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Tons of Pictures from February…

The kids with their cousin Lucy! The girls went to their cousin Lauren’s birthday party in Prestonsburg the next day with the in-laws. I think the girls had a blast at the party. These are pictures my FIL took there. While they were gone we visited with Tyler’s granny. It felt good to be back in Kentucky where everything is familiar. People smile at you, hold doors open, make friendly small talk, and their accents are soft on your ears. Columbus...

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More Disney!

We went to Epcot for one of our days at the Disney parks. Traditionally Epcot has been my favorite of all the parks, but this was the first time I’ve ever tried to go with little kids. Let’s just say it was not nearly as fun to visit all the countries with little ones in tow… And at one point Henry accidentally peed on his shirt in the bathroom, which meant I had to take his shirt off. As luck would...

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Wizarding World of Harry Potter!!

I’m still trying to catch up on our vacation pictures and videos! We had such a great time. Did I mention that? On Tuesday of our vacation week we went to Universal Orlando to check out the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. SO EXCITING! I never thought I would be able to go there. Ever. A friend had connections who got us free Universal tickets. How awesome is that? My parents watched Ada and Henry back at the rental house so...

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We’re Home! (Disney Videos!)

We made it back from Orlando yesterday afternoon. Henry was wild on the flight home. I think he was just exhausted from the entire week. He was also upset to leave my parents. :( We had a great week! The kids loved Disney World. The first day (Sunday) we went to Magic Kingdom. It was so crowded. Oh my gosh. We could barely even walk!! I thought this was supposed to be the off season! I expected it to be more...

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Beach, Part Two.

Check this out! This is a fossilized sea urchin. It’s so old that it lived at the same time as the dinosaurs! I know this because I posted it on a fossil hunter forum. They told me its scientific name and that it lived in the late mesozoic era. (I think that’s what they said, too lazy to look back at the moment.) Rosie found it in the ocean because she tripped and fell in a wave, then it hit her...

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Beach!

Last week was spent at the beach. It was good. We went to Holden Beach, NC. It’s about an hour from the popular and commercial Myrtle Beach area. Holden Beach is actually an island. It’s quiet and sleepy. When we arrived on Labor Day weekend there were a few small crowds, but as the week started everyone left and there was hardly another person around. Rosie and Ada met several friends on the beach. One little girl Rebecca, really hit it...

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Holden Beach Day 4: The Wedding.

I want to finish posting pictures from our trip to the beach.  I’ve got lots of other things going on to write about.  I still have day five to share after this.  That’s the final day. These are pictures of the wedding.     I loved her dress! Back detail: Someone made her this cool hanger. Peeking through the blinds behind the dress– Getting ready: Beth’s family owns a mill and these were the wedding favors. Weston opening his groom’s gift from...

Holden Beach Day 3: Swimsuits on the Beach! 1

Holden Beach Day 3: Swimsuits on the Beach!

Three airports later we have finally returned home. After being in that awesome beach house our home seems even smaller than I remembered.  Trying not to dwell on it, but man…I had happily forgotten that I lived in The Shoe Box. Flying was extremely exhausting.  Next year if we are able to go to their yearly Holden Beach trip hopefully Tyler will be able to take more days off of work.  We can drive five hours to Spartenburg, NC.  Spend the...

Holden Beach: Day 2–Happy travels tiny sea turtle! 1

Holden Beach: Day 2–Happy travels tiny sea turtle!

The day dawned gray, cool, and depressing for beach weather. The weather forecast said sunny in the afternoon, but the sun never appeared.  The girls wanted to go to the beach anyway, so first thing this morning we headed down there. Good thing we did because overnight the baby sea turtles hatched!  There were still a few stragglers coming out of their shells in the dunes and crawling slowly down the beach to the ocean as the tide was going out....

Holden Beach: Day 1. 1

Holden Beach: Day 1.

I think being in my house is what causes a lot of my anxiety because I am able to travel across the eastern half of the USA alone with the kids without any panic.  Who knows how my brain works.  I certainly don’t. Ada cried all night last night and finally fell asleep around 4 in the morning.  I fell asleep at 4:30, while Ada nursed and tossed and turned.  My alarm went off at 6:30.  I cried in bed over...