my [long] weekend in photos

we headed down to sarasota for the long weekend for some family fun and beach time. we celebrated bobby’s 12th birthday and visited with cousins who we haven’t seen in a while.

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sunday was a beach day. we had such a good time! afterwards, we walked to dinner and got ice cream for dessert.

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we went to the ringling today to check out a new park. the art museum was free today so we checked that out too on the way out. the entire place was really cool and we’ll definitely be back when it’s a little cooler out.

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we finished the long weekend with a little swimming once we got home. the kids love diving for rings and crosby decided to do it in the deep end!

we had such a great trip, it was a much needed weekend away.

how was your long weekend?

my weekend in photos

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i started our busy weekend with 7.5 miles around ucf with the girls.

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we were off to soccer when i got home. kenley’s game was first this weekend.

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crosby had his last game after kenley’s game and he actually played!

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crosby finished his season on a high note and got his trophy.

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maggi and greg came to visit on saturday!

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on saturday night, we headed downtown to the new orlando city stadium for our first orlando city soccer game.

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so so happy to see her this weekend!

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enjoying date night!

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goal!

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we saw two goals which were both so exciting.

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we were slightly spoiled with our amazing seats for our first game.

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the stadium was so nice and the game was so fun! we will definitely be back.

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my crazy mother’s day brunch bloody mary.

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after naps, we spent the rest of the afternoon in the pool. i floated around for over an hour. it was amazing!

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we finished mother’s day with dinner at tijuana flats with my favorite people.

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happy mother’s day to all the mothers out there.

how was your weekend?

my weekend in photos

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i came home on friday to a really fun package! so excited to be a bridesmaid this year!

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meemaw got into town late thursday night for the weekend.

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we celebrated cinco de mayo at the brass tap on friday night. it was a little chilly, but we all survived.

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i missed the memo about the cold front coming in. i got in a four mile run and some coffee time with the girls before kicking off my saturday.

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saturday morning soccer!

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this girl played great on saturday! she stopped a goal then dribbled down the field and scored her second goal of the season!

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we broke in greg’s new tap handles from westside boards made out of recycled skateboards. they are so cool!

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saturday night movie.

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sidewalk chalk and bubbles on sunday.

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we had a great weekend and such a great visit with meemaw. we played in the pool most of the day today and even got some spring cleaning done.

how was your weekend?

Disney Dream // March 2017

Over spring break, we headed over to Port Canaveral to finally embark on the Disney Dream! We originally booked our trip for October 2016 but didn’t board the ship due to Hurricane Matthew. We opted to re-book for spring break since the kids would be off school, so we waited another five months to set sail. For the whole month of March, I spent a lot of time on Pinterest reading all about the ship, what to do, what not to do, etc. and I still didn’t feel prepared for what was to come.

We drove over to the ship on Monday morning. The embarkation process was super quick and easy. We got checked in and right on the ship. I carried Crosby on my back in the Ergo so we didn’t have to worry about him wandering off. It worked out great for getting on and off the ship.

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Once we were on the ship, we scoped it all out, had some lunch, and went to our rooms. We had connecting rooms with my parents and the rooms were huge! We lucked out when we re-booked and these rooms must have just opened up. They were twice the size of the other rooms on the ship and we had two windows! We are certainly spoiled for future cruises. I didn’t ever get a picture of it, but the couch turned into a bed and the top bunk came down from the ceiling. The kids took turns sleeping in the top bunk which was big fun for both of them.

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We spent the rest of the afternoon at Nemo’s Reef splash pad and the pool until it was time for our muster drill. After that was over, we headed up for the sail away party and waved goodbye to Florida for the week.

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Dinner the first night was at the Enchanted Garden. We didn’t end up seeing the show the first night because the kids (and adults) were already exhausted, so we figured we wouldn’t push our luck on the first night.

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On Tuesday, we docked at Nassau, Bahamas, but we decided to stay on the ship. We took advantage of all of the fun activities planned throughout the day. The daily schedule was action-packed! The kids went to the Oceaneer Lab and Oceaneer Club, which we referred to as “kids camp”. They absolutely loved it! Crosby’s favorite part was Andy’s Room and Kenley liked Pixie Hallow.

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One of my favorite things throughout the week were the random character sightings. We saw so many characters, but some of them were by happenstance and those were way more fun! On the way to breakfast on the first morning, we ran into Pluto and Goofy! We also saw Stitch, but weren’t able to snap a photo with him.

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After naps, the kids were off to kids camp again and the adults headed to a mixology class. We made a variety of drinks and it was very informative. We ended up back in the same bar that night to order one of the drinks we made.

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We also did some swimming on Tuesday and enjoyed shorter lines on the AquaDuck since some passengers were still at the port. I was surprised that we didn’t do more swimming throughout the week, but we rode the slides as often as we could. The Mickey pool was shallow for the kids, but there was also no jumping allowed, so Crosby got called out a few times (I know that doesn’t surprise you!).

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Kenley got to meet Belle before we had dinner in the Royal Palace on Tuesday night. Dinner each night was amazing!

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Instead of seeing the villains show, the kids went to camp for a little while after dinner and we headed to the Pink Wine & Champagne Bar and Skyline for some after dinner drinks.

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I’ll share about Castaway Cay, pirate night, and our day at sea in the next post!
Stay tuned!

my weekend in photos

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we got off the disney dream on friday and headed back home after an amazing spring break. i have so many pictures to share! 

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saturday morning, i met up with the girls for an 8 mile run before heading into work for a few hours.

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we headed down to disney for the braves and mets game on saturday afternoon and we couldn’t pass up another picture with mickey!

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ready for the game with meemaw and grandpa!

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our seats were so good! we right by the mets dugout in the third row.

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let’s go mets!

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our little island girl with meemaw.

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we ventured down to lake nona to check out canvas for dinner.

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the girls.

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my date.

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dinner with a view!

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back to our sunday grind. vacation is definitely over.

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we had a good weekend, but i think we’re ready to get back to school and work tomorrow.

how was your weekend?

Christmas {2016}

Merry Christmas! We have been having so much fun this week and I have so many pictures to share of all of our adventures with all of our visitors.

Before Christmas, we had our friends in town for a few days to play as they were on their way down to south Florida. I had to work until Friday, but Greg and the kids had a great time. They went to the Science Center, the park, and we made s’mores on the front porch after dinner one night.

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As the Mangos were leaving, my parents, Michael and Rachel were arriving for Christmas. I ran 10 miles with the girls on Christmas Eve before we were off to church in the afternoon for our candlelight service. My favorite.

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After putting milk, cookies, and carrots out for Santa and his reindeer, we woke up on Christmas morning to see what Santa brought and exchange gifts. We spent the rest of the day playing with our new toys, inside and outside.

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We headed to Light Up UCF on Tuesday to ice skate! It was the first time ice skating for the kids and the first time in a very long time ice skating for the rest of us. Crosby didn’t like it, but Kenley loved it! We went back out a second time and it was hard to pull her away.

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On Thursday, we got to meet up with our friends who were visiting from Canada! We had a perfect morning. We had breakfast at Townhouse, then went strawberry picking!

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The rest of the week included drinks at the Brass Tap, dinner at Tijuana, gelati at Jeremiah’s, swimming, trips to the park, donut making, and shopping. We’ve had such a good week!

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We had a wonderful Christmas and a great week with family!

Family Photos {2016}

I was determined to make 2016 the year that we got family photos taken again. We hadn’t had them taken since Crosby was born three years ago! All of those photos still filled all of the frames in our house and while I treasure those pictures, I wanted updated ones so that I didn’t have to continue looking at myself just one week postpartum. Not to mention, the kids have changed SO much in three years. So, on my birthday this year, we headed to Baldwin Park for a mini-session with Ashley of Dearly Photography. I am over the moon with how many great shots she got of us in just 20 minutes.

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Thank you so much Ashley!