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I can’t remember the last time I did an iphone dump so here we go

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These are in no particular order

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Just a mix of this and that over the past few months. Cole and Soph made apple rings.

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Like that time Blake and I hung out with Peter.

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That Hud- big heart eyes for that dog.

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That beach is Mexico. Seriously- if you haven’t been you have to go.

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I upload my insta pics and print them 2×3 like this for Project life.

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Headed to Florida with a stop in Nashville. A new pup, that stayed behind with Austin’s girlfriends parents who took amazing care of him. When we came back he was potty trained and no longer chewed on hands! He also would sit for treats.

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So recently I started rereading my blog. I started from the beginning. I am now to Chapel Hill. SO bittersweet seeing my kids so young. And Chapel Hill…. I really did love it there. The timing was just wrong. Very fortunate we made the choice to move back here as most likely Andy would have lost his job when the company he worked for was taken over. It all works out the way it is supposed to. Still hoping someday tho….



Hudson’s parents live on a farm in Indiana. They are true farm dogs. They live outside or in the barn and pretty much do what they want. Like reproduce. 🙂


Hudson was part of their 2nd litter and this little dude was from their 4th.


The kids have been begging for another Golden so Hud would have someone to play with. Shiloh and Zoey are both 11 years old. And have no interest in playing. Just sleeping.


SO when we found out that they had puppies again we went back and forth on it.


Back and forth and back and forth. Chatting with the owner. Finally Andy said, “I’m pushing send” on a text that said we would take him.


Hudson has the best personality of any dog we have had. So we thought it would make sense to get his sibling. Of course so far they are total opposites but have been playing non-stop since he came home a few weeks ago.


Lots more pics to come- love how he is checking out the garden we just got planted. He’s such a fun little guy!

Chicken and Asparagus Pasta


Made this pasta dish for dinner and it was so good!

Chicken and Asparagus Pasta

1 12 oz box Bow Tie pasta
2 cups chicken, cubed
1 bunch asparagus ends trimmed and cut into 4
½ cup chicken broth
½ cup reserved pasta water
1 TB olive oil
2 heaping TB minced garlic
¼ tsp. onion powder
¼ tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. dried oregano
red pepper flakes pinch of
4 oz cream cheese
⅓ cup half n half
½ cup shredded parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and saute your chicken for approximately 15 minutes.
Cook pasta according to directions on the package. In the last 5 minutes of cooking, add the asparagus to the water. Drain and set aside while reserving a cup of the pasta water.
Once chicken is cooked add minced garlic, onion powder, garlic powder, basil, oregano and red pepper flakes to the skillet. Saute for 5 minutes.
To your skillet combine the broth, half & half, cream cheese and half of your parmesan.
Add pasta and asparagus to your skillet and stir until well combined. If pasta seems too dry, add reserved cooking water a little bit at a time. Stir over med heat until desired consistency. Add salt, pepper and extra Parmesan to taste

Hannah - This looks crazy good. I’m mildly obsessed with asparagus right now…and pasta all the time.

And just like that

She’s eight.


Susan/Gramma - It is amazing how fast these 8 years have gone by. We love this girl so much. (And what cool big brothers she has!)

Hannah - She is so pretty. I can’t get over her being such a big girl. I know it sounds ignorant but is never fails to shock me at how quickly time goes by.

California Part 2

San Diego was our next stop


Coronado is so pretty


Someone knows how to build a sandcastle


Blake wasn’t feeling too hot so we kept it low key.


These houses right on the water amaze me. I can’t even imagine. Meaning I would be way to scared of a big wave…


Next stop was La Jolla to see Children’s pool


The babies were soooo cute.

The next day we went to Old town San Diego. This by far was my fave part.


Cool little humming birds everywhere


and lots of pretty flowers and plants


Blake found a girlfriend


Love this


After that we went for a hike. Blake did not want to go but we forced him 🙂


Thanks for the great memories California!

Elizabeth - Wow!!! What great pics and what an adventure.