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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Girls weekend

I had the opportunity to go on a girls weekend in October.  It was so much fun!  We got as far as Cracker Barrel for our first stop before taking our first glamor shot and having dinner!

My pictures are all of order, but the weekend consisted of a lot of hot tubbing, talking, cracking up, eating, sleeping, and some people even took walks in the beautiful nature that surrounded us.
We tried our best to start a fire and while two of us can start a fire every other time we try, this time we had hardly any luck.  We could get enough flames going to eat some smores.  Yum!

Our cabin was absolutely beautiful.

It was so much fun to get away and enjoy continued time of adult conversation.  We could do whatever we wanted, whenever we wanted!  We came back renewed and ready to tackle the job of motherhood!!!

There were many stories, laughs and good times that won't be forgotten and we can't wait to do it again!

While I was away with the girls, Jeff took the kids to a wedding, where apparently they were masters of the dance floor.

And to Brent's last soccer game.  I'm so blessed to have a husband who will hold down the fort while I go away and play!!

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Deer lease

We love going to the lease. It is a quick get away with minimal obligations. After a busy week if does a body good!!

The kids have gone more than I have this year, which has also been nice. Here they went dove hunting. Last weekend they went deer hunting.

It always wears the kids out.

If you can't find a pillow a cooler is also sufficient.

However, I highly recommend a hammock. But hang on if Brent is with you.

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

It's the little things

I've got a lot of catching up to do. Yikes! I haven't blogged in forever. Oh well!!

First off, happy birthday to our little buddy Drew. He's our neighbor and just super precious.

This fall has been so much fun. A certain friend said just today that she wished she could freeze time. Her boys are one and four and that was a great age. I've gotta say five and seven have been pretty fantastic as well. Sure they argue with each other some more but if that is the biggest downside I will take it.

We've been trying to take as much advantage of outside as we can. Between soccer, church, gymnastics, and my job we do stay pretty busy though.

Brent has recently learned to ride without training wheels and he is getting extremely fast!!! Watch out !!!!

Caitlyn is such a care taker. The other day while I was reading Brent a night time story on the couch she got up, went around to the other couch and started separating laundry. I was watching out if the corner of my eye proudly but mostly holding breath just praying that she wouldn't stop. What an answer to prayer!!! Someone was helping with the laundry y'all!!!

I love how these two choose to snuggle together. I know it won't last forever so I'm gonna enjoy it while if lasts. It's the little things.

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Days in the life of a teacher

September is always an incredibly tough month. After a summer of luxury it is hard to get settled into routines of getting up to an alarm, assessing students, writing names of a bazillion items at school to name a few. I rarely ever get out of school before 5 o'clock.

In fact my desk at school is never this clean. I desperately wish it were but... I guess I'm just not built that way but I'm going to keep trying.

I have made more time for shopping and sweet time with sweetie pie. Can you take a guess where my little guy was?

My kids love to read books on the computer. I had already read to Brent but Caitlyn was reading her book. They were hiding from the camera. Ha!

I will probably get in trouble but this picture was taken one morning over a clothing argument. I love her frown. She reminds me of someone!!!!

My little guy was do upset because be kept coming in last place in the race car game on the iPad. He would tear up and try again. He has persistence for sure!!

Not a lot if pictures lately to blog about but we have slowly gotten into a routine. We are thankful for cooler weather to get out enjoy playing with our neighbors.

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Fall Soccer

We have a great soccer team again this season. Many friends both for the kids and parents!!

Brent has scored many goals and grown as a player.

It is always do fun to bring him to games and practices. His coach is amazing with this age group of kids!

Here are some of his buddies while they are testing up and waiting on their next turn.

Caitlyn doesn't exactly watch the game but she has blast playing with all her friends (siblings). It makes for a good time.

Saturdays game is supposed to be a high of 55. Burr!!!

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

No more training wheels

Big night here at our house! Brent learned how to ride his bike bug boy style. He was a bit frantic at first but five minutes later he was cruising down the street!! I'm so proud of him and looking forward to more runs with small bike riders in tow or maybe even family bike rides.

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Saturday, September 15, 2012

The day he turned 5

It was a day all about golf, football and well guy things.

And of course more presents!

Brent got a new Kinnect game, baseball bases, a new glove, and more.

He requested spaghetti for dinner which we blessed to have excellent weather to get to eat outside.

And we ate the top of his cake.

It was a great day!

The next day he exclaimed, Mommy I really 5 today! Being 5 is pretty awesome!

I pray all his dreams come true!

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