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Cailee turns 10

Oh wow, my little girl is ten years old. I really don’t know how that happened. I think what’s scarier is realizing how quickly the past ten years have past and knowing I have less than half that time left with my little girl at home. But we had a grand time celebrating her tenth…

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To the mountains we go

We spent Labor day weekend with the Hamletts again this weekend. We always appreciate their hospitality. Everything was great! The weather was ideal – a little brisk, but warm in the sun. The boys (yes, Connor too) enjoyed plenty of mountain biking and the girls talked decorating, fashion and food (what else?). We enjoyed a…

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Back to school 2018

Man, the summer just flew by. I probably say this every year but this time around I was a little weepy now that its time to go back to school. The summer ending always feels like the end of something, one less summer with the kids at home, I guess. They really do grow up…

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Love this picture!

On Sunday, we met my parents for a picnic, one last hurrah before back to school. It was one of those afternoons that was warm enough that I wasn’t shivering 🙂 but nice enough to just sit outside and enjoy everyone’s company. We sat right beside the playground, same place we had picnicked several years…

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The crazies visit the zoo

Last year, we did our last hurrah before back to school at Great Wolf Lodge. But, since we have a party (or two) coming up at the Lodge we decided, very last minute, to visit some other animals. It turned out to be a great day for the zoo. The animals were out and up…

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Last Friday

Once again my little girl surprised me with her courage. She volunteered as part of her gym team to show off some skills at Hillsborough Last Friday. I think, though, I would have taken one look at the audience and probably turned around and headed the other direction, but she didn’t. Her and her teammates…

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Sunflowers and Swim Meetings

It wasn’t the easiest decision – to leave the beach early. But Cailee was insistent on getting back for her swim meeting. She had already missed one and the competitor in her wouldn’t stand for missing another. So we got home about 10ish, and were up again bright and early for the kids’ last regular…

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Beach Trip: Day 7

It was our last day at Seabrook (boo :(). We decided that we wanted to leave early from the house and head into Charleston before hitting the road back home. We had promised Connor a visit to the aquarium before the week was out. As one last hurrah, we found the flamingo Stacy had promised…

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Beach trip: Day 6

Today was an adventure for sure and the first real time I missed having an extra pair of adult hands to help me. The kids had their hearts set on doing the tie dye at the beach club. So we packed up, headed to the beach. When it was just about time for the tie…

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Beach Trip: Day 5

Wednesday morning means annual fishing tournament. Another thing I really feared doing by myself. At least this time, the weather was good and we even made the early sessions. It started off a little tense, with lines getting caught, and getting glares for casting over my head and almost striking the passerbys. But we had…

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