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I am 36 years old and a mother of two beautiful little girls. Kevin and I have been married for 11 years. He is a stay-at-home dad who runs his own business from our home. I am a part-time 3rd grade teacher and have been teaching for 15 years. I live no more than 10 minutes away from my parents, in-laws, sisters, nieces, newest nephew, grandparents, aunts, and uncles... I wouldn't want it any other way!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Katelyn's 1st Day of 1st Grade

The best part is...I was able to take her to school today since her school starts so early in the morning...before I have to be at work. I will be dropping her off at school every morning because the bus comes at a ridiculously early time...6:48am...ouch!

Monday, August 24, 2009


Katelyn has taken golf lessons once a week all summer long at the golf course that we belong to. Kevin's mom, who is an incredibly good golfer, is thrilled! She bought Katelyn and Kennedy these clubs this past Christmas (it is their 2nd official set already).

concentrating on making the putt...

made it!

Katelyn even has her very own member tag so she can leave her bag at the club. It won't be too long and she'll be ready for her very own locker there too!

Include pictures from August of her and Kenny in the house in their pink golf attire

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Be Prepared to Laugh Out Loud

When I went in to wake Katelyn up this morning, this is what I found...

She was sound asleep!
Isn't that the cutest, funniest thing?
I hope this gave you as big of a laugh as it gave me!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Summer Days at the Park

Include pics from Orchardly Park as well as Lincoln Park (Aug. 2009)

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Kennedy - our big girl

Everyone has always told us how tall Katelyn is. The funny thing is...she has always just been in the 50% for height her entire life! We would tell people that she was average height, but they always thought she looked tall. I think it was just that people expected her to be tall because Kevin is 6'5". Also, Katelyn has always been quite the skinny minny, which makes her look long and lean. But, in gymnastics, preschool, soccer, and kindergarten, she was really just average in her height (but quite skinny).

Well, Kennedy, she is the one who got Kevin's height! Look at this picture of her standing with a little girl who is in both her gymnastics and preschool class...

Now, to be fair, this little girl is tiny!... and so are both of her parents. Kennedy is now between the 75th and 90th percentiles for her height! She also is quite skinny for her height...weighing in at a whopping 30-31 lbs. This puts her in the 25th percentile for weight (which is pretty darn thin considering the percentiles for her height.

Most of you know that Kennedy was 5 weeks premature. When Kennedy was a baby, it took her a lot longer to catch up in size with the full-term babies than it took Katelyn. I remember our pediatrician telling us that Kennedy was just going to be petite...ha! Our pediatrician is extremely perceptive and intelligent, but Kennedy fooled her on this one!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Ten Year Wedding Anniversary...Cruise!

Kevin and I went on a Southern Caribbean cruise to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. We cruised to...Puerto Rico, Aruba, Curacao, Dominica, and St. Thomas (US Virgin Islands). We were nervous about leaving the girls for 8 nights,...God bless our amazing parents who each took the girls for four nights a piece!
It was really nice to have no responsibilities and to just be together for an entire week. It was like a 2nd honeymoon, maybe even better!

We went dancing every night...club dancing, latin dancing with a live Latin Band, and ballroom dancing with another live band. We also hung out at the casino every evening. In addition to dancing, clubs, and the casino, we also went to several shows and did some island excursions. Our favorite show was The Quest...an interactive (adult only) game. We snorkeled while in Dominica, which is a volcanic island quite similar to Hawaii. We partied it up until 2:00am every night...go us!

Here is my handsome husband getting ready for dinner

Our cruise ship - Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas