Happy Friday and happy April! Apparently I haven’t shared my loves in about a month (and I can’t even get them posted on the right day), so we have a lot to catch up on, let’s get started.
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In the world of sports, college basketball and March Madness has come to an end. I am sad to see basketball go, but I am excited about the new regime at IU. UCF ended their season in the final four of the NIT tournament, so that was exciting! Unfortunately, we didn’t make it to any games this year, that’ll be a goal for next year. Greg is thoroughly excited that baseball is back. He also opted to sit out of fantasy baseball this year, so watching games has been more laid back than it has been in years. Let’s go Mets!
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This just in, parenting is hard. Here are a couple of good articles I’m loving lately: 9 Reasons Why I’m The Mean Mom, Not The Cool Mom and Dear Working Mom. Also related, I’ve been listening to the Simple Families podcast and Denaye has some really great episodes.
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I don’t know why it took me so long to try coconut milk, but I’m obsessed. I’ve completely replaced my coffee creamer with it and I had it on my cereal this week. It’s delicious! My new drink at Starbucks is iced coffee with vanilla and coconut milk. I swear I’ve been talking about it all week. As far as dinners go, we’ve been having a lot of our usual favorites, but we are definitely adding these grilled shrimp tacos with avocado salsa in to the rotation. Yum!
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We were late to the game with watching Moana, but Greg randomly brought it home a few weekends ago so we finally watched it. It is SO good! I think Greg and I may have liked it even more than the kids. We’ve also been listening to the soundtrack nonstop on Spotify, which is just as amazing as the movie. If you haven’t seen or listened to it, I highly recommend it. We also saw the new live action Beauty and the Beast the day before we left on the cruise. It was also really good!
What have you been loving lately?!
we headed to jacksonville on friday afternoon. it was our first time in the city. we checked in to our hotel and walked over to jacksonville landing for dinner.
after a super early morning on saturday which included crosby throwing up several times, i reluctantly headed down to everbank field for the start of the gate river run 15k. greg stayed back with the kids and watched a movie in the hotel room since crosby was under the weather. more to come on the race.
we checked out of the hotel with the hopes of stopping in st. augustine since crosby seemed to be feeling better. we ended up turning around to head home.
she insisted on putting on her whole soccer outfit for about ten minutes of practice. she’s funny.
thankfully, he was feeling better so we headed out to dinner. face painting…on his arm.
we headed to a new park today to meet up with friends.
so good to catch up with megan and her crew.
we may have waited a little too long to get a group shot. we had a great time seeing some fellow hoosiers in town.
we finished the weekend with family movie night. we highly recommend moana!
our weekend definitely did not go as planned thanks to little stomach bug, but we are looking forward to a fun, busy week ahead!
how was your weekend?
the friday night family movie was finding dory!
i was forced to take the week off from running thanks to this little thing called bronchitis, so i was happy to go to the y on saturday morning. it was a struggle though.
we celebrated caelyn’s birthday on saturday with mini bowling. kenley said they were the smallest bowling balls she’s ever seen!
little brothers unite.
after the party, we saw the lego batman movie! we all gave it two thumbs up. it was super cute.
we stopped by a new park on the way home…and then again on sunday!
he made a foot rest in the cart so he could relax while we shopped at sam’s club. he was in rare form today.
we had a great weekend and knocked out our second birthday party of the month.
how was your weekend?
friday night family movie night watching finding nemo!
after a trip to the y and naptime, we headed out for a walk to starbucks. it was insanely hot. a venti iced coffee hit the spot.
saturday night date night.
we headed over to winter garden to meet the walls at the crooked can brewing company.
the brewery and market was so cool! we will definitely be back.
we had some much fun with ashley and britton. the next time we see them, they will have a baby!
this morning, we saw finding dory! it was super cute.
after the movie and a lot of errands, we headed out for a bike ride and some nature exploring.
we ended the weekend with a fabulous father’s day dinner tonight to celebrate this guy.
how was your weekend?
greg worked on friday night so the kiddos and i held down the house. heather and i got up saturday morning to run and the weather was absolutely horrible. it was cold and so windy so our 8 miles turned into 6 and i was perfectly fine with that decision.
afterwards, we headed to o2b kids to celebrate kyler’s birthday, super hero style!
crosby says “cheeeeeese”!
happy birthday kyler girl!
we debated having a fire on saturday night but figured it was too cold for that and we wouldn’t enjoy it, so we watched the martian instead on our warm, comfy couch. it was really good!
kenley and i did a little craft together this morning after i saw this pin on pinterest. we modified it a little and used washi tape instead of ribbon, so now she has festive artwork in her bedroom!
i headed to panera to get some work done when the kids went down for their nap and ended up meeting a friend for a chat and a quick trip to target. we ended the day with a very quick trip to the y and a broncos victory!
we had a fun, chilly weekend. how was yours?
crosby is reluctant to do the slide by himself, but he was happy to go with kenley!
greg and i finally watched jurassic world on friday night. it was so good!
saturday morning came early and we knocked out 12 miles, which is my longest training run to date. if i’m running anything close to 13.1 miles, i want to be getting a medal for it, however, heather suggested 12 and i agreed. it was hard and i moaned and groaned the rest of the day.
we headed down disney to help celebrate lyla’s birthday and hang out with some friends. these three were brave enough to get in the water and i was happy to take pictures.
we had so much fun playing, swimming, eating, and chatting. can you tell it was way past nap time for our kids? they fell asleep as soon as we got in the car.
we did a whole lot of nothing on sunday and ended the day at tijuana flats. needless to say, this boy loves that place.
greg and i both had today off so we started the day at sea world!
we rode two roller coasters and enjoyed a snack before heading to lunch and to the mall. we had such a fun day together!
we really enjoyed having an extra day this weekend. how was your weekend?
we played at daddy’s work on wednesday night while he was working to kick off our long weekend. the ice slide may be my favorite thing ever.
thanksgiving day was full of playing, cooking, and eating. daddy fried the turkey and i made the sides, including homemade mashed potatoes and stuffing. crosby didn’t have one bite of thanksgiving dinner and greg and i ate leftovers all weekend.
the kids went to their first movie on friday! we saw the good dinosaur which was cute.
we took a couple bike rides this weekend and went to the park a few times. we are hoping for cooler weather soon!
saturday night, i headed over to cocoa with some other moms to stay the night before the race this morning. we hit up the expo and carb loaded before heading to the hotel for the night.
4:15am came very early, but it turned out to be my day. i had an amazing race and was beyond thrilled with my 2:14:09 finishing time. i will write up a full race recap this week because i definitely want to remember this one.
we decorated the house this weekend, so we are ready for christmas! wyatt and kennedy came to play this afternoon, so we had to do a photo in front of the tree!
we had a great thanksgiving and long weekend, but it sure went by quickly. how was your holiday weekend?