my weekend in photos

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sliding into the weekend!

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family movie night! we watched ninjago!

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my first saturday morning alarm in a long time. ready to get back out there!

our double birthday party day started off celebrating dominic and cameron! the kids had a great time.

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from bouncing to bowling.

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birthday party madness.

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old friends back together again!

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happy birthday caelyn!

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we had a nice relaxing super bowl sunday!

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we had a busy weekend, but had so much fun celebrating our friends.

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?

SeaWorld Field Trip

Last month, we all headed to SeaWorld for the kids’ field trip day! We were so happy that their classes went on the field trip on the same day which allowed us to make a day of it. Greg and I went as chaperones and drove down ourselves so we could stay a little later in the day.

With their classmates, they got to do two rides: Antarctica: Empire of the Penguins and Wild Arctic and see two shows: Clyde and Seamore’s Sea Lion High and One Ocean. The kids also touched the sting rays and watched the dolphins. We had never seen the sea lion show so that was something new and fun to experience. After their classes left, they rode the Shamu roller coaster twice before we headed home.

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It was a hot and exhausting day, but it was educational and we all had so much fun! We chose not to renew our annual passes this year, so it was a perfect way to end our time with SeaWorld, for a little while at least.

my [long] weekend in photos

school ended on wednesday so the kids had another long weekend to kick off summer!

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swimming and popsicles with daddy on thursday.

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we headed to the science center on friday for some rainy day fun.

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teamwork makes the dream work.

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saturday morning run with the girls. i got in 7 miles to start the day.

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i headed out for a girls day with heather and jess. we started with brunch at white wolf cafe. randomly, our next stop was the salt room for some salt therapy.

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we ended our girls day out at quantum leap winery for a wine tasting.

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our day of fun and tour of orlando continued with a double date night. we had dinner at pig floyd’s, drinks at imperial, and went to science night live: craft beer edition at the science center.

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it was such a fun event!

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sunday morning park time!

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their splash pad date got rained out so we opted to play at the house on a rainy sunday afternoon.

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we had a great weekend after a crazy week. we’re excited to start summer camp tomorrow and get into our summer routine. 

how was your weekend?

Friday I’m in Love

Happy Friday! I have two weeks of loves to share since I inadvertently skipped last week. My apologies!

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Kenley had her first field trip last week and I was lucky enough to get to go with the class! We went to the SEA LIFE Aquarium on I-Drive and it was super fun. I think the highlight of the trip for the kids was riding the big, fancy bus where they got to watch cartoons on the ride to and from, but the aquarium was really cool too. It was our first time there, but it is actually included in our Legoland passes we just got, so we will definitely be back. It’s also right under the Orlando Eye so it was cool to see that up close and personal too. Overall, it was a super fun morning with her preschool class.

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We tried a new recipe this week that I had pinned a while ago — Sweet Potato Noodle and Kale Casserole. I am not sure what took me so long to make it, but I had two sweet potatoes on the counter so it went on the menu for Monday. Greg was apprehensive because the word “kale” was in it, but we both loved it!! You could barely taste the kale, for the record. I was even pleasantly surprised with how good it was. The kids had some of it, but weren’t in love with it like we were, and that’s ok. It’ll be back on the menu soon enough. Speaking of, I’m over at Orlando Moms Blog this week sharing about how much I love meal planning! Check it out.

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Thanks to not taking courses right now and not teaching quite yet, I have ample time in the evenings to catch up on what’s on TV. In the last week, I have watched about ten episodes of Grey’s Anatomy and I’m only three episodes away from being caught up. Shew, that is not an easy show to binge watch, my emotions can’t handle it! We also caught the first episode of the new season of Wayward Pines! I know that I’ve mentioned this show before and it was supposed to only be one season, but much to our surprise, it’s back! Yay!

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My new Simplified Planner has arrived and I’ve already started filling in the pristine white pages. This is my fourth Simplified Planner and I switched it up for this coming year. For the past year, I have been using the daily, academic planner, which I love, but the smaller, weekly planner looked too pretty to pass up. I am excited to have something new to try! Yes, I realize my level of excitement over a planner may be a little much, but it really helps me stay as organized as possible.

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Happy long weekend!