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Prom 2015

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The grandparents were up from Texas for the weekend and got to see Austin off to Prom.

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He had a track meet in Hilliard and his race was last. He ran at 4:45 and had to be back Wo-town showered and dressed for pictures by 5:30.

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It was crazy and I was all wet from watching his meet in the pouring rain so I am not in any pictures!

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He made it on time and looked great

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Because it was raining we had to do pictures indoors which was kind of a bummer

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I tried to get a shot of these boys but of course they had to be silly

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Everyone looked so good.

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It’s so hard to wrap my brain around how fast time goes by.

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A week and half left of school. Eva only has three more days. Ready to get this summer started!

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Hannah - Is it weird that at 43 I am still in love with prom dresses? You could put sparkles on poop and I’d think it was cool. Mama has some glitter issues :)

Boys kill me. Can you imagine running in the rain and then being dressed to kill in a matter of minutes? They just have no idea how good they have it. He looked so handsome.

It was clean

for a few minutes

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Saturday we hosted the JV and Varsity lacrosse teams and their parents

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And I thought I would grab some pics to remember what it looks like clean:)

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This table now has laundry on it….again

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6 people go through a lot of clothes!

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We hung up some of the pictures we had taken in California by Tara Whitney

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I have had those wire string things forever and never put them up- they are from Ikea

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Most of the party was outside on the porch and by the firepit

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The kitchen island was lined with crockpots- we made a big taco bar, so easy and yummy!

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The porch is supposed to get screens soon- can’t wait for that

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We are counting down the days until summer around here. Can’t wait!

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Adrienne - Share- what is the grey color??

elisa - Oh man I will try to remember. It’s two colors of gray and they are both by Sherwin Williams. I find out and post about it soon.

Hannah - I looks awesome! I love screened in porches. I wish we had added on here. I am SO SO SO ready for school to be over. Sophia gets done a week from tomorrow!!!! Can you tell I am happy about that? Even only being responsible for homeschool 3 days a week is just a lot. The other two days I have to stay in town so I never get time to just clean or grocery shop. I don’t know when Dmitry gets done. He started later and has lost a couple of weeks because I let him work for a friend who has a landscaping business…only he has been working around the clock so no school. He was ahead in most of his classes, but I have to check his attendance and see how many days he has left :( I made him tell his boss that he has to finish school. He supposed to quit soon. That was a long random rant….typical huh?

The busy season

I love Spring so much but it is so busy

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We have sports every single night and most nights are doubled up with two or three different kids.

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I can’t wait until summer and a slower pace

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Just a couple more weeks

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I have cute yard boys

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Even if he takes lots of breaks and makes Eva mad by getting on her swing

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We forgive him

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This dog likes to dig up plants and eat them. We don’t like that

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It’s a hula hoop

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It’s a frisbee

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This dog tries to eat everything, including hair

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She’s a stinker

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I have watched a lot of track

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Austin getting a pre-run pep talk

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Another PR- but it was hard

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He walked home after the invitational and went for a run. Weirdo.

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She and I just played

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I have also watched a lot of lax

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I am sorta ready to not attend another game for a bit.

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And just have slow easy nights.

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saying hi to visitors in the yard.

Hannah - I have two weeks of school left. I am SO counting the hours down…it’s not even funny. Plus we have all kinds of celebrations this month. It’s nuts. But May is still my favorite month ever. It’s just so awesome out.

Susan - We can’t wait to take over the sports watching. Will be there soon!!

Six

And just like that, she turned six

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She asked for a sandbox for her birthday so her Daddy built her a really cool one.

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It now takes two hands to show how old she is.

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She’s pretty happy about that

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She doesn’t like for me to take her picture anymore, she’s over it.

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So I kinda take what I can get

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Our weather has been kinda gross too so we grabbed a non-raining moment and ran outside

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It’s been windy and crazy, I miss the sunshine and warmth!

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Time for some yoga moves

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We broke some rules- neither one are supposed to be on the counter….

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But sometimes that’s ok- like on your last day of being five.

Hannah - These are great! She was awfully cute on her last day of being five! My kids are totally over the camera, I think that’s why I don’t find it as fun anymore. Although, the yellow flowers are blooming and I keep thinking of Sophia’s yellow flower session…so maybe it’s coming back :)

Susan - Great photos! Can’t wait to see everyone in person.

Sarah - Happy 6!!! Crazy how time flies! How did Huds do with boot camp? His tail hair is much longer than his sisters! When are you coming through this way to visit?

Kate - Adorable! You have such a knack for capturing perfect moments.