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2 degrees

That’s what it was when I woke up this morning. It is now 6 degrees.

I do not want to leave my house.

It’s that time of year I start dreaming of warmer lands.

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And my fave place

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And look- I found a house for sale. ๐Ÿ™‚

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This house is PERFECT

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dream home for sure!!

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Weather forecast for Watersound is 61 degrees today. And sunny

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A little bit different than 6

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I sent it to Andy- you know just in case he wants to quit his job and live at the beach

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I’m still waiting for his answer

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This would be an ideal photography studio!!

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In case you want to buy it for me you can find it here.

Jenny - I freaking love this house–beautiful!

Susan - Guess I should have bought that winning lotto ticket, huh?

Hannah - Dude. That house!!! I could live there…it’d be hard…but I’d suffer through ๐Ÿ˜‰

Tiffany - Yep…I’m in, let’s buy it! We can live at the beach with the kids and the guys can visit on weekends!

Adios 2015

This year flew by. I mean I just don’t get how fast it went.

And I was a bad blogger.

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I have so many pics that didn’t make it to the blog. Like this session with Austin and his girlfriend Taylor

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It’s hard to get Austin in front of the camera so I had to get his gf to help

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They weren’t terribly excited about the whole ordeal but I think in the end they were happy I forced them to do it

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And now it is New Years Eve

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I am planning another 365, and taking the biz up a notch

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I have spent the last few months stressed out about college for Austin and torn about the idea of him moving far away. It just seems so surreal that we are already at this point. Really taking in his last year at home.

I am ready for the new year, and we will be spending it at home in front of the fire like we do every year. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Happy New Years Everyone!!

Susan - Well, nice to see the kids – they look great – and the scooter does too. ๐Ÿ™‚

Hannah - I was a bad blogger too…even though mine is private, the kids ask me all the time to update it. They like reading it…and that’s who I’m doing it for so I spent a good chunk of time over the weekend putting up some posts. I thought I had really made some headway, until I realized how far behind i was ๐Ÿ™

At least we are still trying right? That’s more than a lot can say.

I love the couple shoot, and I’m sure they do too…now ๐Ÿ™‚

Hannah - PS: I’ve shot every day…but only uploaded the first day. I’m just setting a monthly goal for now…not all 365.

Paris

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After London we hopped the train and went to Paris.

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Paris was gritty and crowded

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But very beautiful

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We found a car for Blake- one that looks like it might float

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We ate lots of food

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and picked up a few gifts for the kiddos

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And of course saw the sights. (iphone pic)

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The weather was perfect

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And the buildings were amazing

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There were cheap trinkets everywhere

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No idea what this was about

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The tower and these houseboats….

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Since Andy was there for work we had to go check out the A&F store. There was a line

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It was a crazy cool store

The tower at night was super cool too ๐Ÿ™‚

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We took a boat ride and it was perfect

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These house boats are so cool

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And that pretty much wraps up our trip to Paris. Our flight leaving was delayed 7 hours so we spent the entire day int he airport and then flew to Toronto where we of course missed our connecting flight so we had to spend the night. It took forever to get home and after a week being gone I was ready to see my kiddos and pups!

Hannah - I’m finally coming up for a little air…till I start on the next wedding. I posted a few things on the blog..it’s bothering me because I’m forgetting details. It makes me feel better that you are behind too ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve always wanted to see the tower…but Paris has never had much draw for me. London seems more my speed. However, your pictures make me want to go see it. And those houseboats!! They are super cool. So sleek. I love them.

London

Back in October Andy had a work trip to London and Paris and I decided to tag along. I think I wrote about how I was going but I never posted the pics.

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Because he was working I was on my own while we were in London so I wandered around the parks

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I was really thinking that I wouldn’t like London very much but I loved it

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I felt totally safe wandering around on my own.

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It was so pretty

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Seriously, Fall in London. It was the first time I had ever wandered around in a different country by myself.

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I highly recommend it.

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Andy kept texting me “join us for afternoon tea”

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I kept saying “no- I’m good!”

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We hooked up with one of Andy’s friends from High School. That was very cool

(iphone snaps)

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And then I handed him my camera…

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He now lives in London (former Texan) and showed us all around

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He took a few pics of us ๐Ÿ™‚ I think the only ones I make an appearance in. SO very grateful for these.

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London was so awesome during the day but even better at night

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So very clean.

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This night was probably my fave night of the trip

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Need some WiFi?

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Such a cool place

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Paris pics next!

Hannah - Seriously. These are beautiful. I can’t imagine strolling around London by myself. That sounds really awesome. Just to stroll and absorb everything…So cool.

Looking fir a tree

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We managed to get all 4 kids to head out to the tree farm

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Starting with iPhone pics

These boys ๐Ÿ™‚

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This pic cracks me up

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So happy to have both older boys with us

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Moving on to big camera pics

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We go to the same farm every year.

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This year was super cold but the kids were troopers

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It was a little muddy but the bus zoomed right along

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This kid has changed so much in the last couple of years

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So has this one

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This one is still my little dude though

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We picked a tree pretty quick

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Austin has been through a lot of iPhones lately. His new 6 was stolen at school so he started using an old 5 that we had and he dropped it and it shattered. It is now taped together so it won’t cut him when he slides his finger on it.

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The twins

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And off we go with the new tree

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And then it was off to dinner.

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A successful day!

Hannah - I’d say that is a pretty awesome day! I’m glad you are still blogging. I’m so far behind ๐Ÿ™ I hate busy season.