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Hello!  Happy Monday friends =)  I hope you all had a great weekend.  Link up your weekend posts below =)

We had such a great weekend!  This past week was actually one of the best we've had in a long time.  Brian was home at night all week because he had training at work.  It's so nice when he is home at night.  I'm bummed that today is the start of him working nights again.  But, like I said...our weekend was great!  So let's recap!

Friday when I got out of work Brian met me in town and we did some shopping.  Our Macy's is closing and I am sooo incredibly sad about it.  So we went to see if they had any deals, and they really didn't.  We picked up dinner at Chipotle and we headed home.  Emma got home around 8, she went to her school for movie night.  They showed Trolls.  I can't even tell you how many times that movie has played in our house! Ha!

Saturday we were up bright and early.  6am.  We had to be at the University in the next town over by 6:45 to get tickets for Emma's swimming event.  This past weekend was the Maine YMCA State Swimming meet.  So beware...this is a very heavy picture post!


When we got there the line was already really really long.  I was nervous we wouldn't get tickets.  They only sell 400 tickets for each event.  And every person can purchase up to 5 tickets for an event.  Thankfully we were able to get all the tickets we needed!

We headed back there around 11:30.  Emma had to be there at 12:00.


There wasn't a bad seat in the entire place.  Emma was so nervous.  She had never swam in front of this many people or against this many people.  She swam the 50 Freestyle, 50 Backstroke and the 200 Relay.






Her first event was the 50 Freestyle.  She was in lane 2.  When she dove, she dove in way too deep and it took her longer to come back up.  So she lost quite a bit of time there.  She came in 5th place with a time of 42.68 seconds.  Not bad!

Her second event was the 50 Backstroke.






She was in lane 8.  Her time was 51.86 seconds, and she came in 1st place in this heat!  So proud of her!! 
Her coach was so excited for her too!  


Her third and final heat was the 200 Relay.  You guys, these girls ROCKED the relay!  It was Emma and 3 other girls, and they worked SO well together!!!













They were in lane 4.  Came in first place with a time of 2:59.96!  1st place for these girls! =)



I am so beyond proud of not just Emma but the entire team.  They are an amazing group of kids and they worked so hard to earn a spot at the State swim meet.  This swim season has officially come to a close, and now I have no idea what we are going to do with our spare time now.  Oh wait...yeah I do.  Softball!  Ha!  Softball starts in just a couple of weeks, so we have a bit of downtime before that gets going.  Brian is helping coach Em's team this year, and Emma seems to be really excited about it. =)

Sunday was spent doing...NOTHING.  Ha!  We spent the entire day just relaxing.  Which was really nice.

Lastly today, if you are the mom of a girl...don't forget to sign up for our Girl Mom Swap!


How much would your little girl love to get a box just for them from another little girl of a blogger mom?!   Join myself along with the following other bloggers.

 here is the info on the swap.
Sign ups open today, March 1st.
Sign ups are due by March 8th.
Partners will be matched on March 10th.
Mail your packages out by March 17th.
Share your box with a blog post on March 29th. 
The box amount should be $20 BEFORE shipping.  Once partners are matched, be sure to communicate via email to create a box their daughter will love.  We will do our best to try and match partners with similar aged girls and preferences, but can't make promises. 
Participants must be in the continental U.S.
Click HERE to fill out the sign up form.
I hope you all had a great weekend as well...and were able to make it to the end of this extremely long and picture heavy post.  If you did...then linkup!  Have a great Monday!!