my [long] weekend in photos

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greg and i were off on friday! we did some projects around the house, ran errands, and enjoyed the day together.

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we had lunch with kenley at her school, which was super fun.

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lunch #2 at 903 mills market.

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seeing santa on veterans day has become our tradition.

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saturday morning sunrise.

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six miles with the girls.

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playing with friends and cheering on the knights!

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sporting my cowboy boots for the cows & cabs event in winter park.

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sipping, strolling, and tasting all the good food.

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rocking out to country music all night. we had so much fun!

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park time on sunday!

after a couple weeks of trying to convince crosby he can ride his bike, he decided to give it a try today. he rocked it!

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we had a great long weekend! how was yours?

Mexico // October 2017

We arrived home from Chicago on Monday and were back at the airport on Friday to leave for Mexico! To say we had a busy October would be an understatement. We were off to Cancun to celebrate Maggi & Greg’s wedding.

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The flight to Cancun was quick and easy! As soon as we arrived at the resort, we started seeing family and friends. The kids wasted no time getting their suits on and heading to the beach.

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The welcome reception was Friday night in the main bar of the resort. It was so good to see a lot of friends and family who we hadn’t seen in a long time. We had an Asian dinner at Lemongrass before heading to bed to get ready for the wedding on Saturday.

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The kids were up early each morning so we had an early breakfast before the wedding festivities began on Saturday. I have so many pictures from Saturday, so I will share those in a separate post. Greg and the kids played at the pool and beach while I was with the bride-to-be before the wedding ceremony.

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The entire wedding day was so much fun. We woke up on Sunday and it was my birthday! Greg and the kids ordered me cake for breakfast, which was awesome.

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We spent the entire day at the beach and the pool while the kids enjoyed some time at the kids camp. Michael and I went out on the stand up paddle boards which is all I wanted to do all day. It was so much fun.

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Kenley got her hair braided and the kids jumped on the trampoline as part of kids camp. The camp was such a great feature of the resort, the kids were begging to go while we were happy to have some time to ourselves.

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After such a relaxing day, we headed out for a birthday dinner with more dessert!

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We headed back to Orlando on Monday kicking and screaming (mostly me). We could have used another day on vacation but the real world called us back. We said our goodbyes and hopped on the shuttle to head to the airport.

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We had such an amazing time in Mexico celebrating Maggi & Greg. The entire wedding weekend was absolutely perfect and being able to celebrate my birthday on the beach in Mexico was an added bonus!

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Kenley started her day with a Character Parade at school with the kindergarten and 1st grade classes. She chose to be Pinkalicious from the book Pinkalicious and Aqua, the Mini-Mermaid. We also have the book Aqualicious which has the same characters in it. She was excited to be able to take her pink mermaid to school with her and dress in pink from head to toe. Crosby had his Storybook parade yesterday and was Spiderman.

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Tonight, we headed out for trick or treat fun with the Jenkinsons. They kids were all superheros! Kenley was Batgirl and Crosby was Justice League Batman.

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Greg and I keep talking about how much fun we had tonight. The kids had such a great time too and crashed as soon as we got home.

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Halloween through the years.

2011 // 2012 // 2013 // 2014 // 2015 // 2016

 

my weekend in photos

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we started the weekend celebrating crosby’s 4th birthday on friday!

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early morning miles with the girls on saturday, followed by boot camp.

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we had so much fun celebrating this sweet boy on saturday.

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hanging with the birthday boy!

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friends.

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matching monster cookie for the cookie monster.

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date night on saturday at epcot for the food & wine festival.

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sporting our finisher shirts!

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we found more friends.

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giant pretzel in germany!

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we were the very last people on spaceship earth for the night.

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despite the rain, we had so much fun.

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after epcot closed, we jumped on the monorail to head to magic kingdom.

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so magical!

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we finally got onto the seven dwarfs mine train and it was so great! apparently 11:30pm is the time to go to beat the crowds.

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he stayed in his pajamas until about 3pm today, playing with legos.

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we celebrated the kids’ birthdays with some special friends tonight.

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we had a busy weekend.greg and i stayed out way too late on saturday night, but it was a great last weekend of october. we actually had fall weather too!

how was your weekend?

my weekend in photos

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i’m not sure why they are sitting in that spot, but she’s “reading” to him and it was the cutest moment of the night.

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we headed out to the fall festival that was held at crosby’s school on friday night.

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ooey gooey fun!

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brains and eyeballs!

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crosby was excited to show us his class science project!

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i was back at it on saturday morning with an early alarm to meet the girls for a run. i wasn’t sure how it would go, but i got in five miles and some quality time with the girls.

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after our run, we chatted over coffee at starbucks. it was a great start to saturday.

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we took on the monster taco for lunch at tijuana flats for the day of outrageousness. greg and i definitely shared it.

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we headed down to legoland for brick or treat on saturday. it was so fun! more photos to come tomorrow.

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sunday consisted of church, food prep, and family photos! we had a great weekend home after two weekends away. this month is flying by!

how was your weekend?

Chicago // October 2017

It’s been a whirlwind the last eleven days and I have a lot to catch up on! Two weekends ago, we headed up to Chicago for a long weekend away and for me to run the Chicago Marathon! We had an amazing, action-packed weekend filled with family, friends, and running.

From the moment we stepped on the plane, there was such amazing energy the whole weekend. Our flight attendants had all the runners stand up and there was about 20 runners on our plane alone. Jaime and I were on the same flight so we each enjoyed a complimentary Bloody Mary on the way. The kids were in heaven too.

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The weather was gloomy on Friday but it didn’t slow us down. My parents arrived at our hotel about the same time that we did, so we headed out for lunch and shopping.

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We headed to the American Girl store and the Lego store for the kids to pick out some early birthday presents. Julie came home with us and Kenley just loves her. Afterwards, Greg and I headed to Portillo’s for dinner then Bar Louie for drinks and baseball.

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Saturday morning, we were up early to head to the race expo. The expo was insane and I think I could have spent the entire day there. We picked up our race bibs, did some shopping, took a lot of pictures, got beers, and met Bart Yasso. All in all, it was a successful morning!

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After the expo, we headed to the Taco Joint for tacos and beer before heading back to the hotel to shower. About 20 minutes before Greg and I were out the door, Mary Beth and Mandy showed up to surprise me! Mary Beth and I had planned on meeting during the weekend, but I had no idea that Mandy was coming in from Kansas City! It was such a fun surprise!

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The Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) pre-race dinner was on Saturday afternoon at Grant Park. It was good to see all of the other RMHC runners both from Orlando and all of the United States.

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It was a gorgeous, but rainy evening in the city. After the RMHC dinner, Greg and I met up with MB and Mandy again before it was time for me to call it a night.

Meanwhile, the kids had an amazing Saturday at Michael and Rachel’s house. They had a birthday party, made a cake, built forts, and made race signs (which I saw the next day!).

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Sunday was race day which will have an entire post dedicated to it!

We headed to Niketown on Monday morning to get our finishers gear and get our medal engraved. The medal engraving didn’t happen due to the two hour wait, but we did some shopping so the trip was worth it. Afterwards, we took the kids to Maggie Daley Park which was absolutely amazing. I highly recommend it and we will definitely be back the next time we’re in Chicago!

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We had such a great trip to Chicago! It was great to be back in the Midwest. The entire city was so welcoming of all the runners and really made the weekend so memorable. A huge thank you to my parents, Michael, and Rachel for watching the kids while Greg and I did all of the pre-race festivities.

my weekend in photos

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friday night car ride.

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saturday morning run with the girls.

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soccer saturday with a little drizzle.

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and some champagne.

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my little man.

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soccer stars.

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crosby said “mommy, you have to take a picture of this.”

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despite the rainy forecast, it turned out to be a sunny and hot day at magic kingdom.

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in our race car on the speedway.

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kenley was bummed that space mountain was closed, but he loved the robot!

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it’s a small world!

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having a magical day.

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mr. no nap was in rare form on sunday.

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dinner at ten 10 brewery which is our new favorite spot.

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we had a great weekend saying goodbye to september and hello to our favorite month!

how was your weekend?