Vermont Recap Part 1

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Hello from Vermont!!!  Don't let this first photo fool you...10 hours of overnight travel time didn't always look this peaceful.  In fact, Shane decided to not sleep the entire red eye flight until we were landing which was around 2:00am California time.   So let's do the math....he was up Friday morning at 6:00am, only took an hour nap (normally takes a 2-3 hour nap), and then up until 2:00am. ... [ Read More ]

Thanks for the memories 2013

Whew...anyone else kind of glad all the holiday hoopla is over?  Don't get me wrong we had a WONDERFUL Christmas, but it sure exhausting playing Santa Claus.  I took a ton of photos on my real camera for once, but I'm just going to be honest here, I don't have the energy to go through them right now.  I'll keep the memories in my head, and the photos on my camera (until the day I have time to edit ... [ Read More ]

On the 6th Year of Christmas…

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My true love gave to me...six years of laughter, fiiiiiive gooooolden riiiiings (I wish), four years with Nathan, three different houses, two years with Shane, and a partridge in a pear tree.   It's pretty incredible how much life can change in a relatively short amount of time.   The holidays are always a time of reflection and last night I did just that while browsing through the family blog I ... [ Read More ]

A quick update

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Sorry for the blog silence as of late...things have been quite busy around here.  My Mother-in-law flew into town last week and is staying with us until Sunday.  We have been having so much fun, but she has also been here to lend a helping hand.  As some of you may or may not know I had a minor surgery this past Friday (don't worry I'm fine) and she has been doing so much for me and the boys...I ... [ Read More ]

Just me and my Pumpkins

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Last week we saw a glimmer of a cool and cloudy Fall day so the pumpkin patch was calling our name.  We pulled up to Tanaka Farms, I opened the car doors, and out ran the kids.  The farm felt like it was all ours, so I just let the boys be boys and run free.  They wandered through a hay maze, stomped through the mud, took a tractor ride, climbed pumpkin piles and weaved in and out of the rows of ... [ Read More ]

Smiling into September

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Do you ever have one of those days, weeks, months where if you didn't have photos of it you almost wouldn't believe you actually got to experience it first hand?  That's how I felt about these past five days...they were that good!  Greg took Friday-Tuesday off to get in some family time and to celebrate our 8 year wedding Anniversary.  This time together was the best gift he could have ever given ... [ Read More ]

Wordless Wednesday

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You read that correctly...no Workout Wednesday today but a Wordless one instead!  Just some photos from my phone of the fun we have been having with our boys lately.  I want to remember these days forever... ... [ Read More ]

Ohhhhhh Nathan….

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HAPPY 4th BIRTHDAY!!! I can't believe you are 4 years old today sweet Nay!  There aren't enough words to describe how much we love you and what you mean to us.  Hearing the pitter patter of your feet running down the hall every morning makes my heart skip a beat.  I can't help but smile as you jump into my arms and we squeeze each other with all of our might as we start a new day together. You ... [ Read More ]

Our week in photos

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See that little golfer pictured below?  He is turning FOUR in 2 days!  We have been busy planning some birthday surprises for him, and of course doing a little party planning.  I decided to scale way back this year and just have a few of his buddies over our house, but I just can't help myself when it comes to crafting up a few party things.  We are really looking forward to celebrating his ... [ Read More ]

Fun-filled Weekend Recap

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I'm back....and I mean it, I'M BACK!  After a pretty craptastic last 2 weeks I'm happy to say the sicknesses have cleared our household, the sun has been shining, and my boys have been smiling.  I know a large part of the positive change has been my attitude...I really needed to pull myself out of a funk and get back at it! Thursday turned out to be a great day.  I went to morning boot camp, met ... [ Read More ]