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April 14, 2014

Six

She went to bed a five-year-old. She woke up a little cranky a six-year-old!

Happy Birthday, Libby!



Not only is she pretty as can be, she's smart, is a deep thinker, has a precious personality and loves her sister. 




Happy birthday to our first-born daughter. We love you, Libby!

April 09, 2014

Around Here - Spring Edition

I love spring and all the fun it brings with it. These last few weeks we've been on the go. Here's what's up with us lately:

Libby earned another glowing report card. All "M"s and perfect attendance. We celebrated with an ice cream cone for her good work. I cannot believe she's in the last nine weeks of Kindergarten. Remember me posting the cute pictures at the beginning of the school year? It went by so fast.


 I ran the Color Me Rad 5K again this year. A group of friends ran this race together. We had a fun morning!

Before: All clean. 




I halfheartedly trained squeezing in random runs here and there. And it turned out to be one of my fastest 5Ks and I never felt tired. Funny how that works. 

After: So COLORFUL!



 The following weekend Libby and I celebrated with our friend, Ms. Rebecca. She is expecting her first child in June. Rebecca is from North Carolina, but we got to know her while she was working as the Asst. Director of the daycare the girls attend. She is now teaching in local school, but I am thankful our paths crossed. She'll be moving to Ohio this summer and we wish her the best!


I took this precious picture of Georgia Kate watching Drew while he cut the grass. She waved EVERY time he made a pass in the front yard. She thought it was so great to see Dad ride by. 


And because her adorableness knows no limits, one more picture.


Bring on the sunshine!

April 04, 2014

Spring Break

I had the blessing of getting an entire week off for spring break this year. Even though I've worked in education for the past eight years, I never had the week off. To say I was excited about getting a free week would be an understatement. I was so thankful for it! 

The only problem with spring break was that my week off was different than Libby's week off. Whoops. I work in a different school system so our calendars are not identical. I was bummed for approximately 18 minutes, then it dawned on me...A WHOLE WEEK OFF WITH THE KIDS AT SCHOOL. WAHOO! Imagine what I could do - sleep, clean my house, shop ALONE, go out to eat, nap, wonder aimlessly in Target and other fun adult activities. 

I gave it my best effort. My week included shopping, a pedicure, running errands and several naps.  


I did make sure that I focused some of my time on the girls. I got to eat lunch with Libby at her school a couple of times. I was able to pick her up from school all week in the car rider line. And we made time for a few special outings. :)



It was pretty great!

Libby is enjoying her spring break this week. She is staying with my mom. She packed a suitcase and told me she wouldn't miss me. (true story!) So, yeah, she was excited!

She got to do all sort of special activities with Mimi and she had a few play dates with friends. She's a lucky girl to have so many people looking out for her!

We are thankful for spring breaks and are looking forward to summer vacation!

March 31, 2014

Opening Day

It's spring time on the blog. Who's excited? We are! 

A few weeks ago, Libby kicked off her first-ever softball season. The league hosted an opening ceremony Friday evening, followed by her first game Saturday morning. 

Libby was so excited for the season to get under way.




My friend and Team Mom, Amy. 




So far the team has played four games. Libby and her team mates have been very entertaining to watch. The season is off to great start and we're all enjoying cheering them on!


If you're local, come by and cheer on the Lil' Angels. All fans are welcomed!

March 06, 2014

March and Mocs

Today in Alabama it's cold and rainy. Sigh. We are all itching for warmer, spring weather. Soon, hopefully soon.

Georgia Kate has the cutest moccasins that were ever worn on tiny, baby feet. (Who dresses her? She's so stylish!) 


Since they looked so good on her, I decided to get myself a pair. In pink! These are from Target



Two weeks ago my friend, Kathryn, was in town for a conference. We didn't have much time to spare, but we made it work. We met at Chick-fil-a and talked for almost two hours. We may or may not have had cookies and cream milkshakes. Okay, maybe we DID. 


The same week a group of friends and our daughters went to Auburn to watch them take on Georgia at a gymnastics meet. 


There was face painting, snacks (so many snacks - I left broke!) and fun with friends. 


And this picture cracks me up every time I look at it. Libby called me over to see her and instructed me to take her picture. I don't know what's more funny, the muscles, the tan or her expression. Good stuff.


And softball practice is under way. Don't these girls look menacing? Well, maybe cute? Cute and menacing - that's their plan of attack. Opening day is a week away. It promises to be a fun season for the Angels!


And here is a real life Angel. Love you, Georgia Kate. :)

February 24, 2014

Star Student

Hi blog readers! This post will be a collection of thoughts and pictures from the last few weeks. No catchy theme, no surprise endings. But lots of cute pictures of the girls. Fair enough?

Before I launch into all of that, I realized I haven't filled you in on my recent, BIG news. The third week of January I changed jobs. After being on staff with the college for 8 1/2 years, I took a new job. It is exciting, scary and fun all at the same time. My new title is Career Coach. I now work with  9 - 12 graders (uh, yeah) helping them with college and career planning. There's lots to learn. I work with five different high schools each week. But there were so many perks to the job that I couldn't turn the opportunity down. Best of all I will have about 8 weeks in the summer off to spend with Libby and Georgia Kate. How cool!

Now that we're all up-to-date, let's share some pictures. 

Like this one of GK getting after this cupcake. 

Why is everything she does so cute?


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I got to meet a new baby friend, Corbin. He is tiny and sweet. His parents are our friends, Heath and Amanda. 


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Libby was the Star Student last week in her class. She got to decorate this poster telling all about herself. 

She was so proud!




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This month we enjoyed our annual gathering of Couples Bunco. 12 couples, good food and lots of loudness. It's always an entertaining night!


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After the snow and ice we received in January and February, we have been rewarded with a couple of beautiful afternoons. I took these pictures went I went for a run on the farm. 

Hurry up, spring. Let's do this.


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We are trying something new this year - slow pitch softball. Libby is on the Angels and had her first two practices this past week. She's ready for a great season! I'll post pictures of her first game. 

February is wrapping up and our March promises to be full of activity. Check back soon for updates and pictures. 

February 07, 2014

Anchors Away!

Confession: spring is on my mind! And with spring weather comes spring clothes. This year nautical is "so in". Now you know.  

Check out these pieces...






For the kids, too.







I'll be not-so-patiently waiting for spring weather to arrive. Come on March, April and May, let's sail into spring!