Friday, November 2, 2018

Happy Halloween!

We had a beautiful 70 degree night this year for some trick or treating in the neighborhood! This year, Abby was Sophie Foster (from her favorite books, Keeper of the Lost Cities), Emily was “It’s Funneh” (her favorite Youtuber), and Ben was a skeleton… again…! We hope everyone had as much fun on Halloween as we did!

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We had a fun group of trick or treaters to enjoy the night with!

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Mom made some Halloween punch again this year for us to enjoy with our friends!

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Mom even made it out trick or treating for a bit! She was too slow for us though…

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Ben was definitely done early… This was on the corner of OUR block!!!!

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And just like that, Halloween was over… well, for Ben and Mom… everyone else stayed out late again, and Abby ended up with 17 pounds of candy on her own!

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Fall Fun!

Since Mom had surgery, and Dad’s been traveling a bunch, it took us until the weekend before Halloween to enjoy our fall festivities, but we got it done! Our annual trip to the pumpkin farm with friends, and a night of carving at the neighbors put us all in the Halloween spirit!

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Our haunted house crew this year ALL made it all the way through!

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The peanut gallery waited outside…

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Thank you to our neighbors for letting us crash their pumpkin carving night!

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Bring on Halloween… We’re ready!!!

Friday, October 12, 2018

When does summer end???

School may have started a few weeks ago, but living in the south, that doesn’t mean the end of summer… the warm weather just keeps on going! We had a “hair-flipping” good time at our friend’s pool on our day off last week, and Ben now officially has the first-grader look with a missing front tooth!

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Hurricane Florence

The “monstrous” Hurricane “Flo” wreaked havoc on our lives and our schedules by postponing mom’s surgery, canceling school for 2 days, and leaving us without power for several hours. However, we luckily didn’t get ANY damage (despite many other areas of the state), and we had a memorable 4-day long adventure playing games and hanging out with neighbors. We hope everyone with flooding and damage is recovering, and that we can stay dry for a bit now! (September 13)

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There was a lot of uncertainty about when, where and how this storm was going to hit… This meme summed up the projected path pretty well…

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This was Mom’s favorite meme from the storm, while we were waiting for it to make landfall…

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We had so many snacks… and despite what everyone else was buying at the store, we did not have any bread and milk sandwiches…

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The new neighbor activity to come out of this storm… a never-ending game of Mexican Domino Trains!

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Poker didn’t go as well as dominoes, but after 7 hours straight, we needed to try something different!

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We even threw some Trivia Pursuit in there to shake things up!

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After the storm passed, it took a while for the flooding in the area to go down, and this was pretty much how our state faired…

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