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Big Kids

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Five weeks left for A&B and only three for J. Another school year flying by!

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Gimmie S’more!

S’mores on the grill at home, not as good as fire roasted, but just as messy! 🙂

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She made herself  a marshmallow lollipop.

#oinkoink

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#widn

(What I’m doing now)

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So we had planned on camping this weekend BUT rain. Our kids were so bummed! I was upset S’mores didn’t happen..
So instead of being stuck inside we headed to my favorite – Atlanta! There’s just something I love so much about this city.

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M found an amazing Priceline last minute deal at Residence Inn $52/night!! Steal!
We went to the coolest market this  AM – a foodies heaven. We tried all sorts of international food samples. Took a lap around IKEA – and didn’t buy a single thing! Drooled over stuff at Crate & Barrel. Then back to the hotel for a 2.5hr nap!

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Vacationing is tough!

And now it’s dinner time (carry out pizza) and maybe a dip in the pool, if the clouds stay away..

Hope you’re having a good weekend too!

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The Sun Will Come Out..

I think its rained for at least 100 days. Or maybe its just been like a week.
But momma is going cray cray.
These poor kids haven’t had outdoor recess all week. Which means they’re bouncing off the walls when they get home.
Send them outside in the rain, you say? Well not so simple with the clay dirt we have. It’s like orange cement.
Anyway.. Here are a few pics from earlier, when it stopped raining for 5 minutes.

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She’s getting so tall!! And bossy. I never would have let A speak to us the way L does, but at this point, it’s just funny. And she’s the baby, so of course she’ll get away with murder, right?

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Puddle Jumper

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Supah Star!

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Student of the Month + A Honor Roll

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Keep Calm And Eat A Cupcake

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#34:

Lydia threw up on grocery cart.

Lady ahead of me at Starbucks “paid it forward” and bought my latte.

Dog pooped next to our bed. Surprise!

Cards, texts and calls from family and friends. Thank you.

More vomiting.

Visit from my momma.

M brought home dinner.

Lots of Love from the kids.

Delicious cupcake. Which I ate outside with M, in secrecy. 

More vomit. But reminded me of how needed I am.

Not the ideal way to spend a bday but my heart is full! As I get older birthdays become less about celebrating and more about reflecting. This song came to mind – and though I’m not really a country music fan, this song is one of my faves. This stage in life is just a stepping stone!

Hope you have a beautiful Wednesday!

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