hello Monday

Hello!  Happy Monday!  Normally I recap our weekend on Monday mornings, but since I worked all weekend there really isn't much fun to recap at all. 
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Last week Emma was on February break from school.  We always have a week off from school up here in February.  I think it's because we go so late into June for school here.  So Thursday we packed up and bright and early headed to the coast of Maine.  My in-laws had their week at their timeshare, and we were able to spend some time there.  


Emma looks up to her big cousin Hannah like Crazy!  She loves her to pieces.  It's kind of fun to have an older cool cousin ;)


We hung around the condo for a few hours and then we went to the ocean.  It was sooo chilly, but beautiful.








This was about as close to the water Alyx would get.  She and Hannah were picking shells...but really Alyx was just picking rocks! ha!








This place is so much prettier when it's not so foggy.






Alyx and Kaden.  They are best buds!




Brian found some sea glass for us =)


After the ocean, we headed back to the condo to go swimming.  And guess who left their bathing suit back home?  Pick me!  Whoops!  The girls still had a blast swimming though.


 Alyx was pretty leery about jumping off the side..but she eventually did it =)
We ended up leaving Emma there to stay a few days.  She came home yesterday with my inlaws.  She had so much fun spending time with her cousins.  They played lots of games and watched lots of movies.  Plus went back to the ocean and also went swimming at least twice a day.  
And now February break is over and it was back to school this morning.  Emma has a busy week ahead of her between school and swim practice.  She has her big State Swim Meet this weekend, and she is beyond nervous for it.  I'm sure she will do fine though =)

I hope you all have a great Monday!
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hello Monday

Hello!  Happy Monday!  Normally I recap our weekend on Monday mornings, but since I worked all weekend there really isn't much fun to recap at all. 
Link up your Monday post below!

What's Up Wednesday

Happy Wednesday!  Can you believe that this is the last Wednesday of February?!?  Isn't it insane how fast this month went by.  But with it being the last Wednesday of the month that can mean only one thing.  It's What's up Wednesday =)
Linking up with Shay, Mel & Sheaffer

What We're Eating This Week

Well, this week is kind of messed up because Emma is on school vacation, and we are heading out of town towards the end of the week.  So what we are eating is kind of on a whim. But, myself and Heather host a monthly Recipe Club linkup and here you can find all the recipes I have shared since we started this fun linkup.  If you are interested in joining us, our next link up is Wednesday March 15th =)



  Lots of great recipes are shared each week!  =)

What I'm Reminiscing About

Florida.  Disney.  That's pretty much what I reminisce about the most! ha!=) 




I would give anything to be walking around Disney's Boardwalk area right now instead of 3 feet 
of snow ;)

What I'm Loving

We still may have a lot of snow here in the Northeast, But the temperatures the last few days have been in the 40's and 50's!  I know, I know seems cold, but compared to our below zero freezing temps, this is light a heat wave!!

What I'm Dreading

Ok.  I keep getting e-mails from Emma's school principle about the upcoming 5th Grade celebration.  Seriously how in the world is my baby ending her last year of Elementary school in a few months?  I cannot believe that the start of the next school year she will be in middle school.  This is insane to me.  So bear with me while I go find a corner and cry.  Cry hysterically! ha!

What I'm Excited About

Can I say green grass?  We've had a brutal winter.  But also, we've had a ton of fun in the snow.  The girls absolutely LOVE playing in the snow.  


What I'm Watching/Reading

Brian and I went to the movies a couple of weeks ago and saw Patriots Day.  If you haven't seen it it's so so good.





Of course I am also watching all of my Chicago Shows!




I am so excited about Chicago Justice!  

And of course...This is Us!




What I'm Listening To

Always anything country.  I am really really loving me some Thomas Rhett right now!


What I'm Wearing

I just ordered my first pair of LulaRoe leggings, and I am in love.


They are the most comfy leggings ever!  Emma even got a pair ;) 

What I'm Doing This Weekend

Working =(  


I hope you all have a great Wednesday!! 
See you back here tomorrow! =)





What's Up Wednesday

Happy Wednesday!  Can you believe that this is the last Wednesday of February?!?  Isn't it insane how fast this month went by.  But with it being the last Wednesday of the month that can mean only one thing.  It's What's up Wednesday =)
Linking up with Shay, Mel & Sheaffer

Tuesday Talk

Hey Friends =)  Today is one of those days...


It may only be Tuesday, but I feel like it should be at least Thursday! Ha!  
Emma hasn't been feeling well the last few days.  Just a nasty cold, but she has been coughing like crazy.  And Alyx.  Alyx the last couple of weeks has just been absolutely crazy.  I'm not sure where my sweet little girl has gone, but she is a terror lately! haha  She's pretty much given up on naps (except on days when she is at daycare) but still thinks she needs to stay up late.  So the evenings trying to get her to bed have not exactly been fun.  Hopefully this is just a phase she is going through.  

Emma has her State competition swim meet in two weeks!  She is so nervous about it.  She hasn't really been too nervous for any swim meets, but this is a big one.  





She's been practicing like crazy.  She's in lane 2 swimming the freestyle in the picture.  While she's at practice usually you can find Alyx and I on the bleachers playing around with Snapchat =)





Some of these filters you guys have me laughing out loud!  They are hysterical!!!
Oh, and speaking of Emma.  She was asked to be a part of the States Elementary Honors Chorus =)  I am so excited and proud of her.  She loves loves singing and this is such a great opportunity for her.  She was chosen by her schools music teacher.  They will have a big performance in May, and I am very excited to watch her sing with other kids from all over the state =)

I hope you all have a great Tuesday....I'll be over here chugging all the coffee I can find today ;)
See you back here tomorrow!

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Tuesday Talk

Hey Friends =)  Today is one of those days...

hello Monday

Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a good weekend =)  Link up your Monday post below!

We had a really really great weekend here.  Brian and I were both off the entire weekend which is unusual!  Brian usually works on Friday nights, but he actually had the night off which was great.  We ordered out pizza and watched a movie with the girls.
Saturday morning we headed to my parents to drop the girls off the day/night.  It's a rarity that Brian and I actually are able to go out with friends, and my mom offered to watch the girls so I was definitely excited =)


We went to dinner to a place called The Sea Dog.  It was delish.  We ate far too much, but we had so much fun getting out and having some adult time =)

Sunday we went and picked the girls up and basically stayed around the house all day.  The weather was absolutely beautiful.  It hit 50 degrees at one point in the day!





So that meant, the sun roof was open on our drive to get the girls =)
Oh Spring, I long for you!!

Sunday evening we had movie and pop corn night...and brownie sundaes too =)



The girls watched Tangled.  Alyx loves it.


And the mini brownie sundaes were so good!  My mom made the brownies and sent the pan of them back with the girls  =)

I hope you all had a great weekend as well.  Emma is on school vacation this week, but we don't have a lot planned since we still have to work.  I'm sure we will manage to fit some fun stuff in there though =) 
Have a great day!

hello Monday

Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a good weekend =)  Link up your Monday post below!

Snow...Snow...Snow

Happy Thursday!  We are slowly...very slowly starting to dig ourselves out of the crazy amount of snow we got here the last couple of days!
Here is your warning...this is a very picture heavy post ;)

Monday was insane here.  The snow just never let up all day long and the wind was absolutely nuts.  Brian tried to keep up with the snow in our driveway the best he could, but it just wasn't worth it.  The girls went out with Brian at one point to play in the snow, but the wind was far to crazy and it was so cold.


When I opened my back door, this is what I was met with.  The dog didn't even want to go outside!









There is a car under there...
somewhere....haha


This was our street.  You can even find the road!


The girls certainly didn't stay outside very long that's for sure!!
 We came inside and had hot cocoa.



Alyx was a big fan of the hot cocoa...ok...maybe more a fan of the marshmallows ;)

The next day we had SOOO much snow to clean up.  As of Wednesday evening our street had barely been plowed out.  


Our street is normally wide enough for 2 cars to go down, but as you can see...only one is able to fit right now.  


And there is the snow! 

The girls had a blast playing in the snow Tuesday because it was much warmer out and snow wasn't hitting them in the face.










Alyx had a ton of fun sliding down the snowbanks with Emma.  They both laughed and giggled so hard!  Alyx also loved shoveling the snow =)

And unfortunately the snow just isn't stopping.  Between last night and today we are expected to get another foot of snow.  Sigh.  Is spring here yet?!?! ha!  
Emma had 2 snow days from school this week, and unfortunately for every snow day she has, it has to be made up at the end of the school year.  So at this rate the kids will be going to school until July! 
We're hoping for a snow free weekend!!
I hope you all have a great Thursday!!

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