The End of a Fun Week

Posted by on Aug 31, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

The End of a Fun Week

Week #35 of 52- August 31st We celebrated Matthew Neal’s 11th birthday a little early before we left.  The boys were thrilled to get to be there for the celebration.! Matthew has a tradition of having a Father/Son Baseball game for his birthday each year and everyone looks forward to it.  This year, the dads beat the boys.  A few shots of the game… Once the party was over, it was time for goodbyes.  Our boys had been dreading this moment.  Goodbyes are always tough.  We had such a blast this past week reliving some of our favorite things about Chicago and seeing some of...

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Cantigny!

Posted by on Aug 30, 2013 in Blog | 4 comments

Cantigny!

Week #35 of 52- August 30th When we mentioned the possibility of this trip to the boys, one of the first things they asked was, “Can we go to Cantigny?”  We made it happen on Friday.  It was a hot and humid day in Chicago but we went anyway.  The Neals met us there and the kiddos had a blast climbing the tanks and running around the grounds.  Once everyone had as much heat as they could handle, we headed to the splash pad in one of the gardens.  It started off as “Try not to get your shirts and shorts wet” but that didn’t last long.  By the time they were...

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Jonamac Orchard

Posted by on Aug 29, 2013 in Blog | 6 comments

Jonamac Orchard

Week #35 of 52- August 29th We could not visit Chicago at the beginning of the fall season festivities and not get some Apple Cider Doughnuts!  So the boys and I headed to Jonamac Orchard (our favorite from our time in Chicago) on Thursday morning with that goal in mind.  We bought a few apples, of course, but the doughnuts were the highlight!  Why, oh why, can’t the South get in on this tradition?!? If you have never had an Apple Cider Doughnut, you need to. Since returning from Chicago, I have taken matters into my own hands. I have a jug of apple cider in the fridge and we...

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Pool Time with the Neals!

Posted by on Aug 28, 2013 in Blog | 2 comments

Pool Time with the Neals!

Week #35 of 52- August 28th We headed to the pool with the Neals on Wednesday evening.  Adam and Kent (aka Mr. Neal) were able to join us as well!  Unfortunately, I didn’t take many photos while we were there.  The big hit of the evening was the diving board as the kids tried to one up each other with silly jumps and dives.  Gotta love all of the...

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The Morton Arboretum

Posted by on Aug 28, 2013 in Blog | 2 comments

The Morton Arboretum

Week #35 of 52- August 28th The boys and I headed to one of our absolute favorite places on Wednesday… The Morton Arboretum!  As we pulled into the parking lot all 4 of us let out an audible sigh.  It felt SO good to be back but at the same time it hurt a little because we have really missed this place.  The Arboretum had a special exhibit called “Big Bugs” for us to explore.  The boys loved the scavenger hunt around the grounds to find all of the wooden creations.  Once we found all of the bugs, we headed to the Children’s garden to relive some of our past! ...

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