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Sorry I dropped off the face of the earth (and our weekend getaway)

Sorry I dropped off the face of the earth (and our weekend getaway)

I want to start this post out by apologizing for falling off the face of the earth last week.  I’m having a bit of an inner conflict when it comes to the blog, and last weekend I was about to shut the whole thing down.  Luckily Nathan talked me down off the ledge, and convinced me that I should keep it (but maybe scale back on the posting frequency at least for the time being).  I read all of your…

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States I have visited

States I have visited

When looking for a fun blog post, I came across the idea of listing all the states you have visited.  And while I haven’t seen nearly as many as Nathan – I think he’s been to 44/50 – I’ve done some fun traveling in my life!  So here goes… Maine – Nathan and I spent 2 weeks at Acadia National Park in October 2010, and it was our last big trip before Graham was born.  It was such an amazing…

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5 things that help us get out the door on-time

5 things that help us get out the door on-time

School mornings are complete chaos.  I don’t care if your kids are babies and in daycare or teenagers in middle/high school.  Getting out the door in the mornings can be so hard!  I remember when the kids were babies and I was going back to work after maternity leave.  Trying to balance “what time will they need to eat?” with “do I have enough changes of clothes and diapers/wipes?” was enough to drive me crazy.  And as they have gotten…

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21 pictures from the last 4 days

21 pictures from the last 4 days

Hello everyone and happy Monday!  I hope you enjoyed your weekend.  We are having an Indian Summer over here after a few weeks of cooler temps, and I am anxiously awaiting the REAL start of fall (although Nathan reminded me today to not wish away these warm days – he knows how much I despise the winter)!  And with that, I’m going to leave you with 21 pictures from the last 4 days. Thursday involved TONS of food, as I…

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Transforming the front of our house

Transforming the front of our house

We have lived in our house for over 18 months now (wow, that’s just crazy to say!)  And it took us that long to finish the front of our house.  One of the reasons is you have to let the ground fully settle after all of that excavating during construction.  We also had to have our front yard re-excavated this spring to fix some water issues, so that stalled us as well.  And finally, we wanted to really take our…

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Labor Day Happenings

Labor Day Happenings

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday!  For us it’s the last official day of summer, and Graham and I are spending the day together buying school supplies, meeting his teacher, and picking out the perfect 1st day of school outfit. Tomorrow – First Grade!  So with that, I’m going to share a bunch of things going on around here during our last official weekend of summer.  Bring on the fall!  Have I said that already?  Fall is the best! Remember the…

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Outer Banks 2017

Outer Banks 2017

Wow, I can’t believe it’s Friday already!  Getting home from vacation on a Sunday really left me chasing my tail all week, and I am super excited to get caught up this weekend.  And did I mention school starts next week?  Our family is VERY ready for this, as I think the summer has been tough with the lack of routine – especially these last 4 weeks.  So with that, I am going to take a virtual trip back to…

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What I am loving lately

What I am loving lately

Hello everyone!  We are officially back from vacation, and it’s been a pretty rough re-entry this time.  But last week was exactly what I needed to recharge my battery.  I probably slept 9 hours every night, didn’t wake up to an alarm clock once, barely ever checked the time, and spent TONS of quality time with Nathan and the kids.  And although I am staring at dirty bathrooms, mountains of laundry, and bags that need to be unpacked, I am…

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Checking in on vacation

Checking in on vacation

We made it!  After a lot of driving, TONS of traffic, and some pretty dehydrated and cranky kiddos (and adults) we are all settled into our beach house and having an absolute blast!  I’m going to basically just photo dump for this post, as everyone is eager to get back to the beach.  We’ve got waves to ride and sand castles to build! We left early Saturday morning and drove about 2/3 of the way and stayed in a hotel…

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