my weekend in photos

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it was crazy hot this weekend so we took advantage and played outside.

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greg and i headed out on saturday to the winter park farmers’ market for a wedding!

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pre-ceremony selfie.

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my date.

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the happy couple! so happy for these two amazing ladies.

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in between projects today, crosby decided to read all the books.

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sweet, sleeping boy.

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we headed to seaworld this afternoon to enjoy all of the holiday goodness. i’ll share more pictures this week!

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we had an eventful weekend! how was yours?

Friday I’m in Love

Happy Friday!

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On Tuesday, the 5am running crew got together for a little holiday get-together. It was great to actually see each other in real clothes and make-up. It was also the same day that the Chicago Marathon announced who was accepted through the lottery, so we celebrated! Majority of these ladies are running the marathon in October and I am so excited to be on that crazy journey with them. Related to this, I came across this great article this week: 8 Reasons Why Mommy Needs to Run and I love it.

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Greg and I went to the Magic game against the Clippers on Wednesday. We knew more players on the Clippers than the Magic this year and I’m still bummed that Oladipo is gone, but we had a good time and loved spending some time together! We headed out early to run a few Christmas errands…’tis the season!

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These crazy kids had pajama day at school yesterday. It is hands down the best day of the year in their eyes (and I don’t blame them). They also got to watch a movie, eat popcorn, and drink warm cocoa. The week before holiday break is the best! Pajamas are from Old Navy, here and here.

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my thanksgiving weekend in photos

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greg had to work on wednesday night, so we visited him after i picked the kids up from their camp day at school.

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we enjoyed the very last little bit of cool weather.

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i swore i wouldn’t get on the ferris wheel again, but they dragged me up for another go around. it actually wasn’t as bad as the first time and you can’t beat the view of the christmas lights.

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thanksgiving morning started with a four mile run with about 18 other mamas and our friend richard. it was a great way to start the day and the weekend.

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we hosted grammy for thanksgiving. it was a great meal with a delicious apple pie. we ate too much and watched a lot of football.

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crosby didn’t have any thanksgiving dinner and woke up friday morning feeling yucky. it turns out that he had strep throat and unfortunately our doctor didn’t offer any black friday specials. bummer. we ended up at the target pharmacy and i was pleasantly surprised that target wasn’t crazy at 9am on black friday. he started feeling much better by friday evening.

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after some errands on saturday morning, we headed over to port canaveral for the race expo. we hit up the florida brewing company and the kids got to play games while we tried some beers.

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we stayed the night in port canaveral on saturday night for my race this morning. the kids had fun staying at the hotel and getting out of the house.

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i ran the space coast half marathon this morning and had an amazing race, but i have been feeling it the rest of the day. i will post a recap and more pictures this week.

we had a great thanksgiving day and especially loved hearing all of the things that the kids are thankful for. we loved having grammy visit and we had a great time over on the coast. it’s back to reality tomorrow.

how was your long weekend?

my weekend in photos

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friday morning started with six miles before a very busy day at work. it was a great way to start the day.

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crosby had western day at school and this was as close as we got to western. i thought he looked pretty cute.

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i headed into work for a few hours on saturday morning. it was nice and quiet on campus.

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we saw the new movie trolls on saturday and it was so good! afterwards, we ran some errands and hit up tijuana flats for dinner.

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this morning started with five miles and an iced coffee before rushing around to get out of the house for church. you would think we would be on time with an extra hour, but no.

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after a trip to ikea and the grocery, we took a little walk around the block for some fresh air.

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the jenkinsons came over for dinner tonight so the kids finally got to hold baby lincoln!

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we had a great, low key weekend. how was yours?

Three Years Old

Crosby Martin is three years old today!

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This boy is the perfect mix of sweet and ornery. He sure went out with a bang on these terrible twos. The past couple of weeks it seems that he has lost his listening ears many times, but when he’s not causing trouble, he is just a sweet boy. He loves to cuddle and give hugs (many times to complete strangers). He is fun-loving and is absolutely hilarious. The morning after we went to Legoland he came straight into our room from his room (at 7:30am, I might add) and started singing “Everything is awesome!“. Not only did we think it was hilarious and awesome, he sure did too.

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Crosby is an active little boy. He loves to run and jump. You can always find him jumping on the couch, from the couch to the ottoman, on the trampoline, from his bed to the floor, and anywhere he can get some air. I love this picture because I feel it perfectly captures him at this age. Climbing and hanging on something, then jumping right off. Without fail, every single day we threaten him with “do you want to go to the hospital today?” The answer is always “no” and it usually causes him to stop doing whatever it is for a brief moment. Whenever he puts on his tennis shoes, he says he’s going to go “run really fast” and he does. He sure has a lot of energy!

He’s doing very well in school and is learning so much! He’s been practicing his days of the week and months of the year thanks to special songs during circle time. He knows exactly when his birthday is and does a great job with his letters. He is getting better with his counting and can usually make it to 20 with no problems. His speech is not nearly as clear as Kenley’s was at this age and he still has a lisp, but overall his speech is very good.

I wanted to continue with the tradition from Kenley’s third birthday, so I asked Crosby the same questions in a little interview. It’s funny to see their answers side by side. We also read Kenley’s answers back to her this week and she thought they were hilarious.

What is your name? Crosby Gilbertson
How old are you? Three
What is your favorite thing to do? Play with my fire truck
What do you want to be when you grow up? A garbage man
What is your favorite food? Grapes
Who do you like to spend your time with? Kenley
What do you do really well? Play with toys
What makes you laugh? Knocking stuff down
What is the best time of day? Singing ABCs
What are you afraid of? Um, a monster
Who is your best friend? Kenley
What do you like to do with your family? Play with all the toys and give them away
What do you love to learn about? Poopy
Where do you like to go? Chic-fil-A
What is your favorite book? The pumpkin book
If you had one wish, what would it be? A surprise

I love that he absolutely adores his sister, even though he loves to torment her most days. I am also not surprised that “poopy” came up in his interview because he talks about this daily. He thinks it’s hilarious. We don’t. Their class has a parade on Monday and they all got to choose which community helpers to be. Crosby, of course, chose sanitation worker, so we got him a cute little yellow vest. He loves garbage trucks!

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3 years notes
Weight – 33-34 pounds, we’ll see at the doctor today
Height – TBD
Hair – Blondish brownish and in serious need of a haircut
Teeth – A full set of 20
Eyes – Brown
Clothes – 3T; size 9 shoes
Diapers – Size 2T/3T undies
Likes – Legos, especially his new fire truck, reading books, trains, construction vehicles, garbage trucks, Batman, Batman gummy vitamins, saying “cheese” for pictures, tormenting Kenley, trucks, cars, running, being silly, saying “poopy”, using the word “poop” to describe anything, jumping, sleeping in, riding his balance bike, going to the park, swimming, sharks, pancakes
Dislikes – throwing up, getting woken up in the morning, getting into trouble

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Happy birthday C-man! We love you so much!

Crosby’s amazing photos are by Dearly Photography! I can’t wait to share the rest!

my weekend in photos

our long weekend technically started on wednesday evening and the rest of the week/weekend didn’t exactly go as we had planned. my parents arrived wednesday night and thursday morning was spent preparing for hurricane matthew.

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hunkering down, playing legos before bedtime.

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we watched hours upon hours of hurricane coverage on thursday and friday while we were home under a mandated curfew. the city and east side of the state prepared for the worst and prayed for the best. thankfully matthew took a little jog out east and didn’t directly hit florida.

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we had very high winds and rain, so we resorted to having the kids ride their scooters in the house. thankfully, we didn’t lose power at all!

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the curfew ended earlier than expected which meant that we were able to get out and go for a run on saturday morning! those 12 miles were much needed and it was so good to get out with this crew and assess the storm damage.

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the weather the rest of the weekend was amazing, so we took advantage of a free day on saturday and headed to sea world!

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i think he was happy to get out of the house too!

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i love these little guys.

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brr!

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we weren’t able to go on our disney cruise, but we made the most of our day and had a great time. apparently, the day after a hurricane is a good day to visit the parks because there were no lines whatsoever!

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we were also so happy to have meemaw and grandpa with us too!

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our thursday night garth brooks concert was also rescheduled so that’s what we did on sunday afternoon. we rocked out to garth like it was a saturday night.

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the show was unbelievable. absolutely amazing.

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the temps were in the 60’s this morning, so heather and i got out for a quick three mile run before work. bring on the fall weather!

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it’s been a whirlwind for sure! we had such a great weekend which i do not take for granted considering that it could have definitely turned out differently depending on the path of the hurricane. even though we didn’t get to cruise the caribbean this weekend, we are incredibly thankful!

how was your weekend?!

my weekend in photos

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heather and i started our day on friday with six miles.

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showing off her new do on friday.

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the kids went to the pizza party at the y on friday night while the parents went out to dinner! we had a great time.

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the kids had a blast too and came home as batman and minnie mouse!

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kenley scored her first goal on saturday!

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pool time!

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ice cream time at dq to celebrate kenley’s soccer goal.

yum!

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we had an action packed day including church, the park, lunch, and errands. this was all on a very short nap which meant an early bedtime for the kids.

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we had a great last weekend of september! how was your weekend?

Friday I’m in Love

Happy Friday!

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It’s that time of year again when all of the good TV shows are returning and the new ones are starting. We watched the first episode of This Is Us and I am in. love. It’s already been called “the new Parenthood” and it is and I still love it. If you haven’t watched it yet, definitely check out the pilot episode.

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With the kids’ birthdays quickly approaching, I am feeling all the emotions about having a three year old and a five year old. I stumbled across this article this week and it really hit home. While I sometimes miss having a tiny baby, I am happy to leave behind the baby and toddler days.

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It’s officially fall, ya’ll! I’m not afraid to admit that I’ve had my fall decor up since Labor Day, but now I can officially embrace the fall season…even if the high is 90 degrees today. We are gearing up for a fun October and looking forward to a fun fall season! I think I need to get a Pumpkin Spice Latte this weekend.

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Amazing.

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my weekend in photos

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after work on friday, we headed over to celebrate wyatt’s third birthday!

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so much fun with these crazy kids!

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we were at the soccer field first thing on saturday morning. crosby thinks he is on the team and will warm up, do drills, and shake hands at the end of the game, but during the game he is so sad that he can’t play. he had big crocodile tears on saturday when the game started and he had to sit on the sidelines.

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the little monsters had two games in a row on saturday, which is crazy for a group of four year olds, but they did such a great job!

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on saturday afternoon, we had a dinner party with copycat restaurant recipes. it was so fun!

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we had a ten mile run this morning. it was hard and humid. when is the fall weather coming?

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the kids spent a lot of time on the patio in their swim suits today.

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of course this one refused to nap today when greg was at work all day. i sat on the couch for a good twenty minutes and just watched him play so sweetly by himself while kenley was sleeping.

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we went to the park for a little bit, but it’s just too hot for that nonsense. the rest of the day these two played together so nicely while i got a lot done around the house. we finished the day and celebrated national cheeseburger day at smashburger for dinner.

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we had a great weekend! how was yours?!

my weekend in photos

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we got in six miles on friday morning and got our long run out of the way for the weekend, which was so nice!

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saturday morning soccer! the little monsters did a great job!

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kenley and i went to a pampered chef party on saturday while the boys hung out together. it was super fun.

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the theme was kids in the kitchen so we made pizzas!

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chuy’s for dinner with the jenkinsons!

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sporting his new goggles before hitting the pool.

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the afternoon rainstorm delayed our bike ride and run, but we got out there as soon as the rain cleared.

they are getting fast enough for me to run beside them and actually get in a good run. we ended up going almost two miles!

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we made it a point to ride through all of the puddles. the kids got soaked and loved it!  we were all sweaty since it was so humid, so we went back to the house and jumped in the pool!

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we ended the night by eating frozen pizza for dinner and playing in the fort in the living room after this one took a spill.

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we had a busy weekend, but it was sure fun!
how was your weekend?