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Monday Morning Coffee Date

Monday Morning Coffee Date

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you all had a lovely Father’s Day weekend.  We really enjoyed ours, and it seemed to be the perfect blend of family time, relaxation, household chores, and yummy eats.  What could be better?  That being said, I figure we could catch up this morning over a cup of coffee (or tea, or lemon water). My coffee of choice would be brewed in our new french press.  Luckily Nathan has turned into a coffee aficionado, so…

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Life Lately – Let’s Catch Up

Life Lately – Let’s Catch Up

Hi everyone!  Happy Monday!  Did everyone have a fun weekend?  Ours was jammed packed with activity, and I’m a bit exhausted this morning (and longing for some “free time”).  But everything we are doing is fun, so it’s hard to complain.  But I can tell the kids are feeling it as well, as they’ve been a bit grumpier and “edgy” recently.  And falling asleep before their heads hit the pillow.  Me too, kids – me too!  So with that, let’s…

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Scenes from a fun (and busy) weekend

Scenes from a fun (and busy) weekend

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  We were BUSY, but it was all good stuff and the kids really had a blast.  Although as I sit here on Sunday night typing this post, I am realizing why we’re trying to embrace the concept of being weird – even all these fun activities can take a toll on us.  June is super busy for us (at least the next 2 weekends) but then we are hunkering…

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2nd McLean Family Camping Trip

2nd McLean Family Camping Trip

We made it!  Coming into the weekend I was a bit skeptical, mainly due to the weather forecast.  But we crossed our fingers, stopped checking the radar, and headed out.  Luckily for us the weather was PERFECT, and we had an absolute blast.  I’m going to share some highlights (and a massive photo dump) below. Enjoy!  Recap of our first camping trip. Once we got settled into camp on Friday (and got the tent and everything setup) we all headed…

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Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

The McLeans are off on our second family camping trip this afternoon, and we are busy, busy getting all packed and ready to go.  We are staying 3 nights this time, and everyone is beyond excited.  With that, I’ve got some Friday favorites coming your way.  I hope everyone stays safe and has a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.  Let the summer begin! Sticker charts We are all about sticker charts in our household.  And it doesn’t really matter what we…

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It’s okay to be weird

It’s okay to be weird

Our Mother’s Day church service is always amazing.  I think partially because they have all the moms stand up and the congregation gives them a round of applause for being awesome.  I mean, who can complain about that?  But seriously, our pastor always comes up with great topics on that day that hit straight to the heart.  This Mother’s Day was no exception.  The sermon was entitled “it’s okay to be weird.”  I was immediately intrigued.  As someone who has always…

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Picture an hour – Birthday edition

Picture an hour – Birthday edition

I saw this concept on a blog a few months ago and I keep wanting to do it.  Honestly, I have just had a hard time remembering to take a picture every hour!  This past Thursday was my birthday, so I thought it would be fun to try. Enjoy! 5:30am – heading out on my annual birthday run.  I do this every year.  Nothing crazy, 3 quick miles.  But I think it’s just a reminder that I CAN run, so…

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Kids don’t come with owner’s manuals!

Kids don’t come with owner’s manuals!

I came across this article on Facebook, and the title intrigued me.  As I read through it I kept finding myself nodding my head.  Yes.  Yes.  YES!  I have had a similar conversation with Nathan along with my coworkers on many different occasions.  Comparing how our parents raised us to how our generation is raising their own children.  What has changed?  And are these changes really for the best? If you read the article, the first “issue” they bring to…

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Scenes from Mother’s Day Weekend

Scenes from Mother’s Day Weekend

Yesterday was my 6th Mother’s Day, and I have to say – I don’t feel “old enough” to be celebrating.  I guess Mother’s Day was always about celebrating MY mom, so when I became a mom myself it just seemed kind of odd to be celebrating ME.  But I definitely can’t complain about all the extra love I feel on this day every year.  And Nathan and the kids always go out of their way to make me feel special….

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Things I Wish I Had Known in College

Things I Wish I Had Known in College

College was a life-changing experience for me.  I went “away” to college, choosing the University of Kentucky (which was a 10-hour drive from my house).  I chose this school mainly because I was recruited to shoot on their rifle team.  Their coach was amazing, and I knew choosing a school that was consistently in the top 3 schools in the country for rifle, I would be pushed to continue to improve.  And my senior year I was able to captain…

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