so long 2017

January

Our new year started with a trip to the new and improved Orlando Science Center.
We went up in the Orlando Eye and visited the Sea Life Aquarium and Madame Tussauds.
Greg built floating shelves and we updated our pantry.
We went to Legoland to check out the new Ninjago ride.
Kenley mastered how to ride her bike without training wheels!
The kids celebrated their 100th day of school.
Kenley and I ran the Lady Track Shack 5k and I ran the Celebration half marathon.

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February

We celebrated lots of birthdays this month including Kyler, Caelyn, and Caleb.
Greg and I attended the Chef’s Gala at Epcot with Heather and Nathan.
We have a lovely Valentine’s Day.
Mary Beth was in town so we got in a quick visit together!
Greg and I got away for two other date nights.

March

I ran the BDR half marathon in downtown Orlando.
We went to Legoland for one of the Lego Batman movie days.
We spent the night in Jacksonville and I ran the Gate River Run 15k.
Megan and her crew visited Orlando, so we played at the park!
Both kids started playing soccer through the YMCA.
My parents came down for spring break and we sailed the Disney Dream!
We saw the Mets and Braves play a spring training baseball game at Disney.
Greg and I saw the Magic play the Thunder, including Victor Oladipo.

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April

Soccer season was underway.
We celebrated Hudson’s third birthday and Luke’s fifth birthday.
Kenley was down for three days thanks to the flu.
Greg and I attended the third annual UCF Celebrates the Arts.
We used our Seaworld annual passes one last time before they expired.
Easter Sunday was celebrated with church and brunch with friends.
Kenley turned five and a half and Crosby turned three and a half.
We played at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and I ran the Dark Side half marathon!
We stayed at the Legoland Beach Retreat with the Herolds!

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May

Kenley got registered for kindergarten and took a tour of her new school.
Meemaw came to visit for the weekend.
The kids had a field trip at Seaworld.
Maggi and Greg were in town and we spent time with the newly engaged couple.
We had a triple date night at the Orlando City Soccer game and loved it!
Kenley started gymnastics.
The school year ended for the kids with water day!
We headed to Sarasota for Memorial Day weekend to enjoy the beach and see family.
Kenley graduated from VPK at the Orlando REP Theatre.

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June

The kids started summer camp!
Our city mourned the loss of the 49 lives one year after the Pulse shooting.
We hit up the Orlando Science Center and Greg and I went to our first Science Night Live!
Greg and I went to another Orlando City Soccer game.
We celebrated daddy for Father’s Day and saw Cars 3.
Kenley got her ears pierced!
I started training for the Chicago marathon.
We headed to Sarasota for a visit with Grammy.

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July

We celebrated 4th of July with friends. food, and fireworks.
Greg and I celebrated our nine year anniversary at the Metallica concert.
Kenley and I went back to school shopping for school supplies and school clothes.
We had a hot trip to Legoland.
Greg and I had several date nights including our first time at Paddlefish in Disney Springs.
The Burnetts were visiting from Canada!
We hosted a back to school pool party.
Marathon training continued. I ran a lot of miles in the month of July.

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August

The summer flew by and the kids finished summer camp.
I took the kids up to Indiana for a long weekend before school started.
Kenley started kindergarten and Crosby started at his old school, then started a new school two weeks later.
The fall soccer season began for Kenley.
I ran, a lot.

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September

We headed to Sarasota for Labor Day weekend.
Hurricane Irma through our month all out of whack.
We were without power for four days and became Disney annual pass holders!
I saw Mumford & Sons at Amway with the girls.
Marathon training continued and I did a lot of running.

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October

We headed up to Chicago and I ran the Chicago Marathon!
Maggi and Greg got married in Cancun, Mexico!
We headed to Leogland for Brick or Treat.
Kenley turned six years old and Crosby turned four years old.
Greg and I also celebrated our birthdays, too.
We got our family pictures taken with a gorgeous red truck.
The kids were Batgirl and Batman for Halloween.

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November

We celebrated Friendsgiving with friends from both of the kids’ schools.
Sesame Street Live was at Daddy’s work!
The Mangos visited so we went to Legoland.
The Petittos visited and we went to Disney on Thanksgiving.
My parents came down for Thanksgiving weekend.
Greg and I went to Philly to for Melissa’s wedding!

December

We celebrated Fenn’s birthday the same day UCF went undefeated for the season!
We worked our way through our advent calendar activities for the Christmas season.
Kenley and I saw My Son Pinocchio, Jr. at her elementary school.
We spent a Saturday at Hollywood Studios.
Crosby and I celebrated Cari’s birthday by roller skating!
We walked through the Christmas Tree Trail at Disney Springs.
We celebrated Christmas in Sarasota with Greg’s family.
The Burnetts were in town for a visit from Montreal.
My parents were in town to end the year and ring in the new year.

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2017 was pretty amazing.

A look back: 2016 // 2015 // 2014 // 2013 // 2012 // 2011

2016 in a nutshell.

January

We rang in the new year with my parents in town and went swimming on New Year’s Day!
The Orlando Moms Blog team got together at Bridle Oaks Barn for our Favorite Things event!
We celebrated Jackson, Lyla, and Kyler’s birthdays!
We renewed our Seaworld passes thanks to a Christmas gift from my grandparents. Greg and I went for a day date while the kids were in school.
Greg enjoyed working the Tool concert at the arena.
I ran the Lady Track Shack 5K and the Celebration Half Marathon.

February

Peyton Manning & the Denver Broncos won Super Bowl 50!
We celebrated Kennedy’s first and Caleb’s 4th birthdays.
Greg and I went to the Magic vs. Spurs game.
I went to Salt Lake City, Utah for a work conference.
Meemaw came to visit and they went to Touch-A-Truck at the arena.
I ran the MRTT Winter Virtual 5K.
I got a promotion at work and started in my new role at the end of the month.
Greg had jury duty and was on a five day civil case.

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March

We saw Disney Live! Mickey’s Magic Show at daddy’s work.
I ran the Best Damn Race 10K.
We spent the weekend at Grammy’s house and I ran the Sarasota Half Marathon.
We had some spring break visitors! The Coles were in town from Colorado, so it was great to see them. My parents arrived for our staycation.
We stayed at the Animal Kingdom Lodge for the kids’ spring break and did a lot of fun things around Disney, including Animal Kingdom.
We said au revoir to the Burnetts as they headed north to Canada.

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April

We celebrated Hudson’s second birthday and all of our half birthdays.
Greg headed up to North Carolina to visit Mango & co.
Kenley’s third soccer season started and we loved her coach and team.
Our new floors were installed in the house.
We spent two evenings at the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center for UCF Celebrates the Arts!
Crosby had his first trip to the dentist and his first trip to the ER for four stitches in his mouth/lip.
We survived our last potty training bootcamp!
It was my turn for jury duty and I was on an intense four day criminal case.

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May

I finished my two classes of the spring semester.
Kenley had two cavities filled on two different days this month.
I celebrated Ashley and baby Wall at her baby shower.
I had a wonderful Mother’s Day with our little family.
We jumped around at Skyzone Orlando and visited the Artegon Marketplace.
We saw Sugarcrash Kids and the Forgotten Island as part of the Orlando Fringe Festival.
Alicia came to visit for Memorial Day weekend.

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June

The kids began summer camp and we went to Legoland.
49 people were killed in the attack at Pulse Nightclub.
Greg celebrated Father’s Day.
Greg and I went to Crooked Can Brewry with friends, as well as a craft beer competition at World of Beer with our friends who competed.
We saw Finding Dory.

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July

We spent a long, 4th of July weekend in Indiana.
I said goodbye to my childhood home.
I ran the Outrunning Autism 10K while in Indiana.
Greg and I celebrated our eight wedding anniversary.
Grammy came to visit, as well as Sally, Charlie, and Margot from Canada!
We spent a lot of our free time swimming, playing outside, and going to Seaworld.

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August

We watched a lot of the summer Olympics from Rio.
The kids were home from school for about ten days so we had Camp Gilbo!
The Petittos were in town so we visit with them at Disney.
We splashed around the Legoland Water Park for the first time.
Kenley started VPK and Crosby started preschool.
Fall soccer started for Kenley and meemaw came to visit!
We celebrated Sagan’s third birthday at the Orlando Science Center.

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September

We started the month with a long weekend visit to Grammy’s house and went to the Mote Marine Aquarium for the first time.
Soccer Saturdays continued and Kenley scored her first  soccer goal!
We celebrated Wyatt’s third birthday.
Katie came in to town for work, so we got to meet up for a drink.
Greg worked hard on updating Kenley’s bathroom.
I wrote my last post for Orlando Moms Blog.

October

Our crazy month started with a date night at Cooper’s Hawk.
My parents came into town the same weekend as Hurricane Matthew, so we didn’t get to go on our Disney cruise. It was a bummer, but we are thankful that the storm came and went with minimal damange.
Instead of the cruise, we went to Sea World.
We saw Garth Brooks in concert which was amazing!
I ran the U Can Finish Distance Dare at UCF and the Lighthouse Loop Half Marathon.
We all celebrated our birthdays and got family photos taken.
Soccer Saturdays continued and came to an end. Kenley scored a goal on my birthday.
Kenley turned five years old and Crosby turned three years old. We had a super small little celebration with a couple of friends.
We also celebrated Huck’s third birthday and welcomed baby Lincoln.
The kids had a field trip at Green Meadows Petting Farm.
We went to Brick or Treat at Legoland.
Greg got to see President Obama speak at his building.
We were the Incredibles for Halloween!

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November

After 108 years, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series.
We got to see the Cambridges at Give Kids the World resort in Kissimmee since they were in town for Charlotte’s wish trip.
Melissa was in town for a conference so we got to visit with her.
We went to Long & Scott’s Farm to do the corn maze!
Another season of Light Up UCF started and the kids loved going to daddy’s work.
We celebrated Thanksgiving weekend with Grammy at our house.
I ran the Space Coast half marathon in Cocoa.
The kids and I saw Sesame Street Live!

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December

My parents were in town, so we played at Epcot, Disney Springs, the Grand Floridian, and the Contemporary at Disney.
We headed to Sarasota for a long weekend to celebrate Grammy’s birthday.
We enjoyed all of the Christmas festivities at Seaworld.
The Manganillos came to visit for a couple of days.
We hosted Christmas at our house with my family.
We ended the year celebrating Jackson’s 5th birthday!

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Thanks for a great year 2016, now bring on 2017!

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A look back: 2015 // 2014 // 2013 // 2012 // 2011

2015 in a nutshell.

January

We rang in the new year with my parents in town and had our annual dinner at Disney with our family friends. This year we went back to ‘Ohana at the Polynesian Resort.
Melissa was in town for work & our friends moved back from Nebraska!
Sally, Kristy, and I threw a surprise sprinkle for Lindsey and baby Kennedy.
I shared more about our cloth diapers.
We celebrated Kyler’s third birthday at the Orlando Science Center!
The world said goodbye to the Bravermans and one of my favorite shows: Parenthood.
I ran the Celebration Half Marathon & Lady Track Shack 5K.

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February

We celebrated Caeyln’s third birthday at Teddy Mountain!
Sweet Kennedy was born!
Our largest house project to date started: construction on the pool!
I headed to Salt Lake City for a work conference.
I ran the East Orlando MRTT Virtual 10K and the Best Damn Race 10K.

March

We celebrated Caleb’s third birthday and Hudson’s first birthday!
Kenley started class at MyGym.
I took the kids to see Disney Live! at daddy’s work.
Maggi came to visit, and so did Meemaw and Grandpa for spring break.
I ran the Tomoka Half Marathon over on the coast.

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April

We all celebrated our half-birthdays!
The Easter bunny came to visit and we had Easter dinner with our friends.
Kenley started soccer through the YMCA and also ran in the Healthy Kids Running Series.
We went to UCF Celebrates the Arts at the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center.
Kenley got three stitches in her forehead.
I ran the Riverside Dash 15K in Sanford.

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May

Kenley’s classes at MyGym ended and Crosby’s began!
We spent Mother’s Day weekend in Indiana and got to see so many people!
We went to Sea World, the science center, and the Good Neighbor’s Farmers Market.
I ran the Operation Give Back 5K at UCF.

June

Our pool finished and we started swimming!
We celebrated Margot’s 3rd birthday.
The girls and I attended what would be our last Meet + Make.
I shared my favorite running gear.
We ventured over to Winter Garden to see our friends and explore the city!
Greg and I joined the wine club at Cooper’s Hawk.

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July

We did lots of swimming in the summer heat.
Greg and I celebrated our anniversary and my parents were in town for the 4th of July!
I ran the Watermelon 5K on the 4th of July.
I headed up to Chicago to celebrate MBK at her bachelorette party and while I was there I ran the Rock ‘N’ Roll Half Marathon.
We went to the Crayola Experience for the first time and hit up Sea World again.
I taught my summer class from the end of June into the beginning of August.

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August

We visited Sarasota and saw the Mets play the Rays in St. Pete.
Meemaw came to visit while the kids were out of school.
We celebrated Molly’s first birthday and Liam’s 4th birthday!
I ran the East Orlando MRTT Virtual 5K.
Fall soccer started back up for Kenley.
The kids started school – Kenley in preschool and Crosby in toddlers. I started my graduate class.

September

We saw Disney on Ice at the Amway Center.
Soccer Saturdays continued throughout the month.
Greg and I snuck away for a night to head up to Naperville for Jon and MB’s wedding!

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October

We celebrated Gavin & Carson’s first birthdays.
We all celebrated our own birthdays! Kenley turned four and Crosby turned two.
Meemaw and Grandpa came to visit for their fall break.
We had a family vacation in Key West with Greg’s family.
We officially stopped using cloth diapers after four years.
I ran the Key West 10K, UCF Distance Dare, and Lake Nona 13.1
The kids had a Choo Choo and Tutu birthday party.
The Mets are in the World Series!
We saw the USA Women’s Soccer team play Brazil at the Citrus Bowl.
We went to Sea World and the kids were Jake and Izzy for Halloween.

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November

Greg flew up to New York for Game 5 of the World Series, unfortunately the Royals won the series that game.
Meemaw and Grandpa were in town for work so we met Mickey and Minnie at Animal Kingdom!
We took the kids to Legoland and stayed at the hotel!
We beat the crowds and saw Santa early this year.
We celebrated Thanksgiving at home and saw The Good Dinosaur, the kids’ first movie in the theater.
I ran the Space Coast Half Marathon in Cocoa. <– Recap still to come.

December

We did lots of Christmas activities this month thanks to our advent calendar.
We went to Avalon Aglow with our friends, Sea World to see the Christmas shows, looked at Christmas lights, made s’mores, drank hot cocoa, read Christmas books, and watched Christmas movies.
I made cookies in a jar for teacher gifts this year.
We headed up to Indiana to celebrate Christmas and my parents came back to Florida with us to ring in the new year.

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It was a great year and we are excited to see what 2016 has in store for us!

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A look back.
2014 // 2013 // 2012 // 2011

2014 in a nutshell

January

We had our annual dinner at Disney with my parents and family friends!
My first race of the year was the Color Run 5K. Ann and I ran together at a nice leisurely pace.
We celebrated Kristen & sweet baby Brady at her sprinkle shower.
So thankful we got to see several friends from out of town! Samios, Abrahamsens, and Katie!
We celebrated at two birthday parties, Lyla’s and Kyler’s!
Greg got to see Stone Sour in concert and also built a barn door. It so weird to see the before pictures because it seems like the door has been there forever!
I became an Orlando Moms Blog contributor!

February

As usual February was low key, we watched the Super Bowl and the Winter Olympics.
We celebrated Caelyn’s birthday at her party.
We also celebrated Valentine’s Day with our two little valentines.
The girls and I threw Michelle a baby sprinkle to celebrate baby Hudson!

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March

More out of town guests visited! The Manganillos came and we got to meet baby Dillon!
My grandparents were also able to come down for a visit, which I am so thankful for.
Kenley and I headed to MyGym to celebrate Caleb’s birthday.
We caught a spring training baseball game and I took the kids to see Disney Live! at daddy’s work.
We met baby Hudson!
Of course, there was a lot of March Madness watching happening too.

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April

We upgraded to the BOB Duallie and enjoyed our first run as a family of four. That may not seem like it’s newsworthy, but looking back, that was the first of many runs together this year and many more to come.
I shared our playroom which was have been enjoying immensely this year.
Crosby and I made a trip to Indiana to celebrate the life of my uncle. It was C’s first trip on a plane and he did awesome!
Greg and I hit up a Magic game before the season ended and enjoyed a date night together.
Crosby celebrated his half birthday and I finally shared our first pictures as a family of four.
Britton & Ashley were in town so we got to see them at Disney.
Lindsey and I enjoyed a girls’ night out for the Darius Rucker concert!

May

Gary & Lauren got married and we celebrated at Quantum Leap Winery, then celebrated Cinco de Mayo with friends.
I celebrated my first Mother’s Day as a mama of two!
I ran my second race, the Wounded Warriors 5K, which is when I first met Kayla (my eventual running buddy).
We were thrilled that Dana, James and Lucas came to visit! We also had a quick surprise visit from Katie, which was awesome.
Crosby Martin was baptized at Summit Church!

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June

We kicked off summer with a trip to Grammy’s and hit the beach!
We had two birthday parties very close to each other. Carly & Margot both turned 2!
Greg celebrated his first Father’s Day with two kiddos.

July

My parents were in town for the 4th of July weekend.
Greg and I celebrated our sixth anniversary!
Sally and I ran an unofficial 10K together which marked my longest run since Crosby, and the start of my running addiction!
I took some pictures of the kids just three months before their birthdays.

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August

The summer course I taught wrapped up. My second semester teaching is in the books, it was a busy six weeks.
Since I was working so much this summer, I made a lot of slow cooker meals.
We went to a different MyGym to celebrate Liam’s birthday.
This was our first trip to the Orlando Science Center and got a season pass.
The kids went “back to school” and each in a new classroom.
I ran my first 10K and my first virtual race, the MRTT Summer Safari 10K.

September

We headed up to Indiana for Labor Day weekend to celebrate Michael & Rachel’s brew bash.
Disney on Ice! was in town.
We celebrated Wyatt’s first birthday and met baby Molly.
Kenley started her Healthy Kids Running Series, five weeks of races!
I ran the Miracle Miles 15K downtown, which was my first 15K race.

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October

We headed up to Chicago for a vacation in the city.
Michael & Rachel got married in Oak Park, Illinois!
Greg and I each celebrated our birthdays.
Kenley turned three years old and we had a rainbow birthday party.
I ran my second half marathon, the Inaugural Lake Nona 13.1.
Crosby turned one year old and his birthday party was under construction.
The kids were Mike & Sully from Monsters, Inc. for Halloween!

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November

We celebrated Charlie’s birthday at his minion party, which Kenley loved.
We beat the crowds this year and saw Santa before Thanksgiving!
Greg and I had a date night at the Magic game against the Clippers.
Megan & her family were in town so we saw them at Disney.
Our Christmas tree went up earlier than usual this year too. We were ready!
We celebrated Thanksgiving at home with just the four of us.

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December

My parents were in town at Disney, so we got to see them for the weekend.
I ran my third half marathon, the OUC Half Marathon downtown.
The girls and I shared our Pinterest Christmas projects (here, here, and here).
I went to my second Meet + Make with the girls and we did a triple date with our hubbys.
The Manganillos were back in town, so Crosby and Dillon got to play with each other again!
We headed down to Grammy’s house for Christmas.
My parents visited and we went to Legoland for the first time!

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We had a fabulous year and are looking forward to 2015!

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Here is a look back.
2011 // 2012 // 2013

So long 2013

January

I headed to Cali for my sweet friend’s bebe shower.
We finished Kenley’s room and did some faux wainscoting.
House projects continued.
I started quilting (and since, have put that project on pause).

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February

The Ravens won the Superbowl, we partied, as usual.
We visited Grammy in Sarasota and my good friend Celeste came to visit.
We shared our coffered ceiling project in the family room.
Kenley passed out her first valentines to her classmates.
We shared what we’ve been cooking up in the kitchen.

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March

On the second day of the month, we found out we were pregnant!
Kenley went to her first show, Disney Live! at the arena.
I got to see three sorority sisters all here on business at different times,
Alicia visited for spring break, as well as my parents. It was fun month!
We hit up the Braves/Mets spring training game at Disney.
Jessie & Andrew got married.
We had a happy Easter.

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April

Kenley went to Sea World for the first time.
I picked our neighbor’s trash and we made a headboard.
Greg headed up to Virginia to visit his dad & brother.
We announced that Kenley was getting a promotion!

May

Maggi & Greg visited and we celebrated Cinco de Mayo!
Since we were having visitors, we updated our guest bathroom upstairs.
In the spirit of their wedding, I shared Michael & Karolina’s engagement photos.
We made some major progress on our laundry room.
We visited Grammy again for Memorial Day weekend and went to the Rays game.

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June

Margot Claire turned one, so we celebrated with her!
Meemaw & Grandpa came to hang out with Kenley while we headed south for our babymoon!

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July

Greg and I celebrated our five year anniversary.
Then, we headed to Anna Maria Island for our family vacation.
We continued home improvement projects as our due date came closer and closer.
Sally, Jen, Kristy, and I threw Lindsey a baby shower to celebrate baby Wyatt!

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August

I finished up teaching my first college course.
Kenley started school in the young toddler room and started swimming lessons.
I shared our office / craft room combo makeover.
We headed down to Sarasota to visit Grammy and see Aunt Alanna and Uncle Andy!
My sweet friends threw me a surprise shower!
I shared the progress on the nursery (here, here, and here)

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September

We headed up to Indiana for Labor Day weekend, our last trip as a family of three.
Maggi & Greg were vacationing in Orlando, so we got to see them again!
Greg transformed our downstairs bathroom.
We welcomed baby Wyatt to the world!

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October

Our favorite and busiest month of the year!
Greg and I celebrated birthdays and we partied for Kenley’s second birthday!
Crosby Martin made his appearance at 8:40am on Sunday, October 27th and team green turned blue.
Kenley was a mermaid for halloween and we celebrated with our two pumpkins this year.

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November

Uncle Michael came to visit and meet Crosby!
We had several other visitors locally and from out of state stop by.
We had our one year anniversary in the house.
We celebrated Thanksgiving as a family of four.

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December

Meemaw and Grandpa were here and we took our first trip to Magic Kingdom!
We got in the Christmas spirit by putting up the tree, decorating cookies, and seeing Santa.
I participated in Pinterest Christmas again this year with a couple projects (here and here).
We celebrated Crosby’s first Christmas and Kenley’s third here at home with our family.

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What a great year it was! We’re looking forward to 2014!

Here is a look at what we were up to in 2011 and 2012.

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I’m already starting off the year slightly behind,
but without further ado, here is how our 2012 looked.

January

I headed back to work after maternity leave and Kenley started day care,
which made weekends even more special.
We became a wee bit more official (in our eyes) and started blogging from our new domain.
I finally shared my chalkboard bottles.
Kenley’s nursey was featured on Apartment Therapy, which is more special now that this was her first room.
Alicia was able to visit after her conference that was in town.
We met miss Kyler Nicole for the first time!

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February

My mom and I met Miranda Lambert!
Kenley was baptized at Summit Church.
We were able to see David, Jodi, Gavin, Maddie & Landon while they were visiting Disney.
I shared our first must have list of baby items.
I also shared the ribbon wreath I made for Kenley’s baptism, one of our most viewed posts this year.

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March

I first put it out there that I wanted to run a half marathon.
We went to the Braves v. Yankees spring training game at Disney.
Completed our framed mirrors after many trips to Lowe’s.
Grandma and Grandpa visited for spring break & I headed to Tampa for NIRSA.

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April

We celebrated Easter.
Kenley had her first food… peas!
Lindsey and I threw a surprise shower for Sally and baby Margot!
We participated in the Central Florida March of Dimes 5K for Jack’s Pack.

May

Kenley got her first tooth.
Greg and I went to the Magic vs. Pacers playoff game at Amway Center.
I left my job (and long commute) at Stetson, and started a new job back at UCF.
I shared the second part of our must have list of baby gear.
Greg, Michael & my dad surprised my mom and I for Mother’s Day.
We spent Memorial Day at Grammy’s house and went swimming.

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June

We spent the weekend at the beach with the family.
We met miss Margot Claire for the first time!
Kenley started crawling and pulling herself up within weeks of each other.
Greg celebrated his first Father’s Day and we made a fun gift for him.
Greg also headed up to AC to see the boys, Metallica, and the Phillies vs. Rays

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July

We headed up to Indiana for summer vacation, you can read about it here, here, and here.
While we were there, we celebrated the 4th of July & our 4th anniversary.
We went to the Rays vs. Red Sox game in St. Pete with the Campbell & Peña families.
We met Mr. Jackson for the first time!
I registered for the OUC Orlando Half Marathon.

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August

I shared the last part of our must have list for baby gear.
Grandpa Larry came to visit for a long weekend.
Kenley took three baby steps!

September

Melissa was in town for Labor Day weekend!
Kenley and I headed up to Indiana for Meg’s baby shower.
Ashley & Britton got married!
I went to the Brad Paisley concert in Tampa.

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October

Kenley was officially walking.
Greg and I celebrated our birthdays.
We finished Kenley’s weekly photo project.
Kenley turned one and we celebrated at her first birthday party!
We put in an offer on our new house and it was accepted!
Kenley was an adorable strawberry for Halloween.

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November

We put our house on the market, sold our house, and moved into our new house.
I participated in 30 Days of Thankful, you can see it here, here, and here.

December

I ran my first half marathon!
I participated in A Pinterest Christmas with several other ladies.
Melissa came to visit.
We celebrated an early Christmas with the family at the beach.
We closed and turned the keys over to the new owners of our old house.
Then, we headed up to Indiana to celebrate Christmas.
We spent the rest of the year working on the house and getting ready for the new year.

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2012 was a good year for us, we’re anxious to see what lies ahead in 2013.

You can see 2011 in review here.

2011 in a nutshell

This quite possibly was the fastest year of my life.
I cannot believe today is the last day of 2011.
Here is a look back.

January

We started 2011 with the goal of taking a photo a day for the entire year, which is what the blog consisted of in the beginning.
We also headed out to Frisco, Colorado to celebrate the twins’ 6th birthday and play in the snow!

February

Our dear friend Stan turned 40! We partied.
The Packers beat the Steelers in Super Bowl XLV.
We saw Wicked at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre in Orlando.
On the last day of the month I peed on a stick and our lives changed forever!

 March

We spent the entire month of March hiding our pregnancy from friends, which means I was drinking “vodka” tonic and “vodka” & Sprite.
St. Patty’s Day was celebrated at an Irish bar that is now closed. Sad.
Of course, we watched countless hours of March Madness basketball and Stetson announced they are bringing football back!

April

Headed to Miami for a fun weekend of baseball & beach!
We finally shared the news that we were expecting!
I headed to New Orleans for the first time for a work conference.

May

Maggi & Greg came to visit!
We saw Cirque du Soleil at Downtown Disney and went to the ICE Bar on I-Drive!
We found out we were having a girl!!
It’s crazy to think back to when we found out and the fact that the “girl” is now Kenley!

June

We were all over the place in June.
Greg went to upstate New York for a double bachelor party and
I headed to Indiana for a double bachelorette party!
I also went to Connecticut for a work conference.


July

We celebrated our third wedding anniversary and the 4th of July in Anna Maria Island with my family.
We made major headway on the nursery and other baby-related tasks.
Alicia came to visit!

August

It was a pretty uneventful month. We finished up the nursery and did some other home improvement chores, including our office makeover.
The fall semester started back up and we both were pretty busy at work as I made my way into my third trimester.

September

Quite the opposite of August, September was insane.
We headed to Indiana for Celeste & Curt’s wedding over Labor Day weekend and threw in a baby shower while we were there.
Greg headed to New York the following weekend for Vin & Lauren’s wedding and I stayed back.
We had our prenatal education courses at the hospital to get prepared for the babe.
I had another baby shower here in Orlando while Greg headed to North Carolina for Mango & Karen’s wedding,
the same weekend I had to miss Meghann & Sean’s wedding in Indy because I couldn’t fly.

October

By far the best month of the year for several reasons.
We got to see the Colts play in Tampa against the Bucs on Monday Night Football.
Greg and I both celebrated our birthdays.
We did some other home improvement projects while I was seriously nesting.
Kenley Dee was born on October 19th at 6:25pm.

November

We spent the month adjusting to a newborn and celebrated our first Thanksgiving!!

December

It has been a busy month. I did some more home improvement projects.
We met so many new people, had our first road trip, and our first flight!
We also celebrated our first Christmas!

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Needless to say, it’s been an amazing year.
Hope you all have a safe and happy new year!
See you in 2012!