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A huge sigh of relief!

Well all last week I studied and studied for the FTCE General Knowledge Math test and I PASSED!!  I was so stressed over this test I am so relieved to have it done!  The next day I sat down and filled out my online application for the county school district and today I did my resume and requested all of my transcripts.  And let me tell you, when you have been to many, many colleges it takes a lot of time and money to request all of those!

Today was Mother’s day.  I woke up to a very sweet email from my husband, which he never usually does.  A “menu” from my girls with breakfast options.  They were a bit lacking so instead we went out to Panera and shopping at Lowes.  We love going to Lowes to look at all the lawn and garden stuff.  We got two new flowers to plant and the cutest bench for the girls to use. I was wanting to put something by the front door but there is not enough room for a small table and chairs and today we walked in and BAM, super cute bench!  So we went home and planted flowers, cleaned out the garage, and back porch and relaxed with a movie afterwords.

We have 8 days until daddy gets home!  We (I mean ME) have a busy week of dance recital pictures, Kaitlyn is playing piano in the school talent show, and lots of cleaning and getting the house ready.  It has been a bit neglected the last few months.  I am also child swapping on Wednesday and Thursday so my friend and I can run errands to prepare before the guys get back!  So time to relax for the rest of my Mother’s day and back to the gym and heavy-duty (late) spring cleaning tomorrow!


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Busy weekend

My weekend started dinner on Friday night with a friend! Since my 11 year anniversary was the next day my friend took me out to Olive Garden! It was  great dinner then we did a little browsing at Charming Charlies!

Then Saturday Kaitlyn and I went to do a 5K with Girls on the run! She did a great job and it was a big accomplishment for her!


This is the New Berlin Elementary Girls on the run team and Champ the mascot showed up to support the girl We were all sweating, I can only imagine how hot he or she was!


Me and my mini-me waiting for the race to start!




Right after the race we went home to pick up the rest of our family and head to the beach to meet a whole big group of friends! Grandpa buried Abby and we turned her into a mermaid!



Then Sunday, after cleaning and laundry we played outside with neighbors who brought out their slip n’ slide!




And I just had to add a garden update! I picked these last night!


My bell peppers and Jalapeno’s are getting big! I also have cucumbers coming in but forgot to take a picture! I need to do something about the cucumber plants though, they are overtaking the whole garden! I over planted becuase I assumed some of the plants would not make it since there is no soil back there, just sand. I was wrong, not a single plant has died yet!  So I am going to need to learn how to can vegetables because we are going to have a ton!



This is how I ended my weekend; fighting for a spot in my own bed! These two are snoring, bed hogs!



This is my final week at Ridgeview!  After today I will only have two more days!  I am sad but excited at the same time! I am ready to do this full-time, but also get paid for doing it!  I have had such a great experience here and am very thankful to Mrs. Mullen and all of the students that I have had the pleasure of working with! Wednesday will be a sad day for sure.

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End to spring break

Here is a recap of our spring break, many photos included!

The first day of spring break we finished our fire pit and also I planted a pretty extensive garden! I love fresh veggies and also not having to buy them at the store at outrageous prices! Here is the fire pit, not fancy, but it is big and will do the job well!


We had many St. Patrick’s day parties the past weekend. The ship that the hubs is on is the USS The Sullivans, named after 3 brothers who were Irish, so this holiday was a big deal for the ‘ship family’. The girls had lots of fun and I made green cookies for each of the two parties!


My poor Lola was spayed on Monday. She was so mad at me that she wouldn’t even look at me when I picked her up later that day. But she is back to normal now and still hyper!


Emma tried to make her feel better with a hug.


Girls night out dinner. Just me taking a picture to show how I joined the colored jeans fad. I do love purple!


Wednesday we went to Fernandina Beach and visited Fort Clinch and went to the beach.  Our trip was cut a bit short because it was starting to rain, but it was fun for a few hours!






Thursday we met up with friends at the zoo and visited the newly opened butterfly garden. The girls loved it and it was so neat, they had ‘fairy’ houses everywhere. No butterflies landed on them, so they were a bit sad about that.


Friday I took my oldest daughter to go see the Hunger Games, it was really good!  Then I took the younger two on a date to Tutti Fruitti, a yogurt shop, they loved it and it was pretty tasty as well!


Picture of the garden this morning, looking good after a little rain last night!  I have a ton of cucumber and tomato plants, I might need to learn how to can vegetables!


So far today has been me doing homework and laundry. But now all that is done we might just spend the rest of the day at home, watching movies. We have been on the go all week, had fun, but now I need to relax before we are back at school on Monday!

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