Jack's Birthday Party Recap

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What a day, what a day it was.  All the planning really came together and the day couldn't have been better.
Really it just doesn't get better than that.  I am so thankful for all of the help we had and for all of our friends and family who joined us to Celebrate Jack turning 2.
Since we are moving that was going to be our last big party in our house so we went all out and I think everyone had a great time.
We had a frozen cokes to help cool them down a Mickey Mouse Bounce House, a water slide, a mini pool and the play set for the kids to have fun doing.  For the adults we had lots of drinks including a Margarita Machine and   For food we did a custom menu that Evan and Uncle Will cooked to order.  All Mickey themed mini hot dogs and sliders.  We had sides such as Chips and Dale, Two-doodles Noodles and Minnie Carrots.  For dessert we had Clairabell Cow Moo Muffins, Bumpy Cake and individual cups of ice cream.  
I ended up doing all of the decorations which I had so much fun making.  The cooks had custom shirts and Jack had a special birthday shirt too.
I still can't believe Jack is already 2.  This past year has really went by fast.

Thanks again Dana for taking all the pictures.































Summer time fun

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Summer time is full of fun and enjoying the sun.  Here's what we've been up to lately.

Playing in the front yard and listening to mom tell us 100 times not to go past the sidewalk.  

Evening walks to feed the ducks.  

Playing in our yard with the blow up pool for 10 mins while mom tries to get some sun then asking her to get in over and over until she finally does.  

Strolling lunches outside because eating while walking is much more fun.  

Afternoon naps on the living room floor in opposite sleeping bags.  

Learning about the states while we eat dinner.  

Packing up the wagon to head to the subdivision pool.  

Managing Time

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Seriously I feel like I am the only person who doesn't have enough time for anything.  I am really struggling lately trying to fit in everything that really needs to be done.  I am always behind on laundry.  I spend hours everyday cleaning just to keep the house at a normal state.
I haven't had time for any of the fun things I enjoy doing like blogging and crafting.
I look at instagram and it is like everyone else has a clean house and is enjoying a care free life.  Then I look around and I feel like my house is in shambles, the kids are crazy and I am running in circles never finishing a project.
Please someone else tell me they struggle with this too?  I am sure I am just spread a little thin with the move coming up and everything that is in the works right now.
My short term goal is to just try to manage my time a little better.  Set small tasks that really need to get done for the day and try to fit in some down time.
Anyone else struggle with this?  Any tips or suggestions would be great.


Jack is 2!!!

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Little man Jack turns 2 today!  Crazy crazy.  He is such a love and has really grown this past year.
He is a smart little guy.  He can recognize all of his letters, can count to 10 and is starting to put multiple words together.  He loves learning and really enjoys puzzles.
Right now his favorite things include Mickey Mouse and the Minions.  We are having a big party for him on Saturday.  Mickey Mouse themed with a bounce house and lots of fun.
Jack is a cuddle bug and loves to be held.  He also loves his belly and head rubbed.  He will actually move your hand to the spot he wants rubbed.
Favorite foods right now include Macaroni and Cheese, green beans, cucumbers and banana's.  He is also really starting to like cereal and since trying M&M's for the first time 2 weeks ago he asks for them everyday.  He calls them sprinkles.
This age has been by far my favorite.  He is a fun little guy and I am loving every minute of him growing up.
Now I am going to post a bunch of adorable pictures of him.  Love you Jack!
















The house is SOLD

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I forgot to post this but our house sold.
The sign went up on Friday and we had an offer that day.  We ended up finishing the showings for the weekend and asked for final and best offers Tuesday at noon.
I feel relieved and excited and ready to move on.
The movers are scheduled to come the second week of August and we head out when they are completed.
It has been a really busy month.
That's if for now.  I know it is just a quick update but I will be doing another post on Thursday for Jack's birthday.  I also have to share all of the fun decorations I've been working on.


And We are Ready to Sell

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Ready to go.  Our current house is cleaned, inspected and ready to go.  Hopefully it sells fast and someone else gets to enjoy it as much as we have for the past 2 years.
It will be sad to say Good Bye but new adventures await.








Movin on up

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We are moving!  If you follow me on Instagram you saw the news last week but I still wanted to update the blog for those of you don't have Instagram.
It all happened really fast and it has been a whirl wind for the past 3 weeks.
Mike was promoted and I am so happy for him and our family.  He works hard and this is a well deserved promotion.  This new promotion is going to be taking us to Minnesota.  He will now be the President for the Western Minnesota Sysco.  It is a big promotion and this is going to be a good challenge for him.
We always knew that eventually we would have to move with the way things were going with his career but we didn't count on it being so soon.  Either way we are ready as a family and excited to take on the next adventure in our lives.
So Mike accepted the job on a Thursday and the next week we flew there to spend a couple of days to check out the area.  We had no intentions of looking at houses but through all of our research we knew the area we wanted to be in.  We called our realtor and told him we were in town so we met with him late that night and he set up some showings the next morning.
We saw 6 houses in 2 hours, went out to lunch to talk about it and decided to put in an offer on one of them.
It is exactly what I was hoping we would find.  It is a great size for our family.  Lots of space and a great yard.  Most importantly it is in a great neighborhood that is really family friendly and the location to all of the things I need to go to is within just a few miles, Target for example.  Ha.
I am especially excited because Mike suggested we hire an interior designer to help us get everything in order.  I would like to paint most of the interior and also we need to get new furniture for the main living area.  I have never had the opportunity to do something like this so I am looking forward to having some professional help and be able to make the space even a better fit for us.
This week I am working on getting our current house ready to be put on the market.  Hopefully that will be a fast process.
Lots and lots of really exciting things are happening for our family.  I will be sure to keep you all updated on our process.
Get ready for the Pilkington's Minnesota... Here We Come!!!





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