Bri turns 11!

Yesterday my mini me turned 11. …ELEVEN. Yeah. In less than four months she’ll be in 6th grade. And in two more birthdays she’ll officially be a teenager. WUT. Starting this year, in our family we aren’t doing presents for birthdays. I mean, each kid will get a pile of new clothes for the upcoming…

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Girls Only Road Trip Days 5 & 6 | Myrtle Beach, SC

Ah, the beach. Everyone’s favorite part of our trip. And, ha!, the destination of “Mom’s (that’s me) 30th Birthday Extraveganza Trip” that we’re taking in a few weeks. YAY, BEACH! But first, back to last month’s beach trip, which took up the last two days of our Girls Only Road Trip. Catch up on days…

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So we planted a backyard wildflower garden

Every spring since we’ve lived in this house, I’ve planted a small backyard veggie garden with the kids. Growing up, we had a backyard veggie garden in literally every single house we lived in. To this day my dad has a pretty sizable garden in his backyard. So having a backyard veggie garden seemed like…

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Girls Only Road Trip Days 3 & 4 | Charlotte, NC

Here’s part one of our Girls Only Road Trip, which covered our first two days of our six-day trip, and part three, which covers the last two days of our trip. Our only full days in Charlotte were Tuesday (covered in part one) and Wednesday (covered in this post). Thursday after Shannon got off work…

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Girls Only Road Trip Days 1 & 2 | Charlotte, NC

Read part two and part three of our trip. Last week Shannon, Emma and I headed down south on an official Girls Only Road Trip. See, a few weeks ago RJ came to me about taking Madden out of daycare for the first full week of April, and bringing him down to rural North Carolina…

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