Summer Photo Blog

September 27, 2016

This summer flew by so fast! I have been so busy with 5k’s this summer that I have barely had enough time to go hiking and snap some pics! With all of the rain we have had lately it has made it even harder. My beloved arboretum was flooded last week. I did go the day after the big rain. Between the down trees and water it was hard to navigate. According to my rain gauge we ended up getting…

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School Days

September 21, 2016

I can’t believe I haven’t written anything since Avery started school! I had tons of hopes and dreams of spending my mornings on the porch with my coffee and my laptop. Instead I sit with nothing written on my blog since August. I am not completely sure what I have done with these last two weeks of Avery free mornings. Between working out, cleaning, laundry and grocery shopping I haven’t had tons of time to myself. Of course there was…

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I’m Trying

August 31, 2016

Dear Avery: The other day your school orientation didn’t go well. Like at all. Well, maybe at first but towards the middle it took a turn for the worst. I did what I try to teach you not to do. I let the stares, whispers and judgments from other parents get to me. I want you to know I tried so hard to bite my tongue and power through the rest of orientation. But the last “Oh my God!! What…

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August 17, 2016

Goals, we all have them right? Especially for our children. When I first found out I was pregnant with Avery I was already dreaming of what this little baby would do with their life. Then I found out she was a girl and I went crazy with my goals for her. I was sure she would be a surgeon or maybe an Olympic athlete. Or both. Dream big right?? Then we found out Avery would be coming early and our…

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My 5k Anniversary!

August 12, 2016

A couple of weeks ago I completed by sixth 5k. I went from walking the mile in high school gym class in like 40 minutes to doing 5k’s in my thirties. Crazy, right?!?! This particular 5k was even more special because it was the anniversary of my first 5k. Last year I signed up for my first 5k; The Watermelon Fest 5k. I was nervous, excited and then more nervous. This year I skipped the last nervous since I had…

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Pets should live forever. Just sayin’

August 4, 2016

Percy had his diabetes check a little while back and things did not turn out as we had hoped. The day started out lousy when we were of course running late. (Really when am I not running late?) Then we came upon an unexpected detour that made us really late for our appointment. Luckily, our vet was understanding and told us to just come in. Percy was not impressed with the detour. Once we got there we went into an…

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The squeakiest of the wheels gets the grease (I hope)

July 23, 2016

This summer has been quite busy for us. Our first speech therapy semester ended in early June and we have still been having evals to try to qualify for different types of therapies for Avery. It seems like ever since this journey started we keep hearing the same things; your family is over the income limit, your daughter is too young for this program, we will put you on the waiting list and my personal favorite it could take up…

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Robins, a wife, her husband and a diabetic cat

July 13, 2016

If you are a bird lover you may want to skip this post. If not feel free to read on. You may remember my robin problems I had earlier this spring/summer. If not or you need a refresh you can read about them here. The robins have not forgotten our tumultuous relationship and they have been leaving us little reminders all summer. When I say little reminders I mean they have been pooping everywhere. In our vehicles, on our outdoor…

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Swimsuits, A migraine and my diabetic cat

June 30, 2016

These past couple of weeks have just flown by! We have been so busy spending time outside and at the beach. With all of the commotion around here there hasn’t been much time for blogging. I finally found a little time tonight and I promised myself that I was actually going to hit publish instead of save draft this time 😉 Here’s a little update on our summer so far. Since it is summer I decided to find a new…

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Life Toddler

Thank you for judging us

June 10, 2016

I do not want to write about this. I so do not want to write about this but I can’t stop thinking about it. So I will. I already have anxiety about this post. A lump in my throat, hands tingling, teeth grinding, nausea and I feel like I want to jump out of my skin. Yep, good old anxiety. I just hope I feel better after I am done with this post. They say you don’t have to hit…

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