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I love my life

Today, being Mother’s day, its a good time to reflect on how lucky I am to be mommy to two extraordinary kiddos. Of course, all I wanted were some pictures of my beautiful kids together, but that was not to be – and that’s not a surprise at all – and maybe better. Instead of…

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Spring Soccer

Every year I get surprised when Connor tells me he wants to play soccer. He plays hard but still seems a little scared of the ball – although this year he was decidedly more engaged than last year. That being said, this season didn’t feel like much of a season, between missing time for our…

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Our 6th Dance Recital (or is it?)

Honestly, I think I’ve lost count and I suppose I could go back and check – but this one was different. It was the first recital that we weren’t in multiple productions or any dance at all – Cailee just had her gymnastics this year. And usually it might not even be worth it to…

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Bringing her best to Southeast Regionals

So many emotions today. So proud of Cailee for qualifying for Regionals, worried for her because I know she wants to do good, frustrated when she didn’t get the scores I thought she deserved and excited when she finished so well. We watched a few other rounds just to get acclimated to the facility –…

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To Florida we go…

For the next ten days, we are Florida bound (and beyond). The kids don’t know all that we have planned and that’s quite possibly the best part of it. Even at this age, they don’t notice that their suitcases are stuffed to the brim with clothes, obviously more than they need for just a few…

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It’s fieldtrip time!

It’s that time of year, not only am I taking a bunch of time off for our upcoming trip (and previous gymnastics competitions) but now we have a bunch of fieldtrips lined up – Durham Bulls, Carolina Theater with Cailee, and today, Museum of Life and Science with Connor. Even though that’s meant a lot…

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Happy Seventh Birthday Connor!

I think I must start these birthday posts the same way every time. WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE? Is it really possible that my littlest is already seven years old? Maybe its me just not wanting to admit that. And maybe I’m a tad bit relieved that Connor is a little smaller than others his…

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Spring Break 2018!

Because we had our trip to Florida already planned, Spring Break was a low key event for us this year, except for the big birthday at the end of the week. To be honest, it typically is. I do my best to take time off to spend time with the kids so they aren’t bored…

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How is it that Easter fell on April Fools?

I found this very disturbing, that Easter fell on April Fools – best I understand it – someone somewhere defines when it’s Easter – so was it some bad joke to put it on April Fools? It just feels so counter or distracting to honoring the biggest miracle ever. So we didn’t focus on it…

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Our latest gadget(s) & hunting for eggs

This past Christmas (2016), it turns out the gift of the year was hoverboards (again!). I think they were “hot” a few years back, literally, catching houses on fire – but I guess they are “safer” now and everyone has one. We didn’t pick up on this until after Christmas but it quickly became a…

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