Sunday, December 15, 2013

First Snow of 2013

We had some fun in the first snow a few weeks back.  This was TJ's first time to really get to get out and play in it.

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Puppy Fun

So it's been awhile since I posted here (sorry).  Cooper is definitely part of our family now and has been doing amazing!!  Here are some of the cuter pictures of him as of late.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Introducing Cooper the Amazing Dog

Some of you may know we added a new member to our family in May.  I am very late in introducing Cooper the Amazing Dog!  He is a great addition to the household...well, he will be once he is fully potty trained :)  In any case - he is a beagle + miniature aussie mix and is just great to be around!  The kids love to chase and be chased by him and the feeling is mutual by Cooper.  

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Friday, July 12, 2013

family pictures

I LOOOOVE taking pictures as you know.  I HATE being in any of them.  I am not photogenic.  I always do not like how I look.  

BUT!  Due to some recent events I realized that 1) we have never taken a family picture - not even with Libby.  and 2) Life is SHORT!  I don't want my kids to have all of these pictures of them growing up and having their daddy in there but mommy is never in there with them either.

So, we had a wonderful photographer, Lisa, take some family pictures of us in April (yes, I am waaaay behind).  They were wonderful and everything I could have hoped for.  Here are some of my favorites for you to enjoy with the rest on our flickr site.

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My "baby" starts Kindergarten in the fall.  Actually in almost a month.  Holy Cow!!!  Well, that means she graduates from her current "school".  This school is so amazing they did a graduation ... outside...with caps and gowns...and a party afterwards.  I am amazed but not surprised.  You can tell they love their kids.  And yes, I may have shed a tear or two.  I mean - how could you not?!  She is a-freaking-dorable!

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Swimming Lessons

We have started swimming lessons back up for the kiddos.  That's right - BOTH kids.  We're opting for private lessons this time and boy are they paying off for Libby.  She is really excelling!  These kids truly are sponges!


Yup - I said that right - Prom.  Libby's school/daycare is SO AWESOME that they host a prom for the two oldest classrooms each spring.  This year's was animal print themed so we luckily picked up an adorable dress at WDW this year.  Jim wasn't able to go so his Dad took over and did an awesome job.  Love those guys! 

Libby's class also performed a was so fun!  And it was similar to a "real" prom cause someone got sick, got a black eye, and there were fights...yup - totally a prom!

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Big Boy Bed

Ever since we got back from vacation where TJ slept with me and Libby every night, he won't sleep on his own.  After Jim was constantly walking around like a 90 y/o man from sleeping on the floor each night, we decided to get TJ his big boy bed and upgrade him from his toddler bed.  It has been really awesome and no more sore backs for Daddy!



We surprised the kiddos with a trip to Walt Disney World in April.  It was AMAZING!  They got to spend the night in a hotel on the way down...Libby was baffled that we would not only get a bed to sleep in but our own bathroom too.  I think we need to get her out more often!

Goodnight from GA! Breakfast then hitting the road!
We did the traditional (for my family) stop at the Florida state border for some fresh OJ and fun.  Yes - we drove.  No - we are not crazy.  I was surprised how awesome the kids were.  The trip down was a little hard on the first day due to traffic but the 2nd was AMAZING and fast. Florida Welcome Center Florida Welcome Center Florida Welcome Center Florida Welcome Center
When we finally arrived, we were pumped and had such a fun, fast 5 days there.

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Everything was just awesome and I took sooooooooooo many photos and videos all located here.  It was really an unfortunately trip!


so obviously I am a little --- ok a lot --- behind on updating this site with news.  I am going to try to get back into the routine again so stay tuned with a ton of updates in upcoming posts!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

I won?!?!?!

remember that weight loss competition I mentioned at my gym?  I WON!!!  Holy Crap!!
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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Half Marathon Recap: Weeks 6 & 7

So I forgot to post about last week's running.  I am still running so don't take my forgetfulness as not discontinuing :)  Although, I do have an update on that...but for now, here is the recap:

Week 6:
Day 1 (Sunday): 7 miles @ 11:30 min/mile pace (NO WALKING!!!)
Day 2 (Monday): OFF
Day 3 (Tuesday): 4 miles @ 11:27 min/mile pace
Day 4 (Wednesday): 3 miles @ 10:59 min/mile pace
Day 5 (Thursday): OFF
Day 6 (Friday): 4 miles @ 11:37 min/mile pace
Day 7 (Saturday): OFF   Week 7: Day 1 (Sunday): 8 miles 7 miles @ 11:51 min/mile pace - Couldn't do it and got really, really sick
Day 2 (Monday): OFF
Day 3 (Tuesday): 4 miles @ 11:22 min/mile pace
Day 4 (Wednesday): 3 miles @ 11:18 min/mile pace
Day 5 (Thursday): OFF
Day 6 (Friday): 4 miles 3 miles @ 10:29 min/mile pace - Ran out of time!
Day 7 (Saturday): OFF

So you can see I'm keep on running but I got super sick last Sunday with my run.  My body just gave out and up things it shouldn't have.  Part of this is because most of my runs are in the evenings now and I am working a million hrs.  I am having struggling fitting time in for my family and it is stressing me out.  Plus, I am not sleeping.  So it is no wonder my body is rebeling!! 

So now onto my update...I am not going to be able to make the April run.  It is my own fault due to being an idiot.  Soo...I am out of the running (ha! get it?) for the April race unfortunately.  I am not stopping the running though.  I just won't do such long runs going forward.  I'll be ready by the October one though!! So This will be my last post for now about the half marathon training...until July when I start up again :)

Hair Cuts

Last year I started to cut Jim, TJ and Libby's hair myself to save money.  I am still doing it and today was "cut everyone's hair day!".  Everyone except for TJ did awesome...he is not a fan of getting buzzed :)

TJ Before:
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TJ After:
 After hair cut ❤

Libby after (forgot the before!):
Fresh hair cut

Swimming Lessons

We have started swimming lessons again for Libby.  I have never seen her so excited/happy to be there!  Here is to hoping that she starts swimming more on her own so she can move up to the next class.  She did really, really awesome the first lesson.  I just have to figure out how to make her not so afraid!

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Libby's new hat

Sunday, February 17, 2013


My son has become obsessed with Spider-Man.  Neither my hubby or I know how this happened but every other word out of TJ's mouth is spider-man.  He has to wear something with him on it and/or watch an 80s cartoon series every second he can.  It is cute but...I don't know where it came from!!!  He even starts out his day asking for it after he asks for me, milk and a powered donut - in that order.  Priorities people!!

He starts his day asking for mom, milk, Spider-Man and a donut (and in that order)Tired spidey watching spidey


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