5 things I’ve learned about Florida

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It’s Monday. At least I think it is. I honestly have no concept of days of the week anymore. I just opened 4 cabinet doors in at attempt to remember where I put our water glasses after staring at the spices for at least 30 seconds, completely confused as to why they were in my water […]

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So we moved to Florida

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I told you I’d check in once we got settled and even though we are anything but, I thought I would update you anyway. What can I say I like you guys more than unpacking boxes. Dad, Finn and I arrived Wednesday evening with 1,200 miles and four states under our belts. We were very fortunate […]

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Moving Day

Hey there. Me again. Back after a brief hiatus with more photos and fewer words. I promise I’ll be back on a regular schedule once we are all moved in but until then I hope you’ll settle for a photo update of the last few days. Friday was spent down in Champaign celebrating with family and […]

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Workout Wednesday

Please excuse my absence this week. I guess being at a company for 5-plus years makes for a pretty busy final week. Speaking of finals, I decided that this last week of work feels a lot like college finals. The springlike weather (let’s not even talk about the snow we had yesterday), finishing up those […]

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Big Announcement

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Ladies and Gentleman, can I please have your attention? I need you to stop what you are doing and listen… OK so this news isn’t horrifying and it doesn’t have anything to do with cannonballs, but it is kind of a big deal. If you know me in real life or just by reading this […]

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Breaking Breck

Hello. Me again. I hope you didn’t forget me due to my short hiatus in posting. Truth is I was on vacation. And while I’m pretty dedicated to this whole blogging thing, I draw the line at vacations. First of all, chances are you aren’t on vacation at the same time as me so you probably […]

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The Girlfriend Games of 2014

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Let me tell ya ’bout my best friends. Even though my phone is probably going to start blowing up immediately once this is published due to the photos included, I’d be remiss if I didn’t give you a little context before I tell you about my best friends. They are pretty awesome. I know everyone […]

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Workout Wednesday: Vacation-style

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It’s workout Wednesday, vacation-style. It seems only fitting to talk about workouts in warmer climates in the midst of yet another winter snowstorm doesn’t it? I thought so too. Now I’m not saying you have to exercise on your vacation. Some people prefer to use it as a recovery period and that’s fine. If you’re […]

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Somewhere Sunny and 75

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Give me a chance to explain before you swell up with hatred for anyone who is or has experienced this image in the last week or so. Last week I was right there with you. Scoffing at good ol’ Joe Nichols singing cheerfully about somewhere sunny and 75 when we were in the midst of […]

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I saw my shadow on Sunday

I’m sure you are too busy watching recaps from last nights Super Bowl to miss a blog post from me this morning but I wanted to check in regardless. And by watching recaps I mean the Bruno Mars halftime show and the Chevy bovine love story. Just stick with that. No one wants to repeat […]

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