Friday I’m in Love

Happy Friday! It’s hard to believe this is the last Friday in June. How is that possible? Anyway, let’s get to it…

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On Sunday night, over 50,000 people stood together around Lake Eola to remember and honor the victims of the tragedy. We weren’t able to go, but we watched the recap on the news following the NBA Finals Game 7 (which was insane, by the way!). The vigil was the best way to close a horrific week in our city. Monday was a new day and a new week and we welcomed it with open arms. On Wednesday, Keep Dancing Orlando was born and it brought a smile and a few tears to my face. Watch, smile, and keep dancing Orlando.

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Can I share with you what has been our saving grace lately? This

The favorite thing to do in our house right now is jump on the couch, which results in us telling asking the kids to stop jumping on the couch no less than ten times a day. Now, we just tell them to jump on the trampoline instead and has made everyone so happy!

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I came across a couple good articles this week for working moms and working women everywhere.

The ugly secret of working moms

Sheryl Sandberg of the Myth of the Catty Woman

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Friday I'm in Love Linky Party

Don’t forget to head over to see what the other ladies are loving this month. We will also be taking a short hiatus from the link-up for the summer. We will be back in full force after Labor Day!

Have a great weekend!

Friday I’m in Love {with Orlando}

It’s finally Friday after what feels like the longest week ever. It was hard for me to even sit down and write this blog post because there really isn’t much to love this week. Instead, I’ve compiled a list of newsworthy articles, stories, and examples of what an amazing community we have here in Orlando. I am certain you’ve seen these stories this week, but if you haven’t, take a look.

UCF held a beautiful candlelight vigil on Tuesday night to remember the victims, specifically the two that were part of the UCF community. Millican Hall as lit up in rainbow colors following the vigil. I am so proud to be a part of such an amazing university. The outpouring of love and support of for our students, staff, and city has been incredible. The other college and universities have also done the same — Orlando’s Colleges Offer Solace in the Wake of Tragedy

Millican Hall shows it Pride

Earlier in the week, I shared at Orlando Moms Blog how we can help by purchasing beautiful art prints by local artists.

The running community is a strong one, both here in Central Florida and across the nation.

Orlando Track Shack has already sold out of their first batch of the #OrlandoStrong shirts and have already ordered more.

Next Saturday, June 25th there will be an #OrlandoUnited 5K fundraiser in Lake Mary. We will be running the virtual race as a family.

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Moms RUN This Town/She Runs This Town has a fundraiser in the works to raise money for the One Orlando Fund. I LOVE the photo she posted on Instagram too.

4Rivers will open its doors for the first time on Sunday and all proceeds will go to the OneOrlando Fund.

Greg will get to work the K92.3’s Country Strong benefit concert on Tuesday, which has a pretty strong line up.

All of our professional sports teams have come together to sell #OrlandoUnited shirts. They are in high demand!

Finally, the best article I have read all week is this one — Maxwell: With the world’s eyes on Orlando, let me tell you who we really are

On behalf of our city, thank you for the love and support this week.

my weekend in photos

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friday morning started with five humid miles with heather

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saturday morning, we took a family trip to the y. i finally realize that i an actually use my running watch while i am running on the treadmill. only two years later…

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some of crosby’s friends came over for a swim on saturday morning. they all had a great time, despite the looks on their faces.

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saturday afternoon included a trip to ikea! if there ever is a place that is both terrible and awesome at the same time, it’s ikea.

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we were successful and crosby got a new mattress for his new bed that we put together this morning.

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saturday night, i celebrated kayla’s birthday with dinner and drinks! it was nice to get out for some girl time.

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today was a bit of a blur. crosby woke up early and greg told me about a shooting at pulse. as the day went on and more details came out, it was hard for me to process it all. i felt helpless. heather and i got in a little bit of girl time and retail therapy, then we tried to donate blood. the line was super long, so we opted for buying cases of bottled water to donate to the big red bus. we’ve been glued to cnn all night still trying to come to terms with the fact that this terrorist attack happened right here in our own city. please continue to pray for orlando.

my weekend in photos

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our friday night consisted of reading and the mets game. thrilling, i know.

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the little monsters had a great game on saturday! kenley played the best she has all season.

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after the y, we headed to target and chic-fil-a for lunch. if you could have seen us at target…it was quickly approaching lunchtime, so in order to avoid meltdowns, we were literally throwing things into the limo cart as we went through each aisle. it wasn’t really my idea of a fun trip to target, but we came out with more than we needed.

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greg and i got a lot done around the house during nap time, which meant we got to play in the pool in the afternoon!

crosby is a little fish!

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unfortunately, our double date plans were postponed, so greg and i had a sitter and absolutely no plans. we ended up at ikea, then to rocco’s tacos for dinner!

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it was a great night out and we were home and in bed by 10pm.

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this morning, heather and i got in six miles before 7am.

after naps, we headed down to skyzone to jump with some of the other orlando moms blog families.

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afterwards, we explored artegon marketplace. it was so cool!

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the kids took a little break from browsing the shops to play legos. we will definitely be back!

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we had a packed weekend, but it was so fun! needless to say, we were all exhausted tonight.

how was your weekend?

my weekend in photos

friday giggles.

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saturday morning sunrise over orlando before the lady track shack 5k.

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it was a chilly morning, but great weather for a nice and easy 3.1 miles to warm up before sunday.

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saturday afternoon, we headed down to celebration to pick up my race packet for sunday. we found a new park and were pretty much obsessed.

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she climbed and climbed and climbed the entire time we were there.

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swinging with friends!

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crosby’s signature phrase right now “ta-daaaaaaa”!

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this morning, we ran the celebration half-marathon! it was such a great race. greg and the kids came down to celebrate afterwards and we hit up the same park again. the rest of the day was spent lounging and grocery shopping.

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we had a great last weekend of january. how is tomorrow february already?
how was your weekend?

my weekend in photos

it was both an eventful and uneventful weekend for us,
if that’s possible…
greg and i are fighting colds that we seem to just be giving back to each other.

headed to the orlando brewery for happy hour to celebrate two birthdays

nicely put

if i’m going to be on a  one drink limit, it’s going to be a damn good beer
organic blackwater dry porter
i’m definitely broadening my horizons  

this is how our counter looks 99.9% of the time

wandered around downtown avalon to check out the vendors
babywearing 

peas turned into pea puree 
doesn’t that look appetizing?

first solids
much more on that later

daddy-daughter fun
yes, our easter basket is still sitting on the counter
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first bump on the head, smack dab in the middle of her forehead
thanks to falling over onto the laptop

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like i said, we didn’t do much, but had some big events
how was your weekend?