Monday, August 31, 2015

Weekend Recap

It was a goooood weeknd.

There was pizza making

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And playroom mess making

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Let's take everything out that we own. I actually love days like these when there's time... lots of time!

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Oh, and on Friday I had to capture this pretty light and this pretty girl on her third day of third grade.

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After school snacking

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And on Saturday morning we couldn't wait any longer to give daddy his birthday gifts! So we all had that just out of bed look.

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I think I mostly like watching Abigail watch her daddy open.

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She was so darn excited!

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Anna too

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There is nothing better than little hands and handmade cards.

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And love

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This year the girls used their own earned money to buy daddy their gift. It made the giving extra special for them.

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And just so we could be together all day we headed back here.

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It's such a sweet place, so relaxing. And the weather was perfect. 72, sunny, with no humidity!

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Love these two (and when I asked Scott why in the world he picked Abigail up since he hurt his back weeks ago he told me that he just wanted to feel normal, even for a moment)

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My girls were fascinated with the clay making.

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And then we had family over to celebrate 42 with Scott.

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We are outside as much as we possibly can these days since it's weather perfection.

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And that just about wraps it up... Mass on Sunday, homemade pizza Sunday night and just a relaxing day.

Friday, August 28, 2015

The Big First Day of School Post

It's a whilwind that first day of school.  But I love it.  The excitement, the newness, the anticipation of a great year ahead.  I can't imagine my life without the "first day of school" every year.

The girls had "first day french toast" with fresh berry butter.

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Along with a sweet note from daddy!

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About to take some shots of Anna just before she left. And Abigail suddenly got sad.

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Seeing me in a photo with them makes it ever harder to believe that shes twelve.

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Love that smile!

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And that joy!

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But of all the photos it's this next one that makes my heart smile the most. Maybe because we weren't trying for a picture and this is just the 'way she looked' about to walk to school.

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With her shinny new lunchbox.

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Walking a sixth grader to her right spot when you're a big seventh grader sure makes the leaving better.

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There

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They Go

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And then I concentrate on the next part of my morning.

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Mommy, I want to jump too.

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But I like her twirling the best.

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My little third grader!

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Adore

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The way she always looks.

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Our family prayer for the school year.

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Now these next two photos. I wasn't ready for them. But it was magic right before my eyes.

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Thank goodness for third grade teachers with love oozing out of them. Oh yea, it's going to be a GREAT year... I can tell from this one photo!

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Friends since kindergarten

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And new ones too

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Do all third graders hold hands during the Pledge? Darling girls.

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I know Abigail is cut off in this one but I had to put it in!

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Oh yeah, she's that awesome!

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A blurry quick wave

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And then I go home and clean up breakfast, do the laundry, and watch the clock... until I can hold them both again.

2014 is here

2013 is here and here

2012 is here and here and here and here

2011 is here

And these again.. because I love them so...

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