pinkalicious last year for the Kindergarten character parade which shows that the girl knows what she likes. Crosby also had a storybook parade at school and he was Dash from the Incredibles.

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By night, the kids transformed into Addison, the cheerleader, and Zed, the zombie from the Disney Channel movie Z-O-M-B-I-E-S. The movie is super cute and the kids love the soundtrack so it was a quick and easy decision on who they would be this year. Unfortunately, Crosby made a last minute decision to go without the green hair and zombie make up, but they still looked super cute.

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We headed around our neighborhood to trick-or-treat and check out all of the decorations. Our neighbors really go all out! It seemed more crowded this year too! The policeman on duty was driving around all night playing the Halloween theme song which was super creepy, yet awesome.

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We had such a fun night!

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A look back… 2011 // 2012 // 2013 // 2014 // 2015 // 2016 // 2017

my weekend in photos

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crosby had a rough week with croup, but he had his first tee ball game on thursday! overall, he did well all things considered.

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after a short work day on friday, we were back on campus to tailgate before the ucf game.

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knightro!

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friday night lights!

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the knights win!

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five miles before our busy morning.

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between the four of us, we were three different places on saturday morning. work, soccer, and tee ball. so thankful for friends who treat my kids as their own, cheer for, and take pictures of while we weren’t there. it takes a village!

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fort building on a lazy saturday.

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another lazy afternoon on sunday. just what we needed.

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i wish we would have started this on saturday. now i’m determined to finish!

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after a busy friday and saturday morning, we did nothing the rest of the weekend. i really wanted it to be a true fall weekend with football and pumpkin spice everything, but it was still 90 degrees out, so we stayed inside. it was still glorious and a much needed chance to regroup before a crazy busy season that is right around the corner.

how was your weekend?