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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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My Silver MVP

So another Gymnastics season has come to a close – but what a difference a year makes. Last year, Cailee had a disappointing end to her season, fully expecting to qualify for the Bronze Regional meet but narrowly missing what she needed to qualify. This year was so different – she qualified with room to…

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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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Around the world in Stitches

Disembarkment from the boat is a well coordinated event.  We were assigned a specific breakfast time and location.  It was the last meal with our table mates who had become good friends – particularly Cailee and Amelia.  We ate, stood in line to get off the boat, stood in more lines at customs and finally…

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