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Life Lately {Summer 2016}

I just realized I haven’t really done a Life Lately picture post in quite awhile. Life’s been busy. And that’s very contradictory to how Summer should be, in my opinion. But as the kids get older, the busier life becomes. It’s been hard trying to balance the enormous time commitment that is high school football with making sure the other kids have fun too. 

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So we’ve been doing a lot of this. Swimming, swimming, and more swimming. It’s been so hot around these parts that the pool is pretty much all that anyone wants to do. 

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While waiting for Ty to finish in the weight room at school, Mase has been exploring the playground on campus. We’re really hoping that the other kids get into this amazing school next year and spending time on the really cool playground has helped Mase decide that switching schools won’t be so bad!

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And more swimming. This scene ended about as badly as one would expect. Maia dumped Zoey out of the float from underneath. Zoey screamed. Maia laughed. Zoey punched her in the face. It was a whole thing. 

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We’ve had quite a few sleepovers around here. Mase had one with all his neighborhood friends. Maia had one with all her friends from her old school. Ty had one with some neighborhood friends…although there was zero sleeping involved in that one, more like all night Xbox One tournament play. Our house has been full of kids all summer long. 

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Ty had a physical done for football recently and the doc couldn’t believe how big he is for a 15 year old. He’s 5’10 and 210 lbs. The doc was super impressed with Ty’s Duck Dynasty beard too. Ha! 

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Zoey has picked out her book bag and lunch box for next year. Shopkins and donuts, ha! But in true female fashion, she changed her mind 48 hours later. We’re currently in negotiations. 

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July means the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I love it. I plan for it. I shop it like a drill sergeant. I did put myself on a budget this year though and I was very good. I stuck to my budget and even came in under it. I also bought shoes for the kids too, so not just stuff for myself. Ty got Sperry’s, Mase got leather Converse high tops, Zoey got Sperry’s, Maia got Converse. I also managed to sneak in 2 different Blardigans, a great lace sleeved sweater, and a couple of other things I’d been eyeing up. 

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Cam came down and spent the weekend with us recently. He hasn’t been able to come down in awhile because he had knee surgery last October that ended up with complications and he couldn’t travel. Then once he did recover from knee surgery, he fell and broke his femur which meant surgery and a huge cast and he again couldn’t travel. We’ve up to visit him several times but this is the first time he was able to come here. We went swimming, we went in the hot tub, we made Smores over the fire pit, we watched a movie outside…they had a great time.

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This little dude took a bad fall off his bike this week. He was wearing his helmet, thank goodness, but he really tore up his knee, elbow, and stomach. Poor guy, he’s been hanging out on the couch for the last few days trying to recover. 

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Big Red here locked up a starting position on the football team yesterday! All that hard work has paid off. They announced the starting offense after practice yesterday and Ty is the starting Right Tackle (for those of you who are not up on football positions, he’s playing Michael Oher’s position in the movie The Blind Side lol). Starting defense will be announced soon and he’s still in the running for the Middle Linebacker position. So fingers crossed. I can’t tell you how much it’s meant to me, as a mom, to see him thrive and flourish in this school. Best decision we ever made was taking a chance on this charter school lottery. 

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And there’s been a lot of this. Sitting in the heat waiting for football to be over. I’ve read a lot of books, sweated off about 7 lbs, and shopped on my phone way too much. But I did almost all our school supply shopping on Target’s app so holla! Matt took pity on me and bought me a rechargeable battery operated mini fan for the car. Now that’s love folks. Haha!

That’s pretty much been our summer so far. Hope yours has been as much fun!

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Life Lately {Summer 2016}

I just realized I haven’t really done a Life Lately picture post in quite awhile. Life’s been busy. And that’s very contradictory to how Summer should be, in my opinion. But as the kids get older, the busier life becomes. It’s been hard trying to balance the enormous time commitment that is high school football with making sure the other kids have fun too. 

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So we’ve been doing a lot of this. Swimming, swimming, and more swimming. It’s been so hot around these parts that the pool is pretty much all that anyone wants to do. 

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While waiting for Ty to finish in the weight room at school, Mase has been exploring the playground on campus. We’re really hoping that the other kids get into this amazing school next year and spending time on the really cool playground has helped Mase decide that switching schools won’t be so bad!

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And more swimming. This scene ended about as badly as one would expect. Maia dumped Zoey out of the float from underneath. Zoey screamed. Maia laughed. Zoey punched her in the face. It was a whole thing. 

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We’ve had quite a few sleepovers around here. Mase had one with all his neighborhood friends. Maia had one with all her friends from her old school. Ty had one with some neighborhood friends…although there was zero sleeping involved in that one, more like all night Xbox One tournament play. Our house has been full of kids all summer long. 

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Ty had a physical done for football recently and the doc couldn’t believe how big he is for a 15 year old. He’s 5’10 and 210 lbs. The doc was super impressed with Ty’s Duck Dynasty beard too. Ha! 

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Zoey has picked out her book bag and lunch box for next year. Shopkins and donuts, ha! But in true female fashion, she changed her mind 48 hours later. We’re currently in negotiations. 

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July means the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I love it. I plan for it. I shop it like a drill sergeant. I did put myself on a budget this year though and I was very good. I stuck to my budget and even came in under it. I also bought shoes for the kids too, so not just stuff for myself. Ty got Sperry’s, Mase got leather Converse high tops, Zoey got Sperry’s, Maia got Converse. I also managed to sneak in 2 different Blardigans, a great lace sleeved sweater, and a couple of other things I’d been eyeing up. 

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Cam came down and spent the weekend with us recently. He hasn’t been able to come down in awhile because he had knee surgery last October that ended up with complications and he couldn’t travel. Then once he did recover from knee surgery, he fell and broke his femur which meant surgery and a huge cast and he again couldn’t travel. We’ve up to visit him several times but this is the first time he was able to come here. We went swimming, we went in the hot tub, we made Smores over the fire pit, we watched a movie outside…they had a great time.

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This little dude took a bad fall off his bike this week. He was wearing his helmet, thank goodness, but he really tore up his knee, elbow, and stomach. Poor guy, he’s been hanging out on the couch for the last few days trying to recover. 

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Big Red here locked up a starting position on the football team yesterday! All that hard work has paid off. They announced the starting offense after practice yesterday and Ty is the starting Right Tackle (for those of you who are not up on football positions, he’s playing Michael Oher’s position in the movie The Blind Side lol). Starting defense will be announced soon and he’s still in the running for the Middle Linebacker position. So fingers crossed. I can’t tell you how much it’s meant to me, as a mom, to see him thrive and flourish in this school. Best decision we ever made was taking a chance on this charter school lottery. 

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And there’s been a lot of this. Sitting in the heat waiting for football to be over. I’ve read a lot of books, sweated off about 7 lbs, and shopped on my phone way too much. But I did almost all our school supply shopping on Target’s app so holla! Matt took pity on me and bought me a rechargeable battery operated mini fan for the car. Now that’s love folks. Haha!

That’s pretty much been our summer so far. Hope yours has been as much fun!

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