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Let’s get to know each other

Let’s get to know each other

We are on vacation this week, so I thought I would mix things up a bit with a fun survey.  Feel free to pick one (or a few) and answer in the comments section. I love to know who is reading! What is on your nightstand? A fancy lamp from Costco (love that store by the way), my alarm clock from high school (which ironically Nathan has the same one), and 3 books that I am trying to get into….

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We are ready for vacation!

We are ready for vacation!

Hello and happy Friday!  It’s an exciting day over in the McLean house, as we are packing the car and getting ready to hit the road tomorrow for a week of fun in the sun.  Getting ready for vacation is always a bit nutty – we definitely don’t travel light!  And I am trying to prep and pack the majority of our food, as I really despise grocery shopping and cooking on vacation.  So I’m just popping in real quick…

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Let’s catch up over coffee

Let’s catch up over coffee

Hello there!  Can you believe it’s already Friday!  This week went by fast, and I am thoroughly exhausted and super excited for the weekend to catch up on sleep (hopefully).  Today is the kids’ last day of Vacation Bible School, and because I’m not going into the office I am super giddy about doing some organization projects around the house for a few hours before I pick them up.  Wow, that makes me sound old!  But in any event, let’s…

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Day in the Life – Summer Edition

Day in the Life – Summer Edition

I absolutely LOVE day-in-the-life posts!  I don’t know what it is.  Maybe I like seeing how other moms manage their time.  Maybe I like feeling like I’m not alone in this rat race.  Or maybe I’m just nosy 🙂  But whatever the reason, I enjoy writing these so much.  I think it’s fun to look back and see how things have changed, and with the kids growing and changing on a seemingly daily basis, these posts are great to capture…

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Things I’m Loving Lately

Things I’m Loving Lately

Good morning and happy Friday to ya!  We have a busy day planned, with a trip to this amazing Kids Castle, a picnic lunch, and picking up 15 gallons of milk to restock our freezer.  Today I thought it would be fun to share with you some things I have been loving lately.  And definitely share what you’ve been loving lately in the comment! Dry roasted almonds from Costco.  I have always loved almonds, but the addition of sea salt…

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Celebrating Mom’s 70th – Hershey Style

Celebrating Mom’s 70th – Hershey Style

My parents both had big birthdays this year – my Dad turned 75 last month, and my mom turns 70 later this month.  My sister, sister-in-law and I have been talking about doing a girls’ weekend to celebrate my mom’s birthday for MONTHS.  Once we hit May we really started the planning stage, and were luckily able to find a weekend where we were all free.  Then we had to find a place to go, which wound up being much…

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Some Favorites on a Friday

Some Favorites on a Friday

Happy Friday everyone!  This morning the kiddos and I are headed to Diggerland with my parents and my nephew.  My parents have been talking about wanting to take the kids there for months, and the day is finally here!  Looking forward to riding some heavy machinery today 🙂  That being said, let’s jump right into some Friday Favorites.  Feel free to share yours in the comments. Grilling whole chickens Nathan and I were both super excited to try grilling whole…

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2017 Goals – Checking in

2017 Goals – Checking in

I still can’t believe we are over halfway through 2017!  Although I’m not one to set New Year’s goals for myself (I like to strive for more short-term type goals) I just couldn’t help myself last year.  Seemed like a fun thing to do, and possibly have a better chance at success?  I don’t know.  Looking back at my goals I realize some were a bit generic, while others were more specific.  However, none of them really had any action…

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Lots of life updates

Lots of life updates

Happy Friday everyone!  Who is ready for the weekend?  We have a great weather forecast for today, so we are taking the kids to the Philadelphia Zoo.  So excited!  We are planning to head there early and bring lots of water – it’s going to be a hot one!  So much going on over here these days, so I figured I would update you on life with tons of pictures. Last Friday I decided to try my hand at a…

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Happy 4th Birthday, Reagan!

Happy 4th Birthday, Reagan!

Dear Reagan, Wow, 4 years old already!  And such a big girl you are!  Remembering back on this day 4 years ago, our anticipation to meet you and find out whether you would be Collin David or Reagan Strang.  Turns out you are Reagan Strang!  You are the sweetest girl – full of sass, spunk, determination, and love.  You definitely know your own mind, and there is no convincing you otherwise.  In fact, you were convinced you turned 4 a…

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