Monday, November 19, 2012

happy times!

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can't remember who's birthday pie this was... but I'm thinking it was for my father's birthday!
it was yummy!
berries!

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sillies!

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you wanna make some kids smile... giggle... laugh!!!
two words...
Rocket Balloons!
go now to your toystore! 10 bucks!
so worth it!

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a little aligator lovin...

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oy... first day of First Grade...
do hearts skip every year... my heart was in my throat and damn my tears poured out again! this year too! thought it was just a kindergarten thing... but nope... first grade hit me too!

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hello friend...
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welcome to first grade...

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first day back at ballet...

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and preschool...


a summer day on Longboat Key with some amazing friends!

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these pals of ours are pretty special...
Carley and I met in KINDERGARDEN!!! and now we both have families... our kids are friends now too!
what a circle!
our parents are friends!
we all grew up together!
and now we get to do it all over again...

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we stayed at Carley's family's beach cottage for the day and slept over... it was magic!

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a lot of times when we do things it's so enjoyable and maybe it's because we know we are making good old fashioned memories for our children... we are making memories...
they will look back on their lives and know we gave it our all... and so did they!

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night night...

playing catch up... summer... still!

where do I begin...
life sorta happens and you get caught up in it and time surely keeps moving...
I have been spending every last bit of time with my family...
once our home is quiet and the littles are sleeping 
curling up on the couch with my husband seems like the thing to do... so my little blog journal is a tiny bit well over due...

so to help make it fast here's a bunch of pics! oh my some are even from the summer!!! eeek!

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Savannah Georgia!

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you think Florida is HOT... try Savannah in the summer!
I had no idea!
like mellllting hot! like look out pretty fountain... we are coming in!

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I love how kids see things... more... they help us grownups see things too...
I would not have seen these ginko leaves if it wasn't for this sweetie... she just started collecting... looking up... looking up helps don't you think... it's easy to forget to do... but once you do... there a whole other world...

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St. Augustine Florida!!!

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This blogging thing really helps me see things... makes me take life slowly... makes me appreciate the little things...
I want to tote my camera around... snap my children's lives...
hold on to these memories...
so they don't fade.

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I forget a lot how little Cecilia is... she's only 3... ok next month is the big 4... but something about having an older sister... tagging along with her makes her seem older...
She does things faster... earlier...
but a lot of times it hits me... and I watch her being little... being 3... and I love it.

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we ended our vacation in our backyard... together... it was an amazing road trip... together...
made so many memories!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

North Carolina... lovely!

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my mother passed down this pottery love to me...
I always love it too now!
and when you pass by something like this on the country roads you have to stop! and buy lots of pottery!

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a nice beer break was in order! we were tired and hot and we just spent an hour in a toy store, like a 2 story one...
so beer was needed... fast!
and wow... a local brew was delightful!

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clowns!

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when there is a square dance fest on Main Street... it's a sign to get dancing! We dosie doed with the best of them! You can't hold back when you have kids... you have to dance... even if it means in the middle of Main Street in front of strangers you don't know... but teaching my girls that having fun means being free... just feels right!

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dang... a wig shop in Ashville... you had me at pink bob!

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as an artist... I fell in love with Ashville... truly!
It was so cool! an artist colony in this gem was fantastic! We met so many amazing artists that opened their galleries up to us like we were old friends!

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I loved this potter's studio... this window I could sit by forever and ever...

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glass blowing... oh my!

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this could possibly be the prettiest spot for a picnic we have ever seen!!! Up on the Blue Ridge Road... we pulled over and enjoyed the view... 

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black berries!!!
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So, yes... North Carolina was beautiful!
up next... Savannah and St. Augustine, FL!