Wednesday, August 29

Sunflower Pictures

A few weeks ago, I finally got the kids out to the sunflowers to get a few pics! I wanted pics, but I was not looking forward to the heat, the kids complaining, or fighting the crowds!! We made one attempt on a Sunday morning.. that was a FAIL! I managed to get TWO pics out of the entire 10 min we were there. I decided to try sunset later in the week. SUCCESS!!! Photogs are not kidding when they call sunset the “magic hour”! It was perfect!! There were a few people there, but not too many. We were able to run around and I just snapped away while they played! I’m not professional and really don’t know all the ins and outs of my camera, but I think they turned out pretty good!! :)

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These were after school one day! I just had to throw them in b/c I just love them!! :)

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I absolutely LOVE this picture!!! SOOO sweet!!!

Tuesday, August 28

Happy Birthday, Aunt Lyns!

Last Friday was our sweet Aunt Lynsey’s 25th birthday!! The kiddos sent her the sweetest video of them singing he “Happy Birthday”. On Saturday, Chris and I headed downtown to celebrate with her. Her friends had planned a big party on a rooftop downtown. It was GORGEOUS!!! The weather was perfect and the views were spectacular! We had such a great time at the party!!

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C and I ready for a NIGHT OUT!

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After celebrating on the rooftop for a few hours, we all headed right across the street to one of my favorite places in Memphis… Raifords!!! I LOVE RAIFORDS!! We had a BLAST! We saw a lot of people that we hadn’t seen in a long time and were out till about 2am!

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My dear, sweet brother yelling at me for taking pictures! haha!! (this is a common scene every time we go out!!)

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I have a lot of phone pics too, but I’ll have to post those later.

We had SO much fun celebrating Lynsey’s birthday!! And don’t worry.. We were both feeling it the next day!! SHE may be 25, but I surely am NOT! ha! ;)

Sunday, August 19

Back To School!!

These past two weeks have flown by!! I can’t believe that August is almost over. I swear it just started and then I blinked and it’s almost gone!! Getting back into the swing of school has kept us extremely busy. LK started two weeks ago. She is SO excited about 3rd grade!

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She is SOOO grown up!!!

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Dropping Sister off!

The boys started this week, but only for a few hours at a time. I had a parent meeting on Monday morning, then on Tuesday they each went for 30 min to “meet the teacher”. They attended half days on Thursday and Friday. We (ME!) are very anxious to start going regular times this week! :)

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His first half day! He really enjoyed his new teachers and classmates!

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Gray went right in and started playing!! Both boys had a really great few days!

We also started cheer this week. We had camp a few weeks ago, but practice couldn’t start until school started. Now, we’re back in full swing! Games start soon!! :)

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This year all the team names changed, so we are now the Patriots!

I managed to snap a few pics with my camera…

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My sweet little man is growing up!

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Sweet Brothers!!

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Of course, a new school year calls for new backpacks, lunch boxes, and lunch gear! We hit up PBO for LK’s and E’s bags, and Happi Store for Gray’s Steven Joseph tote. I ordered new bento boxes, along with labels and name tags from inchbug. Love it all!!

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LOVE bath time!!!

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Little helper!

We made an attempt this morning to get a few pics in front of the sunflowers. It lasted 10 minutes! ha! I’m going to make another attempt one evening this week at sunset. I think we’ll have MUCH better participation! ;) I managed to get two though.. yes, TWO!

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Attempt #2 to follow… ha!

Chris and I have managed to have 2 dates nights the past two weekends!! That NEVER happens! Last weekend we went out to eat at Jim’s Place and then did a little shopping in Collierville. This weekend, we met up with my grandparents at the casinos and enjoyed a delicious dinner at the steakhouse!! We also played a few tables and had a great time! It’s nice to get away from the kids every now and then!

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Well, hopefully the weather will stay AMAZING this week. It’s been in the 80’s all weekend! Completely unheard of in Memphis in August!!