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today we are heading out on the road for a cedar point/camping trip.  and when i say we are heading on the road we are heading on the road in a 42' coachmen rv that has more tv's in it than my house! 

i am not a camping person, at all, so this is roughing it for me and honestly, as much as my kids love this adventure i am not thrilled. although i will be when they are happy right? isn't that how it works? isn't that how good parent feel? 
but…i do love cedar point, so i am throwing it back to hyland software cedar point day a few years ago.  cedar point day is my favorite day of the year and i am so thankful that the company i work for keeps cedar point day on the books. one day they pay for you and your family to go enjoy the park. i pull the kids out of school every year for this day, well i should say only the kids that are over 48" tall. if you are not tall enough to ride with us, sorry as the saying goes…'stay in school'.  pre mae those were the day!

oh hey friday

here we are again, friday!
here is the deal, you write up 5 things, anything! link it up with September Farm and The Farmers Wife and thats it.  happy weekend! 

1 - t25 - this program is my absolute favorite.  last year when i know i had to make a change from just running i started insanity.  don't get me wrong, i loved insanity and it propelled me into my love for beachbody,shakeology and challenge groups, but t25 is my go to. i think because it is 25 minutes long so it flys by and when i am done i know i have just gotten in a kick my butt workout 

2 - jesse's hair - yesterday was the first day of school, which is always a fun morning!  my daughter jesse has crazy wavy/curly hair, but the top of it is full of straight pieces. crazy to the point where there isn't much you can do with it without altering somehow, you either need to curl the straight pieces and 'embrace the curls' as i tell her, or blow dry it straight and then follow up with flat ironing it.  this girl…

tbt

it is tbt... so how i am dong this is i randomly am scrolling through my iPhoto and then someone is telling me to stop, then someone is telling me a number between 1-8 and another number for 1-15 the row and picture and that is what you get! the good, bad and the ugly.

j on her 2nd birthday. isn't she just a cute little muffin! much different from the girl who threw a fit this morning on her first day because she wanted her hair flat ironed. i love her little bracelet on her ankle from our recent hh vacation.  she had the cutest cancels, her little thick flat feet. i just loved this dress too. 






this sweet girl went to 1st grade today. :( 

fly...

tomorrow they start again, new schools for each of them, hopefully their little minds ready to soak in another year of knowledge, another year of experiences, friends, lunches the whole dang package.

i am sad when it is time for them to go back to school, summer is my favorite and ours was jam packed. it went by way too fast and i still feel like we didn't do any of the things i wanted to do. don't get me wrong, we had a ton of great adventures but just a few bucket items we didn't get to.

it seems like yesterday here they were…

this was the last day before summer break. they pretty much look the same, just a little taller. 
i have to go into one more thing, it has just been eating away at me.  school supplies they are my favorite…favorite! this year was an epic fail. i love to go get the school supplies. i used to try to take the kids but it would turn into fights in the aisles, wyatt asking for legos, j wants a snack, grace wants a book anything but school supplies.  so …

oh hey friday!

here we are again, friday!

here is the deal, you write up 5 things, anything! link it up with September Farm and The Farmers Wife and thats it.  i usually spend my friday nights laying around reading blogs all night on my iPad from the link ups, i love it!

1- first things first, i have to control my diet! seriously i cannot stop, this is what my focus is this week, it isn't so much that i eat really bad food but i just eat way too much good food. also i have no control when it comes to portion size. i can polish off a whole bin of hummus in one sitting. 

2 - speaking of eating…i can't stop eating these. this is the problem, school supplies (a separate post will be coming just for that) but each time i have been to target this week for school supplies i have polished off one of these babies while shopping.  i just rip that bad boy open and walk around popping them in my big mouth while picking up folders, erasers and markers. i may need an intervention. 


3 - we have lived in this …

tbt

it is tbt... so how i am dong this is i randomly am scrolling through my iPhoto and then someone is telling me to stop, then someone is telling me a number between 1-8 and another number for 1-15 the row and picture and that is what you get! the good, bad and the ugly.

here is the boy on our trip to Sea World a few years ago, three years ago, wow!  I was super excited to go to Sea World on this trip, and it ended up being a huge disappointment as well as a huge amount of money.  I remembered going to Sea World growing up and loving to just hang out an watch the dolphins & whales. Now, you can't even get near to even see them. they keep them behind the scenes and the only time you can see them beyond a show is to pay top dollar for a behind the scenes tour.  you can't even watch them swimming around in their tank anymore. so sad. the dolphin encounter is not much of an encounter. the staff was terrible rude and not informative and again, you could pay money for some dead fish…

Team

the past two weeks i have had the privlidge of working with this amazing group of high school athletes.



these girls are just great & how hard they are working impresses me.  jumping into insanity isn't easy, but boy is it rewarding!  insanity makes you use muscles that you don't always use, and as high school volleyball players most of these girls have just been using the same muscle groups repeating the same moves, passing, hitting, setting blocking, over and over.  each session they have been intrdouced to new muscle groups they most likely have not used before and they are getting it! i am not certain if all of them realize the opportunity they have as athletes, a team and in their coaches that can really lead them down the road to success.  they are extremely fortunate to be lead by one of the best high school coach around.


oh hey friday!

it is friday again and this is how it goes down… 
write up a little post about five things. anythings
link back to the farmers wife and/or september farm
1. we are going here wednesday am! whoop whoop!! no kids, no dog, just me and todd along with 2 of our best pals.  it looks like the cutest little island ever and i am gong to pretend it is a continent away. we have never gone somewhere for days away just me and todd, i am not too sure how that is going to go

2. i celebrated a birthday this past monday. 41 isn't too bad, i feel better then i did at 21 and defiantly healthier than i was at 2`1, now that i think about it a minute i would not want to be 21 again. now 31, i may take that and would have made some healthy habits a little earlier on. anyway, it was a great day with my great co-workers spoiling me and my family when i got home. fun stuff!



3. we are having pictures taken tonight. this always stresses me out a ton! i am vowing to myself now that i won't let this get to me…

TBT

Here we are a week later and a day late! 
so many people are doing it, the throw back thursday on the instagram and facebook.  i am going to be starting a tbt here on the blog.  they all may not be that fun for my couple of readers but i know i will love it!
so how i am dong this is i randomly am scrolling through my iPhoto and then someone is telling me to stop, then someone is telling me a number between 1-8 and another number for 1-15 the row and picture and that is what you get! the good, bad and the ugly.
ahhhh look at these sweet girls! I LOVED the outfits they are wearing and grace would not wear that outfit again after this day.  apparently this is about the time she got an opinion on her clothes.  anyway…here we are on our second Hilton Head vacation.  We love HH and stay in the same house each time. (link on the side of the blog) and have so much fun each time!! The house is perfect location, we rent bikes, we swim, we hit the park but just mainly hang out the whole week.  

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