Monday, November 25

Patriots Cheer Off

The girls did GREAT to Cheer Off this year!!! We knew they would! They had practiced SO hard!! We were all so excited!

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Pretty girl!

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I was still sick with my nasty virus, so Daddy took her early and Ms. Angie helped get her all ready.

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Patriots Squad 2013

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Pep Cheer before they take the mats!

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They hit ALL their stunts and did fantastic!!

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Look at my girl! PROUD MAMA!!!

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GO PATRIOTS!!!!!

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Sweet brother with flowers for his sister

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They did amazing! They won Best Sideline, Best Stunts, Most Original, Most Spirit, and Overall CHAMPS!!!! SOO PROUD!!

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I am proud of my girl and all her teammates! They did wonderful! All that hard work definitely paid off.

Tuesday, November 19

Big Birthdays!

This November brought Big Birthdays in our family! First up was Chris’s big 3-0! He turned 30 on November 1st. We started the celebrations with breakfast at one of our favorite spots, Brother Junipers by UofM. It was delicious!

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I had big plans that night, and Chris didn’t have a clue! We went to dinner at The Local in Midtown. I LOVE their food! Little did Chris know, but I managed to get a hold of all of his close high school buddies and they ALL came in town to meet us and surprise Chris. We literally were finishing up dinner and they all walked in. He was shocked!

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I was so happy for him! What a great birthday surprise!!

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His sister, brother in law, and cousins came too! It was so much fun!!

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The soon-to-be Harding’s and the Donahoe’s

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The Bounds’ and the Lucas’

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Aunt Lyns and Brett & Katie and Brandon

We had so much fun!!! It was great to see everyone all together again.

Next up was my brother’s 30th on November 15th. We went out to Bartlett that night to have a small family get together.

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Ricky and his Dad had just gotten home from a week long hunting trip in Iowa. Needless to say there were dear hanging in the backyard and Ethan was ecstatic! He came up to me holding dear legs… I couldn’t find the hand sanitizer fast enough!!! Gross!!

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The next night, his girlfriend, Katie, threw him a surprise birthday party at Brookhaven. He had NO clue! We had a lot of fun chatting with everyone, but somehow I only managed to take one picture! oh well! It was a lot of fun though!!

We definitely had a fun November celebrating all of these big days! It was a blast! I can’t believe that we’re all getting so old!!