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Beach trip: Day 4

We started the day with another goodbye. This time, Aunt Beth was headed back home. The kids clung to her the best they could but alas she had to hit the road. So we decided to do the same and headed to Charleston. We tried a new restaurant for lunch – the best shrimp and…

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Beach trip: Day 3

Stacy had to leave early this morning and the kids were disappointed. Cailee actually woke up crying because she missed the dogs already. They’ll definitely have to join us on more vacations. This morning I got a real run in, down the road- 2.5 out and back. It was a bit more humid, but the…

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Beach trip: Day 2

Today was beautiful. It was sunny and hot and not a cloud in the sky. We had a lazy start to the morning (to become the norm for this trip), swimming, playing darts (sorry for the holes in the wall) and ping pong. I even got in a run on the driveway (before I realized…

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Beach trip: Day 1

This year it was a little different, JJ couldn’t come with us – so I was doing the single parent thing and yes, in many regards it was harder than normal (carrying things to the beach, fishing tournament, cleaning up at the end of the week, squeezing in some runs, etc) but I do think…

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Croaker Festival

Every year in Oriental they hold the Croaker Festival for the fourth of July. Last year, we were a house divided, JJ and Connor went to Oriental and Cailee and I stayed home because she had a slumber party. We found ourselves in that situation again but this time we were successful convincing Cailee to…

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Swim team kicks off

This is year two of the kids doing swim team. It was so good for them last year – they made a lot of friends, improved their swimming skills and overall did really well for never having done it before (and barely being able to swim 25 yards freestyle at the beginning of the season)….

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Saylor turns one & Connor goes to camp!

Its so hard to believe that Saylor is a year old – where did this year go? She’s a sweet girl, little blondie with blue eyes. My favorite thing is watching Cailee dote on her – she loves her little cousin Saylor. It shows you what a few years difference make, she’s uber competiitve with…

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Last day of school

This day couldn’t have come soon enough, at least for Cailee. The last week of school has been mostly full of end of the year parties and games (Thursday, was game day for Connor). The one exception is that Cailee had EOG tests this year for the first time. She had her reading test a…

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Cailee meets Laurie Hernandez

This was a fun weekend! Through Cailee’s gymnastics she participated in a fundraiser, where the girls that raised at least $250 got to meet Laurie Hernandez. Little did I realize what a racket this thing was – it turns out I donated the initial money to get her into the event, figured it was a…

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A Day at the Dirt Bike Track

This was a first for us, Cailee went on a weekend trip with a friend, Ella, to Myrtle Beach this weekend, Memorial Day weekend, so she was gone for two days. I wasn’t sure how it would go, but thanks to being able to stay connected via Facetime, she did just fine on her own…

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